If you’re looking for a beautiful and romantic destination wedding, a beach wedding is the perfect option. And if you want to invite the whole many guests and friends, think about a fun-filled wedding weekend and reunion at an activity-rich resort, lakeside town or beach.
Whatever you decide, beach weddings are often unique, memorable and offer a plethora of options. Here are six steps to make planning yours an official breeze.
Scout out Locations
Choose a place based on your wedding style and call the entire guest in the list unlike a hometown affair. Don’t assume everyone will be able to attend, especially if you’ve chosen a beach that requires a journey for most people. You’ll want to compare facilities and, if you’re marrying on a private beach, look if any permit is required, container laws, and clean-up charges.
Find the venue and start planning accordingly for wedding on beach as soon as possible. Not only you have to reserve your venue, but also fulfilling the marriage and potential permit requirements of the state in which you are to be wed which may take a few months. For example, some public beaches may charge commissions and also ask you the detail explicitly all pieces of equipment you’ll be bringing to the site, as well as all the food and beverages to be served there. Remember that you’ll also need to have a plan in place for cleaning up, which is one part of the wedding process you don’t usually need to think about when you’re holding your affair indoors.
Always have a back-up plan in place for whatever she throws your way. Mother Nature works in mysterious ways so you don’t feel compelled to organize the day on a time schedule; if you need to be on a rain delay for a couple of hours, the rest of the day can still proceed as planned.
Work with the Known
Work with a bridal consultant who specializes in beach weddings or a wedding planner in the area where you’ll be assisted in particular beach’s requirements. Planners also serve as expert eyes for finding and overseeing local vendors.
Guide Your Guests
If you’ve chosen a relatively isolated section of beach, make sure that guests know how to find it and can traverse any rocky areas, boardwalks or grassy dunes. Be sure to place a welcome basket at the front of your ceremony site and goodies that will remind them of the setting like refreshing glasses of lemonade, or cozy beach blankets, for example.
Plan to arrive to your site a couple of hours early to be sure the set-up goes off without a hitch. Stay hydrated and Try to relax. You don’t want to start wilting during the ceremony!