A Guide To Planning The Perfect Beach Wedding

If you have always fantasised about getting married on a beach, then you are in the right place. We have put together a guide to everything you need to know about planning the perfect beach wedding.

Saying your vows while stood on a sandy beach with the sound of crashing waves echoing around you is incredibly romantic. That’s why beach weddings are so popular, the idea of being able to get married on the beach appeals to many couples.

Beach weddings can be amazing, as long as they are well planned, that is. The main problem with outdoor weddings is the weather, if it's bad, the wedding can be a disaster. However, as long as you are organized and have a contingency plan in place, everything will be fine.

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To ensure that your beach wedding goes to plan, have a read of this.

Choose your date carefully

Okay, so this might sound obvious, but you would be surprised at how many brides pick a date in season for their wedding. You see, during the summer, almost every beach is filled with people, so getting married would be a nightmare. There’s nothing romantic about saying your vows on an overly crowded beach, is there?

While it’s important to pick a date when the beach won’t be busy, it’s also important to choose a date when you have the best chance of sun. Unless you can hire a private beach for the day - yes, these do exist, it’s best to opt for a date at the end of spring or start of summer.

Consider a destination wedding

If you want a beach wedding with guaranteed sunshine, consider a destination wedding. Instead of having to worry about the weather, getting married overseas will ensure that the weather is good.

Plus, by organising a destination wedding at a resort or hotel, you might be able to use their private beach for your ceremony. This means that you wouldn’t have to worry about other people interrupting you, as there would be no one else on there.

Think about your decorations

While the beach is a beautiful destination on its own, adding a few decorations will help to make your day more special.

Perhaps you could hire an arch for the ceremony to take place under? Maybe you could decorate the rows of seats with ribbons and flowers? Or, maybe you could have the aisle lined with candles

Just because you are getting married on the beach, that doesn’t mean that you can’t decorate it. The more special you make it look, the more romantic your wedding will be.

Have a contingency plan in place

If the worst should happen and the heavens open on your special day, it’s important to have a contingency plan in place. Of course, the problem with this is that you don’t want to have to pay for a venue that you might not need.

The best way to go about this is to hire a marquee for your reception and have it put up just above the beach. Then if the weather is bad, you could always hold your ceremony in the marquee, instead of on the beach.

Planning a beach wedding is perfect if you love being outdoors, just make sure that you have a contingency plan in place. As long as you are well prepared and know what it is you want, your wedding should be a success.

What beach would you choose to say 'I do' at? Leave your comments below.

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