Beach Wedding

How to plan the perfect beach wedding
With the good weather in our country, civil weddings that take place on the beach are very common. These intimate ceremonies are loved by the couple and their guests, but they need some legal procedures and the help of a professional to organize them, so that nothing fails and everything goes well in the ceremony. I leave here some of the procedures that we should take into consideration, for the organization of a successful beach wedding. 1 – Dress appropriately Forget about wearing a long dress. in the ceremony. A ball gown will be a good option for a ballroom, where “You can make it down the aisle in a full dress and long train,” notes Paulette Davis of Bahamas Wedding Planner, without any problem. However, ” walking on the beach and taking pictures in a long dress will certainly not be easy.
If a long dress is part of your options for the ceremony, make sure that with your chosen model you can move around easily. ” Think light. “Dresses with lace trim can be difficult because they collect debris from the beach,” says Kate Bentley of Happily Ever After Wedding Planning & Design in Key West, Florida. “Instead, choose a lightweight fabric like chiffon or charmeuse to make your dress flow with the ocean breeze.” Nix.
The Veil

“When getting married away from home, think twice before wearing a long veil,” warns Stacy Mulcare of Ceremonies of St. John. “If it’s too windy, it will be a nightmare for you and the photographer.”
Instead, accessorize your hairstyle with fresh flowers Consider an updo. “Think about the elements when deciding on a hairstyle,” says Beth Helmstetter of Beth Helmstetter Events in Los Angeles. “A tried and tested updo will keep you looking flawless all night long.” Larissa Banting of Costa Rica Weddings suggests having an essay at your location.
If leaving hair loose is the only option, Helmstetter recommends investing in the services of a professional, who can do small touch-ups throughout the day. Forget about heels
Sand and high heels simply do not go together. “Wear shallow-soled sandals, espadrilles or wedges – shoes that don’t sink into the sand,” says Banting.
Hem the dress with or without shoes, depending on which option you choose. ”
Remember that the sand can get very hot. Have a runner made of fabric or thick flower petals to help keep your feet cool.

vite tan lines “Be very careful about sunburn and unwanted tan lines,” advises Somchit Srimoon of Thailand Weddings. ” Apply waterproof sunscreen constantly, especially while swimming.” Adds Tara Soloway of Luxe Destination Weddings, “This goes for the bride, bridesmaids, and mothers of the bride and groom. Everyone knows what they are wearing ahead of time, so there is no excuse for everyone participating in the ceremony not to plan their protection for the duration of the event. ” Let your people go casual “While many brides imagine their groom in a tuxedo, black wool is forbidden in tropical climates,” says Helmstetter. Allister Simmons of Bridal Suite Bermuda Weddings adds, “We save the ‘penguin suits’ for our beautiful chapels and churches. Light cotton pants or even shorts are great options for the beach.
At the Ceremony Stay natural
A beautiful ocean backdrop doesn’t have to be overdressed. Instead, highlight the natural beauty of the setting. “A beach wedding can be about shells and starfish, but it can also draw inspiration from the harmonious color palette of sand, dunes, rocks and water,” says Karen Bussen of Simple Stunning in New York. “The decoration should be simple; avoid going overboard with gaudy flowers. ”
Add Color
To make your setup really pop, Sasha Souza of Sasha Souza Events suggests, “Choose colors that contrast with the sand and surf rather than blend in, such as corals, greens, and other vibrant hues.”
Go to the site
Celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie recommends hiring local vendors as much as possible.
“Otherwise, you may find your decorative products for the ceremony stuck in customs.” Tracey Kumer-Moore of Your Las Vegas Wedding Concierge adds, “When it comes to food, look for vendors who are thoughtful about local markets and respect the beach environment.”
Get a license
Research the paperwork required to hold your ceremony on the beach, especially if it is public. “Also, ask about noise rules in advance and make sure you follow them,” Kumer-Moore advises.
Ensure privacy
“Beaches get more crowded on holiday weekends, so avoid them unless you want the general public present,” advises Janet Renner of Royal Hawaiian Weddings. And remember, not all beaches are private. “All the beaches in Hawaii for example are public,” reminds Evonne Wong of Events by Evonne in Hawaii. “We are not allowed to install awnings, chairs, or aisle runners. If you want decoration, we suggest renting a beachfront property where you can have a secluded ceremony and still take pictures on the beach.”
Prepare your guests
Make sure your guests know that your event will take place in the sand, says Kelly McWilliams of Weddings by Socialites in Cape Coral, Florida. Mention your plans on the invitation or wedding website and prepare your guests for the sun by including the necessary items in their welcome bags. Celebrity wedding planner Preston Bailey suggests bottles of good quality sunscreen, mineral water, towels and fans to combat the heat.Right time. Photography When dealing with beach wedding photos, lighting is especially important. Barbara Fancsik of Eventful Moments Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, suggests closing the ceremony an hour before sunset. “That way, you’ll still get great action shots in natural light, as well as sunset portraits.”
Set up a shoe station
Don’t let your guests spend the day with sand in their shoes. “Provide a shoe check, where guests can exchange their shoes for slippers and wipe the sand off their feet,” recommends Tara Guerard of Soiree by Tara Guerard. “You can include a bench, towels, and a bucket of water.”
Provides shade
“Shade is his guests’ best friend,” says Soloway. ” Consider creating a canopy to cover the living area; for example, you can purchase some rustic bamboo poles and lay a thin, loose white fabric over the top. ”
Offer refreshments
To keep your guests hydrated during the ceremony, Soloway advises, “Set up a table with ice water, lemonade, or a unique cocktail that guests can enjoy while waiting for the ceremony to begin.”
“Wooden benches, folding chairs and waterproof pouffes are great options because they are heavy enough to withstand the sea breeze,” Guerard says.
Get ready for the wind
A good rule of thumb on the beach: anything that can blow away will do so. If you are using ceremony programs, attach them with shells, tie them to chairs with ribbon, or print them on fans, which perform a dual function. And if you imagine an aisle perfectly lined with petals, McWilliams advises, “Don’t throw them until the last moment, right before the guests arrive.”
Keep the insects away
“Insect repellent is a good idea no matter the season or the location of the beach,” says Srimoon.
Just make sure it is a brand that will not stain your dress.
You’ve spent a lot of time writing your vows and personalizing the ceremony, so make sure your audio doesn’t get lost in the sound of the waves.
“Rent a wireless microphone and speaker for your officiant to use,” suggests Iraida Gonzalez of Belize Weddings.
Ask if your officiant, resort, or DJ can provide this equipment, and do a sound check before the ceremony to ensure there is no unwanted feedback.
Keep the ceremony short
Given factors such as heat and audibility, Mulcare advises limiting the amount of readings and presentations during the ceremony – and making sure that all participants can speak clearly and loudly.
Have a backup plan
Unfortunately, weather has a will of its own, so be prepared with a solid plan B. “To keep the beach party going, have an awning or tent ready,” suggests Cowie. “Or find an indoor space where the whole ceremony can happen without precvalence.”
For the Reception Anchor Decoration
The wind can knock down tall floral arrangements, blow out candles, and cause other elements on the table to fly. “Stay away from glass vases, which can easily break in the sand,” Bussen warns. If tall centerpieces are your dream, Helmstetter recommends that the florist attach them to the table with heavy objects. “She can always cover that mechanics by lining the pots with ti leaves, palms or other natural elements.
” For lighting, “use hurricane-type flashlights or LED candles, which are flameless and long-lasting,” says Bussen.
When protecting cards from windproof places and objects, a little creativity can go a long way. “Tie seahorses to each place card,” Helmstetter suggests, “and decorate your menus and napkins with maracas or coconut shells.” Rent a portable toilet or secure a toilet space in the vicinity of the ceremony
If you get married on a public beach, find out if there are bathrooms. Otherwise, Natalie John of Dreamy Weddings & Tours suggests, ”
Rent a luxury portable toilet for a few hours, especially if there is a lot of drinking during the reception.”
To help you and your guests fight the thermal feeling, Bussen advises, “Pack a basket of comfortable, color-coordinated pashminas to warm women’s shoulders.”
And do you also dream of getting married on the beach?