Tips To Plan a Beach Wedding

Do you love the sounds of gushing foaming water, the gentle cool breeze and the oxygen rich air at beaches? If you do, you are going to enjoy having a beach wedding. The ambiance on beaches is romantic and the atmosphere is fresh. However, organizing a perfect beach wedding can be tricky and very different from arranging a wedding in a park or an indoor location. Keep the below given tips in mind when you plan a beach wedding and have a fabulous celebration.

Choose the right time of the day

As romantic as a beach wedding seems, would you like to wed under the scorching sun on a blazing afternoon? Time of the day is a very important consideration for any outdoor wedding. When you are on a beach, the afternoons get very hot and uncomfortable because the water reflects heat and the moisture in the air absorbs sunlight, making the atmosphere hotter and more uncomfortable. So, always choose early mornings or the sunset hours to arrange a beach wedding. If the wedding is to take place during the cool season, you can be a bit more flexible with the time of the wedding depending on the intensity of the sun.

Your look

Like they say, you can’t eat the cake and have it too! If you want a beach wedding, you have to compromise with the long train of your wedding gown. Look for something bright and short because it fits perfectly with the casual beach ambiance. You might also want to avoid lace because the fabric picks up small pieces of debris from the sand. A smooth satin or crepe dress is good for beach weddings.

And much as it would ache your heart, you will have to forego your high heels as well.  Stylish flats are a great choice for beach weddings. Put in a lot of thought into what you wear. In addition to suiting your body type, you also need to keep the environmental conditions in mind when you make this decision.

As for your hair, opt for an elegant and stylish up-do because you might feel uncomfortable with your hair flying around your face because of the sea breeze. Also make sure that your make up is sweat proof and waterproof.

The theme

By choosing to organize a wedding on a beach, you already have a theme. So, keeping that as the base, you can come up with ideas that optimize on the available ambiance and views. Decorate the venue using fresh yellow and orange flowers, sheer drapes, tents, sea shell swags and other such elements. Arrange a sea food stall as well. If you have a bar at the venue, ask the bartender to come up with a special drink that reflects the freshness and crispness of a seaside location. There are so many things that you can do to retain the beach theme and have a beautiful wedding.


If you plan to get married on a public beach, you might need permits. Make sure that you inform the law enforcement officers in your area and get a formal letter of permit so that you can avoid untoward problems during the ceremony. The other option is to hire a private beach owned by a resort or a hotel.

Finally, make sure that your guests know that the wedding is going to be on the beach because they will want to dress appropriately for the occasion.

So, go out on the beach and have a fun wedding.


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