Getting married on the beach

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Beach wedding

Getting married on the beach:

A Romantic and Unforgettable Day

Getting married on the beach is a popular choice for many couples looking for a romantic and unforgettable experience. Whether you want a small, intimate ceremony or a grand party, a beach wedding has everything you need to have the day of your life. In this article, we discuss the many benefits of having your wedding on the beach, and give you tips and advice to make your special day perfect.

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Finding the perfect location

There are many beautiful beaches where you can celebrate your wedding. It is important to find a venue that suits you and meets all your needs. Consider the following factors when choosing the perfect venue:

  • The distance from your accommodation and transport options
  • The weather on your wedding day
  • The size of your guest list
  • The availability of facilities, such as toilets and parking space
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The party

A beach wedding is a great way to celebrate your special day with family and friends. It is informal and relaxed, allowing guests to feel at ease and enjoy the day. You can choose a party on the beach, with tasty snacks and drinks, or a formal dinner at one of the many beautiful locations along the coast.


Although the weather on the beach can be unpredictable, it is important to remember that this is precisely the charm of a beach wedding. Whether you want a beautiful sunset or a spectacular rainstorm, the beach is a place where anything is possible. It is also important to remember that a little rain on your special day is not necessarily a bad thing, it can actually make it even more romantic!

Girl with Boho wedding dress sitting on the beach

The cost

A beach wedding is often cheaper than a traditional wedding. This is because you often don't have to pay for expensive venues, elaborate decorations or expensive catering. Moreover, you can often take advantage of the beautiful nature around you and the decor does not need to stand out. The beach itself already provides an unforgettable and romantic backdrop for the ceremony and party night.

A beach wedding also tends to be less formal than a traditional wedding. This means you can save on formal attire and the atmosphere is more relaxed and uncomplicated. This makes it the ideal wedding for couples looking for a more relaxed and informal event.

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Wedding ceremony on the beach

A wedding ceremony on the beach is usually short and informal, meaning you have the chance to marry each other in a relaxed and romantic way. For example, you can decide to get married during sunrise or sunset, which offers beautiful views for you and your guests.

Moreover, you can also decide to personalise your wedding ceremony on the beach through songs, poems, stories or other special additions. This will make the wedding a unique and unforgettable moment for you and your guests.

Boho wedding dress beach

Party on the beach

A party at the beach is usually informal and relaxed, which means you can save on formal wear and the atmosphere is more relaxed. For example, you might decide to have a barbecue or a picnic on the beach, which is a fun and uncomplicated way to celebrate the day.

Moreover, you can also decide to book live music, a DJ or other entertainment to entertain your guests during the party. It is important to remember that you should always seek permission from local authorities before organising live music or other entertainment on the beach.

Permits and rules

Before you start planning your beach wedding, it is important to know whether permits are required to hold a wedding ceremony on the beach. In some areas, it is necessary to apply for a permit from the local government. It is important to know and follow the rules and permits to avoid problems.

The wedding photography

A beach wedding offers many beautiful places for stunning wedding photos. Consider the following factors when choosing the perfect location for your wedding photos:

  • The time of day
  • The direction of light
  • The background, such as sand dunes, rocks and palm trees

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About the Author: Justin Manders

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  2. Anastasi 13 December 2021 at 18:55 - Reply

    Nice article, my compliments! Getting married on the beach is truly a fairy tale, I got to experience it up close. It is a beautiful memory that I will never forget. Even if you have little budget for your wedding, this is definitely recommended! Besides that just find a good cheap wedding dress and you're good to go. You can save quite a lot on some things, which you might not expect at first.

    Greetings from Anne.

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