Getting married on the beach

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A wedding couple stand in the water on the beach at sunset.

Getting married on the beach

A Romantic and Unforgettable Day

The lapping of the waves, the soft sand under your feet and the setting sun in the background - doesn't that sound like the perfect place to tie the knot? Beach weddings offer an idyllic and romantic atmosphere that is hard to match. Here are some tips to help you with the plans Of your unforgettable beach wedding.

A wedding on the beach with chairs and umbrellas.

1. Choose the Perfect Location

The location is perhaps the most important aspect of a beach wedding. There are plenty of beach locations around the world, so it is important to choose the one that best suits your personal style and desires. Consider the climate, accessibility, presence of facilities and accommodation, and the possibility of having a private part of the beach to be reserved for the ceremony.

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2. Plan for weather conditions

Be prepared for changeable weather conditions. While you hope for a bright, sunny day, you should also consider the possibility of wind, rain or extreme heat. It's a good idea to have a backup plan, such as a nearby indoor venue or a tent, in case the weather doesn't cooperate.

A bride putting on her veil in front of a mirror.

3. Dress code

The beach is an informal and comfortable environment, so keep this in mind when choosing clothes for the bride and groom and guests. Go for light, breathable fabrics to avoid overheating. Shoes can also be a challenge on the sand, so consider going barefoot or opt for beach-friendly shoes such as sandals.

A bride with a wedding bouquet on the beach.

4. Decoration and Styling

Keep the natural beauty of the beach in mind at the plans of the decoration. Simple is often better in a beach wedding. Consider adding elements of the beach, such as shells and sand, into the decoration. Also flowers and lights can make the atmosphere even more romantic.

A wedding ceremony set up on the beach.

5. Sound and music

The sound of waves can be romantic, but can also cause problems for sound reinforcement. Consider hiring a professional sound system to ensure the vows and music are clearly audible.

A Bohemian bride and groom walking on the beach.

6. Permits and rules

Ensure you have permission to be on the beach to get married and know what rules apply. In some areas, you need a permit, and there may also be restrictions on decoration, sound, and the number of guests.

Get married on the beach can be an unforgettable experience that will last a lifetime. With the right planning and attention to detail, your dream wedding can become a reality.

A couple exchanging vows during a romantic beach wedding at sunset.

Party on the beach

A party at the beach is usually informal and relaxed, meaning you can save on formal wear and the atmosphere is more relaxed. For example, you might decide to have a barbecue or picnic at 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 the local authorities before booking live music or other entertainment at the beach organises.

A bride and groom celebrate their marriage by throwing confetti in the air during a beach wedding reception.
A bride and groom pose in contact with a vintage car and share a romantic kiss.

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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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