The simple fact of the matter is that weddings and wedding planning has changed drastically over the years. Couples are having a much harder time finding money to satisfy the budget that a traditional wedding demands and many barely have enough time to plan a wedding at all. That is precisely why beach weddings are becoming such a popular option among modern couples as it can take the headache out of planning and keep the costs down thanks to a lower guest count.
These types of weddings are usually much easier to plan, cheaper, and a lot more fun for everyone involved. While there are some special circumstances that you have to consider and some unusual planning that needs to be discussed, overall a beach wedding may be just what you have been looking for.
If you feel like a beach wedding may be just what you are looking for then read on.
Choosing a Location
Finding the right location is very important with any wedding, but especially important for a beach wedding. Remember that beaches can be very windy which can reek havoc on your hair and your outfit, so try to locate your beach wedding in an area that is protected from the wind or a cove. Also ask around and make sure you understand how the tide works and plan the timing of your beach wedding accordingly.
The amount of guests that you will have at your wedding will affect whether or not you will need a permit in order to have your wedding located there. Find out early by contacting the people in charge and come up with an estimated head count as soon as possible.
Finding a Wedding Official
If you are planning a beach wedding then you will not be getting married in a place of worship or a church, so you are going to have to look elsewhere to find someone that can legally marry you. There are a number of wedding officials that usually specialize in these kinds of weddings and if you find the right wedding planner they can put you in contact with them.
Consider your Guests
While you will be focused on saying your vows and looking at your loved one, it is important to consider your guests comfort as well. Opt for a canopy to protect them from the sun or the rain and it may be a good idea to provide them with insect repellent and sunscreen as well. Also consider the mobility and health of your guests and locate your wedding in an area that is easily accessible for all.
Beach weddings can be an absolute blast for your guests and one of the best ways to make sure that your wedding will be remembered forever. However even though many couples choose these types of weddings in order to save time and money, it is important that you still take the time to plan everything accordingly and finalize all the little details. That is how you can ensure that everything goes off without a hitch, for you and your guests.