It is hard to find something more breathtaking than a destination wedding to a beautiful white sand beach in a tropical setting. Anyone with a pulse will be excited and eager to attend your wedding, and most people will go out of their way to take off additional time from work to treat the event as a personal holiday as well.
When planning your destination beach wedding, it is important to consider several key elements to ensure that you and your guests get the most out of all the hard work, planning, and expense that is involved in such a magical journey. From planning on a budget to considering your guests financial obligations, we have outlined several helpful beach wedding planning tips below to aid you in creating the perfect atmosphere for an unforgettable day.
Basic Beach Wedding Planning Tips
While it sounds so gorgeous you don’t think you need any decorations, finding the correct items to enhance the beauty of your beach ceremony is no simple feat. It is a good idea to wear “casual” attire rather than a long flowing wedding dress. This isn’t just because you should look the part, but also it is much more practical than dragging around a soaking wet bridal train.
Also, white is the agreed upon color to bridge the gap between the natural beauty of the beach environment with the sanctity of your spiritual bond. While some couples opt for more “touristy” getups such as Hawaiian shirts, board shorts, and other obvious beach attire, a simple and casual white theme will bring a perfect and harmonious balance to the entire event.
Another thing you may want to take advantage of is the fact that you are outside the entire time! This can open up all sorts of fun things that you wouldn’t be able to do in a traditional wedding venue. Consider large group activities before and after your wedding ceremony such as Frisbees, footballs, and, of course, beach volleyball. Another exciting prospect is to use wedding sparklers or sky lanterns as part of your ceremony. Since you’re already outside, having a wedding sparkler sendoff line is great way to get your guests to participate in the ceremony. Also, it is hard to beat the sight of dozens of sky lanterns being released simultaneously and floating across the wide expanses of the ocean. Just make sure you let the coast guard know before you let your sky lanterns go so they don’t confuse them with some sort of distress call from a nearby ship.