You’ve seen it in movies and for sure, you would want your wedding to be as beautiful as the beach weddings onscreen. With the gorgeous white flowing dress of the bride and the attire of the groom being blown by the soft breeze, there’s nothing as romantic as a wedding by the seashore with the closest family members and friends. However, though it may look seamless in the big screen, a lot of planning and preparation has to be put into a beach wedding.
Wedding planners usually have a hard time setting up beach weddings because it has a lot of logistical problems. Being in the beach means exposure to heat and warm weather which makes it challenging for wedding planners to turn a beach wedding into a formal event. There is also the unpredictability factor of the weather where it suddenly rains and ruins the whole proceedings. Also, beach weddings are only allowed for Christian and civil weddings. For Catholic weddings, it should still be done in the church then receptions can be done by the beach.
If you want to have a beach wedding, you should set your wedding date on the non rainy seasons so that you’ll have clear skies on your wedding day. However, with the phenomena of climate change, there may be a possibility that there would be showers on the day itself. In this case, just be ready with tents and big umbrellas to get through the occasion.
However, beach weddings are also more costly than weddings in the city. Hotel or resort accommodations for guests, travel expenses of both suppliers and guests, and the charges of suppliers for a beach wedding are just some of the expenses that the couple should consider before planning to push through with the beach wedding. Make sure that your budget is enough to shoulder all the expenses you need to pay for to have the wedding by the beach that you want.
Since the beach wedding setup is not going to be as formal, the wedding reception can be more relaxed and have a party atmosphere that is fun and casual. The traditional rites during the reception may not be followed and instead, you can work on a programme that is more suited for the beach. Make use of the beach theme and relate the events that will happen in the reception to the sand and sea.
To make sure that nothing will go wrong, plan for your beach wedding at least six months in advance. You should also check out the venue beforehand at least twice so that all the logistical needs will be met. Planning for a beach wedding will definitely need longer time and more people to help out with the whole thing. People who will decorate the place and setup will need to be at the site a few days before the wedding. Someone other than the couple should be in charge of executing all the needs at the wedding site.
You can cut down on your expenses by getting suppliers from the area around the beach site and not from the city. Remember that having your dream beach wedding is not all glitz and glam. It will entail lots of hard work too but if planned well, for sure, this will be a wedding made for the movies.