Beach weddings are alluring for more reasons than one; and being out in the open, in a romantic oceanfront setting while the wind and waves sing their praises over your union, is one of those. They are far from the typical traditional wedding, which is often hosted within a church, or another elaborate indoor setting
Keep it Casual
Opt for a more casual ceremony if you’re getting married on the beach. Elaborate wedding gowns and high heels might fulfil your vision of a fairy-tale wedding, but they’re not especially compatible with a beach wedding.
Some venues will provide walkways so that you and your guests don’t have to slog through the sand. If any of your guests have mobility issues or use a wheelchair or walker, a temporary walkway is an absolute must.
Parking can be an issue, as well. A venue that offers tram service to and from the site can be a boon.
Incorporate your location wherever you can.
We love the idea of incorporating beach-themed décor into your big day. Consider bright, tropical hues inspired by your location when choosing your wedding colors. Use seashells as centerpieces, or mark table numbers with sand dollars. If you’re interested in a unity candle, consider unity sand instead. Use the sand and shells from the beach to create a memorable keepsake.
The Photographer and Videographer
It’s important to choose a photographer and videographer who have plenty of experience in documenting beach weddings. The weather and lighting on the beach are always unpredictable, so you need to have hired someone skilled and prepared to preserve your best moments no matter what curveballs Mother Nature may throw. The photos and wedding video are the only thing you get to take with you in addition to your new spouse. We want to love them just as much as you love your partner!
Trash the dress for one-of-a-kind photos.
If you want incredible wedding pictures, I recommend a trash the dress photo shoot. Step into the ocean with your new spouse and get romantic shots in the waves. You’ll look back on them and always remember your unique beach big day!