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Your Ultimate Guide To A Perfect Beach Wedding


We love weddings on the beach. The tropical aesthetic married with brilliant views of the horizon, we are a sucker for mesmerizing wedding photos, and we’re not even denying that! We like seeing smiling photos of couples, and we love to see brilliant weddings! Since we’re also a sucker for weddings planned to a T, we know the importance of bouncing different ideas. If you’re thinking of tying the knot with the love of your life, and you want it to look like a bright and beautiful Disney movie, then we have news for you! A beach wedding is one of the most romantic ways to tie the knot with your boo and have a great time with those who are closest and dearest to you. In today’s inspiration blog, we’re going to talk about some of the best ideas if you’re looking to throw a beach wedding. We’re going to discuss every tiny detail you will need to keep in mind if you’re throwing a beach wedding


The Only Beach Wedding Guide You’ll Need 

We will divide the blog into different sections to help you plan your beach wedding better. Before we start, one of the reasons why we love a beach wedding is simple: no matter what the season is, a beach wedding will be perfect. The tropical weather makes the beach a great spot to enjoy. It is like beaches are enveloped in eternal summer, which puts a great twist on summer weddings! Without much further ado, let’s dive into what you need to know to throw an amazing beach wedding! 


Before You Plan a Beach Wedding: Important Things to Know

Before you start planning your beach wedding, there are a few things you should keep in mind. These points, the points we will list down below, are to be taken into consideration when you’re planning your wedding. If you’re not residing near a beach, you’ll have a destination wedding, which brings a lot of things to your wedding planning process. So, let’s talk about a few things to keep in mind: 


  1. The Beach should be Accessible

When you’re planning a beach wedding, and it is a destination wedding, remember to consider the transportation to the wedding area. Depending on the beach and the wedding venue, you have to consider if everyone who is invited to your wedding and the ones in the wedding as well can easily make it to the space you’re planning to throw a wedding at. Apart from the beach and the beach wedding venue being accessible to your wedding guests, you should also consider if the venue and the area you are thinking of choosing as your wedding venue can accommodate the number of wedding guests you’re planning on inviting. Remember the space should give you the ease to throw your wedding comfortably. 


  1. Consider the Arrangements

 If you’re throwing a wedding right next to the beach, ensure that you understand that small tidbits must be taken care of. Although the sound and the look of crashing waves are especially pleasing, remember that they should not drown out your wedding vows and make it difficult for your wedding guests. For your wedding vows, you’d have to arrange for a professional sound system for your wedding day. Apart from this, if you’re planning on having an afternoon wedding ceremony, make sure that your guests have ample shade and that you have fans to keep them cool. 


  1. Pay attention to the Kind of Decor You Will Have 

When you’re planning on throwing a wedding on the beach, make sure that you have great wedding decor ideas. Since beaches are notorious for being windy, it is crucial that you have a great idea of what kind of wedding decor you will need for your special day. Think of soundproofing your wedding ideas and decor ideas, this will help you create something nice. Make sure that your wedding ideas are secure, and that they are not taken away by the wind. We will get into some ideas in the next section. 


Planning your Beach Wedding: Ideas to Incorporate into Your Decor and Details


  1. Wedding Day Outfits

One of the most important things to keep note of when you’re planning your wedding day is to choose the perfect beach wedding attire. Make sure that you’re in the right place in the right outfits. Long wedding gowns can not only get dirty but may also make you lose out on the aesthetic value of your wedding setting. Instead of opting for a wedding dress with long trains, opt for a short dress. You can pair a wedding veil with a bridal outfit to make it look perfect. For the groom and groomsmen too, the outfits should be picked out after deep consideration. What you need to keep in mind is that these outfits not only have to be in the right color scheme but should also be easy for them to spend an entire day in the outfit at a beach. Furthermore, a beach-friendly wedding outfit will help you get amazing wedding photos. With that in mind, make sure that you also have all of your other wedding outfits planned in a similar fashion. From the bridesmaid outfits to the flower girl and the ring bearer outfits, consider the weather in mind. 

 Apart from this, make sure that your outfits are planned to a T. Since your wedding day will be spent walking on sand, you should tell your bridesmaids to do away with heels, and so should you. We understand the attraction of using pretty heels for your wedding day look, make sure that you have flats and a spare as well. To stay fashionable as well, you can also use wedges for your wedding day. You can let your hair down for your wedding day, but if you’re looking to have some amazing bridal hairstyles, you can try classy bridal updos as well. Bridal updos with flowers in your hair are a very tropical-feely aesthetic for your wedding. 


You can Skip the Veil 

If you’re in the mood for a complete beach wedding vibe, you can swap out the wedding veil because to use one you will have to pin it up properly. As we said, beach weddings are windy weddings, which is why you will need to pin the veil and add a few hair accessories to keep it in place. However, you can do away with it and add a floral crown or headgear to make your wedding outfit look perfect! You can use the color scheme from the colors of your floral details for your wedding


  1. Pay Attention to the Fabrics 

Whether it is for the seating arrangement for your wedding dinner or it is for the fabrics for your wedding day outfits, the choice of fabric will play an important role. The last thing you want during your wedding is the fact that it is uncomfortable. Instead of choosing to have fabric options like velvet and stain, go for lace trims, cotton, or any other fabric that is easy to breathe. Chiffon and charmeuse are also good options. Apart from the fabric for your clothes, make sure that you have the right fabric for the seats and the tents you put up for your wedding day.  


  1. Choose the Right Wedding Venue 

When you’re planning your wedding, remember that you will have to consider your wedding venue as well. You can look for a beach wedding venue with an expansive beach and shoreline, which will be a perfect spot for you to get married to the love of your life. Another idea for a great wedding venue is to choose a hotel or resort with beautiful beaches and cliffs, both of which can be utilized for your wedding day’s celebrations. For example, you can use the cliffs on the wedding venue to have a wedding ceremony, and the beach you can use to have your wedding reception party


Beach Wedding Etiquette

Before we jump into some brilliant beach wedding ideas, let’s talk about a few things that you may be wondering or thinking about. 


  1. Save-the-Dates and Timeline 

If you’re throwing a destination wedding, and it is quite far from your place of residence, make sure that you have sent your save-the-dates about four to five months before. Simply put, planning a vacation or a trip to your wedding venue can require extensive planning, and some leaves to be put in for working professionals. Making sure that your wedding guests have enough time to plan their travels to and from the venue around your wedding date, is a great way to ensure that everyone you’re hoping to see at your wedding, will be there. And for VIP guests at your weddings, a year in advance is a good place to start. 


  1. Accommodations and Travel Fees 

Although the travel fee is usually not the marrying couple’s tab to pick, accommodations can be under the couple’s belt. Simply put, if the wedding resort or venue is in a remote location or is further away, the guests may want to be helped. You can book a block of the same resort for your wedding guests. Booking an entire block is also budget-friendly for couples. You can put this information at the bottom of your wedding invitations. 


  1. Outdoors or Indoors

When you’re thinking about your wedding aesthetic and plan, you should consider looking into all of your options. There is no hard and fast rule to have an outdoor-only wedding when you’re thinking about a beach wedding. Depending on the weather and the arrangements’ cost, you can choose your pick. You can have an indoor wedding reception and an outdoor beach wedding ceremony. Or both of these can be outdoors or indoors. The choice is yours. You can also choose to have your reception near a pool in the resort or the wedding venue as well. 

Apart from this, if you’re looking to throw a wedding on a beach, consider if you will need a permit for throwing a wedding. Usually, weddings on a beach in a private property, such as a lovely boutique hotel or resort will not be required. However, if you’re planning on throwing a wedding at a public beach, you should consider getting a permit. Also, if you’re planning on throwing an outdoor wedding, remember to weatherproof the outdoor arrangements. 


Wedding Decor Ideas 

Now we’re done talking about the different ideas and aspects of wedding planning, let’s talk about some wedding decor ideas that will elevate your wedding on a beach. 


  1. Choose a Sea-themed Wedding Stationery Set 

When you’re looking to throw a wedding, make sure that you’re setting the tone. Your wedding invitations will help you set the theme for your wedding. Choosing deep sea colors for your wedding invitations, and adding some motifs on the pretty cards will do the trick. 


  1. Sea Shells and Pretty Tropical Fruits 

Another great way to add some colors and details to your wedding is to choose sea shells for your wedding decor. From big to small shells your wedding decor is a great choice. To make this even better, you can paint the shells as well. Painting the shells to match the color of your wedding’s color theme will be an amazing way to harmonize the color scheme. 

Additionally, you can also add fruits as decor. Since windy weather conditions make it hard for you to have floral decorations, especially for outdoor celebrations, you can use fruit installations. Fruit installations for wedding dinner tables are not only pretty but also useful. These can also double down as some snacks. 


  1. Floral Ceiling 

Since a beach wedding is usually expected to be windy, it is only natural for you to consider the ideas that help you figure out what to do about the wind. If you’re a fan of floral decorations and want to add some to your wedding day, then instead of looking for regular floral decor, think of a floral ceiling. You can use a color scheme to change the look of your ceiling for a wedding ceremony and for your wedding reception party. For your wedding reception party, you can also add neon wedding signage, this will add color and light to your wedding celebrations. 


  1. Light and Lanterns

A tropical wedding is incomplete without beautiful wedding day light ideas! We love string lights, and we recommend using them for your beach wedding day. This will help you have lights everywhere. Think of tree stumps wrapped in string lights, think of tables lined with string lights, and think of having the string lights strewn about the floors to have a better look. Additionally, when we think of beach wedding day, we also recommend using lanterns, especially if your wedding reception is set to go on until the evening, and late into the night. Lanterns add a rustic charm to your wedding day’s decor. You can also use paper lanterns, and line them up as bunting strings


We hope that the ideas above help you choose the right wedding venue and add the best ideas to your wedding day. We want to let you know that our wedding inspiration blog is just a compilation of some of the most important things for your wedding day on a beach. You can tweak the ideas we have mentioned, and consider different ideas as well. We, however, put down information that is the most important, according to us. We hope you have a great time planning your beach wedding.


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