How To Find Out If A Beach Wedding’s Right For You

Ask most couples how they want their wedding to be and they will usually say romantic. Well, what could be more romantic than exchanging your vows on the soft white sands of a beautiful beach?

So take a look at this list of 7 things to help you decide if a beach wedding is right for you:

1. Think Carefully

A beach wedding may be your dream, but it’s worth remembering that most of your family and friends won’t be there to share your special day with you.

So think carefully. When the day of your wedding arrives are you going to be happy making your vows miles from home, or will you be feeling home-sick?

2. Choose A Destination

These days it’s possible to get married almost anywhere in the world, but with so many wonderful destinations and beaches to choose from, how do you decide?

Well, of course the climate, whatever your preference might be, is a big factor. As is the local food, local hospitality, the scenery and available activities.

3. The Weather

Although mere mortals have no control over the way the weather behaves, you can make certain that you don’t book a beach wedding in monsoon season or during a month where there could be a hurricane or a tropical storm.

4. Wedding Attire

You need to plan your wedding outfit carefully. Obviously for a beach wedding, a tea-length dress will be more appropriate, and much more comfortable than a long gown with a train.

If you intend to be barefoot, remember the sand can often be very hot, so you might like to have some sandals close at hand.

5. Ceremonies

In some countries, religious ceremonies are not recognised, so you would need to have a civil ceremony which contained no religious reference at all.

But as the laws seem to be different in every country, it’s important to check out these things before you make any decisions.

6. Wedding Planners

A good wedding planner is invaluable when you are planning to marry abroad. They will take care of everything for you including all the necessary legal requirements, permits, and documents.

They will have all the information on the local area and the rules concerning the use of the beach etc.

But it’s worth bearing in mind that a good planner can be expensive – some charging up to 20% of the final cost of your wedding. And there may be a minimum spend.

But don’t forget, you will be hundreds of miles away as your wedding is being planned, so as long as you choose a planner wisely you can look forward to a stress free wedding.

7. Caring For Your Guests

Not everyone will be able to afford to travel and be with you on your wedding day, but now thanks to web-cams, all your family and friends back home can gather round and watch as you exchange your vows.

Of course you will need to make sure that the guests who have travelled with you are looked after. Elderly guests especially may not like the heat, and walking on the sand might well be a challenge for them.

So make sure they have a comfortable, shaded place to sit during the day, and a wrap for their shoulders for when the sun goes down.

So what do you think? Is a beach wedding right for you? Hopefully this post will help you to decide. As always you can leave a comment below.

It would be really great to hear from you if you have had a beach wedding, or even if you are just thinking about it.

So till next time
Take care


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