7 Beach Wedding Tips
Make sure your beach wedding is perfect.
Having your wedding on the beach is a dream-come-true for so many couples. As you imagine and realize it, remember that this is the most important day of your life…set on a beach! You want to be sure that it has your signature, along with multiple ways that you can claim the day as your own. Go upscale yet easy breezy.
Got a permit?
Make sure you get a permit far in advance. Different beaches have different rules, so arrive prepared.
Define your style
Using benches or chairs? Drape them in linen. Programs? Use linen paper. Suits? You guessed it – linen is the fabric of the moment. When selecting flowers, think long and hard before using shells, as this is so obvious that there better be something special to the design. My advice? Pretend you’re not on the beach. Unexpected use of flowers and decor here can help you make your own statement to your wedding day.
Choose clothes that are elegant, practical, and stylish. For guys – polished cotton or seersucker in a light palette is best. Ladies – go for flowing fabrics. The bride’s gown can lightly touch the sand in bare feet (no train); this will allow your shoes to show at the reception. Length of bridesmaid dresses should be just below the knee.
Practice, practice, and practice speaking loudly. It may be very hard for guests to hear while the waves are calling for attention and the breeze is lightly blowing on your (hopefully) perfect day. Opt for a sound system, if your budget permits. Ask your sound team for white equipment or have your designers mask it in white so it doesn’t bruise the visuals.