If you and your partner love the beach, a beach wedding is a no-brainer. It may seem like a simple ceremony to pull off, but it needs proper planning if you want to make it chic and memorable. Since it will be out in the open, the first thing you want to consider is the date. You don’t want to tie the knot during the typhoon season, as your special day can turn into a disaster. Summer and spring are your best choices.
However, since anything could still happen, it’s recommended to have a backup plan if it rains out of nowhere. Besides the date, below are other things to consider to achieve that chic beach wedding you have been dreaming of.
Choose the right dress
Expect a windy and hot day at the beach. Make sure that you consider it when choosing your wedding dress. A heavily beaded ball gown could make you look like a princess, but it may not be worth the trouble of wearing it at a beach wedding. It could make you sweat all over, making you feel uncomfortable, and worse, ruining your makeup. Instead of looking gorgeous, you may end up as a bridezilla. However, you can still look sophisticated in a light, flowy wedding dress perfect for the beach. Besides the dress, it’s best to forget about the high-heeled shoes and go for sophisticated sandals or barefoot for a more natural and romantic feel. Choosing a light flower crown is also a great decision over wearing a veil as it looks fresher, and it will also not add layers, which can make your attire extra hot.
Find your venue
Make your reservation to ensure that your chosen place is available on your big day. A professional wedding planner can help find the best wedding suppliers, including the right venue. The planner will help secure the venue and take care of its preparation if you are having trouble doing it on your own. Experienced wedding planners have a vast network of specialists in the wedding industry, including venue providers. They can help you find the venue of your dream and also help reserve it for your wedding. It will also ensure that there is less crowd.
Consider the wind when decorating
Beach often equates to strong winds. Anticipate this scenario when decorating the venue. Use decors and items that are windproof. They should not quickly fall, break, or fly away. Avoid lightweight materials for your decors and keep them secured as you don’t want things flying all around when you tie the knot. You want the entire focus to be on you and not on these things and the chaos they might bring.
Have a sound system ready
You may have prepared the sweetest vows, but the sound of the waves can drown your voice, so your partner and the guests may not even hear you say those words. Prepare a sound system to ensure that everyone will listen to you when you say your vows. In addition, it will ensure that the song you want to be played when you walk down the aisle is audible.
Prepare refreshments or welcome packages for the guests
An early morning or late afternoon ceremony is ideal to avoid exposure to the sun’s heat. However, prepare refreshments to ensure that your guests do not get thirsty or feel too hot while out there. A welcome package that may have a pair of sandals, sunblock, small towels, and sunglasses is also something you want to prepare. These things are ideal for the theme, and they are also useful.
A chic beach wedding can be successful and memorable by considering the given tips. Again, always have a backup plan for everything to ensure that your special day will push through no matter the setbacks.