When engaged couples think of a unique, non-traditional type of wedding, the first thing that comes to mind is a beach wedding. A beach wedding, whether near or far to the couple’s hometown, is always an exciting idea. You can just image yourself walking on the sand going to the altar, the gentle breeze touching your face and strands of hair flying in the air. It really sounds romantic and unique, isn’t it?
But well, before you decide tie the knot by the beach you should yourself first these questions:
- Which resort will it be? Public or private? A public will mean less privacy and getting hold o permits is necessary.
- How many guests do we want to invite? Think of a rough estimate of how many do you want to invite. Is it exclusive for relatives and close friends or do you also want to invite co-workers?
- Can the location accommodate the number of guests? Ask the owner or manager or the resort the how much is the capacity of the venue.
- What’s the weather like on that day? Check the weather online to know if there’s a possible storm or if an extreme hot weather is expected.
If you think you’re ready for a beach wedding, then go ahead and start planning. You can hire a wedding planner to help you organize the wedding or you can seek the help of your family in preparing for your beach wedding. Since beach weddings are usually outdoors, there are several factors that can affect the success of your wedding. You need to know how to deal with these factors so everything will fall into place.
Here are some guidelines on how to NOT ruin your beach wedding.
Secure the necessary permits
Cities and states have different laws or rules when it comes to using a public beach. If you’re planning to hold it in a public beach, then make sure to secure the necessary permits at least 5 months before your chosen wedding date. Do a careful research on how to apply for such permits so you won’t be violating any law. Even your Hampshire Wedding Photographer needs to secure a permit.
Know the expected weather
The weather is the number one factor that can affect a beach wedding. Know ahead on what the expected weather is but regardless of that, still be prepared for the worst to happen. Weather may suddenly change and an expected hot weather may turn into a rain or stormy one. Prepare backup plans on how to deal with it.
Be prepared for the wind
The bride and female guests must plan on what hair style to have during the wedding. Should they let their hair loose for a relaxed look or should they pull up their hair in a bun to avoid getting messed by the wind? If you want to let your hair loose, make sure to add a clip on the side to stop the hair from getting on your face.
Buy umbrellas or put up tents
Umbrellas, tent, solid flooring on top of the sand are important add-ons to your beach setup. This can serve as preempt measure in case it rains hard or if the weather is too hot. You can also inform your guests ahead for the need to bring a scarf or hat.
A beach wedding can be successful if you plan ahead and prepare backup plans to overcome any problem that may arise. You can check the website of this documentary wedding photographer to view samples of beach weddings.