Nothing can be more romantic than getting married on the beach. Right? But like every wedding, pulling off a dreamy, spectacular event will take a lot of practical planning and preparation. You may choose to tackle it all yourself, or hire a wedding planner. Even if you don’t live near a beach, you can still have a beach wedding. Many resorts offer beach wedding packages that cover everything from the wedding license to the bridesmaids’ bouquets.
Planning a beach wedding
Beach weddings are the ultimate romantic event, and if you’re planning one, you can be sure that everyone on your guest list will remember it for a long time. But as most brides who decide to organize their own weddings realize, beach weddings will take a lot of planning and work to pull off. You can hire a wedding planner to help to out with the details. That way you’ll have help wherever it’s needed, and still be able to make your vision a reality.
The first step is to choose a location. If you’re lucky enough to own a beachfront house, that’s an easy one. Otherwise you will have to choose a beach. If it’s a family wedding and you’ll have older guests as well, you will need a location that is wheelchair accessible. While this is not always possible for public beaches, you can find venues like hotels, spas and and B and Bs that will host you.
That’s the golden rule for all weddings but even more so if you’re planning a beach wedding. That’s because all venues and services will get booked early. If you pick a public beach where permits are needed for large gatherings, serving alcohol or for bonfires, make sure you have all the necessary permissions.
The ideal location would actually be one where you can have a beach wedding ceremony and then move indoors for the reception, toasts and dancing. That also gives you a backup option in case the weather turns bad. Of course all of this is only practical if you live near a beach. But if you don’t, you can still have a beach wedding. The best choice in that case would be to pick a resort that offers beach wedding packages.
Destination weddings and beach wedding packages
Destination weddings are trendy but that’s just one real to go that route. The real reason is that it lets you pick the location where you most want to be on the most important day of your life with the most important people in your life. Seaside resorts that offer wedding packages give you a wonderful location, but they do much more.
You could plan a destination wedding for anywhere in the world, but if your guests might have trouble finding the time or the airfare, there are plenty of locations in the U.S. you could choose, especially in Florida and California. Beach wedding packages cover everything from an elopement to a large, formal event. They’ll even provide seating on the sand, the marriage license, the minister and the blessing stones.
If you’ve set your heart on a seaside wedding, beach wedding packages are a good way to make sure that it all happens smoothly. Just be sure to book well ahead of time because it’s a popular idea and the available days fill up quickly.