Getting married is most girls’ ultimate dream and to be able to have it on the beach would make it all that much sweeter. The one drawback of wanting a beach wedding is that you may have to get special permission to do so. Make sure that you check the local laws before you start to plan your ideal beach wedding. You will also need to keep in mind the safety and comfort of your guests and wedding party, especially if a guest has to use a wheelchair or a walker because it would be hard on then to get close to the wedding when it is going to be held on the sand. You also need to consider the weather because no one can predict if it is going to be rainy or extremely warm. You should have an alternative venue in case of these problems. At a beach wedding having formal wedding attire might need to be changed to casual dress. You would also have to consider where the reception is going to be held so it is not too far from the wedding site.
Most often, these types of wedding are simple to pull off, especially a small wedding party and guests but as mentioned if it is a large wedding you may need a permit. When you are asking about a permit for your beach wedding, you or the wedding planner should double check the regulations and rules of the beaches. Some beaches will not allow you to make a lot of noise or build a fire, if you wanted to have a bonfire. You will also need to find out how late you are allowed to remain on the beach if your wedding is held late in the day.
One of the dangers of having a beach wedding is the hot sun. Two of the problems are sunstroke and sunburn. If you are having a short wedding ceremony and holding the reception indoors then this should not be much of a problem. If you plan to hold your reception outdoors on a pavilion or open area rented for the reception then you need to make sure that there are umbrellas over the tables to give the guests reprieve from the sun. You should also have sunscreen available and make sure there is plenty of water to drink.
Even if you are holding an indoor reception, have a beach themed dinner such as having barbecue, baked beans, and other dishes that go with this menu. You could even have the reception hall decorated with a beach theme. Kept the dress code casual and invite the guests to dress in beach clothes like summer dresses, casual shirts and slacks, and sandals.
This article is penned by Lora Davis for Florida Weddings who are the premier beach weddings organizers and planners in Florida. If you are planning your wedding sometime soon then why not have the experts help you with wedding venues in Florida.