What are the do’s and don’ts of planning a beach wedding?
- Set the perfect theme
- Wear sunblock and insect repellent
- Check legal matters
- Ensure comfort and privacy for everyone
- Rent weak furniture
- Plan a Beach Wedding between 8AM to 2PM
- Wear a lengthy veil (for the bride)
- Plan during the rainy season
As we all know, planning a wedding requires meticulous efforts and an acute attention to detail. In short, it requires a keen eye and patience. One must be able to handle all the factors which include consulting an event planner or manager, hiring a wedding catering service, fitting suits and dresses, holding a reception area, and renting a venue to have your wedding location. That’s for a traditional wedding.
Of course, this become more complicated for those looking to shake it up a bit and break tradition. The most common way couples do this is by holding a beach wedding. This is many couples’ dream themes for their special day.
While planning such a celebration is a little more complicated, it is still very possible if you know what to do. If you’re looking for the ideal things to do and not to do, here are the things you must consider:
Pick the Perfect Beach Location
Thankfully, there are a lot of beautiful and breath-taking beaches right here in the Philippines so there’s no need to go very far. With 7,107 Islands of your choice, there’s no limit to where your dreams can take you. While the beaches in question may understandably be quite a distance from the city, the view and the unique location will definitely be worth the ride. Plus, it adds a lot of factor when it comes to taking photos. Definitely worth savoring the memories.
Traditionally, beach weddings are held in venues with available resorts or cottages. These places have amenities of normal, urban life still present but with the majesty of nature’s waters nearby. Imagine the scenery of having the beach right outside your window and just admiring the venue. With all the comforts in store for you, your special day is guaranteed to be a hit for years to come.
- Set the perfect theme – one that doesn’t require too much dressing up. A beach wedding should have a light and chill design to match the general “free” aura of the outdoors. Outfits should also be compromised: no heels, no long dresses or gowns, nothing too thick, and definitely no heels.However, while the dressing up part can be as minimal as you want, this doesn’t mean that you neglect your appearance altogether. Looking good and feeling good are just some of the things that make your day special. With that said, make an effort to look your best in an environment that encourages you to bathe in the water under the sun.
- Wear sunblock and insect repellent. The outdoors are still the outdoors, after all. No matter where you go, there are bound to be pests that are up and about such as flies, mosquitoes, and the occasional cockroach every once in a while. Also, you can’t forget about the sun. While it can give you that great tan you’ve always wanted, it’s certainly unforgiving when exposed to it for too long.
- Check legal matters like permits to make sure you’re allowed to have a wedding in the beach of your choice. On your special day, the last thing you’ll ever want to get in your whole life is a police record. What a flop to a momentous occasion of love.
- Ensure comfort for everyone – depending on the place and time, beach weddings can get quite hot. To make sure this doesn’t get people out of the mood, have refreshments and cooling items such as fans readily available. This isn’t just limited to just the ceremony or the reception, but also for accommodations as well.As mentioned before, the beach can be quite a distance for many people, so there are bound to be guests that would want to spend the night instead of having to take that long drive back to the city. Since beaches have resorts nearby, why not take the opportunity to book rooms for your guests. They’ll be able to rest well, prepare well enough for the celebration, and enjoy your day even more.
- Privacy – beach weddings are best when held during lulls in tourism peaks.
- Delicate designs and weak furniture are definitely not allowed. Remember that these will be exposed to the outdoors, so make sure that they can withstand a bit of wear and tear.
- Never plan a beach wedding on an extremely sunny day or from 8 AM to 2 PM because the sun shines bright on those durations. The photographer might struggle in taking photos of the wedding due to the sunlight, and your guests may sweat too much or also hurt their eyes. Also, another thing to avoid in general for this summer is none other than heat stroke.
- For the lovely brides, try not to wear a lengthy veil because of the wind. The bride, at all costs, must remain picturesque and gorgeous; nobody wants to see a “messily veiled bride” right?
- Don’t plan a wedding during the rainy season.
After knowing about all the pros and cons of a beach wedding, you’ll practically be prepared already in order to get that dream beach wedding you’ve been waiting for. Make sure you’ll have everything in check, and try to get a checklist to keep in track of what you need. In every occasion you have planned, whether it be small or big, it never hurts to keep tabs on what can happen.
Convinced to have a wedding in a beach? Just be ready to prepare all the requirements and necessities for a perfect wedding. If you’re in need of a wedding catering company, contact Juan Carlo today to give you an impeccable and extraordinary wedding experience.