Sandy Vows: Choosing The Beach For Your Wedding Venue

15 June 2015
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Imagine the big day when you get married: The sun is setting, birds are flying by, and the scenery is just gorgeous with waves crashing and a beautiful horizon behind you and the one you love. This is often the reason many couples choose to get married on the beach. If you're considering a beachfront wedding, it can be a lovely event, but there are some important factors to keep in mind. Read on to learn what you can do to make sure your beach wedding is picture perfect.

What to Wear

Since your beachfront wedding will most likely be during the warmer months, avoid wearing heavy, long wedding dresses and dark suits for the groom. Instead, choose a shorter dress made of lighter material. Your hubby to be can wear a classy linen getup instead of a traditional suit. If you'll be directly on the sand, wear some  embellished sandals or go all out and just be barefoot! Make sure your toes are nicely pedicured, of course. Avoid a long veil and wear your hair in a pretty updo so you won't have to contend with the wind.

Finding the Location

Since most beaches are public places, you may end up dealing with tourists and passersby. To avoid this, try to see if you can use a friend's private beach if they live on the ocean. Or you can just try to choose an area of the beach that is the furthest down from the main drag where people are usually sunning and swimming. Check with your locality to find out what the rules are in terms of setting up tents and aisles. You might want to find out if you can rent an oceanfront property and hold your wedding there instead to avoid permit issues.

Serving the Best Food

The spread for your beachfront wedding should be light and refreshing. Serve up some delicious shrimp cocktail, grilled tuna, and various fruit dishes. You should also have a table set up where your guests can keep cool with freshly squeezed lemonade, iced tea, and some light alcoholic beverages. Decorate the tables with LED candles instead of traditional ones since the wind can blow those out. Make sure everyone is comfortable by providing plenty of seating and heavy duty tables that will stay put during the ceremony and reception. With a little bit of planning keeping the weather and your surroundings in mind, your beachfront wedding should be a beautiful event that you'll never forget.

For more information on choosing the perfect venue and food options for your wedding, consult with a business like McHale's Events & Catering.