It really doesn’t get any better than having a beautiful beach wedding, between the sunny skies, breezy weather, crashing waves, and breathtaking views. But the very reasons for choosing this stunning backdrop for your wedding are also critical factors that can greatly affect your big day. So if you’re thinking about getting hitched on the beach, we’ve put together a list of five important things you should consider.
1. Hire an experienced hair and makeup artist
We all love the warm, breezy weather that characterizes most beach towns. But melting makeup, smeared eyeliner, sticky lipstick, and frizzy hair – these, we don’t love so much. When the weather is working for or against you, it is important to hire a professional with the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to ensure that you’ll be looking fabulous all day (and all night).
2. Choose the right dress
If your dream is to have a beach wedding, then wearing a long sleeved formal wedding gown with a huge veil might not be the best choice. Instead, we recommend a lightweight fabric and a comfortable, fluid design that will allow you to move easily and freely without feeling sweaty or hot. Luckily, many bridal shops offer exclusive lines for this type of event.
3. Time it right
We highly recommend that you do some research and find out if your beach has a high season and a low season because each has benefits and drawbacks. During the high season, there is usually better weather. However, it can be more crowded and more expensive. The downside of the low season is that usually the weather is not so great. The upside, on the other hand, is that you can enjoy a more private ceremony, accommodations are cheaper, and venues might be cheaper too.
4. Stay away from overcrowded resorts
Nobody wants to have random hotel guests wearing their very casual resort attire walking around the space where your wedding celebration is taking place. Or even worse – how would you like to see some of these random people show up in the background of your wedding photos? I think we’ve made our point clear.
5. Offer fresh regional food
Offering fresh seafood, regional dishes, and local handcrafted beverages is a great way to set the mood and to provide your guests with a unique, refreshing, and unforgettable experience. If your beach wedding happens to be in Mexico, then let us offer some suggestions: tequila, tequila, and more tequila!