Five must-finds for your perfect seaside celebration
So you’ve decided on a beach wedding. Now beach weddings may seem fantastically idyllic, minimal, calm and stress-free, but they still need a lot of planning. To capture that flawless day on the sand, and make the day as peaceful as possible, here are just a few things you need to find for the perfect day.
1. Find a beach
Blissful white sands or secluded cove? Far flung destination or closer to home? There are fabulous destinations for beach weddings around the world – from Ibiza to Fiji and plenty in between. Look at climate, travel time and type of ceremony you’d like – some places will do gorgeous traditional ceremonies. Spend time carefully looking at all the options.
2. Find a theme
The theme is the beach… right?! Well, yes, but it’s lovely to make your own mark and personalise your celebrations with a theme. Add touches of your chosen colours or icons on the seating, orders of service and gazebo, if you choose one. This will stamp your identity as a couple over your special day. Maybe get some cute hooks to stake in the sand and hang decorations from them.
3. Find a dress
Remember your location! Your dream dress may be a heavy, structured ball gown, but just be aware of the climate and maybe go for something a little lighter. Soft layers of tulle or whispering lace and a simple sheath shape are ideal choices. And forego the footwear, bejewelled barefoot sandals are the perfect beach accessory.
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4. Find the perfect flowers
Consult a florist to ensure the flowers you choose aren’t going to droop at the first hint of sun! Orchids are fairly heat-hardy, whereas freesias wilt very easily. Your destination florist should know what will work best – it’s wise to be guided by them, and you might even get some truly exquisite exotic blooms!
5. Find fabulous food
A destination beach wedding will need to incorporate local foods – which will be different, depending on where you choose. A lot of places will offer seafood and local delicacies – but Hawaii may offer roast pig, whilst you’ll get jerk chicken in the Caribbean. Also, think about your wedding cake – don’t let it melt in the sun!
Enjoy your sun soaked beach wedding! Your photos will be stunning…
Looking for more beach wedding inspiration? Head over to our destination wedding page for lots of lovely ideas.