How to Plan Your Own Beach Wedding


Authored by Haliyma Barrow in Wedding
Published on 02-20-2011

A beach wedding is one of the most beautiful and natural weddings you can have. It is always memorable, exceptional and you will have many options to choose from. A wedding is one of the most important ceremonies in a person’s life in which you are united in marriage with your partner. Therefore, your ceremony must be wonderfully crafted and planned. Here are a few tips to help you in the planning and organizing of your own beach wedding.

Determine the number of guests attending your wedding. This will also play a crucial role in deciding where you should host your wedding ceremony. Choose an exotic location if you are having a small intimate affair. On the other hand, if you are planning a large wedding consider the varying situations of your guests. Factors such as costs, time off from work and children may prevent some guests from attending.

Find a location that will complement the style of the wedding you desire. Select a beach that accommodates your guests. Having a beach wedding may restrict some people from coming. Therefore, you cannot assume that everyone receiving an invitation will attend your wedding ceremony. In order to avoid experiencing an empty chair scenario, take a look at different sites. Compare them and opt for the one that works best for you and the guests who you will truly like to partake in this event.

Create a budget. When organizing your own beach wedding, there may be costs that you do not plan to incur and they come up. For example, renting extra chairs or catering for other family members who returned their RSVP after the cutoff date. You will have to budget a little extra for incidentals as you are sure to acquire unforeseen expenses.

Prepare for the weather. Mother Nature is quite unpredictable and anything can happen. Therefore, it is wise to have a backup plan in case it rains on your big day. Beaches with resort areas will be ideal in such cases.

Design invitations. These are very important as they serve as the first point of contact between you and your guests. This will inform them of the type of wedding, which in this case is a beach wedding and how they can prepare for such an event.

Contact vendors for the different aspects of your wedding. After setting the date and location for your wedding, finalize your plans with your service providers and other parties involved. Make sure you receive all the agreements from these companies stating their commitment to serving you on the set date. You can also work with a wedding consultant who will be responsible for contacting and managing the vendors responsible for organizing your wedding.

Planning your own beach wedding is a memorable event and one that must be done properly and in an organized fashion. Many unforeseen circumstances may occur. Therefore, prepare yourself to handle such situations. In a beach setting, most of the problems you may experience will emerge with your guests. Although if planned properly most of these issues can be dealt with immediately.


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