When it comes to planning a wedding, choosing a location can be one of the most difficult decisions to make. Should it be inside or outside? In the mountains or the desert? If the idea of soft, white sand, a refreshing ocean breeze, and a stunning sunset over the sparkling sea sounds like your idea of perfection, why not consider planning a beach wedding?
Keep it casual and Enjoy the Delights of Nature
Just because things are a little more laid-back at the beach doesn’t mean that you can’t have the elegant wedding of your dreams as well. Men can opt for for light colored suits or lightweight cotton pants depending on the season and the brides can choose lighter weight fabrics for their big day. Everyone gets to be a little more comfortable (because who wants to lug around a heavy ball gown all night?) but the beauty isn’t lost. Just think about how gorgeous those photos taken on the beach at sunset will turn out when everyone is relaxed and comfortable. And what more? If you decide to go for a more casual vibe, you can choose a dress that you can wear again.
Keep decorating budget to a minimum for your beach wedding
When you have a dazzling sea at sunset as the backdrop while you say your vows, spending tons of money on decorations is unnecessary. Let the natural beauty provide inspiration for your color palette of sand, soft grasses, stones, and water with accents of coral, greens, or other vibrant colors to really make your decorations pop. With so much to plan for a wedding, not having to worry about a million different details can make the stress of planning for your big day a little easier without having to sacrifice elegance. Who doesn’t want to have less stress and enjoy spending time with their loved ones while they say “I do”?
You can stay close to home or be a million miles away
Depending on where you live, you may not have to go far to have the beach wedding of your dreams. But why not make a holiday of it and go someplace new? Or maybe to a place that you and your loved one have been to many times and is special to you? An added benefit to having a destination wedding is that you have a lot more flexibility over what you want your wedding to be like. You can keep the guest list short, ensuring that you get to spend the maximum amount of time with your closest friends and family or invite everyone out to the party. Also, if you choose to have a beach wedding, one of the biggest days of your life doesn’t have to be just one day. With destination weddings, you can set up an entire weekend of events that neither you nor your guests will ever forget.
Beach Weddings are Totally Romantic
This may be the most obvious reason on the list but it’s still worth mentioning. With the ocean as your backdrop, the sound of waves crashing, the last rays of sunlight flickering on the horizon, the smell of the salty sea breeze, and if you’re lucky perhaps some dolphins playing in the ocean, how could you choose a more romantic setting to start off a lifetime of happiness?
So what do you think? Are you searching for different beach locations yet? Beach weddings are certainly a romantic choice.