Before you send out the invitations and start planning décor ideas, there are some administrative-type tasks you’ll want to complete for your beach wedding. By making sure you have these 4 tasks in order, you can ensure that your beach wedding goes smoothly.
Determine whether you need a permit in your county or the county you’re planning on getting married in. Many counties will require you to have a permit in order to get married on the beach, and the price can differ depending upon the location and the number of wedding guests. Permits are usually obtained from special events offices in your county, and many times on the city’s government website, you can download the forms.
Many cities will not allow you to place chairs on the beach for your wedding, or to construct special arches or other props. Find out (from the same place you receive your permit) what you are or are not permitted to do.
Determine where your guests can park for your beach wedding. If there is no parking lot on the beach, determine whether there is one nearby or within walking distance. You may want to provide transportation for older or younger guests if parking is further away than what would be comfortable walking distance.
Many beach ceremonies are nowhere near the reception location. If yours isn’t, you need to determine whether to provide transportation for guests to the ceremony and reception locations.
By tending to these tasks in advance, you can ensure that your beach wedding is beautiful and stress-free!