Beach weddings are insanely popular, and there are a few good reasons why. Brides adore the idea of saying their vows with their toes in the sand and a slight breeze on their skin. Before determining whether you’ll move forward with a beach wedding, consider these pros and cons.
- Unlimited Capacity – Whether you plan on inviting fifty guests or three-hundred, you typically don’t have to follow any capacity guidelines when it comes to a beach wedding. While the reception hall may be a different story, you’re good to go for the ceremony.
- Beauty – There’s no doubt that the beach provides an instant backdrop that is stunningly gorgeous for wedding photos and for guests to admire. From the sparkling water to the sun and sand, you can’t go wrong with a beach wedding in the aesthetics department.
- Natural Décor – A beach wedding ceremony is super easy to decorate for. The basics are already there, provided by nature. With some flowers, chairs, a runner and possibly an arch, you have everything you need for a stunningly beautiful wedding.
While there are a lots of beach wedding advantages, there are some disadvantages you may also want to consider.
- Weather – When planning a beach wedding, you must always consider what the weather might do. You will need a backup plan just incase it rains on your wedding day, and you will need to prepare for windy conditions and provide shade and relief from the sun for some guests.
- Permits – You will most likely need a permit to be able to have your ceremony on the beach. Depending upon where you live, this can be kind of difficult. You will want to make sure you have the permit taken care of before settling on the location and sending out invitations.
- Reception – Most brides don’t have their reception on the beach as well, so you will need to sort out transportation for the wedding party to the reception from the ceremony. You’re also going to want to make the drive as convenient as possible for all of your other guests.
- Parking – Depending upon where you live, parking for a beach wedding can be a nightmare, especially if you’re inviting a rather large group of guests. Sort this out with the city and make sure there is a designated parking area for each guest.
While there are some disadvantages and a little extra planning for a beach wedding, it’s simply not enough to deter most brides from going that route. We can definitely understand why; a beach wedding is simply amazing to take in. Do you plan to say your vows on a beach? What is your biggest worry about it? Let us know in the comments below.