Destination beach weddings are both beautiful and romantic, but make sure everyone’s comfortable for the duration of your ceremony and reception.
Whether you’re getting married on a warm, tropical beach or a seashore in the Northeast, there are ways to make your destination beach wedding as comfortable as possible. Unlike many other weddings, destination beach weddings require you to take many other factors into account when planning, such as the weather and other outdoor elements. While many couples opt to marry indoors at a beach resort, the first option is usually to marry directly on the beach, which means lots of sand, water, and wind to worry about.
Tents and Covers
Chances are, if you’re getting married right on the beach, your wedding planner has already arranged for tents or types of covers to be set up for your event. Providing some shade for you and your guests is a must, whether it’s for both the ceremony and the reception or just the reception. Keep everyone out of the sun and keep them cool by covering your tables and dancing area.
Along with regular h’ordeurves and drinks, have your caterer serve cool treats such as smoothie mixes, miniature ice cream or gelato treats, or anything else tasty that will help your guests stay cool and comfortable.
Fans On Hand
Getting married on the beach means you’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of the natural breeze, but you can always ask your wedding planner to arrange for additional fans underneath your reception tent, near your dance area, or anywhere else you’d like to have additional air flow. This can help keep everyone cool, but it also helps prevent possible heat stroke or heat exhaustion on extremely hot days.
Make Your Invitation Clear
For a destination beach wedding, be as specific as possible when you send out your wedding invites so that your guests know how to dress accordingly. Make it clear whether your ceremony and reception will take place indoors or outdoors. This will give everyone the chance to dress comfortably. Making your destination beach wedding as comfortable as possible starts with your invites!