Having a destination beach wedding is a lot of work, so try some of these tips to help keep the entire planning process and the wedding day as low key as possible.
Everyone knows that a destination beach wedding requires a lot of planning, if not more than a local wedding does. All of your planning is done from afar, with only pictures and e-mails to help you see your vision, and maybe a trip or two out to the location itself—if you’re very lucky!
Most brides don’t even get the chance to see the location. They simply choose to book a destination beach wedding based on a website and some pictures, handle all of the planning from home, and then hope for the best.
Whether you visit the location or not, keeping your destination beach wedding planning process low key will help your stress level and will allow you to enjoy the entire process much more, all the way around. A low maintenance wedding means less to worry about and more time for you to focus on the more important things.
So, how do you keep your wedding simple and manageable but still well organized and beautifully designed?
Go green!—Going green is a great way to keep things simple, be kind to the Earth, and give your guests eco-conscious gifts and products. It’s especially great for beach weddings. You can eliminate how much garbage you dispose of, and hopefully lessen any littering while you’re on the shore or island.
Hire a wedding coordinator—Most destination beach wedding locations and resorts offer a wedding coordinator with their services, especially since you are planning your wedding from far away. But if yours doesn’t, consider hiring one anyway. Check local listings on the island or ask for a referral, and then let them handle everything for you. They can book your vendors and save you a lot of time and frustration.
Have a small ceremony—A destination beach wedding is already expensive as it is, so if you want to keep things simple and you don’t want to have to worry about a big elaborate occasion, opt for a very small, intimate ceremony. It’ll be less you’ll have to manage, and you’ll save some money while you’re at it.
These are a few basic tips to help you have a low maintenance destination beach wedding, so now sit back, dig your toes in the sand, and enjoy your romantic union and getaway!