So he finally popped the question and now the planning of the wedding of your dreams begins! Many newly engaged couples are opting for more informal ceremonies, saving them time, money and creating a more intimate gathering for friends and loved ones. The allure of having a beach wedding is obvious and number one on a lot of couple's lists. Saying their vows outside amidst the beautiful weather and sounds of the ocean is heavenly and a great way to start a future together.
As great as it all sounds and as less stressful as some people may think there are numerous things to consider when planning a beach wedding, sometimes more so than a traditional wedding. Coming up with beach wedding ideas can get overwhelming and tricky.
As there are numerous things to consider the priority tends to fall on the following;
Beach wedding invitations: Adding a beach theme to your invitations is a great way to get your guests in the mood for travel.
Beach wedding dress: Finding the perfect dress for a beach wedding can be confusing due to fabric, length and style. Most beach brides opt for more casual dresses with lighter fabrics, which are easier to pack.
Beach wedding destination: Where will the ceremony take place? Is there an island you have always dreamed of and what are the marriage licence prerequisites for that country?
Beach wedding favors: Thank your friends and family for sharing your special day with beach them favors.
Beach wedding gifts: Thank your bridal party with ocean theme gifts that they can use to remember the occasion.
Beach wedding decor: How will you decorate the reception area? Will you keep it simple or will you add touches of the ocean and beach to keep the theme going?
Even though those are the more important issues to address, there are many others that will sneak in. In addition to your dress you will have to consider what type of beach wedding shoes you will wear... if any at all. How will you style your hair? Beach wedding hairstyles can be loose and free or tide up as to keep the elements from taking control of it.
Something else to keep in mind for your reception is the type of music you will play. Will you hire a local band or will you play beach wedding music? And how about the design of your cake? There are many wonderful cake designers who can incorporate beach themes into their designs.
Overall, the experience of planning a beach wedding can be creatively exciting due to the many beach theme options available these days. So the most important part is to have fun and make it as whimsical as you had always hoped. The ocean is a powerful, wonderful entity, so let it inspire you for your special day and your future with your loved one.