Preparing for a beach wedding
A wedding day can be one of the best and most nerve-wracking days of a person’s life. If everything is not planned to perfection and set up just right, a bride and groom’s dreams for their special day could come crashing down, literally. This is especially true for outdoors and beach ceremonies. Luckily, planning a beach wedding can be simplified into a few easy steps.
Prepare for the Worst
Knowing what could happen before it actually has the chance to happen is what sets many wedding planners up for success. Preparing for the worst is a crucial thing to do in any situation. Check the weather on a daily basis all the way up until the actual day of the wedding, so that if need be, changes can be made to accommodate Mother Nature. Also, make sure that there is always a plan B. If something goes awry, having a back-up plan is absolutely necessary.
The main focus of a lot of wedding planners is decorations. Flowers, candles, and tulle galore are often their best friends. However, when planning a beach wedding, one should always take the natural setting into consideration. Most times, all that is really needed for a gorgeous ceremony is a few candles lighting the way for the bride, some delicate rose petals sprinkling the sand, and a romantic archway to frame the couple as the sun sets over the ocean behind them. Just the natural beauty of the beach can provide more than enough decoration for the perfect wedding.
Keep guests comfortable
The number one complaint from guests at a beach wedding is probably that they are uncomfortable. Whether they are too hot, too cold, too humid, too thirsty, there is always something to complain about. Make sure each guest is told in his or her invitation to bring a light jacket, just in case. Also, place a paper fan on every chair and a bottle of water underneath, in case of very warm weather. Keeping people happy will keep the bride and groom happy and make for an overall amazing beach wedding.