Beach Wedding Essentials
Beach weddings will probably never go out of style since a lot of couples still prefer to say their I dos near the open seas. If you are seriously considering this theme, you better be prepared with all the beach wedding essentials that would make your big day the best of your life.
So what are the beach wedding essentials?
Excellent Location. Choosing the beach where the ceremony and reception will be held is quite crucial. One of the most important things about the location that you should note is safety. Surfing sites are not the best places to hold beach weddings as the waves are too big. Pick a location that has calm waves and great sand.
Lots of Cocktails. Guests are expecting to get tipsy at the very least so you will have to load up on the booze. Receptions on the beach are great because people can just relax and have a great time without having to worry about staining on their perfect white dresses and tuxedos.
Finger Foods. No one really expects to have a formal dinner for a beach wedding reception. Finger foods are highly acceptable and while you are at it, you might also want to consider serving seafood. Lobsters, crab puffs, salmon puffs, and shrimp or prawns would make perfect foods for a beach wedding reception.
Tents. Whether consideration is extremely important in beach weddings. If you are going to hold the reception outdoors, you should definitely spring for secured tents and beach chairs and tables.
Sound System. Keep in mind that you will be outdoors which means that there would be much contention with the noise level. A great sound system is needed for entertainment, especially if you will hire live performers (singers, salsa or swing band, etc)
Other beach wedding essentials are lighting and proper beach attire not only for the bride and groom but also for the guests. Make sure that you specify the theme on the wedding invite so that the guests would know what to bring.
Late afternoon ceremony and early evening reception is best because there is no hot sun to contend with but people can still have a nice dip in the ocean if they wish to.
Beach weddings in general are actually quite easy to prepare for. In fact, this has become a trend for those who are getting married in a hurry but still would want to feel the novelty of the occasion. Just make sure you have everything you need at if at all possible, hire a professional to put together the event in such little time.