A beach wedding doesn’t require any elaborate decorations. With the spectacular scenery, nature’s beauty does the job for free. And, what bride doesn’t look incredibly beautiful against such a breathtaking backdrop? The sound of the waves coupled with a gentle breeze help to create the ultimate romantic atmosphere. While there are countless reasons to have a beach wedding, here we look closer at the idea of a beach wedding…… read on
12 things to consider for the beach wedding ceremony
- Get a beach permit if needed
- Plan wisely, avoid crowds
- Arrange sturdy seating
- Accentuate the beach’s natural features
- Add in colors to contrast the light color of the sand
- Shop local for destination weddings
- Prepare for windy conditions
- Prepare a shoe station
- Have refreshments on hand
- Prevent bug bites
- Prepare guests with a welcome package
- Have a backup plan
Most Beautiful Beach Wedding Color Schemes
- Teal and Lime Green
- Coral and Yellow
- Pale Peach and Gold
- Rich Purple and Turquoise
- Navy and Pink
- Peach, Coral, and Navy
- Magenta, Pink, Marigold, Ivory
- Blue and White. We will certainly take full appreciation of this gorgeous colour combination
18 Top Destinations for a Beach Wedding
- Pink Sands Beach – Harbour Island, Bahamas
- There are few things more romantic than a wedding on a beautiful pink sand beach. On Harbour Island in the Bahamas, you can sink your toes into powdery pink sands at the edge of a crystal clear, azure sea as you say your “I dos.” This three-mile long stretch of sand that’s consistently rated as one of the top pink beaches in the world, and offers plenty of room for guests, while Harbour Island boasts a number of idyllic honeymoon cottages for the ultimate newlywed retreat.
- Makena Cove Beach – Maui, Hawaii
- The ultra-soft golden sand, vivid turquoise waters, swaying palm trees and jaw-dropping sunsets at Makena Cove Beach make this destination one of the most magnificent on earth. Located on Maui, which tends to get less rain than the other islands, as well as fewer visitors on the beach, particularly in the early morning hours or at sunset, it’s certainly one of the best destinations for a dream wedding. The small, walled-in cove also offers a dramatic combination of sand, surf and rocks that make for some fabulous wedding photos, though it’s best for a more intimate ceremony due to space limitations.
- Petit St. Vincent, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
- You’ll feel as if you’re worlds away from the chaos of modern life on this 113-acre private island resort ringed by two miles of idyllic white sands. At this ultra-remote Caribbean resort, the water is a dazzling mosaic of pale turquoise and deep sapphire blue, and you’re more likely to hear the songs of the birds and the sounds of the gently lapping waves than other humans. As it’s a private island resort, you’ll have the beach all to yourself – perfect for a ceremony with close family and friends. You can pick any stretch of unspoiled sands you like for exchanging your vows, and then head out on a sunset sail, or just do nothing but revel in each other’s company and the magnificent surroundings.
- Seven Mile Beach – Negril, Jamaica
- Negril is known for its spectacular sunsets, as well as Seven Mile Beach, one of the longest and softest in all of Jamaica. It’s also a popular spot for destination weddings, lined with romantic luxury resorts, including plenty of budget-friendly options, that are just steps from the sea. Seven Mile is also said to host more weddings than any other in the Caribbean. If you’re looking for a fun celebration, you’ll find that Negril has its share of some of the best reggae bands too, practically guaranteeing that all your guests will be out on the dance floor.
- Bavaro Beach – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- The Dominican Republic is known for being one of the most affordable Caribbean beach destinations. A ceremony during the peak wedding season falls during the country’s offseason, June through September, which means cheaper flights as well as cheaper room rates and often a more tranquil atmosphere too. Now Larimar, located on this palm-studded white-sand beach overlooking the turquoise sea, is an all-inclusive property with an upscale vibe and reasonable rates as well as a dedicated wedding coordination team to help make sure your fantasy wedding becomes a reality.
- White Bay Beach – Peter Island, British Virgin Islands
- Marrying on your own private island ensures seclusion, and on Peter Island you’ll also find luxury along with five picturesque white-sand beaches. White Bay Beach is rumored to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and makes a strikingly beautiful venue. You may not want to leave this island paradise, with lots of activities and attractions in addition to the magnificent scenery, including scuba and sailing excursions.
- Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda
- Horseshoe Bay Beach is a long curved stretch of pale pink sand set against brilliant blue Atlantic waters. While this is Bermuda’s most famous beach, and likely the most photographed due to its captivating beauty, there are a number of secluded coves that are ideal for an intimate ceremony. There is no rainy season to speak of, with temperatures averaging 80 degrees from April through October and 70 degrees throughout the rest of the year. You’ll also find fantastic restaurants where you can dip your toes in the sand while viewing a spectacular sunset, sipping champagne and indulging in fabulous local fare like Bermudian rockfish.
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