Beach weddings are romantic and fun. Walking down the aisle along sandy beaches with the ocean or a gorgeous lake in the background can enhance your day. Deciding where to hold your beach wedding is one of the most important decisions you will make. There is a lot to consider including logistics and your overall budget.
How do you choose the beach wedding venue for you? Work with your wedding planner and follow these tips to help you find the right venue for your day.
Choose A Venue With Beach Wedding Experienced Staff
A beach wedding, while beautiful, requires a lot of work and organization that one held indoors does not. It is best to choose a venue where the staff is trained and have experience hosting beach weddings. There are many hotels and resorts in popular destinations that actively book and organize weddings held on their beaches.
If you don't have a wedding planner, choosing a venue with experience in the type of wedding you want. This will prevent you from coming up against some pitfalls. These could include obtaining permits for a beach wedding, setting up tables and chairs on the sand, or constructing a temporary dance floor.
Tour The Venue And Check Out The Facilities And Services
You wouldn't pick a hotel or resort for your wedding without touring it, so you should do the same for a beach wedding venue too. This means, walking around the area where the ceremony will be held, checking out the hotel rooms and restaurants, and looking at the other facilities such as a pool, tennis courts, and overall setting.
Make it a point to check out the service in the restaurants and in the hotel overall. Is it slow or is it fast and friendly? You can eat at the restaurant to get an idea of what the food is like there too. If a wedding is going on when you are touring it, take a peek to see what you can expect for your own.
Keep In Mind The Beach's Location
Some beaches are very popular to hold weddings and other special events on, so keep this in mind when deciding on your beach wedding venue. You might have to change the date of your wedding because of other bookings, or on the other hand, it might be difficult to get to for some of your guests.
Always think about how your guests will get there. Is it easily accessible? Does the venue have enough parking? Is there transit nearby? These are important considerations.