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Five Steps to Create the Ultimate Beach Wedding

Five Steps to Create the Ultimate Beach Wedding

Have you always dreamed about saying "I do" next to the sound of the washing crashing on the shoreline?  Do you want to feel the sea breeze on your skin as you hold your spouse's hands and become man and wife?  Beach weddings are some of the most popular, unique, and exciting ways to get married, especially in the sunny state of Florida.  To plan a beach wedding, however, you want to make sure that you take care of everything from set ups, tear downs, technology, and event rentals in Orlando.  There are a few steps you should follow to create the ultimate beach wedding.

Obtain a Beach Permit

If you plan to get married on a public beach, you will need to obtain a beach permit from your local town or county.  Talk to your wedding planner and get in touch with your local beach companies to learn more about this process.  If you want to get married on a private beach, you will need to find the person who owns the land and ask for their permission.  

Consider the Noise

Getting married on the beach poses some challenges.  One of them is the level of noise.  There are birds flying by, waves crashing on the shore, crowds gathering nearby, and wind always blowing.  These noises may make it difficult for your guests to hear you during the ceremony, so be sure to get a sound system that amplifies your speeches.

Choose Beach Attire

Before you settle on a beach wedding, you will want to think about what the wedding dress of your dreams looks like.  Does it seem like something that you'd be comfortable wearing in the hot sun on a beach?  If not, you may want to reconsider your venue.  Beach attire, like lightweight tuxedos and strapless dresses, will not only look beautiful, but they will be most comfortable in that setting.

Plan for Sturdy Seating

Sand doesn't offer a perfectly flat surface, so you will want to choose chairs that are sturdy and comfortable for your guests.  Providing your guests with a seat that is comfortable is one thing, but you also want to provide them with a seat that keeps them safe from falling or tipping over.  Make sure your chairs don't sink into the sand, collapse, or blow over.

Prepare for Wind

An oceanfront setting provides the most beautiful scene to look at, but you won't want to forget about what it could feel like.  Windy conditions are common on beaches, so plan accordingly to avoid any issues on your wedding day.  Use lightweight fabrics that naturally flow in the wind.  Tie your wedding programs or menus to chairs or get creative and use programs that double as fans for your hot guests.  Be sure to weigh things down using a mixture of light and heavy items.

These are some of the important steps to consider when you are planning the beach wedding of your dreams.  Imagine yourself standing in between your loved ones and the ocean as you marry your best friend.  Beaches are the perfect backdrop for any wedding ceremony, and with the right event rentals in Orlando, they are easy to pull off.  Contact us to hear how we can help you with your beach wedding rentals today.