So the big day is close at hand and you want to go with a beach wedding, instead of the generic kinds where it's just a hall with a bunch of people holed up under a single roof. The best weddings are those that have been executed in no elaborate time span, keeping in mind about how to make things more unexpected than what is.
Outdoor weddings are the most beautiful, using the right time of the season to tie the knot in a place that is both natural and absent from man-made elements. Outdoor weddings I'm sure that you'll even concur, are the best kinds to have since there is so much that can be included when photographed. It truly is a visual masterpiece to have an album compiled with nature-esque settings that are serene, breathtaking and colorful.
When you use natural light, and throw your wedding into a setting that is serene and effortlessly picturesque, you wouldn't have to worry about how the day will unravel and end. Using the beach as your backdrop has been a choice setting for many couples who wish to exchange vows with the waves as their prime audience. Merge that with a sandy beach, palm trees, a setting sun with a salt laced breeze, and you're sure to have an incredible wedding.
Fabulous Beach Wedding Ideas
To get started on some unique beach wedding ideas, you'll first need to decide what part of the wedding is happening by the shore. Are you exchanging vows only and then moving on to a rented-out hall? Or are you doing it the traditional way in the church and then making your way to the beach for the reception? Once you decide what you want, the arrangements should then follow.
Have people wear semi-formal outfits with women sporting summery dresses, and men in formal shirts and linen pants. You could have volunteers at the beach entrance place garlands or a crown of flowers, on guests before they enter. The music can be Hawaiian inspired with hula dancers off to one side. You could also have your reception there too, if you decide to do the ceremony at the beach, since that would seem like the perfect way to complete your wedding day. You could have drinks like Mai Tais and Piña Coladas, not to mention a lavish spread of seafood and tropical eats.
Why do receptions have to be all formal and traditional? You can step out of the mediocre way of doing things and try something new like a barbecue set up to one side, with a raging bonfire where your guests can gather around with their drinks and marshmallow skewers. Everyone's relaxed, having fun and taking in the sights and sounds during sundown. Have a band perform for you, or a DJ whipping up some tracks to get your guests in the mood. Have games like 'limbo' to spice up your night with more fun and fervor.
This may seem weird at first, but have your guests dress up in their best but sporting a fancy mask to complete their look (these masks can be handed to guests, being easily available in stores). You don't have to choose a sandy surrounding for this theme, but a place next to the beach where you have the view and an open area to enjoy your wedding celebrations; how about a beach house? Try to experiment with very phantom of the opera type themes to throw in some contrast to your wedding.
Beach Shack Theme
To rid your mind of all things serious and too complicated to organize right down to a tee, why not just invite your guests to a dining shack next to the beach that is both accommodating and highly rated? Rent out the area and have the staff cater only to you and your guests on this one day where all the attention should ideally be focused on you and your partner. The environment is chilled out, your guests have no worries about what to wear, and the place is set up the way you'd like considering the color theme and decorations you're going with (think pastel shades, tropical flowers/fruits, and marine-esque elements as centerpieces).
These unique beach wedding ideas will have you putting together quite an interesting day that some people will marvel at, when they bear witness to how creative a setting you've chosen. You can choose to go with this idea in any possible way that is conceivable where having a wedding planner sort it out for you, seems like the best way to go. Have a one of a kind wedding!