5 Reasons To Plan A Beach Wedding
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There are so many great reasons to have a beach wedding, but we’ve taken the liberty of listing our top 5. Many bride-to-be’s are speculative when it comes to beach weddings. The unpredictable outdoors make a lot of planners weary. However, there are so many benefits to having your special day at the beach that can make your “I dos” a beautiful, one-of-a-kind experience.
1. Have Your Wedding and Honeymoon At The Same Place
Most resorts have the amenities to cater to a modest wedding and are romantic enough to stay after your vows! Spend quiet sunset walks on the coast, swim with dolphins at the Gulfarium, or have a romantic steak dinner for two at The Black Pearl. Also, for any traveling guests, most resorts offer discounts on bookings.
2. Save Money On Decor
The natural beauty of the environment adds to the ambiance of your beach ceremony. Emerald waves, snow white sand (that your guests will be happy to go barefoot for), perhaps a dolphin sighting or two and the gorgeous Gulf Coast sunsets make for a spectacular, organic setting. Throw up a bamboo arbor or throw down some flower petals and you’re good to go!
3. Less Is More
As someone planning a wedding herself, I understand all that details that go into the big day. With a beach wedding, there’s no need for extravagance. Natural beauty can go a long way in making your wedding unique and memorable. Vye for the white flip flops over the satin heels, a flowy chiffon dress over a ornate beaded ball gown, whimsical & beachy cupcakes over a 5 tier wedding cake. I could go on, but the point is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful wedding.
4. Get Creative With Catering
With all the money you’ll save on the ceremony location, you can put more into what is arguably the most important part of the wedding – the food! Go classy with decorative shrimp cocktails, or more casual with iced oysters. Shoot towards a fun Tiki or Luau theme with grilled pineapple skewers. Or bring south Florida to Fort Walton Beach with key lime popcorn chicken and key lime pie in place of a classic cake. Most importantly, have fun!
5. It’s A Stress Relieving Environment
If you’re going to be running around like a crazy person prepping for a wedding, what better place is there to do so than at the beach? In fact, there scientifically proven healing properties of the coast. You get a healthy amount of vitamin D from the sun, the sand makes a great exfoliant and even the sea air has been known to help with breathing. So, when you sense the stress getting the better of you, just breath in that salting breeze.