The first thing that springs to mind when you think of a beach wedding is a picture-perfect day with no wind, a few seagulls fluttering, and a magnificent yacht floating away as you say your vows. To assist you in making your idea a reality, I’ve compiled a list of seven things to consider while planning a beach wedding ceremony.
1. Melbourne’s Weather
Your perfect wedding day would include a temperature of around 25 degrees, clear skies, and no wind….. Unfortunately, this is Melbourne, only a daring bride and groom would plan a seaside wedding without a backup plan. If the weather turns poor, there should be a beach ceremony backup alternative to put your mind at ease. This option is only available in conjunction with our wedding reception packages.
2. Guests’ Amenity
It is vital to guarantee that your beach ceremony goes off without a hitch by making sure your guests have a nice time. Consider the need for shade, seating, and hydration, particularly during the summer. Wedding style companies may provide chairs, pop-up marquees, and a number of styling options for all of your guests.
3. Think about your footwear
Those stunning heels may serve you well, but if you’re planning a sand ceremony, you’ll need to consider what shoes you’ll be wearing. A trendy flat sandal may be perfect for the ceremony, with a quick change for the reception.
4. Ensure that you have permission
The City of Bayside council is the authorized entity with jurisdiction. The Bayside Council website provides information on how to obtain a permit as well as the charges associated with hosting a beach ceremony. The Bayside Wedding Guide Booklet has further recommendations for wedding venues in the Bayside area.
5. Confirm that the celebrant has an adequate sound system.
You’ve worked hard to compose your wedding vows, so make sure everyone in your family and guests can hear them. When you’re on a beach with wide open expanses, your noises can get lost in the breeze and the ambient beach environment. Because of the absence of power on the beach foreshore, most professional celebrants have battery-powered portable sound systems that can provide music as well as a microphone for your ceremony.
6. Couture, formal or casual?
When selecting attire for the groom and his groomsmen, keep in mind that a seaside backdrop may suggest a more relaxed environment. Consider utilizing lighter materials and more beachy hues. Mild flowing textiles for the bride and bridesmaids may look great in a light breeze, but don’t go too light or you’ll look like Marilyn Monroe.
Ceremony Design Several of the images in this post are by Circle of Love, a highly experienced firm that specializes in the preparation and styling of wedding ceremonies. We strongly advise contacting them to discuss your ceremony requirements because the options for arranging your beach wedding are virtually limitless.
Balwyn Events and Onedayyourway are two other companies that can assist you in planning and organizing your beach ceremony.