The Definitive Guide To Your Beach Wedding

The Definitive Guide To Your Beach Wedding 

Definitely, a beach wedding is the dream of every couple who wants to get married. The sand, the sea breeze and the colors of this place on your special day, is undoubtedly a magical setting that we would all be willing to have at our wedding.  

The simple fact of organizing is already an arduous task that takes time and effort. The beach is not a traditional place to have a wedding, so its planning could be even more complicated. That's why we bring you the definitive guide to organize the best day of your life at the beach. 

To begin the adventure of getting married on the beach, the first step to take is the location of the event. It may seem like an obvious decision but the reality is that it is not. There are different options to choose from. Whether you choose a restaurant or hotel, a public beach or a private beach, research the possibilities offered by each place to finalize your wedding destination. Depending on what you are looking for, you will be able to choose the most suitable option for the wedding of your dreams. Here are some characteristics of each to guide you towards the best decision. 

Your Wedding on a Public Beach 

If you have a beach in mind, it's probably because you've heard about it or you've vacationed there. Keep in mind that you will probably require a special permit to have your wedding on a public beach. Research thoroughly the requirements you need to obtain the permit so you don't have any problems in planning your event. Also, keep in mind that since it is a public place, you won't be able to avoid people outside of your guests walking around the location all the time, so they might accidentally get in your wedding pictures. 

Your Wedding on a Private Beach

A private beach is perhaps the best option to organize your wedding. Getting married on a private beach takes away the worry of having strangers at the event, or in your photographs. Another advantage is that you may not require any special permission to have your wedding there. You can rent a house that has a private beach or if you know of a secluded beach, start planning your wedding in that paradisiacal landscape. 

Your Restaurant or Resort Wedding 

Destination weddings can be complicated to plan. However, choosing a restaurant or resort as your venue can make planning much easier. At a resort, your guests can stay and they usually offer activities for them to do during their stay. A restaurant, on the other hand, will take the worry out of renting tables, chairs, food service and waiters. 

Whichever option you choose, we recommend that you hire a wedding planner. This person will help you apply for the required permits for the beach and keep under control any problems that may arise before and during the wedding. This way, you can focus on the most important thing, enjoying your special day! 

Timing of the day 

Now that you have chosen your location, it is of utmost importance that you choose the time of day you want to have your wedding. In general, beach weddings tend to take place in the spring or summer. It is best to choose a time of day where the heat is not too hot so that your guests do not feel uncomfortable because of this. Afternoon can be a great option, since it will provide you with a cooler climate and a beautiful landscape for the view and for your photographs, a spectacular sunset. 

Once you have enjoyed your wedding and the sunset, the evening atmosphere will give you the ideal touch to start the party. The music, the food, the sparklers, the guests and the nighttime beach atmosphere will make your special day unforgettable. 


The light on the beach is totally different from a party room or even a garden. The lights are much brighter and at night there can be a great deficiency of light. Make sure that the photographer you hire has a solid knowledge of light management so that the result of your photos will be unparalleled. 

If you know someone who got married on the beach and loved their photos, you can ask them to recommend their photographer. This way you will have the peace of mind that you are hiring a photographer that will give you the results you want.