The Verdict is in: Do’s and Don’ts of Beach Weddings

A beautiful exchange of nuptials on Cocoa Beach is the epitome of a dream come true. However, as we all know, with every dream comes a nightmare or two. As destination weddings become the “big” trend for the big day, expert wedding planners and veteran brides are lending some sound advice on what to do and what not to do when it comes to your oceanside affair. The Florida fairytale wedding of your dreams can be exactly that by keeping the following tips in mind:

Do's and Don'ts of Beach Weddings | Beach Weddings by Joanie | Cocoa Beach, FLIt’s important to remember that your ceremony will be on the beach, especially when it comes to picking out your wedding dress. While you should feel entitled to choose any dress you’d like, if it cannot be bustled easily, consider choosing a light-weight, free flowing, beach-friendly dress instead.

Gentleman, you may be off the hook – for once! For beach weddings, it is perfectly acceptable to go a bit informal. Traditional black tuxes look great, but may not feel great under that hot Florida sun! Some great alternatives for the groomsmen include cotton pants or Bermuda shorts, or a traditional-style suit in a lighter color, such as tan or light gray.

Be conscious of natural aesthetics when choosing your bridal theme. A beach wedding is different from a conventional venue. A gorgeous backdrop is already created for you and doesn’t need unnecessary additions, so keep it simple. When choosing your theme and colors, consider colors that will make the natural environment “pop.” Vibrant tones, such as coral and shades of green, complement the natural earth tones of the Floridian beaches.

Keeping it short is key when it comes to beach weddings. Due to the climate, it’s advised to keep the readings to a minimum so your guests and you don’t get antsy in the heat. We also recommend speaking loud and clear during the ceremony, since audibility can be reduced due to crashing waves, wind or crowds.

For more helpful advice on how to make sure your fantasy becomes a reality, solicit the help from your trusted beach wedding specialist. We’ll be there every step of the way to ensure your special day is nothing but smooth sailing!

(Source: Huffington Post)

(Posted by: Joanie Arseneault of Beach Weddings by Joanie)

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