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How to Plan for your Beach Wedding – Before You Say I Do in Paradise

Your wedding is the most important day of your life, and you will want the experience to be one which is magical and memorable. A beach wedding is by far a very exotic option, and when planned right will make your day more than special. Here are a few points to consider when making plans.


Choose a Location

The best places to have a beach wedding are the tropics; the weather is ‘stable’ through most times of the year and you have the option of spending your honeymoon under eternally sunny skies. As most beach weddings are held right on the beach, you need to make sure that you check the weather patterns of your chosen destination. If stuck for choice get online and look for recommendations; many sites similar to My Romantic Travel, offer helpful hints and insights for couples seeking the most romantic destinations to visit.


Select the Perfect Venue

There are plenty of destinations for a tropical beach wedding; you could choose Bali, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and the Maldives etc. as the picture perfect location for saying ‘I do’. Once you decide on the destination, browse through the range of resorts and hotels offering couples the option of holding their wedding ceremony. There are many beautiful resorts offering enchanting settings along the beach which are more than exotic and charming venues to hold your ceremony.


Consult a Wedding Planner

If you are planning to choose from amongst the beach wedding locations in a foreign country, it will be very beneficial to opt for the services of a local wedding planner. Most of the resorts will offer this facility making it easy for couples to coordinate with the photographer, band, hotel, caterer etc. A wedding planner will take care of the little details and also, know about local customs, laws etc. which you need to be familiar with when planning a wedding in a foreign land.


Fix a Budget

A wedding can be very costly, and many young couples find this a big hurdle when it comes to planning their wedding. If you really have your heart set on a beach wedding, and then gather as many details as you need for planning a budget wedding and start planning accordingly. Sit down with your partner and make note of your budget, taking this as a reference, you can decide on how extravagant you can make your wedding. There are plenty of special promos and wedding packages offered by resorts to couples looking at a beach wedding, make use of these offers which often extend to honeymoon stays and discounts for wedding guests accommodation as well.


Dress for the Tropics

Finally, when planning a beach wedding, consider your bridal outfit as one that is light and airy; keep in mind a beach wedding can be hot and humid, plus there will be lots of wind. Keep your outfit simple, light and without too much fuss. Some couples go so far as to wed in shorts, keeping to the nature of a beach wedding. However, you can still have your big white wedding, provided you make sure both your garments are comfortable to be in all day and blend in with the casual surroundings.