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Tips To Help You Plan A Beach Wedding

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Getting married abroad is a dream for many couples. As the cost of a foreign wedding becomes more and more popular, this dream is becoming a reality for many. Most couples crave an intimate wedding experience that can be shared with those who are closest to them. Beach locations can provide memorable experiences for the bride, groom, and the few family members who usually attend. While having a wedding abroad may initially seem expensive, those who have taken the journey claim that it is worth the price and it is often more affordable than the traditional white wedding at home.

The most popular locations for weddings abroad are beautiful pristine beaches that boast a romantic atmosphere. Chances are, if you are considering a beach wedding abroad, this is your reasoning as well. Choosing the perfect beach for your wedding can be a challenge. With endless beach wedding venues available, how does one choose the perfect location for her beach wedding? The following gives tips on how to choose the perfect beach location for your wedding overseas.

Tip #1Budget -The first thing that you want to do when planning a wedding abroad is to set a budget for the wedding. Setting a budget first and sticking to it, can limit countless hours of searching. If you know what you can and can’t afford, you can save yourself time by looking at beach locations that you can actually work with. Beach weddings are possible on any budget. If your budget is small, you will just have a smaller wedding.

Tip #2Choosing a Country – If you and your husband to be are planning a beach wedding abroad, you will want to agree on a place to have the wedding. Beach weddings are available in countless countries. Most people opt for exotic locations such as the Caribbean, Cayman Islands, or the Hawaiian Islands. Most couples know a general location where they would like for the wedding to be held. If you have already agreed upon a country to have the wedding, finding the perfect beach location abroad, can be much easier.

Tip #3Exploring Different Beaches – Technology has made exploring beaches in different areas a cinch. Once you have determined what country you would like to have the wedding in, explore the many beaches the country offers. Doing general internet searches and finding out which beaches offer the best wedding services will allow you to see the options available to you. Search pictures and testimonials from those who have used the beach wedding locations. What you learn from others who have shared in similar experience can be very beneficial in planning the perfect wedding.

Tip #4Narrowing down your options – Once you have chosen a beach location abroad, you will then need to find a resort of wedding service to handle your wedding needs. If you are certain of your location, narrowing down your options to two or three resorts that will fit your budget and venue can limit confusion and make the final decision making process easier. Contact the resorts that you choose and ask to speak to the wedding planner. Some resorts have online pricing options and packages that you can choose from. A few resorts may even offer complimentary ceremonies for you and your spouse. Regardless of how big or small you want your wedding to be, resorts have designated people who can make your wedding a success with little or no effort from you. That is one of the very best aspects of having a beach wedding abroad. You can put the many hassles that come with wedding planning into the hands of someone else. You basically just show up.

These four tips can be very helpful in planning a beach wedding abroad. I encourage you to get started planning your dream wedding. It is now easier than ever to make your wedding dreams a reality. Set a budget, choose a country, explore the different beaches they offer, and focus on narrowing down your beach options. One you choose a resort for your wedding, leave the rest in the hands of the wedding planner at the resort. Your wedding can be a success with very little effort!

Gown Styles for Beach Weddings

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

A beach wedding could very easily fall into that category if all the factors that go into pulling them off with aplomb, do not gel well.

As with any other wedding, a beach wedding depends on planning all the normal requirements such as decorating the location, seating for the guests, catering and other refreshments, electronic equipment and background for conducting the ceremony, the bridal dress, the groom’s wear and other factors. Where it may differ is the fact that in a beach wedding, natural elements like wind, water and sand come into play and the suitability of the arrangements depend greatly on keeping these under control, if that can be done at all.

The other area where there could be a difference is in the attire of the bride and groom. A beach wedding may be unsuitable for a typical, old-fashioned or traditional wedding gown with a long train that will likely get entangled in the sand, may get in the lapping of the waves or simply fly about and refuse to stay in place. Designers these days are taking into account these factors while showcasing bridal dress designs for beach weddings; in fact, some have launched separate lines of alluring designs for beach weddings, allowing the destination itself to gain popularity.

In fact, one of the reasons why brides pick out a beach or seaside wedding is the factor that it is a far more relaxing and fun atmosphere to be married in and the wedding gown can be more casual than traditional.

Wedding gown styles

These are some of the popular choices of wedding gowns for a seaside wedding in terms of fabric and style. Traditional whites and ivories besides, pastel shades such as lime green, powder blue, peach pink and soft orange in lace, chiffon, satin, organdie and silk are the best for a beach wedding.

• A chiffon off-shoulder gown with less gathers at the waist and a straight ankle-length fall is ideal; it keeps the gown off the sand and is the best way to show off a pair of nice Cinderella-like glass slippers
• A below-knee length lace gown with one layer of flounce and slight extension at the back to cover the calves is a good choice
• A V-neck sleeveless gown with a high waist and toe-length flow is a favourite
• An off-shoulder with a deep V-back and knee length flounce is an all-time winner

Hair styles

Another area of worry for a bride at a beach wedding is ‘keeping the hair in place’. For longer hair, there is the option of putting the lower half in rollers and setting them to remain in place throughout the ceremony. There is also the style of rolling the tresses into a low bun fixed with a jewel or stone studded clasp. When the bride has short hair, a side-sweep style with the hair fastened behind one ear with a huge flower that is in season completes the seaside look.

Accessories

Since the sun is a factor that cannot be taken for granted, a bride could add in her trousseau a handy parasol or paper umbrella in a design or theme to match her dress or the décor of the ceremony. Carrying a handbag or a clutch is not a usual move, however carrying a drawstring bag in the same material as the wedding gown to hold a couple of tissues, a hankie or a lip gloss is not too out of place.

Going by the success of beach weddings and the beach destinations that are being promoted for the wedding season, it looks as if these problems are a thing of the past and every bride will look her best no matter what the sun, sand and water have in store for her big day.