- Pick a Date
The timing of your beach wedding will determine just how much you will be paying for the wedding venue, ceremony, and reception, and how busy the location will be at the time. Because of this, it is often best to book your beachfront wedding during the off-season–that doesn’t have to mean cold weather! For locations such as Florida, California, and the Caribbean, the off season tends to be just as beautiful with far less tourists!
- Pick a Location
- Plan Ahead
Planning ahead is important for a number of reasons. Firstly, you want to make sure your guests have enough time to make proper travel arrangements and sleeping accommodations. Because of this, it’s best to send out ‘save the date’ invitations no later than six to eight months before your actually wedding. It’s also important to plan ahead in order to ensure that your location is free for your chosen dates. During the busy seasons, beachfront resorts and the like book up fast, so you have to act just as fast!
- Budget Wisely
While some beach weddings can cost up to $50,000, with careful planning, you could have the beach wedding of your dreams for far less than that. First, sit down with your partner and anyone else who plans to help you pay for the wedding. Set a bare minimum budget for things such as venue and catering hall booking, food, and sleeping accommodations. From there, you’ll be able to see what you can afford and what you can’t. No matter what, your wedding will be a night to remember.
Whether it be a beachfront resort or a catering hall with beachfront dining, your wedding location should take into account the guests at hand. If there are children attending, for example, make sure there are family friend condos and similar accommodations. Additionally, it is often best to find areas that have hotels, inns, or other accommodations with open availability for all of the guests you plan to have.