What to Consider When Planning a Beach Side Wedding

If the idea of saying ‘I do’ to the person you love with a backdrop of the sun setting beyond a vast ocean paints a picture-perfect location to commit to the man or woman of your dreams, then a beach wedding might just be for you! But before you start sending out your invites, there are a few important factors to consider.

Firstly, the time of year you decide to marry will determine how ideal a beach wedding will be. As a rule, winter should be off the table. While the day is all about you and celebrating your truly special commitment, the comfort of your guests should also be a priority. People love to dress up for weddings and sitting on a beach in the dead of winter can be quite uncomfortable, especially when many your guests may be in dresses!

The time of day you choose for the ceremony is important as it affects things like temperature, sun glare, the position of your seating and the quality of your photos. Think about the time of day in relation to the position of the sun. Facing your guests towards the sun will result in a lot of squinting and/or the addition of sunglasses which will show up in your treasured photos.

When it comes to any outdoor wedding, you are at the mercy of the weather which here in Australia, we know can be quite unpredictable. So, make sure you have a backup plan in place if things go south and select a photographer/videographer who is experienced in outdoor weddings, particularly beach wedding as they will understand the intricacies of correct positioning and lighting.

For an experienced and caring celebrant who brings a personal touch to each and every wedding, contact Sydney based civil celebrant, Phillip Holland today.