How to plan an amazing beach wedding this year

For all the brides and grooms nothing can seem more special than their wedding. It is an occasion, which every couple wants to make as memorable as they can as this is once in a lifetime affair. In order to achieve that feeling, people have so many ideas. One such way of making your wedding special is by arranging it on a beach. “Exotic beach weddings have become quite popular in recent years amongst the young Indian couples, who love experimenting. The thought of a marriage on the sea shore, resounding with the echo of splashing water, makes it the most romantic wedding idea” Abhimanyu Sharma of Going Bananas Photography.

Photo: Going Bananas Photography.
Photo: Going Bananas Photography.

Location

Beaches are usually breezy. Try to pick an area protected from direct winds for your wedding. Choose a location based on your wedding style and irrational guest list. Unlike a hometown affair, you can’t assume everyone will be able to attend, especially if you’ve chosen a beach that requires a journey for most people. Nilaya Hermitage can be your wedding destination.

Photo: Going Bananas Photography.
Photo: Going Bananas Photography.
Photo: Nilaya Hermitage.
Photo: Nilaya Hermitage.

Planner

While it may sound pretty easy getting married on the beach, but it would be much better to hire a planner to handle the unforeseen hindrances of a beach wedding. Not only do you have to book your venue, but fulfill the marriage and essential permit requirements of the state in which you are to be wed may take a few months. So it’s good to have a professional to help with these tricky situations. Get your beach wedding planned by Sound Spirit Events.

Photo: Going Bananas Photography.
Photo: Going Bananas Photography.
Photo: Sound Sprit Events.
Photo: Sound Spirit Events.

Inform Guests

Make sure your guests know that the wedding is actually on the sand, so they can dress accordingly. This can be told by the invitation, on your wedding card and verbally. Be sure to place a welcome basket at the front of your ceremony site and gifts that will remind them of the setting – refreshing glasses of lemonade, or cozy beach blankets. Get your invitation cards made by Aksaara.

Photo: Going Bananas Photography.
Photo: Going Bananas Photography.
Photo: Aksaara.
Photo: Aksaara.

Dress Code

Seaside weddings demand lightweight attire—anything else and you’ll be weighed down and hot. Grooms often sport linen, but if it’s really hot, guys can go for the jacket and wear a loose shirt and trouser. For the ladies, light, fabrics are key; for comfort, try cotton or linen. Get your wedding dress designed by Karishma Sondhi.

Photo: Going Bananas Photography.
Photo: Going Bananas Photography.
Photo: Karishma Sondhi.
Photo: Karishma Sondhi.

Time it Right

12 pm heat can be ruthless in many seasides. Even if you’re okay standing there burnished, think of your guests. High temperatures are not for everyone, especially older age people and kids. To avoid the heat, consider a morning or sunset ceremony. Nature works in its own way ways. You can’t stress this enough always have a backup plan in place for whatever it throws your way. How to plan your dream destination wedding: our top tips!

Photo: Going Bananas Photography.
Photo: Going Bananas Photography.

The Food

The main part of Indian culture is food and specialy the one trending topic of weddings in India is the food. A beach wedding in Goa will be quite different from a seasonal wedding in the Delhi, and your menu should reflect that. When selecting your menu, also consider the temperature—many foods will spoil in the heat (for your wedding cake, for instance, fondant is a better choice than buttercream, which will melt in the hot temps). Get your favorite customized wedding cake from Helga’s Cake Creations.

Photo: Going Bananas Photography.
Photo: Going Bananas Photography.
Photo: Helga's Cake Creations.
Photo: Helga’s Cake Creations.

Photographer

Now all you have been doing is planning and trying to get everything in place and make it look perfect for the special day but what you could not miss is a professional photographer who will capture the moments. Also, take advantage of the beauty of natural surroundings. For great candids, loosen up. Kick the sand, turn a cartwheel, or simply hold hand in hand. How to keep your guests involved at your Destination Wedding.

Photo: Going Bananas Photography.
Photo: Going Bananas Photography.

A beach wedding, whether held at an exotic destination or your summer getaway home, can be a great experience both for the couple and their guests. After all, it’s like a mini-vacation for everyone involved!How to plan perfect fireworks and lightings for your wedding.

Contact the vendors mentioned in this article

Leave a comment

Photo: Diraj Amritraj Photography.
How to choose the best destination to celebrate your wedding
The wedding is one of the most important parts of your life. Some prefer for destination and some for court marriage. But the destination is one of the most romantic weddings.
Love Travels: Ronnie and Shirin's Gorgeous Destination Wedding in Cancún
Love Travels: Ronnie and Shirin's Gorgeous Destination Wedding in Cancún
Shirin and Ronnie are the jet-setting couple who's love has taken them around the world. Take a closer look at their stunning wedding in Cancun.
Photo: Romesh Dhamija
Best Seating Styles For An Indian Wedding
Are you getting married on a beach or indoors? Do you have a high number of guests? Do you have a specific theme for your decor? These are all things to consider when choosing your seating arrangements, here's our top tips...

Create your own amazing wedding website for free in two clicks

Fully customizable with hundreds of designs to choose from. See more designs >

List your Wedding Business with Zankyou
If you have a company or you're a wedding professional, Zankyou gives you the opportunity to advertise your services to thousands of couples who choose us to organize their weddings in 23 different countries. More information