Stressing out because you think the planning is going to be hard or don’t know where to start? DON’T WORRY!!!! Let us give you a few tips on where and how to start the planning stages of your Beach or Destination Wedding. If you are planning to do this on your own then here are a few pointers. If not then you can always hire a wedding planner that will take care of all the details.
Most of our customers that have beach weddings opt for a more casual and informal wedding. The dress attire is more relaxed and easy to travel with. No need for tuxedo rentals or the extra expense of a garment that wont be use again for a while or ever. And, ladies no heavy gowns to deal with, where to store it in the plane, have it iron or anything of the sort. The beauty of a beach and destination weddings is the RELAX style that comes with wedding in the beach with the cool ocean breeze and feeling the sand beneath your feet.
First, you need to consider the budget. Beach and destination wedding can be a little more costly than getting marry where you live and takes a little bit of more planning, but nothing that cannot be taken care of.
Second, how large would you like the wedding to be ? How many guest you like to invite?
Third, set the date and location of the event. Research the cost of the airline and hotel. Most of the time the hotel will work with you and give you discounts for the wedding party lodging, and so will the airlines. Even if you are taking care of most of the planning yourself the hotel usually has a wedding planner on site to assist you with the local florist, beauty salons, catering and guest activities and any last minute situation or request.
Fourth, as soon as you know where and when your wedding it’s going to be then start thinking about the wedding attire. Since, a beach wedding is more of a relaxed event the attire is simpler. A linen, chiffon or silk dress for the bride and bridesmaids and linen Mexican wedding shirts and drawstring pants for the groom and groomsmen. Refer to the above paragraphs which explains in more detail about the wedding attire for destination and beach weddings. Also, check out the entire wedding section here at mycubanstore.com
Fifth, the catering, photographer, flowers and table decorations can be arranged with the hotel if you don’t have someone that you are planning in flying in to the event. They will work with you from the menu, wedding cake to the last flower detail. You probably will take the wedding favors with you for the table decors ( check out the wedding favors here mycubanstore.com) After you have chosen the location you will probably need to take a trip there to meet with the hotels wedding planner to arrange it all. They will guide and make sure everything will runs smoothly, so you don’t need to worry.
Sixth, prepare little bags for each guest with may be a bottle of water, a pair o flip flops, a disposal camera, a small bottle of sunscreen, a paper hand fan and little sun visors with the bride and grooms names on it. This things come in very handy specially if the ceremony is taking place outside by the ocean side.
Seventh, arrive at the destination meet with the wedding planner, arrange transportation for your guest arrivals then head down to the beach and relax. Enjoy your wedding day! You’ll see that with a little planning there’s no need to worry.