Wednesday, November 2, 2016


By Eva Fydrych

Beach Wedding

Photo courtesy of ModaBridal

Beach weddings are unlike other types of weddings. From holding your reception on the boat to starfish décor and seashell bouquets - there are many unique ideas that will only work at this exotic setting.


“More and more brides are buying two gowns — an expensive one for the wedding day and a disposable one they change into and wear while jumping into the ocean with the groom for photographs. We’ve also seen a trend of couples arriving by boat. One bride arrived via boat with her wedding swimsuit on, then made a quick change into her gown.” — says JoAnn Gregoli, the owner of Elegant Occasions, a full-service event planning and production company based in New York.

Photo courtesy of ModaBridal

Plan Ahead

For a destination wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean, start planning at least 8 or even 10 months before. You need time to find a suitable resort and finalise all the details. Keep in mind that certain times of the year may be more expensive so set up your overall budget in advance.

Photo courtesy of TotalAdvantage

Choose the Right Dress

Consider buying your dress online; internet shopping offers lots of opportunities! Established boutiques such as offer not only gorgeous wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, but also shoes and accessories.

Online shopping has so many advantages: convenience, no crowds, less compulsive shopping. You will find better prices and more variety - the choices online are amazing. Comparing and researching dresses and their prices is also much easier online. You have the ability to read the reviews from other shoppers who have firsthand experience with the retailer.

Fashionable Floor-Length Lace Wedding Dress

Simple & Casual Floor-Length A-line Wedding Dress

One Shoulder Beach Wedding Dress (Photos courtesy of ModaBridal)

A beach wedding means lots of fun options for your dress. You can show off your figure in a seductive open-back halter gown, opt for a strapless maxi dress, or choose to draw attention to your legs instead.

Useful Tips

  • Arrive in style to your ceremony! How about hiring a motorboat?
  • Go for a colourful seashell bouquet instead of traditional flowers (see picture below).
  • Hire local musicians - a mariachi band, steel drums etc. - to set the tone and tell the story for the evening.

Seashell bouquet (Photo by Amanda Jayne Photography / Courtesy of

Source: Bridal Guide, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, TotalAdvantage


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