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9 Handy Tips for Planning a Beach Wedding thats Awesome AF!

Beach Weddings are the wedding trend that’s still ‘IN!’ but how do you make sure yours is the a win win? Panic not, just check out what we’ve got. If you’re planning a beach wedding that you want to be playful, pretty and oh so perfect, we got your back for that expert effect! We’ve got you covered with the must-haves and must have-nots with these super handy tips for planning a beach wedding from our favourite planners 😎⬇︎

 9 Super Handy Tips for Planning your Beach Wedding 💖

Research, Research and More Research

Ayushi and smaran wedding | couple looking at the iPad | reached to plan your beach wedding
(c) Aviraj Saluja from Blogger Ayushi Banga’s wedding 

A beach wedding requires a lot of homework! Research a lot on Google to check out the best deals and make your dream wedding come true, make sure you book the beach of your choice 6-8 months in advance so that there’s no rush and you get a good deal! Book one that’s less touristy, more quiet, calm and clean. You don’t want to book a beach that’s crowded af and ruin your dream day 🙈

Be a Beach Diva in your Daring Dress

bride in a short yellow lehengas with a rani pink blouse running onto each for her beach wedding
(c) Ramit Batra photography

Wear wedges instead of high heels, light garb instead of heavily embellished dresses, and minimal jewelry (think floral jewellery) instead of a LOT of heavy jewelry! You don’t want the sand to play spoilsport and ruin your otherwise picture perfect ‘wedding on the beach’! Yeeesh 😱

Makeup Fit for a WET Look

Indian bride in a pretty gold shimmer lehenga | bridal lehengas colours for the Indian Skin tone
(c) Wedding Documentary

Make sure you keep the humidity in mind and wear light but, ultra-next level waterproof makeup (Hey, you might be in for a surprise pool plunge as well!) Consider wearing an updo with flowers instead of leaving your hair down, the wind and sand might ruin your gorgeous locks otherwise 😋

Local Love 💖

swing made for a beach wedding using local palm tree leaves | planning a beach wedding
(c) The wedding salad

Make sure you have a style that is local in terms of cuisine as well as the decor! This way, you won’t have to scour for items and your beach wedding might just get a unique and wonderful twist! Make sure you don’t overdo it do, let the beach (and you, of course) be the star of the beach wedding!

Public v/s Private?

Beautiful mandap at sunset on the beach - Indian wedding
Image Source – Pinterest

If your budget is on the lower side (or if you’d love to be married surrounded with local fanfare)  cut costs by grabbing a public beach, ‘coz that’s totally in your reach. But, make sure you book it beforehand! This way you’ll have your dream beach wedding with splendor in the sands.❣️

PS – Make sure you have all the permits in place. You don’t want to go running on the last day.

Look for THE PERFECT wedding photographer!

beach wedding, Couple on the beach with smoke bombs for their pre wedding shoot
(c) Dream Diaries

Look for a photographer who knows their way around the destination. They’ll be able to find hidden haunts and dreamy locations for the perfect destination shoot! Without this, the whole beach wedding would be moot! Think picture perfect photos for the romantic in you! *sigh* 😍

Time it Right

beautiful, beach wedding
(c) Ramit Batra Photography

For a beach wedding,make sure you organize it either in the morning or late evening, to make sure you avoid the sweltering heat! The magic of the beach brunches and sunset shaadis is other-worldly!

Easy Breezy

Pretty wedding table setting | pick underlays with light pink overlay and chivari chairs with cross bow chair backs for a beach wedding
(c) Aviraj Saluja

A beach wedding means that there inevitably will be a lot of breeze. Decor fluttering and giving you a dreamy feel is okay, as long as it doesn’t fly away! So make sure you’ve got all bases covered and strap those precious canopies tight!

PERSONAL Paradise 😇

beach wedding, beautiful
(c) Ramit Batra Photography

Go for the cutest personal favours to turn your beach wedding your personalized paradise. Think cute flip-flops, Hangover kits, sunglasses, funky badges /tshirts and more in the welcome hamper and décor.

Welcome check in sign for the groom at a beach wedding
(c) Decor by Purple Tree designs

Psst – Make sure you provide them with a bug-repellent too, and keep local guides handy as well 😇

With these handy tips you’re ready to master the art of planning a beach wedding that’ll blow everyone away (pun intended) Tag your beach bride friends so that they too can easily rock this trend. Tag ’em in the comments below ⬇︎


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  • I think beach weddings are the most exiting things that can really happen. The beach is simply the best location where you can get married. The pictures you have shared in this blog further reiterate my views. Thanks for sharing this lovely blog here. Looking forward to more such interesting posts.