If you’re like 15% of the American population tying the knot, you may be interested in having a beach wedding. Beach weddings are a great way to have all of your closest loved ones celebrate your big day while having an excuse to vacation and have fun in the sun.
However, planning a destination wedding is no trip to the beach. Rather, it takes a lot of budgeting, time, and patience. Here are some important, need to know tips for planning your beachfront resort wedding:
- Get started as early as possible. To pull off a successful beachfront resort wedding, careful planning has to be done months in advance. Try to pick a location and book your hotel and flights as soon as possible. Pick a weekend where flights may be less expensive and you know that guests will be able to attend. Once you have figured out these details, send out a “save the date”. This should be mailed no later than 6-8 months prior to the actual wedding.
- Budget wisely. While the bill of an a typical wedding averages out to $26,000, a beach wedding can often cost anywhere between $10,000-50,000. With careful planning, your destination wedding can be the same price, if not less expensive than an average wedding. A great way to mitigate costs is by booking your venue and hotels in wedding off season, which occurs between the months of December and March.
- Enjoy the ride! This is your special day, you deserve the have the night of your life. And since you took so much time to plan it, all that’s left to do is kick your heels off, squiggle your toes in the sand, and dance until the sun comes up. Be sure to take lots of pictures, and designate a hashtag for the event so friends can upload images to social media.