I have been in love with the beach since I was a little
girl. I often spend my time sitting on the beach just staring out at the ocean.
The ocean seems incredibly serene and powerful to me. It was also my dream to
hold my wedding ceremony on the beach. I was determined that I would be having
a beach wedding someday from the time I was 10 years old. I still carried that
idea with me all the way through my college years. In fact, my mind was already
thinking ahead to how I was finally going to have my dream beach wedding, when
my fiance slipped a ring on my finger.
However, my fiance wasnt exactly thrilled with the idea
of a wedding on the beach because the closest beach to our hometown was more
than three hours away. Nevertheless I was still determined to have a beach
wedding, even if it means limiting the number of guests that would actually
attend. Unfortunately, my fiance was still not sold out on my dream wedding
after several months of debate on setting a date. He finally gave in when he
realized that nothing less than a beach wedding would make me happy.
I was glad when I found a lovely inn that was located
directly on the beach. However, I had to reserve all of the guest rooms for the
weekend in order to have my wedding there. It was quite expensive but I
reserved the rooms because I was in love with the little inn. My older sister,
who was assigned as the wedding coordinator, was more than happy to take
control of my beach wedding plans.
My sister has a lot of experience with weddings and is
capable of going over lots of details that I would never think about. She
suggested that I should get married in the morning because of the position of
the sun, so that we will not have our photos taken with everyone squinting
because the sun is in our eyes the entire time.
She also told me that the breeze at the beach might
affect my beach wedding. I didnt realize that the breeze might blow my dress
out of place and might also blow the sand around. As a result, I had to adjust
my thoughts on buying a dress and how Id wear my hair to deal with all of the
factors that had been brought to my attention. I purchased a dress that was a
bit more form fitting and didnt have a long train. I also realized that it
would not be a good idea to wear a veil and decorate the chairs with flowers
and ribbons. I made sure that everything that was going to take place on the
beach very simple and hassle-free.
Fortunately, our wedding turned out to be absolutely
perfect. You have to plan accordingly, if youre also planning a beach wedding.
You may have to adjust some of your plans in order to make things as simple and
perfect as possible, but it is certainly worth it.