Nature Wedding & Beach Wedding

By: Kenmorris
When it comes to planning your beach wedding the right way, make Mother Nature your guest of honor!

Imagine the beach! It is the perfect backdrop to the quintessential romantic wedding. Yet to do it right, Mother Nature will need to be taken into consideration first and foremost. As one of the main factors in this equation which cannot be controlled, she may throw you some curve balls which, if you are well prepared, should not bother you in the least.

The weather of course is the primary adversarial force when it comes to beach weddings. The wise couple will peruse the weather history of the beach they are considering and then estimate the likelihood that on their chosen date the weather may be cooperative rather than fickle. Obviously, common sense will dictate that an East Coast beach wedding should not be set during hurricane season while a West Coast beach wedding should not be set during the fall and winter months when it is notoriously rainy, even in sunny Southern California!

Next is a study of the tide schedules. Serious fishermen will carry them as a staple in their tackle boxes, but enterprising couples intending to celebrate their vows on the beach of their choice will be wise to know when the tide comes in. Nothing is worse than having the minister or other officiator rushing through the vows in an effort to make it to the reception dry-footed!

Not all that often considered but a big part of the marine setting are bugs and little sand crabs. Although the latter do not really chomp down too hard, the aforementioned bugs can be a nuisance that sometimes takes on Biblical proportions! Whether you are dealing with those that descend onto the drying seaweed which is washed ashore or the mosquitoes which seem to come out of nowhere but may have your wedding party running for cover, knowing the setting ahead of time will allow you to wisely choose the right beach ? or any portion therefore ? for your marriage celebration.

As you choose the time of the event, remember that the outgoing tide carries a scent of refreshing, while a tide that has gone a long time ago will have left behind rotting seaweed which ? after four hours in the glaring sun ? will not add a lot of sweet scents to your celebration. Pick your time accordingly; once again, the tide schedules will be a tremendous help! You will also want to take this into account when contemplating your picture poses and backgrounds.

Next on the list of beach related items to tick off your check list are the amenities. Granted, there is precious little you will need other than your mate and an officiator, but your guests may appreciate the availability of bathrooms while those wearing high heels might like a concrete slab or something even to stand on ? sand is murder for those wearing heels!

In addition to the foregoing, keep in mind that a public beach is, well, public! You may have a Frisbee flying through your nuptials or listen to the wailing child who got wet when she thought she could escape the waves! Onlookers may stop to watch, and unless you do not mind the publicity, then a public beach is not a good choice. You will also want to take this into account when contemplating your picture poses and backgrounds.
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