Planning on being a beachside betty for your walk down the (sandy) aisle? There’s nothing like a little wedcation to get you in the mood to plan your oceanside soiree, but getting married in paradise does come with its own wedding woes…if you’re not prepared. Here are a few of my top tips for making sure your destination wedding with an ocean view goes off without a hitch.
- Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! I may have only listed it three times here, but I simply cannot say it enough. Without even mentioning the fact that you and the hubbs will be living happily ever after for the rest of your very wrinkled and sun-spotted lives if you spend too time much sun-soaking, no bride wants to see red in all of her wedding pics! Sunburns are just not sexy. But, neither is Tan Mom, so don’t go too far in the other direction, either.
- There are no more rules when it comes to beach wedding gowns – you can wear the elegant ball gown with the cathedral veil even for a walk down a sandy aisle. However – just because you can doesn’t always mean you should. The satin ball gown may be gorgeous, but beachside weddings are often, well, hot! There is a very big difference between glowing on your wedding day and glistening on it, so it may be a wiser choice to go with a more breathable and less weighty dress.
- Long, pretty waves are always a bridal do, but they can get you in quite the hairy situation on your wedding day. The closer you are to the ocean for your vows, the windier it will be – and the more likely your vows will come with a mouthful of hair. An updo and a whole lotta hairspray can be the beach bride’s best friend, so keep this in mind when thinking up your bridal hairstyle.
- It’s hot out there under the sun, and your guests are going to be sitting out in it the longest. Provide bottled water with cute personalized labels or opt for fan programs to help your guests keep their cool on your wedding. Looking hot and stylish and looking hot and sweaty are two very, very different things.
- Take your Mojuba Bag along with you to a destination wedding to be sure that you have all the essentials you could possibly need! From hairspray and bobby pins for windy weddings to deodorant and rice paper for the occasional glistening, it’s always better to bring everything you need right along with you. You just never know how far it is to the nearest drugstore in paradise.
Wedding Day Emergency Kit – Mojuba Wedding