The world is your oyster when it comes to planning a beach wedding. But here are some pearls that can really ensure your big day is one that you will never forget.
According to the most recent Google Zeitgeist report based on web searches – read more at CNN Mexico is one of the top picks when it comes to people planning a wedding beside the sea. This should come as no surprise given the abundance of top-class beaches and hotels and a climate almost guaranteed to make almost every wedding a sunny occasion. There is also plenty of opportunity for the newly-weds and their guests to enjoy a wide range of activities either before or after the big day. These range from playing golf and enjoying water sports to exploring jungle terrain and Mayan ruins.
This really is a beach-lover’s paradise, with a host of islands on offer. Along with literally hundreds of deserted coral cays and ‘out islands’. This is the ideal wedding destination if you want to spend plenty of time on or in the water. There are diving opportunities aplenty, along with snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, and dolphin watching. If you want even more excitement than simply getting married has to offer. You could try out kiteboarding, wave running, or kayaking.
Are you put off by a beach wedding because you don’t want to spend hours on a plane and trust a faceless travel company to organize everything from your catering to your wedding photographer? Well, now you do not have to head abroad for a beach-based ceremony, as Bournemouth has become the first beach in England and Wales to be licensed to hold weddings and civil partnerships. This is an ideal all-weather destination even if the British weather is not ideal. Thanks to a host of marquee options, and you can enjoy everything from a fish. And chip supper after the ceremony to a sit-down meal or beach barbecue. You will not have to worry about transporting huge gowns and suits. And there are plenty of local options for florists and photographers.
If you want something completely different from a traditional wedding. The Guardian website suggests a ceremony on the sand at the Hilton Bentley Miami. Before heading off to the Skyline Terrace for a cocktail celebration overlooking the city. There will certainly never be a shortage of photo opportunities in South Beach’s Art Deco streets, and this really is a venue that can provide a wedding to suit almost any budget or taste – unless you want a white church wedding in a Devon village, of course.
If you want a really unique wedding destination, how about heading to the oldest of all Hawaiian Islands? Kauai is known as the Garden Island and offers perfect beaches and a real taste of ‘old Hawaii’. There is a great laid-back vibe about the place, guaranteed to ward off those pre-wedding nerves, with such sights as the awe-inspiring waterfalls, the stunning Na Pali Coast and the Waimea Canyon ensuring that this will be a trip that will stay in your memory forever.