The Top Tips For Your Perth Beach Wedding
Thinking of having your Perth wedding on the beach? For some of us, nothing sounds better than marrying the one you love on sandy shores surrounded by the sound of the waves.
But while a beach can be the perfect setting for the relaxed, intimate wedding of your dreams, the reality of it all can be a bit intimidating if you’re not prepared.
That’s why we’ve compiled our top tips to get you started on the right foot.
1. Location, Location, Location
There are a lot of different ways to go about hosting a Perth beach wedding. Will it be public or private, at a resort or somewhere abroad or interstate? Each of these comes with their own host of considerations, such as different permits, hire costs and access to electricity. Hiring a resort may be more expensive than reserving a stretch of the public beach, but the staff will be able to take care of all the stressful details.
2. Pack a Survival Kit
Think of what you pack when you go to the beach on a normal day – chances are you’ll need most of that at some point during your ceremony or reception. Providing the basics for your guests is an easy way to make sure everyone can make the most out of the day. Things like bug spray and sunscreen are essential, and depending on the time of year you might want to think about providing fans, water or blankets for your guests. These can be easily customised to function as bomboniere as well!
3. Be Flexible on the Dress Code
The beach doesn’t exactly scream black tie gala, and if you’re after a formal affair, the beach might not be the right setting. If you do want to go down the black tie route, consider finding a nearby Perth function centre on the beach instead. Sand and ocean breezes don’t pair well with long trains, veils and stiff tuxedos – a shorter dress, or a gown or suit in a lighter fabric like linen would be perfect. If you do opt for a longer gown, remember to have it tailored to the right length, because you can’t wear stilettos on the sand!
4. Consider Your Décor
A Perth beach wedding is the perfect opportunity to really maintain a theme throughout your styling. Cocktail or grazing-style catering would work perfectly with the setting, as heavy food like dairy and cheese will attract bugs. If you plan on staying outside for the duration of the reception, keep weather changes in mind – it’s best not to include a plethora of place cards and menus that can blow away in the sea breeze!
5. Always Have a Plan B
As much as we’ll keep our fingers crossed for perfect weather on the day, there’s nothing that can be done if it decides to turn moody and miserable. Ensure that you have a wet or windy weather option, such as a marquee or an indoor ceremony location, just in case!