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What are the optioins for beach wedding

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Beach weddings are the perfect option for couples who want to get married with their feet in the sand. There isn’t a better way to get married than in the sun on a warm beach.

Many times beach weddings are more relaxed than traditional weddings. Attire often consists of lessformal options for the bride and groom, and receptions are usually a little bit laid back and less formal.

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There are many themes that you can use toenhance your wedding including matching yourcolors with tropical flowers and anything nautical like boats and seashells.

There is one important component of a beach wedding that is needed, and that is the beach. There are several really good options for choosing a beach wedding location.

If you live on or near a beach you definitely have an advantage, however don’t be discouraged if you don’t.Destination weddings are a very popular option for couples that want to get married on the beach but don’t live near one. Many resorts offer wedding packages that make the planning fairly straight forward.

Here are three options for a beach wedding location:

A Beach-Themed Wedding

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If you really want a beach wedding but can’t make it to the beach maybe a beach-themed wedding is your last hope. Decorate the ceremony and reception in a beach theme, and choose tropical flowers for yourbouquets and centerpieces.

Choose a beach-themed signature drink for the reception like a Mojito, and send your guests home with abeach wedding favor. Use your creativity to pull it off.

On the Beach

To have a true beach wedding you need a beach. Many hotels and resorts on the East and West coasts of the United States, Hawaii and the Caribbean islands have wedding packages and wedding planners on site tohelp with planning the details.

Be careful about using public beaches. Check with local towns for any rules or regulations that may be in place, and secure any needed permits before trying to use a public beach.

All this doesn’t mean, however, that you need to be near the ocean. Lakes and rivers also have beacheswhich can be used for weddings.

Near the Beach

If you don’t want to or can’t get married directly on a beach consider getting married near the beach. Manyhotels and resorts have gazebos, gardens and other locations on the property for getting married. It may alsobe easier for set up and the reception to get married away from the beach.

You can still have the beach in the background during the ceremony, and you can always take photosafterwards on the beach.

Restaurants are another option. Many have beautiful beach views or facilities that overlook or are on the beach. Also, check public parks near the beach as a possible option for your wedding.

Beach Wedding Vows

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Beach wedding vows are an important part of your marriage ceremony. From traditional to contemporary, you can easily customize your wedding vows to match your seaside theme.

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Choosing Beach Wedding Vows

When you are deciding upon your vows, be sure to include your fiancé in the planning process. While many brides love the idea of writing wedding vows, your groom may feel helpless and tongue tied when it comes to expressing his love for you in words – especially in front of all your friends and family. On the other hand, a normally shy and reserved man may surprise you by encouraging you to write your own vows for your big day together. You never know until you brainstorm as a couple, so don’t leave him out of the process.

If you have decided to write your own vows, then you will need to spend a lot of time in thought and reflection to decide what to write. However, if you are looking for some assistance in finding great pre-written vows, or just want to modify the traditional exchange, then the ideas below may help you.

Nautical Themed Love

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If you would like to keep in time with your ocean themed wedding, your vows can be creative and poetic, perfect for a seaside ceremony. Beautiful words such as…

The choice is made, and now I swim In a far different sea, The shores of which are bright green hills Raised up for you and me. (from a poem by Nicholas Gordon)

…can a special flair to your ceremony. Beach wedding vows can be constructed through the borrowing of copyright free poems and stories, weaving together a special exchange that is unique and meaningful to you as a couple, instead of a tired mainstream routine. You can find more beach-themed vows by visiting My Beach Favors, an all-beach idea site.

Spicing Up Tradition

Many priests, pastors, and other professional wedding officiates will join you at the beach for your nuptials per your request. If this is what you choose to do, chances are they will have a good idea of what they typically hear at weddings. They will provide you with traditional wedding vows. Work together with a friend or family member if you wish to just spice these up a bit. It may be as simple as modernizing the wording, depending upon what you are hoping for.

What to Avoid

All wedding guests enjoy romantic vows and funny stories, but take caution when combining the two. Jokes may fall flat with some, and it is always best to stay classy and appropriate when delivering vows in front of everyone you know. A little humor is fine, but keep your friends and family in mind.

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Also, consider the length of your vows. It is often difficult to hear the bride and groom speak at weddings, and with the roar of the ocean behind you, it can be even more difficult. Keeping in mind that only the first few rows may be able to hear your vows, keep it short and sweet. Have a lot to say? Write it in a letter and read it to your new spouse after the wedding if you can catch some alone time, or find a creative way to deliver it through a friend.

Free Beach Vows

If you would prefer to look at a variety of wedding vows at once, the Internet is an outstanding resource. There are countless websites available to find free wedding vows.

  • Right here at marry2012.com you can find free wedding vows ideal for your ceremony.
  • Tybee Island provides free vows, examples, vow renewals, and beach wedding ideas.
  • luckydresses.com can help you select your favorite beach wedding dresses .

You can also enlist a friend to write vows for you, if you know someone artistic enough to do so.

Beach wedding vows can be whatever you dream up. The sky’s the limit when it comes to the words exchanged on your special day.