Top Tips For a Cool Beach Wedding

Here are some tips to make your special day even more special and memorable for the right reasons if you are planning on having a beach wedding.

Beach  Wedding  Tip

Keep Hydrated! Be sure to bring some water to sip on, Florida beach weddings are in warm places so a little too much to drink the night before, caffeine for breakfast & not enough water is a perfect recipe for dehydration on your wedding day.

Beach  Wedding  Tip

Don’t party too hard the night before! Feeling a bit hung over for an early morning wedding is extra challenging with the bright sun and tropical island beach weddings will be warmer than most are used to. It is not uncommon for wedding party members that have drunk too much spirits and not enough water to feel very woozy… This can distract from the otherwise dream wedding on the Beach.

Beach  Wedding  Tip

Don’t get sunburned before your beach wedding. The photos will forever be a reminder to wear sunblock. As your destination beach wedding is in the warmer Tropical zones the sun’s rays really are much stronger, so 20 minutes in the sun will be like over an hour at northern latitudes and that’s plenty of time for fresh white skin to burn.

Beach  Wedding  Tip

 When traveling to the ‘sunburn latitudes’ you may want to at least indulge yourself in outdoor activities before you come to the tropics rather than try to ‘get it all here’. Even with reasonable sun protection your skin will gently acquire enough of tan to help protect your skin on your dream beach wedding day, especially if you work inside and it’s cloudy a lot before the wedding. When you’re here for your wedding/honeymoon, protect yourself from the sun during the hottest parts of the day, particularly before your wedding day. Brides can use high quality make up that has sunblock in it, while of course the guys can seek out high quality sun block.

Beach  Wedding  Tip

Creating beach weddings is a passion for us and we spend lots of time in the sun. What I have found to be more effective than sun block is long sleeve sun shirts, wide-brimmed hats and just apply a very high quality sunblock to any parts of the face that remains exposed. This cuts down immensely the amount of sunblock required to do an effective job, plus cleanup is easy, just change shirts.

Beach  Wedding  Tip

Remember that beach weddings are done on our beautiful public beaches. We have our favorite parts of the beaches which are less populated, however you might want to have your wedding during the week instead of the weekend. Our beaches are ranked #1 in the U.S. so people do travel to our beaches for the weekends and are more populated during then.

Beach  Wedding  Tip

Having a simple beach wedding instead of a complex mainland wedding allows for more quality romantic time on you Beach Wedding day. You don’t need to spend the down-payment of a house to have a magical day. Save the rest for the honeymoon vacation and… a house!

Beach  Wedding  Tip

Consider wearing island beachwear, Polynesian patters and or colorful flowers as opposed to wearing blaring bright white. Most cameras are pushed to their dynamic limit with the high contrast between the bride’s dress and the groom’s black. Softening that dynamic range with these ‘Island Style Wear’ will allow the images to take in more of the vivid context. OK, sure, white is a traditional color and we’ve shot countless very stunning white wedding dress shots in the blazing bright sun, but there is always an argument for a more casual look!

Beach  Wedding  Tip

If your Wedding Dreams include a Beach Wedding consider coming to the St. Petersburg area and getting Married right on the top beaches in the US!

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