Deciding on the location of your wedding can be as daunting as organising the big day itself. However the right location will not only add unique flavour to your big day, it can take the stress out of aspects such as the ceremony and decor, allowing you to focus on what’s most important. The two of you.
Thala Beach Lodge wedding coordinator Angie Schesser has been praised by newlyweds after many successful beach weddings. Angie offers her top five tips that could mean the difference between elation and despair on your big day.
1. Forget about the weather, you can’t control it anyway!
While there are practical considerations, such as keeping the bride and the 80-year-old grandparents relatively dry and unscathed, there’s no need to dwell on the weather. Not when you can escape from the beachfront to any number of sheltered reception areas overlooking the rainforest at Thala Beach Lodge.
2. Wear clothing and shoes to suit the location.
You’ve always pictured yourself getting hitched in that broad-collared purple suit, although is it appropriate? With factors like sand, sun and humidity to consider, apparel such as sandals, light clothing and hats are often a good choice here.
3. Keep the ceremony light and open. A beach wedding is supposed to be relaxed and interactive.
While a beach wedding certainly has its advantages, it’s important not to over-formalise the reception, which would be best left for another scene. Let the mood reflect the environment – light, airy, relaxed and spacious.
4. Keep the décor natural and simple, the beach is beautiful already.
While thousands of dollars are often spent on elaborate wedding decorations, with a beach environment, the outside world says it all. Here there’s no need to detract from the surroundings with gaudy accessories and adornments. At Thala Beach Lodge you can let the white sand, clear Coral Sea, rainforest and mountains do the decorating.
5. Keep focused. Remember the day is about the two of you.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the many going-ons of the day, such as catering, photography and making sure the seating arrangements aren’t going to start any familial wars. However, according to Angie, this is a point that needs to be reiterated, as it’s often easily overlooked. After all, what’s a wedding all about?
With Angie’s points in mind, a tropical beach wedding provides an excellent choice for those seeking the perfect atmosphere for their ceremony of undying love. With the scenery doing most of the work, there’s less chance of getting lost in wedding hooha, so you can focus on what really matters – the two of you.
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