So are you having a beach wedding? We know you invest a lot of effort, tears and money to have your fairy tail beach wedding. Not paying attention to this details might mess with your mood on your wedding day.
So if you’re getting married on the beach, avoid regrets and be sure you won’t miss anything.
This time I’m going to skip a little bit the “wedding photography tips” and will write about some things, apart from photography, that you should know before getting married on the beach.
First of all, as you already know I’m a wedding photographer not a wedding planner. Even though your wedding planner is the person that will be next to you during all the process of planning; meanwhile you’re getting ready, getting married, and even while getting drunk in the party, the only person that will be literal following you is the wedding photographer! So yeah, I’ve seen so many “I should’ve thought of this before”.
If you’re having a beach wedding, CHECK THE WEATHER!
This is probably something no one thinks about but it’s one of the most important things to do. Think about it! If it rains, it will mess with everything you planned for. I’ve seen people getting married in the middle of an almost-hurricane storm!
Even though I think it’s great that not even the rain would stop them from getting married, it did ruin a lot of the things they had planned. It ruined the make up, the setting, the dress and even the photoshoot. Not to mention that they had to party in a bar instead of in the beautiful place they set up.
I know, it never rains in Cancun… except when it does. So If you know it’s going to be a rainy day, at least you’ll have the chance to plan your wedding accordingly and you won’t be surprised by the rain during your ceremony!
Always be careful with the sun.
Before the wedding
If you’re getting married in Cancun or just having a beach wedding somewhere else, you probably won’t be arriving the day of the wedding but some days before. The first thing we do when we get to a place close to the beach, is run to the sea and then lay under the sun for hours. I’ve seen so many brides with a beautiful make up, great hair and an amazing dress but red skinned thanks to the sun burn they got days before. Not to mention a big red swimsuit mark on the back. So if you don’t want to look like a lobster on your beach wedding, don’t forget to be under the shadow and to wear a lot of sun screen!
During the wedding
Talking about the sun, it’d be great to consider getting married one hour before the sunset. Here’s why: If you have the sun on your side, getting married during the early day might be a nightmare. Picture yourself standing for 30 minutes melting under the hot sun with a big fancy dress and your face covered of make up slowly disappearing due to sweat. This is even worse if you’re used to cold weather.
One hour before the sunset is the best time. This is because the sun is almost leaving so you won’t sweat and the wind from the beach will keep you fresh. At this time, there’s still enough light to avoid the night plus you’ll get the sunset during your photoshoot if you do it right after the ceremony!
Avoid high heels!
As simple as it is. Go barefoot! Seriously, avoid looking like Bambi while walking down the asile because there is no way to use high heels in the sand. I highly recommend barefoot sandals! Beautiful and practical.
If you already bought the most perfect high heels in the world and you’re not giving up on them, then consider getting married inside a building with an ocean view. It still would be consider a beach wedding, isn’t it? 😉
Public beach = No privacy.
In Cancun and places near by every beach is public, but there’s a huge difference between a beach from an all inclusive hotel, than a beach from a small villa or a small wedding venue. I know that your wedding day is your day to shine, but maybe having a bunch of drunk spring breakers wearing funny and bright colored swimsuits looking at you is not exactly how you’re picturing it. If you already have a place or you’re looking for one, consider asking if it’s an usually crowded beach or not.
Safety pins are life savers!
Maybe you should not be carrying those around, but having one of your bridesmaid doing it, it’s usually a great idea. You just never know when you’re going to need one! If you have a problem with your dress, or bouquet (which I’ve seen before so many times) or maybe you just need to fix something quickly, safety pins are usually the easiest and fastest solution.
Two big enemies, hair and wind.
The easiest thing to do to fight the wind, is a chignon or a bun. Here you’ll find some cool ideas. This way you won’t have problems while the wind blows. But if you’re like me and you like your hair to be free, then you’re gonna have to think about it twice. There are a lot of hairstyles for loose hair you can use. Remember that in the beach, the wind is very strong! At least during the ceremony, you should stand facing to it so the wind will blow your hair to the other side and it won’t end up covering your face the entire time. Our pinterest board might help you a little bit to find the perfect hair style for you. Check it out here: “Wedding Hairstlyes”
After all, remember to enjoy the most important day of your life as a couple! Try to avoid the problems that might show up, but if they do, just relax and don’t let them bother you. You’re getting married, and that’s what really matters. Don’t forget to follow us on our social media an read our previous blog posts, you might find them very helpful! And if you’re Trying to find a Wedding Photographer in Cancun, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information!