5 Do’s and Don’ts of a Charleston Beach Wedding

Charleston Beach Wedding Dos:

Do hire a wedding coordinator.

Not only will the coordinator be available to setup your Charleston Beach Ceremony, he/she will know and understand the tides, lighting, permit requirements, along with all other technicalities that come along with a beach wedding. Not hiring a coordinator will leave your setup crew hot and tired as dragging decorations and setting up in the sand is no easy task.  It’s really a lot of work.

Do provide transportation for your guests.

With many beaches, parking is at a minimum or a premium price.  Providing transportation for your guests cuts any worries out and ensures everyone will be there on-time.

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Do prepare for wind.

Beaches typically have wind!  Take this into account with your hair style, veil, and dress unless you want to recreate the all so known famous Marylin Monroe pose!

Do hire business professionals.

Did you know that anyone getting compensated must have a business license to be able to conduct business! So if you find a great photographer at a discounted price, make sure they are licensed to conduct business where your wedding ceremony will take place.  If not, they may be asked to stop conducting business which would leave you without services or getting hit with a hefty fine.

Do let the guys go informal.

The beach is just too hot for tuxedos and heavy suites.  Opt for light weight fabrics such as cotton pants or even Bermuda shorts.

Charleston Beach Wedding Don’ts:

X Don’t have your beach wedding in the middle of the day in the summer.

Not only will the sun be beating down on you and your guests, there will be many beach-goers around that may make it into your wedding album or worse, cheering for you like their favorite team just won the Superbowl.

X Don’t wear heels.

Heels and sand do not go well together. I recommend wearing flat sole sandals or even no shoes.  Having on heels will make your strut down the aisle look quite funny.

X Don’t bring glass on the beach.

Think about it.  Can you have glass at your neighborhood pool?  Same applies to the beach as it wouldn’t be fair if it broke and was left for someone to get cut or worse, an animal to eat it.

X Don’t use a runner on the beach. Charleston Beach Wedding

It does not work out well at all!  No matter how even the sand is prior to its placement, sand moves and thus so does the runner.

 

X Don’t use artificial flower petals

Artificial (faux) floral is bad for the environment and not allowed on Charleston beaches.  Remember earlier we mentioned wind at the beach, well the flower petals will eventually blow around or be taken out to sea by the tides.  If using flower petals, real petals will have to be utilized.

Be sure to check out our Beach Package and let us help you plan your dream beach wedding.