Unique Beach Wedding Receptions

Written by Cindy English


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Formal afternoon weddings will of course lead torepparttar usual "sit down" planned menus. Caterers will be necessary. The advantage being thatrepparttar 146448 whole affair will be tended to without you lifting a finger... for a price. In order to cut costs here, you will have to limitrepparttar 146449 menu andrepparttar 146450 guests.

So, if you have a large guest list and a limited budget, avoid marrying late inrepparttar 146451 afternoon. Guests will be hungry and expectrepparttar 146452 dinner reception. Instead, stick with a breakfast, brunch or cocktail reception.

The wedding industry dictates that a reception should be from three to five hours in length. Rubbish! A reception should be as long as it takes for you and your guests to enjoy each others company and have fun. It can last a couple of hours or all day if you like.

Don't feel obligated to stretchrepparttar 146453 event out. Often, your older guests tire easily and would like to leave beforerepparttar 146454 designated departure time anyway. If you are having a beach side bash, consider a "come and go" atmosphere. Let people know what time your departure will be so they can be there to send you off.

As far as beach wedding reception ideas go,repparttar 146455 rule of thumb is - there is no rule of thumb! Breakrepparttar 146456 mold. Do something different, something fun, something memorable.

Whatever you and your guests will enjoy most, ISrepparttar 146457 perfect beach wedding reception!

Cindy English is the publisher of: http://www.Beach-Wedding-Themes.com Beach wedding themes full of fun, fantasy and romance http://www.All-Florida-Beach-Weddings.com Plan your wedding celebration in Paradise! Copyright 2005 by Cindy English


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* The most important thing to remember when planning a beach wedding is that "Mother Nature" rules! Depending on her mood, she can brighten your day or rain on your parade! When planning your celebration, be sure to plan an "alternate location" shouldrepparttar old girl be cranky that day!

* The beach is usually a bit breezy so take that into consideration when picking your location. Try to choose a "cove" onrepparttar 146447 beach that is protected from direct winds.

* Be sure to check with local authorities regarding any permits needed to userepparttar 146448 beach. This should only be necessary if you are having a large gathering and you want to block off a portion ofrepparttar 146449 beach exclusively for you and your guests. Ask to be sure though.

* Check onrepparttar 146450 "Beach Rules". Ask questions. Can you have candles onrepparttar 146451 beach? Can you play music intorepparttar 146452 night? How late can you stay? Is there an area nearby for open fires should you choose to barbeque?

* Speaking of food...don't forget aboutrepparttar 146453 seagulls! They are notorious beggars and thieves. You can expect them to attend your beach wedding, uninvited! As long as you keep food covered and don't feed them, they will stay onrepparttar 146454 sidelines.

* Rememberrepparttar 146455 tides. You definitely do not want to be surprised byrepparttar 146456 quick and unanticipated arrival of high tide!

* Onrepparttar 146457 beach, there will be bugs and sunshine! Make sure you considerrepparttar 146458 comfort of your guests. Bring sunscreen and insect repellant for those who did not remember to bring their own.

* Chairs may sink inrepparttar 146459 sand if you do not rent flooring to place under them. However, if you are planning a "beach blanket" reception, you will not need chairs. Remember your elderly guests though. Plan for their safety and comfort. You will need to provide them with chairs and beach umbrellas to protect them fromrepparttar 146460 elements.

Beach weddings are absolutely beautiful but nature does provide an element of uncertainty. Careful planning on your part will eliminate most of them.

Just remember...

If every hair is not in place due torepparttar 146461 ocean breezes or a seagull drops off his "wedding gift" a little to close torepparttar 146462 punch bowl...

These are not flaws or imperfections in your day. They are "memories"! Cherish them and have fun!

Cindy English is the publisher of: http://www.Beach-Wedding-Themes.com Beach wedding themes full of fun, fantasy and romance http://www.All-Florida-Beach-Weddings.com Plan your wedding celebration in Paradise! Copyright 2005 by Cindy English


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