5/12/14 by: ADMIN
Have you ever known anyone that would not love a beach wedding? Living in Southern California I have been to several and they have all been beautiful. Some have the ceremony outside and then move to an inside location for the reception and others have both the ceremony and the reception outside; just dependents on the time of day and what the city will allow. Of course one thing that you have to worry about is the weather and in Southern California the evenings at the beach tend to be a little chilly all year long. So if you are going to be outside for the entire event make sure you tell everyone to bring a jacket.
As far as the type of wedding dress to wear the brides I have seen always wear a long formal traditional wedding dress and the only complaint I have heard is that they are chilly; this goes for the bridesmaids as well. For this reason I think it may be best to have the ceremony outside and then move to an inside location for the reception. Being chilly for 14 or 20 minutes is doable but for the whole evening can be tough. And after spending all that money for a beautiful wedding dress it is hard to cover it up with some type of jacket.
I love a setup like this for a beach wedding simple yet elegant. You can go to this website for ideas and help planning your beach wedding http://abbyweddings.com/photo-album/attachment/002/ . It is a great source. Chairs for your guest and you are all set.
This would be my dream wedding at the beach; a beautiful outdoor setting with the ceremony starting about 4pm and then the reception to follow at an inside location with a view like the one below. This restaurant is Jake’s in Del Mar, CA.
Although I have never been to a wedding reception here I have had dinner here and the food, atmosphere and view are all wonderful. If they can accommodate your group I would highly recommend this location. Just have the ceremony on the beach and walk to the reception. I just went to a wedding in Half-Moon Bay, CA with a similar set up and everyone loved it.
Good Luck Planning!!!