Beach weddings are such a dream. It makes you think of long summer days, sandy feet and salty margaritas. The reality is that although the beach is all of those things it can also be unbearably hot, especially in Baja where some locals swear the Mexican state is closer to the sun than the rest of the planet. This is the perfect excuse to add some cool details to your wedding experience.
1 HAVE YOUR CEREMONY AT THE RIGHT TIME
Having a beach ceremony? Rule numero uno, ask Google what time does the sun set on your wedding day. You want your ceremony to be scheduled no more than 2 hours before that time.
2 HAVE PARASOLS FOR YOUR GUESTS
The best thing against the sun is shade. It makes all the difference. Offering this tool to your guests will make their experience a much more enjoyable one. Cute paper parasols will look pretty great and can be used for wedding party photos afterwards.
3 GIVE AWAY HAND FANS
They can be placed over the seats so when your guests arrive they find fans waiting for them, or next to a welcome table along with other welcoming items.
4 HAVE YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY IN THE SHADE
If the ceremony time can’t be close to sunset, then consider having it in the shade. So many resorts and villas offer shady spaces with ocean views and you can always have another portion of your wedding celebration by the Ocean, like your cocktail hour or reception. Another option, is having a tent, with the right designer sky’s the limit.
5 HAVE COLD DRINKS
The perfect opportunity to bring out that signature cocktail or some traditional and refreshing “aguas naturales”, spanish for natural water, basically a watered down juice of different fruits, super cold.
6 OFFER PALETAS
Mexican popsicles are awesome, colorful and made with fresh fruit. Super refreshing there are several places that sell them in cocktail flavors and come in the cutest little ice-cream carts.
7 LET YOUR GUESTS KNOW WHAT TO WEAR
Let your guests know that it will be hot, to dress within the dress code but with the hot weather in mind, especially if you are not requiring jackets for the gentleman. They will appreciate the heads-up.
8 CONSIDER A BEACHY WEDDING GOWN
Think of a beach appropriate wedding gown. Same goes for the bride, not just the gown but the footwear. Barefoot is absolutely appropriate for a ceremony on the beach. Consider light fabrics, flowy and breezy that will let you enjoy your wedding day without any discomfort. And if you love to show skin, this is the best time to do it.
9 HAVE A SUMMER THEMED CARE PACKAGE
Along with the mini bottle of tequila, snacks and Tylenol packets, include sunscreen and chapstick on your welcome kit or care package. You can even customize it!
10 GO TECH
Check out USB mini fans for iPhone and Android, a pack of six can be found on Amazon for fourteen bucks, this little gadget is attached to the phone’s charging ports and make for a super cute give away.
Check out my Pinterest board with these ideas https://www.pinterest.com/annagomesp/cool-ideas-for-hot-summer-weddings/