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10 Facts About Beach Weddings You Need To Think About



Fun informal beach weddings with Minimal Boho style are this year's trends for Greece. We love the dreamy, free, magical sense of them not to mention they create lovely pictures and amazing mood boards on  Pinterest . They are a dream come true to many creative fun couples like you.


There is a big difference though between dreaming about your destination beach wedding and planning it. 

I'm sure you can picture how you would like it to work out, but can you imagine what it took to make it happen. 

By having a beach wedding in Greece
you must take into consideration weather, accessibility, amenities, etc. We have put
together some helpful tips for planning your beach wedding in Greece. 

Think light

This goes for everyone attending the wedding and especially the bride. Many bridal
gowns that we all dream of are not made with breathable fabrics. In most climates
that would be ok or even in a church wedding. When it comes to beach weddings,
being out in the sun in the wrong type of dress could make you over heat. Choosing
light weight fabrics such as chiffon and charmeuse will help keep you cool and seem
very elegant in the ocean breeze. Inform your guests before the wedding so they can
prepare for the weather as well. 




Consider an up-do.

It may or may not be windy on the day of you beach wedding. Which in most cases
it's just a light breeze, but you must be prepared for some gusty winds when
considering a beach wedding. An up-do is much more manageable than loose curls,
so speak to your hair dresser and make sure your hairstyle can withstand windy
weather. Also think about the veil, being so light and long it can be all over the place.
I have seen veil weights used to keep a bride's veil down in very windy occasions.
Another thing many brides have done is wear a crown of flowers and a smaller
version of a veil.

Beach rules.

In Greece all beaches are public and with the right permits and arrangements almost
any beach destination is possible. There are a few exceptions to consider. If the
beach is a protected nature reserve or a holy monastery there may be more
restrictions. Greece is full of beautiful beaches, some with sand and some with small
little pebbles. Also keep in mind from June till the end of september is beach season,
so while its ok for you to have a wedding on the beach it is also allowed for
swimmers to stay as long as they wish. A wedding planner can help by managing swimmers. Expect that your beach wedding will take place around 6:00-7pm. This is  

the best time for the heat, the beautiful sunsets, and most swimmers start to pack
up and go for dinner.

Avoid tan lines.

It is very nice to be sun kissed for your romantic beach wedding but keep a few
things in mind. Wear a bathing suit that will not give large obvious tan lines. Also
wear sun screen and other sun protection throughout your vacation to avoid getting
burned. It is also very important that you drink a lot of water, your skin photographs
best when you are well hydrated.


When arranging the date and time of your wedding day, it is really important to
know where the sun will rise and set, at what time that will happen, and whether or
not there will be too many swimmers at the beach. In most cases the best time to
have your beach wedding in Greece is around 6-7 depending on the time of year.
Hiring a wedding planner can help with many of these little details.

Hire a wedding planner.

Planning a wedding is hard enough as it is. Your dream beach wedding is possible,
but will be much less stressful if planned by a professional. Destination wedding
planners help in so many ways. Having a wedding on the beach needs a little extra in
the planning department. In most cases there is no seating available, and depending
on the location there are no bathrooms either. But a wedding planner who is familiar
with Greece and has the connections can arrange for all of these things to run