Wedding & Function
Wedding & Function

Beach Wedding Tips

Beach weddings are a popular alternative to the traditional church wedding ceremony and with South Africa’s mild-climate a beach wedding can be a practical alternative to stuffy indoor venues.

Here are some hints when deciding on a beach wedding.

- Consult the National Weather Bureau for information about regional weather patterns.

- Pay attention to the time of day - many areas can become too hot to be outdoors from noon to around 3p.m why not consider your wedding reception from late afternoon to sunset.

- Watch out for the morning and noon sun, as it can often be too bright to take good photographs.

- Enquire if a permit is necessary to have a wedding ceremony on a public beach - contact the Municipality to be certain.

- You may 
envision taking over a big stretch of beach and setting up tables and chairs, always consider the legality and perhaps consider holding the reception at a nearby hotel or restaurant as you may not be allowed to have a reception on a public beach or Mother Nature may intervene by sending a lovely thunderstorm your way.

- Inform wedding guests of your intention to wed on the beachfront so that they can dress appropriately and exchange their ‘Sunday Best’ for hats and sunglasses.

- Watch out for delicate flowers that wilt in the heat - seek advice from your florist on more resilient varieties.