Beach weddings are a fantastic venue for exchanging vows. You get to profess your everlasting love for one another with the people close to your heart while the sun sets over the horizon. However, while the scene is romantic, there is much preparation involved to make everything run smoothly.
Here are three tips for a smooth wedding ceremony on the beach at Khao Lak:
1. Make the guests feel comfortable
Ensure that your guests are aware that the ceremony will be held on sand so that they dress appropriately. You can place this detail on your invitation as well. It’s a fantastic idea to provide a shoe valet so your guests can leave their shoes behind in exchange for flip-flops during the ceremony. Setting up a de-sanding station lets them remove the sand between their toes afterwards. Doing so allows guests to dress to the nines for the reception but ensures that they can stay comfortable while they’re on the sand.
Make sure that everyone has a hat or a sunglass with them to avoid squinting due to sunlight. Shawls, sweaters, or blankets will come in handy if the weather gets chilly. You can also make your guests comfortable by providing refreshing beverages or paper fans if it is a mid-day ceremony.
2. Follow the right dress code
Formal ball gowns or chapel trains will undoubtedly feel out of place at a beach wedding. It is best to wear a dress appropriate for tropical weather such as a slip dress. Dresses made from light fabrics like chiffons and silks maintain their elegance while allowing you to move freely. Skirts shouldn’t be so long as to drag over the sand and become ruined. Opt for a mid-length or shorter dress.
If there are no wedding aisles for the ceremony, flat shoes or flip-flops will be appropriate. Better yet, barefoot sandals will look dressy and casual before you switch to high heels for the reception. Do not forget your shawl to protect you from the chilly sea breeze.
Tightly knit hairstyles won’t work on a beach wedding as it will look overly posed and uptight. Loose locks and gorgeous braids, on the other hand, will suit the laidback, tropical mood.
Meanwhile, you can have the groomsmen wear light pants and a button-down shirt with rolled sleeves. Sports coats are ideal if the weather will be a little chilly. Have the bridesmaids wear pastel dresses that combine light blues or greens with pink or turquoise. The other attendees simply have to dress to strike a balance between comfort and elegance.
3. Pay attention to detail
Ask your wedding coordinator regarding the necessary permits for a wedding on the beach at Khao Lak. Having a wedding planner saves you time and money because they know the rightful suppliers for the ceremony. It also pays to have a microphone for the officiating priest or minister so that everyone can hear the words over the crashing of waves.
The small group of guests must gather around the couple for a brief ceremony. Otherwise, have some seats set up at the venue. Decorations are optional, given the beauty of the surroundings. Nevertheless, having an arch at the entrance will be a nice touch.
Conducting the wedding on a beachfront hotel gives you privacy since most beach sites in Khao Lak are public places. That said, be sure to have a back-up plan so that the wedding can go on even in the case of rain. While a tent is a stop-gap solution, indoor shelter is better for an uninterrupted ceremony.
Wedding options by the beach
Let Apsara Khao Lak provide you with a worry-free beach wedding. You can choose their “Let’s Say I Do” package, which includes the ceremony with a priest, venue set-up, flowers, wedding cake, and a photographer. There’s also the “Very Thai” wedding package to have the ceremony conducted with a local flavor!
If you want to have your wedding at the temple, Apsara Khao Lak also has “At Temple” packages, which include round trip transfers and flowers for the Buddha image. Finally, go all the way with the celebration by booking the “Just Married Honeymoon Package,” which includes a romantic dinner by the beach.
If you are looking to have your wedding on the beach in Khao Lak, get in touch with us today! We’re happy to help.