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Tips for a Destination Beach Wedding

By: Weddings by Velas Resorts / 30 May 2019
Tips for a Destination Beach Wedding

Tips for a Destination Beach Wedding

Have decided to get married on the beach in Mexico? Congratulations! Destination weddings are a gorgeous way to celebrate. Unlike traditional weddings in the city, beach weddings need a more specialized type of planning. At Velas Weddings, our luxury wedding planners have given us a few beach wedding tips to help you prepare for your perfect day where the sun, sand and sea will witness your love.

Arrive Early

Plan to arrive at the destination a few days in advance to acclimate to the surroundings. This will also give you time to review the final details and test your hair and makeup preparations.

If your friends and family are going to make the trip to your destination wedding, it's a great chance to enjoy time together and go on several adventures in the city - like exploring the surroundings on a sailboat or swimming beside tropical fish on a snorkeling tour!


Plan the Tan

In the tropical climate, you'll want to bare a little more skin than usual. And, if you're like most of us - you'd like to be a little more tan in the photos. We recommend working on your tan at home in the weeks leading up to your wedding. We don't recommend any sun the 2 or 3 days before the wedding because the atmosphere is different in tropical climates and it's easier to burn in a short period of time. You want a vibrant cinnamon tone and not a red one - so make sure to plan accordingly and protect your beautiful skin.  


Hair & Makeup    

For the big day, we advise having your hair and makeup professionally done. But, for the days prior to and after the big day, think about what you'll do. Will you have long lashes or updo hairstyles? How will you plan for the humidity? You're the bride and you'll be the center of attention for the entire time at the destination, make sure and plan your style in advance.


Destination Wedding Dress

When choosing the wedding dress, think primarily about the beach weather. Fresh and breathable fabrics are the best option. Also take into account: perspiration. Make sure to choose a wedding dress that will not slip during the ceremony!

Pamper the Bridesmaids

You'll be on the beach with your favorite women in the world, so plan a spa session with massages, skin treatments and facials for all to pamper the women who've come so far to support you on your big day.

If you're planning a luxury beach wedding, these are priceless tips! For all of your wedding planning needs, let us help you at Velas Weddings. Our luxe wedding planners are ready to create the ceremony of your dreams at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Grand Velas Los Cabos, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Mar del Cabo, Velas Vallarta or at Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta.

Choose your preferred date below and begin planning the luxury beach wedding of your dreams today!

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