Having a beach wedding can be absolutely idyllic. It also can have certain ups and downs involved in it too. You picture this very beautiful ceremony by the ocean or other body of water. However, you need to think about the special issues that could arise and plan how to handle them. When you know how to deal with anything that can come up you can plan an ideal beach wedding. Ups The beach wedding is much more casual dress wise. This means you save a lot in buying your wedding dress and that your bridesmaids and groomsmen save too. Everybody gets to be relaxed and comfortable. The guests love this type of wedding too. Beach weddings are much less expensive than a traditional wedding. Renting a church or hall can put you in some debt. Anyone planning a wedding likes to economize unless their budget is huge. Traditional weddings run into many thousands of dollars. Why start your marriage off in such debt. Choose the beach instead. The reception can also be held on the beach. This is especially fun for any of the children that might come to the wedding. They can have fun on the beach while the adults visit. In fact everyone can move around more on the beach than at a regular reception. Sometimes you need a permit other times you don't need one. If your ceremony only involves a few people than you can just block a small area off to use. If you are having a large affair though then you might need to go to the courthouse or the beach authority for a permit. This is easy to do though just have to check the date to make sure another wedding is not happening in the same place. Downs It can be a tad windy at the beach plan accordingly. Maybe there is a location protected by the cliffs from the wind. Also plan any decorations accordingly too. The weather for Melbourne Wedding Ceremonies can be very unpredictable so be sure to liaise with your Melbourne Marriage Celebrant for ideas and suggestions. The weather could change and rain on your happy day when having it at the beach! You might need to come up with somewhere else as a backup plan. Even your parents' house is a good back up plan if you are having a small ceremony. There might be some rules at the beach about playing music at night. You will need to check into this and plan accordingly. Also you need to see if the beach allows cooking in case you want to have a cookout for your reception. Be careful to cover the food so that the birds do not have their fill of it during the ceremony. Seagulls and other birds are common around beaches. So protect the food from an invasion so that your reception will be a hit. Beach weddings are great though as a long as you remember the ups and downs listed here. Make your plans with these in mind and your Melbourne Beach Wedding Ceremony and the reception will come off without a glitch. Karine Hart, Wedding Celebrants Melbourne based in Berwick services all Melbourne Suburbs and surrounds. I am available for Ceremonies Melbourne, renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies. Offering a fresh modern approach, I am a young and vibrant Celebrant Melbourne that provides exceptional customer service ensuring that your wedding ceremony is coordinated and presented professionally.