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Learn how to organize your wedding on the beach

Do you dream of a beach wedding? The sea in the background, sunny weather and the feeling of walking on the sand. Can you imagine it? This blog is for you!

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Do you dream of a beach wedding? The sea in the background, an unbeatable climate and the feeling of walking on the sand? Did you imagine it? This blog is for you!

Getting married on the beach, without a doubt, is the dream of many couples. Just thinking that the most important day of your life can take place in a paradisiacal setting, surrounded by the most exuberant nature in a panoramic setting, is an irresistible idea. But where to start? How to organize the wedding of your dreams by the sea? Take note! At Wink, we help you

If you have already decided on a ceremony on the beach, the first step should be to choose which beach and in which destination. It is extremely important that before making a decision, you investigate the permits that are required to carry out your event.

On some beaches in the country, celebrations are not allowed since these places may be ecologically protected. There are even certain months of the year when they can totally deny entry, because the holding of events can affect some natural processes that occur on the beaches, such as whale watching, turtle births, and the mating of Marine species.

So, make sure you meet each requirement so that you have the perfect wedding on the ideal beach.

2. The importance of organizing every detail

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The guest list will greatly influence your budget and the experience your guests will have. We recommend that you choose the number of attendees at your wedding well, since on some beaches the space for the ceremony and reception is reduced. That is why most beach weddings tend to be small and intimate.

You may love a specific date to celebrate your wedding, such as your wedding anniversary, the day you were asked for your hand, among others.

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However, it is important that this date is within the ‘low season’, because if you choose dates within holiday periods, the beaches may be too saturated with tourists and the rates rise considerably.

  • When we talk about rates, everything has to do with everything. If you choose high seasons, the prices of flights and transfers rise. If you have a very large guest list and offer them several nights of lodging, food and sightseeing in the area, you must have a budget that can cover each item.

Wink Tip: check the policies of the hotel where you are going to hold the celebration, because if you are a large group of guests, you can get special rates. Also, all-inclusive packages are a great option so you don’t have to worry about anything other than continuing to plan your wedding.

  • As far as decoration is concerned, the most important thing is that it represents your style. However, the most recommended decoration styles for getting married outdoors are: bohemian style, maritime style, and tropical vintage, with elements such as bamboo, umbrellas, wood, candles, sheer fabrics, and of course, flower arrangements.

For catering, we advise you to offer a buffet-style menu as it is perfectly suited to the fresh and natural style of the sea. We recommend you exalt the gastronomy of the place with dishes that contain fish, shellfish and fruits from the region.

Wink Tip: In your wedding invitations, remember to specify the ‘dress code’ according to the type of wedding you are going to carry out so that your guests know how to dress that day. We recommend light colors, floral prints and flat or wide platform shoes.

Are you not sure which wedding dress or groom suit to wear for your beach wedding?

For beach weddings, a relaxed and comfortable boho style is usually chosen. Recomendamos el uso de telas vaporosas y tejidos frescos como el lino. As for color, white prevails, but pastel tones or unconventional colors such as blue are also valid.

For the bride we recommend an airy and fresh dress, in the silhouette that you prefer together with accessories such as lace, flower crowns and loose hairstyles.

For the groom we recommend wearing a formal guayabera or a shirt without a tie and pants in light colors such as beige, ivory or gray.

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3. It is always good to have a 'Plan B'

Have you heard the saying “Better safe than sorry”? To get married on the beach, it is necessary to take this into account. The weather in Colombia is unpredictable, and on the Colombian Caribbean coast, the weather can change from one moment to the next and go from having a sun in all its splendor to having rain or too much wind.

We advise you to put together a plan B together with your wedding planner so that in case of any inconvenience, they can take shelter inside a location and even carry out the ceremony.

Have you heard the saying “Better safe than sorry”? To get married on the beach, it is necessary to take this into account. The weather in Colombia is unpredictable, and on the Colombian Caribbean coast, the weather can change from one moment to the next and go from having a sun in all its splendor to having rain or too much wind.

We advise you to put together a plan B together with your wedding planner so that in case of any inconvenience, they can take shelter inside a location and even carry out the ceremony.

4. Beaches in Colombia to fall in love and get married

Cartagena de Indias: it is the favorite place for couples who love colonial architecture, history and culture. The dry time occurs between December and April and the rainy, between May and November; and the high season in the months of December, January, June, July and Easter.

In Cartagena you have hotels both in the modern area and in the historic center. However, if yours is the beach in all its splendor you can go to the Barú, Múcura and Rosario islands, Bocagrande, Castillo Grande or La Boquilla.

Santa Marta: If you are looking to connect with nature and spirituality, this is the place for you. Dry weather occurs between December to April with little chance of rain, February is characterized by being the driest month and the rain occurs from May to November, with October being the month in which the rains are most accentuated.

The high season in this city covers the months of November, December, January and July, the rest are classified as low season.

In Santa Marta you can carry out a ceremony or some special ritual led by indigenous people from the Sierra Nevada.

La Guajira: if you want to live a totally different and ethnic experience, this is your ideal destination. It is the driest area of Colombia, but rains usually occur in the months of September to December and from January to April there are strong winds and drought with cold nights. The influx of tourists is massive during the months of July, August and December.

You can celebrate your ceremony with a Wayuú or Kogui union rite and enjoy wonderful landscapes such as El Cabo de la Vela, Mayapo, Playa Palomino or Riohacha, the capital.

San Andrés Islands: it is one of the most acclaimed places for its natural beauty and its sea of 7 colors. The climate of the island is generally warm from December to May and the rains can occur in the months of June to November.

The high season is located in the months of December to February, and the low season in March and April. Some of the most visited public beaches are Cayo Bolívar, Johnny Cay or Haynes Cay.

Holding your wedding in an idyllic place like the beach has many advantages, in addition to providing an unrepeatable experience to family and friends, it can be ideal as a destination for your honeymoon or even an elopement-style wedding.

We know that there is a lot to plan and that is why we created this guide to help you achieve it. At Wink, we are more than willing to help you make your dream, magical and paradisiacal wedding come true. Do not hesitate to contact us, we are just a click away!

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