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Beach wedding challenges
Nov 23

Beach wedding: Food for thought

You have always dreamed of getting married by the beach and would like to make this event a real magic moment…Mauritius does figure among the top 5 destinations worldwide for newlyweds and honeymooners. The stunning scenery and the warm tropical climate set up the ideal décor. But there still are details you absolutely do not want to forget for your big day. Planning a destination wedding can entail details you would never consider at a conventional wedding ceremony location. A lot more has to be taken into consideration. Here’s a list of what you want to remember when making the choice of a beach-side wedding.


Administrative procedures requires time

A wedding organizer is here to take care of all the organization and preparation details according to your expectations, while guiding you through the administrative procedures. The challenge about a destination beach wedding is that it is recommended to book as early as possible before the wedding date, because a minimum of one month is needed to complete all administrative procedures. In Mauritius, apart the civil wedding, you can also choose to have a traditional religious wedding which requires you to be in the country at least 15 days before the ceremony.


Back-up plan

Do not take the risk of planning the most memorable day of your life without considering Plan B. You do not want to have that one concern on the day of your wedding itself. When there is a threat of bad weather, a decision to go with Plan B is done at the last moment. Have your Plan B ready!  Make sure everyone involved knows about the back-up plan. Discuss every single detail. You may prefer to book a resort beach wedding as they will undoubtedly provide you with a suitable place for back-up. Most of the resorts have set full wedding packages.


Ceremony Location

Consider how far your guests will have to go for your wedding ceremony and how they are going to find the location. You may want to print map with directions or rent a golf cart at the resort.


Music by the beach

Music by the beach can be a real challenge. You will have to consider the natural elements at a beach wedding. Mother Nature does her own thing. There’s always wind by the beach and some times of the year, it is more prevalent. Assume there will be some wind and plan a good sound system.



The wind can not only be a challenge for your music playing but also for the bride’s veil.  This is another important consideration. Think twice before making the choice of a long veil. Depending on where the wind is coming from, both the wind and the sand can be blowing in your face. Don’t hesitate to ask your wedding planner what to expect from the weather at the time of the year you are getting married.



Did you know that the time of the year and the time of the day you choose to get married can make all the difference? Beach weddings are to be considered in summer and preferably before noon or after 3pm, when the temperature is cooler and enjoyable.

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