How to Plan a Beach Wedding in Bethany Beach, Delaware

How to Plan a Beach Wedding in Bethany Beach, Delaware

So you are recently engaged and anxious to start planning your wedding.  You have always dreamed of getting married on the beach, but you have no idea where to start.  It is actually easier than you think and we will show you how to accomplish all the planning in days instead of weeks or month.

Choose a Date

We highly recommend choosing a Date in April, May, June, September, or October to plan a beach wedding in  Bethany Beach.  Many couples still get married in July and August and we are not discouraging this. However, the peak summer months provide warmer temperatures and crowded beaches.  If you choose a summer date, it is best to have the wedding in the early morning or late evening.  We have been a part of weddings planned two weeks in advance and also weddings that have been planned three years in advance.

Choose a reception venue

If you are having a larger wedding you will need to book in advance.  If the wedding is a smaller group you will have more flexibility with restaurants or could even have the reception in your home or rental home. Because of rental regulations you should check your rental agreement to see if the owner allows such events.

Book your vendors

For the ceremony, you will need a wedding officiant and a portrait photographer at minimum. Do not rely on a “friend who is an amazing photographer” to take your pictures.  Wedding portraits are the most important memory of your special day and you do not want to take any chances on these.  A professional wedding photographer is a must.  You may also want ceremony chairs, ceremony music, a wedding altar, DJ, and limo service.  We can also recommend a great local bakery for your wedding cake.

Choose Your Bridal Party and Create a Guest List

This is also the time to pick out the wedding dress and decide on the groom, bridesmaid and groomsmen attire.

Notify Bethany Beach about Your Wedding

Currently, there is no permit fee to get married on the beaches of Bethany.  We can show you how to notify town hall.

Finalize The Finishing Touches

Do you want professional hair or makeup?  Are you interested of giving out any kind of favor to your guests?  Do you want to personalize the ceremony or reception with photographs of things unique to the two of you?

Meet with Your Wedding Officiant

In most cases, the officiant will contact you.

Relax and Enjoy Your Wedding Day!

If you need help planning your Bethany Beach Wedding Ceremony please contact the team at Sunny Beach Weddings.  We can provide you with a wedding officiant, portrait photographer, wedding videographer, chair rental, ceremony music, wedding altar and more.  All of these things are included in our affordable beach wedding packages.  We also offer free beach wedding advice to anyone looking to plan a beach wedding.