When asking someone their vision about a beach or oceanfront wedding in Virginia Beach you might hear things like

  • The sunset
  • Cool ocean breezes
  • Soft white sand beneath your toes

This is certainly what we all dream about for the big day. You never hear a vision that involves inclement weather, high tide, noisy beach goers, or guests that cannot hear the ceremony over the ocean. Even though it is a beach, there are still wedding logistical concerns that can get in the way of that vision of a magical beach wedding.

A Wedding Planner Can Help You With Those Virginia Beach Wedding Details

This is where a wedding planner that understands both the beach wedding and the nuptial nuances of Virginia Beach can be indispensable. Creating the picturesque beach wedding comes with a number of details that have to be worked out. Here are a few beginning questions to ask yourself:

What Time Of Year Is The Best For A Beach Wedding?

A summer time Virginia Beach wedding and a winter time Virginia Beach wedding present vastly different challenges. The summer can bring intense heat and crowds. Sections of Virginia Beach can present significant parking challenges. Even the highway access points can become constricted as summer crowds descend on this tourist destination.

Wintertime, while less crowded, can pose other challenges. Weather can be blustery and frigid. High winds can make the ceremony unpleasant to guests getting the full force of winter ocean breezes while trying to focus on the wedding. While less common, even snow can become a factor as roads can become impassable, creating logistical nightmares.

Which Beachfront Location Is The Best?

Virginia Beach has beaches that extend from the Chesapeake Bay down to where the Atlantic Ocean meets Sandbridge. So having a beach wedding can mean quite a number of potential sandy locations, each with benefits and contingencies. Some offer privacy. Some are closer to hotels and resorts, which may be ideal for older guests.

How Many People Will Be At The Wedding?

Do you want a cozy beach wedding or something much grander? Things like parking, hotels, and catering need to be adjusted to fit the demand.

What Is Your Beach Wedding Budget?

You do not want to start your marriage under a suffocating amount of wedding debt. Setting a budget and sticking to it is probably the most critical step you can take. Once a budget is set, you then need to find ways to get the most for your money. Many times, just knowing what is available can help you with this step.

Set Up A Wedding Consultation

Believe it or not, these questions are just the tip of the iceberg. There are questions concerning, attire, parking, lodging, and more. These are all details you want ironed out, long before you say I do.

Contact me at Christopher Duane Weddings to setup a consultation for your wedding. We can go over all the details that will make your Beach wedding a success.


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