Beach weddings in Cyprus are extremely popular, and with good reason! For much of the year, if you take a boat trip along any of the coastline around the island, you’ll probably spot several brides in their white dresses. This is especially true at sunset, the ideal time for taking beautiful wedding photos of the newly-wed couple.
Many of the best hotels and wedding venues have access to their own private beaches, making a ceremony on the sand surprisingly easy to arrange. However, if you’re getting married in Cyprus (or anywhere else) and the beach is your chosen location, you will need to consider a few vital points.
Ideally with the help of your wedding planner, you need to start off by making sure all the formal arrangements are made and the details of the day are set. It goes without saying that you need to consider the structure of the day, including all logistics. Make sure you know how everyone is getting to the beach, how long the ceremony will take, and how everyone will be getting to the reception. If you have your celebration on the beach too, make sure your catering, entertainment and other facilities are arranged.
In addition to the required documents to hold your legally binding wedding ceremony abroad, you should check there are no special beach permits required.
Next, make sure your guests are prepared for the beach. Suitable footwear will be required for the sand, unless you’re laying down some kind of carpet or temporary flooring. If your wedding takes place during the day or at sunset, remind everyone to bring sunglasses so they can actually see the ceremony! The temperature may drop quickly at night, so some light but warm clothing to cover up might also be useful.
Always remember, it may be good to have a backup plan. Despite Cyprus being known for its consistently fine weather during the summer months, you could always get caught out, and the same is true anywhere. If your hotel or wedding planner can arrange for your wedding to be moved to an indoor venue at the last minute, this should give you peace of mind.
Once everything is arranged, you can relax and enjoy your unique wedding on the beach! Cyprus is the ideal place to get married in style and tailor everything to you, so if you’d like to talk to us about arranging your big day at one of our venues, please get in touch.