5 Rules on Choosing Your Bridesmaids’ Dresses

After you have chosen your bridesmaids for your wedding, you will then start the hunt for the perfect bridesmaids’ dress so they can make you look even better.

Here are a few rules to help with your chosen dress.

  1. Keep It Short
    When picking out dresses, you may want to go with a short length so that the ends of the dress aren’t dragging in the sand and the hemline isn’t damaged by the beach wind and potential waves. Going short can also allow your bridesmaids to pick out cute shoes, whether they’re flat sandals or something more formal, that make the dress pop with their personality.
  2. Pick the Right Fabric
    When determining what kind of fabric is best for a beach bridesmaids’ dress, think about picking something that breathes, like chiffon or cotton. A casual look may be more comfortable for your squad of BFFs to wear when walking down the sandy aisle.
  3. Remember What Season It Is
    Don’t immediately think hot weather just because you’re heading seaside. Sometimes, depending on the season, it can be chilly at night on the water. If you’re getting married during a month that has seasonally cold temperatures after dark, consider adding a shawl or jacket to the dress you select.
  4. Go With the Flow
    A flowy bridesmaids’ dress may blend better with a beach wedding vibe than one that is skintight. Since it may be a bit harder to move around on sand, you may want to pick a dress that ebbs and flows in the same way the palm trees do at the beach.
  5. Simple Usually Is Better
    One big benefit of doing a beach wedding is that you don’t have to splurge on fancy decorations, since the background scenery will wow your guests. That rule applies to bridesmaids’ dresses too. Picking something that’s softer in color may stand out more than you think outdoors in beach paradise.

Looking to plan your wedding on some of the most beautiful beaches? Then come to Destin, Pensacola, Perdido Key, Orange Beach and Gulf Shores to plan your beach wedding with Yours Truly Weddings.

Looking to plan your wedding on some of the most beautiful beaches? Then come to Destin, Pensacola, Perdido Key, Orange Beach and Gulf Shores to plan your beach wedding with Yours Truly Weddings.

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Having a Reception for your Wedding

Yours Truly Weddings only handles the beach ceremony for your special day. We offer several beach wedding packages here in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola, Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Alabama.

Most of the couples that come here for a beach wedding will either go to one of the restaurants that we have listed on our preferred vendor page as they usually have small separate rooms to hold your private reception in.

You can also hire a caterer if you prefer to have a private reception at your beach house or condo that you are staying at as well. Henderson Beach State Park has pavilions that you can rent for your reception as well. If you are preferring to have the reception at one of the larger beach resorts, it will be a lot more expensive. You can keep your costs down if you have it at the restaurants, condos banquet rooms or at the State Parks.

If you have any questions just ask us. We are here to help you on your special day.


Obtaining Your Marriage License

Some couples get a little confused on obtaining their marriage license when they arrive here to get married on the beach. You do not get your marriage license in your state and bring it with you. You apply for your licence here and they mail it back to the state you live in. In some cases, some states will allow you to get your marriage license in your home state and allow us to sign it out of state. You would have to check with your local marriage license office first and then we would be glad to sign it for you.

Reserving a Beach Access for your Beach Wedding

There are several options when reserving your beach access for your wedding. If you are having it in the Destin area, then our favorite place is Henderson Beach State Park. You do have to reserve the access through them. They partition off a place on the beach for you which is real nice. If you have it at the public beach accesses, you still have to obtain a permit but t


They don’t save a place for you. Also, parking is limited there. You can also use your condo’s access, but just make sure you get permission from them.

If you have it over in the Orange Beach Gulf Shores area, we use Shell lot and you can obtain the permit through us for that location. Just give us a call anytime and we can explain it more in detail.

Alabama Beach Accesses Shell Lot – Orange Beach Alabama Beach Weddings

Shell Lot is an absolutely breathtaking for a beach wedding in Orange Beach. It is  located on the east side of Perdido Pass Bridge directly on Perdido Beach Boulevard (Highway 182) .  This is not the main access to Florida Point Beach but rather, the small shell parking lot just east of the turnoff to Florida Point. There is a single boardwalk, which allows easy access to the beach. The beach is located directly across the highway from Caribe Resort. Restrooms are limited at this location to a single well-maintained portable facility. Only preferred beach wedding vendors are allowed to perform weddings here and we are one of them.

Weddings On The Beach In The Winter

Most people think you have to have your weddings on the beach in the summer, but that’s not true. When you have your beach wedding here in the winter most couples will have them earlier in the afternoon when the sun is at it’s brightest. The ceremony only lasts about 15 minutes so even on chilly days the weather is just perfect. Even in December and January our temperatures here at the warmest could be in the 60’s. Call us to discuss your beach wedding in the winter and we will let you know the perfect time of day to have it. We offer wedding packages here in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Perdido Key, Pensacola, Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. Let us help make your wedding day special.

Destin Florida Beach – The Destination for the Perfect Beach Wedding

Some cities are so aptly named.   This is especially true when it comes to a city like “Destin”.  It really is a premier destination for weddings.  If you have ever spent any time there, I’m sure you could understand why that is.

Their beaches are nothing short of flawless, and that’s why you see so many weddings on the beaches of Destin.  It is one of the few places in the continental United States, whose beaches can be compared to those in the Caribbean.

With its famous turquoise waters and sugary white sand, you can see why it’s not only an ideal wedding destination, but why so many tourists flock to it for their vacations.

The beauty of Destin is also the fact that it hasn’t sold its soul to tourism, like a lot of other tourist spots have.  Destin still has that low-key charm that makes it perfect for that casual and romantic beach wedding that so many people dream about.

This is exactly the reason why so many couples living and visiting Florida choose it as a setting to have their ultimate beach wedding.

With the right help in planning you can have a dream wedding on the beaches of Destin.  Can you imagine the incredible Florida sunsets on the backdrop of your wedding photo, while your guests are drinking fine wine and eating elegant cheese?

You have to make sure you pick a company that has had a lot of experience under their belt, and can work with you in every way to plan that wedding you have always wanted.  Since this is your special day, you want to make sure everything goes right.

Looking for best wedding places in Destin beach, Florida? Yours Truly Weddings offers Destin Florida Beach Wedding Packages to perform your beach wedding and make it memorable. Voted Couples Choice in 2014, we offer gorgeous and affordable beach weddings throughout the entire state.

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