The Jersey Shore is one of the most popular locations for couples looking to get married. Falco’s Catering has coordinated countless beach weddings and we have become experts on what it takes to make any beach wedding ceremony a success. Here are some things to keep in mind if you are considering a beach wedding ceremony.
Choosing the Right Time and Place
Many weddings take place indoors, which makes the weather a much less important factor. If you are serious about a beach wedding ceremony, the summer is generally the only time you are going to want to consider. With such a small window to schedule your wedding, it is crucial to get things settled well in advance. As far as the location, Falco’s Catering works with many venues located on or near the Jersey Shore, including a number of venues in Asbury Park such as The Asbury Hotel or Watermark.
Our home venue, The Renaissance, is also perfect for a reception after a beach wedding ceremony. Arranging transportation to and from the beach from The Renaissance is an affordable option that will make things easy for your guests.
Tips For a Beach Wedding Ceremony
There are a number of special considerations to keep in mind if you are planning a beach wedding ceremony.
- Avoid a big dress. When you are getting married in a church or spending most of your time in a ballroom, a large dress is fine. However, a large dress on the beach is going to be more trouble than it is worth. Sand will be an issue and maneuvering for pictures won’t be easy.
- Go with lightweight fabric. This tip applies to more than just the bride and groom attire. Keep this in mind when deciding on what other people will be wearing too, such as the bridesmaids and groomsmen.
- Have some refreshments available. Unlike an indoor wedding where normal facilities will be available, the beach is often lacking in places to get a quick drink. Consider setting up a spot for water or soft drinks to tide guests over until the ceremony begins.
- Have a backup plan. The weather can be a fickle thing, and when you are planning an event so far in advance you are not going to know for sure whether it will cooperate. Have a plan for an indoor venue in case your beach wedding ceremony does not go according to plan.
Your Beach Wedding Ceremony with Falco’s
Falco’s Catering has been one of the premiere catering companies on the Jersey Shore for over 25 years. If you are considering a beach wedding ceremony, know that Falco’s is ready to provide delicious food and professional serving staff.
Contact us today to discuss options regarding your wedding.