Samui Palm Beach Resort

A Quick Guide to Your Dream Wedding and a Beachfront Reception

April 12, 2020
Samui Palm Beach Resort

For the sea lovers, there’s nothing more romantic than having your wedding and reception at the beach. As you exchange vows, you’ll be accompanied by the sound of the waves, the sultry and salty breeze, as well as the feel of the sand in between your toes—it will feel like such a dream. 

Such an important event calls for the invitation of your family and closest friends, and the mere idea of a beach wedding will be enough to send them packing their bags, headed straight to your venue of choice. Whatever your plans may be, deciding on a beach wedding will result in such unique and memorable experiences, with a plethora of options for customization. To ensure that everything flows smoothly, here are some things you need to consider:

1 – Location is key

You need to look for the right beach, of course. As soon as you’ve done that, you need to move on to the details. Would you like to do it on a public beach or a private hotel resort? A public beach may pose some problems, such as passersby, who will end up ogling at the entire ceremony and reception. 

Many choose to hold their weddings in private resort and hotels, as plenty offer wedding packages containing room packages for you and your guests. If you’d like to go for a more affordable choice, you can set up a ceremony on a public beach and retreat to hotel lodging later. For this option, ensure that you have all the necessary permits. 

2 – Remember to keep your guests comfortable

A beach wedding means holding the ceremony out in the elements, which means that your guests will be sitting on a hot and sunny beach. To avoid any issues, such as possible health problems (e.g., heat stroke), make sure that your guests remain comfortable throughout the event. You can install canopies, for instance, which will provide enough shade. Moreover, ensure that the ceremony and reception venues have accessible bathrooms. Have sunscreen and bug spray ready, too, as with umbrellas. 

3 – Have a backup plan

For any type of outdoor wedding, a backup plan is a must. The last thing you want to do is scrap your entire wedding at the last minute, as sometimes nature won’t cooperate. Rain may suddenly fall, or the heat of the sun becomes too much to bear. Renting a tent is always recommended to combat these, but for a complete washout, ensure that you have arrangements with resorts and hotels nearby for an alternative venue. More likely than not, they are equipped with teams fully trained to handle weddings, so they’ll be able to arrange one for you in no time.

A foolproof dream beach wedding

Now that you’re armed with the things you need to consider, getting married on the beach may seem like a breeze. While it can be, hiring a wedding planner to handle all the unforeseen circumstances and other logistics that come with a beach wedding can come in handy. You wouldn’t want to turn into the dreaded bridezilla on the day of your wedding, so leave all the sticky details to a wedding planner—we promise you’ll never be dealing with missing wedding rings!

For your wedding venue in Koh Samui, why not have it at Samui Palm Beach Resort? We have the panoramic views of the azure sea to accompany you as you exchange vows, and stunning rooms and amenities for your reception and after. Book your wedding with us today!