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Destination Beach Weddings Planning and Budgeting

December 24, 2012 9:28 pmViews: 562

Destination Beach Weddings can include lots of fun for wedding guests or it can be just the two of you.

Destination Beach Weddings in Chatham, Mass, USA.

A destination beach weddings held at the Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham. 

Destination beach weddings include all the traditional items plus your swimsuits!

Destination Beach Weddings Traditional beach kiss photo by Gina Greschner.

The Beach Traditional Kiss.

It is usually the responsibility of the groom to choose and plan the honeymoon.  This way he will get a chance to do both.  And help plan your destination beach wedding and honeymoon all in the same place!

The benefit of planning destination beach weddings is that the ceremony and honeymoon are in the same place. And once you are married – you are already there!

Destination beach weddings usually take place in the Caribbean, Hawaii or anywhere there are sand and surf.

Another plus, is that destination beach weddings are usually less expensive than the average hometown wedding.  And they are a great way to avoid family problems caused by conflicts and divorces.

They can solve the problem of feeling that it is your obligation to invite everyone from the workplace or certain relatives.

When choosing your beach wedding, check the wedding offers in their all-inclusive packages.  And if the services include a wedding coordinator.  Some packages include a selection of free wedding items as well.

Make sure you check out the marriage license requirements before you confirm a destination.

Once you decide upon a destination for your beach wedding start to plan a wardrobe that is easy to travel with.

And start grooming your feet as well.  As you will be taking off your shoes and socks to walk in the sand.  And for the groom, he will probably be carrying the bride in the water for pictures.  It is usually part of the ritual!

Kissing Photo by Gina Greschner at Couples Negril Resort in Jamaica.

Destination Beach Weddings in Chatham, Massachusetts, USA.

The Chatham Bars Inn is on twenty-five acres overlooking Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.  See the bridal photo above.

Couples can hold a seaside ceremony on the Inns’ private beach or grounds.  Or in the Inn’s Boat House.  

There are five reception options.  And they range from the Beachfront Grille to the Main Dining Room.  The Room has floor to the ceiling windows that give panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean.

As a honeymoon destination accommodations include adult-only Spa Suites.  And they feature a sauna, bath butler, steam shower, hydrotherapy tub, fireplace and in-room Spa treatments.

The resort also has oceanfront cottages with fireplaces.  Along with the Cape Cod style furnishings and ocean views.

Destination Beach Weddings at the Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod.

With the addition of a Viking sports fishing boat the Inn has a fleet of five vessels and a private pier on its property.

The Star Fish is a fifty-two foot Viking Sport Fishing Yacht.  And it is the largest and most powerful vessel in the fleet. The $1.7 million boat combines the finest in luxury accommodations with the most innovative digital technology in the sports fishing industry.

The stately interior has two elegant staterooms and a complete home theater system in the salon.  A fully equipped galley for entertaining and a 145 square foot cockpit.

The fleet is available for charter trips to any of the special events on the Cape.  And this includes the July 4th Esplanade celebration in Boston and sailing to Nantucket for the Nantucket Wine Festival.

The historic Chatham Bars Inn has welcomed guests since 1914. Its location is in the Cape Cod village of Chatham.  And the Inn is a member of the Leading Hotels in the World.

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Miami Beach, Florida, USA destination beach weddings.

Destination Beach Weddings at the Bath Club in Miami, Florida.

Bath Club in Miami Beach.

The Bath Club In Miami Beach was founded in 1926.  And with its time-honored traditions it is becoming a sought-after destination for private parties and destination beach weddings.

Its design is by the famous 1920s architect John Volk.  And the Club is the only Miami Beach location that holds an ongoing permit to host semi-private oceanfront affairs.  Making it an ideal spot for destination beach weddings on its white-powdered stretch of Miami Beach.

The wedding consultant at the club will custom design menu packages for you.  This can include the champagne toast, hours d’ oeuvres, appetizer, choice of two main courses, dessert, and your wedding cake.  And they have a premium open bar for four-five hours.  As well as  they serve red or white house wine throughout dinner.

Your additional costs would be floral decor, photography, club closure and ceremony.  And the various stations for the cocktail hour.  Attractions at the Club include a party boat, spa treatments, and weight loss programs.  And for the brides, they have stress relief programs. Sounds as if they have had more than one wedding there!

Destination Beach Weddings at The Bath Club in Miami Beach.

The entrance of the club, pictured above, is a sprawling open-air terrace with a seating clusters available for about 150 guests.

Event rooms at the Club range from a Grand Ballroom for up to 280 guests to the Governor’s Loggia cocktail lounge for up to 60 guests.  And their Katrina’s Restaurant that can seat 50 people, is a winner of the Wine Spectator Grand Award.  The rooftop terrace is for private parties. And the most private room is the Wine Cellar that features a fireplace and seating for 30.


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