Post # 1
my fh and i are really wanting to get married on the sand with our toes in the water. it’s so us, and it’s perfect. But what do we do about one of our guests being in a wheelchair?
I need ideas on what we can do to accomodate this. I know we can compromise and get married at a grassy park overlooking the beach, but our hearts desire our toes in the water.
What do we do?
Post # 3
In my experience, wheelchairs are very incompatible with the beach, that’s why they have those special beach chairs with the giant yellow tires. I recommend getting a location with views of the beach like on the grass or a pier and have photos taken on the beach before or after the ceremony.
Post # 4
You could try to find a location that has a wooden path in the sand, or maybe try to build one yourselves
Post # 5
Depends on the beach… we got married in the Keys, where the sand tends to be hard-packed. We had a guest in a wheelchair and he had no problem getting around.
Post # 6
My first wedding was in the Keys as well, and my great uncle got around in the beach wheelchair the resort had as we weren’t right by the water but had to cross a good portion of beach to the ceremony spot.
I would ask your site or whatever hotel you and guests will be staying at – they should know where you can find that kind of chair.
Post # 7
Thanks so much. Our sand is pretty soft, but I love the roll out walkway idea. we may just find a beach park with a nice grassy area.
Post # 8
@SandAndSea: either way, be prepared to have someone available to assist.
Post # 9
They have sand wheelchairs you can rent…
or that beautiful dock is awesome as well.
I think its great you are giving special consideration to your guests:) its awesome:)
when there is a will, there is a way!
Post # 10
my wedding is next week and I am getting married on the beach. One of my bridesmaids are in a wheelchair. The beach I am getting married on has something called mobi mats that she can wheel on from the boardwalk and then where they end we rented roll out walkway from the rental station…it’s just a rubber mat and it was pretty cheap and I have a runner that I am going to put down to cover it and then when we walk down..we’re going to step to the side so we can actually be standing in the sand! Hope that helps!!!