Post # 1
Our venue has multiple options for the cermony area. But we are being indecisive please help me out. I’ll describe them, then try to attach the pics in order.
#1 In a small chapel – Fiance likes this one…but I think it kind of defeats the purpose of a “beach” wedding. It is cute, but i’m not completely sold. The aisle is really narrow and my dress + my dad won’t fit down it with out draggin some chairs along the way…lol However, fiances mom probably wants this one cuz she’s kind of not really happy we’re not having it in a church.
#2 at the end of a really long pier that has a big thatch roof – it’s kind of a loooong walk down the aisle, and there isn’t really a railing to prevent kids from falling off the edge(although there will probaly only be about 3 kids there and their parents should be watching them!). Fiance likes this one too, my mom thinks its “neat” , but i don’t like how u have to have it off to the side because of the big thatch in the middle (u’ll see in the pic) you can also see how long it is in the background of the last pic.
#3 On the beach in front of a little gazebo
#4 Just on the beach
I want to add our colours are turquoise and green and that I really hate the arch in the pics.. lol and I’m leaning towards 3 or 4 cuz I really liked the idea of everyone being barefoot in the sand. But I don’t want to be bridezilla and not take other suggestions, esp since fiance’s parents don’t really like the beach idea in the first place. The reception will be on the beach with tents or on the bridge depending of the size of the guest list. Which one would you pick?
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Post # 3
I love the “just beach” option but maybe since you are having your recpetion on the beach and your FI wants it to be in a “church,” you should comporomise and have it in the chapel?
Post # 4
Personally, I like the the gazebo on the beach. Honestly, it’s yours and your FH’s wedding, unless his family is making a financial contribution, I’d do what you two are most comfortable with.
Post # 5
I love the pier and the gazebo! I think either of those would be gorgeous! 🙂
Post # 6
I love the church and the dock. But with thr church, maybe just stand where the people in the picture are.. it is a wonderful backdrop and that way you are still outside on the beach. at the end of the pier might be loud if there is wind and microphones involved.. everyone might not be able to hear.. but then again you would be far away from any sun bathing old men in speedos out there! It amazes me when people don’t give you space on a beach during a wedding. (I was at one in Jamaica and people kept walking in behind the arch, along the water during the ceremony!!!)
They do a great job with decorating the locations! I am not a arch lover either… the circle is cool… I wonder if that is an option for out on the pier too.
Post # 7
I like the pier option. It’s different than doing a standard “on the beach” wedding and I love the view.
Post # 8
hmm… i never thought about the wind in the mic thing…wedding bee is awesome for helping u notice of things u would never have thought of. and i’m LOL at the old men in the speedos hahahaha i don’t think that will be a problem. They said they close down wherever we are to the non-wedding guests, and that it shouldn’t be busy season at the time…LOL
oh and yes his family is contributing
Post # 9
Ooooh, I so agree with RedeemedRebekah.
The chapel is gorgeous & a nice compromise would be to use the front steps of the chapel as your altar. This way you have the beach as well as the church and everyone ought to be pleased. Plus that would negate the skinny aisle inside. 🙂
ETA – whatever you choose, they are all gorgeous locales! Keep us posted!
Post # 10
I voted for on the beach because the trees & the backdrop are lovely! My second choice would be the pier… it’s a unique & awesome spot to get married! The chapel is adorable too! Man, I get why its such a hard choice for you. 🙂
I would stay away from the gazebo because it seems like thats where every destination wedding has their ceremony…
Post # 11
I voted for “just beach” but I really like the pier too. The water is such an intense color that it would be gorgeous to have that as your backdrop.
Post # 12
I love the pier and the gazebo on the beach. I see what you mean with the pier though….the thatch roof sticks out a lot. But still think it would be really beautiful right on the water like that!
Post # 13
i personally love the pier
Post # 14
See, I’m a sucker. I would probably end up doing the church ceremony to please his parents. I just don’t want to go into the wedding with bad blood. But I really like the 2nd and 4th options. Its so tough because you don’t want to offend anyone but you want what you want on your wedding day. I think if you talk to his parents, or have your FI talk to his parents, maybe there can be some kind of compromise? Like if you have the wedding outdoors, maybe you can be sure to incorporate more religious aspects than you had originally planned. Good luck! Tell us what you decide 🙂
Post # 15
Just beach! 🙂 Or the pier 🙂
Post # 16
The pier! It’s so beautiful!