(Closed) If you were a guest at my wedding would this be annoying???

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 18
5789 posts
Bee Keeper

I only ask since I live in NJ and tried to plan a beach wedding on LBI a few years ago. There were only a few places that allowed it, and all kinds of issues in getting it organized. Some needed permits, some talked us out of it because of the crashing waves drowing out the sounds, some wouldn’t allow chairs other than beach chairs,etc…

We then moved to Avalon with an oceanfront venue who did weddings all the time. We had them let us know when they had one scheduled so we could go down and see how they did it. It was hilarious (sadly) watching the Groomsmen set up this rickety arch and attempt to decorate it, and all the kids on the beach swarming around to watch. People even pulled up their beach chairs and umbrellas to be closer to see everything, and some even walked in between the bride and her Bridal Party as they walked down. It was late in the day (5ish) but it was still plenty crowded with beach goers, and all we could picture was how many bathing suits ended up being in the bride’s pictures.

The backup plan for bad weather was in a small room in the hotel with no windows either, but my daughter wanted it anyway. We ended up canceling and she postponed the wedding for a year.

My other daughter’s wedding was on the Bay on LBI last May with the reception at the adjoining yacht club, so it was completely private. No issues with sounds or having power available or setting up chairs, plus they had a full parking lot adjacent so there was plenty of room.

Just wanted to give you some information in case there are things you haven’t considered, but it sounds like you have it all worked out. Good luck!

Post # 19
3253 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Not sure why that would be annoying… sounds like a fun wedding experience to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The only thing I would say is that you might have a lot less people at the cocktail hour than you would expect.  I would think that there would be a good amount of people who would just show up in time for the ceremony.  But in the end, that’s not a big deal.

Post # 22
5282 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think it sounds great!

For some reason my guests just helped themselves to the bar & apps prior to the ceremony, so I was a bit surprised to see people holding wine glasses as I walked down the aisle, lol!

Post # 24
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Prefectly fine in my book.  Probably because I’m doing the same thingSmile

Post # 25
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wouldn’t be annoyed by it.

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Post # 26
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I would have only been slightly annoyed if it were hours before the set time, lol.

Post # 27
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@beachchicbride: A week before me! And my family’s summer home is in Wildwood. I’ll have to keep an eye out for you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just wanted to make sure I read it right that you are going with Wildwood. Convention Center is good. Went to bridal show there.

Post # 28
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

NOT at all! do it! just make sure if there is a large timespan inbetween to have food! haha.. ๐Ÿ™‚ funny.. we are actually thinking of skipping the cocktail hour  and taking our pictures before! 

Post # 29
3120 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@beachchicbride: I like that!  I would just make sure that the guests know about the time lapse and that they don’t have to arrive at 4.  Maybe on your wedding website, in welcome bags, etc?

Post # 30
1747 posts
Bumble bee

@beachchicbride: You’re on the beach, there is no such thing as being annoying. Everything is ok at the beach. What’s more beautiful in this world than the beach, food and alcohol? lol Your guest will be happy.

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