GETTING MARRIED ON AN ITALIAN BEACH
Many couples dream of a lovers’ wedding on the beach. Getting married on the waterfront is becoming a trend as future spouses want a unique reception in a heavenly location. The endless sea as a background fully answers these criteria! Indeed, it is an idyllic environment for those who want a romantic wedding. The seaside brings calm and peace to the atmosphere of wedding ceremonies. Nevertheless, announcing you are getting married in Italy is also the guarantee of surprising your guests. As Italy is a perfect destination for a wedding on the seafront, the most beautiful beaches of the country await you for an astonishing wedding, filled with joy.
“Dreams were born where the sky encounters the sea”…
BEACHES OF SOUTHERN ITALY: THE ITALIAN
Stretches of sugar sand and crystal-clear sea: welcome in the most fabulous destination in Apulia - the azure gem of Italy. This southern region, well known for the exceptional beauty of its coastline and Mediterranean climate, offers the possibility to celebrate a wedding under the sun, as close as you can get to the water. Apulia attracts couples coming from across the globe with its atypical landscapes and its heavenly seaside. Enjoy your stay in “the hill of the boot” and allow yourself a honeymoon in the most secret and gorgeous places in Italy. Between Ionian and Adriatic seas, the selection of venues made by our wedding planners offer you a large choice to find the ideal beach where to celebrate your wedding in Italy. The marvelous beaches of Gallipoli and San Foca are among the most fascinating places for a wedding on the seafront. To summarize, Apulia is the perfect place for an unforgettable wedding. Don’t lose more time and ask for a customized quotation!
THE ASSETS OF A WEDDING ON THE BEACH
One of the first assets of a wedding on the beach is to be able to use the natural beauty of the place as a wedding decoration. Italy is a destination that offers the most beautiful beaches, gifted with a breathtaking view for exceptional weddings. You can celebrate your secular ceremony with your toes in the sand in a poetic and exotic atmosphere. The sound of the waves will rhythm your ceremony while the glowing sunshine will enhance the emotion of this unique moment. The second asset is to offer a dream wedding to you and your guests with a wedding on the waterfront. The summerlike atmosphere and farniente way of life give you a deserved break only a couple of hours from home. The casual character of the seaside is an invitation to opt for a joyful lounge cocktail. A wedding dinner will perfectly fit in this exotic bubble and will be the opportunity to taste a menu with seafood flavors. You can bet on original animations with a nice show and maybe fireworks to entertain your guests.
HOW TO ORGANIZE SUCCESSFULLY A WEDDING ON
The lidi (seafront resorts) accept to privatize their buildings in the late afternoon before your wedding only in exchange for a high amount of money. Their revenue of the day is too important for them to close too early before the beginning of the reception. As the lidi managers and service providers need time to clean up the place and organize the services, your reception will only begin in the early evening if you don’t want to increase your budget too heavily. We will help you to plan the schedule of the ceremony to have time to set everything up and enough lighting to hold the celebration and the photo shoot. Be aware that a wedding abroad on the beach is often confronted with humidity, even during the hottest season. Remind your guests to bring clothing to cover up so they can fully enjoy the place.
THE CHALLENGES OF A WEDDING ON THE BEACH
First, lidi can be privatized for a wedding, but a part of the beach remains public. It is impossible to privatize the entire waterfront as European law requires that an access to the coastline is preserved. Furthermore, the sea is also part of public domain: everyone has the right to swim there, even in front of the lido. Thus, people who are not invited to the celebration can attend from the sea or seaside if they wish to. Of course, Noces Italiennes will be present to ask these onlookers to behave and respect the privacy of the couple, but we cannot force them to leave. Nonetheless, lidi are among the resorts that have restrictive rules about music even if authorities are rather flexible regarding this matter.
OUR ADVICE FOR YOUR WEDDING BY THE SEA
To organize your wedding by the sea, the first thing to do is to anticipate the weather. For more security, choose a wedding venue that has a plan B in case of bad weather or rain. Regarding the administrative protocol, it diverges depending on the type of beach you select. For private beaches, our team just needs to contact the manager of the resort. For public beaches, we have to ask the city hall for an authorization. Keep in mind that the beach should be accessible for the women who will be wearing high heels and for your guests you have disabilities if necessary. Plan on including chairs, pillows and beach towels that match with your wedding theme to keep your guest at ease during the ceremony. Lightning to see after sundown will also be useful as well as fans and hats in case of very warm temperatures. It is strongly advised to organize your wedding at the end of the day to benefit from a cooler temperature and from the light of the sunset.
Call upon our wedding planners’ team to provide you with a quotation and deliver you a customized wedding by the sea. Feel free to navigate our website to find out about all of our offers.