10 Ways to Make Your Destination Beach Wedding Unforgettable for You and Your Guests

Do you remember this beautiful couple from a previous rustic mountain wedding shoot? The two tied the knot on the sandy beaches of Cancun, and Aldabella Photography captured every gorgeous detail! Keep scrolling to see more details plus a few suggestions on how to make your destination beach wedding as unforgettable as theirs.

1. Choose The Perfect Hotel

Once you’ve chosen a destination, the next step to a fabulous beach wedding is finding the ideal hotel. Is a kids-friendly hotel better suited for your guests? Will all your events be on-site or close to the hotel? Do you prefer an adults-only hotel? Conduct a thorough comparison of all your options to make the best decision.

Azul Beach Hotel in Cancun, Mexico | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella Photography

2. Send a Handwritten Letter

Exchange handwritten letters as the two of you are getting ready to share a few thoughts privately before the ceremony. It’s a sweet gesture the two of you will love and cherish!

Letter From The Groom | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella PhotographyBride Reading Groom's Letter | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella Photography 3. Get Ready With Your Maids

Have some fun getting ready with your maids in matching robes!

Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella Photography4. Take Photos Before the Ceremony

Sneak away for a first look and to take photos in secret before the ceremony. You both will appreciate spending some alone time together!

Bride and Groom | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella PhotographyBride and Groom on Rooftop | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella Photography5. Keep the Guest List Small

It’s likely your full guest list may not be able to attend a destination wedding, but it’s perfect if you’re wanting a smaller event surrounded by close family and friends.

Bride and Groom Say I Do  | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella Photography

Ceremony on the Beach | Beach Destination Wedding | Aldabella Photography6. Go Breezy and Bright for Bridesmaid Dresses

Dress bridesmaids in bright and breezy dresses that will pop against the brilliant white beach. Cute barefoot sandals are great for walking in the sand!

Barefoot Sandals | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella PhotographyBride and Bridesmaids in Coral | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella Photography7. Rock The Perfect Wedding Dress

Whether you love a traditional dress or a more modern look, stay true to your style! This beautiful bride stunned in a lace-adorned chapel train gown.

Bride in Window | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella Photography

Bride | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella Photography8. Keep It Casual

You can always keep it casual at the beach! The groom and groomsmen wore crisp white shirts with khakis and comfortable matching sneakers.

Groom and Groomsmen in White Shirts and Khakis | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella PhotographyGroomsmen's Shoes | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella Photography9. Incorporate Elegant Decor

Use the beach as your main focal point and pair it with simple yet elegant decor. This couple filled gold photo frames with photos of them at each table alongside candle centerpieces and flower petals.

Kate Aspen Frame and Table Decor | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella Photography10. Party With Your Guests

What’s more fun than having a huge beach party with all your guests? Share the happiness with your closest family and friends and party the night away!

Reception Dance Floor | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella PhotographySparkler Sendoff | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella PhotographyLong Exposure Sparkler Wedding  Photo | Destination Beach Wedding | Aldabella PhotographyVendors

Photographer: Aldabella Photography | Transportation: DestinationWeddings.com | Professional: Aldabella Photography | Reception Venue: Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma | Dress Store: Blue Bridal Boutique | Cinema and Video: CaribePhoto | Dress Designer: Casablanca Bridal | Hair Stylist: Jennifer Voss-Pachello | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Michael Kors | Lighting: Special Events Mexico

Are you planning a destination wedding? How are you making yours unforgettable?

Happy Planning!