How to Plan a Bethany Beach DE Wedding Ceremony
Bethany Beach Delaware is wonderful spot for a romantic Beach Wedding. Imagine the soft sand on your toes and the gentle purring of the soft Atlantic Ocean waves as you exchange your vows with your loved one. Ever dreamed of a first dance on the beach? Wondered what it would be like to have amazing wedding pictures to share with your friends, family and co workers? A Beach Wedding can make those dreams a reality! A destination wedding at Bethany Beach is much easier to plan than you might think. Start your planning today by having your Free Bethany Beach Wedding Planner shipped directly to your door. Most couples tying the knot on the DE shore choose to combine their wedding and honeymoon into one by spending a week in this charming seaside resort. Bethany has several hotels and bed and breakfast’s to choose from, but most brides and grooms opt for a beach house or oceanfront condo.
Once you’ve booked you accommodations, it’s time to select the perfect spot and time for your ceremony. In the offseason or on weekdays, it is usually best to have your wedding as close to where you are staying as possible. During peak season (late June, July and August) and weekends it is important to avoid the crowds. The busiest area is along the boardwalk. Parking can be difficult to find at night in this tourist hot spot. For maximum intimacy, it is better to choose one of the side streets a few blocks south or north of the boards. Bethany Beach Wedding Planner Cassandra Rox recommends a secluded lane such as Oakwood St. for the best possible experience. Here there are no hotels or businesses- only a few well kept beach houses. The beach here tends to be sparsely populated and is an ideal setting for your wedding photos and video. The most popular ceremony times are sunrise and sunset. During the high season, weddings are not permitted during lifeguard hours.
The new trend for destination beach weddings is to keep your guest list simple and have second reception back home about a month later when your video is ready to be shown on your friend or family’s big screen tv. That will insure your stay in Bethany is as fun, easy and stress free as possible. Ten to twenty guests is a nice manageable number and will keep your reception costs down. The easiest way to plan the reception is to simply book a large table or section of a room at one of Bethany Beach’s most popular restaurants. Sedona, 14 Global, Bethany Blues and Mango’s are all brilliant dinner options in the 19930. For a post sunrise nuptials, Jimmy’s Kitchen and McCabe’s are delicious.
You’ll need a Marriage License from the Sussex County Clerk prior to your ceremony. You’ll also need to acquire a local permit from the town. If you need help with your paperwork, Bethany Beach Wedding Officiant Sean Rox can assist you in these matters. If you are considering the Bethany/ Fenwick Island State Park, you will need to obtain a permit directly from that agency. The Delaware beaches are non-smoking which is fantastic news for brides and their white dresses as they’re celebrating their marriage. The beach neighborhoods are clean, safe and friendly. Any bride considering a Bethany DE wedding ceremony or reception should definitely plan on attending the annual Beach Bridal Show in April – it’s an amazing opportunity to meet the best local vendors and finalize your planning! Take a moment to watch this Bethany Beach Sunset Wedding Ceremony Video shot on Oakwood Street.