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Barefoot Basics

Posted: Jun 15 2018

Dreaming of a beach wedding but don't know where to start? We’ve got you covered, girl! We've put together a few easy steps and tips to help you go barefoot in style on your big day!
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LOCATION
Before you can do anything else, you have to decide on your location! Destination beach wedding locations, may it be in Australia, Cabo, Maldives or Hawaii, book out fast! We suggest getting it locked in as early as you can. Also, make sure to research the required paperwork to hold your ceremony on the beach, especially if it’s a public beach.
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WHAT TO WEAR
After you've decided on your location, it's time to get dressed for you big day!!
Skip the big dress. Walking on the beach and taking photos won’t be easy. If a large dress is a must, make sure it can bustle easily. Think light! Dresses with lace trim can be difficult because they pick up debris from the beach. Try to consider choosing a lightweight fabric like chiffon or charmeuse so your gown flows in the ocean breeze.
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Ditch the heels. Let's face it, sand and high heels just don’t mix. Go for either flat-sole sandals, espadrilles or wedges — shoes that won’t sink into the sand! Make sure you have your gown hemmed with or without shoes, depending on which option you choose. If you do choose to ditch the shoes, try an adorable pair of barefoot sandals to add an extra special touch to your look! Just remember, sand can get pretty hot. We suggest to have an aisle runner made of fabric or thick flower petals to help keep your feet cool.
Ancient Dance Flats by Forever Soles
Journey Barefoot Sandals by Forever Soles
Summer Espadrilles by Forever Soles

Avoid tan lines. You are at the beach after all! Don't forget to apply waterproof sunscreen! Also, be very careful of sunburn and unwanted tan lines; this goes for not just the bride, but bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom, too!
When marrying outside, think twice about a long veil or simply letting your hair free. If it’s windy, it will be a nightmare for you and the photographer. Instead, accessorise with fresh flowers or other head pieces.
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DON'T FORGET YOUR GUESTS
Make sure your guests know your event will take place on the beach! Remind your guests to prepare for the sun. You can have welcome bags with travel-size bottles of good quality sunscreen, bottled water, towels and hand fans to beat the heat.
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TIMING
Consider the time of day for your wedding ceremony. How are the tides? Will the sun be blazing in to your eyes? Lighting is also so important, so chat to your photographer about what will work best. Don't miss out on that sunset photo!
Make sure yo have a backup plan! Unfortunately, weather has a mind of its own, so be ready with a solid plan B. You can have a canopy or tent ready, or find a space indoors where everything can take place.
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