14th August, 2012

Planning a Beach Wedding on the Gold Coast

If you have decided you want to get married on a Gold Coast beach, you have made a fantastic choice, because there is no more beautiful place on earth to mark such a special occasion. Like with any wedding, you will have a lot of work to do getting everything planned and organised. The following tips are sure to help you get every special detail in place for a perfect Gold Coast wedding.

Get approval

If you want to get married on a Gold Coast beach, you need to first ask for approval from Gold Coast City Council. The process is simple and free, and you are essentially guaranteed of approval, with the only stipulation being that it has to be a small wedding — a maximum of 50 guests. This is due to the inherently public nature of Australian beaches, and the requirement that they be for everyone to enjoy. If you are planning a larger wedding, you will have to come up with a different place to hold it.

Book accommodation early

Regardless of when you plan to have your Gold Coast wedding, prepare for it to be busy. It’s always busy up here, but even more so during the summer months, so if you want to have that perfect, warm-weather wedding, you are going to have to book everything you need as early as possible. Whether you want to stay in luxury Gold Coast apartments or at Surfers Paradise resorts, you and your guests will need to book your accommodation as soon as you pick the date for the wedding. Everything from the catering to the flowers should be secured early as well, because there will likely be a lot of other Gold Coast beach wedding happening at the same time as yours.

Stay for your honeymoon

If you are going to have a Gold Coast wedding, why would you leave to go somewhere else for your honeymoon? Everything is right here, from theme parks and fancy restaurants to live entertainment and some of Australia’s hottest clubs. From the beaches to the luxury accommodation, the Gold Coast is perfectly set up for the ultimate honeymoon.

Consider an off-season wedding

You don’t have to wait for the summer to get beautiful weather on the Gold Coast, and if you plan for a spring wedding you can often get weather just as nice as anything the summer can provide. You can also save money on a lot of elements of your wedding by holding it during the off-season, and you won’t have to fight all of those other wedding parties for prime spaces on the beach either. As another bonus, spring weddings can help avoid the scenario of having a scorching hot day for your wedding, often providing far more ideal conditions for your big day.

Planning for your wedding can be one of the most exciting parts of the whole experience, so allow plenty of time to get everything done, relax and enjoy yourself. Your Gold Coast wedding is sure to be fantastic — just make sure you take a lot of photos!