Agnes beach on a sunrise

Here are some tips to consider when you plan a beach wedding in the Central Queensland Region.

Ceremonies and receptions by the water can be magical!

Water is calming and the softness of the sand and scent of the beach will leave your guests feeling like they are on a holiday. 

When planning your wedding, think about Scheduling sunset photo shots to capture the moment, or consider timing your beach wedding for sunset, where your guests will see you take your vows surrounded by the warm glow of the setting sun.

Keep your wedding attire light and airy. Choose fabrics that you will feel comfortable in the heat and won’t show every drop of perspiration during your day. You might want to re-consider those three inch heels that will sink deep into the sand, or you could ask for a red carpet to walk you to the aisle over the sand.

Discuss your beach wedding with your stylist and select a style that can weather the weather!  Humidity can reek havoc with a perfectly styled ‘do’.  Your best bet is a traditional ‘up-do’ as an alternative to long, luscious curls.

Humidity and heat can also affect your wedding flower arrangements.  Keep floral arrangements refrigerated until just before the ceremony is about to start and consider spraying floral decorations with water during the day to keep them perky and fresh.  Beaches can be windy, so keep decorations simple and well secured.

Central Queensland beaches can be quite hot. Keep lots of non-alcoholic drinks on hand for guests to avoid dehydration.  Create shady areas for your guests near drinking or sitting areas.  Don’t forget to hand out mini sunscreen bottles or sachets as guests arrive.

Along with heat come annoying flying, crawling insects. To avoid bugging your wedding guests with bugs, ask the location manager of the resort or reception venue to spray for sand flies, or mosquito’s the day before your event or consider handing out mini bottles of insect repellent.

Bride and groom walking on the beach

When you picture your dream wedding at the beach, you’re probably not hearing the roaring of the waves, the rushing wind, the local kids running around you or people stopping, staring and even applauding during your wedding vows.  Will everyone be able to hear you? Consider renting a sound system with clip microphones for the bride, groom and officiate. Your DJ or band may be able to help you with this.  Also check the tide schedules…you don’t want the water creeping up on you unawares. Some tidal fluctuations within Central Queensland can vary between 2m and 6m.

A beach is public and as such and you may not be able to serve alcohol.  You may need a special permit for a large gathering of people.  Contact your local council for legalities, costs and restrictions.

Here is a list of popular beaches within the Central Queensland Region:

A beach is public and as such and you may not be able to serve alcohol.  You may need a special permit for a large gathering of people.  Contact your local council for legalities, costs and restrictions.

 

Here is a list of popular beaches within the Central Queensland Region:

Bundaberg  area

  • Bargara Streetscape Rotunda, Bundaberg
  • Bargara Streetscape Decking, Bundaberg
  • Bargara Streetscape Turtle, Bundaberg
  • Barolin Rocks, Bargara
  • Burrum Heads
  • Coral Reef Park, Bargara
  • Schuhkraft Walk Park, Bargara
  • South Head Parklands, Burnett Heads
  • Submarine Lookout, Elliott Heads
  • Turtle Cove Park, Innes Park
  • Lady Elliot Island, Southern Great Barrier Reef

 

Gladstone area

  • 1770 – Agnes Water, Gladstone
  • 1770 – Headland, Gladstone
  •  Canoe Point, Gladstone
  •  Heron Island, Southern Great Barrier Reef
  •  Emu Park, Capricorn

 Mackay

  • Lamberts Beach Lookout
  • Shoal Point
  • Slade Point

 The Whitsundays

  • Airlie Beach
  • Shingley Beach
  • Boathaven Beach
  • Lovers Cove, Daydream Island
  • Catseye Beach, Hamilton Island
  • Hayman Island
  • Long Island
  • Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island

So there you have it, if you are thinking about planning your special day on the beach, just take into account these factors, and your day will run much smoother.

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