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Tips for an Ocean City Beach Wedding

Ocean City, Marylands beach is the perfect backdrop for your big day, whether you choose to get married on the beach or to simply head there for some special photographs after the ceremony, it is a great option for anyone wanting a truly picturesque location for their wedding.  As with any wedding it takes a lot of planning to get it right and to eliminate any stressful situations which may occur on the big day itself.  So to get you started, here are some top tips to consider;

Couples getaway Tips for an Ocean City Beach Wedding

Marriage License

You cannot get married in Ocean City without a license from Worcester County so the first thing you need to do is contact the Clerks Office to arrange for this to be done.  Once you have permission, you can continue with your plans.

Choosing a Venue

There are a number of hotels along the waterfront at Ocean City which are ideal venues for your big day.  The Grand Hotel Ocean City for example has a Grand Ballroom which is often used for weddings and it has some spectacular views across the water as well as an events team who would be able to assist you with the planning of your perfect day.  There is also a spa which would be a great place to relax and pamper yourself and your bridal party before the big day, allowing you to be fully relaxed and ready when the exciting day arrives.

The Guest List

Depending on the size of your wedding and whether people will be travelling in, you need to think about the number of hotels which will be required.  Luckily there are plenty of hotels near Ocean City MD so there is no shortage of options and there is a good number within easy reach of the beach as well.  Parking can sometimes be an issue so guests might also need to be prompted about use of cabs and public transport; there are buses and trams which run the length of the Boardwalk and would probably be the easiest way to reach the chosen venue.

Choosing your Services

This is particularly important if you are travelling in for your wedding but there are a number of local companies who offer wedding services which would be ideal for your big day.  These include cake makers, florists, caterers and entertainment businesses.  Don’t pay extra to have people travel from afar when there are plenty of excellent companies in Ocean City itself.

Consider the Add-Ons

Do you want to do something a little quirky on your wedding day?  Do you want photos down on the beach?  Do you want to hold the ceremony on the beach?  Once you have the location, the license and the guest list sorted you can start to think about how exactly you want your wedding to look.  Ocean City is full of interesting attractions so whether you want to invite your guests to come with you to ride on a rollercoaster at the Jolly Roger Amusement Park or you want to run into the sea in your wedding dress at the end of the reception, you can truly make the wedding your own.