My goal is always that you have the best wedding ever. As a wedding photographer I see a lot of little things that can turn into a big thing if not solved with a small simple affordable step. If you are having your beach wedding, the one thing that people tend to forget about is the wind. Most weddings in the Riviera Maya happen in the late afternoon/evening, just as the sun is about to go down, things have started to cool off and the vast majority of tanners have headed to their rooms for a shower. This leaves the beach open for you, your family and friends to enjoy a beautiful ceremony in cooler weather on one of the most spectacular places on earth. However, with this cooler weather in the afternoon also comes a light breeze from the ocean. That light breeze is one of the things that makes having a wedding on the beach bearable, however, it causes it’s own problems as well.
For instance if any of the men are wearing ties, it can cause them to fly sideways…. The solution for this is so simple and cost effective it is not even funny. You can either buy some funky tie clips or use a cheap safety pin on the back of the tie. Tie clips do not have to be visible from the front, they simply have to clip onto the back of the tie and keep the tie and shirt somewhat in the same location, rather than having the tie fly at a 90 degree angle. The other option is to use a small safety pin and clip the tie to the shirt. No matter what option you use, the important thing is to give the tie some space to move. This will keep it looking as natural as possible.
I really hope this helps and remember to think of everyone. The groom and groomsmen, well that is obvious, but what about the brides father? Does he plan on wearing a tie to walk his daughter down the isle? Is there someone doing a reading for you that might wear a tie? … Take time now to think of a few people that might need this advice and email them. Also put it on your list to bring a few small safety pins to your wedding…. just in case. And as your wedding photographer, I will do my best to have 4 – 5 safety pins in my camera bag. Those safety pins come in really handy for a lot of situations, however, being that I live in Mexico, it can be quite difficult for me to confirm that I can bring them as the last time I went to buy them, they were completely out. What can I say, I live in a small beach town. I get to live in paradise, but I don’t get a consistent supply of safety pins :) ….
– From your Riviera Maya + Cancun Wedding Photographer Dean Sanderson