Southwest Michigan is a beautiful wedding destination, with miles and miles of sandy beaches and charming resort towns like New Buffalo, Union Pier and Saint Joseph. Conveniently situated only an hour drive from Chicago with a major airports in Chicago and Detroit for out of town guest.
When choosing a location for your beach wedding ceremony, it is a good idea to consult your photographer or a wedding planner. To find a perfect beach for the wedding is not as easy as it looks. Some beaches are private, some are too crowded and some are prettier than others. There are also few charming little beaches only locals know about.June and September are the best months for the beach wedding, mainly because of the temperature and also because the summer tourists are not occupying the beach. July and August can be very hot, therefore it is advised to plan the ceremony later in the day. Also providing some shade, parasols, umbrellas, fans and bottled water for your guests is a good idea.
To have a back up plan in the case the bad wether is a must. We all wish for beautiful weather for all summer weddings in Southwest Michigan, but the reality is that not ever day is beautiful. Be prepared for everything and when the wedding day comes, just enjoy it.
Wishing you an unforgettable barefoot wedding in Southwest Michigan, on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan.