Close your eyes and picture yourself on your wedding day. If you’re envisioning sunny skies, a saltwater-tinged breeze, and sand in your toes, you’ve come to the right place. Whether it happens close to home on a private lake or by a crystal clear ocean in a tropical destination, thousands of miles away, a beach wedding will give you and your guests plenty to be excited about. “Water gives you the most beautiful backdrop,” says destination wedding planners. “If you don’t have a lot of budget for decorations, just get the sea behind you and you’re done.” There’s also the extended time together that a beach wedding in a new locale affords a couple and their loved ones: “With a destination wedding, it’s not just a day and done,” Doliwala Events & Wedding adds. “It’s a whole weekend of festivities and fun.” Beach weddings are often more casual and carefree vibe, but that doesn’t mean yours has to be. Whatever dress code you settle on, state it clearly in your invitation suite and, if necessary, follow up with more specific details on your wedding website.