Byron Bay is situated at the easternmost point of our Australian mainland where the air is clean and the water is crystal clear. Its magnificent coastline has been attracting free-spirited people since 1960s and even today it is known as the place that bursts with positive energy and an ideal retreat to engage in yoga and meditation. The weather is pleasant year round with hot summers and mild winters. The peak season is from December to February, but the ideal time for weddings is during March and April when there are not too many visitors and the temperatures are still high.
Byron Bay is a wonderful choice if you are planning a destination wedding because there are plenty of things to do from surfing and scuba diving to walking around beautiful rainforests. The town is also interesting because it boasts art galleries, award winning restaurants and fantastic shops. Your guests will be delighted if you invite them to a fun wedding weekend and you can also spend your honeymoon in one of Byron Bay’s fabulous hotels and resorts.
If you are planning to tie the knot at Byron Bay, it is essential to start early and make your bookings in time. Keep in mind that this is a very popular location for destination weddings, especially during the summer months. You can also consider having an autumn, winter or a spring wedding because the weather is lovely year round so you can have your beach ceremony even in the middle of winter when temperatures are slightly cooler and the chance of rainfall is very small as this is usually a dry period.
To get married in one of Byron Bay’s beaches, you need to obtain a permit from either the Byron Shire Council or the Cape Byron Trust. Moreover, for wedding photos taken at public spaces you may also need a Wedding Photography Consent Form.
Don’t forget to check the tides because this is very important for your wedding photos on the beach. Try to organise your wedding around high tide for optimal effect.
Finally, try to arrive early to make sure that everything goes smoothly on your special day. It is best to hire a local wedding coordinator to help you with all the important details. It is also a good idea to have some time to rest and enjoy spa treatments and swimming in order to relax before the wedding.
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