Are you considering a waterfront wedding venue? If so, you have the opportunity to choose a truly unique and magical wedding location. But to make the most of this special spot, couples should plan to take advantage of all it has to offer. How can you do this? Here are five easy ways.

1. Have a Daytime Wedding

Evening weddings are popular and can create beautiful settings. But you won't see as much of the waterfront if you do things in the dark. Some waterfronts can have great lighting setups, but it's more likely that you'll get a vast swath of darkness instead. Highlight your fabulous setting by holding the ceremony when people can enjoy the views.

2. Use the Sunset

Golden hour — the hour before the sun sets or after it rises — is one of the best times for stunning wedding photos. Watery settings make this moment even more magical. The way water plays with and reflects that golden sunshine could take your pictures to the next level. So be sure you make use of this time when planning photoshoot locations and times.

3. Explore the Area

A good waterfront location provides a plethora of possible backdrops. Use as many of them as you can by moving around to experience the water and banks from all positions. Explore the area, and you'll be sure to find hidden gems that will look great for hidden rendezvous and romantic couple photos. 

4. Get On the Water. Have you considered getting out onto the water? If not, why not? You have a unique wedding feature that other weddings don't have, so why not have fun with it? Bring or rent a boat and take pictures on the water. Use the pier for group shots. Or bring your guests outside to see you off with sparklers over the water. The possibilities are endless. 

5. Find Your Inspiration

Every watery locale has its own unique charm and personality. Whether you're at the beach, on a lakeside, near a canal, or making vows next to a pond, use this natural setting to inspire your creative side. Incorporate it into your wedding décor and theme in a fun and creative way. The result will be a unique wedding. 

Ready to get started planning a waterfront wedding? Begin by touring waterfront venue options in your desired area. No matter what type of water you have available, you can use it as a centerpiece of a truly stunning wedding. Visit today to learn more.