Beach Wedding Question
by Elizabeth Perfect
My boyfriend and I are hoping to have our wedding on the beach at Mackinac Island, MI. We've looked everywhere about information on how to go about doing this but all we can find are things about getting married at the Grand Hotel and the historic chapel.
I was wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to have a beach wedding on Mackinac Island, and if so, who would I contact about getting permission to do so? Do I even need special permission to do this?Our Thoughts
Many towns require a permit to have weddings and other events in public places. If you just want to get married on the beach and not in one of the hotels, chapels, etc. your best starting place is to call the town hall or the mayor’s office.
Ask them if it is possible to get married on the beach and what permits would be needed.
A second option would be to contact a wedding planner that specializes in weddings on the island. She/he will most likely know what is required, and even if you have to contract with them for a few hours of their time it will be money well spent to avoid any complications on your wedding day.
To Your Wedding!
Danielle & Stephen