Writer Briana Nixon and her husband live in Atlanta, but decided to get married in Destin, Florida, in September.
"I was obsessed with getting married on the beach," she told Business Insider. "Destin was the winner because of the water on the Gulf and the clean sand, and I found the perfect reception venue located minutes away."
She said although she had the time of her life, she has a few regrets, including getting married on a beach.
"It was like a light bulb went off in my head after we said 'I do,'" she said. "I noticed how crowded the beach was and how close in proximity the ceremony site was to other beachgoers. For example, there were two older women sunbathing within 25 feet of us. I haven't received my wedding photos back yet, but I am paranoid about seeing random people everywhere."
On top of that, she said the sand and the wind got in the way as they were taking their wedding photos.
"I also couldn't use my personalized aisle runner I'd spent so much time researching and customizing because the sand was too soft and it caused a tripping hazard," she said.
Frigo also said to consider your wedding location when deciding what you and your future spouse are going to wear.
"If you're getting married on the beach in a warm destination, don't do the traditional suit or tux," he said. "I wore a light pair of linen pants and a light shirt, and my wife Gia wore a sundress. We looked great and were comfortable."
The next day, they saw another couple getting married at the hotel next to theirs — the guy was in a tux, the bride was in a traditional wedding dress, and they were dripping in sweat, Frigo said.
Nichols also said that besides taking the weather into account, take into account how you will transport all your wedding gear to your destination.
"Speaking of what you will wear, how will you get it to your destination?" she said. "A tip: Never check it — always carry it on."