Jersey Shore Town Bans Beach Weddings
When my wife and I got married, we chose to do it on the beach in Clearwater, Florida. My wife spent summers with her grandparents there as a kid, she still has family there, and we visit a couple times a year. It's a beautiful location, and a few companies are specifically designed to set up beach weddings.
It seems like it would be easy to pull off the same thing at the Jersey Shore, but one town is banning beach weddings.
According to the Spring Lake Borough Council, there are currently no permits needed to hold a beach wedding. As long as the wedding party didn't kick people out of the town's gazebos, or put up their own decorations, people were free to get married on the beach. The lax policy led to a larger number of people than the town could accommodate, and rather than set up a permit policy, they opted to shut things down entirely.
The ban goes into effect November 1st, so anyone with a summer or early fall wedding planned for this year didn't lose out.
I'm actually really surprised that Spring Lake didn't decide to just require permits. Even if it was a small fee, the amount of people who would pay $20 or $50 or whatever would be money coming in for the town.
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