Weddings at the beach can be simple, regal affairs. They lend themselves to a kind of relaxed elegance. Because there is so much beauty already present and because the wedding will take place outside and at the mercy of the elements, the dress is less formal and more plain than it might be in a church wedding. Some people find this simplicity highly desirable. This is another way to save money, because the bridal couple and bridal party, if there is one, usually wear less-expensive clothing than they would at a more traditional wedding.