Beach themed weddings or destination weddings are growing in popularity. Some couples actually hold the wedding at the destination location where the guests will also attend the beach ceremony and reception. They can take place any time of the year, however, winter gives everyone a warm escape from the cold weather of the season.
While travel expenses are to be considered, you can save money for the wedding itself by researching a venue that offers all-inclusive packages. You know you’ll save money with the ceremony decor because a beach setting offers nature’s own beauty for your setting.
Many resorts offer everything all in one including not only your hotel stay but also the ceremony chair rental, flowers, reception venue and catering. Be sure to research the availability of the clergy or officiate services and laws regarding your marriage licensing when marrying overseas or outside the continental US.
A travel destination wedding can be a great escape where your friends and family can share the wedding and honeymoon travel. It can be an easy and carefree way to enjoy your special day in paradise.
What if you or your friends and family cannot afford the travel or expense of a high-end resort but you still like the idea of a beach themed wedding? Don’t worry! There’s no law that says you can only have a beach themed wedding if you’re hosting your wedding ON a beach, or even that you’re taking your honeymoon to a beach after the wedding for that matter. It doesn’t even have to be summertime! Why not consider your wedding a theme party?
Beach decor offers beautiful beiges and sandy sparkle, or lovely aqua marines or nautical designs to enjoy. What a sophisticated yet stylish choice for your wedding!
Beach themed ceremony accessories such as ring bearer pillows with matching guest books and pen sets, matching unity candle sets, beach themed garters, even flutes and servers set the tone for the day. What’s better is you can have many of these accessories personalized with your names and date for a great keepsake. Even your personalized beach themed cake topper looks great on an end table after being part of your overall theme atop your wedding cake.
If you really want to create the feel of a beach, why not use a Unity Sand Set instead of a traditional unity candle? Many of these can also be engraved with your names and date. Use the side pouring vases to pour sand into one center larger vase. You can use two different colors of sand (your wedding colors most likely) to create a layered effect. Put this on your shelf or mantle in you home to remember your ceremony. The sand really sets off the beach theme. And if you are enjoying your wedding ceremony on the sandy beaches of a warm breezy shore, you’ll appreciate this alternative to trying to keep a unity candle lit in the wind!
For the “at home” beach themed wedding, ask your wedding guests to dress in island or tropical wear just for fun! Decorate your reception hall with tropical flowers, or hand out flower leis to everyone. How about a game of limbo? Serve some mojitos or Bahama Mamas, or anything else with an umbrella and let the good times roll!
Personalized beach themed printed decor help you set the mood too. Let your guests strut their tropical wears in front of your personalized photo booth backdrop. Use a personalized beach themed banner to add a tropical twist anywhere you need a little extra touch. Matching table runners can make your reception venue look like an island fantasy! Even your aisle runner can be printed with the matching beach theme design, including your names and date. Play a little limbo over your own printed beach themed dance floor decal to make your topical soiree complete.
Don’t forget the favors! There are so many fun and creative ways to say thanks to your guests and add flare to your tables with beach themed wedding favors. From votives and frames to lotions and drink mixes, your guests will think you’re “just beachy” for sending them home with some goodies.
How about some personalized flip flops for the bride and her wedding party? Or asking your guests to feel free to let their toes breathe too? Who says you can’t pretend that it’s summer when there’s snow outside? That’s the point and the fun of a theme party, it’s a little fantasy with a purpose.
A beach themed wedding can be a vacation right at home and a really fun way to party the night away whether you’re on a beach or pretending to be on a beach. It’s a warm and sunny way to begin paradise together.