Beach theme weddings are one of the most romantic events.
With spectacular sunsets and gorgeous sunrises, it is no wonder that beach ceremonies have become so popular.
Formal or casual, a beach marriage is beautiful, unforgettable, and easy to plan.
Let your guests know about your seaside marriage from the start by sending nautical themed invitations.
Choose designs of seashells, dolphins, or palm trees.
Some creative ideas for your beach theme invitations:
Have your invitations look like a postcard with a photo of the bride and groom at the beach. Have the words, "S.O.S.! We need your help to celebrate the wedding of..." written in the sand.
Purchase large conch shells and insert the invitation inside the shell. Place the shell in a small box to mail.
Forget the formal ballgown. Be comfortable!
Wear a simple, strapless gown made of light weight fabric that flows with your body.
Or go with the way of the Hawaiian's and wear a sarong.
Forget the heels! Wear sandals, flip flops or just go barefoot.
The groom should be comfortable too!
If the ceremony is formal, he could wear white slacks with a navy jacket.
However, a colorful shirt with khakis or shorts would go more with the beach theme!
Since you can't control the weather, be sure to set up a large party tent on the beach for protection against wind or rain.
Or have an alternate indoor site nearby just in case of bad weather.
Since it is a beach theme wedding, your menu is defined by the setting.
For your beverages, serve tropical "umbrella" drinks, margaritas, daiquiris, lemonade and ice tea.
Stay with the beach theme for your cake - use nautical designs, such as a lighthouse, a seashell, or a sailboat. Or you could have a tropical fruit cake.
If you want to have a traditional wedding cake, you can still decorate it with seashells or tropical flowers.
To stay with the tropical theme, use coconut or pineapple for your cake's flavor.
Use any tropical flowers, such as hibiscus, orchids, King Protea, Heliconia, and calla lilies. Wear a tropical flower in your hair or a flower head wreath.
Set out palms and ferns.
For your favors give studded seashell candles or little bottles of sand.
Or hand out plastic sand pails with a deflated beach ball, cheap sunglasses, bug spray, and a lei in each pail.
You could also set out a pail filled with extra flip-flops for your guests to wear.