Tips What Should You Prepare for a Destination or Beach Wedding?
If this is your first destination wedding, you can rest assured in knowing that the vibe of this type of wedding is naturally more laid back and fun. When a bride and groom invite you to spend four days and three nights with them in beautiful San Juan Puerto Rico they want you to be comfortable when doing so. Even though destination weddings are considered informal, this does not mean that you should look like you are spending the day doing laundry. You can be dressy, without going overboard.
Your fabric choice is another important aspect of your destination wedding guest attire. You obviously want to avoid heavy fabrics due to the heat. Light airy fabrics such as linen, soft jersey knit, flowing silk and crisp cool cotton are the best options for beach weddings. Depending on the time of year, finding clothing in these fabrics may be difficult, you can always make your purchase online which will likely save you a ton of money as well.
As for accessories, leave the heirloom jewelry at home. A simple pearl necklace and earrings is more than suitable. Complete your look with flat sandals or kitten heels; attempting to wear high heels in the sand is a sure fire way to sprain an ankle!
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Color Scheme: Your color scheme will be the most vital aspect in creating an indoor beach theme. As you are reading this, I want you to visualize all of the different colors that come to mind when you think of the beach or a tropical destination. You are likely visualizing vibrant shades of blue, bright orange, coral pink, sandy white and rich fuchsia. Use those colors as the primary color palette for your wedding, including your bridesmaid dresses, favors and table center pieces. Beach weddings are fun and exotic – so you have more freedom to play with colors than you would in another wedding theme.
Décor: After you select a color palette, you will need to decide on your décor. Surprisingly enough a “beach theme” encompasses many things. You may want to try a Hawaiian theme, Caribbean, or Florida Keys – then there’s also a “tropical” beach theme versus a more ‘exotic’ theme. The two are not the same when you really think about it. For a Hawaiian theme, grass skirts, tiki torches, bamboo, leis and the sound of drums is very appropriate. In Caribbean wedding themes you will see more palm trees, vibrant colors and lots of flowers. Play on all the senses when creating your décor – your guests should see, feel, smell and “touch” the beach. You will accomplish this through your color palette, music selection, food offerings and wedding favors. Look for exotic flowers, exotic scented candles, fruit platters and foods specific to tropical or Caribbean destinations.
Again, if you can’t bring your guests to the Islands – bring the Islands to your guests! These are just a few tips to get you started – visit my website now for more valuable advice and information.
Beautiful Bridal Jewelry Options for Your Summer or Beach Wedding
Color: When we think of the summer season and beaches we automatically visualize blue waters, white sands, coral colored stones, and a beautiful bright sun, so blue and shades of coral are two of the more popular colors in beach wedding jewelry. You can incorporate these colors into your accessories in many ways. When it comes to something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue – consider blue colored jewelry. There are blue gemstones such as aquamarine and topaz. Then there are also beautiful blue stones like turquoise. Pink coral is a beautiful gemstone, it is very delicate and feminine and a great gift to give to your bridesmaid.
Go Organic: For a truly natural experience, many brides go eco-friendly with their wedding day accessories. Instead of stone or pearl accessories, they look to their surroundings. ‘Necklaces’ and anklets made of local flowers and organic materials are beautiful and unique. Try creating necklace and anklet sets from the same flowers found in your bouquet. Seashell jewelry is also another organic idea. If you are a crafty individual, have fun collection seashells from the beach and take the time to decorate them into personalized pendants for your bridal party. Not only is it a unique jewelry piece, but your attendants will appreciate the time and energy that you put into such a thoughtful gift.
Whether you choose your jewelry for the color, the stone or organic – you really can’t go wrong.
Incorporating Jewel Tones into Your Summer or Beach Wedding
Traditional wedding palettes tell us that darker rich colors for summer weddings will not work; however the very essence of the tropics, beaches and exotic destinations is highlighted by rich vibrant colors. Incorporating the colors found within the natural environment not only works, but it makes total sense as well!
Bridesmaid Dresses & Groomsmen Attire: You could obviously make your jewel tone color a focal point by using it as the primary color of your bridal partys attire. Visualize the beautiful blue ocean, white sands, your crisp white gown, your grooms white linen suit, and then the bridesmaid in gorgeous turquoise strapless tea length dresses. The imagery is amazing due in part to the bold splash of jewel tone color.
Floral Arrangements: The next obvious choice is to use your floral arrangements as a way to bring your splash of color. Its best to consult with a wedding florist however here are a list of flower ideas that you may want to toss their way use green Cymbidium Orchids, raspberry Roses, and hot pink Gerbers to create a beautiful arrangement or even table center piece. Orchids, Bird of Paradise, Hibiscus, plumeria, anthuriums, and hot lava flowers are the perfect answer to a Hawaiian or exotic wedding theme.
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