Young couples love the beach wedding ideas. The beach theme wedding is suitable for warm and sunny places. The most important part of this theme is obviously the ‘beach’. You can always tie the knot on a public beach or rent a private beach. Public beaches are more popular spots for getting married. But these places may be filled with a lot of people and be messy with litter.
Spot Hunting for Beach Wedding
Once you have decided to have a beach wedding, the best way to choose a spot for your ceremony is by taking a long walk down the beach with your soon to be better half. Choose a location, that is away from crowds and is quiet and secluded. Speak to the local authorities and tourism board regarding the traffic conditions on your wedding date. Ask if there is any parking fee to be paid by the visiting guests. See, if the spot is easily accessible and the length of walk from the parking area to the beach.
Beach Theme Wedding Ideas
After going through all the possible details regarding the beach, parking and the location, its time to think about beach theme wedding ideas. Beach weddings are a casual affair. Your guests can be dressed in casual, comfortable dresses. You can ask everyone to dress up in colorful shirts and shorts. You can wear a pale sea green wedding dress and add pearls to your hair. The wedding party may be asked to dress up in dark green wedding dresses. The wedding cake should be decorated with sea shells and green ivy. You can place huge prompts of dolphins, mermaids, star fish and sea turtles around the area to give it a more beach look.
To give a more Hawaiian feel, your wedding party can dress up in the grass hula skirts with the traditional floral neck and head wreaths. They can come bare feet or wear flip flops to add to the essence of Hawaii.
For the wedding reception, toss in the beach towels or blankets. Spread the blankets in the sand so that the guests can stretch and enjoy the wedding. Decorate the sand pails and tools. The kids will love playing with them later in the day. You can create a rainbow on the aisle using helium filled balloons tied together. Place a ‘pot of gold’ at the ends of the balloon strings.
You can decorate the wedding area with fishing gear and hooks or place surf boards around like a wall and ‘surf-up’ everyone’s spirit. You can even plan a pirate theme on the beach. Ask your family and guests to dress up in pirate costumes and decorate the area with treasure chests full of fake jewelery and fake gold coins. The groom can even wear a patch on one eye and a hook on one hand to add to the theme of pirates.
Have a beautiful sand castle build in the background. You can dress up like a princess and get married to your prince charming. The couple can leave in a horse-drawn carriage to end the occasion in a fairytale theme.
You may even raise temporary tiki huts to say your wedding vows. Tiki huts are an excellent way to take shelter from the hot sun and enjoy the beach theme wedding. Hang shell wind chimes from the tiki hut to complete the musical ambiance.
The wedding music should consist of steel drums and calypso rhythms. You can even have live bands playing romantic melodies to fill the air with love. The menu should obviously be based on sea food. Coconut water can be served as a cooling drink. The wedding reception table decorations should have sea shells and star fish scattered around. The wedding centerpieces should be decorated according to the beach theme. Many beach theme serving sets and cutlery available in the market can be used for serving food.
You can use shell shaped place card holders and shell shaped bottle openers to add more details to your beach wedding theme. You can even place large umbrellas and chairs underneath for the guests to sit and enjoy the wedding. You can think of any beach related wedding decorations to make your venue lively.
Ideas for beach theme weddings are never ending. It is an absolutely delightful moment kissing your bride with a beautiful sunset in the backdrop and the sound of surf crashing into the beach. Beach theme weddings are enjoyed by everyone, as long as mother nature doesn’t play spoilsport. So if you are planning a romantic wedding with a capital ‘R’, then try giving a thought to beach theme wedding ideas.