Wedding trends may come and go, but the idyllic backdrop of the beach has been a consistent theme at weddings for decades. While your nuptials may not be held by the water, there’s no reason why you can’t incorporate this extremely versatile theme into your special day. Here are a few dynamic decorative ideas to think about as you put the finishing touches on your nuptials.
1.Don’t skip a beat
When working with any theme, you need to keep in mind that every traditional facet of your wedding should have some sort of beach tie-in. Everything from your wedding program to your invitations should have some touch of waterfront style, so be mindful of this as you plan every detail of your big day.
2.Incorporate starfish into your attire
According to Bridal Guide, starfish are a fabulous decorative option that could look right at home on tables and other displays at your reception, but adding them to your wedding get-up is a fabulous step in the right direction. Consider adding one to your wedding bouquets, as well as replacing the groomsmen’s boutonniere’s with a starfish as well. This is a dazzling addition that will provide a uniform look and will adhere beautifully to your theme.
3.Add nautical accents
A few seafaring additions will look right at home in your beach-inspired decorative scheme, so start by sticking to a clean and simple blue and white color scheme, and then fill in the gaps with pops of brilliant color. One great idea is to create nautical drink markers resembling navigational flags, suggested Real Simple magazine. This way, your guests can write their names on their flags, never lose track of their drinks and have a fun favor to bring home with them.
4.Shake up your guest book
Instead of a traditional guest book, a great option is to bring along a piece of waterfront gear that you can use to adorn your home for years to come. A paddle works great for this purpose, and your loved ones can each sign their names and you’ll have a beautiful piece of décor for your new home that will help you look back fondly on your wedding day.
Sandals and flip-flops are mainstays at the beach, and they can play an important role in your wedding reception. Consider picking up as many of these as you’ll need for your guest list and customize them with your names and the date of the wedding. When the reception rolls around, your guests will appreciate the comfy footwear for the dance floor, and they can wear them again in the future.