Destination weddings are very popular venues and they can offer spectacular scenery and weather. For couples planning their wedding day, where money is no object, a destination wedding is a wonderful idea.
Tying the knot at sunset on a sandy beach in a warm climate can be extremely romantic. And a few days in the sun with good friends and family is always fun.
However, the majority of couples either do not have the money needed to throw a lavish destination wedding, or they want something much closer to home.
They may even be able to fund the wedding, but don’t feel that is the best use for their dollars. Destination weddings can be very expensive!
Some couples may feel it is a better idea to use that money to put towards a down payment for a new home. Or they may have other expenses that make a destination wedding impossible.
Planning a Wedding with a Beach Theme
They can still have a wonderful wedding in their hometown or city where they are living and working. By planning every detail of the wedding ahead of time, they can have a beach wedding theme. Use a wedding planner like this one to ensure every detail is taken care of!
If this is the route you want to follow, be sure to think everything through well ahead of time.
Remember to get feedback, advice and suggestions from your bridal party. Let everyone know what your plan is and ask them for ideas to use in the wedding. Plan your reception hall with your theme in mind.
Since a reception in a castle is not appropriate for a beach theme, how about holding your reception in the local golf club where the dining room overlooks the lake?
Set up the reception tables so that everyone looks out towards the water. Have the head table right up against the windows, so the water is in the background.
Then keep adding touches suggesting a beach theme. Use colours that are reminiscent of the beach and don’t forget that coloured napkins will go beautifully towards adding colour to the room. Beach wedding favors such as sea shell tealights and miniature hanging lanterns would be a perfect fit.
These can be used as decorations for the hall. Key to holding a successful reception is the planning. You can do it as long as you think everything through carefully.
Add any touches you can think of that suggest a beach wedding theme and you will have created a wonderland for both you and your guests to enjoy.
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