Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Exchange Vows in Paradise

While beaches are only a short walk or drive for many, some people aren't lucky enough to live near the ocean. For those who are surrounded by land but dream of a waterfront ceremony, a destination wedding can be the solution. From inclusive packages to a simple ceremony, the possibilities are endless. For tropical locations that are far away, it's best to hire a wedding planner who will also handle all of the travel arrangements.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Remeber The Outdoors When Selecting A Gown

Beachfront weddings are very different from indoor ceremonies. While natural scenery provides decor that no one can compete with, other factors must be considered. Besides an alternative plan for bad weather, a bride must think about the temperature and humidity when choosing a dress. Look ahead at a calendar to get an idea of what will be forecast for the day you exchange vows. If you can't get accurate information online, contact the venue. Although weather patterns are constantly changing, they can at least give you and idea of what the normal conditions are for that season.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Symbolize The Joining Of Your Lives - Beach Style

While lighting a candle at the same time may not work outside by the ocean, there are other ways to symbolize the joining of two lives into one. A sand ceremony offers the perfect solution for staying within your beach theme and showing the union at the same time. Our sand ceremony kits include a vase of sand for the bride, another for the groom and a larger container to hold the contents of both as they are poured in together.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Make It Your Day

Since you've found the man of year dreams, make sure you have the wedding of your dreams. Planning stages are exciting for everyone involved, and many family members and even friends often mean well with they take over a certain apsect of your ceremony or reception. However, it's important not to give in to something just because it will make someone else happy. If you've always dreamed of walking toward your groom on the beaches of a tropical island, then stand up against your grandmother who demands you have a church wedding in the family synagogue.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Package Says It All

Sometimes it's not just what's in the package but the package itself that makes a statement. For weddings that are held at the beach, favors tend to be a lot more fun and theme oriented. Picking the right favor is important. However, the perfect package can crucial to pulling off the intended atmosphere. From acrylic seashell shaped boxes, vinyl bags with aquatic prints, mini glass bottles, to boxes displaying ocean side photos, the possibilities are numerous when it comes to making your guests feel like they are on a tropical getaway to celebrate your wedding.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Beat The Heat

Ocean view weddings provide beautiful backdrops for the most important day of your life. However, many tropical venues come with extremely warm weather, especially during the summer. If you're location is expected to see temperatures over 85 degrees when you exchange vows, consider large umbrellas scattered throughout the seating area to provide shade for guests. Planning the ceremony for early morning or late evening is also a great way to avoid the heat of day and potential heat strokes or awful sweating. Some brides provide fans and bottles of water to those attending the event. These kind gestures show people you appreciate them coming to your wedding and that you want them to be as comfortable as possible.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Beach Weddings Go Green

Whether you realize it or not, exchanging vows on the shores of an ocean is a very green move. By taking advantage of the picturesque nature already provided, lots of manufactured materials aren't even needed. For those who go with an informal feel at the beach, they're not likely to utilize limos or other vehicles for transportation. Rather, they probably use a location that has reception facilities adjacent to the beach, which eliminates fumes and pollution.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

We Now Ship Internationally

If you're having a destination wedding in another country or live outside the U.S., you can now have beach themed supplies shipped anywhere in the world from our sister site. Whether you're exchanging vows from the shores of Maui or marrying your best friend on the top of an ocean side cliff in Scotland, you don't have to skimp on the products to enhance this memorable day. Americans can order all the items they need and have them shipped directly to international locations. Those who reside in other countries can also take advantage of the wide variety of favors, decorations and anything else they'd like for their ceremony at the beach.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

How Will You Make Mom Feel Special At Your Wedding

On this day when we honor mothers, it's a great time to consider how you're going to make the mother of the bride and your future mother-in-law feel special. Whether they help with much of the planning or just show up in a dress you've approved, it's important to make them feel important. This "Bridal Support Team" shirt is the perfect way to let all moms in the wedding party feel like their opinions and support are valued.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Make Sure To Have Plan B For Less Than Perfect Weather

While beach weddings are absolutely breathtaking, weather conditions can transform a perfect day into a nightmare. When planning an oceanside ceremony, make sure to have an alternative incase inclement weather stirs up trouble. Most locations provide a tent or indoor option if the forecast becomes gloomy. Checking on these choices way before you say "I do" will relieve stress and keep the day looking sunny no matter the outdoor climate.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Save Money With Items That Serve Many Purposes

Even though the economy continues to look grim, brides all over the country keep planning their dream beach weddings. One way to ensure you stay on budget is to purchase products that can be used in more than one way. Chocolate seashells serve as visual elements on a cake, favors for guests, decorations on food table and thank you gifts for those who came to a shower.