Thursday, June 30, 2011
When planning a wedding, everyone in a family gets excited, even cousins, nieces and in-laws. For the little girls in your family, this is their chance to see a real live fairy tale. As you marry the love of your life on the beach, she sees a princess walking off into the sunset with her prince. If possible, let these young women be a part of all the action by naming them junior bridesmaids or flower girls. They will feel so special and giddy as they get to be an acutal member of the bridal party.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
For most brides who get married along the ocean's edge, they arrive at least a day or two prior to the ceremony. Before you pack up your necessities that must accompany you on your big day, get this stylish tote that's perfect for the beach. Because it's reversible, you can use the tropical print side as you're working out last minute details. Then once you say "I do", turn the bag inside out to proadly boast that you are "Just Married" as you set off for the honeymoon.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
After all the planning, shopping, meetings, decision making and chaotic timing, you are finally married to the love of your life. So make the most of every moment while on your honeymoon. Althought there probably will be numerous fun and exciting activities available, don't overlook the importance of just relishing being together. Sit on the beach while holding your husband's hand and watch the sunrise. Stoll along the ocean's edge and let the waves crash into your feet. Laugh together, gaze into each other's eyes and just enjoying being in each other's presence.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Everyone has signed a guest book at a wedding, but your special day isn't typical. Set to take place beside the ocean, allow your guests make their presence known at this event by signing a personalized canvas that you can hang in your home forever. You won't loose this "guest book" or forget where you put it. Along with your initial, you can personalize it with up to two lines of text.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Although your wedding by the ocean might be small and informal, your family still wants to be included. If you can, let your Dad walk you down the aisle, even if it's barefoot in the sand. Give your Mom her place of honor and let her be escorted into the front row right before the ceremony begins. For brides with siblings, let them pass out programs, greet guests when they arrive, or make toasts at the reception, even if you don't have bridesmaids or groomsmen.
Friday, June 17, 2011
When you send out a wedding invitation, you're showing people a little more about you and your groom. You're also doing a lot more than just telling them the day, time, and location of the ceremony. By mailing pieces of paper to family and friends that ask them to come to your wedding, you're giving them a little hint about what they can expect at the event. Be creative and think out of the box. Check out our selection of beach themed wedding invites. After all, this is the first glimpse of your big day guests will get. Leave them expecting more.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Everyone loves to take pictures at a wedding. Not only will all of your family want to snap that perfect shot of you and groom, but your friends will love taking pictures of each other all dressed up. At a beach ceremony, having a personalized back drop is a nice way to offer a special place for all those photos to be captured. It also double duties as a gorgeous decoration during the wedding.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
While Aunt Ethel and your future mother-in-law may urge you to stick with traditional, ceramic bride and groom figures for your cake, stand your ground. If you're getting married next to the ocean, allow that theme to flow into every area of your wedding. We offer so many different cake toppers with a tropical feel. Some are even on sale through June, like this one. This personalized acrylic decoration with palm trees in the background is a four inch square that would look beautiful on any cake at an ocean front reception.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
When getting married on the beach at sunset, make sure not to miss that picture perfect opportunity. Even if you're using a professional photographer, it's important to check with the venue to see what time sun set usually takes place to capture that beautiful moment. If you want to exchange vows or share your first kiss right as the sun starts to descend, ask the facility representative way in advance when would be the best time for that. Then you can plan the time to start the ceremony accordingly.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
For a destination wedding where people travel far to attend, make them feel appreciated. Most people take time off work and spend a lot of money to be there. In order to let them know you are really thankful they came, send a gift to their room with a personal note attached. Another kind gesture is to have meals set up in the resorts restaurant just for your guests. Some brides and grooms or their families even pay for traveling attendees' hotel stay if they can.