When Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo married on Sir Richard Branson's private island in the US Virgin Islands, they still fought paparazzi even though they didn't even tell their guests where they were going ahead of time. In the end, the security they hired was able to hold off the camera carrying boaters, and the couple enjoyed their personal moments. While you aren't likely to hide from paparazzi on your wedding day, a destination wedding can definitely offer a more private affair. If your budget allows, there are private islands available for rent that gives an extremely intimate atmosphere. Just be prepared to shell out large amounts of money for the seclusion.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Even at a beach wedding, flowers add a beautiful touch. Because aisle decor and floral arrangements aren't needed for a ceremony overlooking the ocean, splurge a little more on your bouquet. It will make your dress pop, and make you feel like a bride. Whether you go will all white, your favorite color, or one to match your overall scheme, make sure to ask to see a sample or photo before the big day to make sure it's what you've always dreamed of.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
After saying "I do" while listening to the crashing of the ocean and feeling the grains of sand under your feet, it's hard to transition to an indoor reception. Especially if the venue doesn't incorporate the same feel as your ceremony, the two might seem disjointed. Using certain decorations not normally seen at a reception will avoid this lack of flow. Our sand box trays can be filled with sand and used to place escort cards or favors in. They also make a great base for centerpieces. Available in numerous colors, you're sure to find one that matches your scheme.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Summer is a very popular time to get married on the beach. However, it's also the hottest season of the year. To keep your guests cool, provide our personalized lemonade packets as a favor. If you're having a destination wedding, consider sending a little gift bag or basket to the rooms of those who have traveled to share this special day. Include items such as the lemonade packets so they can enjoy a refreshing drink as they sit on their balcony overlooking the ocean. These packets come in many different styles and colors.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Although many beach side weddings are simple and informal, it's still important to consider your guests' comfort. If your ceremony is going to last longer than 15 minutes, you should think about providing chairs for them. Many venues offer seating at no additional charge or at a minimal fee. Even if you decide not to set out seats for everyone, grandmothers and mothers should at least not be required to stand during the wedding.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Our Just Married flip flops are now on sale for only $11.66. These cute shoes will keep your feet comfy as you walk along the beach with your husband after your wedding. With each step you take, you'll leave your own unique "Just Married" footprint in the sand. Don't miss out on this great chance to offer your feet a stylish look as you relax on your well-deserved honeymoon, telling the world of your new status at the same time.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Saying "thank you" to guests may seem unspoken. However, purchasing the right favor can make them immediately think of the moment you appeared on the beach in your gown or beamed at your groom as you took his hand as husband and wife. Our new crystal starfish key chains can do just that as they are wrapped in satin and tied up in a box with a bow. A "thank you" tag in a matching design is also attached to the packaging.
Monday, July 11, 2011
If you want to purchase a favor for your guests that doesn't limit you to one option, check out our versatile, personalized glass jars. These mini containers can be screen printed with numerous designs plus your names and wedding date. With many colors available, these jars also make great bridal shower decorations and gifts for guests. Once you receive the jars with your exact image and color choice, it's up to you what you fill them with. From candy, to mints, to confetti and more, the possibilities are endless. The jars measure 3 1/2 in. x 2 1/4 in. and can hold up to four fluid ounces.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Oceanside ceremonies are breathtaking, but if held during the middle of the day when the sun is most powerful, guests can easily get sunburned. Offer those who have traveled to share this special day with you sunscreen disguised as a favor. These colorful bottles of SPF 15 come in a variety of designs and colors. Your names and wedding date can also be added at no additional charge.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Table cards probably aren't the first thing you think about when planning your reception. However, they are very important if you want guests to sit at certain spots. Guests will be able to easily find the right table without wondering around the room, trying to figure out where they are supposed to sit. Choosing cards that carry out your beach theme will allow all of your decor to coordinate. Simple details like tropical feeling table cards instead of plain white ones really add a lot to completing the atmosphere of an ocean side wedding. Check out our variety of table cards that bring the outdoor ocean feel indoors.