Monday, March 31, 2014

Themes for Your Beach Wedding

Most people think that when they choose a beach wedding, that is already the only theme they can use for their wedding. Even if you have selected to have your wedding on the beach, you can still accessorize the event by having your own wedding theme. Contrary to commonly used wedding themes, you can opt for these for your beach wedding:

  • Caribbean – Give your wedding venue a tropical feel by turning your theme into a Caribbean event. This means that you should use vivid colored decorations against white sand, steel drums, and have lots of Pina Coladas!
  • Sandcastle – You can also use sandcastles to make your beach wedding look more extravagant. Instead of using the usual decoration materials, you can opt for sandcastles prepared throughout your beach wedding venue. This can add a magical backdrop to your beach wedding.
  • Pirate – You can also go with a pirate theme, especially if you’re a fan of the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean. One way you can make the look of your wedding more Caribbean is to use a treasure chest to store your coolers and other beverages you have prepared.
  • Hawaiian – Other than a Caribbean wedding, you can also have a Hawaiian wedding theme. You can easily throw a luau by having your guests wear floral shirts and add a lei to each guest. Instead of an aisle runner, you can line the path to the altar with tiki torches.
Make sure that the beach wedding theme you use is in line to what your interests are. Call us today so we can talk more about your beach wedding and other options to include and make your big day memorable!

Monday, March 24, 2014

What to Consider in Choosing a Beach Wedding Venue

Many brides love the idea of a beach wedding even though they end up having a different theme. Beach weddings are appealing because it ticks all the boxes of a perfect event. It is low cost, laidback but elegant, convenient, and just more fun for everyone. If you decide that a beach wedding theme is the answer to all wedding planning woes, then here are things you should consider.

The Location

Finding the perfect location should be on the top of your list. Location is everything when planning a wedding. Consider the number of your guests. Do not forget to plan for those with special needs like the elderly and children. Do your research too or visit the site personally. Do not leave everything to chance. Try to help your wedding planner as much as you can.

The Ideal Schedule

Although beach weddings are financially convenient, the reality is that you will be up against the elements. This does not mean the fate of the wedding is helpless against the weather. You can also do your part of investigating weather conditions. Learning about tides and temperature of a venue can help you decide the date of the wedding.

Your Budget

Even if a beach wedding offers an affordable budget, you still have to consider how much you are willing to spend. It also depends on the schedule of the wedding. You will end up spending more with a beach wedding in the day rather than a wedding started around sunset.

Comfort of Wedding Guests

When planning a wedding it is not just the comfort of the bride, groom, and officiate that needs careful consideration. You should also cater to the guests since they are an important part of the whole ceremony. Prepare a canopy or sunscreen and insect repellant for afternoon weddings. Make sure that your guests can comfortably witness and share your wedding day without shifting uneasily in their seats every minute.

Give us a call today so we can talk about some beach wedding destinations that you may go for.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Tips to Choosing Your Destination Wedding Favors

Being able to celebrate your wedding in a distant location is a great way you can bond with your friends and family members. Especially if they have taken the time to attend your destination wedding, you will have to repay them for the effort they took. While it may not necessarily be in monetary value, you can repay your guests for their presence by giving them a carefully crafted wedding favor.

Here are some tips on how to find your destination wedding favors:

Look for Practical Gifts
When it comes to choosing your wedding favors, you need to remember one basic rule: it needs to be functional. This means that you need to look for a gift that’s either edible or practical. Otherwise, it will not serve its purpose and may be disregarded by your guests.

Personalize Your Gifts
Don’t forget to include your names and wedding date on the wedding favor that you have chosen. This way, your guests will remember that they spent that special day with you.

Avoid Fragile Gifts
Consider the material that your favors are made from, especially since most of your guests will be traveling back home. Avoid breakable items such as wine glasses or handy mirrors. This way, your guests do not have to worry about how they will bring home the gift they received.

If you decide to make use of breakable items as your wedding favor, you may leave these at home and have someone send them out after your wedding. This will help you distribute the favors easily. At the same time, you won’t have to pay extra for bringing them to the destination.

Your guests will really appreciate the wedding favor that you have given them, especially if you took the time to create or choose them. Give us a call today so we can talk about some wedding favor suggestions that you may use.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Honeymoon Destinations of Famous Celebrity Couples

Going on a destination honeymoon can be a pretty exciting event to look forward to when your wedding is over.  Every day in that distant location will feel like a vacation and you won’t regret it, especially since you’re with the person you love. If you still haven’t chosen your honeymoon destination, you may want to follow these destinations where famous celebrities went to:

John Lennon and Yoko Ono (Amsterdam)
The legendary John Lennon and Yoko Ono visited the city of Amsterdam on their honeymoon and stayed at a suite Amsterdam Hilton. Today, the infamous John and Yoko Suite can be rented out to honeymooners for 1750 Euros.

Beyonce and Jay-Z (Arizona)
While it isn’t exactly an out of the country destination, the hip-hop couple went on a low-key honeymoon at the Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain Resort, located in Arizona. They enjoyed the tranquility and privacy offered by the small town of Paradise Valley.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick (Ireland)
Actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick chose to visit The Emerald Isle, Ireland for their honeymoon. They stayed at The Mount Errigal in County Donegal, a location best known for its rugged and wild landscape.

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth (Italy)
Because of the unending beauty of Italy, it is no wonder why Reese Witherspoon and hubby Jim Tooth chose to have their honeymoon at Le Sirenus, Amalfi Coast. It offers a picturesque coastline, which annually draws in celebrities to pay a visit.

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher (Bora Bora)
Together with her husband, Mike Fisher, country music singer Carrie Underwood spent their honeymoon in Bora Bora. They stayed at Le Taha’s Island Resort and Spa in an overwater bungalow.

If you would like to go on one of these locations for your honeymoon, it is best that you work with a planner to help you organize the trip. Even though these destinations may be out of your budget, there is no reason for you not to visit especially since there are some alternatives. Give us a call today so we can plan your destination honeymoon!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Three Things to Avoid When Planning Your Destination Wedding

On your wedding day, it is important that you enjoy the moment so that you can treasure it forever. Instead of worrying about your wedding details, you simply have to sit back and savor the day-- especially since it will go by in a blur. In order to make the most of your big day, you simply have to trust that the wedding planner you hired will pull through. You can rely that all your wedding details have been carefully prepared for by your planner. Additionally, do your best not to turn into bridezilla!

Here are other things you should not do on your wedding day:

Don't Handle Everything On Your Own
The main reason why you hired a wedding planner is so you can concentrate on the things that truly matter on your wedding day: the ceremony itself. Even if you have everything planned out carefully, you won't be able to handle things since you'll be the bride. Instead, you simply have to leave all the details and supervision with your wedding planner. If you decided not to have one, you can ask your friends to help you instead.

Don't be Bossy with Your Bridesmaids
Planning your wedding can really take a toll on you. If you are not wary of your actions, you may even end up being bossy with your bridesmaids. Remember that they are your friends that deserve to be treated with respect. Even if they have offered to help supervise your wedding, you need to be careful with how you deal with them.

Don't Plan a Difficult Destination Wedding
A destination wedding may be a great idea, but if you do not plan out the details carefully, the even tcan turn into a disaster. Make sure that when you're planning your destination wedding, you have carefully done your research so you know where you have things sourced from.

Your wedding day can be a really nerve-wrecking day in your life. Try to do your best to take things slowly so you can enjoy it still. If you need the help of a professional wedding planner, make sure to give us a call!