Nautical Wedding Ideas For A
Magical Wedding On The Water
Nautical wedding ideas are the perfect alternative if you are
an avid boater or just want to do something different for your wedding.
Using a wedding theme
takes some work, but our guide below should give you a good head start.
Designs for nautical invitations can contain many different items
related to the sea. Visit Nautical Wedding
When you think of nautical wedding ideas, you probably think of boats
or yachts. Many major bodies of water have companies that specialize in
events on yachts and sailboats.
There are several options depending on the size and budget of your
wedding, including yachts that will sail around a harbor or large lake
for your entire wedding reception. This gives your guests an ever
changing view as the night progresses.
Companies like Yacht Events
offer wedding packages on yachts of all shapes and sizes.
Many historical ships that are no longer used for sailing are turned
into restaurants and event spaces. An example is the Moshulu
in Philadelphia which is on
the water but does not sail. This may be a better option for those that
may be prone to getting seasick.
If you are prone to getting seasick or just don't like the idea of
getting married on a boat, you can still have a nautical-themed
wedding. Look for restaurants or wedding sites on docks, beaches or
anywhere that overlooks the water for your reception spot.
One major thing to look for when searching for a location for your
nautical wedding is a backup plan in case of bad weather. Most special
event yachts are big enough that guests can go inside, but it doesn't
hurt to ask.
Here are a few questions to ask when visiting locations for your
nautical wedding ideas:
- Does the boat have enough room for all of my guests to move
inside if there is bad weather?
- If there is a major storm and the boat can't sail, what
- Can I bring in my own band or DJ and photographer?
- Is there adequate parking for my guests?
The next step is picking a nautical wedding theme to wrap your wedding
Take you theme and work it into all aspects of your wedding like
invitations, decorations, favors, centerpieces, etc. There are several
good options, and if you are creative you can have a lot of fun with
your nautical wedding theme.
- Jimmy Buffett
You can really have some fun with Nautical wedding ideas for
entertainment. Instead of the traditional Jazz or contemporary band, go
with one of these:
- Steel Drum and Calypso
- Jimmy Buffett Cover Band
- Salsa, Merengue, Bachata
- Beach Music
Even if you just have a Steel Drum band during cocktail hour, it will
help to set a laid-back, fun mood for the entire reception.
Every wedding should have a signature drink (at least in our opinion!),
and there are a lot of great options for nautical weddings.
Traditional options include Mai Tais, Margaritas, Mojitos and any other
tropical drink that you can think of. There are also many great martini
recipes that fit in well with a nautical wedding.
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