Ideas for Wedding on the Beach

Wherever you decide to hold your Island wedding you’ll want to come up with a unique and individual theme for your wedding that says something about who you are as a couple.

When deciding upon a theme, keep these theme ideas in mind for a Caribbean accent to add to your wedding:

Ocean

With turquoise blue waters all around the islands of the Caribbean what could be more fitting than having an ocean theme to your wedding. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

  • Add swags of turquoise tulle to your head table
  • Decorate your bridal arch in ocean coloured ribbons
  • Offer guests ocean inspired favours wrapped up in blue tulle
  • Decorate tables with glass bowls with sea water arrangements inside them
  • Use fish inspired logos for invitations, save a date cards and thank you notes
  • Consider a nautical touch with the use of ropes to make candle arrangements for table centrepieces

Tropical

The tropical foliage of the Caribbean can provide a lush and colourful backdrop to your wedding.

  • Use Bougainvillea to decorate arches, and the head table
  • Buy tropical flowers by the stem from local florists to make your own table arrangements based in vases weighted with sand
  • Incorporate palms into your wedding decor
  • Consider having a tiki hut erected as an outside bar
  • Offer tropical drinks after your ceremony
  • Offer tropical fruits in your desert cart
  • Serve a tropical fruit Caribbean wedding cake
  • Incorporate seafood items typical in The Caribbean to your menu ie. Conch salad, grouper, lobster

Beach

The Beach can provide a great theme to your wedding and a million ideas for décor:

  • Have a conch shell aisle in the sand
  • Use tiki lights to light pathways in evening receptions
  • Incorporate the beach into invitations using shells, message in a bottle, or scrolled invites – see “Favours” feature
  • Have an ice sculpture on your buffet table to house shrimp or salad in the shape of a shell or a dolphin

Nature

The tropical animal kingdom can provide an eco sensitive slant to your wedding, consider the following:

  • Use animal logo’s on all wedding stationary: parrots, iguanas, dolphins
  • Use local natural landmarks as a focal point of your wedding ie. Volcano sites in Montserrat, jungle, or beach

Musical

Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Steel Drum Bands are all music styles that are intrinsically tied to the Caribbean…why not incorporate music from your locale into your wedding.

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