We’ve had weddings with tears, we’ve had weddings with laughter, and plenty of ceremonies with both! How do you picture your special day? Serious and sincere or lighthearted and uplifting?
We’re looking at ways you can help set the mood for the day – for yourself and your guests. A bit of pre-planning can reduce your stress levels and set the stage for a fantastic experience.
If you are having music at your ceremony, think about the tone you want. You already have the soundtrack of the waves, how do you want to enhance that? Here are a few suggestions:
- If you want a really tropical vibe, consider steel drums. We can help arrange the musicians and you’ll be dancing down the aisle.
- If a friend or family member sings or plays an instrument, maybe they would like to perform. We have microphones and speakers for hire if you have a large gathering.
- Traditional and instrumental pieces of music can bring sentiment and emotion to the occasion.
- Play “your song”
- Choose lyrics that make you feel good – a popular choice for 2016 has been Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”
From tuxedos and gowns to flip flops and Hawaiian shirts, the dress code will change the mood of the day. Whichever choice you make, formal or informal, make sure all your guests have some expectation so that they feel comfortable and know what to expect.
Beach Balls and Bubbles
Not just for kids! To bring an element of fun to the celebration and for some awesome photographs, beach balls or bubbles are beach friendly and easy to arrange. In addition, if children are in the group, they will love the distraction and your only problem may be keeping them waiting for the “I Do’s”.
Your Own Vows
Surely the part of the ceremony where we’ve seen the most tears! Vows can be heartfelt and also humorous at the same time. Speak from your heart and rehearse your vows before the big day.
Have fun with the Cake
Set the mood to deliciously relaxed by decorating your cake informally with a beach theme. We love starfish and shells and the sky is the limit when you get inspired.
Time of Day
Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico is magical and romantic so if you want those beautiful wedding portraits with the sun setting, aim for a ceremony about an hour before the sunset. If you want vibrant blue skies, then consider a morning wedding. Cooler temperatures, less change of inclement weather and a whole day to party!
Take a Dip
You’re at the beach – why not! Whether you plan ahead or the mood just takes you, get ready for some serious fun and some great pictures.
When you’re ready to start planning, call us at 727-443-0039 or visit us online at SuncoastWeddings.com.