Radiant sunshine, windy atmosphere, soft whispering waves and some warm soil. It’s perfect for a tropical getaway! What’s more exciting is planning out not just a day of relaxation or vacation, but one of the most special days of your life- the wedding day!
Tropical-inspired nuptials are mostly preferred by adventurous couples or those who would want a casual feel of their wedding. No heavy, sweaty feeling under those ball gowns, no over-decorated halls, no much artificial arrangements, just simple and natural look of the environment, flimsy white dresses and khakis, and outdoor ambience which will surely lighten up this very memorable event.
Apart from the given art of nature which would mostly keep your day in a tropical atmosphere, it’s a must that you incorporate the accessories and the stuff to the theme. The venue mostly chosen for this is in an island setting or some beach side areas. Adorn your setting with brightly colored umbrellas, balls and large pieces of cloths all over. You may want to include a summery dress code for your guests. Some Hawaiian-look is best picked! Also, you can ask your invitees to wear some floral clothes if not whites or khakis.
Of course, the party after the matrimonial rites should be as colorful or as island-y as possible! A lot of island wedding favor ideas are sure to make them keep these items as island treasures!
Take for example the feel of the sunshine. Bring the vibrant sunny day atmosphere with tiny felt bags. Better if you get them in different pastel or candy colors, but the brighter is more recommended! Accentuate it with little flower felt pieces, some ribbons or ornamental butterflies or pieces of artificial flowers (don’t forget to put the stems out!). Aside from bags, you can also make some small throw pillows or toy pillows. Decorate it the same way with the bags.
If you want to take more of the seas, beach accessories are nice suggestions. Purchase some miniatures of those benches or chairs you use during sunbathing. Aside from having it as a souvenir item, you can also use it as place card holders during the reception and it could also serve as a mobile phone holders to your guests! Another beachside item could be some sands and little shells that you can place inside a shot glass. Pour in melted candle gels, when it hardens, it will look like a mini beach diorama…plus, it’s a candle! You can add scents if you want.
For some Aloha! Island escapade, why not welcome your guests with handmade artificial flower-arranged lays or some flowery bracelets and crowns. You might also want to give out some sun visors matching your motif and with printed couple’s name inside the brim. These will not only be a keepsake for those invitees, it will also help the event feel and look more Hawaiian, all the more, your guests will have some free accessories, just in case they fell short of the dress code!
Since the reception is casual, might as well pick up a flip flop design for your favor. You can either get some flip flop slipper keychains or convert it into a mini frame by placing a photo sticker of the two of you in the middle portion of the item, or a little copy of your photos with the corners tacked with very small crafted thumbtacks.
Another island wedding favor you can easily do-it-yourself is a thank you note. Simple as it might seem, it can still take you back to the islands. Roll up your personalized thank you notes and place it inside clear long-necked bottles. Cap it off with bottle stoppers with some decorations and present it as floating decors on artificial or man-made pond!
Sea shells are nice accessories you can share with your guests. Also, some cute little colored artificial gemstones can add up to the beauty and luster of a treasure chest or box. Put that island treasure into life with a mini treasure boxes. Fill them up with small shells and gemstones. Customize the container with engravings of the couple’s names, the date and venue of your wedding day. Or, you can put some candies, potpourri, or some beads and pearl-like objects inside the chests. Pick your own object, it will surely be more pleasing and appreciated when they reflect you on it!