A beach wedding would probably be an ideal wedding destination for most young couples. And why not? It is romantic, relaxed and out of the ordinary. The idea of beautiful white sand and the azure waters is enough to enchant you and your guests. Apart from the obvious reasons, beaches offer the perfect backdrop for your dream destination wedding with its exquisite turquoise waters, romantic sunsets, and endless expanses of white sand. Not to mention the fact that it forms a perfect setting for photo perfect backdrop.
However, unlike a banquet hall, planning a wedding on a beach requires meticulous detailing and articulation. And beach wedding decorations need a serious thought! Beach wedding decorations can range from being simple and rustic to being a luxurious splash. In this post, we bring you some pretty amazing beach wedding decoration ideas that are going to leave you speechless. This is where fairytale weddings really do come true!
Ideas For Beach Wedding Decorations
Decorating your beach-themed wedding beautifully is purely a matter of creativity and personal style. You can either all out when it comes to decoration budget or just stick to a budget-friendly option without sacrificing the look. There are, however, some details that you should thoroughly check in your beach-themed wedding. The idea is to escalate the romantic atmosphere and at the same time to make the setting comfortable for your guests.
As the wedding ceremony will take place on the Mandap, it is essentially the focal point in the entire venue. Here are some ideas that you could use to decorate your wedding mandap.
Sync your mandap decor with pretty drapes in tune with your theme! You could either use soft soothing pastel colours like peach, baby pink, white or use bright colours like orange. fuschia pink, royal blue. Accessorize it complimentary flower bouquets or strings to glam up the ceremony spot. It is a good idea to use swaying fabric drapes.
Bright colours blend effortlessly with the white sands and the vast blue backdrop of the sea and sky, like in the below decor.
A pretty pastel pink like the one below will stir the romantic mood immediately.
Floral decorations for your mandap is simply classy. In this type of decor, the entire mandap is heavily adorned with flowers.
You can turn your mandap into magical and mesmerizing spot apt for a fairytale wedding!
Theme Infused Mandaps
If you have an extravagant theme wedding planned, then erecting a mandap according to the theme will be a great idea. It can be a royal abode or a temple like a set-up direct from the shores of Mahabalipuram!
Setting up a theme based mandap will be expensive and the cost will depend on the extent of designing details that have to be incorporated!
Add a modern twist to your wedding decor by erecting glass mandaps. It will look amazing against the clear blue water backdrop!
If you want to try something different, try decorating the stage or mandap with crystal curtains. It will add to the decor’s wow factor.
If a rustic nautical atmosphere is in your mind, then you have ample of cost-effective options that you could use to deck up the mandap like driftwood, corals, shells. It’s amazing how washed-up pieces of wood can be changed into elegant wedding décor elements. And they are perfect to erect a rustic ceremony mandap or arch.
Beach Wedding Venue Decor
A wedding on the beach is beautiful in itself. However, a few special touches can take it to the next level. The beauty of a beach set-up is that it will blend with almost any theme. You can decorate rest of the venue with typical wedding decor elements like flowers, lush greenery or vines. Or you could simply play up the beach theme with purely nautical decor elements. Whatever your style is, try to limit yourself by using a few accents to ensure your wedding style remains elevated.
Bundle this with tea-candles in the centre especially for an evening function. The lit candle will reflect off the other elements giving it a beach bonfire effect. Tropical flowers also make great centerpieces.
Another idea for the centerpiece is to use pieces of driftwood creatively along with some shells, marbles etc.
If your ceremony is scheduled during the daytime, it is probably worth incorporating a canopy/shamiyana in your decor list for the guests seating area. After all, the comfort of your guest must be prima-facie!
Again for the sake of comfort, it is worth placing a long carpet or decorative mats on the aisle leading to the aisle. As a matter of fact, it also adds to the beauty of the set-up. Interestingly there are plenty of options to doll up this area of the venue. From floral pathways to dazzling torches, your imaginations can run wild when it comes to the aisle decor.
Tie ribbons or drapes around the back of the chairs in colours complimenting with the wedding theme. It will simply magnify the overall effect.
Lighting the beach suitable is a very important aspect of beach wedding decoration especially for evening functions like reception. Be liberal and innovative while using lights. Use a combination of colourful hanging lanterns, votives arranged on the sand, flaming torches etc to light up the area. You could also hang a few decorative items like seashells chandelier.
Apart from the above, when used sparingly, anchor motifs, fishing nets, coconut/palm leaves etc can be an elegant addition to your overall décor.
Enhance your ceremony with these themed beach decorations that will tie the event together perfectly. If you are looking for any wedding related services in Chennai, BigFday can help you in the process! Being in the wedding planning service for a while now, we know your pain points. With a simple goal of making the search process hassle-free, BigFday offers you a well-curated list of venues with special deals and top professionals like decorators, photographers and makeup artists! And all this comes at no extra cost. Hard to believe? Talk to us now!
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