Beach weddings give the whole extended family a chance to have some fun in the sun. It’s only appropriate to send out themed beach wedding invitations for the upcoming fun-filled event. Since beach weddings are a little more unconventional, and perhaps more complicated to set up, the invitations should have some assorted attachments when they arrive in the mail.
It’s no good to be unclear to friends and relatives by sending out too little information. An archetypical invitation would feature a card with an illustration of a beach scene; it would come inside a small wooden box that also includes a seashell or ocean artifact and a concise informative pamphlet that outlines the accommodations, times, travel plans, etc. Beach wedding invitations are particularly artistic because of the calming, rich colors of the ocean, sunset, and palm trees often depicted. A neat white ribbon would be wrapped around the box, and the card, seashell, and pamphlet would rest neatly inside. It’s almost like getting a present in the mail! A quintessential card motif features a sandy color, crinkled texture, and a little bit of twine wrapped around the card. The twine is reminiscent of old ships’ rope, and it also matches the color of the sand. Most often, however, beach wedding invitations crafted by graphic artists look like plain-Jane invitations with sparse colors and simple, efficient renderings of beach scenes. These are definitely more up-scale in appearance – but less suggestive of the beach itself. These kinds of cards might feature one of the following color combination’s: hot orange and white, lime green and white, orange and blue, bright pink and green, or icy blue and white. Spartan cards like these allude less to the beach and more to the senders’ sophistication.
Beach wedding invitations aren’t just optional if you’re hosting your wedding at an activity-rich resort, beach, or lakeside town – they’re necessary! It gives a visual cue to the recipients that they’ll need to bring warm-weather clothes and accessories, and it mentally prepares them for the kind of wedding you’ll be hosting. If you’re getting wed in a different state, familiarize yourself with the marriage and potential permit fulfillment of the new state. For example, since there are a plethora of Hawaiian beach weddings each year, the Hawaiian legislature and islands have come together to make it easy for ‘wedding tourists’ to tie the knot. On the subject of Hawaii, it’s also important to figure out the most economical and practical location. Many people want an exotic beach wedding, but the cost is exorbitant to fly out so many friends and relatives. It will be less expensive to travel to a U.S. state, Hawaii, especially with the numerous bulk discount travel plans that the State Tourism Board of Hawaii has helped encourage. And always work with a local bridal consultant on the set-up. This will probably require a lot of email and photo exchanges of the location, floral arrangements, catering, dinner tables and chairs, etc. This part can be done months ahead of schedule, before you ever set foot in Hawaii. Your wedding planner will be the go-to person when it comes to satisfying permits for beach usage, hiring the help, and setting up shop in general.
Beach wedding invitations are just as cost-intensive as standard wedding invitations, and they add so much festivity and buoyancy to the announcement. People would be remiss not to purchase them for their beach weddings!
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