The weather is beginning to cool off and all signs are pointing to snow -- are you dreaming of escaping the snow this Christmas for warm, tropical wedding on the sandy shores of paradise?
It's "the most wonderful time of the year", full of emotion and anticipation! It can also be the best time to tie the knot in the greatest love story of your life.
Thinking beyond the decoration, the centerpieces, furniture and the reception, there are so many ideas to make your winter beach wedding a unique and unforgettable event.
Photo Booth with Christmas Props
Photo booths are a fun and festive way to spread the love and cheer of the season. Fill the photo booth with Christmas props that will contrast with the warm, beach surroundings!
Imagine the snapshots of your guests, all dressed up for a beach wedding, but adorned with red Santa hats and beards, elf costumes, reindeer noses, and twinkle lights. A blast!
Hot Dessert Station
Fresh eats and tropical drinks usually come to mind for beach weddings, but this time of year can be cooler at night as the breeze comes in off the ocean after the ceremony. It makes you long for delightfully warm treats while you cozy up to the one you love to enjoy the festivities.
‘Tis the season of warm delights, where the savory scent of fresh churros, roasted marshmallows, soft crepes and apple pies tarts can waft through the air and set the mood for a winter beach wedding. Of course, you can't skip a hot chocolate, a hot toddy or a rich selection of infused teas.
Gifts for your guests
Giving your guests a beach kit or a funny gift to cure a hangover may be the typical beach wedding favors, but it's also fun to make it more spirited at this time of year. Consider surprising your guess with an unexpected Christmas gift.
It can be anything thoughtful and sweet from a simple necklace or bracelet, to a gift certificate to use at the SE Spa at the resort. Your wedding guests will most likely come a couple days early and leave a few days after the wedding, so there will be several days where they can enjoy the gift of relaxation at the SE Spa or even on an adventurous excursion like sailing or bike riding to fully experience the destination.
No matter which gift option you choose, make sure to wrap it up as a Christmas gift. They'll love the details!
A Dress Code and a Pop of Color
It's Christmas, but it's also the beach. This makes for a beautiful opportunity to blend the colors of christmas with the soft hues of the beach.
The classic color palette of reds and golds blends beautifully with tropical shades of blues and mint greens. Ask your guests to attend wearing these tones. This can result in gorgeous photos of your Christmas wedding on the beach.
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Whether you're dreaming of saying your vows on the shores of the Caribbean or in the vibrant Mexican Pacific, our luxury wedding planners can design the wedding you've always wanted.
Choose your date below to take the first step to start planning your winter beach wedding in paradise.