Tropical Wedding Themes For A Winter Getaway Wedding
Winter can really get you down, thus the terms winter blues. The days are short, sunlight is limited and weather gets very cold. Couples who decide to exchange vows during this time find themselves contemplating about having a tropical wedding theme to do away with all the melancholy that surrounds this season.
You might wonder—tropical wedding in winter? Is that even possible? Yes, it is! Make your guests feel like they have been whisked away from the cold and damp winter into a magical sunny getaway, which is your wedding day. Here are some possible tropical wedding themes for you to consider.
Lovers of the Caribbean
Banish the winter blues by turning the reception venue into a tropical paradise, similar to what you’ll find in the Caribbean. Customize invitations and decorate them with shells, tropical flowers and sand dollars. Give each guest with a beach bucket overflowing with beach items such as sunscreen, sunglasses, seashells and so on.
The bridesmaids would look gorgeous on dresses in tropical colors like lemon yellow, tangerine or lime green. Each of them should carry a bouquet of flowers of the ocean, which are seashells. Entertainment to be provided by island dancers. As for the food, serve tropical fruit kabobs and grilled seafood. Keep guests refreshed with summer cocktails.
Recreate paradise in the middle of wintertime with a Polynesian wedding. At the entrance, have one of the bridesmaids welcome the guests with flower lei. The bridal gown can be a stunning fitted formal Polynesian-style gown. And in lieu of the traditional veil and tiara, the headwear can be a floral garland or wreath.
Floral dresses for the bridesmaids and Hawaiian-inspired suits for the groomsmen. The buffet table can be graced with pulled pork, fresh vegetables and fruits and varied breads. Hire Polynesian entertainers such as Samoan fire dancers or Tahitian dancers in raffia skirts to keep guests entertained.
Under the Sea
Feel like a princess mermaid with an under the sea theme for your wedding. Wear a fitted gown that flows starting at the knees. Let your hair down and tuck a flower behind your ear. Your groom will look dashing like the god of sea Poseidon with a shimmery prince-style suit. Hang huge ribbons in the ceiling from the central point to the corners. For an ethereal effect, wrap the chairs with tulle and embellish with shell clusters. Seafood dishes and tropical drinks are to be served to the guests.
More Tips to Keep in Mind
- Don’t hold the wedding outdoors. Tropical theme weddings are usually held outdoors but that is during summer time. Your guests will freeze if you ask them to come in their favorite sundress and have them hang out in an outdoor venue.
- Have a wedding destination affair. If you insist on having a tropical themed wedding outdoors, do it somewhere else where the weather is not below freezing point. There are other parts in the world that enjoy warm sunlight even during winter months.
- Make sure that your ideas complement the specific tropical theme that you’re having. Don’t wear a mermaid-inspired costume if you’re having a Caribbean-style affair.
Whoever said you can’t have a tropical inspired wedding in winter haven’t yet heard of the tips and ideas mentioned in this article.