Destination Weddings

Well-Traveled Tips for Beautiful Beach Weddings

From warm sunshine and fresh air to romantic vistas and easy living, beach weddings have all the elements of life, love and happiness. With the sound of waves crashing and the feeling of your dress blowing in the wind, your beach wedding is sure to be memorable, but there are more elements to consider for a successful ceremony and reception.

While a tropical getaway with your nearest and dearest sounds like paradise, planning a wedding from afar can be more stressful than you had hoped without some helpful advice on things like flowers and décor, venue options, wedding favors and bridesmaid gifts for a destination wedding.

You can escape the stress and excess of a traditional wedding, but keep the ceremony and elegance with good planning and smart alternatives for tropical settings. Before you book your flight, take some tips for tropical wedding cakes and menus, good approaches to a gift registry and bridal shower on the go, plus wedding gowns and accessories fit for a beach.

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Wedding Flowers and Decor

Tropical Splendor

You chose your venue for the natural beauty and interesting surroundings, and your flowers and décor should celebrate that atmosphere. Luckily, the backdrop of sand and sea is neutral and versatile, so you can really let your imagination soar...

Gift Registry and Bridal Showers

Beach-Worthy Showers

Out-of-country weddings naturally involve some transport, and you're pretty limited when it comes to packing. It's no surprise that gift registries and bridal showers can't come along, which means you'll need to rethink the customs and traditions...