Wedding dress? Check. Jewelry? Check. Shoes…? Well, not to worry –we’ve rounded up some fabulous bridal footwear options for your special day in paradise! Check them out below
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Guys, it’s time to dress to impress! Here’s what the gentlemen should wear to a beach wedding:
Formal vs. Casual
But first, what’s your preference? Formal or casual? If you decide to go formal, then a suit is the way to go. Now, beach wedding formalwear can still be somewhat “casual” depending on the fabric and color – but we’ll get into that in the next few paragraphs. If you want to go with a more casual look, consider dress pants with a nice button-down shirt or polo.
Now that you’ve determined if you’re going for a more formal or casual look, it’s time to nail down the type of fabric you’ll be wearing. This matters especially if you’re getting married on a hot beach and want something light and breezy versus thick and itchy. For beach weddings, we highly recommend a nice linen suit or dress shirt, as it’s quite light and gives off a “beachy” feel. If you’re getting married during an off-season or at night, you might want to pick a thicker fabric in case it’s cool out.
Most men wear a tan suit, khaki dress pants, or a white linen shirt for beach weddings. We’ve also seen dark linen pants, or a navy blue or charcoal suit for late night weddings or cooler seasons. Pro tip: try to avoid a white suit if you can help it! 😉
For a beach wedding, many men choose to keep things simple when it comes to accessories. In fact, some men will do away with the tie or pocket square for a more casual look. We’ve also seen some men replace the suit jacket with suspenders and a nice shirt for a semi-formal look. Whichever way you go, just be sure not to forget the tropical boutonniere!
If you’re still having trouble deciding what to wear to your beach wedding, then go with something classic! Trendy pieces will eventually go out of style and might have you cringing when you’re flipping through your old wedding photos. With something timeless, you’ll be pleased with how handsome you looked!
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Looking for some wedding photo inspiration? Then, keep reading for some suggestions on creating the most memorable photos ever!
We hope this goes without saying… but remember to relax and have fun! Obviously planning a wedding can be stressful and tiring, but the day of should be enjoyable and nothing less than perfect. Don’t let the little things get to you so it’s written all over your face during your photo shoot. After all, candid photos really are the best photos – so be sure to let go and enjoy every second of it!
Communicate with your photographer ahead of time about what you’re hoping to capture on your wedding day. Do you know your man will cry the first time he sees you? Then, make sure your photographer is all over it. Have a special dance you want to share with your bestie? Then, tell your photographer to take those shots. We also suggest doing a little research ahead of time to get some fun ideas on poses, unique angles, etc. Your photographer should also have some fabulous ideas, so be sure to ask!
Find the Best Time
Golden hour happens to be a favorite time to shoot among photographers – and we can’t disagree! The sky is so dreamy and romantic, while the ocean pops against the golden sand. Sunset is another fabulous time to shoot because many beach-goers have gone in for the day, leaving tons of space and privacy for those gorgeous silhouette pictures. Discuss with your photographer what timeline they recommend based on the destination and season you’re getting married in as well!
Determine Photo “Musts”
This is super important and can be forgotten if not planned out ahead of time! Be sure you write down your photo “musts” and give it to your photographer to ensure all the important pictures are taken on your wedding day. Note the photos you definitely need, like photos of the bride and her siblings and the groom with his parents, college buddies, etc. You also might want to discuss a timeline with your photographer, so people are flowing in and out of photos with ease.
Trash the Dress!
While the thought of it might make you cringe, taking a splash in the ocean with your new husband or wife has become a huge trend for destination weddings. There’s just something about being all dressed up and running into the ocean that feels so liberating and free – something that is truly remarkable when captured on camera. Don’t be afraid to let your hair down at the end of the night and just be in the moment with your partner.
We hope you keep these tips in mind when your big photoshoot rolls around – and don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our destination wedding specialists for more assistance when you start planning!
Still undecided on a theme for your upcoming beach wedding? Then, look no further than these gorgeous palettes:
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Your guy popped the question and now it’s your turn! Here are 5 fun ways to propose to your favorite girls!
Bride Squad Apparel
What’s more fun than a t-shirt or tank to show everyone they are part of your squad? Online stores like Etsy have a large variety of cute tees, tanks and shirts your girls can wear to everything from your bachelorette party to the morning of your wedding while you’re getting ready. Customize the apparel with your wedding hashtag, the girls’ names or simply, “bridesmaid” or “maid of honor.” Hand it to them in a pretty gift bag and they’re guaranteed to say, “I do!”
Create a Bridesmaid Box
This idea calls for a little more creativity, but we know you’re a crafty bride, after all! So, why not put together a decorative box filled with things you know your girls will love? We’ve seen fun things like personalized wine glasses or koozies, candles and chocolates, keychains and jewelry, a photo frame or a coffee mug…the sky’s the limit! You know your girls best!
Message in a…Balloon
A fun twist on a message in a bottle! Simply cut out strips of paper and write your proposals on them. Then, blow up a balloon and slip your message and confetti or sequins in the opening before knotting it shut. After that, you’ll want to tie a piece of ribbon to one end of the balloon. On the other end, you’ll want to tie a hole-punched note that says “pop me” with a safety pin attached to it. Give it to your girls and watch the confetti fly as they laugh with joy! Simple and cost-effective!
Personal and Sentimental
For all you sentimental brides, this idea is for you! Compile all your favorite pictures of you and your bestie(s) together. Create a collage of all your fun memories, or, perhaps you have one awesome picture that would look great in personalized frame. Include a hand-written note of all the great times you’ve had together and voila! Instant tear-jerker. Be sure to include the tissues!
This is So Punny
If you’re one for sarcasm and one-liners (and donuts) you’ll love this bridesmaid proposal! One that we love in particular is the “donut proposal.” With this one, you’ll need a couple small boxes (for each girl) and a box of donuts. Put some tissue paper and a donut in each box. On the inside top of the box, write “be my bridesmaid/maid of honor?” On the outside of the box write, “I DONUT want to get married without you!” How cute is that!?
We know nothing can top your man’s proposal, but these bridesmaid proposals come in at a close second! Have any other fun ideas for us? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!
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