Post # 1
I don’t know if I’ve just spent too much time looking at possible favors, so someone please tell me if I’ve lost my mind. First, the background:
I live on Maui and as much as I wanted to avoid a “beach” theme, many of our guests/family/friends are flying to Maui and are looking forward to a “beach wedding.” I’m not tied to a specific theme or color scheme yet (it will depend on what color the BM’s want to wear).
So I was thinking of using the “Anaisa Seashell Placecard Holder” for the escort cards accompanied by the “vamelour seashell favor tray” that will hold local macadamia nut candies as place cards.
It’s INCREDIBLY difficult to find NOT CHEESY beach themed stuff, and so far these were the best I could come up with.
Post # 3
I think they are okay, depending on what else is on the table, or what else is used for decorations. You could also go with a more neutral place card holder with a “beachier” setting on the table?
Just a thought? Good luck deciding! Once you know what colors your bridesmaids are wearing, I think it’ll be easier to decide on decorations.
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Post # 5
You’ll be BY the beach, so you don’t necessarily have to have a beach “theme”. You could echo the colors without making everything seashells and sand. It would be a lot easier to pull decor together that way, too – you could have sophisticated silver metal ball escort card holders with beautiful tropical arrangements, or tie together different shades of blue in a modern way with white flowers and lush greenery filler. There’s a ton of great options, if you are trying to avoid having a beach theme.
Post # 6
Thanks for the suggestions.
Bhatbride: I was hoping to do something a little more elegant/zen/tropical for the table settings which is why I figured I’d reserve the “beach” crap for the escort cards.
Crayfish, you bring up a VERY GOOD point! The girls are already leaning toward a gray-blue color for dresses and I dig the tropical arrangements.
I appreciate everyone’s input–now I must go spend countless more hours on random websites until my head spins off!
Post # 7
I agree you don’t need to do all the stereotypical “beach theme” stuff. I’m getting married on the beach, but I do not want seashells. I want modern-looking tropical flowers and a laid-back atmosphere (groomsmen in khakis and linen shirts), but not “sand and shells” stuff.
Post # 8
You can have some beach elements, but I’m really digging leaning towards more “tropical” things. Also, maybe you can stay away from typical beachy themes like sand and shells, and instead think of more unique options like sea fans, sea urchins and sunset colors.
I am incorporating sea fans into my centerpiece (I live on Oahu) and think it’s just the right touch of beachy-ness.
PS – @okole_maluna, I frickin love your name….hahah.
Post # 9
Thx hitched, I was enjoying a nice cold afternoon Hinano when I created my account. Are you doing leis for the guests? If you are, let me know if you find any cheaper than $8 per.
Post # 10
We did a beach wedding, but steered away from too beachy. We used bright, tropical colors, such as tangerine, fuschia, and lime and I decorated with paper lanterns and such. Also, for favors, we did shuckies. You can personalize them how you want them! There weren’t any left over!
Post # 11
I think you can do a lot with color choice and avoid things that are too “beachy” for your tastes.
I’d never heard of shuckies before – those look pretty cool! And they’re unique as well.