Post # 1
My fiance and I are getting married in September at a country club a few minutes from the beach. Our colors are turquoise and chocolate. We both LOVE the beach, but are not really having a beach themed wedding. We are using the sand dollars escort cards though. We are going to use chocolate ribbons and background paper though.
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I really like them, but nothing else in our wedding is really beachy other than the fact that we are right on the coast and the place is about 5 minutes from the beach. Does anyone have any ideas on how to incorporate some other small details that can make the sand dollars seem less out of place? We just don’t want anything that is going to completely change the theme to beach!
Post # 3
i don’t think they’d be out of place at all! i think having a few random, meaningful bits throughout the day will make it more "you" than an overall theme would. (eg: fiance proposed in a coffee shop, so we have coffee favors. but we’re no doing a coffeehouse themed wedding)
it may feel disjointed now, but everything will flow together beautifully.
if you still feel apprehensive, though, a few simple ideas would be 1) having a big galvanized bucket full of turquois and chocolate flip flops at the reception (so folks can dance comfortably), or incorporating sand and shells into your centerpieces (little glass jars filled with sand, shells, and a votive candle can be an inexpensive diy)
or, lastly, you can make the sanddollar your "signature symbol" of the day. get a sanddollar stamp and put them on the invites, the programs, etc. i think they also sell sanddollar shaped chocolates, too, which would be great favors!