(Closed) Beach (pls hold the groans) themed reception on Maui

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
13 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

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.

Post # 5
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 7
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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 # 10
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
256 posts
Helper bee

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.

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