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Hi there all! I hope some of you have a few pointers for me…I could use some advice. 🙂
My fiance and I are getting married Sept. 12, 2009 and we have decided to have an outdoor wedding with a casual beach theme. Since we are covering the cost ourselves entirely, we are doing a lot of DIY projects; making our own invitations, centerpieces, etc. I am looking for any great ideas anyone has for a beach theme wedding…that is not on the beach!
Also, my fiance and the groomsmen will be wearing linen pants, ivory/cream button down shirts and leather sandals. Very casual but nice. Our colors are not specific…ivory, sand, shades of blue, chocolate. My bridesmaids are all very close…with very different taste! They cannot agree on color (shades of blues or browns) or even on dress style! Do you all think if a couple girls chose blue dresses and a couple chose sand or chocolate, it would still all look good together? I don’t color chaos, but I would like everyone to feel comfortable.
Thanks for any advice or tips. This is our big day but its important to us that everyone be happy! 🙂
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Um, my comment disappeared? Weird.
Your description reminds me of a coastal wedding. You might want to check out this weddding on Style Me Pretty:
(There’s several blog posts about their wedding, and this will take you to all of them, but it’s not in chronological order. It should give you some inspiration anyway!)
And this from The Perfect Palette:
(Not sure why this link isn’t working because it’s the url for it, but just click on her blog, then go to February ’09 archives and click on Board 29 and it will pop up!)
And I love your idea for different colors and tones for your wedding party! It has the potential to be VERY cool!
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How many girls do you have in your BP? You could always split it up with half in one shade of blue and the other half in another tone/color. Or, your Maid/Matron of Honor can be in a different style or color than your BMs. What are you most happy with?
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I saw a really cute set up where the bride did her own centerprices by putting shells in the bottom of a tall vase and put spiraling branches in them with little crystals hanging from them.
Also the place settings were sand dollars. So cute!
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I am doing a "sort of" beach theme, most just with starfish. I will be getting pencil starfish and using them for the placecards but printing out the name and table on cardstock and tying it to the arm of the starfish with ribbon. Im also putting little silver starfish on the menu card and our wedding invitations have the silver starfish on the top as well.
You can do centerpieces of bowls filled with sand and shells like this : http://weddings.theknot.com/gallery/gallery_details.aspx?gallery=27&itemnumber=21&MsdVisit=1
or a cake with shells on it, little white lanterns with tealights.
For the bridesmaid dresses I would suggest maybe getting a couple dresses that are blue with a brown sash and some that are brown with a blue sash or doing something simliar like that to combine the colors.