Post # 1
My fiance and I are planning our wedding at Playa del Carmen later this year, but I find most destination wedding themes to be really cliche and played out – sea shells, palm trees, hibiscus, flip flops, star fish, fish in general, seahorses etc. Would you find it weird if the wedding theme isn’t necessarily tropical even if it is in a tropical location?
My fiance is Chinese (I am white), so we will be incorporating Chinese wedding traditions in our wedding such as the tea ceremony and door games. I’m playing around with the idea to use some Chinese design themes instead of the almost expected tropical. I’m trying to figure out if that would be considered okay or strange to our guests?
Thanks in advance for your opinions!
Post # 3
I think you should have your wedding the way you want! Just because you’re at a beach doesn’t mean you need sand dollar centerpieces and seashell favors.
I’m half Korean and half Caucasian and will probably have a destination wedding in Savannah (not set yet) but I still plan on incorporating some Korean traditions in our wedding. I think your guests will appreciate the meaning behind the ceremonies and it’ll make your wedding different from others that they’ve attended!
Post # 4
I am on the same page as you regarding “destination wedding themes” so I FULLY support your idea of incorporating Chinese traditions into the wedding instead. Much more meaningful and sophisticated!
Post # 5
I find beach weddings and beach themed weddings tired and overdone. But if it’s your thing, more power to you. However, I feel you should do your wedding however you like. You don’t have to follow the expectations of anyone unless it’s something you like.
Post # 6
@desert_orchid: i love your idea! I dont plan on having any beach themed things at my wedding besides the location. My theme is bling and the colour pink so everything will be based around those two things instead 🙂
Post # 7
I’m not a fan of beach themes. As in starfish and fish etc. What about a tropical flower theme? Or a white theme? When I was planning a beach wedding these were a couple of pics that inspired me.
Post # 8
Thank you so much, ladies! Hearing your support makes me feel so much better about going with more of an asian theme than tropical. It’s honestly the direction I’d prefer to go with the design – if nothing else, maybe it’ll be something everyone will remember!
Post # 9
not at all. in fact, my caribbean coordinator posts blogs occasionally about how she wishes that brides would branch out and do something interesting!
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@desert_orchid: Nope, not at all. I like your idea of tying in the Chinese elements and traditions and maybe using that as a unifying theme for invitations and your theme and color scheme.
Post # 11
My one requirement to having a destination wedding in Hawaii was: nothing traditionally Hawaiian please!! LoL, it’s just not my aesthetic. We chose a botanical garden with an ocean view!
My opinion is the same as it is for 95% of the posts on WB: do what you want, it’s your day =)
Post # 12
@desert_orchid: I’m having a Destination Wedding on the beach in Hawaii, but my theme is more vintage, star lantern style. My sister is a wedding planner in hawaii and she is planning my wedding. I asked her if she thought it was ok to not do the whole tropical beach theme and she said absolutely. People actually choose her company because she specializes in vintage and romantic themes.
Post # 13
Destination wedding does not equal beach. I had a Destination Wedding and there certainly wasn’t a beach within 500 miles.
Post # 14
The only thing beachy about my beach wedding is the beach itself. We’re having a wedding themed wedding