(Closed) Is it weird to not use a beach theme for a destination wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
44 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
9086 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
5272 posts
Bee Keeper

@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
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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 # 9
2350 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
9134 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@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
9016 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Destination wedding does not equal beach. I had a Destination Wedding and there certainly wasn’t a beach within 500 miles.

Post # 14
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

The only thing beachy about my beach wedding is the beach itself. We’re having a wedding themed wedding Wink

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