Post # 1
My Fiance and I are getting married on the beach in Jamaica and I want a fun way to introduce myself to him and our guests. I have been told that the aisle is short and the entrance to it is kind of awkward so I am thinking of taking a paddle boat (or something of the like) to the beach. The site where we are getting married is kind of around a bend, so I thought it would be fun to do something different. I am outgoing and love the spotlight, and a unique way to enter would be memorable. I was thinking of either having my girls 1) paddle me in or 2) arrive in a boat before me or 3) walk down the aisle and everyone kind of wonder where I am for a minute before I paddle up (with or without my parents, haven’t really finished figuring this out yet.) What does everyone think? Anyone have a way to refine my idea?
Post # 3
So you don’t care about getting your dress wet? Cause I would think paddling onto the beach, you are gonna get the bottom of your dress wet as you are exiting the boat.
Post # 4
@nursemel: I have the same concern.
As a formerly avid kayaker, I have to say that there is no way you’ll be able to get out of a kayak/canoe gracefully and without getting wet. You won’t be able to paddle all the way up to the shore. At best, you’ll have to wade through knee deep water before you get to the aisle. There’s a good chance the kayak will wobble when you try to get out. Also, you’ll have to designate someone (who is willing to get wet) to drag the kayak out of the water.
i just don’t think I would personally risk falling out and getting completely wet on my big day. Just my two cents.
Post # 5
I’m all for grand entrances (my husband and I rode in on a camel), but have to agree with the others. There’s a lot of ways this could go wrong and not go quite the way you expected.
I’d also worry about making your girls row. Have they rowed before? It’s not as easy as it looks. Someone needs to know how to steer.
Post # 6
How about exiting on the boat? And having a mini TTD session? (are you or could you be wearing a second dress for the reception?)
Post # 7
Ladies, all good concerns. Haha, I can just see me wobbling all over the place. I am wearing a tea length dress so not too worried about getting feet wet. I do like the idea of exiting on a boat though. Which kind of boat? Maybe rent a speed boat and take off. . . leave with the bridal party to take pics? Or by ourselves? We could take some pictures as we leave, that would be cute. Please keep some cute ideas coming. I appreciate it 🙂