Destination Weddings – A Steam Powered Riverboat Wedding

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Destination weddings grow in popularity on a daily basis, and couples keep coming up with some of the most creative ideas for this type of ceremony. Not everyone wants a traditional church wedding, and a popular trend of late is the steam powered riverboat wedding.

Step Back in Time on a Riverboat

How would you like to step back in time when you take your wedding vows? Consider for a moment going back to the days when stately travel was conducted on the rivers of this country, when coal powered engines pushed the paddle wheels that propelled the big steamboats through the waterways.

You don’t have to be Mark Twain to hold a love and fascination of steamboats. A garden or other outdoor wedding has nothing up on one that is conducted aboard a steamboat.

Yes, it may be more confined than some other services, but it is also more of a family affair, too, and quite an event to remember. Imagine sending out your riverboat themed wedding invitations.

Destination Wedding Themes – Creativity Possibilities Abound

There are so many ways a destination wedding theme can be used creatively in your ceremony including your stationery, gifts, decorations, party favors, entertainment, refreshments, and you might even have some good natured riverboat gambling on board at the reception.

If you get nervous at the thought of making a great many decisions about your wedding, or if you don’t want to have such an involved wedding in the first place, a steamboat wedding may be a good choice. Evening weddings as the sun sets over the water are about as romantic as you can possibly get.

Riverboat Wedding Theme is Suited to Small Wedding Parties

Those who have a large wedding entourage will have difficulty making the steamboat theme work, but for gatherings of one hundred or less, it is an excellent fit. A cruise ship might be more inline for a larger guest list.

When the wedding invitations go out, the guests are most always intrigued at the idea of destination weddings because they are a lot of fun for them, too. It gives them an excuse to travel somewhere they might not otherwise go.

Steamboat Wedding Package Options

There is often an onsite wedding coordinator who can help with preplanning so the bride and groom have little more to do than show up. Some riverboat wedding providers have packages with various options which often include entertainment, food and beverage plans, decorations, flowers, etc. Having options allows you to stay in budget and still have an incredibly memorable destination wedding event.

You will have fewer surprises with a steamboat wedding. You have a captive audience so no one shows up at the last minute to spoil the festivities. The sooner you make a commitment and send out the wedding invitations, the sooner you (and your guests) can begin to anticipate your riverboat adventure!

Riverboat Wedding Save the Date Cards invitation
Riverboat Wedding Save the Date Cards


PM Custom Weddings offers a unique selection of products to complete your destination wedding stationery needs. Save The Date Cards, Wedding Invitations, Wedding Stamps, Magnets, Postcards, Thank You Cards and more can be customized to coordinate with your riverboat wedding theme.

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An Affair to Remember – Announce It With Save the Date Magnets

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You’re engaged! You are getting married and you want everyone to know. You’ve selected a date and you want to notify friends and family so they can make plans to be there on that special day when you and your fiancé tie the knot.

Save the Date cards have become a standard on the wedding “to-do” list. There are many styles and colors available so you can easily find one that blends well with your wedding day theme.

What are Save the Date cards? These cards are a way to notify wedding guests of the date, place, and time of your ceremony. They aren’t intended to be overly busy with too many details that might detract from their intended purpose. They are a stylish yet affordable way to alert guests far enough in advance so they can mark their calendars.

Another clever idea for announcing your celebration is Save the Date magnets. Your unique Save the Date magnets measure 2″ and come in either a square or round shape; they include an uploaded photo image of your choice. This is an excellent keepsake way for your guests to keep track and make plans to attend your wedding.

They attach easily to the fridge or a file cabinet and are large enough to be noticed yet small enough to blend in. Save the Date magnets are totally customizable from beautifully designed templates that allow you to design and order your magnets in mere minutes.

When deciding on the style for your Save the Date magnets, you want yours to stand out enough to draw attention and at the same time to blend with the tone of your ceremony. For instance, if you are having a coastal wedding, a perfect design fit would be the “Hearts in the Sand” beach themed magnet.

Whether your wedding theme is modern or contemporary, in bold or subtle colors, we have just the right design for you. Express your unique style in perfect taste using a selection from our impressive collection of Save the Date cards and Save the Date magnets. You want your wedding to be unforgettable and so do we!

 

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Tips for Planning Romantic Beach Weddings

beach theme save the date cardsIf you love the romance and splendor of the beach, you’ll enjoy planning a lovely beach wedding. Beach weddings can combine simplicity with elegance to create a beautiful wedding in a gorgeous setting. Romantic beach weddings do require some forethought. The weather plays a big role in the beachside wedding. Research the weather patterns and prepare for any possible alternative.

When planning a wedding on the beach consider the area. Some parks and beaches have special areas such as gazebos that are designed specifically for these types of events. There may be the need to reservation and there may be special fees involved. A rental company can provide and set up the chairs and tents if required.

There is usually a breeze blowing at the beach, so keep this in mind when planning the ceremony. If the waves are loud, you may need microphones to allow the guests to hear the wedding vows. A beach wedding can be a more simplified affair than a traditional church wedding. The wedding attire may be streamlined and the couple may walk barefoot.

Guests at beach weddings can dress more casually than when they attend church weddings. Be sure to provide some special instructions to guests so they understand the attire that they should wear. Provide some flip-flops so guests can take off their shoes to safely walk on the beach.

When planning your wedding on the beach, find out the rules that govern the area. If a permit is required, obtain one. Find out if you can bring in seating and tents, even just for the ceremony. It is essential to have a backup plan in case the weather doesn’t cooperate. Provide directions to the site along with specific information so guests know what to expect at the wedding site. A beach wedding is a lovely option and one that will provide you with beautiful memories.

Shop our selection of beautiful beach wedding invitations and beach theme save the date cards, and your guests will look forward to your special day on the beach!

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