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.

Wedding Planning Tips on Flowers – Centerpiece Basics

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Can you even imagine a wedding without flowers? Out of all the tips and advice you’ll find on wedding planning, there will be plenty that has to do with flowers.

Think of the numerous uses for flowers in a wedding:

  • Decorations for both the reception and the wedding venue
  • The bridal bouquet and flowers for the bride’s hair
  • Boutonnières for groom, groomsmen, and fathers of both the bride and groom
  • Corsages for both mothers of the bride and groom
  • Maid of honor bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets
  • Flower girl, ring bearer

The most wonderful thing about flowers is there is nothing set in stone regarding what your selections must be. When it comes to centerpieces and other wedding flower creations, you have so many options.

Your arrangements can be as elegant and understand as desired, or they can be vibrantly colorful to blend in with your particular wedding theme which might be nautical, traditional, modern, classic, or even centered around a particular holiday like Christmas.

A honeysuckle bloom doesn’t feel inferior to the orchid, and actually they coexist quite well together as do many other flower combinations. Also, filler flowers are as much a part of a centerpiece as the primary flowers of choice. Goldenrod and baby’s breath might not stand alone, but they are very good supporting members of a larger cast.

One of the tips on wedding planning to remember is that the centerpiece can set the mood without being overpowering in the process. It should be visual enough to attract and, at the same time, blend in with the surroundings. Making a statement without begging to be the “center” of everyone’s attention is the exacting role of the centerpiece.

Some ideas you might consider for your centerpieces might be:

  • Yellow is a wonderful summer wedding color that is pleasing without being presumptuous. Yellow flowers among mimosa blossoms, French tulips in white and gold, and a sprinkling of strategically placed Phalaenopsis Aphrodite orchids can be quite captivating.
  • Whites and creams alongside green flowers create a luscious look that is sure to please. Bells of Ireland, carnations, snowberry, viburnum, and a minor amount of asclepias will create a setting like no other.

One of the most important wedding planning tips is that your florist is an essential information resource to guide you in choosing what will blend best together. They also know what is in season, and how best to utilize your allotted budget. Communicate both your likes and dislikes, and give your florist some freedom to make substitutions and suggestions for the best outcome.

Whether you choose classic white roses, zinnias, mums, tulips, dogwood, hydrangeas, or a combination of several different varieties such as dahlias, geraniums, orchids, and peonies, by working together with your florist your wedding flowers can be everything you always dreamed they would be.

Be sure to check out the wonderful collection of floral design Wedding Stamps that PM Custom Weddings has to offer. These stamps give a tasteful and unique touch to your outgoing wedding stationery. Be sure to have a look at their array of Save the Date Cards and Wedding Invitations while you’re there, too! You’ll find a variety of floral designs to compliment your choice of wedding flowers and your wedding color scheme.

Fall in Love with Fall Wedding Stamps

Autumn is a beautiful season for your perfect wedding! The colors of the turning trees provide great inspiration for your fall wedding theme. Choosing fall wedding stamps to enhance your invitations will help you set the tone for your special day, with the warm colors of the season.

Here is a featured selection of our favorite fall wedding stamps:

leaf-stamp, Fall in Love! stamp
Fall in Love Leaf Stamp
October Leaves Wedding stamp
October Leaves Wedding Stamps
Love is ... wedding heart stamp
Love is Patient… Wedding Heart Stamp
November Wedding Stamps
November Wedding Stamps

Love is in the Air Fall Wedding Stamp