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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A Wedding Website Communicates Your Details With Style

free wedding websitesA popular trend on the to-do list of the betrothed is the creation of a wedding website. It provides a central location making it easy to communicate important information about your wedding to family and friends. The wedding website should be started early in the wedding planning stages, and it can be updated throughout the weeks or months leading up to the “special day.”

Here are a few of the items couples typically include on their wedding website.

Ceremony Information

Naturally your wedding website should include details of the ceremony itself. The date, time, and location, of course but other details such as theme, reception details, dress required, etc. For example, a beach or destination wedding may require less formal attire than other types of ceremonies. Include all pertinent information you can think of.

A Personal Touch

Here’s where you can share some personal details, such as how you met, your first date, or the specifics of your proposal story. You can upload photos to give the website a very personal touch, reflecting the love you share and the life you are planning together as a couple.

Tips for Travel Arrangements

For those required to travel to attend your wedding ceremony, you can simply their travel itinerary planning by posting beneficial information online such as recommended hotel accommodations, favorite restaurants, things to see, and places to shop. This is especially helpful for those who are unfamiliar with the area.

Gift Registry

Friends and family will appreciate being able to view your registry information online. It makes gift shopping so much easier for them.

RSVP via Internet

Another way to make things easier on your invited wedding guests is to allow them to RSVP online.

Hopefully you can get your wedding website launched early enough so that you can include the website address on your Save the Date Cards. PMCustomWeddings.com offers a unique collection of Save the Date Postcards along with beautiful wedding stationery and personalized wedding stamps. We know how special this event is for you, which is why we offer a collection that contains just the right designs for your wedding needs.

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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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Selecting the Right Save the Date Cards

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One of the first things that people want to do when they get engaged is to tell “everybody”. This is usually done through an announcement and even a small party. The primary question asked of the couple at the time that they announce the engagement is “have you picked a date?” Interestingly enough, a lot of people have not picked a date by the time they announce the engagement, but when they do it is usually followed up by a mailing of save the date cards.

Save the date cards are extremely simple and smart ways of getting the details about the wedding day to everyone you hope will attend, but there are a few “tips” for picking the most effective choices.

Firstly, you need to make the save the date cards something that can be posted in a visible spot such as a bulletin board or even on a refrigerator. This is to ensure that no one books another activity for your wedding day or weekend.

Secondly, you need to be sure that the cards are going to coordinate with the general color scheme or style of your wedding day. For example, you might find one of the photo cards appealing, but you should not use one that has bright and bold colors if that is not what the wedding day will feature.

Fortunately, these cards are now becoming such an essential part of the wedding planning process that you will easily find them in coordinating styles and colors to most of the popular invitations too. You can also elect to have very affordable and stylish custom cards made as well.

Don’t try to put too many details in these cards because they are meant only to give the time, date, and place. This lets guests understand if they can actually make the event, and allows them to pencil it in to their calendars immediately.

Shop our selection of save the date cards and save the date post cards to announce your wedding with your own unique style.

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