If being on a boat in the water is one of your favorite things to do, then your wedding should reflect that about you. Boat weddings are both very unique and very personal because not everyone connects deeply to the romance and mystique of a vessel sailing across the water.
So enjoy your stylish nautical wedding aboard a yacht. Throw a party that you, your future spouse and guests will remember fondly throughout the years. Most of all, a celebration that reflects your style and what you love.
From anchors to sailors’ knots, here are some great ideas for an enchanting and memorable nautical wedding:
Anchors: We love this wedding menu with monogrammed initials of bride and groom on each side of the anchor.
Knots: How about tying a sailors’ knot during your ceremony for good luck!
Stripes: Navy blue and white stripes are simple and elegant, ideal for candle holders.
Driftwood: Guide your guests to their tables with cards on driftwood.
Message in a Bottle: Place a bottle at each table and ask your guests to leave you a message inside.
Cruise Ship Boarding Passes: No nautical wedding is complete without a proper boarding pass!
Lanterns: Decorate your tables with white flower-filled lanterns that you can also use to place table numbers.
Sailor Outfits: How about having your flower girls and ring boy dress up like sailors?
Lighthouses: Add some lighthouses to your decór, especially atmospheric are the ones with a candle inside.
Bridges: When your wedding is on the New York Harbor, you and your guests will see the most iconic and magnificent bridges in the world. This wedding cake on a bridge celebrates that and will certainly be remembered!
You should also use nautical themes for your save the date and wedding invitations. Other fun ideas are to have your guests board on a red carpet with a traditional bosun whistle (also known as a boatswain call) to announce passengers before they board the ship. This is a nice touch to make your guests feel important. Also, it gives time for your photographer to take pictures of them. Some photographers work on board while there’s someone on land printing the photographs, framing, and then giving them out to guests at the end of the cruise. Whether it’s knots or anchors, bridges or stripes, hosting your wedding celebration aboard a luxury yacht is always going to be stylish, memorable and unique.