Imagine dolphins playing in the water next to you as you sink your toes into the warm sand – a Caribbean destination wedding is what dreams are made of! From the moment you select your Caribbean-inspired invitations to the moment that you hear those waves crash, a Caribbean wedding should be full of elements that enhance that island flavor.
Blue is the perfect color for your Caribbean destination wedding. Not only does this color reflect the ocean, sky, and bright Caribbean lifestyle, but it also has many other meanings. Various cultures turn to the color blue when they are seeking a bit of calm and tranquility.
There are many different shades of blue to be found throughout nature. Aside from sky blue, there are various tints of deep blue, steel blue, and cool blue that can be found nearly everywhere you look. If you decide to choose blue for your wedding reception, consider those other colors that will compliment a blue hue nicely.
Beach themed weddings will sparkle when a turquoise blue is combined with pure white. Light blue mixed with ivory, and light turquoises mixed with darker turquoise are also great beach colors. When you mix turquoise with ivory base colors, you will come out with a perfect color scheme for a flawless sunny day.
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Once you decide upon your optimal blue color palette, you can then begin to incorporate these blues into your wedding theme. While you may not want to purchase a blue dress, you can certainly look for a gown that has small blue accents (ribbons, sashes, bows, and other accents work well).
Also, think about adding a splash of blue to your reception tables. A pile of white seashells placed inside of a blue tinted vase might make a great centerpiece for each table. You can also add lots of blue details to your wedding if you keep ivory or white as your base color.
As you can see, blue is really the perfect color for any kind of tropical beach wedding. But, before you begin to purchasing anything for your big day, you should first consider conveying your plans to your guests far in advance.
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Since most of your guests are probably not planning a Caribbean vacation any time soon, it is important to send out save-the-date cards at least six months in advance. This way, your guests will have the time to save up for your wedding day.
Remember to tie in your wedding invitations and save-the-date cards with your entire wedding color scheme by selecting blue wedding stationery. While solid blue stationery will certainly work, consider blue stationery with colorful triangles to truly give off the Caribbean flavor.
Color is a large part of any Caribbean wedding, so think about adding a few bits of color to your wedding invitations as well. Your Caribbean destination wedding begins with a touch of blue and a few happy notices for your guests. Enjoy planning your day in the sun – after all, it’s going to be a day that you’ll never forget.