Wedding couples are now looking for something a little different. Many are looking at a smaller and much more intimate wedding. What could be more romantic and intimate than holding your ceremony at sea followed by lunch or dinner onboard?  These are my top tips for holding your intimate wedding on a yacht.

Tip #1 Summer Wedding at Sea?

Summer is perfect for a wedding ceremony on a boat. it’s always a few degrees cooler on the water, and you can get some amazing photographs of the sun setting out to sea.  If you are really lucky, you may also get some uninvited guests disguised as dolphins. They often come up and play alongside the boat, photobombing you, that really is a sight to behold.

Tip # 2 Footwear Etiquette?

Definitely check with the captain!  High heels and teak decks are not a good match and so it’s best to ask your supplier for their footwear etiquette.  Generally, it’s flat sandals or bare feet, but it’s always best to check.  For a ceremony at sea, I wouldn’t recommend a voluminous princess-style dress. On a yacht less is more, it’s far easier to move about in something silky and flowy. You could go all out and wear something with a more nautical theme.  Whatever you wear, with a hint of a breeze, and a glass of fizz you will be sure to have a perfect day – see you onboard!

Tip # 3 Guestlist, who will you invite?

Depending on the size of the yacht, a smaller motor launch will hold approximately 10 people. You may be limited to fewer numbers than expected and so do check with your wedding planner. It’s always best to check the exact numbers you are allowed for the boat you choose.  Is it time to reduce your guest list to close family and those one or two very special friends? 

Have you thought, you could always go ahead with just you, your partner, and your two besties? Remember, there’s always time to have your big party at home for those who couldn’t attend!  And, remember, always build in a little extra time when telling guests at what time they should arrive! Anyone arriving late may find they have missed the boat, quite literally!

My Final Tip!

Whatever venue you decide upon always use a local wedding planner. Wedding Planners know their area and they will only work with suppliers they know and trust. They will be able to give you recommendations on yachts owners, venues, photographers and all other suppliers for your chosen destination.  Your wedding planner will generally have a group of suppliers they work with on a regular basis, and so you can be sure they will find they get you the best deals.

Celebrating Life’s Important Moments!

Celebrating life’s important moments is what I love to do, and I do this by composing, writing, and delivering beautiful, romantic, and meaningful ceremonies at some of the most amazing venues.  If you would like more information on what to include in your perfect intimate wedding on a yacht, then please contact me here.  

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