10 Destination Wedding Decor Tips Every Couple Needs to Know

Just because you’re having a destination wedding, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have your dream setting. While you can always go all out and have an extravagant arrangement, most couples who are hosting a destination wedding choose not to do that as they want the natural backdrop of their choice of location to set the mood for their ceremony and not the usual over-the-top décor. White sand beaches are the perfect place to tie the knot with your beloved and you wouldn’t want to steal the beauty away from this picturesque location with excessive décor arrangements.

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Here are a few tips that will help you enhance the gorgeous setting that surrounds you. Making notes, aren’t you?

While choosing flowers, keep it real


It is best to use fresh flowers to complement the natural beauty of your surroundings. Fuller blooms are always more romantic. You can opt for different coloured flowers so that your setting looks like a beautiful riot of colours. Gorgeous bouquets look great and help set a romantic mood without breaking the bank.

Decorate your centerpiece vases with wallpaper


Spruce up your regular vases using stunning wallpaper. You can either buy it from your hometown or you can find something local at your wedding destination that speaks to you. For instance, if you’re getting married in Hawaii, you will find gorgeous wallpapers that showcase beautiful orchids.



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Set your tables keeping your wedding party in mind


If you have 100-150 guests, use small square tables as they will give your guests an opportunity to have real conversations rather than just make small talk. However, if your wedding party doesn’t consist of more than 20-30 people, opt for one long table as this kind of setting feels more intimate with a smaller number of guests. Avoid round tables at destination weddings as they are too traditional and feel corporate.

Include your destination wedding location even for indoor events


Wouldn’t you want to make the most of your location if you’re having a destination wedding? If you’re having 3-4 ceremonies, you might not want to have them all out in the open. For instance, if you’re having a beach wedding, you might choose to host your welcome party and wedding ceremony by the beach and the reception in the resort’s ballroom. But even for indoor events, you can include your beach setting beautifully. Whether its sand or seashells, you can add a subtle touch using tan and turquoise as your accent colours.

Incorporate the culture of your destination into your wedding


Add something local to make your destination wedding décor surreal. It’s always charming to include within your décor elements of the country that you’re in. You don’t have to go all out. You can simply add local flowers, a token or a local fruit in the centerpiece to make your destination wedding décor come alive.

Use textured draping


Using textured drapes can create an almost heavenly feel in any space. Draping especially works wonders for outdoor areas as the fabric flows gently in the breeze adding a dreamy touch to the wedding setting. From silk and satin to organza and velvet, textured drapes have an ability to evoke emotions. If you want to incorporate the feel of your destination into your wedding, you can even use palm leaves, shells and sand to add a unique dimension.

Add a personal touch


Whether or not you’re having a destination wedding, it’s important to make your wedding décor your own. While Pinterest ideas are great for inspiration, it’s important to remember that every wedding is unique. After all, you don’t want your wedding décor to look like just another Pinterest board! Add something special like photos of you and your partner or photos of the memories you’ve shared with your guests on a string and display it on a wooden frame for everyone to see.

Lanterns and pom-poms to the rescue


Paper lanterns are extremely light-weight and they come in practically any shape and colour that you want. If you’re scared that paper lanterns will get blown away by the breeze at your destination, you can make use of pretty fabric lanterns. These are specially made for outdoor events and they don’t rip easily. Similarly, bright-coloured pom-poms are great for all-purpose décor. You can hang them from ceilings, toss them on each table as centerpieces or accentuate your aisle with them.

Shell bouquets for the perfect beach wedding


Walking down the aisle with a bunch of flowers in your hand is classic, but if you want to do something different at your destination wedding, you can always opt for a bouquet made of beautiful shells instead of flowers. These kinds of bouquets are easy to construct and will help the bride make a statement like never before.

Beach buckets as centerpieces


Remember playing with metal and plastic buckets by the beach when you were younger? Make those memories come alive by buying those beautiful buckets in a variety of colours and making them your centerpieces for your beach-themed wedding. You can fill them with sand and seashells and place a bunch of local flowers in them to add a local flavour and to remain true to your wedding theme.




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From ideas for centerpieces and table settings to gazebo decorations and stunning concepts for beach décor, this article is just what you need to make the décor at your destination wedding seem dream-like.

The key to creating a destination wedding that your guests will remember is to have just the right décor that accentuates your location without overpowering the natural beauty of your destination. Here are a few hacks that will come in handy.

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