A Guide to Planning a Great Wedding on the Water

With the wedding season upon us, many couples are probably wondering whether they should just ditch planning a wedding and just elope or get married on a whim at an unexpectedly bizarre location. You can hardly blame them. In this digital era, every couple wants to do something different and off-beat. However, you could always consider getting married on the water. Yes, you heard us right, ‘on the water.’ So, read along and give yourself and your guests a wedding to remember.’

Where to Get Married on the Water

Boats, yachts, or ships are your best bet. You can decide upon the venue according to the number of guests and your budget. Yachts make a comfortable venue for any medium-sized intimate wedding with your closed ones.

How to Get the Décor Done

Make sure you do not go overboard with the theme. You may want to avoid heavy décor items such as a heavy centerpiece because, well, you’re going to be floating and the weather, more often than not, can be unpredictable.

How to Get Guests On-board

Hand out motion-sickness medication to your guests in advance. Someone is bound to be seasick and it is always better to be prepared.

How to Cater to Guests

Most yachts or ships come with multiple options of catering, including preparing food on-board and drop-off menus. Smaller yachts usually only come with a drop-off menu. You can check in advance with whichever water vehicle you plan on booking for your special day.

What Is the Average Cost of Getting Married on the Water

While the cost of each wedding depends on your venue of choice, the average cost of getting married on the water is $5,000 for a one-day wedding on a 55-foot yacht to $490,000 for a week-long affair on a 205-foot motor yacht exclusive of other expenses. However, these expenses may vary depending on how big or small you plan on making your celebration.

Time for Men to Think About Their Wedding Tuxedos

When it comes to wedding planning, grooms are too often left out of the process while their brides-to-be bring strict expectations as to what they want. However, one of those expectations includes what the man will wear.

While they may just want their groom to look good, color-coordinate, and wear a tux, the men still have to choose exactly what kind of tux they will wear. Tuxedos have a lot of components that can make choosing the right style at the last minute a lot more difficult than it looks.

men in tuxedos
Time for Men to Think About their Wedding Tuxedos

Tuxedos Might Seem Similar

A basic tux can be simple to purchase, but the one for your wedding may require some extra thought. There are different styles to choose from. Many people get tuxedos and suits confused, but there is a major difference between the two. That difference is the use of silk satin in the tuxedo design, which is most prominent on the jacket, more specifically the lapels. Suits, on the other hand, typically don’t have any special lapels or satin leg stripes.

Tuxedo Jackets

Tuxedo Jackets
Time for Men to Think About their Wedding Tuxedos

The jacket to your tuxedo and its detail can make all the difference. Pay attention to the fabric, lapels, and the buttons when choosing your look.

  • Lapels: Notch lapels are standard for almost every tux, but you can also choose from shawl collars, peak lapels, and double-breasted jackets.
  • Colors: A traditional tux is black and white, but people often play around the grayscale to stay safe. However, select a color that matches your wedding and the bride.
  • Material: Wool is a common material for most tuxedos, but men can also choose velvet for a more upscale appearance in the fall or winter.
  • Buttons: Fewer buttons often makes for a more formal appearance.

While the jacket is a crucial part of the tuxedo, it is important to put some thought into the rest of the tux as well.