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Sail Away with these Nautical Style Wedding Ideas!

Planning a summer wedding but can’t think of a great theme? Check out these nautical wedding ideas to add the perfect seasonal touch to your big day!

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With summer right around the corner and the warm weather finally here to stay, what better way to celebrate your wedding than to have a nautical style theme? A nautical themed wedding is perfect for you water and beach lovers out there who would like to incorporate their hobbies into their wedding planning
 
When planning a nautical wedding, the must have colors are navy and white. You can also add a third color, such as hot pink or yellow to make it pop a bit more. Another nautical must are anchors and ropes. They can be used as anything from the details in your decor to the tables as centerpieces. One last popular nautical style, stripes! Add these elements to your planning and you'll be on the right track. Now that you have the theme basics, check out these planning suggestions to help you pull off the ideal maritime wedding:
 
Invitations
You can dress up your invitations as much or as little as you’d like. You can be simple and create a white and navy invite and then add some decor to it with a ribbon or bow. If you’re interested in something more extravagant, add some gold anchors to the invitation or have a small one dangle from the ribbon! You can even go all out and create an anchor shaped invite!
 
Guest Book
Most go the traditional route when it comes to a guest book, but there are so many unique ideas that can be turned into a fun place for your guests to sign their wishes. Set up one or two large wooden paddles for your guests to sign, number depending on how many guests you plan on having. Not only is it a different idea but it can be used as decoration in your home after the wedding!
 
Decor
Your wedding decor speaks volumes! Be sure to let your theme flow nicely by using the same colors and adding hints of color where necessary. For seating and mingling, set up cocktail tables with navy blue linens that drape all the way to the floor. Let them hang loosely or tie a long rope around it and let that hang to the floor as well. You can do the same navy color for the regular round tables as well, or you can switch it up and use white linens with a navy blue overlay. Overlays are a nice way to go since you can use more than one color on a table! Set up a large anchor behind the bride and groom table, not only will it look wonderful during your party, but, it will stand out beautifully in photos, too!
 
Centerpieces
Create a “message in a bottle” type centerpiece for each of your tables. You can put any message you’d like in them, such as your wedding date, the bride and groom’s names, or both! You can even stick the table numbers inside the bottles to save some room on the table! Another fun centerpiece idea is to create mini navy and white lighthouses. Set up some tea light candles around the lighthouse to set off a soft glowing atmosphere for your guests. This is an extremely unique idea that will definitely be a hit on your big day! Another idea that is more simple, set up metal pails with a white and navy ribbon around it and feel it up with blooming flowers. You can never go wrong with a gorgeous floral arrangement as a centerpiece!
 
Favors
End the night off right by sending your guests home with some navy flip flops or starfish wine bottle stoppers as favors. Favors are a kind gesture and are a great way to say thank you to your guests for celebrating your special day with you! If you don’t want the favor itself to be nautical related, you can always give them whatever you'd like and then wrap it up in colors to match your theme! 
 
We hope these suggestions help you and your guests have a wonderful and memorable time. And remember, a nautical style wedding doesn’t necessarily have to be narrowed down to using just anchors and ropes. Add a twist to things by using mini sailboats, starfish, seashells, fish and rafts to help decorate your maritime setting. Also, don’t forget to add a pop of color if you wish! Navy and white look great against other colors besides themselves.
 
 
Have a nautical wedding idea you would like to share? Comment below!