10 Ideas to Make Your Destination Wedding Distinctly You

Trying to decide how to infuse your personalities into your wedding theme? Weddings by Funjet has the most coveted ways to tie in your one of a kind love story.

1. Aisle Design

If you decided on an outdoor, non-religious ceremony on the beach or in a garden, have fun and be creative with the design of your aisle. The spiral aisle is not only amazing for pictures (especially drone shots), but you will be up close and personal with all of your loved ones when you say your vows.

2. DIY

For a destination wedding, limit DIY with small decor pieces that will be easy to travel with like chair signs, welcome bags and favors, the cake topper, seating place cards, and guest book.

Photo Credits | Be Photography

3. His + Hers

Personalize the bar menu with your favorite cocktails and create a fun cocktail board to showcase what’s on offer! His and her signature cocktails are a great way to combine a little local flavor with your individual personalities.

Photo Credits | Jen Huang Photography

4. Serenade with Local Music

One of the best parts of planning a destination wedding is being able to infuse the local culture into your wedding festivities, so take advantage of local Mariachi or Reggae bands that will help you get the party started with your favorite songs with a Mexican or Caribbean twist! Cocktail hour is the perfect time to serenade your guests and it will be a great kick-off to start the celebration.

Photo Credits | Beach Wedding Studio

5. Flower Power 

Choose a flower that symbolizes the love and commitment you plan to build your marriage on. Red flowers like roses, tulips, or carnations are known to represent love, romance, and desire, while white orchids or lilies represent purity, honesty, and innocence. Keep this in mind when deciding on your wedding color scheme and floral arrangements!

Photo Credits | Beach Wedding Studio

6. Adorn Your Guests

It has become a popular trend to surprise guests with favors they can wear or use during the ceremony or at the reception. We have seen couples have fun with bow ties, playful sunglasses, fans, flower crowns – you name it! Flip-flops make the perfect favor because they will come in handy during the wedding and long after, and will encourage guests to kick off their formal shoes and dance the night away!

Photo Credits | Be Photography

 7. Sweet Treats

Trendy brides are shying away from the traditional three-tier wedding cake, and showcasing their favorite treats in dessert tables that are not only fun to design, but fun for your guests! Think about incorporating desserts similar to your favorite locale bakery and bring a piece of home with you to your destination wedding. Bakers throughout Mexico and the Caribbean can whip up just about anything!

Photo Credits | Honey Honey Photography

9. Little Details

Share your love story by labeling your tables with numbers, cities, or words that have significant meaning to you and your fiance. It will be fun to take a trip down memory lane with the love of your life, and it will be a great conversation starter for your guests!

Photo Credits | Green Apple Photography

10. Honor Your Loved Ones

Create a special space at your reception for your loved ones who have passed away. Set up signage with a special quote or saying that has significance to you or your fiance, display old pictures of candid moments, or if you like something a little more simple place a remembrance flower in a vase on the guest book table near the entrance of the reception.

Photo Credits | Paparazzi Photo Studio

Brittany is a Weddings by Funjet concierge, who’s currently planning her own wedding! She likes to think of herself as a “bride-chilla,” an expert in managing wedding planning stress. Email her and ask her how she does it or visit WeddingsbyFunjet.com.