Tropical Wedding Theme - Creating your own "Club Tropicana"
If excitement is what you are after then this Tropical Wedding theme is just for you. It is a totally different theme that will have your guests talking about it long after the party is over. It is great if you don’t want a serious wedding and want to instill a sense of fun into the proceedings. Think vibrant colours, surfboards, tropical flowers and cocktails! Go for bold and daring colours. Don’t be afraid to splash out – no pun intended! Here’s how:
Set the tone from the very beginning with these hand made tropical wedding invitations! These beach wedding invitations will be cheap to make yourself, but will look anything but! Buy the paper at your local craft shop or simply print your own on your home computer. The bright colours and casual wording will inform your guests that fun will be the order of the day.
Why not start the fun at your tropical beach wedding ceremony!
Bamboo sticks decorated with palm branches, bright flowers and flowing fabrics. Create a wedding arch with two or more palm branches. This will provide the perfect backdrop. Have your bridesmaids hand out small wooden bowls or coconut shells filled with grated coconut for your guests to strew over you as walk back down the isle.
Chilled dinky glass bottles with a wicked tropical cocktail (and a plastic goldfish – for fun) make for brilliant welcome drinks either on the beach after the ceremony or when your guests arrive at the reception. Find some glass juice bottles with twist-off lids. Cover the lids with foil, add a plastic fish in each bottle (available from most toy stores)and top with cocktail mixture – click here for recipe. Close the bottles and decorate by tying a straw to each bottle with some colored raffia or ribbon. Chill and serve!
These cheerfully colored umbrellas sporting seating assignments are displayed on miniature sand dunes at the entrance to your reception.
For your tropical wedding favours, buy some really outrageous tropical silk flowers from a discount store. Buy ball point pens and some florist’s ribbon. Remove the stopper from the pen and cut or remove the stem from the flower. Glue the flower onto the end of the pen and allow to set. When it has set, wind the florist’s ribbon around the pen and add the name tag of each guest.
Bouquets & Cosages:
Garland yourself and your wedding party with delicate leis.
Reception Décor Ideas:
Hang flowers and feathers from the ceiling with coloured ribbon along with waves of sheer fabric to create a floating watery effect. Use white table cloths and decorate the table with tropical flowers and tealight candles in coloured glass holders. Decorate your bar with a surfboard, frozen vodka, and of course a good looking barman dressed only in boardshorts and a floral lei!
For an eyecatching buffet centerpiece, why not try this unique tropical fruit display. This is apparently very easy to create and can be done the day before the wedding. Once the fruit is cut, this entire display can be assembled in under 15 minutes. This is sure to be a hit!
to download instructions.
Print your menus on cute little cocktail umbrellas. Ask your caterer for suggestions to match your tropical wedding theme or try some of the following recipes:
One Bowl Sushi
Sticky Fried Crab
Slamon Tartar with Caviar Vinaigrette
Tiger Prawn Broth with harissa cubes
Virgin tropical splash
Virgin Martini – Island Style
Your cake will double as your dessert, so go for something exciting like this four-tiered white chocolate and strawberry mousse cake.
Ask your florist to decorate with a few tropical flowers for a cake to truly suit your tropical wedding theme!
Just keep in mind that the chocolate is very heat sensitive, so keep it in a cool and shady area of the reception till you are ready to cut it.
And the music?
The music is a very important part of your evening and should strongly reflect your tropical wedding theme as well as your own and your guests' music preferences. Here are a few suggestions I think will work very well with this theme. Chop and change as you like:
Background: Café Del Mar - Any
Entrance: Club Tropicana – Wham!
Cake cutting: Sweets for My Sweet - C.J. Lewis
Garter : Tease me – Chaka Demus & Pliers
Bouquet: Wipe Out – The surfaris
Last song: Were going to Ibiza - Venga Boys
For some more ideas on creating an island or tropical wedding theme try the
My Island Party Ebook.
This is an ebook dedicated on how to organize a complete tropical island theme party with an authentic Polynesian feast and ambience with recipes, desserts, drinks and decorating ideas.
Follow this link from Tropical Wedding Theme to the Beach Wedding Themes Page for other themed ideas.