Nothing says luxury and romance better than the ocean, a sunset and a beautiful yacht. Decorating a yacht, especially if it is going to be moving during the wedding ceremony, is a lot different than decorating a church or building.
Think about where the ceremony will be held. You’ll need to create space for the bride party, master of ceremonies and guests. Traditionally, weddings are held at the bow, or front, of the yacht, so create space in the bow if you can. Set up a small, raised stage to serve as the altar, and place a spray of flowers on either side. If you are having a night wedding, consider lining the altar area and walkway with votive candles. Keep the flower arrangements and candles low, as waterways are usually quite windy.
Decorate the outside of the yacht
Decorate the outside of the yacht. Hang ribbons, streamers and flowers on the sides of the yacht. Attach them with clear shipping tape, as it will probably not remove any paint but will be sturdy enough to hold the decorations even in the wind.
Decorate the back of the yacht with a sign saying, “Just Married!” Create the sign with sturdy card stock and attach ribbons to the edges of it. Regular paper will probably wilt or be destroyed by the wind and moisture, so get the thickest type of card stock you can find–or even use cardboard.
Use flowers lavishly. Yachts are usually elegant in design. Don’t ruin an elegant wedding with garish balloons or cheap decorations. Place flowers in the bathrooms and in every other room the wedding guests might frequent.
Consider the outside environment. Decorate the ramp or dock leading to the yacht with ribbons, candles and flowers. Consider throwing rose petals into the water if the environment allows for it, or make it a part of the ceremony.
A wedding night should be unforgettable. Add to the memories with extra-special decorations in your wedding suite. These decorations set the mood, add to the ambiance and start the marriage off in the right direction. There’s no need to go overboard; stick to simple elements that can be set up or planned ahead of time.
Time alone together at a local hotel can revitalize your love, however not all hotel rooms are designed with romance in mind. Add romance to any hotel room with special touches, such as candles, chocolates, roses and wine, to set the mood and help reconnect you with the one you love.
How to Decorate for a Wedding Night
Even though there are plenty of flowers at a wedding, the couple seldom gets to enjoy them during the festivities. A trail of rose petals as you enter the wedding suite might sound clichÃ©, but it is a classic romantic gesture for a reason.
Placing candles all over the bridal suite takes the room from a hotel to a getaway. Use enough candles so no lights or lamps have to be turned on. Try using scented candles such as sandalwood, vanilla or jasmine to help heat up the mood even more.
Place an MP3 player or CD player with speakers in the room with a playlist or CD consisting of romantic songs. Select songs that are meaningful to the bride and groom. Arrange to have the music on repeat and playing as they walk in. If you are not familiar with specific songs that the bride and groom enjoy, look online for â€œwedding night playlistsâ€ or â€œwedding night songs.”
Chill a bottle of sparkling wine in an ice bucket for the couple, and set two Champagne flutes next to the bucket. The couple may never pop the bottle, but it is a romantic trimming that helps set the mood. Decorate the room with a tray of chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolates and other fruit; set it on the foot of the bed, on the nightstand or on a small table. They are nice to look at, and it makes for a good snack later in the evening.