Weddings are special events that you want to remember forever. And for an adventurous couple who are seeking to tie the knot in a truly unique and memorable setting consider having your ceremony on a San Juan Island charter. Not only are they dramatically beautiful, but they let everyone experience something bigger than themselves. These events can go perfectly if you plan ahead.
Bring Plenty of Refreshments
If you take one of these voyages during the summer, it can be rather warm. That’s why it’s so important that everyone has plenty to drink during the wedding. Below decks, most charters have plenty of storage options for keeping drinks cool. They’ll be ready to go the moment your guests and family arrive.
At weddings a lot of alcohol may be consumed, and it’s imperative to have non-alcoholic options on board including lots of water. That way, guests can alternate beverages and diminish chances of experiencing a hangover the very next day. Plus, anyone becoming overly intoxicated on board a sailing schooner, might make things less than pleasant for everyone.
Consider Party Size
Since there is limited space on these vessels, it’s a good idea to plan your party size well in advance. After all, you can’t invite a hundred people like you could with a conventional wedding. Along with people in the wedding, you need to consider carefully which family members and friends you want present. Choose the people that are most important to you.
If you’re worried about upsetting someone by not inviting them, you could consider having the main ceremony as a semi-private event on board and then hold a reception at local restaurant located right off the dock immediately after. There are a number of perfectly situated restaurants in Friday Harbor, such as the elegant Cask & Schooner that could accommodate your celebration. Pictures and videos of the onboard wedding could even be shown immediately after the ceremony as part of the reception. It will be as if everyone got to experience the wedding in person.
Weddings are formal most of the time, but you may want to adjust wedding attire when planning a wedding on board a chartered boat. It may be hot, for example, and you don’t want everyone overheating. Everyone can beat the heat by wearing lightweight clothes with a breathable design.
For such a unique setting for a wedding, beach-themed clothing may be appropriate and would add to the uniqueness of non-traditional wedding. Also consider the footwear you’ll be wearing. Ideally, you will want shoes with a non-slip design.
Everyone knows that our weather is subject to changes. Summers in the San Juans are amazingly pleasant, but they can be dynamic. Flexible clothing additions should be considered by the wedding party as part of the fun when planning a truly unique wedding on a private sailboat charter on the waters of the San Juan Islands.
San Juan Island charters could provide the perfect setting for the wedding of two adventurous souls. As long as you make the right accommodations and plan early on for the unexpected, everyone should have a wonder-filled time.
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