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Getting Married On A Boat? Here's Some Ideas

The days when couples typically held their wedding ceremonies in a church only are beginning to change. Today's modern couples are thinking outside of the box, opting for more unusual locations like the beach, a museum, or even on a boat. If you've decided that you want your big day to take place out at sea, the venue will be incredible but also a bit challenging. Here are a few fun ideas to ensure your wedding is perfect and fun for all of your guests.

Room for Everyone

Since boat sizes can vary, you will want to find out which companies have boats that will be large enough to accommodate all of your guests. Because of safety reasons, boats have a capacity limit that must be adhered to. Make sure the boat you choose will have ample space for everyone. Keep in mind that the larger the boat, the more expensive it will be to rent. You could consider having a smaller wedding party that limits itself to just very close family members and a few close friends. Don't forget the minister, captain and crew, as they all count towards the total head count.


The reception will be amazing on a boat as you cruise around and watch the sun set. Make sure the boat you select has a separate area where food and drinks can be served and people can sit down. There is usually an added cost when you rent a boat that is prepped to serve food, so find out what the fee will be. Costs range depending on the type of food you serve, the number of people eating, as well as if you elect to hire their staff to provide wait and bar tending services. You'll also want to think about whether or not you need to hire a DJ and have a dance floor, or if you'd prefer to just pipe music in and let everyone socialize. Find out if you'd be allowed to bring in your own sound system which can save you a lot of money.


Of course, it goes without saying that a wedding held on a boat will have a nautical theme, but you can even bring it up to another level if you wanted to by making it a uniquely water-based theme. Consider having everyone come in their best 1920's attire for a fun Great Gatsby theme, or even do something colorful and fun like The Little Mermaid. You could bring a bit of the tropics into the wedding by having a Hawaii style theme, or just do something simple with anchors, captain's wheels, and shells. The possibilities are endless on a boat, and it will definitely be a wedding you and your guests will always remember.

For more information, contact companies like Scarlett Belle.