Shiver Me Timbers, It's a Pirate Wedding!
So, you like the idea of a pirate-themed wedding? More and more newly engaged couples do. To make your big day a swashbuckling good time, read on for some tips to help make your pirate-theme dream wedding a reality.
What could be more pirate-inspired than a message in a bottle for your wedding invitations? The message, of course, is your invitation wording printed on a map that leads to the buried treasure (the location of your wedding reception!).
European parchments have the look and feel of aged paper, great for imitating an ancient map. Roll up your invitation and keep it from unraveling with a faux wax seal. Then, insert the invitation in the bottle.
Want to learn more about this neat invitation idea? Visit the following Web site: HubPages.com – Pirate Wedding (http://hubpages.com/hub/piratewedding). And to keep the buccaneer flavor alive, naturally you'll want to use the right lingo. Wedding Themes and More (http://www.wedthemes.com/pirate-wedding-invitations.shtml) has a great example of wording for a pirate-themed invitation. You should also check out Pirate Ideas (http://www.deadmentellnotales.com/ideas/0096.shtml) as well, for additional guidance.
Your reception and decorations can be as understated or over-the-top as you like. Depending on your budget, you can rent a pirate ship to host your affair (http://www.fantaseaweddings.com/pirate_wedding.htm) or hold your event in your backyard.
Captain's ship wheels, treasure chests overflowing with booty, and Polly the Parrot placed strategically about your reception facility will add tremendous pirate flair. Other pirate-y decorating ideas include:
- A bar featuring rum based drinks (http://www.drinkoftheweek.com/rum.html) (i.e. mojito, Bahama mama, etc.)
- Eye patch place holders
- A crow's nest at the entrance of the reception hall
- Seafood menu
- Black, red, and gold balloons with matching streamers
Serve food buffet style, since pirates are notorious for their bad table manners. Finger foods and abundant desserts should fit the bill.
Favor ideas are never-ending; after all, isn't a pirate's booty what it's all about? Pirate hats personalized with your names and wedding date would be dandy. Pirate bandanas or small, single-serving, bottles of rum would work well too.
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