A Guide to Planning a Great Wedding on the Water

With the wedding season upon us, many couples are probably wondering whether they should just ditch planning a wedding and just elope or get married on a whim at an unexpectedly bizarre location. You can hardly blame them. In this digital era, every couple wants to do something different and off-beat. However, you could always consider getting married on the water. Yes, you heard us right, ‘on the water.’ So, read along and give yourself and your guests a wedding to remember.’

Where to Get Married on the Water

Boats, yachts, or ships are your best bet. You can decide upon the venue according to the number of guests and your budget. Yachts make a comfortable venue for any medium-sized intimate wedding with your closed ones.

How to Get the Décor Done

Make sure you do not go overboard with the theme. You may want to avoid heavy décor items such as a heavy centerpiece because, well, you’re going to be floating and the weather, more often than not, can be unpredictable.

How to Get Guests On-board

Hand out motion-sickness medication to your guests in advance. Someone is bound to be seasick and it is always better to be prepared.

How to Cater to Guests

Most yachts or ships come with multiple options of catering, including preparing food on-board and drop-off menus. Smaller yachts usually only come with a drop-off menu. You can check in advance with whichever water vehicle you plan on booking for your special day.

What Is the Average Cost of Getting Married on the Water

While the cost of each wedding depends on your venue of choice, the average cost of getting married on the water is $5,000 for a one-day wedding on a 55-foot yacht to $490,000 for a week-long affair on a 205-foot motor yacht exclusive of other expenses. However, these expenses may vary depending on how big or small you plan on making your celebration.