He popped the question and of course you said yes! Now what? Now it’s time to plan. Whether you’ve been dreaming of your wedding day your entire life, or you never gave it much serious thought, the process of wedding planning is both an overwhelming and exciting time. Your reception is your first appearance as husband and wife. It is extremely special and will be something to remember for years to come. You want it to be perfect, but there are so many options! Charter One Yachts came up with a few South Florida yacht wedding reception ideas that may make your job a little easier and are sure to wow you and your guests. Seasonal: Let’s be realistic. In South Florida, we really only get two seasons – endless months of summer and a few fleeting weeks of spring – so if you are going to have a seasonal wedding, it is likely going to be one or the other. Just because our seasonal cycle is so two sided, doesn’t mean your South Florida yacht wedding reception has to be. There are many characteristics to these seasons and countless decorations to create the perfect atmosphere. For summery floral arrangements, consider bright sunflowers, gerbera daisies, dahlias, blanket flowers and chrysanthemums. These vibrant colors make great centerpieces and are sure to start off your marriage with exuberance and vitality. Wooden accents in the décor such as napkin rings or favors add to the carefree and natural essence of summer. You can’t forget lemonade and sweet tea, but instead of using conventional glasses, consider mason jars. Weddings are an auspicious occasion, but not everything has to be over the top and fancy. Guests will savor the beauty just as much as they will appreciate the refreshing energy of your reception. Spring weddings also follow a similar direction; however, the color palate is composed of more pastels and softer greens, blues, yellows and whites. Sweet peas, tulips, daffodils, snow drops and white roses make stunning accents to fresh and natural centerpieces. Instead of lemonade or sweet tea, consider refreshing and distinct sparkling elderberry cordial as a signature drink that everyone can enjoy. If your reception takes place in the late afternoon or evening, twinkling lights give the enchanting impression of fireflies hovering above you and your guests. They also make for dazzling backdrops for wedding photos, both candid and staged. Nautical: Since you are already on a luxury South Florida charter yacht, why not go nautical! The perfect flower for a nautical wedding is the blue and white anemone. Mingle them with crisp white gardenias and snow drops and the result will take your breath away. Navy blue and silver trimming for place cards and linens, nautical knots for napkin rings, and origami paper boats filled with sweets for party favors – these are the details that guests will appreciate and the details that will make your reception an unforgettable South Florida yacht charter event. Vintage: Take your family and friends on a journey through time and set your yacht theme in a bygone era where class was abundant and sophistication was the status quo. Picture: lace galore, dainty elderberry garnishing, flutes of Champaign, and damask napkin sets. Invite your guests to step into a photo booth that antiques their photos for charming keepsakes. Pull out all the stops and select bonafide candles set in wine bottles as lighting pieces. Twinkling lights also give the illusion of elaborate chandeliers without the cost. Quintessential vintage is a testament to the notion that classic never goes out of style. We are all familiar with the propensity of wedding planning to turn into an overwhelming undertaking that swallows all the joy surrounding a celebration which is meant to be magical and unforgettable. That doesn’t have to be your experience. Consider the extensive services of Charter One Yachts. Our professional event planners will work within your budget and negotiate with vendors for catering, décor, entertainment, etc. Did we mention that we offer the best South Florida yachting venue options? Call us today at (888) 771-0102 for more yacht wedding reception ideas or visit our website at yachtchartersnow.com for more information.