Changing our wedding to an ocean view ceremony on the beach was the best decision Andrew and I could have made. When Oriental Trading offered for me to review some of their items I knew I had to have their personalized beach wedding fans.
Ordering the personalized wedding favors was very simple. I was able to received my shipment in less than the two week time frame I allowed. Which was amazing because I was so nervous they would not arrive in time. The beach fans came with the stick handles separated from the actual fan. However they were extremely easy to assemble. My Aunt came in a few days before the wedding and helped me out. She was able to stick every fan together rather quickly.
How perfect are they for a beach wedding?! It was so hot during June that although the wedding ceremony only lasted about 30 minutes it was still nice for our guests to have a fan to wave some cool air their way. We even had our ceremony at 11:30am to try and beat the heat wave of the day. I think the personalization really gave the fans that each special touch.
To tie in the beach theme we purchased small sea shells and little organza bags. Our Unity Cross came with small cards to let our guests know about the tradition and what each step symbolizes. Since our wedding was outdoors near the ocean we knew the breeze may blow the cards off the table. So we put each card in an organza bag with small shells for our guests to take home. This way they could be informed about our special moment and have a little of the beach to take with them. The kids loved adding the shells to the collection they picked up at the beach.
The wonderful staff that setup our wedding added each of our favors to the seats. This way our guests did not have to worry about picking anything up, they just walked down the isle and selected their seat.
The wedding turned out perfect for us. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted and all the details came together beautifully.
Full Disclosure: I received products from Oriental Trading at no cost to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are 100% my own and I recommend Oriental Trading because I love shopping from their website and am pleased with their products.