8 Tropical Wedding Ideas to Transform Any Venue Into Paradise

July 16, 2021 | riley

Image by Stephanie Velez Photography. Scroll on to see eight tropical wedding ideas

Taking cues from destinations like Tulum to Hawaii, the beachy effortlessness, vibrant color palettes, and gorgeous natural elements like rattan and macrame have taken over the wedding world. To achieve those island vibes for your big day, we’ve rounded up eight tropical wedding ideas to turn any venue, anywhere in the world, into paradise. Spoiler alert–there’s palm leaves everywhere you look!

1. Palm Print Getting Ready Robes

To bring in the beachy vibes while you’re getting ready for your big day, give your wedding party tropical robes. Think palm leaves, monsteras, pineapples, and bright colors.

Image by White Diamond. See more of this real wedding here

Shop our favorite tropical robes: Palm Leaf Bridal Robe ($19.37); Tropical Leaf Robes ($19.96); Panama Leaf Women Kimono Robe ($23.99); Coral Tropical Bridesmaid Robe ($39)

2. Tropical Wedding Stationery

Kick off your special day with tropical wedding stationery. You can find options/templates for specific destinations or more simple ones that have palm leaves or trees. Whichever you decide on, your guests will be ready for a tropical getaway the minute they open them up.

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Shop tropical wedding invitations: Tropical Wedding Invitation Suite ($17); Cora Tropical Wedding Invitation ($13.99); Palm Tree Wedding Invitation ($9)

3. Natural Jute Rugs

One of the easiest beachy wedding decorations to include on your day is jute rugs. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, so there’s something for every ceremony space.

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4. Rattan Chairs

From peacock chairs to use at your sweetheart table to smaller rattan chairs to use during your ceremony, there are lots of options when it comes to seating. The best part is that if you choose to buy some for your wedding, you can reuse them as home decor once the day is over.

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Image by Melissa Marshall. See more of this styled shoot here

5. Tropical Fruit Accents

Fruits like pineapples, watermelon, strawberries, and orange just scream summer. Incorporate them in your tablescapes for a more subtle tropical element. If you’re having a destination wedding, you may even consider local fruits.

Image by By Julieta Photography. See more of this styled shoot here

6. Raffia Fans

Beat the heat with raffia fans. They make super easy wedding favors while also allowing your guests to cool down in the middle of a heatwave–perfect for a summer wedding.

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7. Palm Leaves

This list wouldn’t be complete without palm leaves. They make incredible centerpieces, bouquets, and backdrops, although there’s no wrong way to incorporate them.

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Image by Gabriel Conover. See more of this real wedding here

8. Coconut Favors

Is there anything more beachy than sipping a cocktail–or mocktail–out of a coconut? To take the favor to the next level, create a wedding logo and have it painted or branded into the coconut.

Image by Madeline Shea Photography. See more of this real wedding here

These tropical wedding ideas are just the beginning. To further incorporate beachy elements into your special day, check out these bright and bold color palettes that are perfect for a warm-weather celebration!

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