A new trend in the weddings we hold on our yacht charters over the last few years has been what we may as well call “Baby Boomer Weddings.” And they are different than traditional weddings! They often are more casual affairs where the fun is definitely paramount over formality!
Baby Boomer Wedding Planning Charts its Own Course
If you are a Baby Boomer couple planning a wedding, your needs likely differ quite a bit from those of couples marrying in their 20s and 30s. You may have been married previously, and have adult children. Or you could be renewing your vows with a long-time spouse. Regardless, you seek to plan an occasion that better reflects who you are today. Even if you’ve never tied the knot before, the details of your event should match your circumstances in a meaningful way. Read below for some insights on how you can incorporate your needs as Baby Boomers in your wedding planning process.
Time of Day
When you were in your 20s, your wedding reception might have extended into the wee hours of the next day. Now, a daytime ceremony, followed by a mid-afternoon celebration, could be a better choice for people involved in your current nuptials. The earlier time frame can accommodate people of all ages, including other Boomers, elderly relatives, and guests with young children.
As a mature couple, you should certainly be free to wear whatever feels right to you. If this is a first wedding for both of you, you may want to indulge in fancy attire. On the other hand, perhaps you prefer a more casual theme for your special day. One of the benefits of Baby Boomer weddings is that there is no set of rules to follow, so you may choose to wear what you want.
Many Boomers have lost one or both parents, and will weave family into the ceremony in new ways. If your parents are no longer here to attend the event, you might ask your adult child or a close friend to walk down the aisle with you.
A Special Venue
There is no reason to hold your event at a “traditional” venue, particularly one that doesn’t seem like a good fit for you. Instead of planning the ceremony in a church, you might feel more comfortable in a less formal setting, such as on the beach, in your backyard, or aboard one of our luxury party boats while on a cruise on San Francisco Bay.
Your Next Adventure Awaits
Whether you are renewing your vows, remarrying, or getting married for the first time, you are at a distinct advantage as a Baby Boomer. Because you are of a more mature age, you may have more freedom of choice as you plan your special day. There should be fewer expectations on the part of your guests, so you can simply relax and enjoy your event with minimal stress and worry.
Catering to Baby Boomer Weddings with Our Event Planning Services
Commodore Cruises & Events has helped countless couples plan their weddings staged on our yacht venues. We have much to offer, including impressive cuisine, superior customer service, and stunning local views. If you are planning your special occasion in the San Francisco Bay Area, call us today at (510) 337-9000, or contact us online for further details.