While some people may think of entering marriage as walking the metaphoric plank, those seeking a pirate-themed wedding know the analogy is all in good fun. If you and your fiancé are a little on the swashbuckling side -- or maybe just fans of Johnny Depp and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, this high-seas theme may be just up your galley.
For an over-the-top pirate themed wedding, you could hire a Captain Jack Sparrow impersonator to officiate your ceremony. Even if you don't go that far, there are plenty of slightly sinister maritime elements you can add to your wedding. Have a Jolly Roger flag flying over the location of your wedding. Or design the directions to the reception to look like a nautical map. Decorate your reception hall in a nautical fashion by including a ship's steering wheel or anchor in the design. Don't be afraid to be slightly salty and include skulls and bones in the centerpieces or costumed wenches on the dance floor. Finally, be sure to include several pirate chests for your guests to fill with the modern treasure of wedding gifts.
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