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Planning a Wedding in Florida

There are many places & ways to get married in the state of Florida. Below are some fantastic ideas & things to consider.

Happy wedding planning!


Beach Wedding:

A Sarasota beach wedding is truly paradise, but there are a few items to keep in mind. First and foremost, watch the weather. Be sure to put down a deposit on a tent or book an indoor backup site. Don’t forget to include inclement weather instructions with your invitations! The shining sun is hot so consider bottled water in buckets of ice or baskets of paper fans. The white sandy beaches by turquoise waters are often rather windy. Don’t use any decorations that can blow away. For example, you can use seashells to create an aisle instead of rose petals. Walking in the sand in high heels is not easy. Save the stunning shoes for later on the dance floor!



Country Club Wedding:

When getting married at a private club in Florida, the bride can take it easy allowing you to savor every moment of your special day. At these venues, you’ll find that each club is noticeably different, yet they all have a few of things in common. They offer picturesque scenery allowing for amazing photo opportunities, ceremony and reception sites on the same property so that travel between locations is not needed, the benefit of experienced culinary and event teams, and wedding packages often priced more affordable than you would think. Many times, a country club golf package can be put together for the groom and groomsmen for a fun bachelor day outing. Remember sunscreen! You don’t want ”raccoon eyes” in your wedding photos after wearing sunglasses on a sunny Florida course!

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Vintage Wedding:

What a more beautiful location than a historic mansion or museum to celebrate your special day. There are so many, espcially up and down the Florida shorelines. Keep in mind with the trendy vintage themes so in vogue right now, these gorgeous estates are perfect for classic era inspired nuptials. Remember that in order for you and others to enjoy these spaces for many years to come, strict rules are often in place to preserve these remarkably historic settings. Read the policies carefully to be positive your ideas merge well with the historic venue of your choice. In the Sarasota, Flordia, area, we are lucky to have a bevy of vintage locations such as the Crosley Mansion, the Ringling Museum, Phillippi Estate Park, the Gamble Plantation, College Hall at New College, Historic Spanish Point and more. Enjoy!


Intimate Wedding:

When sharing your special day with the closest of friends and family at a true destination wedding, Bed & Breakfasts and Boutique Hotels offer customized comfort, lodging and charm. Often decorated with period pieces and surrounded by captivating gardens, these one of a kind establishments typically boast amazing proprietors that will cater to your every need, including those you didn’t even anticipate. Many of these specialty lodgings offer spa services, transportation in the form of small cars or even green, whimsical bicycles, and afternoon teas perfect for a bride’s luncheon the day before the wedding date. Often B&B’s and small hotels are located so that you can conveniently walk to shopping, historic neighborhoods and nightlife in downtowns, which your guests will love when not celebrating with you!

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