Florida Destination Weddings: Where to Begin

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Photography by Miguel Chaves

 

Destination weddings have been increasing 400% in the last 10 years worldwide. Florida is one of the most popular sites for this type of wedding for obvious reasons, beautiful beaches, amazing weather, premiere touristic destinations, close to world-famous South Beach area, delightful cuisine, shopping venues, multiple oceanfront resorts and the flavor of a multi-cultural community.

Places as Miami Beach which is a major entertainment destination in the United States with hundreds of nightclubs, restaurants and boutiques.

Naples, Florida. The beach on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico is more than 10 miles long, and is noted for its cleanliness and pristine white sand. In 2005, Naples was voted the best beach in America by the Travel Channel.

Fort Lauderlade, located on the east coast of Florida. Home to one of the beaches in South Florida called “Las Olas”, surrounded by restaurants, top of the class hotels, shopping venues and state parks where you can held your wedding ceremony.

West Palm Beach, 50 minutes away from Miami is known for its luxury lifestyle, upscale restaurants and boutiques. Gardens, parks and hotels are perfect for any type of wedding.

If you are planning a Destination Wedding, first choose a place, city, region. After that, contact us. We will be YOU here in South Florida!

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Affordable Wedding Venues in South Florida Part 2

As posted in our last blog “Affordable Wedding Venues in South Florida” if you are not Paris Hilton or JLo, you might be going through the same situation as many brides, trying to find the best prices possible for your wedding ceremony and reception. As I mentioned before, doing some of the wedding planning yourself can save thousands, yes! Thousands you can use for something else.

What to do? 

First, what you are going to need is TIME! Searching for the right place for your wedding venue is going to take some of it. Any banquet hall/hotel is going to charge you around $40 per person plus taxes, just for the food, tables, chairs and basic linens. Everything else, you have to pay for it; decoration, lighting, draping, centerpieces, ect, ect… Mmm! Are calculating? Yes, a lot!

Before I help you find your wedding venue, let me tell you an experience I had decorating a wedding recently. I was able to decorate and plan a complete wedding reception with a budget of  $3500 for 100 guests, this is what it included: Food, tables, chairs, complete table set up, dishware, glasses, silverware, linens, chair covers,  servers, centerpieces for 11 tables, whole room draping, ceiling draping with lights, uplighting, torches, a romantic bonfire, security and the venue rental. Sounds good for that amount of money, right?

Where?

Good question, where? Where would like to have your wedding reception at? Beach, historic, garden, lake view?

I am going to recommend you to take a look at this website: Florida State Parks, here you will find a complete list of the State Parks available for weddings. Most of them offer wedding ceremonies sites and pavilions for your wedding reception. Pavilions? Yes!!! Trust me, if you want to save some compared to a banquet hall or hotels, theses pavilions might be a very good option, all they need is an “Extreme Makeover”, some wall and ceiling draping, uplighting, some chairs, tables, ect, ect. Some companies offer these services for an affordable price. Like I said, some of the wedding planning has to be done by you or your bridesmaids but it will save you some money. How about the food? Just contact some catering companies. They will deliver the food for you and offer a serves at additional prices.

Here you have a list of some of the State Parks:

Was it helpful? If you are planning your wedding and need help with design and décor, contact us!

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(954)682-8614
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