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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Jewish Wedding Planning in Florida

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In Florida, there are plenty of places where you can start planning, from a Jewish Temple to a beach, any of these places could be perfect for your upcoming wedding day. In our state, beach weddings are very popular. How about a Chuppah at the beach? It will be a great idea, but if you want to go the traditional way, we will help with it.

 

When planning a wedding, keep in mind few of the Jewish traditions. Check out this article: Jewish Wedding Traditions.

– Signing of the marriage contract

– Bridal canopy or Chuppah

– Covering of the bride

– Encircling the groom

– Betrothal, the ring

– Seven Blessings

– Breaking the glass

– Yichud

– Birkat hamazon and sheva brakhot

 

If you need help decorating your Jewish Wedding, contact us!

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Outdoor or Indoor Wedding in South Florida?

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Well, South Florida’s weather is crazy, unpredictable!

Having a wedding outdoor could be an amazing idea, why? If you like to be in connection with nature, if you are planning a rustic themed wedding or if you are simply tired of the “typical” wedding, an outdoor wedding is a great idea!

However, there are few factors you should keep in mind:

 

1. Hurricane Season: The peak of the hurricane season in Florida is from August to October. You don’t want a hurricane to ruin your wedding day, right?

2. Rainy Season: The peak of the rainy season in our region is from June to September.

3. Hottest Months: The hottest months in Florida are June, July and August. Trust me when I tell you this: When is hot in Florida, it’s HOT! It might sound nasty, but if you take a shower right now, then you go outside, you will be sweating in 5 minutes without any physical activity. 

In conclusion, the months not recommend for an outdoor wedding are: JUNE, JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.

 

If you need help with your upcoming wedding or event. contact us!

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5 Budget Tips When Planning a Wedding in South Florida

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First, as a bride you need to learn this word if you want to save some money: “DYI” which stands for “Do It Yourself”. Impossible to save money without learning this word!

VENUE:

Usually South Florida’s weather is very nice depending on the season. Do a little research on some outdoor venue during the day.

Formula: Outdoor = less $$$ + Daytime = less $$$

CEREMONY:

If you are renting chairs for your wedding ceremony, if possible use those same chairs for your reception. It will save the money of having to rent them for both venues.

INVITATIONS:

There many formats online for your Wedding Invitations. From Google Images or from any other website where you can purchase images, get a wedding invitation template, then edit it with own information on “Paint” (a program used to edit images installed in most computer already), save it. Go to Office Depot or any other place similar to this one and tell them to print it for you. Try to print most of the invitations on one page, it usually fits 4 or 2 depending on the size you want. Buy your own envelopes and that is it.

DATE:

South Florida is one of the most popular states when it comes to weddings, so you need to be strategic on which day and time your choosing to get married. I mentioned it before, weddings during the day are usually cheaper. Weddings on a Saturday are more expensive, Fridays are more affordable and Thursdays even more.

SIT DOWN DINNER OR BUFFET STYLE?

Simple, most venues offer better prices when it is a Buffet Style Reception. Why? Less man-power! In a Sit Down Dinner you need at least 7 servers or more, while in a Buffet you only need around 3 of them.

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Best month for a wedding in South Florida?

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As you know, compared to other states, Florida is a very “lucky” state. While in most of the states summer is the highest season for a wedding. In Florida, any month could be good for your wedding. But which month is the best? FEBRUARY!

Why February? Easy! There are 3 main reasons:

1. Rainfall: Florida is a crazy state when it comes to weather. Yes! Right now it might be sunny, 30 minutes later is raining. Just like that. February has the lowest rainfall percentage during the year.

2. Temperature: Florida is known by its nice and warm temperatures, but keep in mind this. When in Florida is hot, It is very hot, humid and uncomfortable. When does this happen? 9 months of year out of 12. February has a very nice and mild temperature average: 77- High – 61- Low.

3. Money: High season for events in Florida is between September to December, so February is not the highest, that means better prices when booking your ceremony and reception site.

 

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Best South Florida Beach For A Wedding Ceremony

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There are many place in South Florida where you can have your wedding ceremony. Some of them have different prices, fees and restrictions. However, South Florida is one of the best places in the nation to have your wedding ceremony.

I have been a Wedding Decorator / Planner for few years already and I am here to help you find the best place and better prices. Therefore, there are 2 places I would recommend for your Wedding Ceremony:

 John U. Lloyd State Park, Dania Beach, FL & Oleta State Park, North Miami, FL

  – Beautiful beach. Amazing views.

  – Affordable, no hidden fees.

  – Huge parking lots.

  – Quite, not crowded.

  – Restrictions: It is required to have a park ranger, no signs allowed, no balloons, no music on high volume, cannot hang decorations from trees.

If you’re planning a wedding and need help with décor and design, contact us!

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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:

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