Weddings can be expensive events to plan, especially if you
and/or your spouse has a large family. This becomes especially true for couples
planning destination weddings, which can often make guests worry about costs
for the big day. However, not all weddings need to break the bank. We’ve laid
out some tips on how you can save money for your wedding.
Airfare – While
flying first class or purchasing other amenities can make a flight quite
enjoyable, they’re not necessary. Sacrificing luxuries like expensive meals,
drinks, or seating can dramatically lower your costs. Booking at the right time
can also help cut costs on airfare (during the week versus on weekends).
Invites – An
option that is both eco-friendly and guaranteed to save you money is to use
electronic invites in lieu of stationary. Digital invites also allow you to
include more details and the bonus of being able to send updates if necessary.
Decorations – With
packages, you’re already surrounded by a beautiful landscape with stunning
natural light and a great vibe. This gives you the ability to keep your
decorations light, saving you money and letting the location speak for itself.
Another way to save money for your big day is by utilizing
the service of destination wedding planners. With Florida Destination Weddings,
you can get all your planning done with one company for a very competitive
price – all customizable to your tastes. Contact us today for more information.
After getting most of the planning done for your big day,
it can be irritating to know there are certain things you can’t completely plan
for your beach wedding like the weather or how your skin is going to look that
day. However, you can start a beauty regimen in anticipation of the ceremony to
give your skin its best shot at glowing when you’re at the altar. Read below
for a beauty regimen you can follow leading up to your destination wedding
1 Year Before – Go
to a dermatologist and determine what products and medications will best suit
your skin so you can start using the right products.
9 Months Before – Settle
on your skincare routine, including what products you use, including washes and
lotions you use on your body.
6 Months Before – Consider
a teeth whitening treatment if you believe you could use one and stop drinking
red wine to avoid any damage to your pearly whites. Drinking coffee through a
straw would also be a good idea to keep your teeth stain-free.
3 Months Before – Cut
back on your sugar intake as much as possible so your skin has time to adjust
and clear up in the months leading up to the ceremony.
1 Month or Less
Before – Stop your alcohol consumption altogether to help your skin and
body be their healthiest. Assess any possible tan lines and utilize
professional spray tan services or at home lotions to even out complexion.
With these tips in mind, plus healthy diet and
exercise, you’ll be looking and feeling your best on your big day.
Wedding registries are a great way to help guests pick out
items knowing that you’ll appreciate them and prevent you from getting 10 of
the same item. They take the guesswork out of shopping for gifts and can even
offer certain discounts. To get the most out of your registry, there are a few
things to keep in mind and some research you should do.
Register at more than
By registering at several stores, you allow your guests more
to choose from and more ways to get you a personal gift. You can also hope to
be more surprised by your wedding gifts and have more unique pieces that if the
selection was restricted to one store.
Select items with a
wide range of price points
While you don’t want to ask every guest at your wedding to
shell out some major money for your registry, there are certain family members
that are going to want to do that. Including gifts in your registry of varying
price points allows your guests more freedom and comfort. After all, you don’t
want to embarrass your guests by asking them to get a gift they can’t afford.
Set it up early
Don’t wait until the last minute to get your registry set
up, as that will leave your guests scrambling at the last minute to find
presents! Doing your research early on and selecting your registry gives your
guests a comfortable amount of time to find the right gifts.
Keep these tips in mind when you’re planning
your destination wedding in
Florida to make the most of your registry for both your sake and your
You want your wedding to run as seamlessly as possible,
and we can help. In order to ensure a stress-free, enjoyable event, it’s
important to plan ahead of time to avoid any issues the day of. Especially for
beach weddings, there are a lot of factors you may have to plan for that you
wouldn’t have to indoors. We’ve previously touched on a few of these reasons,
here are some more to help you out:
For anyone who was interested in wearing heels for the
wedding – think again. High heels and sand unfortunately do not go well
together, so encourage guests to consider options like flat-soled sandals,
wedges, or another form of shoe that won’t sink and get stuck in the sand.
Even in a dress, the beach can sometimes be unbearably
hot when the sun is beating down on you. To avoid guests getting impatient or
dehydrated, set up areas of shade like a canopy over the seating area where
those at the wedding can take a break from the sun.
In the same note, make sure to have plenty of liquids to
keep you and your guests hydrated. Offer things like water, lemonade, and maybe
a cocktail or two so attendees can quickly stop by, refresh and keep enjoying
If you’re interested in a beach wedding and need
help sorting through destination
wedding packages, come to FLDestinationWeddings.com. We’ll help you create
your perfect day.
weddings in Florida can be beautiful affairs that will make lasting memories
for all involved. However, there are some major and minor differences between
an indoor wedding and one occurring on a beach. For this reason, there are few
things to keep in mind to ensure your beach wedding runs as smoothly as
Think about privacy
You want your friends and family at your wedding ceremony,
but you probably don’t want the general public crowding the event. Public
beaches can be quite crowded, especially on holiday weekends. So be careful
when picking a date and deciding between which private or public beach you’d
like to have the ceremony at.
Use the natural
beauty to your advantage
There are a lot of benefits to having outdoor weddings, one
of the biggest being that nature provides its own beautiful decorations. On a
beach, you already have the sand, sky, and beautiful ocean as your backdrop.
Instead of loading up on other decorations, highlight the natural beauty of
Think about time of
Weddings are photographed to remember forever, for both the
happy couple and their guests. Natural, outdoor lighting can lend itself to
stunning images, if you’re careful about what time of day you’re snapping
pictures. The hours before sunset often photograph well, so a later ceremony
could be good for pictures and allow a beautiful view of sunset.
Vow renewals are joyous celebrations of the love between
two individuals that can occur any number of years into a marriage. With
divorce rates for new marriages rising, vow renewals become even more
celebratory and rare. There are a variety of reasons a couple may choose to say
“I do” a second time and in a previous blog we’ve touched on a few of the most
common ones. Here are a couple more:
Sometimes, two people are so in love they just can’t wait
to get their lives started with one another and end up eloping or making a
quick trip to the courthouse for the nuptials. While they may not regret this
quick marriage, down the line they may regret not having certain family and
loved ones there to celebrate. Vow renewals allow those joined in quick
marriages to have a formal ceremony with friends and family.
Above all else, one of the best and simplest reasons to
renew vows is because of love. Sometimes, two people very much in love can fall
out of it with time, but there are always couples that defy this and love each
other more each and every day. Vow renewals are a great way to celebrate this
happy and successful union.
If you and your significant other are thinking
about renewing your vows and are considering a destination wedding of sorts,
turn to FL Destination Weddings. We have a variety of Florida beach
wedding packages to choose from and will help you create an unforgettable
Unfortunately, divorces are becoming more prominent in
society; with around 40 to 50% of first marriages ending in one. However, that
doesn’t discourage people from joyously marrying their significant others or
even saying “I do,” a second time around. Couples choose to renew their vows
for a variety of reasons, but either way, vow renewals give couples the
opportunity to form another fond, loving memory to share. Here are some of the
most common reasons couples decide to renew their vows.
Often, young couples don’t have the extra funds to have
the wedding of their dreams. This can result in a variety of outcomes from the
bride not having her dream dress to the couple not being able to invite as many
people as they’d like. Later on, spouses may find themselves more financially stable,
allowing them to renew their vows with their dream ceremony.
As mentioned above, divorces are on the rise. This gives
even more reason to celebrate a 1st, 5th, 10th
or 20th anniversary! When a couple has reached one of these
milestone anniversaries, it’s a great opportunity to celebrate their love and
unity with family and friends.
Inclusion of New
A lot of couples get married before they have started a
family together, or before meeting lifelong friends they wish they could’ve had
at their nuptials. Vow renewals allow couples to include their children in the
ceremony or even have people who couldn’t make the original wedding.
If you and your significant other are considering a vow
renewal, what better way to do it is there but a sunny beach destination?
Consider a destination wedding
in Florida for your second “I do,” for an unforgettable experience.
Welcome to our
blog! Our team at FL Destination Weddings has been in the wedding industry for
30 years. Our team of professionals is dedicated to bringing you the weddings
of your dreams, from start to finish. We noticed the demand for beautiful,
destination weddings and a way to make them more affordable and accessible to
Our in-house services include music, photography, flowers
and more. We don’t sub contract any of the work for your big day to ensure that
the ceremony runs effortlessly and that you don’t have to break the bank to get
the wedding you want. In addition, if you don’t see something in one of our
packages that you want, we will take the steps to create a more customized
package for your preferences.
We’ve serviced weddings in most of Florida’s state parks
and beaches, but that doesn’t mean we exclusively work outdoors. We’ve also
held ceremonies at restaurants, vacation rental homes, and if you’d like, we
could even arrange a beautiful ceremony in your living room!
When you’re looking to create the wedding of your dreams
with a destination
wedding in Florida, turn to FLDestinationWeddings.com. We’ll be with you
every step of the way, ensuring you a beautiful, romantic experience to share
with those you love.