Plan an Island Wedding You Will Cherish Forever

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Planning a wedding on a tropical island will probably be one of the most enjoyable experiences ever! Being on an island, in general, is an amazing feeling so pairing that with the happiest day of your life (your wedding day) makes for one heck of a recipe. Your island wedding awaits you and there are so many people there to help you out!

 When you are considering having a wedding in a town other than where you live, it can seem like an insurmountable task filled with lots of worry and stress, but it really is not that bad at all. You have to keep in mind that the people who you are working with at the resort do this for a living and know exactly how to make their customers happy. You must let them take the reins (after giving them an idea of what kind of island wedding you want) and do what they do best! It may seem like a total crapshoot to get married in a place you have never even visited, but trust me when I say it will be an experience you will never forget!

 Your island wedding will be filled with entertainment of all kinds, so you can get as crazy as out would like to! If you want a lavish ice sculpture on the beach, then, by all means, tell your wedding coordinator from the hotel. They will be more than happy to accommodate you every step of the way to help your day be the best it can be.

Plan a Successful Island Wedding

He has asked the question and you have said yes. Later, you will say “I do”. The day of your wedding is likely to be, if not the most, one of the most beautiful days of your life. It is now up to you to decide exactly how the day will be.

You will first need to decide on the perfect location for your wedding. Many brides-to-be are deciding to exchange vows in an island wedding. One of the more popular locations for them is Key West, Florida. You, too, can have your dream island wedding, and with a few simple tips, make it a wedding for all brides to envy.

Now that you have decided the Keys will be the ideal romantic location for your ceremony, it is a good idea to plan your wedding a year in advance if you wish to have friends or family attend. This will give them ample time to free their schedule and to budget for the trip. If you are feeling a little intimidated by all that needs to be accomplished, you should seriously consider hiring an events planner or wedding coordinator to do all of your local legwork.

Now you are ready for all of the details. This is where your planner or coordinator will be of the most importance. They have not only the business relationships with the type of services you will need for your special day, they can also be on location to ensure that everything runs smoothly during the planning process. From the venue, to the accommodations, to the caterers, your mind will rest at ease knowing your right hand will be on location to alleviate all concerns.

Plan Your Key West Wedding with Ease: Helpful Ideas

When you become engaged, you will more than likely be extremely excited to lounge around and enjoy your engagement. This is extremely appropriate for a short amount of time, but eventually you must get off your couch and start the planning.

First things first, figure out how many people you are inviting to your wedding. This will lead to choosing the perfect Key West, Florida venue. Normally, about 30% of the people you invite will not come to your wedding. Do not worry, it is not because they don’t want to come, they may have already planned their vacation or other event they cannot cancel. This brings us to the next tip for your destination wedding: Check local black-out dates. This translates to other events or festivals that may be occurring the same weekend of your Key West wedding. The last thing you want to deal with is not having adequate hotel accommodations or venue space because it is the week of Fantasy Fest and all the best Key West restaurants are and caterers are booked solid. Also, check with local hotels to see which establishment provides the best deal with the most amenities.

Another aspect to focus upon is what ranks the highest on your priority list. If you are set on having a designer gown and expensive venue, then you may want to cut some corners on invitations or flowers. This does not mean settle for anything subpar by way of accessories, it just means you should focus the larger portion of your budget to the things that are most important to you. By staying organized and being realistic, your Key West wedding and reception will be truly unforgettable.

Island Secrets to Wedding Success

I am not engaged yet, but some television shows have made me get hooked on the idea of having a destination wedding. I can’t think of anything more romantic then having a beautiful island wedding. Not only can you have a gorgeous beach wedding, you also can have your honeymoon in the same place.

While doing research, I have found that destination weddings are becoming more and more popular. There are many places on the East Coast to consider if you are deciding to take this route. When choosing the location for your dream wedding, there are several factors to consider. The location you choose will most definitely affect who will be able to attend your wedding. Choosing an ideal location for all of the people you wish to attend may be taxing, however there are a few ways to help alleviate any issues. One way is to plan your wedding far enough in advance in order to give the people on your guest list ample time for planning. This will enable them to plan any vacation time around your wedding date, and give them plenty of time to set aside any funds they may need to attend your special day.

After you have picked your perfect place to have your wedding, you should highly consider hiring a wedding planner local to your destination. By hiring a planner, you will get the assistance you need with the knowledge and professional affiliates in the area. Hiring someone to assist you will also help in keeping your stress level to a minimum, and allow you to enjoy this special adventure as much as possible. After all, it is your day. Enjoy it!!

Save Money By Planning an Island Wedding Somewhere Tropical

There are many magical locations that would be ideal for a beautiful wedding. Brides all over the world take lots of time and use lots of energy in planning the most perfect fairytale wedding. Some women even get their mothers involved so they can make maximum use of their time to accomplish as much as possible. However, there are many women who choose to go a simpler route by having a destination wedding. If you choose to have an island wedding, your life may become a little easier and less hectic all at once.

By having a wedding out of town, you are creating the perfect getaway for you and your future spouse all while limiting your expenses and guest list. Many people are under the assumption that island weddings are more expensive than a local wedding, but this is not necessarily true. Choosing the right resort could save you lots of money. Most resorts have wedding packages for you to choose from. They also usually involve a wedding coordinator to ensure your day runs smoothly, and that you have little to stress over. Having a little extra help planning your wedding is always a fantastic idea! Also, having your wedding where you will be honeymooning takes care of two birds with one stone.

Also, by having an island wedding you could eliminate unwanted guests or family members you are obligated to invite, but do not want to cause a scene at your wedding reception. Everyone has a few crazy relatives they love, but do not necessarily trust not to make a scene on their special day.

Island Secrets to Wedding Success

I am not engaged yet, but some television shows have made me get hooked on the idea of having a destination wedding. I can’t think of anything more romantic then having a beautiful island wedding. Not only can you have a gorgeous beach wedding, you also can have your honeymoon in the same place.

While doing research, I have found that destination weddings are becoming more and more popular. There are many places on the East Coast to consider if you are deciding to take this route. When choosing the location for your dream wedding, there are several factors to consider. The location you choose will most definitely affect who will be able to attend your wedding. Choosing an ideal location for all of the people you wish to attend may be taxing, however there are a few ways to help alleviate any issues. One way is to plan your wedding far enough in advance in order to give the people on your guest list ample time for planning. This will enable them to plan any vacation time around your wedding date, and give them plenty of time to set aside any funds they may need to attend your special day.

After you have picked your perfect place to have your wedding, you should highly consider hiring a wedding planner local to your destination. By hiring a planner, you will get the assistance you need with the knowledge and professional affiliates in the area. Hiring someone to assist you will also help in keeping your stress level to a minimum, and allow you to enjoy this special adventure as much as possible. After all, it is your day. Enjoy it!!

A Successful Island Wedding is No Secret

If you are beginning the process of planning a romantic island wedding, you will have many considerations to think about in order to assure a successful and worry-free wedding. From location, guests, and ceremonial and reception consideration, there are several steps you should follow.

One of the very first things to consider is the location. When choosing your destination, you also may want to take into consideration the people you really wish to attend. Your location will undoubtedly affect who will and won’t be able to attend. Choosing an ideal destination will circumvent some of the restriction of travel for your guests.

After you have picked your perfect destination location, you will need to take into account how your guests will be able to attend. By planning your wedding one year in advance, your friends and loved ones will have ample notice to plan their time off, and budget for travel and other expenses.

Planning your island wedding can be extremely rewarding and yet somewhat nerve-wracking. One of the most significant decisions to make is whether or not to hire an event or wedding planner. By hiring someone to assist you with all of the details, you will have someone on location to be hands-on when you cannot. Instead of having to deal with all of the local excitement and chaos of a big wedding, wedding planners and coordinators are more prepared to deal with an out of town bride and make her special occasion flawless.

After you have considered these major items, you are ready to work on the finer details of your wedding. This is where a wedding planner comes into play. With their knowledge and accessibility for the local scene, your planner is there to coordinate contracts and iron out even the smallest details.

Helpful Tips to Plan The Perfect Wedding in Key West, Florida

Being newly engaged is a wonderful time in a couple’s life. Gone are the days of impatiently waiting by the phone, willing it to ring so you can hear the voice of your honey. Now, you have a strong, healthy relationship and you have never felt so confident as you prepare to walk down the aisle.

Before you even think about walking down the aisle to meet the man or woman of your dreams at the alter under the gorgeous sunsets a Key West wedding can offer, you will have many details to plan for your big day. The best way to go about planning your ideal wedding is to sit down together and discuss those details. For couples who are constantly on the go, it may just behoove you to set a specific day of the week to sit down together and start the planning. You certainly want to have a notebook to jot down all of the details as you check them off your list.

Speaking of lists, every couple should be organized when preparing for their wedding. Make a list of essential milestones you can check off as your big day approaches. You certainly want to be proactive in the beginning so you are not scrambling two months before your wedding to get last minute arrangements set up. A Key West wedding planner can cut into your budget, but will definitely take some of the burden off of your shoulders.

The most important part of planning your wedding is to remember why you are getting married in the first place. Try not to panic and really listen to your partner’s ideas and opinions.

A Great Island Wedding Reception Menu: Tips

The ceremony was a dream. A perfect sunset was your back drop. The cool tropical breeze blew your hair gracefully away from your face at the perfect moment…the kiss. Paradise is yours! Your arm slips through his and you make your way up the beach through the crowd of cheering guests. Now, let the party begin! You slaved over every detail…really? Here is what you did to have the perfect island wedding reception menu:

1. You carefully checked the guest list for any special needs or allergies that might affect an unforgettable evening that is all about you. You personally discussed those findings with the chef and found the perfect solution to each case.

2. You were careful to accommodate your backwoods cousins in your perfect island wedding reception, and found a banquet room with a dance floor the size of Texas. There is no way you’re putting up with anyone bumping into the bridal table on this night that is all about you.

3. You wanted seafood. He wanted the best key lime pie on the island. A match made in heaven! This island wedding reception would be nothing without the casual elegance of shrimp cocktail, and the grace of a three-tier key lime pie smothered in cream (right next to the traditional three-tier white cake with candy pearl accents). This night is all about you!

4. You and the chef created the ideal selection of traditional wedding and new island cuisine for the perfect island wedding reception menu of crab cakes, seafood, chicken, tropical fruits and produce, and delicious sweet breads. The menu was sure please every guest you had invited to this day-long event that is all about you.

You and your new spouse enter the venue. The smell of island spices and fresh fruit fill your senses and you know it’s all going to be perfect…just as you see Aunt Ethel stuffing shrimp into her hand bag.

 

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Advice For Those Getting Married in Key West, Florida

If you are planning to travel to a tropical island for your destination wedding, here are some pointers for when your big day rolls around:

Make sure you bring plenty of sunscreen. You will actually need way more sunscreen than you think. The further south you go, the more intense the sun is, so be prepared so you do not look like a lobster in your wedding photos!

Do a little research and find out what kind of documents you will need in order to get married. If you are getting married in a Key West, Florida you will need your driver’s license or passport, $93.50 and the date you got divorced or the date of death for the prior spouse(if there was one). There is no blood test required for this union. If you are an out of state resident there is no waiting period for the license, but if one of you is a Florida resident, then there will be a three day waiting period. You also must be at least 18 years old.

Traveling away from your home town to get married can be a little nerve racking. Make sure you make a list of everything you will need for the big day. You certainly want to start making this list months in advance because you will probably be adding things to it in the days prior to your departure. If you think you may need it, pack it! The small baggage fee at the airport is small potatoes compared to your wedding day running smoothly!