Author: Joanie Scott

A Wedding on the Water – What an Idea!

If you seek to explore an untraditional type of wedding, you may care to explore getting married on a boat- sail boat, yacht, or charter boat- off beautiful coastal waters. Although not your typical wedding venue, there are several reasons marrying the one you love from a boat may be the way to go. We met with a few key people including a Yacht Charter Captain, Florida boat wrap company, and a wedding planner to get all the details on a wedding on the water.

We recently had a reader write in about her quaint, oceanfront wedding in Fort Lauderdale. We thought we would share a few reasons why a boat wedding may be something to consider, as well as a few ways get started on the planning adventure.

Reasons to Get Married on a Boat….

  1. Affordable Wedding Venue.
  2. Stunning Views & Wedding Photos. Photos on the water and brilliant light so the skylines behind.
  3. Limited guest List. If you are having a hard time narrowing down the list, the limited space on a boat makes you have to limit the list.
  4. Choices! Getting married on a boat can be as elegant or as casual as you want. Want  a day wedding with the guests wearing swim suits after the ceremony?…do it! Do you desire a more elegant theme and want to dine to a five star dinner?…do it! Do you want the feel of Titanic with you and your beau (now spouse at the bow)?…you can have that! Really the choices are fast and can accommodate many.
  5. Uninterrupted Venue. Forget having the ceremony at one venue then hopping off to another venue for the reception, on you dream boat wedding it all happens in one place, eliminating the nedd for travel.

Read More It’s a Boat Wedding

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The lines can often be blurred when it comes to bridal party duties and obligations.  One that is especially most googled is the responsibilities of the Maid/Matron of Honor, and…

Read More Maid Vs. Matron Of Honor

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  When it comes to your Wedding Day you want everything to go as smoothly as possible.  Especially when you are focusing on getting ready and preparing to walk down…

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Hey all, I want to quickly suggest something based on a recent experience we had with a wedding, and that is making sure the venue is prepared for incidences. What I mean by this is to make sure your venue is adequately prepared for things like weather condition changes, such as unexpected rain or a drop in temperature. Or even unexpected power outages, or swarms of unwanted birds or pests. What I am saying is make sure your venue is prepared for the worst. No one wants an unexpected catastrophe to shut down the whole wedding. Just this past week we had put together a wedding that had an unexpected plumbing malfunction. I mean a serious malfunction that was quickly about to flood the dinning hall where all the guests would be having dinner. Most of the staff started panicking including myself but I knew that the venue had emergency numbers in case of incidences such as this one. This was potentially one of the worst incidences I had ever seen and huge shout out to plumberservicesmesa.com who came out and quickly fixed the problem. If we didn’t have an emergency contact for this type of incidence then the wedding certainly would have been ruined. Read More Make sure your venue is prepared for everything

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We have been fortunate enough to celebrate the special day with hundreds of couples as they say I do. With tons of memorable moments throughout our history as a premiere wedding planner, we have to say that the ones that stand in our memory the clearest are the ones that are really creative. Not just in the decor of the venue and the attire, but in the entire wedding itself. We have been with couples as they stand among the most serene scenery and grandiose backdrops, but it is the weddings that we spend in hot air balloons and among animals at the zoo that will stay in our minds clearer than pictures. We are not diluting the value of a traditional wedding, but we are merely drawing upon the fact that creativity really makes that special day, even more special. No need to spend a lot of money, but tailoring the day to your interests and personality in a creative way, will make the day stand out in your own memory and the memory of your guests. Read More Creativity Wins

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So you’ve proposed, you’ve picked out your attire, you’ve picked a location, and now its time to choose a ride. For some this may not be necessary or desirable, but for many, it is the highlight of the event. It’s an age-old tradition to be escorted to-and-from the wedding in a limousine or chauffeured vehicle. Though the days of tin cans trailing behind the vehicle and just married painted across the back window may be over, the tradition of being escorted in a fashionable ride still lives on. One of our favorite things to suggest to the bride and groom is looking into a company that offers chauffeur service for vintage vehicles. These vehicles work extraordinarily well in photoshoots, and offer an added element of fun at the wedding. If you cannot locate a vintage vehicle, or prefer a classic limousine anyway, then make sure to find a company that has a large selection of vehicles to choose from, that are modern, and well equipped. Here is one of our favorite limo services in phoenix which we commonly recommend, because you can see it has a great selection of modern vehicles. There are many other great companies like this one throughout the nation, and we are more than willing to consult with you if you have questions or need suggestions. Our greatest advice is that you ensure you have a suitable vehicle for the wedding, and that there will be no surprises with the quality of the vehicle when it arrives to pick you up. Read More The Perfect Ride

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So it’s official, you guys want to get married. But the next big question is where?

There are many factors to consider when trying to pick that perfect location. Often times people will have had a certain dream location picked out since they were a child making the decision rather easy. Whereas others have little to no idea where they want to get married, or earlier ideas were not feasible. If you fall in line with the latter, then let us provide a few pointers to assist you in picking the right place for the big day. Read More Wedding Venues

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As a wedding coordinator we constantly are asked questions regarding attire. Whether it’s recommendations, suggestions or simply questions, and most of my responses around this subject usually end with it depends. To be truthfully honest there is no one right dress or suite for everyone. As much as we want to believe that having that new vera wang dress is going to make our wedding perfect, it’s simply not the case. I have been a part of wedding’s where the bride and groom have far out-spent their budget, when it comes to attire and have not benefited one bit because of it. Often that actually negatively impacts the wedding because the couple has regrets during the wedding of how much they have spent, and those are not feelings we want at your wedding. Ultimately what I tell my clients is that we want comfort! Read More Dress To Impress

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Weddings mean something different to all of us. Depending on your gender, culture, background, family, or many other factors, you may perceive weddings differently than someone else. To some it’s a…

Read More What Does A Wedding Mean To You?

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Have you ever heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words? Well no one understands this phrase like those who are reflecting on their wedding pictures. Captured within those still shots are the feelings and emotions of one of adulthoods most memorable days. The bride and groom can relive all the thoughts and feelings that were circulating through them on that special day. Once captured, the pictures can be revisited for years to come, both by those who were there, and all the children and future family that were yet to be born. Read More A picture is worth a thousand words…

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