1, Take care of as many details as possible, before you arrive in Florida for your destination wedding. Use tools such as Skype and FaceTime to get to know your vendors. Read online reviews. Look for videos on YouTube for a tour of your venue. Use marriedbymail.com to get your Florida marriage license- it will save you a lot of time.
- If your wedding is in the Summer months, realize that it rains almost every day at some point. It usually doesn’t last long, but it can interrupt your plans if you are anticipating walking down the aisle at 3pm and you don’t have a rain backup.
- Rent a villa and save a ton of cash. Vacation homes abound in Central Florida. You can usually rent a spacious home for far less than the individual hotels rooms your family might need. There, you can prepare your own meals or even have catered meals delivered; all without waiting in line for a table in a local restaurant. Another great amenity is that m most vacation rentals have their own private pool.
- 4, Shop in the middle of the day and avoid the crowds. Play in the parks during the morning and evening, but if you need a break and need to pick up a few things, do it in the afternoon.
- Plan a morning wedding with Intimate Weddings of Orlando. The mornings are usually cooler for an outdoor ceremony and you can have a lunch reception at a fraction of the cost as a dinner reception.
- Ask your guests to arrive early for your wedding. Since it’s a destination wedding most of your guests will not be familiar with the area, so they may be prone to get lost while driving or underestimate how long it will take to get to your venue. Plan ahead and recommend a time that is about 30 minutes before the actual ceremony start time.