Congratulations. You’re having a wedding in one of the most exciting cities in the United States. Now that you’ve decided where to hold your wedding, you can rest easy…for a day. Yes, there’s still a whole lot to do when it comes to planning a destination wedding in Miami. This article will help you be prepared so that the most important day of your life won’t be ruined by small (and not so small) mix ups.
Before You Leave
Since you’re not holding your wedding in your hometown, it’s extremely important that you know who is (and isn’t) coning to your wedding. Many Miami hotels and resorts charge by the person after a certain guest number threshold has been passed, so get the final number down early. You should really impress upon your invited guests the importance of paying attention to the RSVP date.
The next thing you need to do is figure out what needs you, your groom and the bridal and groom parties will have. Do you want to treat your bridal party to a spa day before the wedding? Find a hotel with a spa. Does your soon to be husband want to take his groom party snorkeling? You should see where he and his buddies will be able to do that.
You and your soon to be spouse will also want to scout out a venue. To do this, you’ll have to fly to Miami and look at a lot of potential places to hold your wedding. You do not want to depend on pictures on a website or on someone else’s experience. A lot of things could have changed between ten years back when your aunt went to a certain hotel in Miami and the present day.
When You Get There
If you’re planning a destination wedding in Miami, you’ll always want to arrive there before anyone else. That’s because there’s so much that needs to be done, there being no way that all of it could be completed on the same day that most of your guests are arriving.
When you get to Miami, the first thing you’ll want to do is consult with your wedding planner. Many hotels and resorts in Miami (such as the Ocean Point Resort and Spa in North Miami Beach) offers wedding consultants to the bride and groom, so feel free to get the lowdown on the logistics for the big day.
As you’re consulting with a wedding planner, make sure you take a look at everything that will be a part of the wedding. Look at the linens, examine the seats, check the weather. Yes, check the weather. Even though you’re getting married in Miami, it doesn’t mean that the city is immune from bad weather. Make sure that nothing will ruin your big day.
Once you’ve checked with the wedding planner and personally examined every part of your Miami wedding ceremony, the only thing left to do is to relax-and to prepare for the onslaught of family and friends.
Above All Else…
You’re getting married in one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. Since you’re getting hitched, you have the rest of your life to worry and be annoyed by your soon to be spouse. Relax. Breathe. Take a swim in the ocean. Eat in one of the dozens of restaurants that put Miami on the culinary map. Take a trip with your spouse into the Florida wetlands. Take a picture of yourself with a crocodile (The crocodile’s mouth is shut by a handler, of course.) Have fun!
A wedding in Miami is also the perfect opportunity to explore a great city with loved ones you may not get to see every day. Take some time out of the wedding preparations to enjoy them while being in a great city for a few days.
A destination wedding in Miami requires a lot of planning. However, it doesn’t have to be a thankless chore. After all, you’re marrying the love of your life. If you consider planning for the first day of the rest of your life to be a boring chore, you may have other things to worry about besides the weather in Florida.
Miami is a wonderful city to celebrate the love between two people. It’s a city of perpetual sunshine, blue skies and beauty. With the right preparations, your Miami nuptials will be a special memory for you, your spouse and all of your guests.
Ingrid Kinsella, the author of this article writes on behalf of Doubletree by Hilton Ocean Point Resort & Spa, considered as amongst the ideal wedding venues in Miami. If you’re on the lookout for the most happening party venues in Miami where you can let your hair down and truly unwind yourself, look no further than Doubletree by Hilton Ocean Point Resort & Spa.