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From the Intimate to the Formal, Florida Wedding Receptions are a Joyous Time to Celebrate Your Love Among Family and Friends

Plentiful Options for Fun, Festive Florida Wedding Receptions that Make Dream Wedding Wishes Come True

Southwest Florida weddings offer an almost limitless variety in wedding venues and locations - something for every bride and groom on virtually every budget. Choices include outdoor tented receptions, hotels, gardens, historic landmarks, private beach homes, beach resorts, country clubs, inns, cottages, and yachts and sailing vessels. Larger hotels and resorts provide additional options for beach, terrace, poolside, and ballroom venues. Wedding receptions can be at your ceremony site or at another location many miles away.

A Florida destination wedding reception can range from very small and simple to large and elaborate. Simple but memorable receptions might consist of a dinner reservation for two or for a small group in a local restaurant where dinner and dancing are included. Add a small wedding cake. centerpiece, disposable cameras, romantic champagne toast and arrival by limo or horse and carriage to turn even the smallest event into a memorable Florida dream wedding. Larger receptions with elegant decor, centerpieces, place cards, favors, DJ or band, professional photography and videography, candy stations, gift tables, signature puzzle boards, and photo booths make Florida dream weddings momentous events for a lifetime of memories. Other options include a perfect beach house rental where your reception is catered and carried out according to your precise wishes. This is also where you can wake up to a beach view on your first few days together as a married couple.

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When you're planning a wedding on your own, it is not unusual to be overwhelmed with the amount of information to obtain and all the details to coordinate. Without the right vendors and venue, you may be left with disappointment and a lot of time and money wasted when things don't turn out as expected. We eliminate all of the guesswork for you, saving you money, time and giving you access to the best wedding vendors.

Our expertise and vast experience in SW Florida combined with ongoing relationships with trusted wedding professionals is your path to planning and experiencing a dream wedding day. We work with the very best in entertainment, transportation, decor and venues to make your wedding day a time of beauty, joy, serenity and celebration. This is when you can truly relax and enjoy each other and your guests without stress and worry.

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Florida Wedding Reception Services

Florida Wedding Reception FAQs

Can you plan an elegant wedding reception for two or a small group? +

Your event can be as small as the two of you and me as your officiant on the beach. We can make your event more romantic and memorable with such enhancements as arriving in a limousine, a violinist to serenade you and/or a heart shaped garland or isle of fresh flowers surrounding you during your special ceremony. We can even include a champagne toast or candlelight dinner for two. Small wedding cakes, disposable cameras for guests and lower cost informal photography and/or videography provide affordable ways to capture your ceremony and reception for a lifetime of memories.

What are some popular choices for larger wedding receptions in SW Florida? +

We help you to select venues that suit your needs, budget and make your Florida dream wedding a momentous event for a lifetime of memories. Resorts, country clubs or historic locations accommodate wedding receptions with larger groups. Your ceremony and reception may be held on a yacht that cruises right into sunset with dinner and dancing on the deck after your ceremony. If your looking for a historic spot, we work with several historic homes and venues.

Some popular options for your reception include:

  • A cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and musical entertainment by your choice of a harpist, violist, steel drum artist, keyboard artist, or saxophone player.
  • Table place cards created out of seashells, starfish, sand dollars.
  • Centerpieces
  • Unique favors that coordinate with the wedding theme.
  • Unique and interesting centerpieces such as floral arrangements, seashells, candles, lanterns, and more.
  • Guest books and decorated signature boards including puzzle boards that display a complete picture of the bride and groom when the puzzle is completed.
  • Entertainment by a DJ or band.
  • Ice carvings.
  • Photo booth rentals.
  • Professional photography and videography
  • Candy stations.
  • Gift tables.
What are some of the popular wedding themes? +

In my experience, Florida beach weddings are clearly the most popular theme. From simply elegant to platinum weddings, some additional choices are Scottish, Italian, Jewish, country, garden, home, historic and Romeo and Juliet themes.

Why are your choice in vendors key to the success of your reception? +

A combination of wedding vendor services work together to produce a beautiful and memorable wedding reception. But nothing is as important as entertainment vendors. The role of these professionals in keeping all activities flowing and keeping you, your bridal party and guests engaged cannot be overemphasized. The right DJ or band will transform the reception into an extraordinary and captivating event that will not be forgotten by you and your guests for years to come.

What are some of your suggestions for catered food and beverages? +

We recommend buffet style, English teas, cocktail receptions and plated dinners and luncheons. Obviously your budget will determine your style and food selections. English teas and cocktail receptions with finger foods are always the least costly. Beverages might include a punch station, butler service beer and wine, a hosted bar and non-alcoholic beverage stations.

What are some of the most popular wedding and reception locations? +

Popular sites that I book for wedding and reception locations include Botanical Gardens, historic landmarks, private beach homes, beach resorts, country clubs, inns and cottages, yachts and sailing vessels.

What arrangements will you make for my out-of-town guests? +

Based on the number of your out-of-town guests, we reserve a room block with special pricing that may include a variety of room selections. We can arrange such things as a hospitality suite, family brunch, dinner reservations, and can provide information about local attractions and discount rental cars.

What is a candy station? +

A candy station offers a unique, decorative and festive alternative to wedding favors. Through this station, your guests can select their favorite candies from a variety of dishes and containers, beautifully decorated in colors that match your wedding theme.

Your candy station can totally replace wedding favors, or serve as an additional and fun attraction at your reception.

Our wedding reception services range from consulting only to procuring your vendors and being onsite to manage every detail of your wedding reception. We offer ideas for venues and themes that mesh with your personality, preferences, budget and size of your group. Whether it's for two people or for two hundred, we can help you to transform your vision into a dream Florida destination wedding based on your needs and budget. Our goal is to complete your vision for your best experience among cherished friends and family from your ceremony through your wedding reception.

open-quote-largeSue—I wanted to thank you for everything! it was the most incredible experience! From the first day I talked to you it was like I didn’t have to worry about things! I did of course because that’s sort of my personality but you did such an amazing job with the flowers, cake and the ceremony! I am so grateful—we both had such a wonderful time and you had such an important role in that for us!

–Shannon & Doug

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Sue—words can’t begin to explain how grateful Chris and I are for everything you did for our wedding. You are amazing and more than we ever dreamed of! I realize I had my moments of being difficult and need to thank you as well for putting up with me! Our wedding turned out perfect because of you and your hard work. I don’t know how you do it! Please know that we appreciate everything.
--Julie & Chris

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