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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Lake Buena Vista Hotel Weddings

Just received the following comments on this wonderful location to get married: "I would like to thank you for the wonderful staff retreat that we had at the Lake Buena Vista Hotel. All the staff was excellent, from the bell boys to the catering staff were awesome, especially Yanko!!!" El Paso Community College "Just wanted to say Thank you for all your help and support during my brother’s wedding. Everything turned out to be great. Your crew members were very professional and very attentive to our needs. I will be sure to recommend your hotel and reception hall to everyone. Thank you very much!!!" Monica "Thanks for all your help – the reception was wonderful and everyone was please with the entire event and stay at the hotel. I’ll be setting up more things with you in the future." Kelly from St. Lukes United Methodist Church "I recently got married at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista. It was an amazing and unforgettable experience. Everyone was professional, the food was amazing, the rooms were cleaned and stocked daily, the pool is spectacular and my wedding was just perfect. The staff went above and beyond to make sure every little detail was exactly how I wanted it. It was such a wonderful experience that we are planning on staying there every time we are in the area. I loved everything about my stay and would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great experience!" Berkofsky/Ruiz Wedding

Friday, September 16, 2011

Top 10 Ways to Save Money and Have a Cheap Wedding

Can't figure out how to save more money for your wedding?? Take a look at these few tips http://weddings.about.com/od/weddingplanningtools/tp/Costcutters.htm Do you have champagne taste and caviar dreams, on a white bread and soda pop budget? Don't worry, you can still have a beautiful wedding. Check out these great ways to cut costs and save money.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Relax and look at inspiration

We understand that wedding planning can seem overwhelming at first. There are so many decisions to make and details to consider that it is hard to know where to begin. We suggest you first take some time to look through our inspiration pages. Check out our galleries and our blog, Delightfully Engaged, to figure out what type of styles you like and what wedding themes are most reflective of your personality.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Florida Weddings

Who wouldn't love a trip to the "Sunshine State"? Call upon Florida Wedding Services to help you plan your destination wedding and guests will happily travel to see you and your spouse-to-be marry on the beach or amidst lush tropical landscapes.

From the sunny shores of Palm Beach to the urban cityscapes of Orlando and Miami, Florida contains countless diverse wedding site options. Say your "I do's" barefoot on Florida's white sand beaches or dressed to the nines in an upscale ballroom. Home to famous tourist attractions like Busch Gardens, Walt Disney World Resort and Sea World, Florida has something for every guest on your list.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Plan Your Wedding with the National Association of Wedding Professionals

Plan Your Wedding with the
National Association of Wedding Professionals

When you choose vendors from the NAWP, you are choosing experts with a track record for producing the extraordinary in wedding planning and services, even on a shoestring budget. There are wedding ideas here for every bride and every budget. Making magic memories to treasure is the hallmark of the National Association of Wedding Professionals. Explore our directory for every need of your planning experience. Contact our vendors with confidence. NAWP stands for excellence in wedding services – the only place you need to go! Some of our member services include:

Bridal gowns and formal attire
Wedding cakes and catering
Favors, party gifts, wedding invitations
Bouquets, flowers and silk arrangements
Music and DJs
Wedding planners, officiants and consultants
Limousine services
Reception and honeymoon locations
Photographers and Videographers

Friday, May 27, 2011

Bok Tower Gardens

A 205-foot marble tower houses a 60-bell carillon. The magnificent sounds of the bells drift across acres of gardens. Celebrate the joy of your special occasion in this truly romantic, natural setting. Let the beauty of Bok Tower Gardens be the backdrop of your special day. Call 863-676-1408 or visit www.boktowergardens.org for more information.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Earth Friendly Soy Candles

Light Soy Candles Candlelight isn't only romantic, it's
energy efficient. Look for soy candles -- they're made from a renewable
resource, are cleaner and longer burning than regular candles, plus
spills are easy to clean (just use soap and hot water). They're
available in nearly every size, shape, color, and scent you can imagine.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Wedding Decorations: Chuppahs, Canopies and Mandaaps

Canopies for your wedding ceremony can make such a bold statement. In this post you'll find information on some of the religious significances of canopies as well as some beautiful canopy photos.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Applying for a Marriage License in Florida

Residency Requirement:
You do not have to be a resident of Florida.
ID Requirement:
Florida requires that you have picture ID such as a driver's license and your Social Security card or a valid passport number or I-94 card. You may be asked for a certified copy of your birth certificate.
Previous Marriages:
If you have been previously married, the date of your divorce or date of your spouse's death must be supplied. If the divorce or spouse's death occurred within the past 30 days, a certified copy of the divorce decree or death certificate is required.
Waiting Period:
There is no waiting period for Florida residents who have both completed a state sanctioned marriage preparation course within the last 12 months. There is a three-day waiting period for Florida residents who have not taken the course.
$93.50. Many locales do accept credit cards now, but be sure to check with the local county clerk to make sure.

Couples who have completed a state-sanctioned marriage preparation course within the past 12 months are entitled to a discount.
Other Tests:
Proxy Marriages:
Cousin Marriages:
Common Law Marriages:
Same Sex Marriages:
Under 18:
If an individual is under 18 years of age, but older than 16 years of age, a marriage license can be obtained with parental consent. If a parent has sole custody or the other parent is dead, the permission of one parent is sufficient. If a person is under the age of 16, the marriage license has to be issued by a county judge, with or without parental permission. If a minor's parents are both deceased and there is not an appointed guardian, he/she may apply for a marriage license. A minor who has been previously married may also apply for a license. A minor who swears that they have a child or are expecting a baby, can apply for a license if the pregnancy has been verified by a written statement from a licensed physician. A county court judge may at his/her discretion issue or not issue a license for them to marry.
Any ordained or licensed clergy, notary publics, and justices of the peace.
License is valid for sixty (60) days.
Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Department of Children and Families
Division of Vital Statistics
P. O. Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Central Florida Weddings

Thinking of getting married in Florida? Get married in Central Florida! Destination weddings of Orlando (formerly florida wedding services) specializes in small and intimate and small weddings on the beach in Florida and garden weddings in Orlando ideal for elopements, vows renewals and small and intimate wedding celebrations. We have various Florida Wedding Packages to fit all budgets. The Central Florida area includes Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Ponce Inlet , Cocoa Beach Weddings, Cape Canaveral, and also Melbourne Beach. Couples that do not live in Florida planning a Cocoa Beach weddings, Daytona Beach Weddings, Clearwater Beach Weddings or St Pete Beach Weddings will find our all inclusive destination beachb wedding package perfect. The best places for destination weddings, beach weddings in florida and elopements. are found Here. From endless entertainment with popular attractions including Disney® and Universal Studios®, lush gardens ideal for intimate ceremonies and garden weddings to beautiful sandy beaches only a short drive away. Whether you just want to relax or have some fun, Central Florida has it all!

Monday, April 18, 2011


Instead of favors, let your guests know in the program that you
have donated $1-$2 per guest to your favorite environmental

Visit www.idofoundation.org where you can find out wonderful ways to raise money for charity through your wedding favors, gift registry, and honeymoon!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tungsten Carbide Rings

One of the most common wedding rings today is a tungsten carbide wedding ring. This type of wedding ring may have the same physical luster of white gold but the good news is that they are made to be very affordable than the usual. As you look closely, white gold is very expensive because of its properties so the people who may only enjoy their style are those with lots of savings.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Thoughts on saving money

If you really want to have a dinner reception check your area for culinary arts schools or cooking schools, sometimes they will cater an event for just the cost of food. You could even have pot luck. Have close friends and family each cook a special dish for your reception. You are bound to have great food without the cost of a caterer. Skip the fancy linen tablecloths, china, and silverware settings. I about had heart failure when I found out how much rental for those items would be. Plus I would have had to wash everything before returning it, except the tablecloths. Paper plates and plastic silverware are fine. No one will be insulted because you didn’t have fancy table settings. If you think someone will be insulted maybe you should consider not sending them an invite. You can coordinate the plates, napkins, and silverware with your wedding colors and it will look very pretty. You can also use plastic or paper tablecloths. Everything will be disposable and you won’t have to worry about returning rentals when you should be enjoying your honeymoon.

Friday, April 8, 2011

More Green Wedding Tips

Give a recycled handmade paper bookmark with wildflower seeds--this
is a very useful gift, which can then be planted for even more
enjoyment. In place of a bookmark, give a small envelope of wildflower
seeds to your guests. * Give tree saplings from the National Arbor Day Foundation at www.arborday.org.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Which beach is the best or the prettiest?

All beach towns are different and beauty is on the eye of the beholder! We cannot tell you which one is prettier, but we can provide you with a general description of the beaches by area:

About Atlantic Ocean beach locations:

The are the closest ones to Orlando. This is convenient if you are planning on staying in Orlando and drive to the beach just for the wedding. You would fly into Orlando International Airport.
Photos feature beautiful bright blue skies and a combination of greenery, sand and blue oceans
The sun hides opposite to the water (behind the sand dunes)
The sand is a dark golden color with the exception of the Ponce Inlet area where is white

About Gulf of Mexico beaches:

Tampa Bay is the closest major city/airport to these locations.
Water is emerald green, you will see lots of whites and light tones in your photos (as opposed to the bright colors on the East Coast)
The sun hides behind the water. If you are looking for that big bright orange ball hiding behind the water, this is THE place!
The sand is white color

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Your Mother

Every girl wants her mother there next to her at the wedding, but make sure your mom enjoys the day, and doesn't try to control it. All too often mothers try helping by controlling what they want during the wedding, not what you want. Thats your Maid of Honors job, not moms. Make sure mom knows to just enjoy the day with you! It's not a day she has to work, its a day for her to smile and greet guests and family members on that special day!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Green Wedding Tips

Light Soy Candles Candlelight isn't only romantic, it's
energy efficient. Look for soy candles -- they're made from a renewable
resource, are cleaner and longer burning than regular candles, plus
spills are easy to clean (just use soap and hot water). They're
available in nearly every size, shape, color, and scent you can imagine.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Broadcasting your Wedding LIVE

Ever thought about broadcasting your wedding live across the internet?  For many that get married in our state it's hard to have all of your friends and family there, even more so if you're on a destination wedding.  Using a service such as Orlando Weddings Live based out of Orlando, FL will either publicly or privately stream your wedding live for all to see that might otherwise miss your special day!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Non Saturday weddings

People always seemed to be surprised when there's a wedding on any other day but Saturday. Actually getting married on "off" days is a great idea to get real bang for your buck. Locations are looking to book the venue and offer real discounts to couples. Most services are like this and you can get a huge fancy wedding you normally wouldn't be able to afford!

Something to think about

Friday, April 1, 2011

Thoughts about hiring a Wedding Photographer

I was thinking about this the other day.  There are so many people out there now in Florida that advertise photography services for $500 or less that it's becoming a problem.  What might look like a good deal to a prospective bride and groom, ends up being a nightmare because of lack of experience.  Just because you own a digital camera doesn't mean you can shoot a wedding.  There's a lot of things to ask a photographer when looking for one, but simply ask two questions:

#1 How many years have you been doing this (and it better be more then 3)

#2 Ask if they have ever shot a wedding on FILM (if they have you can damn well bet they know what they are doing!)

Little bit about us and our new blog

We're a small group of friends looking to get more information about the Florida Wedding Business out to the masses and explain what really goes on at weddings in Florida and what to do and not to do with your wedding.  Some of it is funny and some of it is just plain crazy.  Sometimes it's the people and sometimes it's the events that make this business interesting and I'm bringing that all to you in a fun little place we like to call the Florida Wedding Business Blog!

Feel free to comment with your thoughts and experiences and lets create a nice little community!  If you're in the business as well, tell us about your gigs! thoughts! and what interests you!