Suit or Board Shorts

When you’re planning your wedding, one of the things you need to determine is your dress code. So does Armani “suit” you or do you prefer to keep things casual with flip flops and board shorts? It’s your wedding, so you should definitely “do you.”  However, here are some thoughts associated with casual and formal wedding attire that may be helpful…

Believe it or not, your wedding dress code can play an integral role in fashioning (pun definitely intended) the atmosphere for your event…and this goes for weddings or any special occasion. Basically, the idea is that the more formal the attire, the more elegant your special day may be. The more casual the dress code, the more festive and playful your day may seem.

Now, there is casual – I’m thinking a flowing, flowery sundress, trendy jumpsuit or a pretty blouse with a nice skirt or slacks, and flats or sandals for footwear. Men might lean toward full-length khakis and a long sleeve button down oxford or polo shirt. Then there is CASUAL, which could be anything from cutoff jeans and a Hawaiian shirt to tube tops and bathing suits. 

If you want to dress things up a bit, you could go to black-tie optional, where a fancy, tea-length cocktail dress for women and a dinner jacket (light colors for a daytime event and black for evening) would suffice. Then there is always full-on black-tie, complete with tuxedos, cummerbunds and formal floor-length gowns, heels and clutches.

If you’re not sure, give it some more thought before you decide; but if you’re looking for something you can truly commit to, Affordable Beach Weddings is the Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Ponce Inlet and Ormond Beach area’s trusted source for wedding planning!

Getting Married Before High Tide Crashes Your Wedding

You’re planning a beach wedding and you’ve thought of everything from the bridesmaids’ dresses in a soft blue that compliments your seaside theme, to your groom’s Steelers football themed cake and the cutest flip flop wedding favors.

You even have a plan in case that crazy ex of his decides to crash the wedding, but what if it’s not Felicia you need to worry about? A beach wedding is a gorgeous, unique, wonderful way to get married, as long as high tide doesn’t crash the ceremony!

Any wedding planner worth her sea salt will tell you that tide times play a major role in the planning of any beach wedding. Make certain you check the tide timing and plan your event during a time you know the tide is only going to get lower throughout your event. You don’t even want to think about what would happen if the tide rolled in during your ceremony. 

You can also plan to hold your wedding ceremony on a higher part of the beach that is less affected by the ocean’s tidal schedule. That way, your chairs, your canopy, your guest and you will remain safely tucked away on your own little piece of beach paradise.

Most importantly, you want a wedding planner you can rely on to schedule your beach wedding at the right time of day and/or the right area of the beach so that high tide doesn’t crash your wedding. Affordable Beach Wedding, Central Florida’s trusted wedding planner of choice, knows how to avoid the tides to keep your nuptials safe. 


Weddings in the Time of COVID

Wedding planning can be complicated and stressful enough. Add COVID to the mix and you could have some nightmarish nuptials! However, experienced wedding planners like Affordable Beach Wedding, can roll with the punches to make any wedding work.

For instance, first and foremost, you want to keep all your loved ones safe. If you are planning a destination wedding, it may be hard to tell how travel and hotel accommodations will be. Plus, do you know how to set up socially distanced wedding ceremony seating or how to host a socially distanced reception? Affordable Beach Wedding does.

You also want to be sure of what you are getting into when you book your reception venue. Will the restaurant or resort be allowed to remain open on your wedding date? What restrictions will they have in place at that time? Would you get your money back if you had to postpone or cancel? Affordable Beach Wedding can help you avoid any wedding planning pitfalls that may happen to come your way.

Then there is the beach wedding option, in which Affordable Beach Wedding specializes (duh). Beach weddings are gorgeous and delightful. Outside venues are also safer and they can be a wonderful option for both your ceremony and your reception.

If still you feel you have to postpone or cancel your larger wedding, have you considered a micro-wedding? A micro-wedding can be a beautiful thing in the time of COVID. It’s a lovely way to limit the size of your wedding to just a few of your friends and family members and then celebrate with a more expansive celebration later…when you and your guests feel more comfortable. It’s also a great way to double your wedding pleasure!

So don’t put your love on hold. There are all sorts of ways to plan a wedding in the time of COVID. Call the professional wedding planners at Affordable Beach Wedding at 386-428-0777 or 386-279-1179 and enjoy all the time leading up to your wedding and the day of your wedding instead of stressing. Your guests will thank you for it too!

Hairspray, Your Best Defense Against the Wind

Invited to a beach wedding (or planning your own) and stressing about how to protect your hairstyle from the wind? Stress no more! There are plenty of ways to keep your lovely locks in place…

The best styles that can hold their own against the wind are updos, so wear your hair in a sexy bun, an elegant ponytail, slicked back for a contemporary vibe or weave beautiful braids in one of a multitude of styles. To keep shorter hair out of your face when it is windy, you’ll probably want to pull back those bangs. Stylish headbands that match your wedding attire, pretty barrettes with plenty of bling, bobby pins and even light gel can all help keep hair from blowing in your face on a windy day.

Plus, here’s the even better news. Messed up and loose is totally in style when it comes to hair, so if your updo or braids begin to stray a bit, just go with the flow because messy is chic! Or here’s an idea, go with a messy hairstyle from the start! 

Another way to windproof your hair is to use more product. Yes, girls (and guys), spray that hairspray like you’ve never sprayed before. Also keep in mind that hairspray of the extreme hold and anti-frizz varieties protect hairstyles best on those breezy beach days.

Lucky for you, Affordable Beach Wedding also provides beautiful hairstyling specifically for beach weddings. Call 386-279-1179 or 386-428-0777 to learn more about all of the services Affordable Beach Wedding offers.


Sunglasses and Your Wedding

So what do you do if you are planning a beach wedding with the sun shining brightly? Is it okay to wear sunglasses to your wedding?

Here’s the deal. No matter what, always remember that your wedding is YOUR wedding, so whatever you choose is the right choice. However, if you are worried about proper etiquette and showing respect, there are a couple of tiny rules you could follow. 

First, keep in mind that it may be intimidating to approach someone who is wearing very dark or reflective lenses. So, good manners when you greet your guests would be to remove your eyewear. You want people to be able to see that flawless make-up anyway, don’t you?

The next good rule of thumb for proper sunglasses wearing etiquette at a wedding would be to remove your shades for the big moment. Guests will want to see your expression when you exchange your vows, and you will too in both your photos and videos. So what do you do with your sunglasses at the altar? That is what a best man and maid of honor are for!

Speaking of your attendants, trendy shades that match your wedding theme are a very cool gift to give those peeps who are standing up for you. What better way to say thank you than by keeping them comfortable and shielding their eyes from harmful UV rays during your special event?

There are some very beautiful sunglasses that will serve you well on your wedding day. You can choose from timeless, classic styles and if bling is your thing, there are options with just the right amount of sparkle. Fendi offers some great high fashion choices, as does the Jimmy Choo Cindy with just a touch of gold and Dior’s subtle color is effortlessly chic.

Beach Wedding Equals Sand in Your Shoes…Barefoot Sandals Are a Great Solution!

Barefoot sandals and foot jewelry are a beautiful way to look like a goddess while avoiding the annoying and sometimes embarrassing sand-in-your-shoes-at-a-beach-wedding dilemma. Whether you are a beach wedding bride, a beach wedding attendant or a beach wedding guest, barefoot sandals are gorgeous, dressy and come in a variety of colors and styles. 

Match your dress. Match your manicure. Barefoot sandals are a match made in heaven for beach weddings. They come in glistening rhinestones and “jewels” from teal and sapphire blue, to lavender and deep purples, to soft and hot pinks and passion red – which are all perfect for bridesmaids and wedding guests. 

There are also more ornate styles for brides, from completely crystal barefoot sandals adorned with beautifully crafted rhinestone tiaras, hearts, flowers, starfish and more. Imagine gold barefoot sandals “dripping” in crystals. Some barefoot sandals even incorporate lace into their intricate designs. 

More delicate barefoot sandal options are perfect for flower girls; and they make lovely, unique bridal gifts for your beach bridesmaids and even the mothers of the bride and groom.

So, if you are looking for a way to avoid sand in your shoes at a (or your) beach wedding, barefoot sandals are an elegant solution! For more beach wedding ideas, come to Central Florida’s premier wedding planner – Affordable Beach Wedding.

Message in a Bottle Isn’t Just a Police Song!

Looking for a way to make your wedding uniquely your own? A beach destination wedding can certainly accomplish that; and there is something else that may pique your interest.  A message in a bottle time capsule guest book is the perfect beach wedding accessory to put your own stamp on your wedding day! It’s a stylish alternative to personalize your beachside wedding inspired by the whole “message in a bottle” concept.

So here’s how it works. Unlike a traditional wedding guest book that is simply that – a book, this beautiful variation from other ordinary wedding traditions comes with an elegant, nautically designed “sea scroll” with enough space for at least 100 of your most beloved friends and family members to sign (Although you can order additional sea scrolls if you require space for more signatures.); and a sleek glass bottle with a stopper to keep it safe for all time and showcase it all.

A message in a bottle wedding keepsake is both lovely to prominently display in your home and a wonderful and innovative way to preserve and hold one of your most cherished memories close to your heart.

If you like this idea, you will be pleased to know that Affordable Beach Weddings, Central Florida’s premier wedding planner, can provide you with many more ideas that will make your special day distinctively your own. Call 386-428-0777 or 386-279-1179 or email for a free consultation. Also feel free to peruse the various wedding packages on the Affordable Beach Weddings website for some more great ideas!


Professional, Affordable Beach Weddings Are Our Specialty


You want everything perfect on the most important day of your life – your wedding. Affordable Beach Wedding will create the wedding day of your dreams and can also provide an enormous network of exceptional, reliable vendors. Experienced make-up artists, hair stylists, wedding photographers and videographers, florists and more convene to ensure that every detail of your special day is carefully choreographed and executed from start to finish. 

We can confidently say that our wedding professionals are the best in the industry; and here’s just one example…On average, our wedding photographers will take over 100 photographs. You won’t get that with any other wedding company.


In these tumultuous times, it is nice to know that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to celebrate the most momentous occasion of your life. From the beach (which we happen to believe is nature’s most breathtaking venue), to gorgeous parks and gardens and even your own backyard, Affordable Beach Wedding has been crafting creative, elegant events in exceptional locations at the very best prices available.

Affordable Beach Wedding offers a wide selection of wedding packages from the most intimate ceremonies with a wedding officiant on the beautiful beach of your choice as you exchange vows; to the most extravagant affair – like our Cinderella’s Dream package, with a heart in the sand, a welcome table, gorgeous canopy, sand ceremony, music, photos and more. Of course, Affordable Beach Wedding can also affordably custom tailor your wedding day.

Affordable Beach Wedding is proud to serve Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Ponce Inlet, Ormond Beach, Edgewater, Palm Coast, Lake Mary, Deland and more. Call 386-428-0777. We’d be happy to answer any questions.

New Smyrna Beach Is a Romantic Spot for Couples

Romance is in the air. Are we talking red roses, love notes, chocolate truffles and sparkling trinkets?
Well yes, but we’re also talking about New Smyrna Beach. Long known for speaking the language of
love, New Smyrna Beach is a romantic spot for couples. Whether it is long walks along its pristine, white
sand beaches or leisurely boat rides along its shores on the panoramic Intracoastal Waterway, New
Smyrna Beach is revered as one of the most romantic vacation destinations in America.

While you are here with your honey, you can picnic in any one of New Smyrna Beach’s numerous and
scenic parks or view magnificent sunsets while enjoying delicious fare in your choice of delightful ocean
view restaurant venues. Then, stroll hand in hand along the streets lined with stately palms and
interesting shops, within the quaint, historic town of New Smyrna Beach. Although it is a city boasting a
big heart, there is no doubt you will fall in love with the small town charm of New Smyrna Beach.
And, should you decide to say, “I do” to more than just the romantic nature of New Smyrna Beach,
Affordable Beach Weddings is here to help. Central Florida’s reliable, affordable, premier wedding
planner, Affordable Beach Weddings creates beautiful, memorable wedding ceremonies with everything
from elegant arches and canopy displays; to the finest photographers, videographers, florists, wedding
cake designers, bands and DJs; to on-site hair styling and make-up and more. The consummate
professionals at Affordable Beach Weddings can even help you choose the perfect wedding officiant,
write your own unique vows, and handle everything involved with obtaining your wedding license.

Don’t Let Covid-19 Hijack Your Wedding

Lately, we’ve had to curb our activities and our lifestyles, but you shouldn’t have to delay your nuptials at a time when we all need love the most. It’s important that we are able to continue to live our lives as fully as possible and to move forward with the one thing you can be certain of in these uncertain times. 

According to the Center for Disease Control, outdoor activities are significantly safer than those held indoors. That’s just one of the reasons a beach wedding is perfect! A beach wedding, framed by one of the most majestic settings in the world, is also one of the most gorgeous and unique ways to say I do. 

Rest assured that Affordable Beach Wedding can make your dreams come true, even now within these unpredictable times…and we can pull it off beautifully! From elegant arches, to professional photography, flowers, ribbons, cake and music, you can be certain that your wedding is in very capable hands with an Affordable Beach Wedding professional wedding coordinator. Plus, beach weddings are a fabulous way to celebrate your special day in style without spending a fortune.

And here’s another great option: If you don’t want to put your life on hold, but you prefer to hold off on the big wedding for now, consider a micro-wedding. That’s right! Go ahead and hold that breathtaking wedding ceremony right on schedule with a smaller group made up of the people who love and support you the most. Then schedule that grand wedding celebration for later, with all of the pomp and circumstance you can muster!

No matter what you decide and how big your affair, Affordable Beach Wedding can help. Feel free to call 386-279-1179 if you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation.