Daytona Beach Wedding: How to Get Ready

When you got engaged, I bet you were more than ready to say, “Yes.” That was the easy part. Now you need to get ready for your wedding. There are a million details associated with a wedding – enough to overwhelm even the most serene bride. Here are some tips on how to get ready…

First of all, the best way to handle all the details is to create a wedding checklist and place it within a timeline so that you can be sure not to miss anything vital. Plus, if you can, you want to start planning at least a year in advance so that you have plenty of time; and if you have chosen a popular wedding date, be sure to give yourself even more wiggle room. It’s also a great idea to start a folder including magazine clippings of any ideas you would like to replicate.

Next, you will need to determine a budget so that you know your boundaries. Then, choose your date and reserve your venue of choice because some wedding venues will book-up well in advance. You’ll need to select your wedding party; create a guest list; book your officiant, your florist, bakery, music, photographer and videographer. Sound like a lot? It is, but there’s more.

You need to choose your wedding dress, bridesmaid gowns and tuxes. They all have to be coordinated with your flowers and decorations. Then there are dress fittings, a wedding registry to create, cakes to taste, a honeymoon to plan, vow decisions, invitations to choose, print and mail on time and a rehearsal dinner to plan. There are seats to assign, a menu to finalize, rooms to book for out-of-town guests, gifts for your wedding party and so much more.

And if this all seems too overwhelming, you can just make one very important call – to Affordable Beach Wedding for reliable wedding assistance. In the meantime, feel free to peruse our wedding packages on our website for some great ideas. Ready, set, go!


Why We Are the Best Wedding Venue in Daytona Beach

You wouldn’t want the McDonald’s fry guy to perform your brain surgery. So don’t roll the dice when it comes to your wedding planner. Your wedding day will be one of the most important days in your life. You should treat that romantic celebration with the respect it deserves. Trust your wedding to planning by Affordable Beach Wedding, LLC, and you will enjoy a magical day that is everything you imagined, at a price you can afford.

Affordable Beach Weddings in Daytona Beach are unique, elegant and professional. Whether you plan to have your wedding ceremony on the beach, in a beautiful backyard or amidst glorious gardens, Daytona Beach is an exceptional place to hold your event. Daytona Beach offers unsurpassed natural beauty…a majestic place to exchange your vows. Then, choose from fabulous resorts, restaurants and recreational facilities for your reception.

Plus, when you pair the perfect location with the perfect planner, you have yourself a perfect party. Affordable Beach Wedding offers packages as regal as our “Princess,” “Royal” or “Fairytale” weddings and as simply elegant as our “Hearts in the Sand” wedding package. Also, if you are planning your wedding remotely, you need someone very capable in Daytona Beach who has your back…and your music…and your flowers…and your cake…and your photographer…and your wedding officiant…and so much more. Affordable Beach Wedding takes care of it all, from decorations to your special occasion hair, so that you can simply concentrate on making magical memories on your special day.

When it comes to your wedding, put yourself in reliable hands. Affordable Beach Wedding is Central Florida’s premier wedding company. There is no better wedding venue in Daytona Beach.

Book a Resort or Hotel near Your Wedding Destination

If you are planning a destination wedding, it’s a nice idea to book a resort or hotel near your wedding venue. Your wedding party and other guests from out of town will definitely thank you. Most hotels or resorts will offer group rates if you book in bulk and all of the festivities will be conveniently nearby.

The even better news is that because Daytona Beach is such a coveted vacation destination, there are some wonderful options for accommodations in the Daytona Beach area. There are large hotels located directly on beautiful Daytona Beach, such as the Oceanfront Residence Inn by Marriot, Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center Hotel and Suites, Plaza Resort and Spa and Ocean Breeze Club Hotel…and that only scratches the surface.

There are also some nice resort options just a few miles from Daytona Beach, such as Perry’s Ocean Edge Resort, The Shores Resort and Spa and El Caribe Resort and Conference Center. Another great perk about booking Daytona Beach hotel or resort accommodations is that they can double as an excellent wedding venue!

Bed and breakfasts can as well, and they certainly hit the mark if you are looking for something a little more romantic. If it’s romance you crave, you may want to consider the German Berl’ Inn which offers a spa center or the Villa Bed and Breakfast – a gorgeous, historic Spanish mansion.

Which Hair Styles Hold Up Best for Women at a Beach Wedding?

Hair today, gone tomorrow. That’s what can happen during a blustery day on the beach, so if you are planning to attend a beach wedding, it is best to know which hair styles can stand the test of time…or at least the beach test!

Beach weddings can be absolutely gorgeous. Your beach wedding hair should be gorgeous too…worthy of pristine white sand beaches and an enchanting seaside ceremony.

It’s a wedding, so why not go romantic with natural looking, loose, cascading hair? Beach breezes can’t mess that up. Nor can they dismantle a tousled, effortless looking, sexy style. Up-dos such as classic chignons are lovely, but can be quite questionable in the wind. Even a light breeze can undo a perfectly coiffed up-do. However, a bewitching combination of twists and tendrils can result in a “messy” up-do that is far less fragile. Another hair style that holds up well for women at a beach wedding is a braid. Braids tend to stay in place, and there are so many braided styles from which to choose. How about special occasion beach waves with a braided crown and a waterfall braid? That is a wonderful formal hairstyle for a beachside wedding.

And if you are worried that no matter what you do, your hair will end up a bit of mess, consider eclipsing your somewhat disorderly do with color! Imagine bold pops of blonde, silky sable or soft honey accents; or if you want to turn heads, you can do that famously with a vibrant red or rich burgundy.

Just Because It’s a Beach Wedding Doesn’t Mean You Have to Use Beach Decorations

It’s always best to stay true to yourself…do what you feel is right…showcase your own style. So, if you have decided on a beach wedding, don’t limit yourself to beach themed decorations. You do you.

Beach weddings are unique and majestic no matter the circumstances, and they lend themselves to every kind of beauty. You can have any kind of wedding you want on the beach. Just think of the beautiful beach as your backdrop and plan the wedding of your dreams.

You can place elaborate flower displays at the end of seating rows, on the tables and adorning the archway where you will recite your vows. Use silky, extravagant ribbons, bows or tool. Schedule a romantic nighttime beach wedding with lanterns and tea lights or, if you’re all about fun, go a little crazy and set up a tiki bar and tiki lanterns and have yourself a luau!

Your wedding is all about you and it should reflect your style. It’s the day you have dreamed of all your life. Fulfill your dreams. And, if it all seems overwhelming, don’t worry about a thing. Affordable Beach Wedding, Central Florida’s premier beach wedding company, can help you make the wedding of your dreams a reality. Affordable Beach Wedding delivers elegant, professional wedding planning at an affordable price. We will handle every detail – from elegant arches and canopy displays, to on-site hair styling and make-up, the finest photographers, videographers, florists, wedding cake designers, bands, DJs and more – so you don’t have to worry about a thing. You just do you.


How Much Does a Beach Wedding Cost in 2019?

Weddings can cost a bundle, but that’s certainly not the case with Affordable Beach Wedding – Central Florida’s premier beach wedding planning company. We offer wedding packages to satisfy every budget…from the simplest beach wedding for just a few hundred dollars to a more extravagant beach affair.

Your wedding can be whatever you wish it to be. It can be as simple as you and your fiancé with a wedding officiant and the perfect wedding vows we help you create for just $200. The officiant you choose can be male or female and we also now offer a Spanish speaking wedding officiant.

Or it can be as elaborate as the Affordable Beach Wedding Cinderella’s Dream Package which is befitting of a princess. You will recite your vows under an elegantly decorated canopy. Guest chairs will be beautifully decorated with sashes made of wedding material in the color of your choosing. There will be a photographer on hand to catch every heartfelt moment, your choice of music, a welcome table with a slideshow, your choice of lantern, flower or candle isle markers, a gorgeous bouquet and boutonniere and a heart in the sand ceremony for $2,900.

Then there is everything in between, from our Simple Elegance Beach Wedding Package, which includes a wedding officiant, a beautiful sand ceremony and wedding photos, for just $450….to the Fairytale Beach Wedding Package with a three winged arch, chairs with isle markers, music, photos, a sand ceremony for $1,500.

Affordable Beach Wedding offers nine sample beach wedding packages from which to choose or we can individually tailor an event that is just perfect for you.

Where to Get Beach Wedding Hairstyles and Salon Services

Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach are known for miles and miles of pristine white sand beaches. Consequently, this area is one of the best places for beach weddings, and Swanky Salon in New Smyrna Beach is one of the best places for gorgeous beach wedding hair!

The bride’s hair is her crowning glory, and should be as gorgeous and perfect as she is on her wedding day. Loose, cascading curls have romantic appeal; the perfect combination of twists and tendrils can create a sexy up do; a classic chignon is both lovely and elegant: and beach waves with a braided crown and a waterfall braid absolutely screams beach wedding. If it’s color you crave, bold pops of blonde or soft honey accents are always crowd pleasers.

Whatever your pleasure, Swanky Salon can help you come up with the ideal wedding hairstyle that best suits you. Swanky Salon services are for men, women and children, so you can also ensure that your entire wedding party looks their best, and Swanky Salon does it all. Need a massage to help relax you on your special day? Want that special glow? Don’t forget to schedule a luxurious facial and professional make-up. You can also get a manicure, pedicure and wax for that “polished” look. Just call Swanky Chic Salon on Orange Street at 386-427-4444 to make an appointment with Eva, a wedding hairstyle specialist with 32 years of experience.

Swanky Salon is one of many exceptional beach wedding service providers within Affordable Beach Weddings’ extensive network. So, whether you need exceptional beach wedding hair and make-up, a DJ that rocks or you want a picture perfect photo album, Affordable Beach Weddings can make it happen. Call Affordable Beach Weddings at 386-428-0777 or 386-279-1179 or email for your free beach wedding consultation.


The Difference between Day and Night Weddings

The difference between nighttime and daytime weddings is night and day…

Ever been to the beach at night? There is a certain romance that only the night can offer. When the moon is full, it shines brightly against the ocean. Imagine a wedding with the moonlit sea as your backdrop. You can barely see the waves coming in, but you can hear their captivating song. You walk along a pathway of softly glowing glass lanterns until you reach the archway under which you will exchange your vows. It’s elegantly draped with tiny white lights. It is cooler on the beach at night than it is during the day, so there is a nice breeze and your guests are very comfortable.

If you truly love the beach, you understand its allure during the day as well. A wedding on the beach during the daylight hours is just as gorgeous as a wedding on the beach at night, but so much different…certainly a dramatic event in its own right. On a beautiful day, the sun will shine brightly down upon you and your spouse to be. It also creates an almost magical glistening effect atop the crystal clear waters of the beach of your choice. The aisle is a velvety carpet that leads you through the sandy beach to aromatic and colorful flowers that cascade from your wedding canopy. Guest chairs are adorned with fine ribbons that match your bridesmaid bouquets.

These are just examples of some ideas, but your beach wedding – whether held during the day or at night – will reflect your style in its own breathtaking splendor. For help with your plans, contact Affordable Beach Wedding, the most trusted source for beach weddings in New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet and Ormond Beach.

Should You Get Married Barefoot or in High Heels during a Beach Wedding?

Never judge a person until you’ve walked a mile in her shoes, especially if you are at a beach wedding.  A sandy beach can create some challenges if you are in heels. Tiny hills begin to seem mountainous in your journey across the sand, gullies in the sand become cavernous ditches which could eat you alive and heels sink deeply in the sand with every step.

So, if you are considering wearing heels at your beach wedding, watch your step. If you can’t live without showcasing that dazzling dress with a gorgeous pair of glistening Jimmy Choo Stilettos, you may want to consider an escorted walk to your aisle. A sturdy arm to hold as you walk across the sand could solve any sand issues. Just make sure that your aisle is solid. If you reach it and let go of that arm, you could be in big trouble if you find your aisle is only a carpet covering the sand.

Another option is to be comfortable while you are enjoying the beach portion of your ceremony. Barefoot ceremonies can be beautiful and carefree. If you prefer shoes, sandals come in all shapes and sizes, and can provide an elegant, stunning and safe option for navigating the beach.

Finally, if your reception is held at another location – a beachside restaurant, for instance – you can go barefoot or sandal-clad for the beach portion of the program and sport those Jimmy Choos at your reception…where, I might add…they may very possibly remain in better shape (as could you).

Best Wedding Songs for 2018

Your wedding ceremony and reception are a reflection of you, from the color and style of the bridesmaid dresses, to the flowers and setting. But don’t forget that one of the most memorable moments at your wedding will be when they play your song. As the saying goes, “Say it with music.”

Here are some wedding song options that have been making people cry with joy for many years, up to and through 2018…

As we all know – and have heard many times before – you can go old school with “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston, “Endless Love” by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross or “Because I Loved You” by Celene Dion.

Maybe you are a little more “today” and prefer more of a “When I run out of road you’ll bring me home” or “And I live so I can die with you” type of song. Either way, there are some great tunes out there that could make the perfect wedding song for you. So, of course we have “Die with You” by Beyonce, “Sweet Creature” by Harry Styles; and then we have wedding songs like “What Lovers Do” by Maroon 5, “Perfect Duet” by Ed Sheeran and Beyonce, “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith, “Charmed to the Rhythm” by Katy Perry, “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Womack or “You and Me” by Lifehouse; “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars, “Wolves” by Selena Gomez, “I’m the One” by DK Kahlid and Justin Beiber, “Rewrite the Stars” by Zac Efron and Zendaya, “There are Many Ways to Say I Love You” by Sylvan Esso. The list is enormous and keeps growing!

Oh and don’t forget to keep the party going with party wedding songs that liven things up, with songs like “Ain’t to Proud to Beg” by the Temptations, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen or “I Got a Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas.