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 eva@affordablebeachwedding.com 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.

Great Souvenir Ideas for a Beach Wedding

A wedding souvenir is a precious memento to mark what could possibly be the most momentous occasion of your life! You want your wedding souvenirs to reflect your personality and wedding style. And beach weddings open up a variety of wonderful and whimsical wedding souvenir options from which to choose…

If your wedding is lavish and you have something elegant in mind for your wedding souvenirs, it could be a silver scallop that opens to chocolate truffles, a beautiful vase etched with a sea scene along with your names and the date of your very special day, one-of-a-kind napkin rings made from exquisite stones from the sea, nautical wine stoppers, or personalized pilsner or stemless wine glasses with etched starfish or sand dollars.

For something a little simpler, yet still reflective of your beachside nuptials, you could choose beachy luggage tags, coaster sets, pillows or beach bags. There are bottle openers or keychains in the shape of a palm tree, flip flop, or anchor. Think sea themed photo frames or candles.

If your wedding style is more whimsical, go crazy and have fun with your souvenir choice. Give your guests oversized sunglasses or flip flops that they can wear during the beach portion of your wedding. You could provide personalized sunscreen or beach fans to keep your guests cool during the ceremony.

You can choose just about anything for your wedding souvenirs, so let your imagination run wild! For more souvenir ideas or any other help with wedding planning, call Central Florida’s trusted source for beach wedding planning – Affordable Beach Wedding.

How Far Ahead Should You Reserve Your Wedding

Timing is everything…especially when you are planning the perfect wedding. There is a beautiful event venue to reserve, caterers to schedule, guest lists to make, invitations to order and send, a gorgeous dress to choose, fittings, vow decisions, an entire wedding registry to decide, cakes to taste, a honeymoon to plan and so much more! If it’s a destination wedding, keep in mind that you also have hotel room blocks to reserve.

Most people plan their weddings one to two years in advance and book their church or temple and wedding reception venue as soon as they become engaged. Don’t worry if you don’t have that much time though. You can plan beautiful beach wedding in less time. However, remember that your RSVP date should be three weeks prior to the event. Your caterer will need guest counts well in advance of your event. So, at a minimum, you need to send out your invites six weeks in advance and set an RSVP date for two weeks before. Add time to choose and print those invites too. Caterers, flowers, the cake, bands, etc. should be booked months in advance if possible. Timing is also largely predicated on your wedding date. If the timing of your wedding is in high demand, give yourself some extra wiggle room for sure!

And if this all seems too overwhelming, there is a place you can turn to for reliable wedding planning assistance. Affordable Beach Weddings is the Daytona Beach area’s trusted source for wedding planning that wows! Don’t lift a finger. Just tell us what you want and leave it all to Affordable Beach Weddings. Our extensive network of the area’s most exceptional special event vendors makes us the go-to, one-stop-shop for the wedding of your dreams. We work with only the best photographers, videographers, DJs, bands, caterers, florists and cake bakers, so you and your guests will enjoy every aspect of your special day.

Call 386-428-0777 or 386-279-1179 or email eva@affordablebeachwedding.com  for your free consultation. Also feel free to peruse our wedding packages on our website for some great ideas!

Why Selecting a Wedding Package Can Save You Time and Money

A wedding package designed by Affordable Beach Weddings is a tried and true, turn-key approach to wedding planning. As savvy wedding planner knows, a wedding that dreams are made of does not have to cost a fortune. And, as with any of our Affordable Beach Wedding packages, we have created them for beautiful brides time and time again, so they are absolutely flawless.

Planning a wedding can be stressful and overwhelming. Affordable Beach Wedding packages are not. They save time because they have already been carefully thought through. They have been strategically developed so that they are as cost-effective as possible. Additionally, and possibly most importantly, they eliminate all of the stress associated with wedding planning because Affordable Beach Wedding takes care of it all…down to every little detail, so that you can relax and enjoy your day.

Additionally, Affordable Beach Wedding offers a wide array of wedding packages from which to choose, so there is sure to be an option that will “be the one” for you. Choose from something as simple as just a wedding officiant, to what we like to call our Cinderella Package – with a beautifully decorated canopy and seating, a heart in the sand, a heart vase sand ceremony, lantern isle markers, music, photos, slideshow, welcome table, rose bouquet and boutonniere and wedding flags.

If you would like a beautiful beach wedding in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Ponce Inlet or Ormond Beach, you can trust Affordable Beach Wedding with one of the most important days of your life. Our wedding packages have been designed by wedding specialists based on popularity, creativity, elegance and beauty.

How to Keep the Peace with Relatives at a Wedding Reception

Ever see those crazy wedding reception videos on YouTube…like the one where someone’s drunk Uncle Bobby Joe starts a fight with Uncle Billy Bob, wild punches ensue and one of them goes flying into the cake? Yeah, not so great, and guessing that’s not the entertainment you are looking for at your wedding.

Old wounds are sometimes bold wounds, and most families are bound to have them. However, I am sure you will agree that the fairytale wedding of your dreams is no place for a knock down drag out. So, there are a few things you can do to avoid massive mayhem on your special day.

First, you will want to invite wisely. If you are close to Aunt Edna and Aunt Edna hates Aunt Agnes because she stole her boyfriend 55 years ago, you may want to invite just one of them or possibly neither of them. If neither of those options is a possibility, hopefully you can avoid conflict with a strategic seating plan.

Make certain that Aunt Edna and Aunt Agnes are not seated at the same table; and, better yet, seat them at tables that are located on opposite ends of the room. The farther these potential sparring partners are placed apart (hopefully we are talking only verbal sparring here, but even so…), the better things will be for you.

It’s also a known fact that alcohol can be at the root of poor choices. As we don’t want any contentious situations to occur during your wedding reception, it is sometimes better not to serve alcohol around people who could exhibit questionable behavior. Keep in mind that sparkling cider is always nice for a toast!