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.

Daytona Beach: The Perfect Wedding Venue

Where can you find meticulously manicured golf courses, glorious sunsets, beachside shopping, a deluge
of dining options, delightful weather and the world’s most famous beach? Daytona Beach, of course;
and it is the perfect wedding venue for all those reasons and more!
First of all, can we agree that there is no more romantic location for a wedding ceremony than a
pristine, white sand beach where the salt air floats atop gentle ocean breezes and the sun glistens on
waves softly lapping the shoreline?
Okay, let’s go for two. Daytona Beach offers so many reception venues that it is almost impossible to
choose. There are award-winning restaurants with floor-to-ceiling windows providing majestic ocean
views, stately mansions with lovely gardens, lavish resorts and beachside restaurants of the open-air
variety for a more casual, comfortable appeal.
Not that we’re keeping score, but thirdly, a Daytona Beach wedding furnishes a built-in honeymoon
beyond compare. Stay in a luxurious hotel, lounge on Daytona’s magnificent beach and indulge in
Daytona’s exciting nightlife.
Plus, with so much to see and do, Daytona Beach is the perfect destination wedding for both you and
your guests. There’s the famous Daytona Boardwalk and Pier, the iconic Daytona International
Speedway and numerous scenic parks, including Tomoka Park with its 2,000 acres adjacent to the
Tomoka River and miles of nature trails that are perfect for wildlife watching. Culture abounds in live
entertainment, rich history, museums and art. St. Augustine, North America’s oldest city, is located just
to the north and friendly, fun Cocoa Beach is just an hour drive south. If it’s the water you long for, you
can paddleboard, kayak, canoe, fish, take a boat tour and more. Don’t forget that Daytona Beach is just
51 miles northeast of Orlando and all of its wondrous theme-park glory!

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.

Wedding on a Budget: Make Your Own Beach Wedding Souvenirs

Wedding souvenirs are a wonderful way to say thank you and show your guests that you appreciate the time and effort they took to attend this special event that is so meaningful to you, but that’s not all. Wedding souvenirs create an opportunity for you to add another personal touch to your wedding, so why not make your own, unique, incredible wedding souvenirs and save a ton of money while you do it? 

Here are a few ideas to get your creative wedding souvenir idea juices flowing…

Bling it up! Just cover some mini bottles of bubbly with glitter paint and tie on an adorable photo tag of you and your boo with your names and the date of your wedding. If you like the idea of libations, limoncello is also a refreshing way to thank your guests for coming. Those little, lemony bottles will only need your custom tags or stickers.

A “wedding survival kit” might cost a little more – depending on your fillers, but it still won’t break the bank and it is perfect for a beach wedding. Here’s what you do. Fill an inexpensive canvas beach bag with a little bottle of sunscreen, lip balm, cheap flip flops, sunglasses and maybe little packs of Advil if boisterous Uncle Bob is coming.

How about sea salt for a delightful way to remember your beautiful beach wedding? Everyone who likes to cook (or eat) likes sea salt and you can package it up perfectly in cute little jars with custom stickers.

Or make it easy on yourself if you’ve got enough stress and things to worry about right now. Wildflower seed papers are a really cute idea. Just make yours a “Let Love Grow” theme and call it a day!