What Type of Music to Choose for Your Wedding

The type of music you choose for your wedding should be reflective of your style, but appealing to your guests as well…at least for the most part.
Are you a little bit country? Think “God Gave Me You,” by Blake Shelton; “I Loved Her First,” by Heartland; or “I Hope You Dance,” by Lee Ann Womack.
Or a little bit rock and roll? Think “Truly, Madly, Deeply,” by Savage Garden; “Sunday Morning,” by Maroon 5; or “You and Me,” by Life House.
Don’t deviate from your song to please anyone else. Your song should be YOUR song. You should also include your favorites from your playlists. Remember to try to keep things upbeat to keep people dancing, and mix it up so that couples and older folks get a chance to slow dance.
It’s also important to appeal to the masses. In other words, consider your audience. Try not to pick anything too “heavy” or to stick to one genre. It’s a pretty good bet that old Aunt Ethel won’t be tapping her toes to Five Finger Death Punch, and your younger cousins most likely won’t be inclined to listen to Patsy Cline belt out “Crazy.” They may even think that YOU are crazy. Keep things varied, but keep it fun for you too. Remember, it’s your day!
If you need help with your selections, Affordable Beach Wedding – Central Florida’s premier beach wedding company – can help. In fact, the wide array of what they can help you with – from the area’s finest photographers and videographers, to florists, caterers, bakeries, DJs, bands and more – will bring music to your ears!

What we offer

Every wedding should be reflective of the bride and groom’s personal style. At Affordable Beach Wedding, we tailor every detail to your specific vision and budget. We can custom design anything you need, and we also offer a variety of wedding packages:

Cinderella’s Dream – This is our most requested package, suitable for any princess, including a canopy, heart in the sand, sand ceremony, up to 40 chairs, lanterns lining with flowers the isle, music, photos, wedding flags, a welcome table, slideshow, rose bouquet and boutonniere, wedding officiant and filing of all the legal paperwork.

The Princess Package includes the lantern isle markers, sand ceremony, canopy, up to 40 chairs, music, photos, officiant and legal paperwork filing.

Fairytale – This beautiful beach wedding package includes an arch, 20 chairs, music, photos, lantern isle markers, sand ceremony, officiant and paperwork filing.

Royal Package – A three-winged arch fit for any royalty, up to 40 chairs, music, photos, lantern isle markers ceremony officiant and paperwork filing.

The Elegant Oasis includes a canopy with 12 chairs and the officiant.

Hearts in the Sand includes a heart in the sand elegantly decorated with fabric and flowers, sand ceremony, photos, officiant and paperwork.

Happily Ever After includes a two-post arch, 12 chairs and officiant.

Simple Elegance comes with photos, an officiant and sand ceremony.

There is also a wedding officiant only option. Extras include sand dollar or starfish sash centerpieces, bridesmaid bouquets, hair and make-up and more. For more information, direct your questions to 386-428-0777 or 386-279-1179. Ask about our special wedding package pricing!

The Perfect Hair for the Perfect Beach Wedding

Cascading curls, shimmering long locks, chic sleek perfection…Your hair should be as beautiful and as perfect as you on your wedding day.

A classic chignon can create a lovely, elegant look. If you prefer a more natural look, a loose cascading romantic style or tousled, effortless looking sexy hair are great options. Or, the perfect combination of twists and tendrils can result in the up-do that most suits you. And a braided crown and a waterfall braid is a wonderful formal hairstyle for a beachside wedding. If it is color you want, you can turn heads with bold pops of blonde or soft honey accents.

The Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach area is a picturesque place for a beach destination wedding, but it is not always the best place for hair. Beach weather can make hair frizzy and create fly-aways. Some suggest that choosing a pinned up or pinned back style might be best suited for outdoor events. Tousled styles tend to also work well because when the breeze blows, your hair is – of course – already tousled! Sleek, slicked back hair is a good option as well because it tends to remain in place.

Whatever you decide for your coif of choice, consider a pre-wedding appointment at your favorite salon. You (and your bridesmaids if you like) can do a run-through. That way, aside from deciding on the perfect style, you can test that style against the weather prior to the actual day of your wedding. The day of your dreams deserves the hair to match.

Selecting the Right Time for Your Beach Wedding

A beach wedding is a beautiful thing and, if you pick the right time, it can be an even more beautiful thing…

First let’s talk vendor cost and availability. A destination wedding in the Daytona or New Smyrna Beach area during the winter months can be absolutely picturesque. It’s a remarkable time of year here and your guests can enjoy a wonderful warm weather getaway. But spring is also a wonderful time for a wedding, and accommodations, flights and vendors can be much less expensive in April or May. It is also easier to book things because availability is better when you are not smack dab in the middle of peak season.

Now let’s talk weather. Good weather is crucial if you are planning any type of outside event. First and foremost, if you can avoid it, don’t even consider chancing a wedding date during peak hurricane season. Also, summer and early fall are well known for pop-up showers.

No matter what date you choose, it is a good idea to have a back-up plan in place in case of rain – especially in Florida. Consider a canopy or tent, or an indoor venue for such an instance.

Tide is also a major factor when planning a 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!

Finally, you may also want to avoid holiday weekends. They tend to be busy, more expensive and many of your guests may have plans during that time.

Whatever your decide, start planning early so that you aren’t behind the proverbial eight-ball, and avoid leaving anything to chance by hiring a reliable event planner. Affordable Beach Wedding is Central Florida’s trusted wedding planner of choice.

Wearing the Proper Attire for a Beach Wedding

When dressing for a beach wedding, you have lots of things to consider…whether it is formal or informal
and the weather, color and theme.

Ok, let’s talk about how dressy you need to be. Beach weddings are rarely formal, but make certain
because you don’t want to look out of place. If the wedding is formal, floor-length downs and suits
should be worn. However, most of the time women can wear sundresses to beach weddings and khaki
or linen shorts and shirts are acceptable for men. If an evening reception follows the ceremony, it may
be semi-formal event. In that case, women would dress it up a little more than a sundress and men
would upgrade to khaki or linen slacks, a button down shirt and a lightweight sport coat.

Ok, on to weather. Beach weddings can be pretty hot, so the first thing you want to do is make sure you
won’t sweat. Light fabrics that won’t stick to you and will help you stay cool in the Florida sun, such as
chiffon, linen or a cotton blend, would work best.

If there is a theme, of course try to adhere to the rules that apply. If there is a color scheme, look for
shades within that color palette that flatter your skin tone. If there is no theme or color scheme to
follow, light and bright is always a great way to go.

Even hair, make-up and shoes are a little different when you attend a wedding at the beach. Less is
more in the hot summer sun, so try to keep make-up to a minimum, and don’t forget to use waterproof
mascara. Beach weddings can also be breezy and humid, making hair frizzy or creating fly-aways, so you
may want to try an updo or pin your hair back.

Finally, it can be difficult to walk on the beach, and if the reception is at a different location, you will
need shoes. If it is casual, leather flip flops, loafers or boat shoes will do for men. Women should think
comfortable and stylish flats or sandals.

Beach Weddings and Photo Services Go Hand-in- Hand

A picture is worth a thousand words, and the Daytona Beach/New Smyrna Beach area is famous for
glorious, pristine beaches, so you don’t want to miss your opportunity to memorialize the most
important day of your life in one of the most gorgeous places on earth.

The backdrop is a panoramic ocean view that only nature can provide and you and the love of your life
look absolutely stunning on this straight-out- of-a- fairytale day. Well-meaning relatives or friends could
try to capture your beach wedding memories, but please take this valuable word of advice. Hire a
professional photographer for photos of this momentous occasion. Your wedding only happens once,
and a professional photographer, especially one experienced in beach weddings, can deliver the
wedding photos of your dreams.

The trained eye can work absolute magic with photos. For instance, a skilled, professional wedding
photographer can easily compensate for grey skies and poor lighting. He or she can also recognize
certain nuances, such as your hair and dress beautifully blowing in the gentle breeze and then perfectly
position the gorgeous ocean backdrop behind your first kiss as husband and wife.

Affordable Beach Wedding, Central Florida’s premier beach wedding company, has access to an
extensive network of the area’s finest photographers and videographers. We also provide elegant
arches and canopy displays, on-site hair styling and make-up, florists, caterers, bakeries, bands, DJs and
more. We can even help you choose the perfect wedding officiant and vows and acquire your wedding
license on your behalf. So if you would like help with your wedding planning from Central Florida’s most
trusted source, contact Affordable Beach Wedding.

Choosing the Proper Season for Your Beach Wedding

Selecting a good date within a “safe” season is crucial if you are planning a beach wedding. First and
foremost, you will want to keep hurricane season, which is June through November, as far away as
possible from your wedding plans. You will also want to avoid holiday weekends, as they are busy, more
expensive and many guests may already have plans. Just one more word to the wise…summer and early
fall are well known for pop-up showers in Florida. All that being said, it looks like January through May
are the best months to consider. It is also a good idea to have a back-up plan in place in case of rain – no
matter which date you choose. Consider a canopy or tent, or an indoor venue for such an instance.

I’m sure this goes without saying, but just in case…When your wedding is on the beach, tide becomes a
major factor. Just imagine if the tide began to roll in during your ceremony, swiftly carrying your guest’s
chairs and your gazebo away and ruining your day. Make certain you check the tide timing and plan your
event a time when you know the tide is only going to get lower throughout your event.

Another thing to consider is cost and vendor availability. A destination wedding in New Smyrna Beach
sometime during the winter months is a beautiful thing. It’s a remarkable time of year here and your
guests can enjoy a wonderful warm weather getaway. Spring is also a wonderful time for an event and
accommodations, flights and vendors are less expensive off season in April and May. It is also easier to
book things due to better availability at that time.

Whatever your plans, start planning early to avoid stressful time crunches, and avoid leaving anything to
chance by hiring a reliable event planner such as Affordable Beach Wedding – Central Florida’s trusted
wedding planner of choice.

Souvenir Ideas for Your Beach Wedding

Mementos to commemorate a momentous occasion are always a wonderful thing, but beach wedding
souvenirs can be even more fun and whimsical. Think tropical. Think beachy. Think fun!

It could be anything from nautical wine stoppers, luggage tags, coaster sets, pillows or beach bags, to
personalized pilsner or stemless wine glasses with etched starfish or sand dollars. Or choose from a
miniature beach chair photo frame, a palm tree bottle opener, an anchor, flip flop or pineapple charm, a
tropical key chain or sea scene gel candle.

Or go for fun with a functional twist and choose anything from personalized wedding sunscreen or
sunglasses, to a beach fan to keep your guests cool during the ceremony, to flip flops that they can wear
during the beach portion of your wedding.

Maybe you are thinking something a little more elegant, such as a silver scallop that opens to chocolate
truffles, a gold compact or sea stone jewelry that is both beautiful and unique.

It can be almost anything you can imagine. The world is your oyster! For more souvenir ideas or any
other help with wedding planning, call Central Florida’s trusted source for beach wedding planning –
Affordable Beach Wedding.

2017 Daytona Beach Events

An iconic beach destination with 23 miles of beautiful coastline and spectacular events throughout the year, Daytona Beach is the cornerstone of the “Fun Coast” region of Florida.

Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR, is Daytona’s largest and most celebrated event of the year. There are hundreds of merchandise and food vendors outside the racetrack and spectacular pre-race entertainment on the field. This recently renovated race venue also hosts the Coke Zero 400 July 4th weekend, the Country 500 Festival with live performances from some of country music’s biggest stars throughout Memorial Day weekend, and so much more!

If music is your thing, don’t worry. Daytona offers a variety of options, including the three-day Daytona Blues Festival in October, and Daytona Beach Bandshell, a scenic, historic music venue providing free beachside concerts throughout the year.

Daytona Beach is also famous for its motorcycle rallies, when Main Street is filled with the low rumble of hundreds of bikes, the sound of live bands and vendors galore. There’s Bike Week in March and Biketoberfest in the fall.

Sports enthusiasts can take in a Tortuga’s baseball game throughout the season at the Jackie Robinson Ball Park. Festivals account for a lot of the fun here in Daytona too. There’s the Celtic Festival, Fiesta Italiana, the Greek Festival and Festival of the Arts. Halifax Art Festival, the second oldest continual art festival in Florida, featuring hundreds of artisans from across the country in early November is also a must-see. Later in November, on Thanksgiving weekend, Daytona Beach hosts the largest classic car show and swap meet in the United States – the Turkey Run.

The holidays are also a magical time. Just for instance…the Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular goes all out with gorgeous display. Then, ring in the New Year with an extravagant New Year’s Eve Celebration on Main Street.

Affordable Beach Wedding is proud to serve Daytona Beach.

 

Daytona Beach – One of Florida’s Most Beautiful Beaches

Twenty-three miles of gorgeous white sand beaches line the shores; porpoises frolic in the sun-glistening waves; and beautiful luxury condos pepper these famous shores. It’s indisputable. Daytona Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida!

Tourists flock from miles around to visit the beaches of Daytona – so aptly located smack in the middle of “The Fun Coast.” Daytona Beach offers the best water sports around. Try paddle boating or kayaking. Jump some waves on a jet ski, or catch some waves with your board. Go fishing in the ocean or on the backwater, or “boat-hop” to your favorite seaside restaurant for lunch.

Speaking of food, Daytona Beach is teeming with terrific options for dining. If you’re in the mood for a good steak, try Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse. Have a tropical drink overlooking the water at Crabby Joes or Caribbean Jack’s. Don Vito’s whips up some great Italian fare, and if you like fine wine with dinner, you definitely need to dine at The Cellar.

Daytona Beach provides some great beachside shopping, challenging golf courses, exceptional views of the inlet at Lighthouse Point, racing thrills at Daytona International Speedway, and the Marine Science Center offers an interactive adventure that’s fun for the entire family.

There are also so many interesting places to visit all around Daytona Beach. It is a short ride to Orlando for fun at Disney, Universal or the Epcot Center. St. Augustine will win your heart with its historic charm, and Kennedy Space Center is also nearby.

Considering Daytona Beach as the spot for your destination wedding? Great idea! Affordable Beach Wedding, Central Florida’s premier beach wedding company, can turn your Daytona Beach wedding dreams into reality.