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.

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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.

The History of Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach was once inhabited by Timucuan Indians. Disease and war wiped out the Timucuans in the 18th Century. The Seminole Indians then occupied the area now known as Daytona Beach until the 2nd Seminole War.

America was under British rule from 1763 through 1783. In fact, the “The Kings Road” actually passed through present day Daytona Beach during that time. Spain regained Florida after the American Revolution.

Then, in 1804, the Spanish Crown granted a man named Samuel Williams 3,000 acres, encompassing the area that would one day become Daytona Beach. Williams built a slave plantation that was burned down by the Seminoles during the 2nd Seminole War.

In 1871, Mathias Day, Jr. of Mansfield, Ohio, purchased a 2,144.50 acre tract of land from the former Williams plantation. Although Day fell on hard times and lost the land, residents decided to name the area Daytona and incorporated the town in 1876.

Then, in 1902, the race craze began. The wide, smooth, compacted beach in Daytona attracted auto and cycle racers from far and wide. Land speed record attempts began in 1904 when William Vanderbuilt set a record of over 92 mph. By the 1920s, Daytona was dubbed “The World’s Most Famous Beach.”

In 1926, Daytona, Daytona Beach, Kingston and Seabreeze merged into what we now call Daytona Beach. Malcolm Campbell, a well-accomplished land speed racer, set a record of over 276 mph at the end of Daytona’s land racing days in 1935. Vehicles are still permitted on most beach areas to this day, but, sadly (or not so sadly), maximum speed is now merely 10 mph.

In 1936, the first stock car race was held, and in 1958, William France, Sr. and NASCAR created Daytona International Speedway. Today, Daytona hosts various world famous events, including the Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400, Bike Week, Biketoberfest and the Turkey Run – America’s largest classic car show; and Daytona Beach is one of our country’s most popular vacation destinations.

Daytona Beach Events

Daytona Beach is full of fun and excitement all year long…

If you are a race fan, Daytona International Speedway is a must see. This spectacular and recently renovated venue is home to the Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR. The largest combined car show and swap meet in the United States is also held at Daytona International Speedway. It’s called the Turkey Run, and it showcases over 6,000 vintage classic, muscle and race cars and trucks for show and sale, over 2,500 swap meet spaces, plus food and entertainment!

Daytona Beach is also famous for its motorcycle rallies. The streets are filled with the sound of live bands and the low rumble of hundreds of bikes during Bike Week in March and Biketoberfest in the fall.

Art and music are also a big part of Daytona Beach events. Halifax Art Festival, the second oldest continual art festival in Florida, features hundreds of artisans from across the country in early November; and Daytona Beach Bandshell, a scenic, historic music venue, provides free beachside concerts throughout the year. Daytona is even known as the “Festival Capital of Florida” because so many festivals, including the Celtic Festival, Festa Italiana, the Greek Festival and Festival of the Arts are held here.

Daytona Beach is a great place to be during the holidays too. Take a holiday tour, and ring in the New Year right with an extravagant New Year’s Eve Celebration on Main Street.

Perfect Daytona Beach Wedding

You’ve been dreaming about it since you were a little girl. You can see it all…fragrant, gorgeous flowers surround you and your guests, and you have been dreaming about it for so long that you can actually feel your silky white dress against your skin. It’s a wedding fairytales are made of.

But wait. Let’s make it even better. Ever consider holding your wedding ceremony, maybe even your reception as well, right on the beach? Think about it. In addition to all of the wonderful things you imagined about your wedding day, you would have nature’s most beautiful scenery at your back; your toes would be in the sand; and you would be able to hear the ocean waves gently lap against the shore.

Sharing your vows on the beach with the man of your dreams can bring even more beauty and meaning to your wedding, and there is no better place for a destination wedding than Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach is famous for miles and miles of pristine white sand beaches. It also offers a variety of high-end dining venues if you prefer to hold your reception at a restaurant instead of having it catered on the beach.

And there is no better wedding planner than Affordable Beach Wedding, Central Florida’s premier beach wedding company. We work closely with you to create the wedding of your dreams at an affordable price. We take care of all of the details from elegant arches and canopy displays, to on-site hair styling and make-up, photography, videography, flowers, your cake, band, DJ and more. We even help you choose the perfect wedding officiant and vows, and take care of your wedding license. There is nothing left to do, but enjoy your perfect Daytona Beach wedding.

Daytona Beach Is Rich in History, Beauty and Fun!

People have been flocking to Daytona Beach for centuries. It all began in 1513 when Ponce de Leon discovered the Fountain of Youth. Wealthy northerner Matthias Day fell in love with Daytona, built the first hotel here in 1874 and become known as the Founding Father of Daytona. Jackie Robinson played in the first integrated game here during spring training in 1946. Bill France founded NASCAR in 1948, and built the World Center of Racing – Daytona International Speedway.

There are 23 miles of gorgeous white sand beaches in Daytona, so beach time is always an option. Soak up some rays or take a scenic riverboat tour. Rent a jet boat or a jet ski. Surf the waves, or kayak or paddleboard inshore. Charter a fishing boat or enjoy the view while you parasail. The choices for aquatic fun in Daytona Beach are endless.

Daytona Beach also offers great seaside shopping, exciting events every day and a ton of terrific places for the entire family, including Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, the Reptile Discovery Center, Daytona Ice Arena, the Marine Science Center and a host of historic sites and museums. The nightlife in Daytona is incomparable; the races at Daytona International Speedway are world-renowned; and the restaurants, lining almost every street, whet every possible appetite. Watch the sunset while dining at Caribbean Jack’s, order a steak that will melt in your mouth at the Chart House, or enjoy a tropical drink in any of the countless beachside restaurants and bars.