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Fill out my contact form, it's on the bottom of every page.
I will call you to discuss your needs and when you are ready to move forward with any portion of your event (reception or ceremony) I will follow up with everything in writing.
We will ultimately require a 50% non-refundable deposit based on the services that you confirm.
Everything regarding style and numbers of chairs remains flexible and changeable right up to a few days before your wedding.
The details will fall into place systematically, the entire process will be outlined in writing, well in advance.
Our goal is to ensure that you know, we've got you covered, throughout the process.
We will help you to figure out a backup plan well in advance.
I always suggest combining a beach or outdoor wedding with a venue reception. Your rain back-up plan can often be built into the mix by using your Sarasota Wedding reception space for the actual wedding ceremony, if it becomes necessary.
With enough advance notice I can often exchange some of my decor to better fit your newly acquired indoor needs.
I try to do more for you in these cases, and afford as much flexibility as I possibly can.
For smaller weddings with the ability to shift the date on the fly, we've often accommodated our clients. tomorrow might be a better day...If we are available.
Postponing a larger event at the last minute, by more than a day, is usually considered a cancellation with all monies forfeited.
Sarasota beaches are mostly thought of for Sunset Weddings.
Sunset is approximately
~6pm in January
~8pm in April
~830 pm in July
~7pm in October
~530pm in December
Depending upon the size and location of your event... Wedding start time should be an hour to 1.5 hours before sunset.
Morning Weddings are great for pictures, but finish the event by 10:30am or you'll be uncomfortable in the sun.
9:30am start or earlier is recommended.
Beach permits are easily obtained and your respponsibility.
Most Sarasota Beach Weddings require a permit. It's approximately $100 for 2 hours which covers the timing needs of most beach wedding ceremony events. Some areas have pavilions for rent as well.
Call the Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Department @ 941-861-9930 to easily obtain your beach wedding permit over the phone with a credit card.
If you are serving alcohol, an additional rider is usually necessary.
I'm happy to give permit information about other beaches...give a call! I'll help get you settled.
The biggest hoax are those that call themselves Ministers after purchasing their criteria online.
I am a Florida Notary, licensed and vetted in Florida to deliver weddings, doing so for over 10 years now. I am a trained actor, and have been a public speaker and a corporate event planner for my entire life.
Whatever you'd like within your wedding will easily be delivered without prejudice. I love all cultures and all people.
I can deliver Catholic, Christioan protestant and Mormon Weddings, non-Demonenational Weddings, Jewish Weddings, Spanish/English and Gay Weddings, all with the same conviction, intensity and passion.
I've also incorporated religious scripture, Hebrew, Spanish and even Chzek and Chinese phrases within my Sarasota Weddings, with the same positive results.
I'd also be happy to introduce you to a real seminary educated and credentialed Reverend if you require one for your ceremony. He's truly an amazing human being!
Aside from taking traditional roles within the wedding party, the best thing I've found to accomplish their inclusion is by incorporating them into your sand ceremony.
I deliver words that inspire Brady Bunch Families, your children and non-biological children, to share in the connection of this joyous experience that solidifies their life ahead, as well as the shared lives of their parent(s).
In a word....No!
I'll offer printing resources if you need and websites that sell things, but for most of the small stuff, and personal touches beyond the event space, and figuring out who is coming or not, most people take a hands on approach.
If you'd like one of my recommended day planners to help you with managing the fine details of your event, staying by your side during your event day and more.... we are happy to recommend a few.
It's just not something that I can do effectively, while also handling your decor and ceremony.
If you'd like me to take on the role of day planner or partial event planner alone, without delivering my own decor or services.....I am more than qualified to take on that role and more, at any event.
If you'd like something different, call to discuss your needs.
Sure! Not every event requires all that we offer.
We can deliver any and all of our services ala carte. Most smaller scenarios with pricing are already outlined throughout my website.
From a 2 person wedding to anything you desire...I will have a positive, and cost effective answer to meet your needs.
which address many of the smaller wedding scenarios.
I will call you to discuss your details after you fill out my contact form.
When you are ready to move forward, an accurate written quote will always follower conversation .
I call myself a working organizer.
For most of the weddings we deliver, our approach eliminates the need for a traditional planner.
When we are present as a team, there's really very little left for a planner or venue host to do.
By your wedding date, we are all working on the same timeline that you helped to create. We have coordinated many details amongst ourselves and with our caterers, while always incorporating all of your specific requests. Each of us picks up seamlessly where the other drops off. We need little direction.
Your decor, timeline, music and details are already well thought out and discussed amongst all of us, the responsibilities of your event space have been defined well before we enter the room. It's an easy routine, that we've delivered countless times.
We now get to simply deliver your stellar event, exactly as you had hoped!
I call it my modern style delivery.
In my opinion, a traditional wedding with the couple's back turned away from their guests, looses a level of intimacy that my style delivers within the wedding.
My modern style delivery allows for eye contact, intimacy and hand holding for the couple, and a personal connection between the couple and their guests. It also allows me to directly address and include your guests in the thoughts and words shared. It's a level of intimacy that is consistently commented on in my reviews.
It also allows the photographer to focus on unimpeded pictures of the bride and groom without my big head in the way.
And finally it affords me the ability to smoothly and naturally transition throughout the wedding, actively fixing and changing sight-lines, and moving more naturally to deliver moments where your guests are spoken to directly, and where sand ceremonies and personal vows would benefit from me being out of the way.
I am still happy to deliver a church style wedding if you desire. I will simply plant my feet. I actually would write the wedding ceremony a bit differently too. It takes on a more formal and stoic approach.
When I send my questionnaire to help write your ceremony, I will ask many questions to define your exact desires.
Your wedding will always be...exactly as you wish!
I'll even bake a cake for you!
And we probably won't cater with Chick-Fil-A anyway!
Myself and my entire crew, delivers our services with the same respect inherently deserved by everyone.
I have to admit, I do have a problem with stupid people. You can't fix stupid!
Yes and No. I will set up everything included within my decor packages; including, chairs, drapery, lighting, and your dais.
Most venues will set up their own tables and chairs for the reception. Usually black or white linens and a colored napkin, and utensils are provided. Seat covers and sashes are usually optional and additional.
I am happy to create and deliver the elements of your table design, from linens to candelabras. If I am involved in your table design, I will supply all that you need to put your table-top...over the top.
I often set up one table to allow the venue or catering team to mimic as they put the rest of the tables together.
Everything I supply is delivered a day in advance or more, ready for placement so the venue can simply set-up the room on their own time schedule.