Allan Z prefers to act as your officiant! Officiant services are included with our decor packages (at no extra cost to you) to provide a complete answer to your ceremony needs
Hire Allan with the intent to use him as your officiant and ceremony event organizer and you will get the most out of the services we offer.
Additionally use our services for your Reception; Hire our Decor, lighting music and photography services and our level of expertise can be delivered throughout your entire event.
Hire us fully, and you won't need a planner!
If you'd like our in house minister, priest or rabbi to deliver your ceremony, click on the link below;
Our Brand New "Envoi Pro" will deliver music and voice for up to 250 people.
Allan uses a Handheld Wireless Mic and controls the music while delivering the ceremony on his iPad Pro.
Our Clean White Padded Chairs are NEW. They are never used for food service, or stored outside, so they remain sparkling new, blemish and rip free.
Beyond the 30 that are included with your package, additional chairs are $5 each.
We offer many other styles additionally.
A safe place to leave belongings, chairs to sit on while removing shoes. Grab a bottle of Ice cold water from the cooler, pick up a shell for the shell toss after the ceremony, and one basket becomes a place to deposit any garbage so our beaches remain clean and safe for wildlife.
We Comb the sand to highlight your wedding area, the aisle is smoothed as well. The first guests to arrive see the effect the best. We try to keep the aisle fresh and un-walked upon for the processional.
The setting is usually ready for our photographer about 30 minutes before you arrive. I always try to text a picture to you on your big day.
We always bring a good amount of bottled water kept on ice.
A cooler will await your guests next to the entrance sitting area at your Sarasota Beach Wedding.
Your chosen music is provided for Processional and Recessional along with special moments within the ceremony.
Music starts a few minutes before the wedding and ends about 10 mins after the ceremony. We are happy to deliver your first dance on the beach.
rOur White Carpet Aisle Runner goes best with our Elegance with Vines Canopy or Modern Canopy Designs .....but if you want to wiggle your toes in the sand, we will happily comb the sand instead.
It's all about your style.
Carpet is not used when it's raining, drizzling or if wet ground occurs.
Our canopies are delivered complete. Concept styling continues on the aisle chairs.
Our most popular white silk florals provide a neutral frame for your wedding pictures.
People often lean in to smell them...good quality always.
Works best for a Tommy Bahama Style wedding with a Bamboo Canopy or Modern Canopy to spice it up.
Sometimes white silk flowers just don't hit the mark.
Our red tropical silk flowers offers another option within the package.
Styling will continue onto aisle chairs, and is available in place of our white floral design.
In place of florals or in combination;
For a more beach theme, we will happily add a variety of Starfish to your canopy, aisle chairs, and more.
Some weddings have opted for NO flowers at all, using our shell decor entirely.
It's all about Your Style....
We will discuss and reconfirm your desires as the wedding approaches. flowers, shells or a combination...as you wish!
We bring live greenery to accent many areas around the ceremony set up.
Entrance areas, Canopy bases, sitting area, freestanding signs, are all given a special touch to make your setting as stellar and as photographic as it can be.
I try to mark your wedding on the beach.
In some cases locations are hidden. On peak dates, multiple Sarasota Weddings can occur on the same beach,
I set a trail of signs to easily distinguish when and where your wedding will be.
I have a series of appropriate signs that add substance, presence and character to any wedding set-up.
They lean more toward casual beach themed weddings and are in the style as shown. If you like the idea... Let me surprise you by choosing the ones that best reflect your wedding.
As you enter and later exit your ceremony aisle, we usually enhance the area by combining gates, signs and greenery and a few other flourishes to provide enough elegant decor to enhance your photos along every step of the way.
Live bouquets from a florist can often run over $200.
A few casual beach wedding clients have used freshmarket flower bouquets bought for as little as $20.
If live flowers are not as important to you, I always have a small assortment of White Silk Rose and Orchid bouquets to borrow. (One is shown above.)
We will reconfirm your desires at the final review before your ceremony.
There are so many ways to make your wedding unique.
Throwing beach balls instead of rice is just one of many ideas. We've seen them all; Bubbles, fans, programs, and a ton of incentive items.
We are happy to steer you in the right direction in answer to any request. E-mail is always responded to quickly. Calls M-TH are welcome up to 9pm.
On a M-TH at 10:30am, a few days before your wedding, I will meet you for a final review at your location if you desire.
We will stamp your documents, collect any final balance due, and make sure that all details are confirmed and will be delivered exactly as you wish. Your comfort and confidence is my goal.
I can also conduct a rehearsal at that time, or teach you how to conduct your own rehearsal to match your own schedule.
I do not attend rehearsals scheduled the night before your event, nor on a Friday-Sunday without additional fees. I usually do weddings on these days. My presence at your (walking-in and walking-out) rehearsal is usually unnecessary.
By wedding time, if you are following my plan, all details have been discussed and corrected well before your event. Before we meet, I have taught and discussed with you, all that you'd ever need to know to be comfortable at your event, and how to conduct your own last minute rehearsal. If meeting in person is impossible, a phone call with the bride and groom will easily deliver all that's necessary.
I reserve the day before your event for final preparation; loading the truck and a final review of your ceremony and event needs, so all details are delivered as promised or better.
We have a number of tables that coordinate with our decor packages.
Our tables are the perfect height, and are pretty enough to not require a tablecloth fluttering in the wind.
I will always bring the best table that matches your decor style and ceremonial needs.
I'm a licensed Florida Notary. My handling of money is vetted as honest, and I have no criminal background.
I am happy to hand deliver your marriage license to the Clerk in Manatee or Sarasota County.
Beyond that I have nothing to hide...you'll have my home address.
I will send you a questionnaire upon hire. It will define your desires and give me the material I need to personalize your event.
Your wedding ceremony will be delivered in writing, well in advance, and can be edited further.
Your ceremony will become exactly as you wish.
Let's not complicate things!
When I work with you solely on your beach wedding, there's little additional planning needed.
Our wedding details are fully outlined on our website. In our process, together we will explore and add many personalized touches to complete your event. For us it's a no-brainer!
Emails and Calls are answered as received and welcomed. My designer and I will be present on your wedding day, so your wedding ceremony is managed properly from two points, covering your arrival area and the ceremony space.
When we are involved additionally with design and decor for your Sarasota Wedding Reception, that too, will quickly become fully organized in the same fashion.
If you initially need help with figuring out the right reception location, call anytime. We are happy to help you to get settled...then we can do our magic!
Hire me for the ceremony portion of the event...even if your location is yet to be determined.
After being hired for your ceremony....we will happily meet you in your chosen reception space to discuss your further event needs, logistics and budget.
We will happily invest whatever time is necessary to help you to settle on locations and to additionally explore your reception needs.
My DJ or Band will create and run the reception timeline and my photographer works with all of us to match your desires.
Once hired, we cover the roles of partial planners and day planners for your ceremony at no additional cost to you.
When you hire us fully for your ceremony...and also include us in your reception planning, you'll need nothing else!
It's easiest to work with people that we know, trust and respect.
Trust our recommendations. Our suggested vendor team loves doing this as much as we do! We also work together to ensure a great experience and outcome for everyone.
We will put you in direct touch with our people so there are no communication gaps.
Behind the scenes we are always communicating to ensure we deliver our best for you.
As a former New Yorker I've been exposed to every religion and culture. I truly love them all...and the food!!.
I also treat everyone I meet with the respect and love that they inherently deserve.
I also deliver ceremonies that include and don't include religion.
I deliver equally well; Christian, Catholic, Baptist and Protestant, Bilingual Spanish-English, and English-Hebrew, and Gay Sarasota wedding ceremonies. Examples of all are within my site.
Whoever you are, I will deliver your Sarasota Wedding Ceremony Event with respect, and in a way that positively reflects your connection to your family and friends.
Allan Z prefers to Act as your officiant. Officiant Services are included with our decor packages at no additional cost to you...for a reason!
Hire Allan with the intent to use him as your officiant and your event will be fully coordinated from the start. Our systemized approach will ensure that no stone is left unturned. Use our services fully and we guarantee that you will experience the wedding of your dreams!
Scroll down to see how the dynamic is changed when a stranger is inserted as your officiant.....
The pressures and problems created by inserting an inexperienced person or friend into the process of leading the ceremony, from our viewpoint has consistently lead to non-optimal results.
We've watched countless "family friends" leading the ceremony while ruining the dynamic, energy and intimacy of the ceremony itself.
It's actually difficult for us to watch knowing that had you simply allowed us to do our job, the outcome would have been much better.
There's so much more involved than just delivering words....
We always suggest that you honor your special friends with a reading or specific mention within the ceremony that we deliver.
If you still want your friend to deliver your ceremony, that's fine!
Please however understand in advance....
I found Allan Zuckerman on a website. I gave him a call and immediately knew I liked this guy.
He was very sincere and shared his enthusiasm over the phone to give us the best wedding ever. He came through and then some!!!! Allan is reasonably priced and goes above and beyond on everything.
Although we live in Buffalo, we went down to where we wanted our wedding and didn't meet Allan, but he had suggested places for us to go. When you mention his name ... a smile came across everyone's faces and they said "He is the best guy and will do everything to give you the best wedding ever" They all raved about him. That goes a long way!!!! We went to over 10 different places and all POSITIVE comments.
So I hired him and asked him to suggest a Photographer and DJ. Wow, best move I ever made. He suggested Rick for Photos and Jorge as the DJ. These guys all had phone conversations with my husband and seemingly could tell our personalities through the phone.
They are an AWESOME Trio! They said if I could trust them and leave my wedding day in their hands it would be the best wedding ever....and let me tell you... It was the best wedding beyond my dreams!!!!!
The 3 of them even sat down and came up with a place for the wedding reception. We got married on the beach across the street. Everything with a very reasonable price tag.
Allan was also our officiant. He did such an excellent job! My family and friends were so impressed with his ceremony. He can adapt to any situation.
If you hire one of these guys, hire all 3. they work together and will give you the best day of your life!!!!