We have a very tight budget because, as mentioned before, we don't want any help from our loved ones. We would like for them to give us a wonderful monetary gift to assist us in purchasing a home shortly after the wedding.
My wedding will be on the beach in Miami, FL and all negotiations are made from here in NY. So my planners have made lot's of phone calls and sent lot's of emails to various vendors on our behalf. We had our first meeting on June 13th and since then we've gotten so much accomplished.
I of course will wear white.
Save The Date Cards
Initially, we weren't sure which style was best. Should we go with a horizontal or vertical card? Should we have our photo on it? Which template looks best? Should we go with the beach theme? Should we go with magnets? What should we say on it?
After about a week or two we decided on an Island themed magnet. This way all guests could stick them right on their fridge and have a daily reminder of our wedding.
Here's the proof.
We are getting everything we need for the wedding ceremony, bridal party and parents for a very good price.
For the ceremony, I want a bamboo canopy and organza sprinkled with flowers. The florist has this exact setup!
Ceremony & Reception
We will have the ceremony on the beach behind The Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort in Sunny Isle Miami, Fl. On my fourth trip to Miami, I stayed here and I had an awesome time there. I've chosen this hotel for our guests. The resort is giving us a good deal on accommodations for our group.
Three Course Sit Down Dinner. Complimentary Bridal Suite Evening of the Wedding. And my wedding cake! This deal can't be beat at all!
Being that the wedding is on the beach, I've decided to go with a simple but elegant dress. I dont want it too heavy so I can keep cool. I want it to be comfortable and appropriate enough for a beach and a formal reception. I love the dresses from the Maggie Sottero Destinations collection. They are perfect for the classy beach wedding bride.
I go on my first dress shopping date with my mom, sister, maid of honor and wedding planners on Aug 1. I'm counting down the days.
A few more things need to be done, like find a photographer, decide on the music, purchase the formal invitatioms, wedding favors, and a few more, to complete all of the planning for our wedding. I can't believe how stress free I am thus far.
Save the Date Cards --A Giftful Heart
Florist -- Natinel Designs