Getting married is one of the most exciting things two people can do! And yet, with all
the expectations (and let’s face it, pressure) surrounding the big day, knowing where to start can be more than a little daunting. Luckily, there are loads of local resources that can make planning your nuptials a little bit easier and a lot more enjoyable.
One of the first things to do when planning a wedding is to decide what is most important
to you. Is it the dress? The food? The photos? From there, you can prioritize and budget
accordingly. And whether it’s a huge affair or a small gathering, all weddings require planning. Just Marry!
Orlando is a fantastic source for assistance with event planning, meeting with vendors,
menu tastings, and generally helping you sift through the myriad of options available to you. The cake, the caterers, the invitations…wedding planners know where to find it all. Just Marry! has options for all budgets and levels of assistance, ranging from just a light nudge here and there to all but totally-hands-on. Incidentally, many vendors already have experience working with local wedding planners, so allowing your planner to help navigate your choices and negotiate your needs can save you a lot of time and heartache.
A benefit to living in one of the tourist capitals of the world is that there are plenty of
venues to choose from. Resorts are a wonderful selection for receptions since they usually
provide the event space, catering, and picturesque scenery in a tidy one-stop-shop (of course, that is if you want to eschew being married in a religious space like a charge or synagogue). Rosen Hotels and Resorts have gorgeous scenery, ample parking for guests, and loads of options depending on your wedding size and budget. Walt Disney World resorts are also a great option, and for a pretty penny, you will have a very pretty wedding. Of course, there are lots of outside of the box beautiful venues as well. Leu Gardens, The Lake Eola House, the Orlando Museum of Art and Casa Feliz in Winter Park are just a few that come to mind. Rest assured, if it’s a beautiful space, you can probably arrange to hold your wedding there.
Then there is, of course, the dress. David’s Bridal is a great place to start – there are
fantastic deals, beautiful options, and multiple locations to choose from. However, if you are looking for something a little more personalized, consider some of the local bridal boutiques. Minerva’s on Orange Avenue, Lily’s Bridal near Mills / 50, and Solutions Bridal at Millenia are all great options for something unique and beautiful.
Of course, when it’s all said and done, while honeymoon options are endless, there is
something to be said about being able to drive right over to Cape Canaveral and hop on a cruise to get away from it all.