So, your “Miami Wedding” Pinterest board is on point. Seashell terrarium centerpieces may or may not have crossed your mind. You’re planning a hotel wedding in Miami, so you’re already dreaming of the gorgeous waterfront views and pre-wedding days spent on the beach. Use these three key tips to start planning your wedding.
1. Pick the Right Venue
Every Miami venue you consider should have an indoor option, if you’re considering an outdoor wedding. Florida is famous for its summer showers every afternoon, but it may rain outside of those hours too—particularly if you’re planning a fall Florida wedding.
One great option for the best of both worlds is a well-located hotel wedding venue that allows you to enjoy impeccable views of Miami’s beautiful waterfront in a climate controlled setting that will keep your guests comfortable. Out of town guests will have the ultimate convenience of staying on site, and you’ll ease your planning stress by having everything located in one spot.
If you’re looking at the EPIC Hotel as your downtown Miami wedding spot, we think you have impeccable taste and would love to show you the venue.
2. Select Your Vendors
There comes a time in every bride-to-be’s journey to the altar when she must select her vendors. And rather than drive all over the city to pick out locally-sourced flowers, charitable favors and memorable food, why not park once and see the best of the best in one day? We’re all about helping you get ready for the wedding of your dreams by introducing you to all your future BFF’s.
Plan on visiting “Your Wedding Experience” by David Tutera. The “king of wedding planning” creates an affair to remember from A to Zooming Down the Aisle. Come see for yourself as celebrity wedding planner and host of WE TV’s show, My Fair Wedding with David Tutera, stages his lively, immersive experiences every spring at select locations around the U.S. Past cities have included Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles and others.
There are also a number of great wedding shows either in the great Miami area, or within driving distance. Use Here Comes the Guide to find the most up-to-date list of wedding shows in the area.
3. Focus on Food
Miami is a culinary capital of the world and your wedding day should reflect the best the city offers. You can look to the city’s unique cultural makeup for inspo—Cuban food trucks are a local favorite—or pull food inspiration from your own unique couple love story. Or look to current wedding trends and offer your guests a chance to sample the best local donuts, perhaps, or even a DIY taco bar.
Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or a big, splashy affair, all of us at EPIC Hotel, located on the Miami waterfront, look forward to dancing with you all the way to the Big Day. And meanwhile, whether you want to be in the best shape of your life, or just spin/run/lift out some pre-wedding stress, Exhale Spa (located in our hotel and offering fitness class memberships for bridal guests preparing for their wedding) is your sanctuary.