For the bride who longs for a waterfront wedding complete with gorgeous weather and classic architecture, Miami is the perfect locale. And for the bride who longs to host her romantic day amidst the rolling waves from Miami’s sprawling beaches, then a yacht is the perfect venue.
Follow these quick tips to ensure that your dream Miami wedding goes off without a hitch.
1. Find the Perfect Locale
Few things are as important as the wedding venue—which is usually why it’s one of the first decisions made by the bride-to-be. Luckily, Tropicalboat makes the decision as quick and painless as possible. They have a selection of spectacular vessels ready and waiting to sweep you away. From luxury yachts to a party yacht rental Miami, Tropicalboat has the perfect floating palace for your big day. Additionally, hosting your wedding celebration on a yacht removes the stress of finding two separate locales for the ceremony and reception. You will be able to host the ceremony in an open-air sky lounge and have the reception on a lower deck while surrounded by rich fabrics and stunning skyline views.
2. Determine Your Splurge and Save
Once you start planning your wedding, you will likely be presented with a barrage of information and advertisements pitching various dresses, caterers, photographers and more. Without a proper budget, the cost of a wedding could quickly spiral out of control since there are so many individual details that could be finessed. This means that you should determine your “splurges” and “saves” very early on in the process.
Obviously, you should splurge on the things you want. After all, your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will remember forever. Do you dream of walking down the aisle to a string quartet? Book it! Do you long for an off-the-rack couture dress from a designer you’ve loved for years? Buy the dress. These splurges will make your wedding day all the more special for you and your groom.
Since every bride is different, there is no one-size-fits-all guide detailing what to buy and what to skip. However, most experts suggest splurging on the guest experience and the photographer. Don’t be afraid to spend some extra time and money ensuring that your guests have a blast. This could include an open bar, special entertainment or a rehearsal dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants Miami has to offer. Second, having a photographer and videographer present throughout the entire day will leave you with images you will treasure for years to come.
Luckily, a yacht wedding cuts down on many of the extra costs many brides may incur. For example, you will be able to minimize your budget for flowers and decorations, as your venue will present all the lavish extravagance you will need. You will have no need for a wedding planner as Tropicalboat will personally arrange all details before your big day. And you will have no need to a pricey champagne toast since your guests will have the opportunity to peruse the three open bars located throughout the vessel.
3. Manage Your Guests
Each of the Tropicalboat yachts has a guest limit, from the Skipperliner for 120 guests to the massive Chesapeake Boatworks for 516 guests. This means that your guest list will eventually need to be capped. It can be very difficult to decide who can and cannot attend your special day. To make things a bit easier, consider making two lists. The first should consist of family and close friends—people who you can’t imagine celebrating the day without. The second list should consist of anyone that you would want at the wedding outside of close friends and family. This will allow you to see how many guests from the second list will be able to fit into your selected venue.
While there are hundreds of thousands of decisions that will go into planning the perfect wedding, this shortlist should give you peace of mind as you delve into the possibilities. By determining your splurges and spends, you can spend more of your time focusing on the aspects that truly matter to you and your groom. And by choosing to take your wedding out on the ocean, you can plan with confidence knowing that Tropicalboats will be able to provide you with floating elegance for your special day.