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Florida Destination Weddings

Florida is fast becoming a hot destination wedding site.  And, no wonder, with beautiful beaches and mild weather, Florida has it all.  Read "Planning a Romantic Beach Wedding in Florida" for more reasons to choose a Florida beach setting for your upcoming nuptials.  For hotel choices throughout Florida, read the next article titled, "Where to Stay in Floriday." 

Planning A Romantic Beach Wedding In Florida 

Author: Holly Dodd 

When you think of Florida what do you think of? I think of FUN! As a child I spent time in Florida every year and we had fun at the beaches, fun at the Theme parks, just plain old fun was had every time we visited Florida. Now that I'm planning my wedding, I'm looking for the ideal spot to hold the ceremony, I keep thinking about the beach wedding I've always dreamed of as a little girl. 

For those of you whom have never been to Florida, it's a peninsula state located in the Southeastern portion of the United States. It's known for its beautiful beaches, Citrus groves, The Everglades and Theme Parks. It's also known as the place that many people like to spend their days in retirement. It's no wonder why Florida is one of the top vacation destinations in the world. 

Not surprising, Florida is becoming a popular spot to have wedding ceremonies. In particular the St. Petersburg and Clearwater area, this is on the Gulf Coast. These two cities are reportedly hosting 8,500 weddings annually. The beaches on this coast are some of the most beautiful in the world, which make an exciting and romantic backdrop for a wedding. 

One of the reasons that Florida's gulf coast is so popular is that there are so many options for the bride and groom to choose. Yes, you can have a beautiful beach wedding but there are some magnificent Botanical Gardens here also. The Tampa Bay lighthouse is used for some weddings as well as a number of unique and exotic locations. With so many options to choose from, it's no surprise as to Florida's rise as one of the top wedding destinations! 

Privacy and romance are top consideration when planning to perfect Florida wedding. Most of the companies that offer beach weddings are geared towards small parties under 60. When considering my budget I was happy to find that the wedding beach pricing was indeed affordable. Prices range from modest to extravagant; there is definitely something for every bride and grooms budget. 

Guests will be treated to a memorable experience too. The beach setting of thundering ocean waves, snow white sand and warm soothing sun create an atmosphere of bliss for everyone attending the ceremony. As the bride and groom proceed through the ceremony, it's said that all in attendance are moved by the beauty and romance of the beach setting. The soon to be newlyweds are not only providing memories that last a lifetime for themselves but for their guests as well. 

Yes, Florida does look like a great wedding destination spot. If you haven't considered planning an exotic wedding do yourself a favor and look into it. You may want to contact your travel agent or an online service to check to see if flying to Florida will be in your budget. I did and found that the cost would be far less than a traditional wedding at home. Naturally we'll remember this special day where ever we choose to hold it but having the choice of being married in a romantic location like one of Florida's breathtaking beaches or a traditional indoor wedding, the beach wedding just seems so much more special. Little did I know that my dream wedding as a little girl may very well be the wedding that becomes my reality.

About the author:

Holly Dodd is a webmaster that enjoys including her personal solutions, like planning a wedding and a variety of other topics are covered in other websites.



Where to Stay in Florida

Author: Henry Huxton 

Florida - the sunshine state - is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. It has beautiful beaches and a tropical climate with over 300 days of sunshine a year. Major attractions include the theme parks in Orlando, the Universal Orlando Resort, Sea World and Kennedy Space Center apart from the all famous Walt Disney World. Not to forget the beautiful Miami with its great beaches and superb nightlife.

Whether you visit Florida for business or pleasure - choosing the right hotel could be quite a challenging task. Florida has an exhaustive list of hotels and this could make the task even tougher whether choose based on the hotel or location or both. Of course, finding the costly deluxe hotels is not a major issue, but getting an economical one that still meets your needs is surely a challenge. You could begin with checking room rates on Expedia or Travelocity and then call the hotel reservation desk to compare quotes. TopFloridaHotelGuide.com
is another great resource for hotels in Florida.

A few of the popular hotels in Florida include: 

The Ritz-Cartlon Orlando, Grande Lakes: Located only 10 miles away from Walt Disney World, this holiday resort includes a 40,000 square foot Spa, Ritz Kids Club and 6 dining options. It is also located in close proximity to the airport and premium shopping areas. 

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes: A stunning Spanish style hotel, the JW Marriott Orlando provides all of the comfort and variety you always dreamt of. Also conveniently located near Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and other exciting local attractions the hotel offers many amenities for guests. It has 1000 guest rooms and 64 suites with access to The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and Spa. The resort itself serves as a quite getaway for its guests. It overlooks hundreds of acres of lakes and waterways and guests can truly experience the beauty of Florida. 

The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress: This is a Lake Buena Vista resort that combines the most comprehensive range of activities that include golf, tennis, pools, horseback riding, dining, etc. You can also find state-of-the-art meeting facilities, luxurious guestrooms and fully-equipped comfortable guest rooms. There is an elaborate range to choose from - like garden view king or double rooms, pool view king or double rooms, hospitality, executive or VIP suites. 

Mandarin Oriental, Miami: For an unobstructed view of the Biscayne Bay choose the Mandarin Oriental located in Miami. It is one of America's finest hotels and has also been awarded the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award for four consecutive years. Located on the popular Brickell Key, the hotel's deluxe waterfront location is something you don't want to miss. The hotel has well-equipped rooms, award-winning restaurants and bars, Spa and extensive business and leisure facilities. 

Check out the Gardens Hotel for an ultimate experience in luxury accommodation and amenities at affordable prices. Popular as the "The Prettiest Hotel In Key West" The Gardens estate houses 17 luxurious guest suites amidst one of Florida's oldest and most respected tropical gardens. 

The other popular hotels include the Marquesa hotels and Eden House in Key West. While hotels may be the most-sought after accommodation, also look for vacation homes, bed and breakfast, etc. These options give you flexibility with a great price and will truly make your vacation and worthwhile one.

About the author: Top Florida Hotel Guide




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