Wedding Bells & Sea Shells

Expert Michelle Olivia “The Miami Wedding & Events Planner” – gives the 'I Do' to getting married in Miami Florida, creating a Miami wedding, practical advice, fabulous style tips and glorious photographs. Here Michelle gives you “the skinny 4 must do's on getting married in in Miami”

Sizzling, vibrant and known for its top-notch food and music (and really, what else do you need for a party?), balmy Miami is made for celebrations. And while its wide strands of golden sand provide no-hassle alternatives to a Caribbean-style ceremony, the city is also home to historic hotels, lush gardens and ballrooms with sweeping ocean views—meaning no matter your style, there’s a wedding location for you!

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First things first: Your event will look most cohesive and coordinated if you whip up a creative design, monogram, motif or color play to carry through all of your wedding visuals. (Think: a palm frond illustration to travel through programs, menus, IRL florals, etc.)


Know how every professionally orchestrated wedding features a luxe little lounge area or two? Friendly reminder that you can totally DIY this amenity, often with items already at your venue. Michelle suggests checking the furnishings in the foyers, nooks and hallways of venues, and asking if you can rearrange and personalize these “resting spots” with flowers, photos. "If you want to take things one step further, hop on Etsy and source some great throws pillow that work with the look and feel of your wedding while upping the cozy factor!”


According to Michelle, the key to truly professional-looking tabletops is using several different suites of glassware, dishware and/or linens. While one style or pattern can read monotonous, strategically incorporating two to three patterns in a sequential way will read much more interesting and luxurious.


You needn't be a resident of Florida or a U.S. citizen to get hitched in this state, although a marriage license, which costs $93.50, is required. Couples must apply in person and present a valid form of picture ID, as well as a social security number; non-U.S. citizens should furnish an alien registration card, passport or other legal form of identification. Previously married parties must provide the exact dissolution date of the former marriage whether by death, annulment or divorce. There is no waiting period. However, Florida residents who opt out of the civil four-hour marriage course must wait three days before being wed. No blood test or witnesses are required. –Naomie Jean-Louis

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