Miami's the Place for a Perfect Beach Wedding

By Carolyn Keating
  • Miami Romance Month
  • February 1 - February 29
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A beach wedding in Miami comes with three guarantees: gorgeous beaches, the crystal blue Atlantic Ocean and year-round warm weather. Sure, other wedding destinations can boast these same attributes, but Miami offers so much more. This sexy, cosmopolitan city has top-notch hotels, fabulous restaurants, the world-famous nightlife of South Beach, great shopping, tropical attractions and a modern international airport.

Your wedding party will never get bored in Miami. It's easy to plan all kinds of fun activities for them – from beach volleyball games to tours of the Art Deco Historic District. Your choice of beach wedding venues in Miami could include a hotel on its own private island, a glamorous oceanfront resort, or a charming Art Deco hotel.

Tropical Decor

Tropical décor for a beach wedding is easy when you're already in a tropical destination! Fresh orchids on tabletops, hurricane lanterns filled with sand and seashells, a palm-wreathed arch to say your vows beneath – the sky's the limit when it comes to creative and elegant tropical weddings in Miami.

A ceremony on the beach can be simple and understated, or glamorous and over-the-top. Couples who want to keep things simple can say their vows on the beach and treat their guests to an elegant champagne brunch afterwards. Wedding day outfits should reflect the easy-breezy beach wedding ambience: simple linen outfits for the groom and groomsmen, chic tropical dresses for the bridesmaids, an elegant lace or silk spaghetti-strap dress for the bride. To put everyone in an island mood, hire a reggae band or steel drum quartet.

Couples who want an even more laid-back wedding ceremony can hire a notary public to perform a beach wedding ceremony just for two. The notary takes care of filing the marriage license, assists with selecting vows, and arranges for digital photos of the ceremony. How's that for stress-free nuptials?

While simple is great, plenty of brides crave a bit more glitz when planning a beach wedding. The best choice here is to select one of Miami's many stunning oceanfront hotels for your ceremony. Say your vows under a flower draped arbor facing the ocean, followed sunset cocktails and canapés by the pool. For your reception, a moonlit dinner and dancing under the stars makes a romantic statement. Other fun options include planning your wedding reception aboard a luxury yacht, or hosting a pre-wedding party at one of Miami's cool rooftop lounges.

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Many Miami hotels offer complete wedding packages and will be happy to take care of every detail, including arranging for marriage licenses, working with quality caterers and florists, and hiring entertainment. While the professionals are busy taking care of the details, brides can focus on finding the perfect dress at one of Miami's many high-fashion bridal shops or enjoying a spa day with the girls.

This amazing international city has so much to offer. A beach wedding in Miami is an unforgettable way to start your life together. Your friends and family can share the excitement of your one-of-a-kind, tropical destination wedding. And of course, a return trip to Miami to celebrate your anniversary is a must-do!

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