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Last minute wedding! I need help!

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CherriT69
Wedding Date: Nov, 2010
St. Petersburg, FL, USA
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My fiance and I have been engaged for almost a year already and have been putting off picking a date. Well he just got orders to deploy and overseas and we want to get married on the beach before he goes. Does anyone have any suggestions? I need some serious help - we want to get married on Sunday, November 7th. That is in 27 days!

Posted in St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Written on Oct. 11, 2010

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ceremoniesjfy@gmail.com

Hi CherriT - 27 days that is just around the corner. You have a lot of work to do do over the next few weeks, but it can definitely be done. The first thing to do is find a venue. Since you are planning for a Sunday wedding there should be a few venues available. Are you wanting a beach wedding, what kind of reception would you like? How many guests do you think will be attending? Once that is picked out get some invitations and get those out. From there your next step would be to find a photographer and someone to marry you. If you attend church regularly check with you pastor first. If not, we would be happy to help you with an officiant. We do have Sunday, November 7th available and would be happy to help where ever we can. The next step is catering if the venue you choose doesn't provide it. Then a dress, decor (flowers and so on..) and other details. You can e-mail us at ceremoniesjfy@gmail.com Best of luck!

Written on Oct. 11, 2010
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CherriT69
Wedding Date: Nov, 2010
St. Petersburg, FL, USA
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Thank you - I will definitely be in touch tomorrow. We are thinking of something pretty small with about 50-75 people. It is late notice for our out of town friends to come, so it will be mostly close family and friends. Do you have any suggestions on venues? I originally wanted a church wedding, but our minister doesn't have time to do the required premarital counseling, so that is not going to work. It would be nice to find a place where we could do both the ceremony and reception as well as food and decor. An all in one type place would be great!

Written on Oct. 11, 2010
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Simple Weddings

Hi Cherri,

My wife and I own Simple Weddings. I was in the military myself and we would be honored to help. We also offer a 10% military discount!

Please feel free to check out our website at www.simpleweddingsflorida.com for planning tips, pictures, ideas, and our packages and prices.

We can assist you with everything related to the wedding, and we have relationships with several preferred caterers and restaurants for your reception.

Please feel free to contact us at 727-537-9331 or info@simpleweddingsflorida.com.

Congratulations on your engagement and good luck with your planning! Don't worry - 27 days is very do-able!

Sincerely,


Jeff Copeland

Written on Oct. 12, 2010
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jessikabang
Wedding Date: Feb, 2009
St. Petersburg, FL, USA
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We planned ours in just over a month at the sirata beach resort on st Pete beach. Also check out the thunderbird beach resort. I stay here for my bday in oct every year. Just got back from there Monday. There were a lot of pretty weddings this weekend plus they have live music and tiki bar on the beach.

Written on Oct. 12, 2010
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Reagan.Errera
Wedding Date: Apr, 2008
Saint Petersburg, FL, USA
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Fort DeSoto, you just need to fill out a form and you can set everything up on the beach. We rented chairs and set them up about an hour before the wedding. They have a banquet hall there, except I don't think they allow alcohol. Good luck.

Written on Oct. 12, 2010
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linda.santa-ruiz

I will be happy to help. I work for the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront and although we are not on the beach, we can do the ceremony and cocktails by the pool. We have a beautiful ballroom that can accommodate your wedding. Please let me know if you and your fiance would like to come in for a site. I can be reached directly at 727-825-7018.

Written on Oct. 12, 2010
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Erin & Rob 8/8/09
Wedding Date: Aug, 2009
St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Also check out Grand Plaza, we have a friend who bar tends there, and there are always weddings going on. Good luck!! I have a few photographers for really small budgets that are just starting out to $3k, depending on budget. If you need help let me know, I planned my whole wedding pretty much by myself. You can email me at robanderin06@yahoo.com

Good Luck and Congrats!

Written on Oct. 12, 2010
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Stehman Photography

Good morning Cherri, Take a deep breath because it will all work out just fine. You have gotten some great suggestions already. If a beach wedding is what you want I agree with Reagan about Ft. DeSoto. It is such a pretty white sand beach and not as busy as something like Clearwater or St. Pete. Jessika's suggestion of the Sirata and Thunderburd are great ideas also.

Stehman Photography is available on Sunday, November 7th and we do have special two-in-one photographer and officiant packages. That would take care of two of the important parts of your day. Please check out our website at www.stehmanphotography.com or give me a call at 727-460-5224 We would love to assist you in any way we can. I would be happy to get you connected with vendors that are still available for your wedding so you can get this taken care of with a few days to relax before the big day.

May your marriage be a happy one!

Sincerely,
Carla

Written on Oct. 12, 2010
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info@granthemond.com
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Hi CherriT69. Planning a last minute wedding can make you feel overwhelmed and in a panic however, there are some wonderful vendors in our west coast central FL area that are here to help (as you can see from all the posts above)! Rest assured your special day will be beautiful, memorable & a huge success! :)

If you are in need of Disc Jockey entertainment, we hope you will consider us. We are Grant Hemond & Associates and our phone number is 727-736-2316. You can also check us out at www.granthemond.com Please keep in mind that due to the fact your event is coming up so quickly as well as the fact that Sundays are considered off-peak dates-- We Will Work With Your Budget!!

Written on Oct. 12, 2010
117836
Stehman Photography

Cherri - Grant Hemond is a great company to work with! We did a wedding with their DJ Doug Decker in June and he did a fantastic job keeping that dance floor going, plus he was friendly and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Grant Hemond!

Written on Oct. 12, 2010
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