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Hello, I am looking for a place in Sarasota to host a small bridesmaid's luncheon - maybe a total of 15 people. Thank you, KM

Hi Kimberly, best Wishes on your upcoming wedding! You have sooo many tasty options!  On the Elegant Sarasota Weddings Web site, click on Reception Locations and/or Receptions — Waterfront. Even though it may seem those… Read More

Hello! I am looking for off-site catering companies for my upcoming wedding. Will you please send me a list of reputable caterers? Thank you, Sara

Hello Sara, Congratulations on your wedding! We have several that we recommend, as part of the Elegant Sarasota Weddings Network: Der Dutchman Nellie’s Deli Trevisio Restaurant Any one of the above listed will be happy… Read More

We are getting married on the beach in Mexico. I am wearing a simple sexy wedding dress, my maid of honor is wearing a bright pink chiffon flowy dress. My question is if you have any suggestions on what the groom should wear?

Jennifer, Thank you for contacting Elegant Sarasota Weddings. It sounds to me like you are having a fun, casual and intimate beach wedding! Kudos to you for not being afraid to show your sense of… Read More

Hi Nancy, I want to do my wedding on the beach like waterfront view for November 1 of this year, I looked at already Croesley Museum but they don't have the day available, please let me know if you have particular place just like that one. Thanks.

Dear Jhohanna, Best Wishes on your upcoming wedding! Yes, there are many other waterfront venues in the area. Holiday Inn Lido Beach ( LeBarge Tropical Cruises ( Lido Beach Resort ( Longboat Key Club (… Read More

Hi Nancy would you happen to know of any day-of or month of wedding coordinators? We have one month left before we get married and I would really like someone to take the reigns from here.. thanks!

Hi, Karen, Best Wishes on your rapidly-approaching wedding!  October is a very popular time for weddings in Florida, so you need to quickly book a coordinator. Following are the websites for four well-respected local planners — see… Read More

We would like to have a beach/sunset wedding this spring. An evening reception for about 100. On a budget so we are flexible w/ dates places type of food, etc. Will be down to look around this weekend. Any suggestions?

Hi, Pat,  Best Wishes on your upcoming wedding! My personal favorite is Siesta Key public beach within the city limits of Sarasota.  The sand is as white and fine as sugar.  Lido Key, also within Sarasota,… Read More

Hi Nancy, I am looking to have my wedding in Sarasota. I live in Illinois, so I am looking to do a destination wedding, any ideas on where or how I could do this..Thanks!

Hi, Megan, Best Wishes on your upcoming wedding! Especially for a destination wedding, a wedding coordinator/planner is essential.  She will know the best locations, time of sunset, best vendors, etc. to make YOUR wedding special and… Read More

Our community would like to all renew our wedding vows and spend one night in February. Is this possible and how much would it cost each couple?

Hi, Susan, Yes, it is possible to have a group renewal of wedding vows.  You’d need to check with each officiant (see list at as to their pricing.  They will probably want to know how many… Read More

I am wanting to plan a summer 2009 wedding on Siesta Key beach in Sarasota, FL. I reside in Muncie, IN and would need to do all my planning here. Where do I start? Thanks, Megan

Hi, Megan, Best Wishes on your upcoming wedding! If you’re planning a large and/or complex wedding, you need a destination wedding planner/coordinator (there are several listed on our website ( If you’re eloping or if it… Read More