Ask Nancy


I'm planning my wedding for Nov.7 and I need some information about the reception cost.

Best Wishes, Luz, on your upcoming wedding!    Your reception cost will depend on number of guests and menu selections, as well as bar costs.   Nancy T.

what will be a good venue for ceremony in sarasota other than the resorts, public beach and the expensive mansion, and art places?

Best Wishes, Maria, on your upcoming wedding! At our website (, click on “Reception Locations” and “Reception Locations – Waterfront” and “Yacht Charters” for links to country clubs, banquet halls, boats, and restaurants. In addition… Read More

Hello Nancy, I was just wondering what's your suggestion on making your own centerpieces? I don't want to go over board on my budget, and I also don't want them to look cheap. Can you help me out please???

Best Wishes on your upcoming wedding! I don’t know what your theme or color scheme or budget are, or how “crafty” you are, but here are some centerpieces I’ve seen: Flowers and/or candles (of course)… Read More

I need to find a chapel on the water around sarasota/bradenton area do you know of any?

Hi, Jennifer, Best Wishes on your upcoming wedding! Waterfront property is too expensive for most churches to own.  I don’t think Longboat Island Chapel is on the water.  There is Roser Church on Anna Maria… Read More

Do you know any venues to have weddings at?

Hi, Josie, Best Wishes on your upcoming wedding!  On our website (, click on “Reception Locations” and “Reception Locations – Waterfront” for listings of many venues in Sarasota and Manatee counties.  There are links to… Read More

Have you ever worked with Bijou Bridal located in Sarasota?

Sandy I have not worked with Bijou Bridal, but I understand that Michael’s Formal Wear & Bridal is in their old location.  (E-mail:; Website Nancy T.

I would like to find a place with spanish architecture for photos. that would provide for a small wedding in the Sarasota, FL area thanks , Bob

Congratulations, Bob, on your upcoming wedding! On our website ( is a list of Reception Locations with links to their websites.  Take a look at the photos —  I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll like! Nancy T.

Do you guys plan small beach weddings. Siesta Key perhaps?

Best Wishes, Mandee, on your upcoming wedding! On our website (, you’ll find several wedding planners who can coordinate your small beach wedding and several wedding officiants to pronounce you “Husband and Wife.” Siesta Key… Read More

Looking for yacht rental for wedding reception 30 people catered June 11 2010.

Best Wishes, Connie, on your upcoming wedding.  Check out Marina Jack II, a beautiful yacht that is at the Sarasota Bayfront restaurant “Marina Jack’s.”  (941) 365-4232; Nancy T.

Where can i find an affordable elegant wedding vendor in either Sarasota, North Port, Bradenton, Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda, Florida...? Help!!!

Congratulations, Deon, on your upcoming wedding!  You didn’t mention what type of vendor you need — caterer, florist, photographer?  Or what you consider “affordable” (everyone’s budget is different). However, you did find our website (… Read More