Ask Nancy


Hello! I work for a wedding photographer named Brian Adams and I am putting together a list of wedding coordinators in Florida for him. Could I please have the name of the owner of your company? Thanks! Jennifer Johnson Brian Adams PhotoGraphics

Hi, There are several members of Elegant Sarasota Weddings who are wedding coordinators.  On our website ( are listings for them and links to their individual websites. Nancy T.

Nancy We have set a date for our wedding on July 28 2012. We are trying to find a place to rent that we can have ceremony and reception in same location. Also we would like to provide our own food. Can you please help? Thanks! Christine

Best Wishes on your upcoming wedding! Check these venues where you can have ceremony and (your own food) reception: ( 941-923-1691 941-955-4597 All the best, Nancy T.

Hi, I'm from pittsburgh and thinking about a wedding on siesta key as that is where we got engaged. Seeing as I know nothing about the area is there a good planner you can recommend. Thanks and Happy New Year

Siesta Key is beautiful. There are 3 “Event & Wedding Planners” listed on our website ( and you would be in good hands with any of them. Happy New Year& Happy Wedding Planning! — Nancy T.

We would like to have a simple beach wedding performed on Siesta Key, what is required to do this. Wedding date is April 11, 2012. Need info as to where we would obtain the license.

Sarasota County Parks & Recreation Dept. issues permits for events on Siesta Key Public Beach. But, if you’ll be getting married at one of the resorts, a permit is not required from the County —… Read More

I just need to know where I can find a tiny pink satin favor bag

Have you tried Michael’s Crafts, JoAnn’s Fabrics, LTM Party Supply, and Google?   Nancy T.

i am looking for a venue and i do not want to pay $125 per person that is way out of my budget and i really dont want to have it at a food fest.

Cost per person depends on what menu items you select and, to some extent, the number of people.  Anther consideration is whether it would be buffet or plated/served. Our membership includes banquet/reception facilities, caterers, and… Read More

I wanted to have a fabulous wedding at an exotic location in sarasota something unique do you have any ideas? Price is not a concern

On a boat, in a garden, at the beach, at a museum or historical home or chapel, marine/aquarium, ranch/stable, Bed & Breakfast, golf and/or country club, restaurant, hotel banquet room, reception hall. — Nancy T.

Help us Nancy. We have many questions mainly about cost for Yacht wedding

Check with Anne of Marina Jack.  Her e-mail is: Also check with Sarah of LeBarge Tropical Cruises.  Her e-mail They can tell you the cost for chartering their boats and give you an idea… Read More

Hi Nancy! I am interested in a clambake wedding near Sarasota/Siesta Key/Lido Bech or Longboat Key - but not sure what my "Plan B" alternative would be if it rains. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!!

Our rainy season is mid-June through Sept., but even then the rain is usually an afternoon thunderstorm. So, if you schedule your ceremony and reception for sunset or later you shouldn’t have a problem. To… Read More