Planning Tools

Applying for a Marriage License in Florida

If you’ve just set a date for your wedding, this can be an exciting time for the two of you! Don’t let the marriage license laws of Florida put a dent in your wedding plans…. Read More


The Countdown: A Detailed Planning Checklist

first things first: Share the news of your engagement with family and close friends. Announce your engagement in the local newspapers. Set a budget. Establish who will be able to contribute, and how much. Set the… Read More


How to Plan for a Small Wedding

It can be a real challenge to plan a successful small wedding. With creative thinking and good planning, even a small wedding can be turned into the highlight of the social calendar. How should we… Read More


Honeymoon Packing Checklist

In the days before your wedding, tackle those last-to-dos with maximum efficiency. Use our checklists to simplify your honeymoon packing. The quantities below reflect our estimates of what you’ll need for a one-week getaway to… Read More


Ready, set, go. Plan your celebration with this 50-step guide

Six Months Before 1. Pick A Date Consider climate and convenience. “If you want lots of blooming flowers April or May is best,” says N.Y.C. planner Marcy Blum. As for a holiday weekend, she says,… Read More


Marriage License Requirements

Marriage License Requirements Marriage licenses can be obtained at the Sarasota County Courthouse – Marriage License Department at 1991 Main Street, Suite 225, Sarasota, FL 34237. Also at the South County Administration Bldg., 4000 South… Read More


Bride Network Group Talks About Weddings

 STAFF PHOTO / DAN WAGNER Elaine Cordeau, the owner of Elaine’s Bridal Boutique, center, helps Karen Lagos of Orlando choose a wedding dress at her store in Bradenton. What: Brides 2 Be Networking Group. When:… Read More