5 Essential Tips for Planning a Flawless Outdoor Miami Beach Wedding
There’s nothing quite like getting married in Miami Beach, but you’ll need to take some extra care if you plan to tie the knot in our tropical paradise. Here are our outdoor wedding tips to ensure smooth sailing come wedding day.
1. Have a Plan B when it comes to the Weather
You’ll want to be mindful of Miami’s weather before picking a wedding date. Our climate can generally be split into two seasons: April through October is hot and humid, with occasional early morning or late night rain showers and October through April is dry with more mild, warm temperatures. Once you save the date, worst-case scenarios can still happen on the big day, and you'll want to be organized. Which brings us to our next Miami Beach outdoor wedding tip.
2. Choose a Miami Beach Wedding Venue that is Versatile
Your venue will play a significant role in your outdoor wedding’s ambiance, so you’ll want one that will not only see your vision to fruition, but have a back-up plan to minimize surprises. Consider saying “I do” at The Sagamore. Our iconic, Art Deco hotel in the heart of South Beach has over 18,000 sq. feet of versatile indoor and outdoor event space for your guests to spread out. Our outdoor venues include the lush Garden Deck, intimate Canvas Beach Terrace, and new Pool Deck alongside the Pool Bar, Butterfly Cabanas, and Casa Baba. Inside, there's our Gallery Room, Video Bar, and Historical Bar which are perfect for rehearsal dinner or cocktail hour.
3. Plan your Miami Beach Wedding Attire
Remember to dress appropriately for our tropical climate. Wear your hair up, skip the hair gel, wear minimal makeup, and consider neutral tones so as to not clash with the tropical scape of The Sagamore’s property. Prepare your guests for the elements as well. Tell them to expect warm, sunny weather and suggest the right formal wear and shoes (and sunscreen) for the occasion. Oversized floppy hats and straw fedoras are always a good option. Refer your guests to Brides’ Wedding Guest Guide to Beach Attire for even more preparedness and inspiration.
4. Book a Venue with Accommodations
Not only is having a Miami Beach hotel wedding easy (and a great option if you’re having a traditional day-after brunch), but incredibly spacious. Hold your event and put your guests up all in the same place when you book your wedding at The Sagamore Hotel. Our beachside hotel has 101 rooms and suites and is well-equipped to meet your needs. For a bridal suite, look to our Penthouse Suite and Terrace (pictured above) or VIP Oceanfront suite overlooking the infinity pool, beach, and boardwalk. Your guests will love our on-site boutique accommodations and amenities like beach access and loungers, 24-hour fitness center, bike rentals, in-room massage services, rotating contemporary art collection, and on-site dining options including Water Lion Wine + Alchemy Bar, named ‘Best Wine Bar’ by Miami Herald. Plus, our central location makes it easy for guests to enjoy all that Miami Beach has to offer.
5. Hire a Miami Beach Wedding Planner
A local wedding planner is equipped to deal with the challenges that come along with having an outdoor wedding. Let The Sagamore’s specialized team take care of you. Our Sagamore Signature Wedding package includes perks like a personal on-site Event Manager, customized floor plan, cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres, three-course plated dinner, and a five-hour luxury-level open bar and tableside wine service. We also offer valet service, a beach ceremony option, and day-after breakfast. See our website for a comprehensive list of our wedding venues, specifications, and catering options.
For inquiries, contact our Sales and Events Manager Eden Houri at firstname.lastname@example.org or (954) 850-8586 to begin planning your Miami Beach dream wedding. We look forward to being your friendly host to the most vibrant city in America.
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