Miami Beach Wedding Reception Hacks
If you're hoping for a more special and stress-free Miami Beach wedding (who isn't?), you'll need a few tricks up your sleeve. From designing the perfect music playlist to planning a memorable menu, there’s a lot of work involved in bringing your dream wedding to life. Adjust your planning process with these useful Miami Beach wedding reception hacks to wow your guests and help get you through your big day in one piece.
Consider an In-House Caterer for Your Miami Beach Wedding
Hiring the right wedding caterer can help you figure out the budget, guest count, and food and drink choices. Whether you’re opting for a full, sit-down dinner or a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres, an in-house caterer can help make sure your night goes off without a hitch (while also knowing your venue more intimately). Check out The Sagamore’s Sample Wedding Menu for an array of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, cocktail reception crudite and charcuterie boards, themed food stations, decadent desserts, and premium bar options with wine, cocktails, beer, and spirits.
Get a Head Start on ‘Thank You’ Notes During the Reception
Leave a stack of South Beach postcards and pens beside it, with a note asking guests to write their addresses on the cards. Have your invitees drop them into a glass bowl to be collected after the reception. You’ll save time and money on postage by having your ‘Thank You’ postcards all ready for you to fill out! You can also invest in a personalized stamp with you and your partner’s names on it to expedite the process of thanking guests for attending your Miami Beach wedding.
Have Your Guests Design Your Wedding Playlist
Ask invitees to send you their favorite tune prior to the wedding to include in your playlist. Not only will you be personalizing your reception with a wide range of music, but your guests will appreciate being included. In addition to taking song requests, get a friend to perform the duties of an MC in lieu of the DJ. Your special friend can share personal details, connect with the audience on a deeper level, and keep the energy up while introducing guests, family members, and the bridal party.
Keep Toasts Short
Ask your family and bridal party to keep their wedding reception toasts on the short side. Plan ahead, limit the number of salutations, and ask each person to stay within a limited scope of time. A few lines, a short poem, quick well wishes, or a funny story, is all you really need. Too much microphone time can bring the energy down, plus it robs guests of preferred mingle, dine, drink, and dance time.
Include Post-Wedding Snack Favors
Leave a lasting impression on your guests by gifting a tangible memory of your celebration to take home. After a night of revelry at your wedding, guests will appreciate edible favors to enjoy back in their room. Sweet, savory, or salty - anything goes. Consider local delights like fresh fruit, snacks, pastries, or gourmet chocolates.
Say ‘I do’ in the Heart of South Beach
The Sagamore Hotel is a unique artistic venue located just steps from the beautiful sandy beach and iconic Lincoln Road Mall. The picturesque boutique property is the perfect setting to make your wedding day dreams come true. Visit our comprehensive Wedding Brochure to view our wedding packages, menus, and gorgeous event spaces (including a wedding tent and our large outdoor garden deck).
Say yes, we’ll handle the rest. Our dedicated in-house, onsite wedding planner is at your service. Call 305-535-8088 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or fill out our Request for Proposal form to find out how The Sagamore Hotel can make your event shine. Check out our Photo Gallery for more pictures of our event space and start planning your South Beach wedding now.