Expert Tips for Navigating Your Dream Wedding in Paradise
I Dos and Don’ts for Anna Maria Island Brides and Grooms
DO communicate early and clearly:
Give your guests ample notice about your destination wedding plans. Send out save-the-dates well in advance and provide them with all the necessary information, including travel details, accommodation options, and any pre-wedding festivities.
DON’T forget to offer assistance:
As your guests prepare for their trip, provide guidance on transportation, local attractions, and activities they can enjoy on the island. Consider creating welcome packages with maps, brochures, and personalized recommendations to make them feel comfortable and excited about their stay.
DO respect the local customs and environment:
Anna Maria Island is known for its pristine beaches and natural beauty. Inform your guests about respecting the environment. For example, let them know that turtle hatchlings use the moonlight as a guide to find the water. So, ensure rental house lights aren’t visible from the beach, and if using a flashlight on the beach at night, add a red filter so you don’t disorient nearby turtles.
DON’T overlook local vendors:
Anna Maria Island boasts a talented community of wedding professionals familiar with the island’s unique features and can offer valuable insights. Supporting local vendors adds an authentic touch to your wedding and contributes to the local economy.