In Fort Lauderdale, vow renewal ceremonies and beach ceremony clients need extras like small bouquets, corsages or flower arrangements, often for a simple beach ceremony before a cruise. Discover how two vendors I put together solve this dilemma easily, especially for those not renting cars, and relying on Uber to get around in this article.
The Bride Bouquet
Everyone wants to feel like a princess on their special day and flowers are key! Take a look at a previous post where I detail the perfect local florist in Fort Lauderdale proper who gets the look and price right on the money.
Delivery Straight to Your Hotel or AirBnB
Now check out this local delivery service I found who will go pick the bouquet up and bring it straight to you. Broward County Courier Delivery is not far from this florist location and just a hop, skip and a jump to the primary Fort Lauderdale area: hotels, beaches, port, airport, downtown.
This means you benefit from their lowest charge which is only $35! The dispatchers are Robert and Mary who will get you squared away.
Broward County Courier Delivery
Total Cost for Wedding Flowers
If you’re like most of my clients and only need a bride’s bouquet and perhaps a corsage for your sweetheart, you might spend $50-60 with the florist. Throw another $35 at it for courier delivery and you’ve gotten your special ingredients to make your day magical for $100 or less.
That seems like a pretty decent deal to me.
BTW – I get zero money or any other reward from either of these vendors. My goal is to make my clients’ lives stress free. If I can do that by putting them together with vendors in the area that help my brides (and grooms) then I’m all about that.
Find the perfect beach dress for your wedding, commitment ceremony, same sex marriage or vow renewal ceremony at Briny Boutique in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This article covers why their clothes, shoes, jewelry and accessories are perfect for beach themed events whether you want to rock a boho look, exude beach elegance or pick up chic outfits for your cruise.
I recently stumbled across this amazing shop for ladies dresses, tops, jumpers, skirts, shoes, and accessories near downtown Ft. Lauderdale that cherry picks their products based on summer styles and beach wear. With 90% of my wedding clients coming from out of the area, I’m often asked for recommendations on where to find a great wedding dress perfect for beach ceremonies. Unequivocally, Briny Boutique fills this need. It is chock full with gorgeous styles and outfits to choose from for your special day. Extra bonus – the clothes are priced right and won’t break the bank!
Information about Briny Boutique
274 N. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Alexa Chaviano, Owner and CEO, Miami native and fashionista with beach babe vibes in her DNA.
Free shipping on all orders all the time!
Briny Boutique’s website is a Top Rated National® Online Store.
Okay, enough chatter. Let’s see some pics you say. I’ve included some I took of the store when I visited it, and also snagged a few from their website to give you some idea of potential beach wedding styles for your special day.
Beach Wedding Style Clothes
Briny Boutique Store Photos
All photos in the Beach Wedding Style Clothes section are copyright by Briny Boutique and used with their permission.
All other photos in this article are copyright by That Wedding Lady, and may not be used without permission.
Biodegradable, environmentally friendly, green weddings are popular as folks choose better sustainability options. This eco-friendly confetti is an excellent choice for guests to throw after the big kiss.
Biodegradable Wedding Confetti is Safe for the Environment
Made from fully recycled, compostable material, this wedding confetti completely dissipates in water. It is FSC, PEFC and SFI certified and meets the highest standards for environmental safety. It’s also acid free, has a neutral PH balance and has is colorfast so it won’t stain clothes. Plus it’s available in tons of colors so you can match it to your wedding palette.
Perfect Beach Wedding Decor
Florida beaches need your help. Never throw anything on the beach that you can’t pick up and throw away. This includes flowers (pesticides=bad) or silk flowers (not biodegradable) or risk getting a ticket, or worse yet, people on the beach sticking their nose into your ceremony to complain.
Luxury Florida wedding locations include the fabulous Gianni Versace mansion, Villa Casa Casauarina. Located on Ocean Blvd in Souch Beach, Florida. Perfect for outdoor weddings it has several location choice, the gazebo, the pool patio and the center courtyard. It’s absolutely gorgeous!❤️❤️❤️
Beach weddings mean you have to use sunblock or sunscreen to protect your skin. High SPF products usually mean greasy and aren’t makeup friendly. As a beach wedding specialist, I’ve tried them all. Of especial note, makeup for flash photography can be tricky. Be sure to take a hard look at the mineral powder sunscreen option. It’s fantastic! Here are some of my very favorites:
Liquid Sunblock and Sunscreen
If your foundation doesn’t have sunblock in it, you’ll need a wedding makeup friendly product that doesn’t muddle your cosmetic and isn’t thick. After trying so many brands, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunscreen SPF 70 does exactly what it says. It goes on thin and isn’t greasy at all. This is important because you want to choose skin and makeup products with a nice matte finish for flash photography.
If you just don’t want any cremes on your skin, then you’re going to love this. I use this every single day.Your outdoor wedding day or commitment ceremony needs a finishing touch and you’ll find it with this mineral powder sunblock by Mineral Fusion.
Traditional sunblock is greasy and doesn’t work well with makeup, it makes you cry like 10 year old when you get it in your eye and reduces mascara to a watery black mess. Exactly the small detail that can distract you and take away from your special day.
I stumbled across this in a store and it quickly became my favorite wedding day makeup. Apply this high SPF mineral powder sunscreen and you get a double benefit. It protects you from the sun at your beach wedding AND it gives you a nice matte finish as your final touch.
If you’re a big baby like me, try this. Nearly all sunblock gets in my eyes and makes me tear up, I choose MelanSol 100% Natural Sunscreen for Baby with and SPF of 30. The only thing is it goes on thick and white. You have to smooth it into the skin, let it soak in then wipe excess away with a tissue. BUT….you won’t cry when it gets in your eyes. I promise!
And on an unrelated note, I did a beach wedding this morning and loathed feeling sweaty between my thighs and under my bazoombas. Nothing is more uncomfortable! To avoid this, I use a humorously named product called Lady Anti Monkey Butt Anti Friction Powder. It’s a super duper absorber. I was mad at myself for forgetting to put in on. Rub it on your inner thighs all the way up to the crotch, and also put it under your breasts to avoid pools of sweat accumulating.
Another option is good old anti-perspirant. It isn’t just for underarms. It works everywhere. Not deodorant. It has to be antiperspirant. Get a non white marking antiperspirant and use it: underarms, crease of elbows, back of knees, under your breasts, between your thighs and along the inner creases of your groin, and truth be told, along the top of your butt crack. It works great.
Finally, one other mention goes to panty liners. Whether it’s time for your monthly “ladies days” or not, wear one. Your panties will be soaking wet after standing in the sun and wet knickers prevent smiling. You’ll thank me for this tip one day.
There is no single product that will do the trick. I typically use a combination of all these solutions at the same time. The product I use every time is the powdered sunblock. It’s a miracle product in my opinion.