Life’s A Beach {Wedding}!

newlywed couple after their beach wedding

It’s no secret that our Special Moments Event Planning team LOVES a beautiful beach wedding! And we do a lot of them! From Clearwater Beach weddings to destination weddings at Sandals Resorts, we’re always up for the beautiful backdrops of beach weddings. And, it might surprise you that not only do couples book us for…

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The Importance of Wedding Insurance

palm trees and Tampa waterfront during a hurricane

Our hearts are breaking for all of the couples affected by hurricane Ian. Not only our Special Moments Event Planning clients, but couples across the state of Florida and up the east coast.   Wedding Insurance Over the years, we’ve talked about wedding insurance so many times that we sound like a broken record. Hurricane…

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8 Weeks And Counting, Mailing Your Wedding Invitations

woman holding up eight fingers

There is no need to bury the lead! Yes, wedding invitations should be mailed eight weeks before your wedding! You probably saw our recent Special Moments Event Planning blog post When To Send Your Save The Date! It covered lots of things to know before sending out your Save The Date cards. So, today we’re…

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When To Send Your Save The Date!

post it notes for a wedding Save The Date

“When do you send out a Save The Date?” Our Special Moments Event Planning team gets this question all the time. While the easy answer is As Soon As Possible! It’s a little more complicated than that. Three Easy Steps To make this as basic as possible, you’ll need to know three things before sending…

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Addressing Wedding Invitations: 2022 Edition

custom wedding invitations with a wax seal and a bow

Trust us when we tell you this. Collecting addresses of friends and family for wedding invitations is not on your list of fun wedding projects! You’ve probably thought about gown shopping, looking at incredible bouquets, and tasting excellent food. Tracking down addresses and creating spreadsheets doesn’t make most couples’ Top 10 list!   It Was…

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Chris and Ashley, A Gender Reveal With A Twist

newly engaged couple at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Last week in our Wedding Venue Wednesday, you caught a glimpse of Chris and Ashley’s gender reveal in our feature of the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach. But, their story was too cute not to share more of their story.   How They Found Special Moments Event Planning Chris had found an image on social media…

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It’s NOT Our Wedding – Honest!

Master wedding planner and owner of Special Moments Event Planning during an interview with ABC Action News Tampa

Our Special Moments Event Planning team has been planning Tampa Bay weddings for a long time! Since 2004, to be exact. And one of the things we hear in the wedding industry is: “We don’t want to hire a wedding planner because it will become their wedding, not ours.” Honestly, that could not be farther…

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Wedding Venue Wednesday: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

We’re back! We took a little Wedding Venue Wednesday break in July. Actually, Tammy was off exploring one of the fantastic Sandals resorts – but more on that later!   Exploring Clearwater Beach In past Wedding Venue Wednesday blog posts, we’ve featured several other Clearwater Beach wedding venues. We’ve done beautiful weddings at the Wyndham…

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Getting Personal, With Flowers!

brightly colored bridal and wedding party bouquets

Hit up any wedding pro’s social media page, and you’ll be swamped with flower photos. Generally, you’ll see lots of fantastic ceremony structures, beautiful tablescapes, and, of course, some stunning bridal bouquets. But, what NO ONE ever talks about are personal flowers. Personal flowers are all of the bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages for your wedding…

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The Wedding Where Money Was No Object!

Brdie and groom on a yacht

Hey, wedding planners can dream too! The reality is that everyone has a budget. Even those rare times when the family says, “we don’t have a budget,” there’s a budget. Actually, there is what our Special Moments Event Planning team calls – The Point of Regret. That’s when you spend and spend until you reach…

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The Conversation No One Wants to Have: TIPPING

crying bride

As wedding professionals, we often have to have those uncomfortable conversations. Because, after all, couples come to us for all their wedding-related questions! So, this week our Special Moments Event Planning team tackles the big questions no one ever wants to have regarding tipping wedding professionals! Asking The Wedding Pros Rather than just sharing our…

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The James Museum – Wedding Venue Wednesday

Outside view of the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

Wedding Venue Wednesday is a monthly Special Moments Event Planning blog feature. We showcase Tampa Bay wedding venues that are unique and different. We’ll usually share a new venue on the first Wednesday of each month.   This month’s Wedding Venue Wednesday showcases the incredibly unique James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, located in…

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