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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You’ve Got A Friend!

Bride and groom who were high school friends

Roberta and Matt’s incredible Tampa Bay wedding was one for the books. The two met in high school and went their separate ways. They had families, and fate brought them back together later in life. Their Tampa Bay wedding weekend started in Ybor City with a rehearsal dinner with incredible food, cigar rollers, and flamenco…

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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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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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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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Runnin’ Down A Dream

Missy and Charlie’s wedding was absolutely a dream! As they live out of town, we worked on a good bit of the planning with Missy’s sister. The wedding day was filled with incredible details. There were so many details that this intimate wedding of close family and friends had nearly as many vendors as guests!…

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Wedding Parties and Honor Attendants

Two St Pete Beach brides with their wedding party

If you follow our Special Moments Event Planning blog, you’ll notice that we often use the term Wedding Party rather than Bridal Party. We also use the term Honor Attendant in place of Best Man and Maid (or Matron) of Honor.   Wedding Parties We are seeing more and more couples choosing friends and family…

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Planning Jewish Weddings

Jewish wedding with a smiling groom

Our Special Moments Event Planning team has had the honor of planning Tampa Bay weddings with amazing Jewish families. We thought it was time to share a little bit of information surrounding Jewish weddings. We know this will be helpful to many families planning their first wedding and for non-Jewish guests who might be attending…

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Planning Your Tampa Bay Wedding

aerial view of the Opal Sands ceremony lawn on Clearwater Beach part of The Opal Collection

Across Tampa Bay, wedding planning is in full swing. Our Special Moments Event Planning team talks to dozens of newly engaged couples every week. And not just local couples planning their wedding but also for couples from across the country coming here for Tampa Bay destination weddings.   The Basics of Wedding Planning Wedding planning…

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Wedding Venue Wednesday: Finding A Venue

Moon Gate wedding arch on Clearwater Beach

Wedding Venue Wednesday was a feature our Special Moments Event Planning team launched in 2021. It was an excellent opportunity to showcase some incredible Tampa Bay wedding venues. Many times, the venues we highlighted were hidden gems with unique details. Other venues we selected were because of their incredible locations and customer service. Quite a…

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Cheers to 2022!

Cheers to 2022 weddings!

Our Special Moments Event Planning team is so excited for all of the special moments 2022 weddings have in store for all of our couples.   Looking Back at 2021 This time last year, when we blogged about H.O.P.E – Having Only Positive Expectations – we had no idea exactly what 2021 would have in…

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Cookie Cutters Are For Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookie cutters

Cookie cutters are NOT for weddings! Since we launched Special Moments Event Planning back in 2004, we’ve always considered ourselves ‘Dream Makers.’ We believe that every wedding should have ‘Special Moments’ regardless of the budget. Each wedding should be a unique representation of you as a couple.   You’re Hired! We’ve recently had several inquirers…

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