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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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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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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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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Wedding Venue Wednesday: The Rusty Pelican

Outisde view of The Rusty Pelican Tampa

It’s time for Wedding Venue Wednesday, our Special Moments Event Planning feature showcasing local wedding venues. We love to highlight local venues that are a little out of the way are unique, or offer spectacular value and service. This month’s Wedding Venue Wednesday selection hits all three marks!   The Rusty Pelican The Rusty Pelican  2425…

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Wedding Venue Wednesday: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

rooftop deck at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Our Special Moments Event Planning team loves of monthly Wedding Venue Wednesday blog feature. It lets us feature some incredible Tampa Bay wedding venues, fabulous destination weddings, and honeymoon ideas. When it comes to incredible Tampa Bay waterfront wedding venues, most people head to the beach. Obviously, the region is known for its amazing Gulf…

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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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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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Make Your Next Event An Explosion Of Fun!

a Tampa Bay event having fun with Flutter Fetti

Recently, our Special Moments Event Planning team had the opportunity to spend an afternoon at the Flutter FETTI ® Fun Factory in Largo!   What Is Flutter FETTI®? Flutter FETTI ® is an incredible line of confetti and streamer effects, all custom-made locally in Pinellas County.     They offer “Hand Flick” Confetti Launchers and…

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Catering To Your Wedding Guests

hors d' oeuvres on a slate platter for wedding guests

Our Special Moments Event Planning team knows that figuring out the catering portion of your wedding can be both confusing and frustrating for many couples. There are many things to consider  – from costs to style of service to picking a menu that’ll make everyone happy can push couple’s over the edge. So, we’re going…

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8 Tips To Find The Perfect Tampa Bay Wedding Venue

view of Clearwater Beach from the Opal Sands Hotel

Our Special Moments Event Planning team knows that finding THE perfect Tampa Bay wedding venue is a huge task. Your wedding venue can easily be the largest expense of your wedding and there are so many questions and things you might not know you need to know.     8 Tips To Find The Perfect Tampa…

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Looking for More Tampa Bay Weddings?

Clearwater Beach Wedding - Holiday inn and Suite Clearwater beach - Special Moments Event Planning - bride making her entrance with her father - Father of the Bride - bride

Our Special Moments Event Planning team LOVES sharing our blog posts with you each week. We do our best to showcase a mix of our clients’ Real Tampa Bay Weddings, planning tips, and advice, as well as places our team and our couples have been featured in the media.   More Fabulous Weddings We are…

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