Category Archives: Travel

Expert Advice: 4 Things to Know About Planning a Destination Wedding or Honeymoon in a Post-COVID World

As destinations are opening back up and travel restrictions are lifted, you’re probably excited to finally be able to travel again, but there are some things you should know before planning your destination wedding or honeymoon in a post-COVID world. COVID completely transformed the world, and two of the fields that have been most affected...

Cartagena Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Guide | Travel Tips for Visiting Colombia

From Bali to Greece to Iceland, our prediction for the next “it” country to visit is Colombia. Put aside your thoughts about Pablo Escobar and the idea you may have in your head about this S. American country because Colombia is a beautiful historic land surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea that’s...

Expert Advice: 7 Tips For Choosing an All-Inclusive Wedding or Honeymoon Resort

  Selecting your destination wedding or honeymoon hotel can be a daunting task because when you enter “all-inclusive resort” into Google, you’ll easily get thousands of matches. And, of course, they all look fantastic with white sand, blue water, and pristine beaches. But don’t be easily fooled. Be savvy enough to know that what is...

7 Tips for Planning a Destination Bachelor or Bachelorette Party

  You think planning a wedding is stressful? Try organizing a destination bachelor or bachelorette party with flights, travel deposits, and trip itineraries. It can be like herding cats! I’ve had maid of honors give me less than a month to book an international flight and heard horror stories about groomsmen booking dangerous excursions that...

What to Do and Where to Eat in Savannah | Travel Guide and Tips

  If you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway or girls trip/bachelorette party ideas, you should definitely check out Savannah, Georgia. Known for it’s chill vibe, great restaurants, historic architecture and beautiful scenery, Savannah is a classy option for a road trip from Florida. Getting There: Savannah is a five-hour drive from Tampa. I found...

5 Reasons to Have a Staycation at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando

  There’s nothing I love more than doing a stay-cation, except for doing a spa stay-cation! Sometimes a quick two-night getaway is exactly what you need to relax and recharge so you can tackle planning your wedding. I’m a huge fan of the Marriott brand (I’ve been a “Platinum” member for years), so I booked...

Destination Wedding Weekend Getaway at Orlando Hotel Venue | Reunion Resort

Wedding Weekend Getaway | Reunion Resort If you’re looking to plan a Florida destination wedding thats still easily accessible to Tampa Bay, look no further than Central Florida. I was recently treated to a weekend wedding experience at Reunion Resort, in Kissimmee, just an hour east of Tampa. What I loved most about my stay at...

How to Guarantee You’ll See Movie Stars in Hollywood | L.A. Honeymoon Travel Tips

L.A. Honeymoon Travel Tips After you plan your Tampa Bay wedding, you’ll probably want to head elsewhere to celebrate your honeymoon. California is one of our favorite states (second to Florida of course). Based off our our recent trip to Los Angeles and Hollywood, we put together some helpful L.A. honeymoon travel tips! Ride in Style...

Bahamas Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Travel Review | Abaco Beach Resort

Bahamas Weddings | Abaco Beach Resort Honeymoon Vacation Abaco Beach Resort sponsored this Bahamas trip. All opinions are my own and are not endorsed by Abaco Beach Resort, Aisle Society or their affiliates. If you’re looking for a honeymoon or bachelorette girls getaway weekend that isn’t too far from Florida, then consider the Abaco Beach Resort in the...

Travelmoons: Sandals Royal Bahamian Bahamas Destination Honeymoon and Wedding

Bahamas Destination Wedding | Sandals Royal Bahamian Wedding As part of the Aisle Society corporate retreat, I were treated to a 3-day stay at Sandals Royal Bahamian. While I’ve been on several cruises to the Caribbean, this was my first stay at an all-inclusive resort, so I was really excited experience the Bahamas resort. Getting There Sandals Royal...

“Beach-lorette” Bachelorette Weekend | The Don CeSar St. Pete Beach

Tampa Bay Bachelorette Party Ideas | The Don CeSar St. Pete Beach Familiar with the phrase “always a bridesmaid, never a bride?” Well for me, that was partially true up until this year. I have been a bridesmaid quite a few times, but now as a bride I was ready to have a relaxing Tampa Bay “beach-lorette”...

Las Vegas Wedding Destination: The Venetian

*The Venetian sponsored our stay in Las Vegas. All opinions are the author’s own and are not endorsed by sponsor. Las Vegas Wedding Destination: The Venetian With the lights and excitement that is Las Vegas; it was so refreshing to enjoy an Aisle Society girls trip to The Venetian and its sister property The Palazzo. This was my...

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Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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NOVA 535

Avila Golf & Country Club

ALOFT/ ELEMENT TAMPA MIDTOWN

Organic Boho Modern White and Brown Rooftop Wedding Ceremony Flowers with Peach Roses, Gold Leaves, Feathers, and Ghost Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Monarch Events | Planner and Designer UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Venue Aloft/Element Midtown | Photographer and Videographer Bonnie Newman Creative | Rentals A Chair Affair

BELLWETHER BEACH RESORT

St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue Bellwether Beach Resort Aerial View

The Vault

The Godfrey Hotel

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Red Mesa Events

Lifelong Photography Studio

Creative Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Veil Blowing in Wind | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Carrie Wildes Photography

dewitt for love

Modern Dramatic Unique Asymmetrical Red Wedding Bridal Bouquet with Ranunculus Tulips Protea Roses Anemone and Amaryllis | Dewitt for Love Photography

LIMELIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer | Limelight Photography

Breezin’ Weddings

Florida Bride and Groom Romantic Portrait Under Whimsical and Lush Circular Floral Arch with Pampas Grass, White and Blush Pink Roses, Hydrangeas and Greenery, Bride in Full Length Veil | Tampa Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | Wedding Dress Isabel O'Neil Bridal | Wedding Hair Femme Akoi | Waterfront Wedding Venue Tampa Yacht and Country Club

Coastal Coordinating

UNIQUE Weddings & Events

Parties a la Carte

Special Moments Event Planning

Modern, Garden Inspired Wedding Decor, Blush Pink Floral Wall and White Draping, Gazebo, Outdoor Dance Floor, Long Feasting Tables. Rose Gold Chiavari Chairs, Floral Curly Willow Arches | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Gabro Event Services | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals A Chair Affair

Truly Forever Bridal

Michele Renee The Studio

Elite Events Catering

Graingertainment

Longboat Key Club

Beso Del Sol

Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club

The Poynter Institute

The Don CeSar Hotel

Hotel Zamora

Postcard Inn

Hotel Alba

PARADISE SPRING

Paradise Spring | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Private Estate

LAKE LODGE

The Lake Lodge Wedding Venue | Lake Thonotosassa Tampa Area Wedding Venue

amber mcwhorter photography

Spaghetti Strap Casablanca Ivory Simple Slip Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | Light Blue Grey Groom Suit | Outdoor Bride and Groom Beach Portrait at Tampa St Pete Florida COVID Destination Elopement Beach Wedding Ceremony | Neutral White Ivory and Greenery Bridal Bouquet | Amber McWhorter Photography

Luxe Light Images

Gulf Beach Weddings

Elope Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Wedding Elopement Planning | Elope Tampa Bay

eventfull weddings

Tampa Bay Wedding Planner EventFull Weddings

Lynn’s Catering

Amici’s Catered Cuisine

Sweetly Dipped Confections

Bella Bridesmaid

ADORE BRIDAL

Lifelong Photography Studio | The Current | Adore Bridal Hair and Makeup

A&P Designs

Grant Hemond & Associates

Grant Hemond and Associates | Tampa Bay Wedding DJ

breezin' entertainment

St. Petersburg Wedding DJ Breezin' Entertainment

A Chair Affair

outside the box

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Cheers in front of Champagne Wall, Greenery Boxwood Bubbly Wall Rental, Bride Holding Vibrant Jewel Toned Floral Bouquet with Bright Pink Roses, Ivory, Purple, and Blue Flowers | Florida Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | South Tampa Outside The Box Event Rentals