A week from Saturday we are FINALLY going to Destin to check out our ceremony site, reception site, and meet with a bunch of vendors. Originally I thought that we’d head to Florida for a mini-vacay, meet with a few people, eat crab legs, and relax on the beach. Boy was I wrong because we have SO much to do… and probably not enough time. I don’t want to be rushing around Destin the entire time we are there – I want to spend a couple of hours in the sun!!
Things we MUST do
-Go to our reception site!! We’ve never even been to the Destin Culinary Center– but have great faith it was a wise choice! We are stopping by on Sat. to check it out while they set up for a wedding, and then going back on Sun. to talk shop w/ the coordinator.
-Meet with the event coordinator
-Meet our photographers (finally!!) and discuss engagement session, ceremony and reception sites, and our vision for the big day
-Sample Red Velvet Cake at 2 different bakeries – BakeMyDay and Destin Wedding Cakes
-Meet with florists – I’ve contacted 2 and am awaiting responses about appointments
-Hopefully meet with our DJ – I was SO happy to discover our photographers used the same one we have been looking into for their wedding… it’s nice to hear from someone you can trust about the service of the disc jockey (hehehe)
-Check out the Destin Beachside Inn – and the beach the Inn is located on (in case we decide to do the ceremony there) – so we can finalize our room block
-Head to the ceremony site (Henderson Beach State Park – scroll down) and take a million pictures – check out the pavilion for a possible rehearsal dinner site
-Go to the Crab Trap before the crowds roll in at dinner time to see if they do catering…possibly for our rehearsal dinner
-Eat lots of crab legs
-Get a little tan
-Scope out fun things to do around the Inn, as well as other places for people to stay
I am sure I forgot a few other things… and will update it as I add to it… just in case you wanna see some of the details for our wedding!