If you search on Google for an “Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide,” about two gazillion blog articles pop up–often written by well-known wedding brands like Brides.com, Here Comes the Guide, and The Knot. These articles often include a tidy little wedding checklist, wedding timeline, and/or simple advice on how to plan the perfect wedding.
However, the events of 2020 have forever influenced what it means to plan a wedding…and things are continuing to change. No longer does wedding planning fit into a tidy little wedding checklist or timeline.
Couples are tweaking the plans they may have once had for their big day, and throwing out some long-held beliefs on what a wedding “should” look and feel like. Wedding vendors are also working hard to adjust their offerings and services to fit what couples today want and need.
Here at The Treasury on the Plaza, and at our sister property, the Lightner Museum, we are still on the path to figuring out what all of these changes mean for us, for our couples, and for the wedding industry. We are starting a new blog series to delve deeper into what it means to plan a wedding in a COVID-impacted world..and beyond.
What are our couples and vendors feeling and going through? What areas of wedding planning are “business-as-usual” and where are we all navigating new wedding planning waters?
We’ll be interviewing our couples and vendors about the different stages in the wedding planning process. Our expert team of vendors always provides a wealth of invaluable information. We can’t wait to hear from them!
We are most excited to hear from the couples who are going through, or have recently gone through, the process of planning a wedding in the current climate. Right now YOU are truly the best resources, and we want to share what you’ve learned with other couples!
Here are a few of the topics we’re planning on covering:
How to start the wedding planning process:
• Shopping for an engagement ring and planning the perfect proposal
• Picking the right wedding venue and venue package for your needs
• Shopping for a wedding dress and wedding attire in-person and virtually
Assembling the perfect vendor team for your wedding:
• Why hiring the right wedding planner is more important than ever!
• Choosing your caterer, style of food service, and wedding menu
• Choosing your photographer and planning your engagement photo session
• Picking your florist, rentals, and other wedding decor
• Deciding on your wedding entertainment
Wedding planning questions and challenges:
• How to create a wedding website and communicate with wedding guests
• Creating a digital wedding registry
• Social media and wedding planning
• Staying physically healthy for the wedding
• Dealing with wedding stress: family dynamics, relationship challenges, and unforeseen circumstances
• How to obtain a marriage license
• Choosing your perfect bar service for your wedding day and what to expect at a bar tasting
• What to do in the final weeks and months before the wedding
Get involved with our “Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide” Blog Series!
Do you have questions about wedding planning in 2020 and beyond? We want to know what you are struggling with! To submit your questions for our Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide blog series, click the link below.
There are some very beautiful, positive things that have come out of the crazy year that is 2020. Think about it; has there ever been more clarity about things and people who matter most in your world?
There is so much to look forward to in the future. People are still falling in love. Couples are still getting engaged. Weddings and events are still being planned. It may just look a little bit different from how it looked a year ago. We can’t wait to explore what that means along with all of you!
The Executive Order signed by Governor Ron De Santis on June 3rd, 2020 allows us to resume in-person tours, weddings, and events!
Our wedding comfort capacity of 225 guests is well within the government restrictions of operating at 50% or less.
The Treasury on The Plaza’s commitment to the health and well-being of all those who walk through our doors continues to be top of mind 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
All staff and vendors are required to have their temperatures taken upon arrival and wear masks while on the premises.
Before our venue opens each day we disinfect the venue with a fogger machine. The fog is used to reduce the number of airborne microorganisms while it applies disinfectant to all surfaces immediately.
We are proud to announce that we have invested in and installed the Air Scrubber by Aerus into our Air Conditioning’s Ventilation Systems. This system combines high intensity UVC lighting with a state-of-the-art process that destroys over 99% of airborne and surface contaminants. This is the same technology that was built for NASA and is used on the International Space Station.
We also have a designated team member who oversees the continuous disinfecting of high touched areas through all events.
Watch the video below to learn more about the steps that we are taking to ensure the health and safety of all of our couples and guests!
Our promise to you is that we continue to evaluate, invest, and implement the newest technologies to ensure the safety of everyone who comes to celebrate with us.