Central Florida Weddings: How to Plan Your Orlando Micro Wedding in Less Than A Year

When planning a Florida wedding, some wedding venues around Orlando book years in advance. Don't let the time crunch affect your dream wedding. You can still plan your wedding and make it unforgettable in less than a year at Anastassia Ballroom.

Whether you're a romantic at heart, can't wait to begin your journey as a married couple, or just want to beat the Florida heat and tourist seasons, planning 'I do' can still be an amazing experience, even with a shorter time frame. With its sunny weather and abundant attractions year-round, Florida offers a prime destination for unforgettable wedding experiences.

In this guide, we offer 12 tips to stay organized and focused to plan a beautiful last-minute micro wedding in Central Florida.

1. Party Planning Checklist - List All Your Must-Haves

List all your must-haves elements, like your preferred Central Florida venues, season (fall, spring, summer, winter), guest number, budget, and available dates.

2. The Allure of a Micro Wedding - Smaller Size

One of the keys to pulling off a last-minute wedding lies in its intimacy. Consider embracing a smaller guest list. Opting for an intimate gathering with close family and friends allows for more meaningful moments, where every guest plays a significant role in your celebration.

3. Prioritize To-Do Lists

Start creating a basic timeline of tasks to complete, such as booking a venue, catering options, cake tasting, and choosing invitations. Writing to-do lists helps focus your planning efforts.

4. Be Open. Don't Stress about the Little Details.

When planning a last-minute wedding, it's important to focus on the big picture and what really matters to you. Keep in mind that venue dates and venue rates fluctuate per season. Consider some alternate dates and date ranges when choosing venues for greater possibilities.

5. The Wedding Planner!

Wedding planners are experts in the art of the possible. A local wedding planner can be a valuable source of guidance, especially with a short time frame planning the event. They can book vendors and get tasks accomplished more quickly.

6. Vendor Bookings

Some venues offer all-inclusive packages with required catering cuisine, event coordinator, DJ, and a bartender included in the package. At Anastassia Ballroom, you can choose your own vendors with open catering and self-catering options. Our team is dedicated to bringing your wedding dreams to life, from personalized seating arrangements to exquisite decorations that reflect your style and personality. Many Central Florida venues like ours offer a preferred list of vendors or reliable catering companies to make your event shine. Don't hesitate to ask for help.

7. Digital Invitations

There are a lot of online invitation options available, many of which are budget-friendly to get the word out about your event. Opt for digital invitations to send to guests via text or email. Explore registry event websites to add more personalized information about the wedding events. Depending on the size and complexity of your party, don't forget to list a few accommodation options for guests.

8. Make Backup Options

Consider a backup plan for party emergencies and those unexpected Florida weather situations with outdoor venues and parking.

9. Ask for Help When Needed!

Digital wedding planning tools and checklists keep track of organization and vendor timetables. Don't be afraid to ask family and friends for help planning events, making toasts, and picking up out-of-town travelers. Remember to take some 'us-time' and soak in the wedding moments together to reduce undue stress. At the end of the day, what truly makes a wedding special is the love shared between two people.

10. Book First Dance Lessons

As you prepare to dance into forever together, wedding dance lessons are a must for both mental and physical health. Anastassia Ballroom offers discounted wedding ballroom dance lessons to help you perfect your first dance as a married couple. From graceful waltzes to lively tangos, our experienced instructors will ensure that your dance is as magical as the love you share.

11. Outfit Changes

At Anastassia Ballroom, we understand that every couple has a unique vision for their special day. Many brides and grooms want a private space to change outfits, update makeup, and relax. If you don't like changing your attire in front of guests in the venue's restrooms, ask about private bridal suite rooms at the venue. With two intimate bridal suites available, our venue offers two relaxing spaces to prepare for your momentous day with ease and elegance.

12. Florida Marriage License

According to the Florida Court Clerk & Comptrollers Office, if one or both parties are a Florida resident, you must either "take a four-hour premarital preparation course, or wait three days before the marriage license goes into effect."

Crafting Your Dream Day - Central Florida Wedding Venue

As you plan your micro wedding together, we hope this guide offers valuable insights for celebrating your love and commitment. May your wedding day set the stage for unforgettable moments together. If you're ready to embrace the intimacy of a small wedding in Central Florida, look no further than Anastassia Ballroom. Let us turn your wedding venue dreams into reality and create memories that will last a lifetime. Say "I Do" to love, laughter, and a lifetime of happiness at our spectacular Central Florida venue.

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