What to do before
you can say "I do.

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Sample itinerary

There are so many different things to do and see when you come to the Heart of Florida's Emerald Coast that it can seem overwhelming when you add a wedding to the mix. In addition, you still have to accomplish all your wedding to-dos. To try to make your life more simple, the Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau has put together a sample itinerary for you and your guests.

Welcome * Wednesday

Bride & groom fly into Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). Welcome to the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast!

Warming up * Thursday

  • Pre-wedding consultation with the officiant
  • Pick up information for your guests, compliments of the Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Enjoy the soft, sugar-white sand and emerald-green water with a stroll along the beach
  • Take in a breathtaking sunset
  • Head back to your accommodations for a good night's rest

Primp & Play Time * Friday

  • Spa day for the ladies
  • Charter fishing trip (or early morning round of golf) for the men
  • Luncheon for the wedding party
  • Wedding rehearsal
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Rehearsal after-party

The Big Day * Saturday

  • Ladies meet for breakfast
  • Ladies head to the salon for primping
  • Guys meet for breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Photos with the ladies
  • Photos with the men
  • Family photos
  • Places, everyone
  • Let the festivities begin - wedding ceremony & reception
  • Say "Ciao" as you leave for the honeymoon

Until Next Time * Sunday

While you are waking up to the love of your life, the celebration continues for your guests. Have the family enjoy a scrumptious brunch at one of the area's beachfront cafés before heading home.