Hello everyone! I am planning to get married on the beach in Gulf Shores (or maybe Orange Beach) on Feb 16 2013. I live in Foley, AL. My future father-in-law was warning me about how cold it would be, but I've been living down here for a couple years and mid-February has been pretty mild. I wanted to have the ceremony on the beach and the reception indoors. Any ideas? I was wondering if I should have a back up plan in case a cold front moved in, but I'm on a tight budget and might not be able to.
Also have a few more questions (sorry!). Can anyone recommend a wedding planner/coordinator in the Foley/Gulf Shores/Orange Beach/Fort Morgan/Fairhope area? I have seen a lot of sites that offer beach weddings but haven't found one that I think I want to work with yet. What about a reception coordinator and venue? Ideally I would find a company that specializes in beach weddings and has an affordable package, and then would move indoors to a site for the reception which would be inclusive with venue, catering, etc. One company I liked does beach weddings but they no longer provide reception planning and they were a bit pricy.
Any tips on having a wedding with around 50 guests on a budget? Regarding catering, would it be less expensive to have buffet style? If the reception is in the evening am I obliged to provide dinner, or can I have appetizers, desserts, hors dorves (sp)?
Okay, one more question.. Just one more, I promise lol. Do you know of a place in south Alabama where I can try on plus sized gowns? One of my bridesmaids wants to take me to some local shops but I'm afraid they won't carry any larger sizes.
Sorry for so many questions, I really have no idea what I'm doing! Thanks for any help and suggestions. Feeling a bit overwhelmed.