Tonia Turner, Gulf Shores, Alabama, Gulf Coast Weddings and Events

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  1. Figure out the range of your budget.
  2. Estimate the number of guests on your guest list that will attend.
  3. Check out reception sites and reserve one, making sure the location will accommodate guests, caterers, and entertaiment.
  4. Send "save the date" cards out to guests as soon as the reception location is reserved.
  5. Pick colors and decide on the decor you want for the reception, keeping in mind we have just about every color linen and a wide variety of decor available.
  6. Speak with a wedding coordinator to help you pick a menu to fit your budget, keeping in mind our reasonable prices can include china, flatware, and linens.
  7. If you decide to go with one of our wedding packages that include the wedding cake, taste the cakes at the bakeries we work with and select a cake or try at the tasting.
  8. Select entertainment and begin taking dance lessons with your spouse-to-be if necessary.
  9. Choose a florist.
  10. Reserve party equipment (tables, chairs, decor, etc.), keeping in mind we have tables, chairs, and decor available.
  11. Finalize guest list.
  12. Mail invitations.
  13. Finalize menu with our wedding coordinators.
  14. Finalize layout and seating chart for the reception.
  15. Count the RSVPs and follow up on any additional guest information you need.
  16. Create place cards for guests.
  17. Let us know how many guests will be attending and confirm the details of the menu, etc., with your wedding coordinator.
  18. Buy the wedding accessories you want to be a part of your reception, such as a guest book and pen, candles, champagne flutes to commemorate your toast, a cake knife and server, etc.
  19. Write your wedding toast vows.
  20. Obtain your marriage license (click for more info).


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Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • 251-923-9862


  • Gulf Coast Beach Weddings
  • Wedding Planning/Planner & Event Planning
  • Holiday Decorating
  • Catering Arrangement
  • Tables, Tents, Chairs (see our inventory page)