We want your Central Florida wedding planning to be fun and memorable. For this reason, we created a wedding planning date night – I DOs and BREWS. Undoubtedly the most fun way to plan your perfect wedding.

Central Florida wedding planning made easy
girls just want to have fun at I DOs and BREWS
we love our couples at I DOs and BREWS
Central Florida wedding planning date night

What to expect at Central Florida Wedding Planning Date Night

This wedding expo, is more than an expo, it’s a wedding planning date night. Singularly created to give engaged couples a fun night out to plan their wedding together. So what makes it different:

First, it’s on a weeknight. Especially designed to encourage the couples to step way from the busy day, and work as one planning their dream wedding. Certainly you can bring your family and I DO Crew too. But be sure your fiancé comes along also. 

Second, complimentary samples of beer and wine are served. Further creating the date night vibe. And setting a more casual atmosphere.

engaged couple enjoying I DOs and BRWES
Kombi Keg serves beer at I DOs and BREWS
complimentary samples of beer and wine at IDAB
girls just want to have fun at I DOs and BREWS
complimentary samples of food at I DOs and BREWS
food samples at I DOs and BREWS

Third, taste a variety of catering options. This particular event featured flatbread pizza and mac ‘n cheese to name a few. Similarly, don’t forget the wedding cake and dessert samples as well.

Fun Entertainment

No event is complete without live entertainment, including your wedding. Therefore we pack the night with live entertainers. Starting with Kenny Kings Music La Hora Loca. Next up, The Copper Piano Dueling Pianos. Third, multiple DJ’s playing today’s latest dance hits. Finally, tons of photo opportunities. For instance, a 360 photo booth by iRock Your Party. Indeed you must also stop and take a photo in front of the I Said Yes! letters by Event-Lit Orlando.

While planning your wedding, be sure to include live entertainers to keep the party going and your guests happy.

Live entertainment at Central Florida wedding planning event
Kenny Kings Music
The Copper Piano Dueling Pianos at I DOs and BREWS
The Copper Piano Dueling Pianos
RJM Entertainment photo booth at Central Florida wedding planning date night
RJM Entertainment Photobooth
irock your party 360 photobooth
iRock Your Party 360 Photobooth
I Said Yes by Event Lit Orlando
Event-Lit Orlando

CentRAL Florida WEdding planning

Above all, meet and speak with some of Florida’s top wedding vendors. Although this is a date night, it is also a time to plan your wedding. Take the time to speak with all the wedding vendors exhibiting. In fact, many have show day only specials available. Further, some even have fun swag.

Still need a venue?  Remember I DOs and BREWS is hosted at some of Florida’s most unique wedding venues. Like the gorgeous Tavares Pavilion on the Lake. No doubt a hidden gem in the heart of Lake County, FL. Certainly take a few moments to picture your wedding, overlooking the water at sunset. Then an after party on the pier.  Unquestionably, it’s your day, do it your way.

For more information on the Tavares Pavilion on the Lake, email them by Clicking Here.

meet your wedding photographer at I DOs and BREWS
Central Florida wedding planning for your dream wedding
meet Orlando wedding vendors at I DOs and BREWS
Central Florida wedding planning date night helps you find your wedding vendors
I DOs and BREWS at Tavares Pavilion on the Lake
Central Florida wedding planning at Tavares Pavilion on the Lake

Win Prizes

Finally, you could win prizes for your wedding day. Moreover, you could win a Honeymoon! Unquestionably an added bonus to a wedding planning date night.

There are 2 ways to win. First, follow us on social media, Instagram and Facebook, for our pre-show giveaways.

Second, come to the event to get your grand prize drawing ticket at the door. Stay until the drawing at the end of the night. Of course, cross your fingers. Because we hope you win.

pre-show winner at I DOs and BREWS
grand prize winner at I DOs and BREWS, a Central Florida wedding planning date night
cruise planners by Collecting Memories at I DOs and BREWS
Honeymoon Sponsor - Cruise Planners by Collecting Memories Travel, Emily Perez-Menendez


Central Florida wedding vendors who sponsored this event:

Venue – Tavares Pavilion on the Lake

Beer provided by – Kombi Keg, Backyard Gatherings Mobile Bar, The Dutch Mill Mobile Pub and Pat’s Liquor Wedding Supply

Wine – PRP Wine International and  Whispering Angel Rose 

DJ Outside – Mix on Wheels

DJ Inside – New Beginnings Events

Live Entertainment – Kenny Kings Music and The Copper Piano Dueling Pianos

Photography – Taylor Kuperberg Photography

Videography – Martin Media Production

For more information on I DOs and BREWS, Click Here.

Check out the I Said Yes! Wedding Blog for wedding planning inspiration.

sunset at Tavares Pavilion on the Lake during Central Florida Wedding planning date night

Wedding planning made easy is what is in store for you when you attend I DOs and BREWS. Undoubtedly this wedding planning date night will help you work toward completing your wedding planning checklist. Whether you are just getting started, or almost done, let this one of a kind wedding expo add a bit of fun to the process.

couple enjoying I DOs and BREWS
celebrate wedding planning made easy at I DOs and BREWS
the Copper Piano Dueling pianos at i DOs and BREWS
couples find their wedding planner at I DOs and BREWS

Why Is It a date night

Although promoted as a date night, certainly you can bring whomever you wish. From your fiancé to your besties to your future in-laws.  In fact, we want you to share this experience with your entire tribe. Above all, this night is for you, so do it however you want. With whomever you want. But, we call it a date night because…

First, when you are busy planning your dream wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of the whole process. For this reason, we bring you a date night. That is to say, a night for you and your fiancé to come out, have a few drinks and work on these important decisions together. However, we believe even date nights are fun shared with friends. So as aforementioned, bring them along and enjoy the evening with your most important peeps.

Next, we provide the food, the brews, the fun and the vendors to meet.

Last, you can win prizes and that is a sweet ending to a great night.

I DOs and BREWS is wedding planning made easy
prize winners celebrate I DOs and BREWS
I Said Yes! hosts wedding planning made easy
this couple enjoys wedding planning made easy at I DOs and BREWS

What to expect

Unquestionably this event is about meeting wedding vendors.  Specifically we say wedding planning made easy, because you can meet many kinds of vendors in one night. Further, you have the opportunity to achieve these things:

  1. Educate yourself on what products and services are available for your wedding
  2. Ask questions and find out which vendors provide the products/services you need
  3. Get to know the wedding vendors to see if you are a good fit or each other.  Remember, you are going to be with some of these people on the most amazing and intimate day of your life. Absolutely you want to feel comfortable with them.
  4. Gather information to make informed decisions
  5. Some vendors will offer show only specials, find your favorites and take advantage of their special offers
Second, enjoy food and desserts samples from local wedding catering services. As well as cakes and dessert
Third, partake in the complimentary samples of beer and wine too. Remember to drink responsibly.
Fourth, live entertainment is performed in multiple areas throughout the event. For instance, DJ’s, and The Copper Piano Dueling Pianos, to name a few.
Fifth, interactive entertainment. For example, Air Affair wedding bounce house, axe throwing, and Orlando Photo Bus. These were specifically available at the Hourglass Brewing Longwood I DOs and BREWS.
Last, prize drawing at the end of the night. You could win anything from free dance lessons, to even a honeymoon, and everything in between.
Orlando Photo Bus at I DOs and BREWS wedding planning made easy
Exotic Limo at I Dos and BREWS
I Said Yes! hosts I DOs and BREWS
Mike Briggs Photography at I DOs and BREWS
wedding planning made easy by meeting vendors in person
axe throwing at I DOs and BREWS

Wedding Planning Made Easy

Because you are able to meet many different types of wedding vendors in one evening, it makes the process of finding your wedding vendors easier. Also, you get to enjoy the evening with your fiancé and/or friends and family. And you enjoy food and spirits, all the while partaking in some fun activities. Unquestionably our goal is for you to have fun planning your wedding and to get one step closer to your dream wedding. 

Join us at the next I DOs and BREWS by Clicking Here to get your tickets.

Also, follow us on IG and FB to stay up to date on all things wedding planning.

Exotic Limo at I Dos and BREWS
find your wedding vendors at I DOs and BREWS
find your wedding vendor at I Said Yes! I DOs and BREWS
win prizes to make your wedding planning easier

All photos by Dreamscape Photography.

Hourglass Brewing Longwood I DOs and BREWS sponsors:

Venue: Hourglass Brewing Longwood / Sourglass

DJ’s: iRock Your Party / Soundwave Entertainment / Complete Weddings + Events

Photography: Dreamscape Photography

Does your wedding planning in Orlando need a quick start? There is no better way to get started and have fun doing it, than by attending an I Said Yes! FL Wedding Expo. Consider this, live entertainment, photo booths, free samples of food and dessert, wedding inspiration, and getting to know wedding vendors.  Find your perfect wedding venue. Then learn to dance with Fred Astaire Dance Studio – Dr. Phillips. The list of options to help you plan is endless. Don’t forget you can bring your fiancé and your tribe. Use this event to speak to a variety of wedding professionals. Then choose the ones that are perfect for helping you achieve your dream wedding. 

thank you to our sponsors

Coupled with our wedding vendor sponsors, these events are made even more amazing.  In fact they are some of the best in the industry. Consider hiring them for your wedding needs. Each sponsor brings their special talents, services and products to show day. Further they bring the energy and the passion of wanting to help you have the best day ever. 

Hilton Orlando is an elegant setting for intimate or grand celebrations. You’ll find 236,000 square feet of incredible indoor and outdoor venue options that will set the stage for your perfect day.  For example, the Promenade – with its Grande Lawn, Fountain Plaza, and Sky Terrace. Further, the Sun Garden, the perfect outdoor venue for all sizes of celebrations. Our elegant ballrooms have high ceilings and magnificent chandeliers. Undoubtedly offering a romantic ambiance that can accommodate up to 3,000 guests. For rehearsal dinners; Spencer’s Steakhouse, David’s Club and The Bistro provide an ideal setting to entertain your wedding party. (Photo from I Said Yes! FL vendor listing.)

Hilton Orlando Ballroom wedding reception in Orlando, FL

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“We can’t say enough about this family farm. From the moment we stepped onto the property, my mother and I knew we wanted Heather and Jennifer to create my Greenery and Floral Design. The team worked hand in hand with us Connecting us on Pinterest. Sharing images that inspired my dream wedding design. There wasn’t a time that Jennifer wasn’t available to me. They set everything up the day of my wedding and didn’t leave until I walked down the aisle. They are a team of integrity, Creativity, as well as masters at perfection! I can’t thank them enough.”
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Amazing Grace Garlands for your wedding day florals
Amazing Grace Garlands and Greens on the I Said Yes! Fashion Show Stage
Amazing Grace Garlands helps with Orlando Wedding Planning

We are Michael & Nicole, a husband and wife team offering wedding and engagement photography. The duo behind the cameras at Dreamscape Photography. We are passionate about providing our engaged couples with the very best service while capturing memories to last a lifetime. Our beliefs are in love, laughter, family, and every other wonderful experience that is a part of marriage. All photos in this blog provided by Dreamscape Photography.

Dreamscape Photography for your wedding photography

Your destination for modern DJ services and cutting edge lighting design. Here at FyerFly, our mission is very easy. We cherish each one of our clients. Whether it is DJ Services or Lighting Design, we strive to provide you with cutting edge services that are sure to shed some light on your event! Our staff members are always happy to help and are looking forward to helping you design your next wedding, holiday party, or corporate function.

Fyerfly Productions DJ at I Said Yes! Wedding Expo

Custom wedding tuxedos + suits make the wedding planning process special for both members of the happy couple. We believe the suit wearing member of the wedding should be able to have a custom experience when shopping and choosing a wedding tuxedo or suit.  This is their special day too and they deserve the same personalized service as the bride. To start, chose the right store. Leonardo 5th Avenue in Winter Park, FL offers a custom experience to the wedding tuxedo + suit buying process. Read more about their services on a recent blog – How To Choose Your Custom Suit

Red Parrot Travel offers specialized travel planning services to destinations around the world. Tammy Shamblin-Renie, CTC can create custom travel itineraries. She provides personalized service with expert knowledge and experiences. Romance travel, honeymoons, destination weddings, vow renewals, custom and luxury travel is what Red Parrot Travel is known for.

Most importantly, Red Parrot Travel is HERE for YOU!

Red Parrot Travel gives away a Honeymoon
Red Parrot Travel with a Honeymoon Giveaway

The professionals at Weddings, Inc. have perfected the all-inclusive wedding model. Our distinguished reputation of combining quality with affordability enables us to provide our clients with the wedding of their dreams. And within their budget! Let one of our professional coordinators create a personalized complimentary proposal for you. As always, there’s absolutely no obligation.

Orlando Wedding Planning sets the table at I Said Yes! Wedding Expo
Wedding Inspiration for wedding reception table by Weddings Inc

Rentaland Tents and Events, a family owned and operated company founded in 1995. We are a full service rental company with a large inventory of items for any event, indoors or outdoors. For example our tents, draping, tent lighting, and dance floors can be used for high end weddings or corporate receptions, birthday parties, or family reunions.

We can custom design a wedding backdrop, or even wrap an entire room. Additionally you can choose any color with our satin finished pipe and drape. With our variety of chairs, tables, chargers, flatware, stemware, and elegant tablecloths, we can complete your vision!

Rentaland Tents and Events help with your Orlando Wedding Planning

Your Bridal Couture offers an amazing wedding gown shopping experience in an intimate boutique setting. Our bridal appointments are 90 minutes long with a dedicated bridal consultant guiding you along the way. Whether it’s your first time shopping or you have explored multiple shops, we are happy to host you at our boutique.

At Your Bridal Couture, we believe your gown shopping experience should be as special and memorable as your big day. From your first visit to your final fitting, our experienced team will work closely with you to give you the wedding gown of your dreams. Our mission is to provide an intimate, highly personalized bridal gown shopping experience. We guarantee your experience will be an unparalleled level of service. Most importantly attributed to our gown selections, knowledgeable consultants and intimate boutique atmosphere.

Bridal Gowns by Your Bridal Couture
Your Bridal Couture for Orlando Wedding Planning and Wedding Dresses
Beautiful wedding dress by Your Bridal Couture
Your Bridal Couture wedding dresses and Orlando Wedding Planning

All of the runway model hair and make-up is created and styled by Karmel Design Team. The owner says, at Karmel Design Team, we are creative professionals, artists within our craft, and great listeners. We listen closely to your ideas and your vision to ensure all you beauty needs are met. Whether you have a wedding coming up, a photo or fashion shoot, or just a night out with your friends, we’ve got your back (and hair, and face)!

Karmel Design Team Wedding Hair and make up as part of your Orlando Wedding Planning

More Orlando Wedding planning

And there is more. At an I Said Yes! Wedding Show you can also view and even sit in luxury wedding transportation rental vehicles. Or custom design your wedding jewelry. In addition you may be wowed by a variety of interactive booths. For instance live event painting and casino games. Don’t forget to stop by the real estate booth and look into buying your first home. From I Said Yes! to I Do we have your Orlando wedding planning needs covered.  

For more information on attending wedding shows, click here.

To attend the next I Said Yes! Wedding Show, click here.

To see the entire image gallery from this show, click here.

Get A Win

As a wedding expo exhibitor, you have to work your booth to make your booth work for you.  That is to say, you have to work your booth with a purpose.  You have to plan for success.  To sum up, you have to show up ready to win.

iRock Your Party at I Said Yes! Wedding Expo

Wedding Expo Exhibitor Do's and Don'ts

I recently had the opportunity to join Brandee Gaar on her morning Clubhouse “The Morning Show for Wedding Pros” room. The topic was How to Win with Bridal Shows. During this conversation we discussed the Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Expo Exhibitors.  If you weren’t able to join us in the Clubhouse room, I have compiled this easy list to help you get a win at your next bridal show.

12 Tips For Success

Seas Your Day Events Wedding Show Exhibitor Vendor Booth
Red Parrot Travel Wedding Show Booth at I Said Yes! Wedding Show

Read more about winning at wedding expos with our Easy Wedding Lead Follow-up blog. Become a wedding expo exhibitor at the next I Said Yes! Wedding Show and I DOs and BREWS event. 

Photos by Dreamscape Photography

Follow-Up is a PRocess

Wedding lead follow-up is today’s topic of discussion. To find success, keep this one idea in mind – lead follow-up is a process. To sum up, it is not just one email or one phone call. It is an accumulation of actions taken over the course of 4 months to a year.  To clarify, your product or service offering will determine the length of communication time. If you know you are one of the last products/services booked, you will need to plan to remain visible until just a few months before their wedding date.  Another similar vendor will get the client, if you don’t stay first of mind. Leads are captured two different ways from a wedding expo. Therefore you want to create two different lead follow up strategies.

First for the leads you capture at your booth in the wedding show / wedding expo.  Second for the leads list you receive after the event.  That is to say, couples you most likely did not have a conversation with.  As we walk through this process, it’s important to remember that 80% of sales are made after the 5th impression.

Hot Leads

Let’s start with the Hottest Leads.  In other words, the leads you captured at your booth and had a face to face conversation with. As a result you can text and/or call these leads.

We are using an I DOs and BREWS event for this example. Your process for leads captured at your booth should look something like this:

First contact for your wedding lead follow up: Text the day after the show. “Thank you for having a beer with us, we can’t wait to cheers with you again! Don’t forget when you secure [insert company name] for your wedding by [insert your date deadline], we will include an additional hour of service for your wedding – on us!”

Second Contact: Send an email two days after the show. Include a photo of your booth in the show to visually remind them of who you are. Most important, have links to your FB, IG, YouTube, website and email address.  Example of content for email: “Congratulations on your engagement! We want to celebrate with you. Book [insert company name] for your engagement party, rehearsal dinner, bachelor/bachelorette party, send away brunch and for your wedding day.  If it’s a party, we want to be there. Book us before [insert your date deadline] for a minimum of 3 hours of service and get the 4th hour on us.  Let us help you plan your dream event.” 

Notice the date. You texted immediately after the show, then emailed the next day, or 48 hours after the show. Moreover you creatively explained how you can service more than just their wedding day. You can do this with products and additional services too. For example, “book us for lighting and DJ services. Already have your DJ? Check out our rental packages.” Explain what sets you apart from your competition. Lastly give them a reason to reach out with a hard date deadline. Book by X date to receive XYZ promo.

You're not done yet

And the wedding lead follow up continues. Third contact happens one week later. Send another email letting couples know where you will be next month. Remember you are not supposed to invite I Said Yes! FL leads to non I Said Yes! FL shows and vice versa. However, you can invite them to see you in non-wedding related events.  For instance, meet us at Brews & Barks on April 1st. Or see our DJ’s at XYZ club.

Fourth contact is two weeks later. Choose a fun holiday, like national drink a beer day, or another larger holiday like Easter.  Next send a fun holiday postcard or flyer to the leads with addresses. In the same vein, send fun emails for the holiday and include a recent real wedding.  Be photo heavy and light on words.

Don’t have any real weddings yet.  That’s OK. Feature your staff.  Or your favorite wedding trend.  In the same vein, rental companies can show off their most popular chair or sweetheart table.  DJ’s send a fun playlist.

LEads List

Now for the leads list you received after the wedding expo. This list will include those to whom you spoke with at your booth and those you did not. Certainly you will want to remove your hot leads from this list as you are communicating with them differently. 

First contact for this list should not say – it was great to meet you, because you may not have met them.  Instead, try this email: “Hope you had a great time at the I Said Yes! wedding show last week. That saxophonist RLE3 Entertainment was phenomenal. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by our booth, we are [insert company name]. Here is a recent wedding we did [insert blog link or photos]. We look forward to helping you create your dream wedding.”

After this initial contact, this group can fall in to your contact sequence above starting with second contact.

These are all suggestions for your wedding lead follow-up. You should never go longer than 2-3 weeks between contact, depending on your category.  Moreover, change it up with texts, mailers, emails, IG direct messages, etc.  See below for more suggestions on how to connect through your follow-up.

Get Creative with your wedding lead follow-up

  1. Promos and specials
  2. New inventory
  3. Additional services or product offerings
  4. Partnerships with other wedding vendors
  5. Advocacy. Charities and organizations you support. 
  6. Non-wedding upcoming events where you or your team will be participating
  7. Styled shoots
  8. Real weddings
  9. New stellar reviews

Google it

You can literally Google “wedding show follow up” or “wedding leads follow up” or “leads follow up”. The amount of blogs and articles available is insane.  Take some time to read other blogs and posts about follow up.  Subsequently find the system that creates results for you.

Now that you are ready to follow-up with leads.  Grab your next group at the I Said Yes! Wedding Shows.  Get your booth here. 

Bonus: Use an email marketing service

It is imperative that you use an email marketing service to get the most out of your email marketing follow-up. Further, choosing the right email marketing service will increase your success rate. If you are not already using a service, now is the time to start. Consider these 7 best email marketing services for small business. 

What is a Wedding expo?

Before we can tell you 10 big reasons for attending a wedding expo, let us tell you more about them.

Wedding expos are similar to tradeshows. However they often go by different names. For instance, wedding show, bridal show, and bridal expo. By attending one of these wedding planning events, you will have the chance to meet a variety of wedding professionals. Furthermore you may also have the chance to sample food and sweets. In addition, fashion shows with wedding dresses and men’s wedding attire.

But that’s not all. We will go into more detail below. In the meantime it’s important to know that not all wedding shows are created equal. That is to say each one will have different vendors, entertainment and interactive elements. We encourage you to attend more than one, to be sure you find the very best wedding professionals to help you create your dream wedding.   

Bring the tribe and have fun

Wedding shows often take place in large event venues or convention centers. This allows room for a large number of attendees. Which means, you can bring your fiancé and your tribe. In the same vein, bring your mother and father to make them feel special and a part of the planning process as well. 

The first big reason for attending a wedding show is to have some fun. Wedding planning can be stressful. However, you can get some wedding planning work done and have fun when attending a wedding expo.

Many wedding expos have interactive booths. That is to say, photo booths, where you can be silly, take photos and make memories.  Additionally there may be entertainment, like performers, singers and musicians. And some even have games to play.

Plan to spend a few hours at the event. Then relax and enjoy spending time planning your wedding with your family and friends.

The couple and their tribe at I Said Yes! FL Wedding Expo
bride and her tribe at wedding expo
photo booth at wedding expo
engaged couple at I Said Yes! FL wedding show
Mrs and Mrs at a wedding expo
photo op with Exotic Limo at I Said Yes! Wedding Show
Selfie with bride and her tribe

Did You Know?

Did you know you can have a beer burrow at your wedding? Or a custom design fitting for your suit (similar to the specialized wedding dress fitting)? In addition, confetti cannon and sparkler boxes? What about dueling pianos and a live band? There are so many options available to help you make your day custom designed to fit your dream.

By attending a wedding show, you can learn more about a variety of products and services available to you, that you might not otherwise have known existed.

It’s important that you come to a wedding expo to have fun. But also be prepared to speak to the wedding professionals exhibiting at the event. They are there to help you learn more, compare products, services and prices and make a personal connection. Many of the vendors you hire for your wedding will be with you for the entire wedding day. Make sure you can make a connection and that you know they have your best interest in mind. Choose someone you like and the best way to know you like them, is to meet them face to face and hold a conversation.  

Beverage Burrow
confetti cannon by Fyerfly Productions
engaged couple speaking to wedding professional at wedding show
Our DJ Rocks wedding professional at I Said Yes! Wedding Show
couple talking to wedding vendors at wedding expo

you can eat cake

Most wedding expos will have caterers and dessert vendors serving complimentary bite size samples. In short, you can eat cake!

What better way to add a sweet touch to your wedding show experience, than to have some sugar. Food and dessert is an important part of your wedding day. So come to a wedding expo and sample a variety of food and dessert options.  This will help you begin to imagine what your guests will be able to enjoy at your wedding reception. Similarly, you may find your perfect caterer and cake designer.

cake samples at wedding expo
Puff 'n Stuff Wedding Catering

wedding dresses galore

Wedding dresses galore, need we say more. At the I Said Yes! Wedding Shows you will experience 3 different fashion shows.

To clarify, during each fashion show, you will see different gowns in different styles, shapes and sizes. We want you to picture yourself walking down the aisle in the perfect dress. In addition, there will be male models showing off the latest trends in men’s suits and tuxedos.

Most show producers will work with local bridal gown salons, so if you see a dress you love, be sure to stop by their booth in the show to learn more. We want to help you find your perfect wedding dress and suit.

Antoine Studio Photo of models in wedding dresses

You Can Win Prizes at a Wedding Expo

Prizes can be anything from a Starbucks Gift Card to a honeymoon. At the I Said Yes! FL wedding show you have two completely different opportunities to win.

First, follow us on Facebook and Instagram and watch for our pre-show giveaways. Second, stay until the end of the show for the grand prize giveaway. This almost always includes at least 1 honeymoon trip.

Some vendors will also do special prize entries at their booths. This is your chance to win some fun wedding related prizes. Similarly vendors will offer show only specials. (Click here and go to the FAQs section to to see the vendors who are offering show specials this weekend) In other words, you can get special pricing because you signed your contract with them at the wedding show. This may not be a prize in the purest sense of the word, but you definitely won by saving on your budget.

Bonus Tip: don’t forget the first 100 couples to show up to the show also get a swag bag with fun goodies and info.

win prizes at I Said Yes! wedding show

What makes I Said Yes! different

The team at I Said Yes! FL wants to give you a wedding planning experience. From the moment you arrive at the touchless registration and check-in, we want you to feel welcome.

Explore the inspiration gallery and start visualizing your dream wedding. Then be entertained before you even enter the ballroom. We like to share a variety of entertainment with you. For instance, we may have Paradigm Party Band, or RLE3 Entertainment or event dancers and stilt walkers. One time we even had living statues.

Then as you enter the ballroom, we want you to freely explore all of the aisles and vendors. So we create a more free form approach to the room layout. With three different fashion shows, all with entertainment involved, you are sure to have a complete wedding planning experience.

Get Your Tickets to the next Show Here.

black and yellow wedding table decor
Rentaland Tents and Events wedding inspiration
Pinks and Reds wedding florals on display at wedding expo
RLE3 Entertainment performing at I Said Yes! wedding show
Bluegrass Chic wedding florals

We look forward to seeing you, your fiancé and your tribe at the next I Said Yes! Wedding Show and I DOs and BREWS. 


Our Wedding Expo Sponsors make us happy.  In Daytona Beach, FL at the I Said Yes! Wedding Show, they truly are the experts. In other words, they bring the highest level of knowledge, product and service to our events. Likewise, to your wedding day. These wedding professionals work along side the I Said Yes! FL team to produce a wedding show that is beyond your expectations.  We create a wedding planning experience. All photos in this post by Press Play Entertainment

couple wins honeymoon from wedding show sponsor Red Parrot Travel
runway model at I Said Yes! FL wedding show
giving away grand prizes at I Said Yes! FL wedding espo
wedding expo sponsor Ivy Bridal

Wedding Dresses and Tuxedos

Part of this wedding planning experience is the excitement of the fashion shows. First, we start with stunning wedding dresses by Ivy Bridal Shop.  Second, add drop dead gorgeous make-up by L. Santana Designs.  Third, our suit and tuxedo sponsor from Amore Bridal Gallery and Tuexdo. Next, bring in the most amazing models. Mix that up with a DJ sponsor that is all about keeping you on the dance floor – DJ Yves Entertainment. And you’ve got a fashion show that will make you want to run out and buy your dress and tuxedo.

Inspiration Galore

Start your wedding planning experience off in our signature Inspiration Gallery. Filled with rentals, floral, decor and design galore. You are sure to be inspired to plan your perfect wedding. For example, view the images from the I Said Yes! Wedding Show Daytona Beach, FL below. Design and rentals by wedding expo sponsor – Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

inspiration gallery by Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals Wedding Expo Sponsor
giant-lighted-love-sign-by-Orlando-Wedding-and Party-Rentals
wedding expo sponsor sets table at I Said Yes! FL Wedding Show
wedding expo sponsors Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
sweetheart table set by wedding expo sponsor
Ceremony set up at I Said Yes! FL bridal show

Certainly you need to find the venue that sets the stage for your wedding. For instance, we chose Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort as our wedding expo venue sponsor.  The views, the staff, the options – a must consideration for your perfect wedding venue.

are those flowers wooden?

Yes, yes they are. We partnered with Hanky Panky Blooms to provide the bouquets for the runway models. Further the décor for the stage draping. Created from Sola Wood, these arrangements last forever. 

wedding expo sponsor for florals is Hanky Panky Blooms
wooden floral bouquet at I Said Yes! FL wedding show

You Could win a honeymoon

Red Parrot Travel provided the Grand Prize Honeymoon Giveaway.  One lucky couple is going to celebrate their love on a dream honeymoon vacation. To sum up, join us at the next I Said Yes! Wedding Show at Hilton Orlando on March 21, 2021. In short, you could be the next big winner.

Wedding Expo Sponsors Make Us Happy

With any I Said Yes! FL event, we bring you the best of the best. Our wedding expo sponsors know how to create an atmosphere like no other. 

First, our host venue sponsor, Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

Second, Press Play Entertainment, our photography sponsor who took all the gorgeous photos.

Third, Rentaland Tents and Events, our draping and rental sponsor.

Fourth, Ivy Bridal Shop providing all the stunning gowns for the fashion show. 

Fifth, hair and Make-Up provided by L. Santana Designs.  Seriously, the lipstick lasted all day long.

Next, our male models were outfitted in style by Amore Bridal Gallery and Tuxedos

What’s a party without a DJ? DJ Yves Entertainment never ceases to wow us. Need a DJ who can spin and MC, then DJ Yves is your man!  

Similarly, what’s a bride without a bouquet? Hanky Panky Blooms creates stunning wooden floral bouquets.

To inspire you to creativity, let Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals bring your dream to reality. As the Inspiration Gallery sponsor, they blew us away.

Lastly, but defintely not least, our honeymoon sponsor.  Red Parrot Travel always has the best honeymoons. In short, be sure to speak with her about all your travel plans.

Find more amazing Florida wedding vendors at I Said Yes! FL

Top Secret wedding dj tips

Shopping for a DJ for your wedding can be a bit overwhelming. We completely understand. Therefore, we partnered up with Our DJ Rocks – Orlando’s premier all-female DJ team.  They are one of the I DOs and BREWS DJ sponsors on February 3rd at Paradise Cove. Therefore we are sharing some important wedding DJ tips. (P.S. scroll to the bottom of the page to get your tickets).

Tip 1 - Timing comes with experience

When it comes to songs and the crowd’s reaction, timing is everything. For instance, we can drop “Friends in Low Places” right after dinner. However, it will not get near as good of a reaction as it would at 10:45pm. That’s when we can dedicate it to all of your friends. This is called timing. A great wedding DJ doesn’t just play the right songs, they play them at the perfect time. As a result, your jam will get the reaction it deserves.

important wedding dj tips tell you how to keep your guests on the floor
Photo by Steven Miller Photography

Tip 2 - Cue it up

Looking for that perfect song? But you’re struggling to find just the right one. Maybe the intro drags on a little too long.  Or the first verse talks about a break-up. No worries, your DJ has got this. She can cue it up at just the right moment in the song. And then you can have your first married kiss right when the music swells. Most importantly, at your favorite moment in the song. 

couples has special dance to their favorite song
Photo by Captured by Elle

tip 3- create the moments

Your wedding is your special day. It belongs to the two of you, as a couple. But you’re also inviting all of your favorite people to share it with you. Create moments to share with them for years to come. For example, play your favorite High School song or all 80’s. Whatever it is, make it special to you and your guests.

add a special dance

Speak with your DJ about doing an anniversary dance. Firstly, bring a special couple who has been married for many years to the dance floor. For instance; parents, grandparents, or godparents. Secondly, play their wedding song as a special dedication to them. Similarly, play a special anniversary song for all couples, but change it up. Start with all of the married couples on the dance floor. Next, gradually “excuse” the ones who have only been married for one year. Then five years, and so on. By the end of the song you have one married couple left. Sometimes we even like to ask this last couple to give you a little advice. It’s a guaranteed special moment for everyone.

Here is another important wedding DJ tip.  Ask your DJ what other services they provide. For instance, a photo booth. You can always create moments in a photo booth at your wedding. There is a variety of photo booth options available. No matter what you choose, your guests will create lasting memories.

important wedding DJ tip do a special wedding dance
bride and groom kiss in the Photobooth Rocks Photobooth
Photo by Ricky Serrano Photography

tip 4 - keep it short for special dances

The average song length is about 3-4 minutes long. When you are on the dance floor with all of your guests watching, it can feel like forever! Therefore, ask your DJ if they can fade the song out after the 1st chorus. As a result, you get your special moment but it doesn’t feel like it’s going on forever. 

bride and groom have their first dance
Photo by Cricket's Photo & Cinema

Tip 5 - silence is not golden

Your music should start before you walk down the aisle. To clarify, it can be a little awkward if the first song that is played is your walk down the aisle. So make sure you book your DJ or ceremony musicians start time at least 15-30 minutes prior to that. As a result, this will give your guests music to enjoy as they make their way into the ceremony.

recently married couples dances down the aisle
Photo by Cricket's Photo & Cinema

tip 6 - trust your pros

While you should definitely have a say in your wedding playlist, you shouldn’t be expected to do all of the work.  “At Our DJ Rocks we believe that the client/DJ experience works best when we work together. For example, we will ask you about the styles and genre of music you like (and don’t like). Then you will fill out your “Must Play” list. In fact, you can make music selections for just about any point in your wedding day. From the family processional to the cocktail hour.

But sometimes, the most magical moments are the ones that nobody planned for. That’s why we ask for a little leeway to read the room. In other words, allow us to switch things up when needed to keep the dance floor full.”

bride and groom dancing on the dance floor
Photo by Flora Bloom Photography

tip 7 - set the mood

We know you are all about that dance floor. But we also know that you want to mingle with the friends and family who are sharing your special day. A good wedding DJ should keep the music low during the cocktail hour and dinner so everyone can talk. And when the celebration begins, crank it up and take you on a journey. From slow jams, to high energy, and everything in between.

“At Our DJ Rocks we are like a thermometer – we feel the temperature of the room. We’ll take it up when needed and bring it back down for sweet moments like your cake cutting.”

important wedding dj tips tell you why to hire a professional dj
Photo by Captured by Elle

let's rock your wedding

Music plays such a huge role in your wedding day. Subsequently, it is so much more than pushing “Play” to create these moments. Make sure your DJ is creating the right atmosphere, right from the start. Above all, your DJ is keeping that vibe going all night.

“At Our DJ Rocks we believe the best weddings are the ones that reflect you, not us! That’s why we do our best to get to know you. As a result, we can craft an evening that exceeds everyone’s expectations.”

Come see Our DJ Rocks LIVE at I DOs and BREWS February 3rd, 2021 at Paradise Cove, Orlando, FL

Cheers to I Dos and brews sponsors

I DOs & BREWS is our wedding planning date night. In other words, it is a way for couples to plan their weddings and meet vendors outside of the traditional ballroom style wedding expo. We love traditional wedding shows, but I DOs and BREWS give a unique spin. For instance, including an outdoor element. Having this outdoor space means we can easily include wedding vendors like Beautiful Creatures Animal Ranch. They bring the cuteness factor to your wedding.  For example, a beverage burrow (his name is Strings) and llamas.

Beverage Burrow
Wedding Llama

mobile wedding vendors

In addition, this open outdoor space also allows us to showcase mobile wedding vendors.  For instance,  LUXE FLUSH – luxury A/C and heated mobile restrooms.  Similarly, Bow Tie Spirits, a mobile bar built out of a horse trailer. Typically these types of mobile vendors don’t bring their vehicles into traditional ballroom wedding expos.  Similarly, Orlando Photo Bus. This 1971 VW Bay Window Bus, Lulu, is The Original Orlando Photo Bus!

Cheers to brew and wine sponsors

Above all, I DOs and BREWS includes local breweries. In the last decade, breweries have skyrocketed in Florida. We partnered with the 2nd oldest brewery in Central Florida for this event – Hourglass Brewing. The November 19th I DOs and BREWS was hosted at the Longwood location.  With a 240 seat tap room, an in-house scavenger hunt and geek culture galore, it’s a must see brewery. Hourglass is known for only using natural ingredients in its 340 brews. In addition, you can see the brewing process through the glass. Furthermore, they have a DOG friendly patio! To top it all off, Hourglass created the I DO BREW, a citrusy ale.

Hourglass Brewery also has a private event space.  Sourglass Brewing is right next door. This is the fermentation House. It is adorned with wooden barrels, additional seating, a bar and market lights. It is perfect for smaller wedding receptions, micro-weddings and bridal showers. So grab a glass of I DO BREW and check out Sourglass for your next event. 

Hourglass Brewery

Couples can expect to sample an array of beverage options at I DOs and BREWS.  Similarly to the Brew Partners, we also work with wine partners.  For instance, Silk Road Wines is a veteran owned company, specializing in natural red and white wines.  They are imported from the country of Georgia, which is believed to be the birthplace of wine. 

Similarly, is PRP Wine. They bring the wine to you with in-home sampling services.  To sum it up, they bring the look and feel of the wineries they represent right to your doorstep. 

event sponsors create the vibe

With any I Said Yes! FL event, we bring you the best of the best. Our event sponsors know how to create an atmosphere like no other. Cheers to our I DOs and BREWS Sponsors. 

First, Live Happy Studio , our photography sponsor. We have worked with Lindsay & Kellie on several events. Their energy matches everything I DOs and BREWS is about! 

Second, couples were greeted with Kendra Scott bags to gather all their swag at the event.

Third, Let there be light. Get Lit Productions lit up the night with the market lights outside of Hourglass Brewing. Get Lit Productions provides all your event lighting needs. From chandeliers, spot lights, twinkle lights and market lights to something you just dreamed up.

What’s a party without a DJ? I DOs and BREWS brings you two! With inside and outside event space, our team wants you to be entertained no matter where you are.

DJ Yves Entertainment set up inside the Hourglass tap room! Need a DJ who can spin and MC, then DJ Yves is your man!  

Outside, Press Play Entertainment kept the party atmosphere going with two DJ’s. Orlando & Rey have decades of experience between them and these guys will keep your guests on the dance floor all night.

Find more amazing Florida wedding vendors at I Said Yes! FL

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February 3, 2021 at Paradise Cove

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