Interview with the Bride

 

Maria: Why did you choose the Marco Island Marriott as your venue?

Nicole: We chose the Marco Island Marriott because it is absolutely gorgeous, it has multiple restaurants, bars, and pools (so there is plenty to do). Also everything was on site, which was big for us as 99% of our guests were from out of town and without a car.

 

Maria: What was your favorite moment from the wedding day?

Nicole: My favorite moment from the wedding day was the dancing, the band was better than I could have imagined, the floor was packed with all of our friends/family and people had a blast.

 

Maria: What was the biggest obstacle you faced while planning your wedding day?

Nicole: The biggest obstacle was the groomsmen attire. We wanted more casual attire for the men, which limited our options and with 11 groomsmen to outfit, it became our biggest challenge.

 

Maria: Any advice to future brides while planning their wedding?

Nicole: Prioritize what is important to you and your groom and allocate your time and budget accordingly.

 Marco Island Marriott Wedding

Side Note from the Bride: I am biased, but I would also strongly encourage others to do destination weddings because (1) Typically when guests are traveling from out of town they will spend a few days at the destination location and therefore you have more time with them and (2) it feels like a wedding and a vacation and a vacation vibe means low stress levels. 🙂

 Marco Island Marriott Wedding

Vendor Information

Dress Designer: STEVEN BIRNBAUM
Dress Store: THE WEDDING STUDIO, INDIANAPOLIS IN
Men’s Attire: GROOM: FREEMANS SPORTING CLUB GROOMSMEN: PANTS BY SAKS OFF FITH AND SHIRTS FROM J CREW
Uplighting: AMERICAN AVC
Coordinator: ALYSSA DURNO
Band: CLINT WILEY’S BAND, NONE OTHER
Bridesmaids attire: AFTER SIX (BRIDESMAIDS) AMSALE (MAID OF HONOR)