I also noticed that an event last weekend in Wilton Manors focused on LGBT weddings, something I'm glad to report is a growing segment of the marital industry. And as it happens, a very good friend of mine got married to a terrific partner a couple weeks ago. So yep, weddings have been on my radar screen lately for sure.
I suppose every place and any place is a good spot to get hitched if you're marrying the right person. But I must say, there's a lot to recommend a beach wedding here in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Or maybe you prefer renting out a lovely hall at a luxury resort, as another buddy of mine did a few years ago for his wedding. Hey, listen, the options in South Florida are many. Some people get married while scuba diving, leading me to wonder if an "Okay!" hand signal to the preacher is as legally binding as saying the words, "I do!" Guess so ... Others go out to the Everglades for marriage among the gators. I got married on a dock outside my home in Fort Lauderdale, a romantic setting on the city's deepest canal - second marriage for us both, just the two of us and a justice of the peace. That may not be your thing but it seemed perfect to us. Still, it's hard for me imagine many locations more beautiful than the beach for your big day. You'll find some resources for wedding planning on this website at http://www.sunny.org/weddings/, where an "Ambassador of Bliss" is available to help you. Cute, huh? But that's the whole idea. Weddings are supposed to be joyful. A wedding among the South Florida tropics should kick up the happiness quotient. As for the years that follow your wedding day, well, I'm afraid you're on your own to continue all that happiness, my friend. All I can say is good luck.