There’s nothing quite like a Miami wedding. From the year-round warm weather, the scenic beaches, Art Deco architecture, and vibrant culture, Miami is beloved by locals but also a fantastic wedding destination for couples from around the country and the world. If you’re thinking about getting married in Miami, there are a few must-know details and tips that will help you plan your big day in Magic City.
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Miami is one of the most expensive cities in the country to wed, with an average wedding cost of $30,800, well above the national average of $28,000. Spring weddings, particularly in the months of March and May, are most popular in Miami. Couples host an average of 100 guests at their Miami weddings.
Because Miami is such a bustling city and popular tourist destination, there are lots of major events throughout the year that may crowd the area, snarl traffic, and fill hotels. In particular, Art Basel (held in December), music festivals such as Ultra (in March), and sporting events (Miami hosts the Orange Bowl on New Year’s weekend, and the Super Bowl has taken place there, as well). Be sure to do your research before selecting a Miami wedding date to ensure that you’re steering clear of these major events.
Getting There and Getting Around
If you and your guests are flying in for your Miami wedding, the main airport is Miami International Airport. It’s one of the busiest airports in the country, and is serviced by most airlines. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is about an hour away, and may be an option for your guests as well.
Once you’re in the city, there is public transportation that may be useful to your guests. Metrorail is the commuter rail line that runs throughout the city (including the airport), and Metromover is a free rail system that covers shorter loops around the city. There are also city buses and free trolleys, depending on your specific location. And of course, taxis, Uber, and Lyft are all accessible in the Miami area.