D.I.Y. Weddings at the Postcard Inn

Welcome to the D.I.Y., or do-it-yourself, Wedding Section of the Destination Tampa Bay website featuring The Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach!

If you are planning a wedding, but don’t quite know where to start, there’s a perfect answer. The Postcard Inn offers an ideal tropical, romantic setting. D.I.Y. weddings are a great idea for couples on a budget who still want to maintain their personal style in all the wedding details.

In this new D.I.Y. Wedding Section, we will post helpful wedding planning tips and ideas from The Postcard Inn as well as information about the hotel’s ceremony and reception options.

Upcoming Events: Your Not-So Traditional Wedding Extravaganza

The Postcard Inn invites you to join them at their Wedding Extravaganza on Sunday, Feb. 23. The Wedding Extravaganza, which will be unlike any traditional Wedding Show, will feature a mock ceremony and reception to showcase their many different venues and features, a Q&A session with a panel of wedding experts, a “mancave” for the fiances, and much more! It is $20 to attend, which includes two drink tickets. Click here to RSVP for this event. In addition, you could win your dream beach wedding at PCI by attending this event!

Helpful Hints and Ideas from The Postcard Inn

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If you are planning a wedding, but don’t quite know where to start, there’s a perfect answer. The Postcard Inn on St. Petersburg Beach offers an ideal tropical, romantic setting.  It’s no wonder that Postcard Inn won the Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award for 2013!

DIY, or Do-It-Yourself, weddings are a great idea for couples on a budget who still want to maintain their personal style in all the wedding details.

The Postcard Inn offers several unique ceremony and reception options for you to have a customizable DIY wedding. The first, and one of the most popular options, is the Beach ceremony. The bride and groom will be married on the sugary white sands of St. Pete Beach under a bamboo arch.

Another popular ceremony idea is the Garden Courtyard ceremony. The bride and groom will exchange wedding vows in a colorful, lush garden lined with palm trees. The gorgeous fire pit located close by provides a nice finishing touch. If BBQs, Luaus and flip-flops are more your style, you can even serve a buffet style reception beachside in the picnic area.

All of these outdoor ceremony options come with seating arrangements for guests, a backup location in case of inclement weather and the assistance of a catering coordinator from the Postcard Inn.

For the reception, the wedding party can dine and celebrate under a tent by moonlight on the sugary white sands of the Beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. If you want more of a fairytale, whimsical reception, set up in the Garden, where sparkling lanterns in the trees light up the party.

The Sunset Ballroom provides a comfortable atmosphere for cocktail hour, and you can even have your ceremony on the spacious adjoining patio as you watch a gorgeous St. Pete Beach sunset. Or hold an intimate reception in the Canteen, located in the back of the Beachwood Restaurant.

See all of the Postcard Inn’s unique spaces showcased at their Wedding Show in January where they will also feature wedding-related vendors. Stay tuned to www.DestinationTampaBay.com for complete information.

You’re Invited Wedding Extravaganza at Postcard Inn
Sun., Feb. 23, 2014

Contact Director of Catering and Special Events Jillian Thompson at 727-369-4922 or at Jthompson@postcardinn.com for complete DIY wedding package details.

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www.PostcardInn.com/st-pete-beach-weddings-venues
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Postcard Inn on the Beach
6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
1.800.237.8918 | 727.367.2711


postcard innThe Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach announced more details about their Wedding Extravaganza on Sunday, Feb. 23. The Not-So Traditional Wedding Extravaganza will showcase vendors, tips and venues for the Postcard’s Inn Not-So Traditional Bride. The Wedding Extravaganza will be a great opportunity for D.I.Y. brides to hand select all of their details for that special day at the Postcard Inn.

At 1 p.m., the Wedding Extravaganza festivities will commence outside in the Garden. A mock wedding ceremony will be held in the resort’s lush tropical Garden. A tent will be set up on the Postcard Inn’s other ceremony venue, the Beach, to show brides what their ceremony could look like.

Mock reception dinner placements will be set up in the Garden under the romantic and whimsical light of the lanterns in the trees. Brides will be able to imagine their first dances with the mock first dance performed in the Garden reception. Brides can also travel to the Beach, Sunset Ballroom and Picnic North to view more samples of reception placements.

Wedding vendors will be available to assist brides one-on-one in their wedding details in the Sunset Ballroom. A panel of wedding experts will be available for a short Q & A in the Ballroom. And if you need additional assistance there will be wedding planners on hand.

Don’t leave your fiancés at home! Bring them with you to this intimate gathering, and while you’re planning the details, he will be kicking back in the “Man Cave” stationed at the PCI Bar & Grill.

For more details, contact Director of Catering and Special Events Jillian Thompson at 727-369-4922 or at jthompson@postcardinn.com.

Visit www.postcardinn.com for photos and more information!

Stay tuned as we will post further details as the event approaches!


395822_10151085778413011_346800470_nTo better accommodate the growing inquiries about the Postcard Inn’s Wedding Extravaganza, the St. Pete Beach Resort decided to move the “Not-So-Traditional” wedding show to Sunday, February 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Wedding Extravaganza will still feature wedding vendors, a mock ceremony and reception, a panel with wedding experts and more!


One lucky bride-to-be will win her dream beach wedding by attending the big Wedding Extravaganza at The Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach. And everyone who attends can get lots of money-saving ideas that will make them feel like a winner by meeting some of the dozens of quality wedding vendors who will be on hand at the event from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23.

The Wedding Extravaganza, unlike any traditional Wedding Show, will feature a mock ceremony and reception to showcase PCI’s many different venues and features, a Q&A session with a panel of wedding experts, an opportunity to meet some of the area’s leading wedding vendors, a “mancave” for the fiancés, and much more! It is $20 to attend, which includes two drink tickets. Click here to RSVP for this event.

Postcard Inn can help you plan your Do-It-Yourself (DIY) wedding, and when you attend the Extravaganza you’ll have a chance to see what great choices you can have for that ever-so-special day. First, Gina Trigg, PCI’s senior catering manager, will have the various venues the bride can choose from decorated so they can see what your personal wedding choice will be like.

Each ceremony and reception venue will act as a stage for a mock wedding, where brides-to-be can see an example of how each location could look on her special day. Mock ceremonies will be set up at the Beach and Garden locations, while mock reception placements will be staged at the Garden, Beach, Sunset Ballroom, and Picnic North venues.

The Postcard Inn has given Destination Publications an exclusive sneak peek into some of the special wedding vendors that will be featured at the Wedding Extravaganza Sunday, Feb. 23.

The following wedding specialty companies will be showcased in the Sunset Ballroom or at one of the other ceremony or reception locations during the Extravaganza:

MMD Events: custom wedding florals and décor

2 Birds Events: unique wedding designs

Belle Fleur Studio: Parisian-inspired floral arrangements

Seaside Florals: beautiful and creative florals for all occasions

Exquisite Events: wedding planning service for all types of assistance needed

Days Remembered by Natalia Day: wedding coordinators with customizable packages

Urban Coast Paperie: an invitation studio with unique stationary for every occasion

Femme Akoi: professional hair and makeup stylist

Geneva Austin with Thirty-One

Malindy Elene: bridal courture

The White Magnolia: a bridal boutique

Foto Box: reserve a photo booth for your special occasion

Photogenica: “the old-school photo booth reinvented”

Breezin Entertainment: entertainment specialists for all occasions

Grant Hemond: a professional and dedicated DJ group

Tampaniac Pictures: a full-scale film and photography production company

Michele Renee: a team professional and experienced photographers, and hair and makeup stylists

For more information, please contact Gina Trigg at GTrigg@postcardinn.com or call her at 727-369-4925.


postcard innThe Postcard Inn released the final details of its Not-So-Traditional Wedding Extravaganza to assist DIY brides in planning their special days. The St. Pete Beach resort’s Wedding Extravaganza, planned for Sunday, Feb. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m., will follow a scheduled timeline so that every vendor and venue are showcased equally.

Unlike most wedding shows, the Postcard Inn’s Wedding Extravaganza will decorate each of its venues with a mock ceremony and reception placements. Throughout the day, brides-to-be can win big with prize drawings from the wedding vendors. The party begins at 1 p.m. as the Wedding Extravaganza organizers will make a few announcements to kick off the festivities.

The first mock ceremony will take place in Garden location one at 2 p.m. Cocktail hour will be displayed in the Sunset Ballroom at 2:30 p.m. The first round of prize drawings will take place at this time. Brides could win certificates from the wedding vendors and more!

A special “Man Cave” in the PCI Bar & Grill for the fiancés who accompany their brides to the Wedding Extravaganza will feature a bourbon bar and cigars for lounging.

The second mock ceremony in Garden location one will begin at 3 p.m. to model more options offered by the Postcard Inn. Garden location two will showcase a whimsical design for the mock reception staged there at 3:30 p.m. More excited prizes will be given away!

The North Picnic venue will serve as a mock rehearsal dinner at 3:50 p.m., and the Postcard Inn will conduct the drawing for its Grand Prize. The Grand Prize is a DIY bride’s dream: a complimentary ceremony at the Postcard Inn!

The Wedding Extravaganza is $20 to attend and includes two drink tickets with admission. You can purchase tickets by clicking here. Contact Senior Catering Sales Manager Gina Trigg at 727-369-4925 for more information.

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