Key West in late December

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Love_That_Never_Ends:  I think it would be really nice in December, because it is so far south.  Any farther north than south Florida you’re looking at cooler temperatures, mostly at night.  It would probably be anywhere from 65-75 which sounds perfect to me.  Certainly better than the summer!!!  Florida summers can be miserable.

I think winter is pretty busy down there because it’s nice and not humid like in the summer.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Love_That_Never_Ends:  South Florida is lovely in December. The only thing you have to worry about is their ‘winter’ weather, which really just means that everyday it rains for a few hours in the afternoon. I lived there for a few years and it really wasn’t a huge deal. The temps are perfect and the water is still pretty warm!

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I was just in the Keys over Christmas and it was 70’s and 80’s with no rain.  It was overcast in the AM but it would burn off by the afternoon.  I think a beach wedding is do-able

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I was in Fort Lauderdale over Christmas and it was in the 70s and 80s every day, so Key West would be even nicer! I think it’s an awesome time to have a wedding there! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Absolutely possible!! The chances of chilly weather are much less in Key West than in Miami even.

In fact, it’s probably the only time of year I’d consider a wedding there- I don’t like to melt in the heat 🙂

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Love_That_Never_Ends:  This year was a very warm winter in South Florida, but typically, Key west is beautiful in December (60’s and 70’s.)  I’m getting married in Key west in February, so if you need any suggestions, feel free to ask! 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Love_That_Never_Ends:  Florida in the “winter” is LOVELY.  I’d say go for it.  You may have cooler temps (70s….if a freak cold front happens to go THAT far south, maybe 60s), but honestly I’d prefer that to a 90 degree day.  Hence, my wedding being this weekend in FL!  I’m delighted by the 60degree, sunny forecast!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Love_That_Never_Ends:  Port Saint Lucie, it is a bit north of Palm Beach.  It has been a ridiculous week; one of my dogs required emergency surgery this morning, so our travel plans keep chanings….however, I’m excited to see everyone.  I’m going to do my best to focus on the wedding and not worry about my fur baby, who I know will be in good hands.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Love_That_Never_Ends:  We’re getting married at the Hyatt Key West.  If you’re having a smaller wedding, I would highly recommend it.  I originally wanted the hemmingway house or the Audobon house (both beautoful properties) but any money I was saving from bringing in my own alcohol was offset by the fact I would need to hire a wedding coordinator since I live in CA.  We’re spending $20K which includes my dress and rings. 

Photographer’s are really epexnsive in the area… I guess they know theyre in high demand.  I would check out filda konec.  He’s newish so more reasonable than others on the island.  I also really enjoyed working with Love in Bloom florist.  They’re the only vendor that came under budget!  Happy planning! 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Love_That_Never_Ends:  I’ve been in Key West in December. It was warmish (~70F) and rainy and gray. I was disappointed. I would like to go back but I wouldn’t go in December again. Waaaah.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m getting married there in March. Agree with PP that love in bloom is awesome, also Key West Cakes is amazing and reasonably priced. We also have a great planner, and I don’t think we would be able to do this without her since we live in Maryland. 

My biggest problem has been that March is spring break time which means all the hotels are VERY expensive. I never really thoght Key West was a big spring break destination, and no one really warned us that all the prices would pretty much double during their “high” season (Dec-April). 

So about the weather, which was your question in the first place :)…I think that the weather in December is very nice, but you might be chilly if you are right ON the beach once the sun goes down. Personally, I hate really hot temps so I would love that. Have you considered doing it on a pier somewhere? Ours is at the Westin Pier…so on the water where we can see all the boats, but not ON the beach. 

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