Once the open house has concluded, the temple will be formally dedicated on Sunday, 4 May 2014, in three sessions. Dedication sessions will be broadcast to all units in Florida. Specific instructions for attendance will be made available through local priesthood leaders.
Plans to construct the Fort Lauderdale Temple were first announced by Church President Thomas S. Monson in October 2009. Ground was broken for the new temple on 18 June 2011. The temple will serve approximately 25,000 Church members from congregations in south Florida.