Weddings on the beach in Clearwater are a dream come true. However, any wedding budget can quickly get out of hand. Pinterest ideas, the Knot, Wedding Wire photos…even Martha Stewart can quickly overwhelm you. Don’t let it happen to you! Your wedding budget is an important part of your planning process. At the end of your wedding day these words should come to mind: relaxing, special, and affordable. Even if it is a Clearwater beach elopement package, you will need to stick to your budget which is easy with our beach wedding prices. However, there are extras you may be able to trim to save even more. See which Florida destination wedding expenses are worth keeping and what needs ditching when it comes to your perfect beach ceremony.
So of course, you’ve already chosen the perfect beach location: the Clearwater, Tampa area on the Gulf coast. This could include an Indian Rocks beach wedding, St. Pete beach wedding, Treasure Island, Sand Key, Sunset beach and more. Our beach wedding company has you covered with everything you need for a wonderful ceremony, including our cheap Florida Beach Weddings packages. The rest, eh, it’s just details. You’ll need to get an official Florida marriage license and something to wear, but we’ll handle the rest. So these next points are ways to trim your budget and eliminate unwanted expenses.
1. Wedding Invitations
Now we’re not suggesting a beach elopement (which you could do), but couples often end up spending hundreds of dollars on fancy invites and postage stamps. These intricate, pricey invitations are usually read, RSVP returned, entered as a phone calendar event, and end up ultimately in the trash. Why not save time, money, and stress with an evite. Or if you’re dead set on using a paper invite, photo cards are an affordable alternative to elaborate cardstock invites.
2. Wedding Bouquet Flowers
Again, we aren’t saying toss the bouquet idea out the window, but get creative. Hiring a florist is not mandatory. And depending on your level of creativity and vision, you can find tons of bouquet ideas. Buying flowers at a grocery or market can save you hundreds (and in some cases thousands) on your floral budget and we offer suggestions when you arrive at your Clearwater beach location. If real flowers really don’t matter to you, you can also find a host of faux flower bouquet ideas. Just keep in mind tossing fake petals is not allowed on most beaches.
3. Cheap Wedding Favors
Things that are cheap or break may not make the best wedding favors. However, personalized sunglasses for your wedding day? Fun, practical, and perfect for a beach wedding photo op! Think of your beach theme or the colors you’ve chosen for your Clearwater Beach wedding package and go with that for your favors. Your guests will look back fondly on your special day with a fun keepsake, even if it’s a small beach wedding.
4. Expensive Bridal Accessories
It’s a big day. Wear what is special to you. Family heirlooms or gifts from your groom or family and friends are perfect ideas to add to your wedding day look. However, don’t go spending hundreds of dollars on a piece that you will likely never wear again if you are on a strict budget. And, spoiler alert, no one will know if you buy a good knock off (pearls, diamonds, etc.). If you just must have that statement bridal piece to go with your wedding dress, did you know you can rent accessories from rent the runway? And as for the veil, consider not wearing one. There is often a light breeze on Clearwater beach which will have you constantly fixing your veil.
5. Wedding Dress: Beg, Borrow, or Buy
Begging for something special to wear with your wedding dress? Borrowing a family heirloom set of earrings, a friend’s gorgeous headpiece, or your cousin’s perfect wedding shoes will make it that much more special…and it is tradition! You can even rent a bridal gown! There are lots of creative ways to take otherwise expensive things and get thrifty with it! Etsy, Goodwill, Facebook marketplace, or your grandma’s closet are all easy spots that just may be holding your perfect wedding day find! For the groom, The Black Tux offers cheap tuxedo rentals and purchase delivered directly to your home with free shipping.
Ready to ditch the stress and have a relaxing and affordable beach wedding? Weddings in Clearwater are perfect for the budget friendly bride. Click HERE to book your Florida Beach Wedding today!
You’ve found your beloved partner and you’re engaged to be married. Congratulations! You both also want to get married at a destination wedding ceremony, but not with a big crowd or a lot of fuss. There are a number of beaches to choose from but one stands out for beauty and tranquility: Lido Beach near Sarasota, Florida. This beach offers warm Gulf breezes and year-round sunshine with lots of nature to enjoy. Shells, seabirds, snorkeling, dolphins, and fishing are a few things that make this location perfect for a beach wedding and a honeymoon.
Lido Beach Activities
Lido Key Beach is located near Siesta Key, with a calm, relaxing beachfront known as the “Emerald Coast”. Lido Beach sand is a little harder than Siesta Key which makes it much easier for walking…so take a romantic stroll. The beach is also not as crowded or wide as Siesta Key which makes it easier for wedding guests to find your ceremony location. The seclusion of this Gulf beach is what makes it one of the best places for a beach wedding or to elope in Florida.
Beach Wedding Ideas
Our Natural Distinctive Design complete wedding package is so beautiful when set up on a white sand Gulf beach. Simple and with vintage floral touches, it lets the couple’s love shine through. As one of our highly designed packages, it includes up to 32 deluxe white resin chairs, a Sand Ceremony, including: Sand ceremony table, a keepsake sand vase, and sand color of your choice, an optional Seashell Blessing, large decorated “chalkboard” sign with the newlyweds names and chilled water for your guests. More chairs are available if needed for your guests. Adding our professional photographer is an option not to be forgotten to catch the incredible sunset on Lido Beach.
The Destiny Package is waiting for you! Just like it was fate for you to meet your future husband/wife, it may be fate for you to choose this fully customizable beach wedding package for your special day. With over 20 different color choices for the bamboo canopy draping, multiple choices for your canopy topper, a variety of aisle-way choices and many ceremony music choices, you can make the wedding of your dreams a reality! Our Destiny wedding package is meant to make each and every couple’s style stand out: like the Shades of the Ocean theme pictured below. The decorations, officiant, sand ceremony and chairs make it an all inclusive, inexpensive beach wedding package – just add our professional beach wedding photographer to capture your forever memories. Make it YOUR Destiny!
Sunset Beach Weddings
Serene, stunning sunsets are the hallmark of a Gulf beach wedding and we schedule your wedding ceremony to perfectly align with the Lido Beach sunset. We also make sure the ocean tides are out so that there is plenty of room for you and your guests. With over 13 years of experience, our Beach Wedding Specialists know all there is to know about having a sunset wedding, and we take care of all the details for you.
Lido Beach Hotels
Lido Beach Resort is a great choice for your wedding party and for a honeymoon vacation. This Sarasota luxury resort offers 222 spacious guest rooms and condo-style suites, each designed to offer an island-inspired retreat, with flat screen televisions and wireless Internet access. Most accommodations also feature kitchenettes or full kitchens, as well as private balconies with breathtaking views. There is also a Holiday Inn for the budget-friendly bride, located across a not too busy street from the beautiful and quiet Lido Beach. Great restaurants and shops on St. Armand’s Circle are just a few blocks away.
So, is a Lido Beach wedding day right for you? We hope so and we can’t wait to help you plan your ceremony and meet you on the beach in paradise. Contact us today to find out more about a Florida wedding package for you.
There are so many quizzes out there that you can take to determine your wedding style: are you modern, rustic, classic, natural? However, there is still one category missing: beach weddings. Certainly, our Florida Beach Weddings company can accommodate all the styles listed above (and more) but choosing the beachfront venue is often the hardest part of the destination wedding planning process. Why? Simply because there are so many beach locations to choose from in Florida and they all have different features and vibes!
Family wedding party celebrates on St. Pete Beach, Florida
Tropical Vibe for Lively Beach Couple
Clearwater Beach has soft, beautiful sand and vibrant water. Many visitors report this area, as well as St. Pete Beach, features a “younger vibe” and offers recreation at your fingertips. Boat rides are available from the marina, jet ski rentals, speedboats, dolphin sighting cruises, and sunset party cruises. There is no shortage of things to do in at a Gulf of Mexico wedding in Clearwater! The couple below customized our Destiny wedding package to their color theme and you can too.
Destiny Wedding package on Clearwater Beach
Sugary Sand for Laid Back Couples
Lido Key Beach and Siesta Key Beach, offers a calm, relaxing vibe that just makes you want to kick off your shoes and park your chair in the sand. These beaches are some of the best locations for a wedding ceremony in Florida. Families and friends will say “yes” to attending your destination beach wedding on this sunny, Sarasota beach. Any of our beach wedding packages look beautiful on these gulf beaches.
Family wedding in Siesta Key
Silvery Sand for Active Couples
The Daytona Beach area on the Atlantic Ocean extend several miles along the coast and offers the perfect beach environment for biking, walking and jogging. The beaches are wide with firmly packed sand that is perfect for any activity, as well as being pretty with sunny skies. This is your best budget bet for a cheap beach wedding in Florida.
Riding bikes on the beach near Daytona Beach Pier
When the tide is out, there are little lagoon areas which children can play in or couples in love can lounge in. In many areas down the coast, such as Wilbur-By-The-Sea, you can find silver, white sand dunes that provide a stunning backdrop for beach wedding photographs. This is a great beach for families: there is always something going on that is great for kids. Romantic couples can dine, shop and swim together after their beach wedding and have an enjoyable honeymoon.
Flower girls by dunes at Florida beach wedding
Big Waves and Cruising (when it returns)
Cocoa Beach is the closest beach to Orlando and it is famous for surfing and the Kennedy Space Center. Again, a wonderful choice for families to enjoy tons of activities near the ocean. The sand is darker but the blue ocean, greenery and quaint bridges add charm to this location for our brides. We marry couples in a beautiful park that results in unforgettable wedding pictures. Once cruising returns this is the beach you want to get married on before you set sail.
Barefoot wedding couple in Cocoa Beach
Cinnamon Sand for Romantics
Nothing says romance more than the historic city of St. Augustine, FL. Perfect for a beach vow renewal, elopement or larger wedding party, this beach wedding venue is one of our most popular! Our couples love the special beach environment here with sea grasses, peachy sand mixed with brown and white, as well as the coquina rocks for special wedding photos.
Couple kisses on rocks after vows on St. Augustine Beach
Bride and Groom kiss by dunes in St. Augustine Beach, FL
Dark, Rich Sand with Emerald Water
Fort Lauderdale, Boynton Beach, and Jensen Beach offer stunning blue green ocean vistas for your special day. The sand is thick and soft and darker but it makes the water pop in the photos of your special day. Pictured below is our Tropical Geometric wedding package that works perfectly with these ocean venues.
Couple says vows with tropical geometric arch on Jensen Beach
Fluffy White Sand with Dreamy Waves
Destination weddings are truly special when combined with the stunning backdrop of a Destin, Florida beach. This tropical paradise is a highly sought after location for many couples. Brides love the dreamy and romantic feel that comes with white sand and emerald waves. Not to mention the sunsets.
Destin Beach wedding couple poses by the emerald Gulf of Mexico
Have you recognized your beach style in these photographs yet? If not we have many more blog articles that can give you ideas for activities, hotels, restaurants, reception venues and more. You can also look at photos of our real weddings, brides and grooms as well as same sex marriage couples. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you plan your Florida Beach Wedding.