Nowadays couples want to focus on what marriage is truly about: the joining of two people in love. Right now that means a more simple wedding, usually outdoors. The perfect place? Siesta Key beach embodies romance and is ideal for a destination wedding that is affordable. Let’s explore how to make your beach wedding ideas a reality with this type of simple beach wedding.
A weekday wedding is often the best way to save money on any wedding expenses and that goes for Florida destination weddings too. Although it can be difficult for some wedding guests to attend due to working schedules, consider a weekday wedding in Siesta Key Beach for an elopement or vow renewal. Save a few bucks and experience a less busy beach: we all know the beach is more crowded on the weekends.
Florida Wedding Packages
All-inclusive destination weddings are really the easiest way to go and the most budget-friendly, and you can do it all online from your home. Even with photography opted in, most beach wedding packages are less than $3,000! So what Florida wedding package do you choose? It depends on many things:
- your guest count
- your budget
- your level of desired decorations
- your options for first dance, toast as a married couple, wedding photography
- your location and permits – in this case Siesta Key Beach or Lido Key Beach.
The best wedding package for under 10 guests:
Our Beach Beginnings Package is elegant and one of our couples’ favorites! Up to 10 people and chairs for your guests to witness your vows between two bamboo poles, along with shells and white/ivory flowers. Want tropical? You can have those flowers if you choose. It even incudes a greenery aisle for the bride to walk down and approximately 50 wedding photos.
The best wedding package for 10-24 guests:
Our Nautical Knot wedding package is perfect for a larger guest count but still small enough to be sweet and simple in Siesta! Starfish, wildflowers, pink ribbons…what does your heart desire? Up to 24 chairs are included but you can add more. The canopy of three bamboo poles and your choice of colors and accessories will make your special day stand out. Even adding professional beach photography won’t break your bank.
The best wedding package for 25 and up guest count:
Can you say, “I want it all for my wedding” and get it on the beach? YES you can! And in Siesta Key it’s all that more special with the sunsets. We recommend our Distinctive Design packages for the couple that wants a large, highly decorated beach wedding. With up to 36 chairs, a huge 4 post bamboo wedding arch, chilled water for your guests, chalkboard sign, music and more. Just add beach photography!
If you want to tie the knot in Florida, choosing your mode of transportation to Sarasota is a good starting point. And depending on your starting and ending point, your most affordable option can vary.
- Land: Calculate gas/mileage for a Florida road trip and travel time to your beach wedding location.
- Air: Check travel sites like Orbitz or Travelocity to see flight costs. Don’t forget to consider additional fees like baggage (your wedding dress), seat selection, cost to park at the airport. Sometimes choosing a slightly higher “upfront” ticket can be cheaper in the long run by including free bags or seat assignment. Also check out Trip Advisor’s handy tool for some Sarasota, Florida Flight Stats.
Nicer Than You Can Imagine
Time of Year: Spring break is a hot season for travelers to Florida and hotel prices often reflect those demands. You can often get late August/September discounts as long as you can handle the heat. Otherwise, Fall is a great time to plan a Florida beach wedding. Less heat, less travelers, and traditionally cheaper rates. Also, avoid price hikes during holiday weekends. If you are a northerner looking to take a break from the brutal winter, Florida’s mild winter weather may be the perfect reason to ditch the snow shovel and get some Florida sunshine on Siesta Key or Lido Key beach.
Less Stress Than Traditional Weddings
A small wedding of your dreams can be easy and beautiful at the same time. And there are other perks. Walking on the beach with friends and family on the morning of your wedding, going fishing or just chilling watching the sunset on the eve of your Siesta Key ceremony.
So now that you have an idea of money saving travel tips for your destination wedding on this Gulf beach, are you ready to book the beach wedding of your dreams? With our complete wedding packages you can have a cheap beach wedding that looks expensive! Contact us today.
Now that the warm weather is returning brides are dreaming of making their wedding ideas a reality. If your big day is in the planning stage, now is the time to find your wedding style. If you want to be outside for your marriage ceremony, why not consider a simple beach wedding? If you are searching for a color palette for your beach wedding, then you have surely come across the pastel trend that is featured just about everywhere. And one of the most popular this year is the blue wedding!
Our couples love the simple greenery and muted florals in this new Florida Beach Weddings package: the Dusty Blue Distinctive Design. This package is perfect for an all inclusive destination wedding because everything you need for a successful day is included. Just walk down the aisle and tie the knot. If you choose, our professional photographer can be added to capture all those special forever moments.
Blue Beach Wedding Attire
From wedding dresses to formal attire, the dress code at a beach wedding is what you want it to be! Our brides have been married in full length ball gowns, bohemian wedding dresses, short wedding dresses and even black dresses! Some choose to have a veil, some just go with flowers. It’s all beautiful on your special day. See more wedding dresses here, and take a look at the groom’s attire while you’re at it.
Beach Elopement Packages and vow renewals can be performed with any of our packages, although most of these couples prefer a small ceremony. Again, blue is a very popular color choice. The “something blue” comes from the idea that blue represents love, purity and fidelity which are the elements of a happy marriage. Why not add blue to your wedding cake, if you are having a small dinner reception after your ceremony?
Simple weddings are so popular, our beach wedding planners are booking them every day. In fact a surge of weddings is expected this year from couples who postponed their weddings due to the pandemic. Escape is on everyone’s mind and weddings on the beach fit the bill perfectly. Why not choose a small beach wedding package like this Nautical Knot package pictured below? Pick your blue tones, florals and accessories and you’re done!
If you are looking for a great Florida wedding destination, our beach wedding company can marry you on either the west coast or east coast of Florida. So choose the beach wedding package you love, invite your wedding guests, put on your flip flops and we will see you there! Contact us now to reserve your wedding date.
Wedding fever has hit America and it seems there is nothing more popular right now than outdoor weddings. Brides from coast to coast are planning their special day and one of their top location choices is the Clearwater Beach area, which includes St. Pete Beach!
St. Pete Beach named the nation’s best beach, fifth-best globally
The 2021 Tripadvisor rankings put St. Petersburg Beach, or St. Pete
, in the top citing it as “The most perfect place to watch the sun set over the ocean.
” And that’s what many engaged couples are looking for: weddings on the beach including a dream location with stunning sand, sea and sunsets. St. Pete Beach
delivers on all three!
The vibe in St. Pete beach is youthful and upbeat. Sunny days can be filled with toes in the sand fun, kayaking, fishing, jet skiing, horseback riding, gulf beach dining and musical entertainment. Your friends and family will be delighted to not only attend your St. Pete Beach wedding, but stay for a vacation at the same time!
Very relaxed with local boutiques, having a Pass-A-Grille Beach wedding includes dolphins with your sunset! What could be better to delight all your destination wedding guests? What a local gem.
Fort De Soto Beach Wedding
This paradise covers five islands and 1,136 acres on the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, and offers activities and amenities to entertain your guests. For an intimate wedding, Fort De Soto offers a secluded feeling with wildlife and a serene, natural environment. What a special place for a St. Pete Beach ceremony.
Wedding Package Options
Simple Florida beach wedding packages are a great way to go with a Gulf beach location. You can choose to elope and just because you are eloping doesn’t mean you can’t have the dream wedding experience! Pamper yourself so you look and feel your best and don’t worry about other details. Your elopement package in St. Pete includes everything!
If you are want a small St. Pete Beach wedding package that is more decorated than an elopement, we the Beach Beginnings wedding package includes our professional photography. It’s simplicity is what makes it so pretty and you and your beloved will shine as you say your vows with those you love to witness it.
For a large wedding day, our highly designed weddings in Clearwater and St. Pete are the best choice. These have many upgrades and special touches for you and your guests to enjoy and our professional photography can be included for just $350. These inexpensive beach wedding packages cost far less than a wedding at home, and offer you and your guests so much. For example, the Tropical Distinctive Design is very pretty on a Gulf beach with colors that you can customize.
Our all inclusive beach wedding packages in Clearwater Florida will never be disappointing when you choose the nation’s best beach: St. Pete! This is the perfect spot for an elopement, vow renewal, small wedding, second marriage, large formal wedding, and same sex marriage. Contact us today to reserve your date.
Indian Rocks Beach, just south of Clearwater, offers quaint waterfront areas that give this ceremony location a romantic feel. Indian Rocks Beach, with access points along Gulf Boulevard is popular for beach weddings. With sea oats and greenery to greet couples as they walk over little bridges, who wouldn’t want to get married on this silky sand by the emerald sea?
5 Simple Steps To Plan an Indian Rocks Beach Wedding
Choose Your Wedding Date
Elopements are often associated with short engagement periods, but not always. So maybe you just decided to get hitched and want to make an immediate wedding getaway. Great and you can choose an all inclusive small wedding package! Or maybe you’ve been planning an elaborate wedding for months but feel overwhelmed and ready to get back to the basics. You can still have a fully decorated ceremony even on a beach but it’s so much easier. Whatever your story, let’s get this show on the road so you can learn how to have a beach wedding in Florida!
Make Your Deposit
Once you’ve decided on your date, your deposit will reserve your selected beach wedding date. And this deposit goes towards your package price. Upon your deposit payment, you will receive the User ID and Password to our selections pages. Here you can make all of your important beach wedding ceremony selections including your vows. A confirmation packet will be sent to you where you can make all selections electronically. Our professional design experience allows for easy decisions regarding your beach wedding cost and you can keep it as neutral or colorful as you like!
Choose Exact Time and Ceremony Decor
Are you looking for a late morning wedding with a quiet, intimate ceremony before the Florida heat sets in? Or will your wedding bells be ringing in the afternoon/evening hours to take advantage of a Gulf coast sunset? Anyone who knows photography and Florida beachside weddings knows how important the light is. The “golden hour” (the hour or so after sunrise and before sunset) is the best part of the day to take wedding photos. It’s also highly recommended that you use a professional outdoor photographer so every moment is captured with the right lighting and poses.
Choosing an inexpensive beach wedding package is so easy even from the comfort of your living room. We show you, on our website and options pages, EXACTLY what you can expect with our decorations, chairs and accessories.
Choosing a wedding dress is such a timeless right of passage for brides. And just because you may be eloping or having a small beach wedding, doesn’t mean you can’t pick out an elaborate wedding dress. Or, maybe you love the idea of a casual wedding dress. Whatever your style, whatever your budget, choose a dress/groom attire that suits you and matches your personality.
Staying in Indian Rocks Beach
Staying in Indian Rocks Beach is a pleasure and we’ve even already taken care of hotel research. The Holiday Inn Harbourside and Pelicans Cove are highly rated. Public transportation system is available: Provided by PSTA, the Suncoast Beach Trolley & Freebeachrides.com. There are some really great restaurants in the area too, such as Crabby Bill’s which is recommended by many travelers to the area as having some of the best seafood around.
That’s it – five simple steps to paradise and a stunning beachside ceremony. Seriously. Ready to run away and tie the knot? Click HERE to book your Indian Rocks Clearwater Beach wedding today!
Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is starting to be distributed in the United States, we can begin to think about when weddings might get back to normal and have some hope. Even though brides and wedding planners are optimistic, it’s going to take some time to get the vaccine to all the recipients in high priority groups…and even longer for the general population. So what does that mean for a couple that wants to get married in 2021? For the Fall wedding season, key populations may already be vaccinated: so hopefully we will be past most of the COVID-19 outbreak by that time.
Eric and Trisha in COVID-19 wedding masks on Clearwater Beach
But what about the earlier months in 2021? Experts advise that couples should continue to follow the safety measures advised so far. That’s why you might want to consider a Florida beach for your wedding: it’s outside, it’s warm and you can easily social distance. Zoom and live feeds can be used on the beach for relatives and friends that cannot be present. Many couples get married legally on the beach, but put off the big wedding reception until they get home. Some have a small, outdoor dinner party at a Florida restaurant. Others may wait to schedule the reception party to go along with their first wedding anniversary, just to be on the safe side.
The bonus with a Florida Beach Wedding is that it will surely cost less than a wedding at home. Brides can still have a decorated ceremony, full of all the beautiful decorations they desire, at a much lower cost than a traditional wedding. Plus, you will likely get better weather with a beach wedding, even if it is early in the new year. They don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothing!
Bride and Groom say I do on a Florida Atlantic beach with Tropical Decor
Having a large wedding reception is likely still out of the question in early 2021, so what can you offer your guests? Although masks and social distancing will still be necessary in some places, the bonus to hosting a destination ceremony in Florida is that you can entertain outside. You can definitely eat outdoors at a restaurant or a covered beach pavilion (like St. Augustine), and outdoor activities are everywhere in Florida. From mini-golfing to cycling to kayaking, there is a socially distant activity for everyone.
Sea Turtle Pavilion at a St. Augustine Beach Wedding reception
“But is a destination wedding really that easy to plan?”, you might ask. You might think there is extra work involved. Well, really it’s quite simple if you have the right help. And by the end of this post, you’ll know everything that goes into planning a beach wedding in Florida. And from the comfort of your living room sofa, can plan your entire beach wedding that won’t break the bank! Here’s how:
1. Choose Your Wedding Date
Couple kisses at Daytona Beach Shores Wedding
Bookings for summer 2021 are increasing as Coronavirus vaccine hope rises! So maybe you want to consider a Spring beach wedding or Fall. Whatever your choice, you want to be sure to get the right date for you and your beloved. Pent-up demand for travel makes it important for couples to book that important date as early as possible with the wedding provider of their choice.
2. Make Your Deposit
Couple kisses at Jacksonville Beach wedding under lily bamboo wedding arch
Once you’ve decided your date, your deposit will reserve your selected beach location and date. And this deposit goes towards your package price once you decide on the right beach wedding package for your special day.
3. Choose Exact Time and Ceremony Decor
Are you looking for a late morning wedding with a quiet, intimate ceremony? Or will your wedding bells be ringing in the afternoon/evening hours with a sunset?
Upon your deposit payment, you will receive the User ID and Password to our selections pages. Here you can make all of your important beach wedding ceremony selections. A confirmation packet will be sent to you via email, where you can fill in all of your contact information, and selections electronically. Our professional design experience allows for easy decisions on your end and you can keep it as neutral or colorful as you like! Do you like white chairs or bamboo? Tropical flowers or lilies? Lots of green palms or starfish? You can even have black bamboo for your wedding arch if you like. Our goal is to provide a wide variety of themes and styles for almost any beach bride to love!
Aloha Destiny Package on Daytona Beach with bamboo chairs
Nautical Knot Wedding Ceremony Package on Siesta Key
4. Getting Here/Staying Here
Basically you just need to find a way to get to the beach, find something to wear, and come with marriage license in hand! Airline travel is expected to pick up in the second quarter of 2021 as the vaccine continues to roll out. With Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa and Sarasota International Airports all within 10 minutes to 70 minutes of the beach, your travel arrangements should be easy to make. Airlines are taking safety measures seriously in 2021.
Thunderbird Beach Resort, Treasure Island near St. Pete, FL
We can see that Florida has many hotels to offer and the hygiene of guests is very important. Our Florida Beach Weddings company can help you with recommendations in your desired beach location. We can also help you with restaurants, florists, hair salon recommendations and more.
5. Wedding Dress
Choosing a wedding dress is such a timeless right of passage for brides. And just because you’re getting married on a beach doesn’t mean you can’t pick out an elaborate wedding dress. Or, maybe you love the idea of a casual wedding dress, short dress or bohemian style. Whatever your style, whatever your budget, choose a dress/groom attire that suits you and matches your personality.
St. Augustine Beach bride and groom
That’s it. Seriously. You just basically learned to plan your destination wedding in Florida. You don’t have to settle for a drive-through or middle of the street wedding ceremony. You don’t have to wait forever to get married. Run away and tie the knot the way YOU want! Click HERE to contact our beach wedding specialists today.
Do you want to tie the knot in an understated, elegant way? The beach backdrop in Florida is already the perfect environment, but many of today’s brides are looking for soft and neutral decor for their wedding day. For those brides, this is what dreams are made of: light and airy colors and pure romance. Hosting your dream wedding on a beach guarantees a venue full of lush beauty. Greenery, white and coral sand, and the sea that glimmers with emerald and silver waves. With the expert planning help of the Florida Beach Weddings team, a neutral color palette for your ceremony will make for a stunning wedding day everyone will remember!
This Nautical Knot beach wedding package below in Siesta Key reminds everyone of a spring wedding. The wonderful thing about Florida is that you can enjoy this feeling just about any time of year on the Gulf coast. Temperatures on this Sarasota beach are mild year round so pairing this beachfront location with a simple, neutral wedding arch will work in any season. This muted palette paired with a lily topper is one of the best wedding colors you can choose and adds a vintage touch. For simple Florida beach wedding packages, it is hard to beat our Nautical Knot since you can customize it to suit your taste and it won’t break your budget!
Let’s face it, even a cloudy day can’t take away from this stunning white draped Natural Distinctive Design wedding package on Daytona Beach below. The fabric gently flows in the Atlantic ocean breeze as it awaits the entrance of the bride and groom at low tide. This romantic and unfussy look is so natural it seems like it belongs on this beach! The branch and floral topper paired with luminous fabric, bamboo posts and white chairs is a wedding dream come true.
The ultimate in understated beauty is our dreamily draped Classic Distinctive Design package. Peaceful and simple, it never goes out of wedding style. Breathtaking details such as pink and white floral arrangements on the sides of the bamboo pole arches and aisleway. This ceremony pictured below on St. Augustine Beach was filled with delighted guests as the couple completed their vows. A neutral color palette can be suitable for any size wedding. You do not have to choose loud or extra color to make a statement on a Florida beach!
In Clearwater Beach, the couple below tied the knot with our Floral Distinctive Design wedding package. Although it is classic design with white draping, the asymmetrical flowers on the bamboo poles with greenery give it a modern touch. Additional neutral touches include “kissing balls” on shepherd hooks and white guest chairs with coordinating warm toned color bands. Our photographer captured the couple with the chalkboard sign announcing their special day!
Finally, in Daytona Beach Shores, this couple chose our Beach Chic Nautical Knot wedding package with satiny, blush and neutral ribbons on a simple, pale bamboo wedding arch. The metal buckets lining the aisle are filled with baby’s breath flowers adding a touch of vintage whimsy to the entire look. These muted shades are so pretty for a small wedding by the sea. The blue Atlantic and sky highlight the beauty of this neutral wedding package that comes complete with setup, breakdown, and wedding officiant. They added our professional beach wedding photographer.
Destination weddings are so popular in Florida now that couples need to book early so they get the date and beach location they want. You can see by these complete wedding packages that neutral doesn’t have to be boring. You can customize your neutral color palette to fit your dreams. So contact us today and get inspired by the sun and sea for a perfect beach wedding.