What is Included in a Destination Wedding Package?

Let’s answer a few questions about how destination weddings can work for you and your fiancé. It will help you make some decisions about planning your own wedding and how it might be possible for you to have a beach wedding in Florida. Wedding planning can be stressful because there is so much to think about and moving parts that need to come together. We hope this brief Q & A will help you move forward toward your big day.

How is an all inclusive beach wedding package different than a wedding package at a traditional wedding back home?
All inclusive wedding packages include all the items required for your beach wedding, including ceremony coordination and helping the bride with the event from the day she books her date until the ceremony photography has finished. The Florida Beach Weddings company, as an all inclusive wedding provider, works with our couples as often as needed to ensure they know exactly what they are going to get when they show up on their chosen beach to get married. This includes a detailed agenda for your special day.

Brides, however, should beware of “extra hidden fees.” Make sure your wedding company outlines all fees and options up front and includes them in your contract. Having to deal with surprise fees as your wedding day approaches is just going to cause extra stress. Our complete beach wedding package prices have everything outlined. It’s easy to see costs up front, since our pricing is listed by beach location on each of our wedding package pages (using a drop-down menu). Professional wedding photography may be extra, as well as permits, extra music or ceremony rituals. Once you’ve booked your date and paid your deposit, our beach wedding company keeps all this information handy in your own secure online portal accessible any time, day or night.

Nautical Knot wedding arch in St. Augustine with couple

What special touches can be added to an all inclusive wedding package to personalize the ceremony?
The beauty of our all inclusive beach wedding packages is that the bride customizes the package she wants. The perfect ceremony can be created using her wedding ideas. Our wedding planner is there to offer suggestions and guide her through a variety of colors best for a beach wedding. Other accessories that may coordinate with her wedding theme can be added, depending on the package design the couple chooses. Special touches include:

How do all inclusive beach wedding packages simplify the setup of a ceremony?
Our beach wedding packages can save couples hundreds of hours of planning and work. Making plans and pulling together all the aspects of a traditional wedding at home is likely to take up much or your time…and your budget. It is much easier to meet with a beach wedding planner, tell them your ideas, share some wedding inspiration and have it all ready when you arrive on the beach. Check the wedding company’s reviews to make sure their reputation for service and quality is excellent. How is their photography? Just so so or does it make you want to swoon with delight? Make sure you speak with a real person on the phone and get all the answers you need.

Bride and Groom say I do on a Florida beach

What are the trends in all inclusive beach weddings?
With current travel restrictions, many more couples are choosing complete wedding packages and staying within the USA. Deciding to purchase a wedding package you can customize at a reasonable price is hard to pass up. Just about anything goes these days for design, although rustic romance, vintage weddings are still very popular like the one pictured below in St. Augustine. Brighter oranges and yellows are showing up in tropical wedding packages that are stunning against the ocean.

With an all inclusive wedding you DON’T have to worry about:

  • Performing many vendor interviews and driving around for reception halls, photographers, caterers
  • Mailing out several different deposits and contracts and keeping track of it all
  • Orchestrating who arrives when, walking down the aisle, guest seating, rings, flowers
  • Worrying about the wedding company showing up at all!
  • Who will setup the decorations and seating and take them down
  • Will the photographer take time to get unique pictures of the wedding
  • Who will run out to find someone or something you forgot (because it is all included!)

What is an example of a popular all inclusive wedding package?
An example of a complete wedding package that is very popular with our couples is our Classic Distinctive Design package. This four post bamboo canopy has elegant greenery with pink and white floral arrangements on the wedding arch and a bamboo pole aisle-way with flowing material and more coordinating flowers. It includes up to 32 deluxe white resin chairs with option to add colored spandex chair bands. Your guests can enjoy chilled water as they watch you say your vows by the sea. In this case, the ceremony took place in Destin Beach, Florida and was a perfect Gulf beach wedding.

Couples who choose an all inclusive wedding package for their destination wedding will benefit from easy planning and the process will be fun. We even help you with your Florida Marriage License and recommendations for activities, accommodations and services in your chosen beach city. We provide weddings on both coasts of Florida: Atlantic Beaches and Gulf Beaches. Contact us today to get started! Call for weddings on the east coast of Florida: (386)214-6361 or west coast: (727)249-2708 or email us today.

5 Things You Must Do When Getting Married On the Beach

Getting married on the beach is the ideal setting for many brides and grooms, especially right now. Using a beach wedding package can make destination weddings more affordable because everything you need is included…and you can customize it! If you have always dreamed of getting married on the beach, choosing a beach wedding company may be the perfect way to make your dream come true.

There are a few things you need to know about getting married on the beach and Florida wedding packages to ensure your plans go off without a hitch. Learning these five things can help you to plan better, and easier.

Couple after wedding in Clearwater at sunset

Clearwater Beach Wedding at Sunset

The Very First Thing You Need to Know

Florida beach weddings are popular. People from across the US use Florida as their destination wedding location because they are almost guaranteed to have a beautiful day for their wedding. They don’t call it “Sunny Florida” for nothing, and with the recent social distancing recommendations, smaller, outdoor weddings are more popular than ever. Therefore, the first thing you need to know about getting married on the beach is that you should book early. The sooner you book your date, the less stress there will be. Once you have your date locked in than you can start your planning full force.

Couple on walkway at wedding in Ponce Inlet

Ponce Inlet Beach Sunset Wedding

Number 2

You want to always keep an eye on the weather. It is important that you know what to expect, and if changes need to be made to your plans, they can be made ahead of time. It is always a good idea with any beach wedding to have alternate plans just in case the weather is not cooperative on your big day. While Florida experiences the most sunny, warm weather, you do want to have a plan B in place just to be safe. Most beach wedding venues have optional indoor spaces or outdoor pavilions that you can use if you must. Your Beach Wedding Specialist will help you with this plan.

Palm Coast Wedding on the beach

Palm Coast Beach Beginnings Wedding Package

Number 3

Go with a package! It is especially important if you and your guests are coming from out of town to have everything handled for you. Of course, packages also usually offer some great discounts that can help you to save money. If you want to design your wedding online, Florida Beach Weddings offers packages that have tons of customization options: choose colors, flowers, accessories, chair styles and more. Add a touch of romance and tie the knot in style!

St. Augustine beach wedding party photo

Family and friends St. Augustine Beach Wedding

Number 4

Let the beach wedding venue know if there are any special accommodations that are needed for anyone that is disabled. It is important that you alert the venue if anyone in your party is in a wheelchair or needs other accommodations. Again your Beach Wedding Specialist can assist you with this.

Number 5

Plan everything. Plan the amount of time it will take you to get ready: the experts say do not get dressed until 35-45 minutes before the wedding ceremony. Plan your transportation while you are in town. Share your plans with your guests so they know when to arrive. Plan EVERY detail so that your beach themed wedding will come together perfectly. Remember you can choose any of the Tampa Florida beaches or Orlando beaches. We want to help with your plans so contact us today to book your Florida date!

Daytona Beach Shores Wedding Couple kisses under arch

Daytona Beach Shores Wedding

Top Tips for Your Destination Wedding On the Beach

wedding on the beach

Florida destination weddings are more popular than ever for couples that are planning a beach wedding. A wedding on the beach is the perfect romantic way to say “I do” for many people. Planning early can be the best way to ensure your wedding ceremony comes together perfectly. Of course, the perfect beach wedding starts with picking your beach venue. Getting married on the beach does not mean that you need to travel out of the USA, but it does mean you need to make preparations a few months in advance. Choosing a reputable, professional beach wedding company will go a long way to reducing any stress you have about planning a destination wedding.

Tips for Planning A Wedding On the Beach

Beach weddings in Florida are popular destination wedding spaces so you do want to book early. Your first step to getting married on the beach is to ensure that you have your date booked. You should plan as far in advance as possible. Of course, you can always book later, but it is best if you can book around 6-12 months out from your planned date, especially if you want a weekend wedding. One of the things you can do to make the process easier is to be a little more flexible on your wedding date: have a few options in mind when you speak to your wedding provider.  

This bride and groom celebrate during one of our Daytona Beach Weddings.

Daytona Beach Wedding Couple

The same goes for location! Have a list of your top 3 beach venues so that you book one that aligns with your date. For example, if you want a Gulf beach wedding then explore Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beaches, and Siesta Key beach. If you prefer the Atlantic coast of Florida with its white capped waves, then explore getting married on St. Augustine Beach, Daytona area beaches and Cocoa Beach.

You should plan for about 50% attendance rate at your beach wedding if it is a destination wedding. If you live in Florida that changes things. A local Florida resident will have a much larger turnout, than those that have to travel a long distance for the wedding at the beach. Don’t worry either way, your Florida marriage license is easy to get.

Sand Key Park, Clearwater FL

Sand Key Park, Clearwater FL

Make a List

If your wedding is a destination wedding, lists are a very important part of the planning process. Making lists of everything that you will need for your wedding on the beach is vitally important to ensure a smooth ceremony. Include on your list the following:

  • Delegation of duties
  • Transportation
  • Packing list
  • Ceremony necessities

In addition to the general bridal planning, you will need to delegate some of the duties for your destination wedding, especially if children are involved. A bride and groom should not be managing young children on their wedding day, so enlist the help of family and friends to assist with them. Also, delegating someone to ensure that guests have all the help they need, directions, etc. is crucial. Ensure every detail is planned for the day and keep a list of who is responsible for what. Your bridal party will be glad to help as well.

New Smyrna Beach Wedding in Florida

New Smyrna Beach wedding couple after saying vows

Transportation Arrangements

Make a list of what transportation you will use to get around during your stay. Contact the transportation method of choice early on to book your transportation so you can check that off your list. Whether it is a beach shuttle, rental car or private limo, make sure it is confirmed and ready when you arrive. We encourage our couples to arrive a few days early to their chosen beach venue in order to become familiar with the beach, their accommodations and transportation. We also provide our wedding couples with a list of local amenities and vendors, once they have booked their ceremony with our top rated beach wedding company.

What To Pack

You will need to arrange to get your wedding attire to the beach venue, and all the things that you will need during your stay. Make a list of everything that you want to bring with you so nothing is left behind…especially your wedding dress! Check with your airline for sizes and carry on regulations. Don’t assume anything. It is important to avoid packing your wedding dress in checked luggage if at all possible. Try to find out how your airline handles passengers with large-but-delicate items like a wedding dress. You can call them ahead of time to see if they would potentially offer closet space (often at the discretion of the flight attendants on duty). 

A groom dips his bride during one of our Destin, Florida beach weddings.

Destin, Florida beach wedding bride in mermaid dress

Ceremony Necessities

Make a list of everything you want at your ceremony. Having a list to check off will ensure that you do not forget anything. Maybe you want guest bags or sunglasses. Maybe some cute flip flops. Do you want chilled water for your guests? We have complete beach wedding packages that include this so you won’t have to worry about their comfort in the Florida weather. Getting organized and using lists to your advantage can help you to have the amazing beach wedding you always dreamed of. Contact our beach wedding specialists for more help. Some of most popular Distinctive Designs are listed below:

Coral Distinctive Design Package – click here for more information

Florida Beach Wedding packages with coral and white material, chairs, officiant and photographer.

Coral Distinctive Siesta Key

Floral Distinctive Design – click here for more information

Florida Beach Weddings with greenery and natural beach wedding decor.

Clearwater Floral Distinctive Design

Rustic Geometric Arch – click here for more information

Rustic Geometric arch on the beach

Rustic Geometric Arch

Best Beach Wedding Bouquets

Why does a bride carry flowers? Most experts agree the custom began in ancient Greece, where brides carried bouquets made of spices and herbs…even garlic! The strong scent emitting from these bouquets was said to ward off evil spirits that could curse the newlyweds. However, these days our brides prefer a much sweeter smelling bouquet and can choose the flowers they love for their special day. Your bouquet can be created and purchased easily once you arrive in Florida, or if you have silk flowers it can be arranged at home.  This couple had a St. Augustine beach wedding and chose a teal theme for their Nautical Knot wedding package.

St. Augustine bride and groom kiss on the beach after their wedding with flowers

This Siesta Key wedding couple chose yellow roses and lilies for their Simply ceremony. So beautiful!

Yellow roses bride bouquet on the beach with hands

A beautiful summer bouquet with pastel colors was perfect for this Destin beach bride. It matched the color of the Gulf beach water.

Clearwater Beach Weddings wi

What better place for sunflowers than a Florida beach? Perfect for a Rustic Romance wedding on one of Daytona Beach’s Atlantic coast venues.

This Miami Beach bride chose beautiful lavender roses to compliment her entire wedding theme of pink and purple. Totally gorgeous!

More lilies at this perfectly peaceful Palm Coast wedding by the Atlantic sea. Neutral colors are always beautiful at a beach wedding.

posing for photos during our Palm Coast, Florida beach weddings.

Kenya chose blush colored roses for her St. Augustine Beach wedding with our Nautical Knot package. Her options included a custom chalkboard sign and extra guest chairs.

African American bride on St. Augustine Beach, FL

Nautical Knot wedding arch in St. Augustine with couple

This large, round yellow bouquet compliments the bride’s gorgeous red hair and soft ivory gown at her Cocoa Beach Wedding with our Natural Distinctive Design package. See more of her wedding photos here.

Weddings in Florida with a natural bamboo canopy.

Coral flowers go with a sunset at Ponce Inlet Beach on the walkway. This wedding picture is complete with the bridal bouquet for this seaside ceremony.

Ponce Inlet Beach Weddings with a sunset feel and views of the lighthouse.

Pink is perfect with petals at this Clearwater Beach wedding. This couple chose our Nautical Knot beach wedding package to say “I do” as the sun went down on this serene Gulf beach.

Indian Rocks Beach Weddings with canopy, chairs, officiant and more in Clearwater, Florida.

We would love you to share your ideas for best bridal bouquets on Facebook! If you would like to get married on a Florida beach, please contact us today to book your date.

Quick Guide: Beach Micro Weddings Made Easy

In 2020, the one thing COVID-19 hasn’t canceled is love. The micro-wedding trend that we blogged about earlier this year continues to pick up steam and will likely continue to grow as social distancing practices continue. Less than 50 guests, and more often 20, seems to be the new normal for weddings. On the Florida beaches, wedding ceremonies continue and your guests can feel comfortable attending an outdoor wedding. The bride and groom can save money at the same time since the package cost for a micro-wedding ranges from around $1100-2,500, depending on party size, beach venue and other customization. The average size of a traditional 2019 wedding was 131 guests and about $30,000 according to a survey by TheKnot.com. Why not consider a Florida destination wedding instead?

White lily Topper

Couples who don’t want to put their weddings on hold or have a courthouse ceremony are considering their options for smaller weddings. With a micro wedding on a Florida beach, brides don’t have to give up their dreams of beautiful decorations, wedding arches and walking down an aisle. It’s a more intimate ceremony with fewer people, therefore couples can use more of their wedding budget for a memorable wedding and honeymoon.

Although many of our all-inclusive wedding packages will work for micro weddings, here are a few of our most popular:

Florida Nautical Knot Package

The perfect marriage ceremony choice for a micro-wedding, the Florida Nautical Knot package is a great option. Bamboo poles with your choice of two colors, a bamboo topper, white or ivory chair covers with colored sashes, and seating for up to 18 people are included in this package. More chairs can be added for $8 each. Click here to find out more.

Clearwater Beach wedding with starfish on altar

Clearwater Beach Nautical Knot

Beach Weddings in Florida with bamboo canopy, aisle way, fuschia and blue chair sashes.

St. Pete Beach Nautical Knot

Blue wedding arch with chairs set up by ocean on Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach Nautical Knot

Nautical Knot wedding package and couple Palm Coast

Palm Coast Nautical Knot

Florida Destiny Package

The Florida Destiny Package offers the bride the most choices for her wedding decorations. With over 20 different color choices for the bamboo canopy, multiple choices for the canopy topper, a variety of aisle-way choices and an extensive list of ceremony music choices, you can design your wedding online with flair. Seat up to 24 guests in deluxe white chairs and your choice of spandex sash color. The perfect size for a micro-wedding! Click here to find out more.

Lantern for beach wedding decor

Beautiful Florida Destiny lantern decor option

Clearwater Destiny Package

Destiny bamboo wedding altar on Daytona Beach

Shades of the Ocean Destiny Package

Destination Florida beach weddings with tropical beach decor and bamboo chairs in Daytona Beach.

Aloha Destiny Package

Rustic Romance Package

The Rustic Romance package is our newest design and gaining popularity with our brides who love the feel of a natural, barn-feel wedding but near the sea. It is complete with a large, wooden canopy elegantly draped with flowing material and an over-sized cascading floral topper. With its muted colors, large flowers, greenery aisle, and bamboo chairs, this affordable wedding package starts at $1325, depending on location. It is perfect for the couple looking to bring romantic elegance with modern design to their ceremony on the beach. It comes with 18 chairs but can accommodate up to 40 guests. Click here to find out more.

Romantic Bohemian Beach wedding decor in Daytona

How to Book a Florida Beach Micro-Wedding

Regardless of where you live, planning your wedding with us at the Florida Beach Weddings company is easy:

  • Begin by selecting a micro wedding package that is within your budget and delights you.
  • Then reserve a wedding date and receive access to your private client portal. The contract, general timeline for wedding day, and all of your personal ceremony choices will be made online from the comfort of your home. It is easy to keep track of options and expenses.
  • The week of your ceremony, we’ll send you a detailed agenda so you know exactly what to expect for your big day. 
  • When it’s finally time to tie the knot, you’ll be able to truly relax because we’ll take care of everything. You bring your soon-to-be lawfully wedded spouse and wedding dress, we take care of just about all the rest. From set up and break down, wedding officiant, photographer, to location selections,and Florida marriage license filing, we have you covered. With our extensive experience in the beach wedding business, we can tell you what to expect and how to make your day perfect in every way!

When you combine, affordability and convenience and mix it with the natural beauty of a Florida beachfront, you can’t help but see why one of our Florida Beach Weddings is a stress free affair! The beach just has a mysterious way of taking away any tension. And the all-inclusive element eliminates so many tedious and stressful pre-wedding planning concerns.

Each beach has its own unique features. For instance, Wilbur-By-The-Sea near Daytona Beach has beautiful thick sand with dunes. St. Augustine is a historic and charming city and Clearwater Beach has amazing sunsets and is close to the excitement of Tampa. Florida Beach Weddings offers complete beach weddings on both the east coast and Gulf coast of Florida. So easy to tie the knot!

Couple sitting on sand after beach wedding Siesta Key with sunset

No matter what your original plans were, you only need three things to get married: a marriage license, the officiant and the person you intend to spend the rest of your life with. Make it beautiful and get ready say “I do” in the Sunshine State?  Contact us to book your Florida Beach Wedding today!

Shades of the Ocean: Stress Free Beach Wedding

Did you know the average engagement period is 14.5 months (thanks to theknot.com for that stat)? And when it comes to traditional wedding planning, you need almost every day of that time to plan. However, when it comes to a Florida Beach Wedding, you can cut that planning down substantially. In fact our expert beach wedding planners have actually arranged small beach weddings within just a week! But whether you want to get married later this year or next year, you CAN have the beautiful ocean-themed wedding of your dreams: just look at our Florida Destiny package featuring shades of the ocean below!

Destiny bamboo wedding altar on Daytona Beach

This design includes all the great features of our Destiny Package available at no additional cost. Seat up to 24 guests in deluxe white chairs and your choice of spandex sash color. They will be in awe of the white shepherds hooks and teal lanterns. Take your pick of up two colors for your bamboo material, and blue and white starfish topper. Combine this with the emerald sea, white sand and sunshine, and you have a clean, fresh, gorgeous ocean-themed wedding starting at $1450 (depending on location). Can you smell the ocean? We can!

This is the Aloha option of the Destiny Package: completely tropical for the couple that loves color and texture. What a feast for the senses. There is the option to add more guest chairs if you need to.

Destination Florida beach weddings with tropical beach decor and bamboo chairs in Daytona Beach.

Now some of our couples have chosen other color combinations which are equally delightful: why not choose soft pink to compliment the shells on the beachfront? This beach bride and groom have a coordinated wedding party with smiles all around – such a beautiful day to remember!

Daytona Beach weddings on the beach in Florida.

That’s the beauty of the Destiny Package: it offers you the most choices for customized wedding decor. With over 20 different color choices for the bamboo canopy, multiple choices for your canopy topper, a variety of aisle-way styles and an extensive list of ceremony music, you can leave Pinterest behind and design your own wedding online from the comfort of your couch – such fun!

Feeling exotic? Love purple? Wow, look at the decor options for this couple in Daytona Beach below. What a wonderful choice to compliment the setting sun and clouds floating in the background.

Unique Daytona Beach Wedding Packages with black bamboo, aisle way, chairs and officiant.

Florida Beach Weddings Company does ALL the wedding planning and coordination for you. Our beach planning services allow you time to get excited: not stressed out, broke, and overwhelmed about your wedding ideas. Our all inclusive packages include a minimum of the following (keep in mind this is our most BASIC package, more options and packages are available):

  • Officiant: who will legally perform, and coordinate, your beach wedding ceremony
  • Traditional ceremony and wedding vows provided by “Florida Beach Weddings”
  • Our select Florida US beach wedding locations on either the east coast or Gulf beaches
  • Consultations by phone and email with our dedicated wedding specialists
  • Ceremony set up and break down (bamboo canopy or posts)
  • Unity Sand Ceremony, including: Decorated sand ceremony table, keepsake vase, sand color choices
  • Photographer at ceremony site can be added for extra time for wedding pictures
  • Legal filing of your Florida marriage license

Our wedding planners are available to help and guide you in creating the ultimate dream beach wedding, all within the privacy of your online wedding portal. It contains your package, chosen customizations, contract, a way to track expenses, agendas and more. Oh, and add to the list of things NOT to get stressed about: BUDGET!  Contact us today to get started.