Planning has begun for couples who want to tie the knot in Fall 2020 and 2021. Right now you may both be having “cabin fever” and dreaming of a getting away from it all with a destination wedding – and why not? A beach wedding or elopement, away from everyone and the problems of the world, is what many couples are dreaming of. This extraordinary Coronavirus situation will not last forever and you will be able to travel and celebrate soon.
If you are lucky in love and thinking of getting married at a destination wedding, choosing Florida as your beach wedding venue may be the answer. There are a variety of beach wedding locations to choose from. The Gulf beaches provide wedding venues near Tampa and include Sand Key Beach, Fort De Soto Park, Siesta Key, Clearwater, and St. Pete to name a few. The east coast of Florida offers the Atlantic beaches and locations such as St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach (closest to Orlando), Miami and more. We also offer beach weddings in Destin. It is up to you which one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida you choose. Our beach wedding company provides complete weddings from coast to coast.
With a Florida wedding on the beach you can have a fully decorated wedding ceremony just like you would in your hometown; in fact it may be even more beautiful with the sun and sea as your backdrop. It may also be more affordable since most of our complete beach wedding packages include everything but your Florida marriage license and beach permit! All the elements of a traditional ceremony including on-trend, elegant decor, custom vows, a wedding officiant, photographer and music can be included. Florida Beach Weddings packages start at $699 and at the top end average $2,500. Take a look at some of the beach wedding decorations available to you below.
Do you like natural and neutral wedding decorations? Why not choose this large, dark stained, four post bamboo canopy with your choice of white or ivory material draped elegantly on the canopy
Dark bamboo pole aisle-way with white or ivory flowing material and matching flowers in the poles. Find out more about this Natural Distinctive Design here:
Speaking of flowers – are you obsessed with flowers? Try this Floral Distinctive design with its natural bamboo canopy with your choice of ivory or white draped material, large asymmetrical floral and greenery canopy topper, matching greenery aisle-way naturally placed in the sand with floral accents at the beginning of the aisle way.
Beautiful Floral arrangement on the bamboo canopy: Beach Bliss Package
Do you love the wood look – driftwood and sand? Try this Drift Away Distinctive design with its
Or for a really romantic, old world, barn rustic look try our Rustic Romance package:
Kayla holding half (yes only half) of our large Rustic Romance canopy topper!
Many couple love the tropical and exotic style which is why we offer our Tropical Distinctive design with a large natural four post bamboo canopy with your choice of ivory or white draped material, palm fronds and tropical flower bamboo canopy topper, an aisle-way of bamboo poles decorated with large tropical floral arrangements, palm fronds in the sand connecting the bamboo poles with large tropical starfish accents, two tropical tiki torches at the beginning of the aisle-way with a conch shell in front and two conch shells in the front of the bamboo canopy.
Why not follow the current trend of simple geometric design and choose our Rustic Geometric Arch wedding decor package – modern design and rustic wood: the best of both worlds!
Rustic Geometric Arch
As you begin researching your Florida Beach Wedding ceremony it is certain you will want to customize it to fulfill all your wedding ideas and dreams. In fact, as your browse different websites, it may start to feel overwhelming as decor ideas and costs add up. Beach locations, wedding packages, decor, optional ceremony add-ons, Florida marriage license rules. Help!
Shades of the Ocean Destiny Beach Wedding Package
Aloha Destiny Package on Daytona Beach, FL
The Destiny Beach Wedding packages shown above allow you to customize chair sash colors and bamboo canopy colors: there are 21 different colors and 8 different toppers! At Florida Beach Weddings our wide variety of wedding packages can be used as stepping stones to a premium package: we give you the basics to build on. No need to stress about adding everything! Our beach wedding specialists can help you choose colors, chair bands, decor, wedding canopies, vows, music, aisle-way decorations and more. After all, our beach wedding company has done all the groundwork for you in designing the most beautiful, coordinated wedding arches, seaside decor, chair colors and accessories. But the final choice is yours to customize!
Some of the most popular wedding packages that our brides loves to build on include:
Tropical Distinctive Design in Clearwater Beach, FL
The Tropical Distinctive Design beach wedding package is a beautiful choice for premium beach wedding decor and these packages allow you to have a larger guest list. You will easily know the complete price for your wedding ceremony. Instead of having a price for the chairs, the delivery, the set-up, a separate wedding officiant, a separate photographer, a musician, etc…this packages includes all of this at one convenient price and one contact with our beach wedding planner. You can customize by adding colored spandex chair bands, your choice of ivory or white draped material on the large, natural four post bamboo canopy, and the vows of your choice with optional blessings. We will know exactly what decor choices you want once you make your choices in your private client portal, and you will know exactly what your ceremony decor is going to look like!
Anchors Away Beach Distinctive Design
Teal Distinctive Design Siesta Key, FL
Starfish Distinctive Design Wedding Package
Florida Classic Distinctive Design in Destin, FL
Coral Distinctive Design package on St. Augustine Beach, FL
Beach Bliss Distinctive Design wedding package St. Pete, FL
The only addition to these beach wedding packages you may wish to make is our wedding photography time which is only $325. The best way to meet your needs is to call us and have a chat: Karen, Kayla and Pam would love to hear from you! Choose a beach location then book your Florida wedding date now at a price that can’t be beat!
What is an Elopement?
Long ago, ‘to elope’ was ‘to run away secretly in order to get married, especially without parental consent’. These days, there are many reasons behind why a couple might decide to ‘elope’. Most of the time it comes down to just wanting a wedding for two with a short, intimate ceremony. Here are a few of the most common reasons people choose to elope or opt for an intimate wedding:
- A big event either doesn’t seem authentic or causes extra stress.
- An elopement focuses more on the couple and less on the event. The focus of the wedding day is really just about the couple and the vows they want to include.
- Eloping saves money. The couple can choose to spend money on a destination and vacation honeymoon, rather than a big wedding. They can choose to get married at amazing locations like Siesta Key, Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach, Miami Beach or historic St. Augustine, Florida.
- Some people aren’t that close with their families. However a lot of couples choose to elope with limited friends and family. Florida Beach Weddings packages allow you to have up to six guests (but not a wedding party).
- A second marriage. Eloping allows more possibilities and flexibility. When couples head off to get married with an intimate group or just the two of them and their officiant, they have a lot more options for where they can get married and what they can do.
- Eloping places more value on the experience than on ‘things”. Rather than spending money on table settings, fancy food, a bar, or DJ, eloping places the main value on the ceremony vows and marriage experience.
- More funds for the honeymoon. Whether that’s putting money towards traveling, or saving some of that cash for an epic honeymoon, eloping is budget friendly. Consider the thousands of dollars saved on a beautiful beach elopement versus the expense of a full blown wedding.
Many elopements nowadays aren’t last minute at a local courthouse or decided on within a week. You can plan it that way, but you can also sit down as a couple and find a beautiful all inclusive package to elope in Florida on the beach – all from the comfort of your living room! Check out some complete elopement packages here.
Does it have to just be me and my significant other?
Some people do choose to elope with just the two of them but many couples like to bring along a few close friends or family members to celebrate their special day. However Elopement does NOT mean 30 people or surprise guests on the beach – that’s a destination wedding! Read more below if you and your fiancee want a larger, decorated ceremony with more guests.
What is a Destination Wedding?
A destination wedding is a larger, more decorated wedding ceremony with guests (up to 100). It is considered a micro wedding if you have 20 guests or less, in a relaxed setting with a shorter ceremony. Either size will work for a Florida destination wedding! If a couple wants to they can have a larger party or reception at another venue like a restaurant afterward.
The secret to a successful destination wedding is NOT to do it yourself: just because you may not be having a big wedding doesn’t mean that the stress of planning disappears. Make it easy on yourself and your fiancee by hiring an experienced beach wedding company to plan and execute your precious wedding day. A professional wedding specialist will help with choosing wedding decorations, colors, music, vows, travel tips, accommodations, florist and more:
Options to Add Wedding Ceremony Songs: Don’t forget your playlist including the song you fell in love with for your first dance as a married couple.
Unity Ceremony: Like any other wedding, a beach wedding has meaning when a unity sand ceremony is included. True to it’s name, the wedding couple adds sand together to a keepsake sand vase, with the sand color of your choice. Seashell blessing is optional too.
Photographer: Chances are you won’t want to ask guests to take iPhone photos so don’t forget to add photography time to any wedding package. It’s affordable and having a professional beach wedding photographer at your wedding will ensure you have captured memories for years to come.
On-Trend, Beautiful Wedding Decorations: Your wedding on a budget won’t be busted! All the beach wedding items can be included that you would expect in a Florida wedding: bamboo, flower, shells, driftwood, anchors, lanterns. It’s up to you which complete package you choose.
Rustic Geometric Arch
Affordable Wedding Locations: Popular beach wedding destinations include Siesta Key, Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach, Miami Beach or historic St. Augustine, Florida and more. We offer beach wedding ceremonies on both the east coast of Florida and Gulf beaches on the west coast.
Bride and groom sunset wedding Ponce Inlet Beach
A beach wedding in Florida is truly the best, most affordable destination wedding location you can choose for either an elopement or complete destination wedding. Other destinations can’t compare to the ease of getting married in the US at a ceremony in the sun and sea. Contact our beach wedding specialist today to plan your 2020 wedding today.
After a couple gets engaged, it’s exciting to begin planning your wedding. It may be tempting to pick and choose every detail; after all you both want to make a statement as you begin your new life together. However, wedding planning involves a lot of details, big and small, which can slowly take over your life and cause you stress as your big day approaches. You really do have to think of and find everything: from table cloth to chairs to glass rentals – and watch out for additional budget busters like caterers, cleaners, florists, etc. In the end the budget savvy bride and groom can be seeing red! Choosing a complete wedding package, especially if you are having a destination wedding, may not, at first, seem like a choice to get you everything you want…but you may be surprised!
Tropical Distinctive Design Package
You can customize many of the details AND decor to match your personality:
As illustrated above by our Tropical Distinctive Design Package, Florida Beach Weddings packages come in many colors, themes and designs. You can find one with shells, flowers, different colors of bamboo, palms, geometric shapes, driftwood, anchors, chalkboards, chilled water station and more! Chair choices with color spandex chair bands. You will have a choice of personalized ceremony and vows provided by “Florida Beach Weddings”, and music.
Of course the most important part is the amazing wedding arbor: the wedding arch where you will say your vows in the sun and the sea. This can be geometric, light or dark, bamboo with large coordinating decor at the beginning of the aisle-way. Four post, two post – you get to choose. Check out our Beach Bliss Distinctive Design below.
Beach Bliss Distinctive Design Package
You get to choose your preferred Florida beach location:
Florida has some of the most famous beach wedding venues in US. We perform weddings on both the Florida east coast and Gulf beaches. Beautiful locations in Florida to tie the knot are our specialty and we know the “personality” of each beach to help you decide. We personally perform each romantic beach wedding ceremony and guide you from start to finish regarding all beach wedding venue details: best beach, reasonable accommodations, wedding reception venues, guest activities in the area and more.
You save time: a lot of it with a dedicated beach wedding specialist to help you:
Apart from choosing among our offerings and being available to answer questions, our beach wedding company will take care of everything for you: permits, setting up your decor, sand ceremony, music, filing your Florida marriage license and more. For the busy bride that may leave some things until the last minute an all inclusive wedding package can be planned relatively quickly from the comfort of your home. You can also add our professional photography time for a very low fee ($325). However, don’t procrastinate on choosing and confirming your date; destination weddings in Florida are very popular and dates fill up fast!
Wedding couple performing sand ceremony on Florida Beach
You get a lot for your money – Florida Beach Weddings are affordable:
Teal Distinctive Design
Our all inclusive wedding packages give you a lot of on-trend, beautiful decor at an amazing price. None of your guests will think you chose a cheap Florida wedding package even though our complete ceremony packages, at the top end, average $2,500. Our Distinctive Designs are very unique and have many details you can customize. Professional, experienced beach photographers can be added for only $325.
Don’t be fooled by the internet claims that beach wedding packages are not unique. There are elements that every wedding has in common but there is one that can never be duplicated: the beach! The natural beauty of Florida beaches, weather and the seaside changes every day. Gulf beach weddings have a different sunset every evening and the waves on east coast beaches such as Daytona Beach, St. Augustine Beach and Cocoa Beach are never the same. Take a look at some of our real wedding photos and you will see that every couple had a unique wedding day experience they can call their own…and remember forever.
Read our affordable beach weddings Florida reviews here. Then contact our dedicated wedding specialist by clicking here.
Think of a Clearwater beach wedding package like choosing a new home. You could spend months, even years, finding land, hiring builders, contractors, painters, plumbers, electricians. The list goes on. Consequently, you’re left waiting on workers. You’re spending more money than originally anticipated. You’re pouring blood, sweat and tears into building. Or, you could choose a move-in ready model home. Buy the house and simply add all of your own personal touches. Liking the sounds of a move-in ready model home? Clearwater Beach Wedding Packages are your move in ready beach weddings. We’ve done all of the hard work, hours of phone calls, emails, and researching for you. Therefore, you get the fun part-color selection, unique decor choices, and a ceremony that suites you and your future spouse perfectly!
Read more about why choosing a Clearwater Beach wedding package is preferred:
- Location, location location: Florida Beach Weddings has been in business for over 12 years so we know parking and permits in Clearwater and the Gulf beaches. We’ve found the sunset views. We’ve set up Gulf beach weddings for groups large and small. We KNOW beach weddings. Hiring inexperienced planners is a recipe for last minute disaster. Read more about our beach wedding company here.
- Personalize: Although the packages are clearly defined, you still have the opportunity to make your wedding unique. You choose the canopy and chair color, walkway decor, canopy topper, sand ceremony, and vow selection. Try surfing social media and you’ll be floundering among thousands of choices and “seemingly simple” DIY projects. So that $10 cheap wedding project turns into a disaster, time killer, and then you’re back to where you started. Furthermore, our skilled wedding specialists have perfected the beach look (see our Distinctive Designs) and have the perfect amount of variety for you to choose from without being overwhelmed.
- Cha-Ching: Clearwater Beach Weddings prices are affordable and up front. It’s a one stop shop with no unforeseen costs: you can see all your planning in your private client portal. Consequently, our packages are designed to cut out travel, set up, and rental fees saving you money.
- Time: Here’s a list of all the people you WON’T have to contact: officiant, photographer, set up crew, linen rental company, county beach permit department, chair rental company. Pretty easy right? As a result, spend your extra time and money booking a honeymoon. Or go on a date to talk about the excitement of your upcoming stress free and affordable Gulf beach wedding!
Click Here to check out our Clearwater Beach Wedding Packages now and start planning with a reliable and experienced beach wedding company.
So you’re a meat and potatoes kind of bride, eh? Skip all elaborate, time consuming details and seal the wedding deal. That’s very likable. Whatever your reason for eloping, we have the plan to make your St. Augustine Beach Elopement special, personal, and let’s not forget, affordable. And maybe you’re thinking, “But is an elopement really that simple?” Well, YES! And by the end of this post, you’ll know everything that goes into planning a beach elopement. And in less than 24 hours, and less than $1,000 you can plan your entire beach wedding. Move aside, Vegas, the beach elopement is here!
5 Simple Steps for Planning a St. Augustine Beach Elopement
1. 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! Or maybe you’ve been planning an elaborate wedding for months but overwhelmed and ready to get back to the basics. Whatever your story, let’s get this wedding show on the road!
2. Make Your Deposit
Once you’ve decided your date, your deposit ($300) will reserve your selected St. Augustine beach elopement date. And this deposit goes towards your package price ($799).
3. Choose Exact Time and Ceremony Decor
Are you looking for an early morning wedding with a quiet, intimate ceremony? Or will your wedding bells be ringing in the afternoon/evening hours?
And 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!
4. Getting Here/Staying Here
Read below for everything Your St. Augustine Company covers for your beach elopement. But, you basically just need to find a way to get to the beach, find something to wear, and come with marriage license in hand! 🙂
With Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Sanford International Airports all within 10 minutes- 70 minutes of the beach, your travel choices are great. Which means, odds are good for finding an affordable flight for your St. Augustine Beach Elopement .
We’ve even already taken care of hotel research. Read our post on the best St. Augustine Beach Wedding Hotels.
Choosing a wedding dress is such a timeless right of passage for brides. And just because you’re eloping, 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.
That’s it. Seriously. You just basically planned your St. Augustine Beach Elopement . Ready to run away and tie the knot? Click HERE to book your St. Augustine Beach Elopement today!