Siesta Key Starfish Beach Wedding

Florida destination wedding packages are the way to go if you are planning to get married on Siesta Key Beach. Dionna and Anmolpreet tied the knot in April 2021 on this beautiful Gulf beach with sand as white as snow. They chose our Starfish Distinctive Design package which has very soft, subtle decor that lets the wedding couple take center stage. It is sophisticated with a four post bamboo canopy with white or ivory draped material. Greenery with pink and white floral arrangements line the bamboo pole aisle-way. Starfish and tassels hang behind the bride and groom, and accent the aisle too.

Wedding couple under starfish canopy on Siesta Key Beach saying vows

They hosted 35 guests and a ring bearer on Siesta Key Beach. Music played on our PA system included a steel drum rendition of, “A Thousand Years”. They had a Unity Sand Ceremony and Seashell Blessing. This Sarasota beach wedding couple glows with happiness as their friends and family watch. Sometimes this popular beach gets crowded, but this day in April it seems as if they have the sugary sand to themselves. Our beach wedding staff knows the best days and times to schedule your ceremony, so that you won’t be overcrowded. Our officiant, Pam, guided them through their vows to their very first kiss!

Siesta Key wedding couple kisses after saying vows on beach with guests

What could be more beachy than aqua blue chair bands with a Siesta Key Starfish wedding? Chilled water was also included so that everyone would remain comfortable. A large, decorated “chalkboard” sign announced the newly married couple! Siesta Key is one of the best beach wedding venues Florida has to offer and our Florida wedding packages made it all easier than ever!

Bride is carried by groomsmen on Siesta Key Beach

This wedding party did not worry about what to wear to a beach wedding: they chose suits that matched their personality. The perfect way to go for any groomsman. Do you love the white, bridal bouquet? It’s very elegant, matches the style of her wedding dress, and adds a touch of formality to your special day. Even on a Florida beach you can have the more formal wedding of your dreams!

Couple walks on Siesta Key beach at sunset after wedding

Why do we suggest you use beach wedding packages in Siesta Key? Because you shouldn’t have to spend your wedding ceremony running around to take are of decoration setup or breakdown, get a wedding permit, chase after guests, worry about the weather or tides, coordinate music and wedding photography. And it doesn’t cost extra to have it all taken care of for you; in fact it can be a cheap wedding compared to a wedding day at home! Why spend more than $2500 or so when you an have the Gulf of Mexico sunset as your backdrop? It will be unforgettable for everyone involved…as well as being easy.

Groomsmen point at groom on Siesta Key Beach

Fun is the name of the game after a Siesta Key Beach Wedding. If you have booked our professional beach wedding photographer you will enjoy a number of poses that will have your wedding party and wedding guests laughing. Of course, we have plenty of romantic photo opportunities down by the water and as the sun dips low in the sky.

Couple gazes at each other at sunset after Siesta Key Beach wedding

If you want to book your Siesta Key wedding ceremony, it’s best to contact us as soon as possible. Dates and times do fill up quickly with Gulf coast weddings. We will help you with suggestions for a wedding reception or dinner, hotels, salons, florists and more. All you will have to do is obtain your Florida marriage license, show up and say, “I do”!

Sunset on Lido Beach, Sarasota

Getting Started With Online Wedding Planning

Now that you’re engaged it’s time to start the wedding planning (you might already have given it a lot of thought). After looking at all the online articles and advice, you may be feeling overwhelmed. It’s not hard to feel like that with Pinterest, The Knot, Wedding Wire and more. However, there is an easier way to begin your journey to wedded bliss…especially if you’ve decided on a destination wedding in Florida.

So you want to plan a wedding by the ocean, but perhaps you don’t know where to start. How do you get all your beach wedding ideas to work? One of the toughest things to choose is your Florida weddings destination: Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach, Destin? Or is your heart beating faster at the though of a Miami wedding? There are many great locations and details, but planning a destination wedding is actually not as difficult as you may think – if you have the right help!

According to Travelmarket Report, 88.6 percent of destination wedding respondents said yes, they enjoyed their wedding day, compared with 82.6 percent of those who held non-destination weddings. So it seems that couples who choose to get married away from their hometown have a happier day. Why?Less stress. When these brides choose a competent beach wedding planner, all the little details are being taken care of for them…and the planning can be done without leaving your sofa! When they choose all inclusive beach wedding packages in Florida…there is truly nothing left to do but show up on the beach and say your vows. Some packages even include wedding photos.

We’re here to take you through a few simple steps of how to plan a Florida beach wedding, so there’s no need to spend hours on the internet making yourself crazy.

Step 1: Determine your budget

The first step in setting your wedding budget is to sit down together with your fiancé and decide what amount you feel is right, and then figure out how far that budget will take you. There might also be other family members who want to contribute, so include them in the discussion also. Work on your guest count since that will be part of the costs i.e. chairs, reception food, gifts, any liquor you might have. List your non-negotiables as a couple. Remember, with destination weddings, the couple does not have to pay guest travel arrangements or hotel stay. You might, however, want to see if you can get a discount on a block of hotel rooms so everyone can benefit.

Other factors that impact a destination wedding budget include the luxury level of your beach wedding package decorations, time of year and day of week of your celebration, package add-ons, wedding dress and more. Whatever choices you decide upon, you can be sure you will be paying much less than a traditional wedding at home!

Nautical Knot wedding arch in St. Augustine with couple

Step 2: Decide if want to work with a Destination Wedding Specialist

It’s always smart to have an expert assist in coordinating the details of a wedding ceremony: even a small beach wedding. The benefits of using a beach wedding planner are too many to list, but the most important is that they know the locations like the back of their hand. They can help you choose the right beach venue, the right time of day for sunsets, the tides, take care of permits and more. They set-up and break-down the decorations, wedding arch and chairs. Plus, they can officiate and send off your Florida marriage license at the end of the day. As an established leader in weddings on the beach for over 13 years, the Florida Beach Weddings company is the easiest, smartest and most affordable choice you can make.

On top of an expert Beach Wedding Specialist by your side, you’ll have an onsite wedding coordinator who also officiates your ceremony. Won’t it be nice to have this coordinator handling all the day-of details? You will know when to walk down the aisle, perform your Unity sand ceremony, say your vows and more. You can be sure you have a stress-free planning process from start to finish and enjoy more time with your family and friends. Same-sex wedding or elopement? No problem! Florida is the perfect place for same-sex marriage ceremonies. All the same details

Step 3: Choose a location

With so many amazing destination wedding locations to choose from in Florida, it can be overwhelming to decide which one is right for you and your beloved. Think about the type of sand or sea you want when saying “I do.” Ocean waves or calm Gulf water? Dunes or walkways? Sunsets or brilliant blue skies? Will you be driving or taking advantage of direct flights? Again, speaking with our Beach Wedding Specialist will help you make your choices. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today and get started from the comfort of your own home.

 

 

5 Must Haves For A Beach Wedding in Daytona


If you are planning a Florida wedding in Daytona Beach you want to be sure that you have not missed any details. Most brides know that they should allow enough time to get their hair done (2 hours is the recommendation) but there are other things that need your attention. We have suggestions that will make the day easier for you and your guests.

Couple gazes at each other under wedding arch on Daytona Beach

The goal for any wedding is to have a memorable ceremony where everyone has all eyes on the bride and groom, then to follow it up with a reception or dinner where everyone can enjoy themselves. Every great wedding IS great because every detail has gotten the attention it deserves.

Couple kissing in sea on Daytona Beach after wedding

5 Things That Will Make Your Day Perfect

Daytona Beach wedding couple going on honeymoon

If there is one thing that everyone can agree on it is that beach weddings in Daytona are beautiful. There is another thing that everyone can agree on, it can be hot on these east coast beaches. Making sure everyone attending your beach wedding in Daytona is comfortable can be accomplished with just a little planning. A little pre-planning for your guest’s comfort can go a long way in making sure that everyone has a great time during the ceremony. Incorporate the following into your wedding planning:

  • Sunglasses for the sunny beach
  • Sunscreen to protect each wedding guest
  • Flip flops for safe walking on the sand
  • A foot cleaning station to remove sand
  • Handheld fans for guest comfort

Setting up the beach area for comfort is key. You want all eyes on you and your beloved, and you do not want people squirming in their seats because they are comfortable. A couple of buckets of cheap sunglasses will ensure that everyone gets to see the service and that they are not fighting off the glare. There are plenty of ways to present these little gifts for those that forget their own. Why not a little gift bag or beach bucket on each chair? If you’ve chosen one of our Distinctive Design wedding packages, it comes with chilled water which will be welcome on a hot day. Perfect for an elegant Florida beach wedding.

Sunscreen and Fans

Your beach wedding in Daytona is going to hopefully happen on a crystal clear day. However, even a sunset wedding, requires sunscreen because of the location. Buy trial sizes and place them in the area that greets your guests. A little protection can go a long way in making sure no one is too burnt to enjoy the reception. Help your guests to beat the heat by incorporating handheld fans into your wedding décor. You can place them on each chair with that chilled water.

Couple by sea grapes married on Daytona Beach

Flip Flops for the Sand

Coming to your wedding dressed to impressed may mean you will have some ladies that have left their sandals at home…or want to take those shoes off. Make it easier for them to get on the sand and watch the ceremony by placing a bucket of different sized flip flops near the entrance to the ceremony. You can buy flip flops online or at a dollar store for $1, and they will be greatly appreciated as they watch you tie the knot.

Bucket in sand with starfish

Foot Brushing Station

Set up a station where your guests can brush the sand off their feet. A mat with some paintbrushes in a bucket can be a welcome relief for guests that have sand between their toes that do not necessarily want to take with them to the reception dinner.

A Wedding Agenda

Using the best beach wedding company means your entire ceremony is planned from start to finish. As a bride, you will only have to focus on your vows and not the decoration setup, chairs, accessories or priming the location…because we do it all for you. We provide you with a general timeline when you book your wedding day with us and a completely detailed agenda for your wedding day. It will help you and your guests arrive on time and enjoy your special day.

 A Wedding Package

The smartest brides understand a package is the way to go. No matter how hard you try, it will be hard to find all the items you want in your wedding on an a la carte basis. Having everything in a package, professionally designed, setup and executed for you will save you a lot of time and money. Plus there are so many themes to choose from and customize: tropical, rustic wood, black bamboo, dusty blue designs, classic floral, branches, shells and more! The colors to customize are many so browse for one today.

This bride and groom celebrate during one of our weddings in Florida.

We hope these tips help you plan an amazing Daytona Beach wedding day. Contact us to speak to a beach wedding specialist now.

Have A Blessed Beach Wedding In Florida

Does a wedding ceremony have to be religious? Not at all, but you can incorporate some blessings into your special day that can be meaningful for you and your family. If you choose a beachfront wedding in Florida, along with one of our beach wedding packages, you can definitely experience a piece of paradise that you all remember forever while incorporating those traditional elements. Even if you elope in Florida, these special blessings can be part of your simple beach wedding.

Bride and Groom kiss by dunes in St. Augustine Beach, FL

Ceremony Options

Our officiant will always be delighted to officiate your wedding ceremony, as well as coordinate the proceedings so you know when to walk down the aisle, etc. Religious-toned or non-religious can be accommodated. If you have a minister that you wish to preside over your vows, just let us know. Your vows are so special and should be the way you both want them to be. Maybe you want to write your own vows, or use one of ours with a touch of customization. Anything goes for your special day on a Florida beach.

Blessings

A Unity Sand Ceremony by definition is a tradition in which a couple getting married pours sand from separate containers into one central one. It represents the two people uniting together in marriage. Children love it because they get to pick the color they love and blend it into the vase with the rest of the family. Historically, this type of ceremony was performed in a church, but on the beach its too windy for candles and the sand is much more meaningful. Many brides coordinate the sand color with their beach wedding theme colors. Usually your minister or officiant will say a few words that resonate with the two of you as you pour your beautifully colored sand together into the unity container.

Clearwater couple pours sand into unity container on beach

As these separate containers of sand are poured into the common container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these sands can never be separated, and poured into their individual containers, again, so will your marriage, and family, be.”

Tie the Knot on Your Favorite Beach

Gulf Beach Weddings

Siesta Key. It embodies everything you’ve dreamed of for a destination wedding. White sand, turquoise water as far as the eye can see. Your wedding guests will not be able to say, “no” to a wedding on Siesta Key Beach or its quieter cousin: Lido Beach. Plus the sunsets are hard to beat and make incredible wedding photos.

Bride sits on grooms knee on Siesta Key beach

Weddings in Clearwater, Florida seem to be more popular than ever. It’s because there’s just so much to do and the beach is beautiful. You and your guests may see dolphins, manatee and pelicans during your ceremony. Afterward, have your first toast as a married couple as the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico. What could be better?

Bride and groom just married at Gulf Beach wedding

East Coast Beach Weddings

When it comes to having a beach wedding in the sun and sea, choosing a location on the east coast of Florida will tick all the boxes. Why? It’s simple…the Atlantic ocean! Nothing beats the cooling sea breeze on a summer day or the sound of ocean waves as you say your vows. Up and down the Florida  Atlantic coast you will find a wide variety of beach and sand types, depending on what activities you want to do after your beach wedding. Our couples choose St. Augustine as one of their favorite beach wedding locations because of the historic and romantic atmosphere. Daytona Beach is perfect for biking and walking with its firm sand, Cocoa Beach for surfing and Boynton Beach or Fort Lauderdale for shopping and beautiful blue green ocean views.

St. Augustine Beach vows

Package Decorations

Designing your wedding is so important and contributes to the type of experience you and your guests desire.  A beach wedding will be much easier with the purchase of a complete package that comes with unique decorations for a tasteful and lovely ceremony. This is where it’s helpful to talk to a beach wedding specialist who can guide you in choosing the best theme for your destination wedding. You might think you want a tropical theme, but after browsing our all inclusive packages and talking to others, you may end up with rustic wedding…both are beautiful!

Rustic beach wedding in St. Augustine

After The Wedding

When it comes to your special day, you will want to consider activities after the wedding ceremony. Many couples getting married on the beach just want to have a relaxing dinner with family and friends. Again, our beach wedding specialist will help advise you. We provide our brides with a list of quality options for dining and entertainment near your beach wedding venue. It might even be at your hotel.

Daytona Beach Weddings at the shores resort and spa hotel on the beach

Best Beach Wedding Company

Dealing with an experienced beach wedding company and their wedding specialist will just ensure your day is perfect. With help you can have the wedding of your dreams. So contact us today. Let’s plan together.

Bridal family jumping on sand in Daytona Beach

Plan Your Clearwater Beach Wedding in Just a Few Days!

Thinking of throwing a destination wedding? If you and your beloved are dreaming of an intimate affair with a bit of adventure mixed in, an all-inclusive destination beach wedding may be just for you.

Tropical Florida Beach Weddings and elopements

Destination Wedding Planning

Every journey to the altar comes with unique challenges. You’ll be planning this marriage celebration from quite a distance, most of the time not even being familiar with the place you have your heart set on. You might even be re-planning your dream wedding after postponing your original ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, you may be surprised at how it can all come together and become one of your most cherished memories (with wedding pictures to match).

Simple Beach Weddings

So with a focus on just getting married, you can pull together the things you really need to make it happen in just a few short days! Forget finding a church, gathering family and friends, and getting a caterer…if you’re choosing one of our beach weddings in Clearwater it’s as easy as pie (or a wedding cake). Why is it so simple? The reason is when using an all-inclusive beach wedding package, you get everything you need to complete your wedding ceremony from start to finish.

What’s included in the package

  • Officiant who performs your ceremony and also coordinates the entire proceeding
  • vows that you can personalize for you and your spouse
  • Beach location in the Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach area near Tampa Bay
  • Our professional photography is included is some smaller ceremony packages and beach elopement packages. If you need to add it, we only charge $350
  • Natural bamboo canopy or rustic wooden wedding arch with elegantly draped material and your choice topper (depending on the package)
  • Coordinating flowers on the aisle chairs and/or other decorations down the aisleway such as lanterns, shepherd hooks, tiki torches, shells, etc.
  • Coordinated decor pieces at the entrance of the aisle
  • white resin chairs with option to add colored spandex chair bands
  • Recorded music will be played on our PA system. Over 25 guests: A microphone will be provided for the officiant
  • Chilled water for your guests (depending on the package)
  • Unity Sand Ceremony, a perfect way to unite a new family in matrimony
  • Decorated “chalkboard” sign for wedding guests to see (depending on the package)
  • Consultations by phone and email with our dedicated wedding specialist
  • Final beach wedding ceremony agenda
  • Legal filing of your Florida marriage license

So why does it take a few days? Well it doesn’t have to take that long if you know exactly the beach wedding ideas you love most. However, once you browse our all inclusive wedding packages, we guarantee it won’t be quite that easy to choose! Dusty Blue, Natural, Tropical, Floral, Rustic or Geometric Arch…they are all so beautiful. Just add a bride and groom, or same sex couple and you have the best Florida beach wedding you can find.

Blue chairbands on beach wedding package

Clearwater Beach Wedding

Once you have looked at our beach wedding prices and have the design chosen, it’s time to nail down your wedding date in Clearwater Beach. Our experienced wedding planners will help you pick the best time to get married for a sunset beach ceremony. Watching the sun go down over the Gulf of Mexico is one of the top reasons our brides choose Clearwater and St. Pete Beach. You won’t be disappointed at the end of the day and you will have incredible wedding photographs to look back on. Why not book your Clearwater Beach wedding today?

Inexpensive Florida Destination Wedding in Siesta Key

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.

Couple kisses at Siesta Key beach wedding at sunset under bamboo arch

Save Money

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.

Bride in Hat at sunset in Siesta Key

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:

Small Florida beach wedding ceremonies

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!

Easy Travel

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.

Siesta Key wedding couple hugging in sea oats on 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.

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