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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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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”!
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!
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.
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.
5 Things That Will Make Your Day Perfect
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.