Nowadays couples want to focus on what marriage is truly about: the joining of two people in love. Right now that means a more simple wedding, usually outdoors. The perfect place? Siesta Key beach embodies romance and is ideal for a destination wedding that is affordable. Let’s explore how to make your beach wedding ideas a reality with this type of simple beach wedding.
A weekday wedding is often the best way to save money on any wedding expenses and that goes for Florida destination weddings too. Although it can be difficult for some wedding guests to attend due to working schedules, consider a weekday wedding in Siesta Key Beach for an elopement or vow renewal. Save a few bucks and experience a less busy beach: we all know the beach is more crowded on the weekends.
Florida Wedding Packages
All-inclusive destination weddings are really the easiest way to go and the most budget-friendly, and you can do it all online from your home. Even with photography opted in, most beach wedding packages are less than $3,000! So what Florida wedding package do you choose? It depends on many things:
- your guest count
- your budget
- your level of desired decorations
- your options for first dance, toast as a married couple, wedding photography
- your location and permits – in this case Siesta Key Beach or Lido Key Beach.
The best wedding package for under 10 guests:
Our Beach Beginnings Package is elegant and one of our couples’ favorites! Up to 10 people and chairs for your guests to witness your vows between two bamboo poles, along with shells and white/ivory flowers. Want tropical? You can have those flowers if you choose. It even incudes a greenery aisle for the bride to walk down and approximately 50 wedding photos.
The best wedding package for 10-24 guests:
Our Nautical Knot wedding package is perfect for a larger guest count but still small enough to be sweet and simple in Siesta! Starfish, wildflowers, pink ribbons…what does your heart desire? Up to 24 chairs are included but you can add more. The canopy of three bamboo poles and your choice of colors and accessories will make your special day stand out. Even adding professional beach photography won’t break your bank.
The best wedding package for 25 and up guest count:
Can you say, “I want it all for my wedding” and get it on the beach? YES you can! And in Siesta Key it’s all that more special with the sunsets. We recommend our Distinctive Design packages for the couple that wants a large, highly decorated beach wedding. With up to 36 chairs, a huge 4 post bamboo wedding arch, chilled water for your guests, chalkboard sign, music and more. Just add beach photography!
If you want to tie the knot in Florida, choosing your mode of transportation to Sarasota is a good starting point. And depending on your starting and ending point, your most affordable option can vary.
- Land: Calculate gas/mileage for a Florida road trip and travel time to your beach wedding location.
- Air: Check travel sites like Orbitz or Travelocity to see flight costs. Don’t forget to consider additional fees like baggage (your wedding dress), seat selection, cost to park at the airport. Sometimes choosing a slightly higher “upfront” ticket can be cheaper in the long run by including free bags or seat assignment. Also check out Trip Advisor’s handy tool for some Sarasota, Florida Flight Stats.
Nicer Than You Can Imagine
Time of Year: Spring break is a hot season for travelers to Florida and hotel prices often reflect those demands. You can often get late August/September discounts as long as you can handle the heat. Otherwise, Fall is a great time to plan a Florida beach wedding. Less heat, less travelers, and traditionally cheaper rates. Also, avoid price hikes during holiday weekends. If you are a northerner looking to take a break from the brutal winter, Florida’s mild winter weather may be the perfect reason to ditch the snow shovel and get some Florida sunshine on Siesta Key or Lido Key beach.
Less Stress Than Traditional Weddings
A small wedding of your dreams can be easy and beautiful at the same time. And there are other perks. Walking on the beach with friends and family on the morning of your wedding, going fishing or just chilling watching the sunset on the eve of your Siesta Key ceremony.
So now that you have an idea of money saving travel tips for your destination wedding on this Gulf beach, are you ready to book the beach wedding of your dreams? With our complete wedding packages you can have a cheap beach wedding that looks expensive! Contact us today.
Florida west coast beach weddings are extremely popular right now. No wonder! For destination weddings on the beach there is no better location to get married as the sun goes down than over the warm, Gulf waters. But are destination weddings in Florida affordable? You’d be surprised at how cheap a Tampa wedding can be…even with so many details included. That’s why we can help you as a Tampa beach wedding planner.
Beach wedding on a budget packages
All inclusive beach wedding packages are the way to go when planning a destination wedding. Hands down they are worry-free since you don’t have to worry about setting anything up or taking it down. When you choose your Florida wedding package, what you see online is what you will get on the beach! You make your choices and voila! your wedding ideas become reality. Once you’ve chosen an all inclusive wedding, you can decide on a location. Here are some of our brides’ favorite beach wedding venues on the Gulf coast:
Clearwater Beach Weddings
Beach weddings in Clearwater are so popular right now. The sunset vista is really what engaged couples want in their wedding pictures. Depending on what Clearwater Beach wedding package you choose, like the Beach Beginnings package pictured below, our photographer may be included. It is always an option to add photography and we suggest considering it. Here’s why: our beach wedding photographer has photographed hundreds of outdoor weddings. The beach lighting can go from light to dark, be cloudy, misty, or windy in the same afternoon! Our photographers are experienced and can adjust to any conditions so you get the best wedding pictures! Most importantly, they know how to capture the sunset at every stage as it sets after your Gulf beach wedding. All the photographs our our website were taken by our own professional photographers.
Indian Rocks Beach Weddings
This beach is a quieter alternative for all your beach wedding ideas and so romantic. If you are looking for Florida destination weddings all inclusive packages, Indian Rocks Beach can meet your needs at a cheaper price due to permit fees. Just south of Clearwater Beach, you will find the same stunning sunsets and blue water with less expense. It’s also very easy to travel to, especially if you stay at the Holiday Inn Harbourside. You and your guests can enjoy staying at the hotel and take a one minute walk to 4th Avenue, where we will hold your Indian Rocks Beach wedding ceremony.
St. Pete Beach Weddings
Florida beach wedding packages in St. Petersburg Beach are hot, hot, hot! Recently named the Nation’s Best Beach by TripAdvisor, a St. Pete beach wedding is truly one of the best Clearwater beach wedding venues in Pinellas County you can choose. Fun and with plenty to keep you busy. Do you want a sunset beach wedding…this is your destination!
Elope In Florida
Do you want to elope in Florida instead of having a full size wedding? We offer a beautiful way to do that. Check out our Florida elopement packages and choose the wedding inspiration you love. You can still enjoy a decorated canopy under which to tie the knot…all-inclusive with wedding pictures.
Florida Marriage License
Wondering about how to obtain a Florida marriage license? It’s easy. Our Florida wedding planners will guide you through the process and we have detailed resources here for you. Best of all, we officially file it for you after the ceremony, if you used our wedding officiant. Some couples like to use their own minister, but our wonderful officiants are included in each wedding package.
Our Tampa Beach Weddings Location
Our business location in Clearwater is close to the Gulf beaches in order to provide you with the best service possible. Why not meet us on the beach to have your Clearwater Beach wedding ceremony soon? It’s easy: just book your date, choose your all inclusive Clearwater Beach wedding package and relax until it’s time to say, “I do”. Contact us today for more information.
Whimsical white sand and splendid sunsets are what make Clearwater Beach weddings so special. For Jenitria and Jose, the touch of flowers, white fabric and greenery that adorned their wedding gazebo in March made it even more special! Even though Clearwater Beach is an extremely popular location for brides and grooms, our beach wedding team knew just the right spot and time of day to marry this couple. After all, we’ve been performing weddings on the beach for over 13 years and we know the sunset times, tides and best location for your unique ceremony.
The couple chose our Floral Distinctive Design which could accommodate their 50 guests with no problem. Included, at no extra charge, was a beautiful chalkboard sign and chilled water station. Our Florida wedding coordinator was waiting for them on the beach. These are the touches that our Florida Beach Weddings company loves to provide for beach weddings in Clearwater.
The groomsmen, bridesmaids matched the Unity sand ceremony colors chosen by the couple. What a smart looking wedding party on this Tampa beach!
The bride’s wedding dress and short veil was stunning against the beach and sand dunes. Champagne sequin bands on white chairs gave this Clearwater beach wedding package an upscale touch. We want every bride to be able to choose the colors and theme she wants for her wedding day.
Jenitria and Jose seal their vows with a first kiss under their bamboo wedding arch. Even though it can be busy during a Clearwater Beach wedding, it is still a destination wedding dream come true.
The couple chose our professional wedding photographer as an option for their wedding day. He knew just how to position the couple and deal with the bright sunlight during their ceremony.
The song choice for the first kiss was “Marry You” by Bruno Mars instrumental only. What could be more perfect? Then the couple walked down to the Gulf of Mexico to have sunset wedding pictures taken. Another stunning wedding day ended on Clearwater Beach!
Florida destination weddings all inclusive packages are also available on nearby beaches. Why not have a St. Pete Beach wedding or Indian Rocks wedding which may be more intimate? Sunset beach weddings on Treasure Island are also a beautiful choice. Whatever location you choose, we can provide the best Florida beach weddings and photography in the industry. Clearwater elopement packages are also available. Let our Florida wedding planners help you today. Contact us to reserve your date.
Pass-A-Grille Beach weddings are beautiful, affordable, and relaxing. Pass-a-Grille Beach is a southern most neighborhood in St. Pete Beach. You can rest assured that you and your guests will not be disappointed in your choice to have your Florida Destination wedding at this Gulf beach location. After all, St. Pete Beach is the number one beach in America! It offers a wide variety of activities for all ages, before and after your St. Pete beach wedding.
Activities for Pass-A-Grille Beach Weddings:
- Visit Shell Island. A barrier island filled with unique shells. You can find small treasures to bring home with you.
- Pass-A-Grille Beach is known for their dolphin sightings. As you are viewing the spectacular sunset, wouldn’t be amazing if you caught sight of dolphins playfully swimming in the Gulf-of Mexico. It can happen with our Florida destination wedding packages!
- Want a unique reception experience? You can reserve the Riverboat Cruise. After your wedding, why not board this cruise for fine dining, while watching the spectacular sunset, and hopefully see the dolphins, too. Of course there are plenty of fine restaurants with separate rooms that are ideal for a wedding reception too.
- For the fishing enthusiasts, there is fishing off the pier. As well, as deep sea fishing charters.
- The calm, warm Gulf beach waters are perfect for paddle boarding.
- Surely we can’t forget that sunbathing is an activity, too! Just remember, where your sunscreen, you don’t want to be sunburned for your wedding photos.
- Dine on fresh, locally caught seafood at one of the local restaurants…beach cocktails too!
- Ice cream parlors, and unique shops all add to your Florida Destination wedding experience in Pass-A-Grille Beach. Check out visitpassagrille.com for all the latest happenings.
All of our packages are available for Pass-A-Grille-Beach Weddings:
Simply Package: Our elegant elopement package for the couple getting married who want a natural bamboo canopy with flowing material, photographer, and officiant.
Nautical Knot: This is great beach wedding on a budget package. If you are having a smaller Pass-a-Grille Beach Wedding with a guest count of 35 or less, this bamboo Arch with several flowing material colors, chairs aisle way, music, and officiant.
Destiny Package: perfect for small, or large Pass-A-Grille Beach Weddings. Includes the Bamboo canopy with several décor choices, chairs, music, officiant.
Distinctive Design Package: This is the ceremony choice for elegant Florida Beach weddings. Our custom, all-inclusive beach wedding package. Includes
beautiful beach décor options, as well as water station for your guests’ comfort and enjoyment. The only thing you need to add is our wedding photography.
You can rest assured that when you choose Pass-A-Grille for your Florida destination beach wedding ceremony, you will never have a dull moment. You will also be creating memories that will last a lifetime. It is a great alternative to weddings in Clearwater, which can be a busier beach location. Interested in Pass-A-Grille Beach Weddings? Contact us today to learn more!
Wedding fever has hit America and it seems there is nothing more popular right now than outdoor weddings. Brides from coast to coast are planning their special day and one of their top location choices is the Clearwater Beach area, which includes St. Pete Beach!
St. Pete Beach named the nation’s best beach, fifth-best globally
The 2021 Tripadvisor rankings put St. Petersburg Beach, or St. Pete
, in the top citing it as “The most perfect place to watch the sun set over the ocean.
” And that’s what many engaged couples are looking for: weddings on the beach including a dream location with stunning sand, sea and sunsets. St. Pete Beach
delivers on all three!
The vibe in St. Pete beach is youthful and upbeat. Sunny days can be filled with toes in the sand fun, kayaking, fishing, jet skiing, horseback riding, gulf beach dining and musical entertainment. Your friends and family will be delighted to not only attend your St. Pete Beach wedding, but stay for a vacation at the same time!
Very relaxed with local boutiques, having a Pass-A-Grille Beach wedding includes dolphins with your sunset! What could be better to delight all your destination wedding guests? What a local gem.
Fort De Soto Beach Wedding
This paradise covers five islands and 1,136 acres on the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, and offers activities and amenities to entertain your guests. For an intimate wedding, Fort De Soto offers a secluded feeling with wildlife and a serene, natural environment. What a special place for a St. Pete Beach ceremony.
Wedding Package Options
Simple Florida beach wedding packages are a great way to go with a Gulf beach location. You can choose to elope and just because you are eloping doesn’t mean you can’t have the dream wedding experience! Pamper yourself so you look and feel your best and don’t worry about other details. Your elopement package in St. Pete includes everything!
If you are want a small St. Pete Beach wedding package that is more decorated than an elopement, we the Beach Beginnings wedding package includes our professional photography. It’s simplicity is what makes it so pretty and you and your beloved will shine as you say your vows with those you love to witness it.
For a large wedding day, our highly designed weddings in Clearwater and St. Pete are the best choice. These have many upgrades and special touches for you and your guests to enjoy and our professional photography can be included for just $350. These inexpensive beach wedding packages cost far less than a wedding at home, and offer you and your guests so much. For example, the Tropical Distinctive Design is very pretty on a Gulf beach with colors that you can customize.
Our all inclusive beach wedding packages in Clearwater Florida will never be disappointing when you choose the nation’s best beach: St. Pete! This is the perfect spot for an elopement, vow renewal, small wedding, second marriage, large formal wedding, and same sex marriage. Contact us today to reserve your date.
There are many wonderful new things newlyweds receive following their wedding. Presents, wedding rings, a new last name, just to name a few. One thing newlyweds don’t want to acquire is a load of wedding debt. Traditional wedding expenses can leave couples drowning in debt before even walking the aisle, and that’s not even counting your honeymoon. Is a destination wedding any cheaper? The answer is yes, it can be if you choose wisely and stay in the USA. Two of the most popular destinations are Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach. In fact, Tripadvisor has named St. Pete Beach the top beach in America for 2021! So let’s talk these beautiful Tampa Bay beaches and how to have a Florida Beach Wedding on a budget. Do the words affordable budget and wedding planning even belong in the same sentence? Yes!
$ Crunch the Numbers $
Before beginning any planning, do your homework. What is your budget? Planning Clearwater Beach Weddings on a budget can mean different things for different couples. However, even if you have the slimmest of funds, a little creativity and a small beach wedding package can work together for the beach ceremony of your dreams. Once you’ve established your bottom line budget, it’s time to get to planning the best Florida beach wedding!
Consider Your Costs
Think of all the non-negotiable items involved in your Florida Beach Wedding Budget. It’s a common mistake to skip right to the wedding planning and neglect travel and lodging costs. So avoid any sneaky, costly, surprises with your wedding budget by considering the following expenses. There’s a great tool to get an estimated cost calculator for traveling. And with Clearwater Beach near Tampa Bay, you can get even more accurate budget costs by city.
Flying? Driving? Check out travel costs, bearing in mind calendar dates may cause variations in price. Websites, like Trip Advisor, allow you to search for by date, airport, and travel preferences. Driving? Google Maps allows you to type in your location and destination for mileage estimates and food, hotel, etc. along the way. Right now, air travel is more affordable than ever and passengers named Tampa as one of North America’s most hygienic airports!
The average cost for a hotel in Florida is around $100-$200/night. Of course, you can find more budget friendly places or live the luxurious life and go all out. So that’s a starting point. Again, check out the cost calculator by city to get a better idea. The Tampa Bay area offers so many choices that it’s easy to find your preferred type of accommodations. Check out the Holiday Inn Harbourside an ideal location for couples that want to enjoy an all-inclusive Clearwater Beach wedding venue since you can book a wedding reception there too. Want beachfront? The 3 Palms Retreat is an ideal location for an entire bridal party. This rental property has beautiful views of the ocean. What makes this house even more extraordinary is the separation of the main house and the duplex: it provides separate areas to get ready before the wedding. It can be less expensive than you think for family and friends when sharing.
This is a budget point that will sneak up on you before you know it. The average cost for food is $44/day! However, finding a hotel with a kitchen/kitchenette can cut down on that price substantially. So if you’re on a tight budget, add a hotel room kitchen to your must have list and you can save hundreds on food. If you are planning a beach wedding reception you will have to add that to your budget as well.
The great thing about Florida Beach Weddings on a budget is you have built in free entertainment- the Gulf beach! So a bathing suit and sunscreen could be your only expense here. The sun and sea are priceless especially on the white sand of Clearwater Beach! But if you’re looking to hit up a concert, visit a theme park, book a fishing charter, or other fun Florida activity, consider those costs as you plan.
Wedding Dress & Accessories
Bridal gowns and suits vary greatly in price. Some of the pricier gowns can be in the thousands, but the great thing about a Florida Beach Wedding is the laid back atmosphere. That means lots of options for the bridal dress code. Love Boho or a short wedding dress? You can find a casual beach wedding dress for less than $100. Or check your local swip swap and resale stores if you are set on that traditional wedding dress without breaking the bank. Same goes for the groom. A nice pair of khakis and white button down fits right in on the beach and your budget.
In an age where technology is king, the e-vite is a perfectly suitable and cost efficient means of inviting guests for your Clearwater Beach wedding on a budget. That should cover just about all the non-negotiable wedding costs. So now, let’s move onto your big day.. choosing your budget friendly wedding package.
Now that you’ve calculated costs for all the “other” wedding planning items, it’s time for the best part! Florida Beach Wedding Packages! Florida Beach Weddings offers intimate elopement packages all the way to upscale beach wedding packages! Everything you need for your special day is provided. Some packages even include our professional wedding photography, like the Beach Beginnings package pictured here.
The next step is to visit our complete Wedding Packages page and find your perfect wedding day set up. Our Beach Wedding Specialists are waiting to help you. Complete package prices start at $699 and go up to around $2,500. You show up to the beach with your marriage license and Florida Beach Weddings does the rest. Best of all our family and friends operated beach wedding company handles the setup and breakdown. You don’t have to lift a “ring finger”.
Now that you have a clear budget outline, it’s time to make the “free” decisions. Wedding date, specific location, vow choices, color schemes…Contact us today to start planning the Florida Beach Wedding of your dreams.