Dreaming of a barefoot wedding in the silver sand? The golden hour with oranges, pinks, reds, purples, pinks, across the horizon? A barefoot wedding can be a sign of trust, commitment, humility, and let’s face it…it just feels wonderful. Is a relaxing wedding get away, a barefoot beach wedding for you? Let’s take a look at some of the best Florida Beach Wedding locations for a white sand, barefoot ceremony.
Barefoot Beach Wedding Locations
Although you can really experience the soft sand and sunset skies from just about any spot along the Florida Coastline, we will highlight some of the beaches that make going barefoot the perfect delight for you and your guests. A destination wedding on the beach will make your special day one where you all can relax and be themselves. Whether it is a larger beach wedding or just the two of you, a barefoot wedding ceremony can feel even more intimate. Even your wedding party can go without shoes!
The 2.5 miles of white sandy beach line and gorgeous water are what keep Clearwater Beach ranked as Trip Advisor’s best vacation destination year after year. So don’t just take it from us, hear what the thousands of visitors have to say about the dream destination beach wedding location. The variety of hotel accommodations keep prices fair, helping to keep the this an affordable beach wedding option. There are sunset festivals and drum circles taking place for a unique experience. The Florida Beach Weddings team has the inside scoop on some of the most convenient beach parking solutions and can fit your wedding to your personality. So whether it is quiet, calm and serene or fun filled, people watching, music loving, Clearwater Beach has a barefoot beach wedding venue waiting for you!
Everything we just said about Clearwater beach’s natural landscape, repeat for Destin Beach. Pristine white sandy beach perfect for bare feet, calm emerald water, relaxed atmosphere. This Florida beach wedding location is a hot spot! In case ours and Trip Advisor’s reviews aren’t noteworthy enough, even Oprah has been known to shout out to Destin for it’s awesome beach! So you know it’s got to be good! This is the spot for beautiful beaches with sand as white as snow, abounding golf courses, famous “The Henderson” resort, and still affordable! This beach is an easy road trip destination beach wedding for all the neighboring Florida states. So whether it’s party of 2 or 200, a Destin Beach wedding is a perfect 10 on the barefoot beach wedding list.
Siesta Key Beach
Well add it to our list of white sandy beach, lovely gulf water views and stunning sunsets! Siesta Key beach is a great location for a barefoot beach wedding. Both family and budget friendly, this beach location will have you kicking off your shoes the moment you arrive. There are a variety of affordable hotel accommodations within a short walk to the beach, fun and lively restaurants, and nothing beats the romantic Siesta Key Beach sunsets!
So elopement, small wedding, or full on party wedding, we can help you plan your dream sunset beach wedding! Contact us to find out everything you need to know about planning a beach wedding. From marriage licenses to beach permits, color design choices to photography packages. We surely have a beach marriage package to cover all of your sunset beach wedding needs!
New Smyrna Beach
Dreaming of dunes? Sand dunes rolling as far as the eyes can see like snowdrifts abound in New Smyrna beach! New Smyrna Beach Wedding couples will enjoy a 17 mile stretch of white sand beach, the blue Atlantic ocean with white wave caps, and a typically less crowded location than your traditional beach wedding in the Daytona area. It truly is a paradise beach wedding perfect for barefoot vows! Contact us today to get started planning your barefoot beach wedding.
Congratulations on your engagement!! So, once the “engagement honeymoon” is over, it’s time for wedding planning to get real! Destination and ordinary in-town weddings follow many of the same milestones. However, don’t overlook these seemingly minor differences. Check out this 12 month destination wedding timeline to keep your destination beach wedding smooth sailing!
Tropical Geometric Arch Wedding Package on Siesta Key Beach, FL
Destination Wedding Timeline:
12 or more months before:
Plan your budget. Major things to consider for destination weddings:
Flight/Gas for travel – air travel or car trips
Ask yourself: Where is the best honeymoon destination for us? The same place as your wedding or will you travel somewhere else? In Florida, the answer is easy: stay and enjoy the beaches whether it is just the two of you or guests, Florida is a great vacation spot for families!
Guest list– plan your guest list and notify guests ASAP with a “save the date”. Give friends and family ample time to save and plan for your amazing wedding adventure! Check out The Knot’s free “Guest List Tool” to stay organized and save money. Start your own free wedding website to help you stay organized.
Ask the bridal party to be a part of your wedding. Bridesmaids get ready!
Beach bride and bridesmaids at Destin Wedding in Florida
8-11 months before:
Dress time- Shop for and order your wedding gown for a white sand wedding. Tips here!
Hotel booking- If you have a large group, inquire about a group discount/blocking rooms.
Book flight/Car rental- Encourage your bridal party to make arrangements as well.
Book wedding- With FloridaBeach Weddings company, this makes long distance planning a sea breeze. We provide everything you need for your elegant beach wedding so you don’t have to lift a finger on your special day. One. Stop. Shop. Save time and money by avoiding multiple vendors, fees, complications, etc. Check out these complete package options.
Plan post-wedding ceremony plans. Dinner? Happy hour? Full wedding reception? Night on the town?
Choose colors– Deciding this early will guide you with ceremony decor choices, bridesmaid dresses, favors, etc. Furthermore, it’s fun!
Save-the-Date Cards– Order and mail.
Create a registry– Happy Shopping!
Couple kisses after Miami Beach wedding ceremony on white sand
6-8 months before:
Bridesmaids dresses/Groom attire– Choose and order according to your elegant beach wedding package colors.
Research activities- What will you and your guests be doing during the “down time” before and after your wedding day?
Groom and beach wedding party at Ponce Inlet , Daytona Beach, FL
Plan itinerary for length of destination stay. While you can be flexible, it’s still a good idea to have a plan. Consider a timetable for both leisure activities before and after wedding day, as well as day-of wedding schedule (hair, travel time, etc.). Florida Beach Weddings provides you with a detailed timeline of your wedding day for less stress!
Schedule hair/make up appointments as needed. Be sure to be very clear with time management and remember to prepare for a beach-friendly hairstyle.
Welcome! If you have guests traveling, a Welcome Bag is always a thoughtful way to share the wedding love! Order items/prepare bags.
Sharing an intimate moment after one of our Daytona Beach Weddings in Florida
Write vows. Florida Beach Weddings provides ceremony vow options, but you may add your own personal vows if desired for a perfect wedding day.
Finalize plans. Look for emails from Florida Beach Weddings with detailed destination wedding timeline. Communicate with your guests and wedding party directions/timelines as needed. So this is the time to answer any last minute questions between planner, bridal party, and guests. Designate a “guest” helper for the ceremony (so it doesn’t have to be you).
Final fitting- Any alterations/changes should be wrapped up. Purchase/bring a steamer or make plans for professional steaming through a local laundromat upon arriving your destination wedding location. In addition, consider bridesmaids dresses as well.
Clearwater Beach wedding family
Week of: Confirmation is the name of the game!
Confirm any appointments– hair, make up, mani/pedi, wedding dress steaming.
Groom/groomsmen- Confirm attire/pick up arrangements.
If you’ve hired “Florida Beach Weddings,” the only thing you really need to do is show up. Go to any appointments and show up to your favorite part of your wedding day: the beach ceremony site! Most of all, don’t forget to bring the rings and marriage license! Happy Wedding Day! Still have questions about a destination beach wedding? Check out our FAQ page!
Bride and groom celebrate kiss after one of our Florida weddings in St. Augustine
You’re getting married later this year or next year: you’re organized, creative, and have access to Pinterest…so do you really need to spend money on a beach wedding planner? Well, whether you’re a local bride sharing vows at your favorite beach spot, or planning a destination wedding from out of state, here are 5 reasons why you should hire a Beach Wedding company to plan and execute your event.
5 Top Reasons to use a Beach Wedding Company
One Stop Shop– From wedding officiant to ceremony photographer, set up to break down, the Beach Wedding planner does EVERYTHING for you. As a bride, do you really want to drag equipment and decorations through the sand and work up a sweat? No! Don’t spend countless hours researching reviews or juggling phone calls the day of the wedding. Rest assured that Florida Beach Weddings company has you covered.
Trip Advisor- Did you know some sections of coastal Clearwater may only provide 2-3 parking spots? Or that not every dream beach spot has a ramp/stairs within reasonable walking distance? High or low tide times? Florida Beach Weddings Planners have over 12 years experience, know Florida cities and beaches, and ensure every detail is covered. Whether it’s a Gulf beach wedding or on the east coast of Florida, we plan your entire ceremony and personally make it happen. Our family and friends operated business goes all out to make your dream wedding day a reality.
D.I.Y.- Dreaming of making your own beautiful wedding arch or tying together dozens of those amazing floral arrangements? Those “little” expenses add up and you would end up saving money by hiring an affordable Beach Wedding Company. Complete Florida Beach Weddings packages start at $699 and at the top end average $2,500. Not to mention, what are you really going to do with all of those perfect projects after the wedding? Well, besides provide gorgeous decor for your basement or attic.
Sign on the X– Permits and the Florida wedding license may contain fine print, unforeseen details, or time sensitive material that you may not otherwise be aware of. Allow our Beach Wedding Company to guide you and do the work for you without the stress of a minor detail keeping you from your dream day.
Smooth Sailing– our Beach Wedding Planner does it all. Your “Handy Uncle John” or “Crafty Cousin Susan” won’t have to lift a finger or stress about what goes where. Instead, you and all of your closest friends and family can relax and enjoy your beautiful day. And let’s not forget to mention the hours involved in a beach wedding. Set up and break down will leave you with sand and sweat in places no attendee or bridal party needs to know about!
So avoid sweat, tears and stress and choose an all inclusive Florida Beach Wedding packagefor your wedding day; it really includes everything!
Mention Daytona Beach and folks think of NASCAR or Bike Week, however Daytona Beach has much more to offer. Many people have not discovered the true beauty of the Daytona Beach area with its individual beaches scattered like gems along the Atlantic coast. At Florida Beach Weddings company, we have found the ideal locations for Daytona Beach weddings and reception venues. If you are looking for a more traditional reception, our hotel suggestions will be able to provide you with ballrooms and dining rooms where you can have a catered meal, a DJ, wedding cake, and enjoy all the traditions of a wedding reception like you would at home. The hotel options below, along with many others in Daytona Beach, will allow you to have your beach wedding with us at the SAME location as your reception, and often for a fraction of the price you would pay to have your ceremony at the hotel (and with more decor too!)
Daytona Beach Shores
With beautiful white sand beaches sprinkled with pink, and the white cap waves of the Atlantic Ocean, Daytona Beach Shores is an ideal choice for the beach lover. The beach is wide giving lots of room for your beach wedding setup with the beautiful decor options you choose. Just a short drive from Orlando and St. Augustine, you will also have endless entertainment options surrounding you. And Daytona Beach Shores weddings are the most affordable. If you stay for your honeymoon, and why wouldn’t you, you can surf, jump the waves, or just take it easy on the beach. There is usually a robust sea breeze so plan your wedding hair and dress accordingly. Find out more about a wedding in Daytona Beach Shores.
Ponce Inlet Beach
Rolling dunes, raw nature and magical walkways. Ponce Inlet Beach weddings are a destination bride’s dream. Complete with soft white sand, beautiful dunes and amazing views of the Ponce Inlet lighthouse. You will get to make your unforgettable grand entrance on one of the beautiful wooden walkways as your partner catches a glance of you from the dunes. The perfect first look moment for unforgettable photos. Trail your feet in the crystal clear water as you have your first kiss together. Ponce Inlet Beach Weddings are great for smaller wedding parties as you do not have a large parking lot for your guests. Any of our beach wedding packages look great in Ponce Inlet. Find out more about a beach wedding in Ponce Inlet.
New Smyrna Beach Weddings
New Smyrna Beach, Florida is a small city just outside of Daytona Beach with endless entertainment and dining options. New Smyrna Beach wedding couples will enjoy beautiful dunes on a 17 mile stretch of white sand beach, the blue Atlantic ocean with white wave caps, and a vibrant, eclectic vibe. New Smyrna Beach hosts many wine walks, craft beer walks, art walks and other local events. We recommend checking their event calendar before your wedding and try to plan an outing with your bridal party or guests. Flagler Avenue is a popular hit among guests visiting New Smyrna Beach. With unique boutiques, restaurants and events for the day time and a lively party atmosphere at night, it has something for every one of your wedding guests. Find out ore about weddings in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Ormond Beach Weddings
With a wedding on Ormond Beach, you will have the beautiful Atlantic Ocean waves and soft sand of this north Florida beach, as well as access to some great hotels, condos, and beach front parks. Continuing north, there is the small township of Ormond-by-the-Sea: a quaint beachfront town with homes and condos along the ocean. Tom Renick Park is a small oceanfront park that we have used for several of our Ormond Beach wedding ceremonies. Their pavilion can be reserved for a very small beach wedding reception for up to 12 people. If you like NASCAR, enjoy this birthplace of car racing and the many restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues it has to offer. Learn more about Ormond Beach Weddings.
Wilbur By The Sea
Aaaaah the Gulf coast is not the only place in Florida where the sand is white and heavenly and the surf emerald green! Just a quick drive from the Daytona Beach Shores area, you have a wide variety of choices for hotel accommodations, restaurants and more, all while taking advantage of a less crowded beach loved by surfers and sun seekers. Just a short walk from the beach is the Wilbur by the Sea Boathouse, a great little reception venue with lots of free parking! Wilbur by the Sea is one of our best affordable and delightful Florida beaches. Find out more about Wilbur by the Sea.
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All of our beach wedding packages include the ceremony officiant from our beach wedding company. For all of our Florida weddings, a Florida marriage license is required. If you are out of town residents, we make sure you have the information to obtain your Florida Marriage license by mail. We can also host your vow renewal ceremony. If required, we will obtain the beach wedding permit for you, and just add the cost to your chosen package. Our all-inclusive wedding packages are beautiful, affordable, and stress-free when you choose us to perform your Florida destination beach wedding ceremony, especially in the Daytona Beach area. Take a look at some hotel wedding options below.
The Shores Resort and Spa
One of our favorite locations for hotel weddings in Daytona Beach. The Shores Resort and Spa will give you the option to have a truly one-stop option to have your reception right at the hotel, after your beachfront wedding ceremony. The Shores Resort and Spa has many choices for your reception based on your wedding party size and budget. It is one of the most upscale hotels in Daytona Beach, all while being family friendly. It offers fire pits for smores, an entertaining pool deck, a restaurant inside, beautiful rooms and more. Don’t forget the spa for the girls to have a relaxing spa day, as well as a place for the bride and bridal party to get their hair and makeup done; it couldn’t be a better choice for your beach wedding in Daytona.
Best Western Auki Tiki Inn
Best Western Auki Tiki Inn provides a hot breakfast, cocktail hour, free wifi and beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean. According to booking.com the Best Western Auki Tiki inn is rated the best value in Daytona Beach. We love the idea of taking advantage of the cocktail hour with your guests to enjoy a nice evening at no additional cost to you! Your guests will appreciate the extra time with you as you take a break from your wedding day craziness, relax and enjoy the good company. The Best Western Auki Tiki Inn also allows you to have your reception at the hotel, making it easy and convenient for you to complete your perfect Daytona Beach wedding day.
A stunning white sand beach awaits you to say your vows with views of the Gulf of Mexico as far as the eye can see. Yes…it’s Destin beach, Florida, our fourth installment in the Virtual Getaway series with a review of the Emerald Coast city of Destin and its heavenly beach.
Destin Beach weddings are elegant, classy, and everything you have been dreaming of. Destin is situated northwest in the Florida panhandle and known for its breathtaking white sand Gulf beaches, countless golf courses, and world class resorts and rentals. It’s the perfect place to have one of the best destination weddings in the USA especially if you want those sundown photos during the perfect Florida weather.
We use a couple of different wedding venues for your beach wedding ceremony. if any beach wedding permits are required for your wedding, Florida Beach Weddings will obtain them for you, and add the cost of the permit to your package.
Destin Beaches for Your Ceremony
Fort Walton Beach
When couples decide to have a relaxing destination beach wedding experience, they choose Fort Walton Beach as one of their top wedding venues. With the white, fluffy sand Gulf beaches, and beautiful emerald sea, you will have the perfect back-drop for your beach wedding photos. Fort Walton Beach is a laid back eclectic community that has plenty of unique experiences for every brideal party to enjoy. Learn more about Florida Beach Weddings at Fort Walton Beach!!
When choosing Pensacola for your destination wedding location, you will have a premiere Gulf beach location for your beach wedding ceremony. With many different adventures waiting for you in Pensacola, your guests will be happy you chose this area with so many activities that they can incorporate into their wedding guest vacation with plenty of fun for children. Learn more about Florida Beach Weddings at Pensacola Beach!
Beachfront Hotel & Reception Venues
The Hilton may be a spot you choose for your beach wedding reception. Located on Pensacola Beach on Florida’s Santa Rosa Island, this modern hotel is 16.7 miles’ drive from the National Naval Aviation Museum and 17 miles’ drive from the 19th-century Pensacola Lighthouse. Amenities include 5 restaurants (including a relaxed grill and a sushi bar), 3 bars (including a poolside bar), a fitness center and 2 outdoor pools.
A very popular beach wedding reception venue is the Palafox Wharf. Their website says, “Historic, elegant, award winning Pensacola’s Palafox Wharf Waterfront was built in 1880 as a shipping company. You and your guests will treasure every moment of your destination or local Wedding Reception or Event in the beautifully renovated interior venue space, large deck, pier, and spacious green overlooking sparkling water and the harbor’s marina.”
With a ton of things to do if you choose this Gulf beach wedding location, you and your guests will not be bored! Aside from the largest protected beach area in the nation, The Gulf Island National Seashore, museums, zoos, zip lining and the Historic Fort Pickens area await!
Destin is very beautiful and one of the best places to get married in Florida. Reserving your Gulf beach wedding date is easy: just contact Floridabeachweddings.com. We make it easy to plan your once-in-a-lifetime special day by offering complete wedding packages that take care of all the important details of your elopement, small beach wedding or large wedding ceremony.
Many couples are now planning their 2021 weddings and may be thinking about a Florida destination wedding. You might even be working on your guest list which is always a challenge. Having a Beach Wedding is meant to be relaxing and enjoyable. In order to ensure a smooth beach wedding ceremony it is best to make sure your guests are will informed. Below are some helpful tips to help your guests arrive on time, know where to go, and ensure they don’t have to add stress to your special wedding day.
Teal Distinctive Design Package beach wedding with guests in chairs
Most important: Time of ceremony. Your guests should arrive at least 15 minutes before your ceremony start time. This allows them plenty of time to get to the beach, find parking, and mingle for a few. TIP: On your invitations put your ceremony start time 15 minutes prior to the actual start time, so you can guarantee your wedding will go off on time. Everybody will be relaxed and ready to watch the bride walk down the aisle!
Location of the beach wedding ceremony. If you are all staying at the same hotel, or rental home on the beach and you just have to walk outside to the beach, great. However, if you are all staying at different locations, or they will be driving in, you need to provide your guests with an exact address of the beach area. Any landmarks, street intersections, etc. that can assist them in getting to the correct beach wedding location will help them navigate unfamiliar streets. Our Florida Beach Weddings company always provides you with detailed information about the beach location, and this can be shared with your guests. You may wish to designate someone as a contact to help with any guest issues that arise prior to the ceremony, for peace of mind.
How to get to the beach wedding ceremony. As you may know, parking is not always easy to find. We try and provide you with beach wedding location choices that are close to large parking areas to accommodate the size of your wedding guest list. Keep in mind, most parking is paid parking (meters are usually found in the parking lot areas — they take cash, or credit card). Your beach wedding guests should be aware that most of the parking is paid parking, so they can be prepared.
If you, and all of your beach wedding guests, are coming from out of town, you should provide them with a couple of hotel options. Or at least one, if you want everyone to stay at the same hotel. You may want to contact the hotel directly, and talk to their group sales department. They will be able to provide you with information about how to block rooms. This usually requires a five to ten room minimum. You will receive a code to give to your guests when they make their reservation. If you are having a smaller group, you can provide them a few hotels in the area, and they can make their own reservations. We have hotel recommendations we can share with you after booking your wedding to help you make this decision.
Provide your beach wedding guests with a general timeline of the day of the ceremony. This way, they know how much free time they will have to enjoy the day and what time they will need to arrive for the ceremony. You may also want to let them know about any after ceremony festivities. Such as meeting at a restaurant, or providing a small reception, etc. Florida Beach Weddings company will provide you with the timelines to facilitate a smooth and happy wedding ceremony.
If your beach wedding guests have never been to the area, you can provide them with some interesting things to do. If you choose to have a Gulf beach wedding in the Tampa area, you have the Florida aquarium. And, the drive to all the major attractions in Orlando, is only a little over an hour from east coast beaches. Your guests might get lucky and get the chance to see a NASA space launch near Cocoa Beach!
Your wedding guests might be wondering what to wear, especially if they have never visited Florida. You can tell them to make sure they are cool and comfortable. There are many options to be “dress casual” and still enjoy the beach. For the gentlemen: Polo shirts, linen shirts, khaki pants or shorts, boat shoes or flip flops. For the ladies: Comfortable sun dresses (tip: make sure they aren’t see-through in the sun), dress shorts, cute flat sandals, pumps, or flip flops. If dressing up, great — another hint, if the dress is too short, it may blow “up” in the sea breeze. If you want, you can even give them some color options for those special wedding photos. For example, you can let them know that it would be great if everyone followed a color theme, and give them two to three choices of colors (for example, khaki, coral, and teal) to go with your beach wedding decor. This gives everyone some type of guidance, and it would make a great, color-coordinated group wedding photo!
If you make sure your beach wedding guests know where your Florida beach wedding will take place, this just means less stress for you. You want the day of your ceremony to be filled with joy and laughter, not stress for yourself or those special people in your life. Our beach wedding specialists are here to help you from booking your date, to choosing a complete wedding package, Florida marriage license, and arriving on the beach for your marriage ceremony. So, remember, an informed beach wedding guest, is a happy guest!
Congratulations, and we can’t wait to see you, and your special wedding guests, on the beach!