According to The Knot’s Real Weddings Study (2017) the average wedding costs about the price of a small car: about $33,391. It’s no wonder over 25 percent of marriages are destination weddings, as the savings over a traditional wedding are substantial while still enjoying a decorated ceremony. The study also indicates formal weddings have steadily decreased (20% in 2009 to 16% in 2017) as couples look to non-traditional venues. Florida Beach Weddings offers affordable, all-inclusive destination weddings at the most unique, beautiful venue: the beach!
“If you are looking for a wedding ceremony that is a lot more intimate and affordable, a wedding on the beach is the perfect choice,” says Pamela Fuit, owner of Florida Beach Weddings. “Intimate does not have to mean small. Our wedding packages include all the elements of a traditional ceremony including on-trend elegant decor, wedding officiant, photographer and music. You can have up to 150 guests if that is your dream.” Florida Beach Weddings packages start at $699 and at the top end average $2,500.
“The beach a couple chooses definitely plays a factor in affordability,” Fuit continues. “Gulf beaches are very popular but with the Daytona area beaches you are on the ocean; we have beautiful waves. It’s also less crowded. Sometimes you can save upwards of 50% by using Daytona area Beaches. Permits are less, and many places don’t have parking fees in this area.”
Fuit explains that each beach has its own unique features. For instance, with Ponce Inlet Beach you can get that white sand. St. Augustine is a historic city and Cocoa Beach is ten minutes from the cruise ship port for a honeymoon cruise. Florida Beach Weddings offers complete beach weddings on both the east coast and Gulf coast of Florida. We will help you pick the right beach location for your ceremony.
“You can plan everything from the comfort of your home,” says Karen Hinkle, a wedding coordinator for Florida Beach Weddings. “After the couple has reserved their wedding date, they receive a link to their private client portal. This portal is unique for each couple and will include all of the important documents such as: your confirmation contract, ceremony choices, color options, music selections, and any optional additions you may want to add to make your beach wedding ceremony uniquely yours. We are always available to help them through email or phone.”
Florida Beach Weddings also assists with the information couples need to get legally married. If necessary, a Florida marriage license can be obtained by mail. The company officially files it for you after the wedding ceremony.
Three Beach Wedding Trends We Love for 2020
Geometric Wedding Decor
In 2020, many wedding couples are choosing decor that is contemporary in design and with interesting shapes. From Bohemian weddings to grand ceremonies, angles are in style for the 2020 wedding. Couples are including hexagons, stars, triangles and more for invitations, favors and decor according to Martha Stewart Weddings. In keeping with this trend, Florida Beach Weddings is introducing this modern geometric beach wedding arch for our couples that love modern design in 2020: part of our new Rustic Romance package.
Brides are looking for more ways to customize their wedding experience. According to The Knot, those marrying in 2020 will place a greater emphasis on intentional and deeply meaningful personalization. Couples are exploring floral textures, shapes and color. Florida Beach Weddings all-inclusive packages allow each couple room to customize their ceremony while still being affordable. We offer many options from beach themed decor to floral designs and a wide array of canopy material colors and optional coordinating spandex chair sash colors. American color company Pantone has chosen Classic Blue as its color of the year for 2020. This color of the year, compliments the beach very well. You can find that this color is available with a lot of our packages.
Pre-Cruise Beach Weddings
Getting married on a cruise ship sounds very romantic but in reality it can average $4,000-$8,000 and that price comes with a list of fine print, exclusions, and additional charges. Couples getting married mid-cruise will be likely getting married inside in the lounge or theater – not outside. Also many cruise weddings are not actual legal ceremonies. Couples need to follow the laws of the country where the cruise ship is registered and there may be specific residency requirements.
For affordability and ease, Florida Beach Weddings recommends you book your complete beach wedding ahead of time then take a cruise for your honeymoon. You can even arrange a small reception on the ship. If friends or family can’t afford to take the cruise but can be at the wedding, then having a wedding on the beach prior to sailing is the best choice. Cocoa Beach is very close to one of the busiest ports, Port Canaveral. Another choice is to have a Miami Beach wedding with our beach location being approximately 15 minutes fro the Port of Miami.
About Florida Beach Weddings: Florida Beach Weddings is a beach wedding company offering affordable, all-inclusive packages, at popular beach wedding destinations across Florida. Family owned and operated, Florida Beach Weddings plans and personally performs each wedding. Visit online at FloridaBeachWeddings.com