If you’ve decided to have a destination wedding ceremony in Florida, you are definitely on the right track to saving thousands. Whether it’s simple and elegant or bold and luxurious, your style does not have to affect your wedding budget. And you certainly should not be going into debt over your marriage ceremony. However, there are many choices when it comes to selecting a beach wedding provider, so let’s take a look at the easiest, most affordable and most beautiful way to build your dream beach wedding…without leaving the comfort of your home. This means getting the wedding of your dreams without sacrificing style or cutting corners. It also means selecting a Florida Beach Wedding company that you can trust: who will show up, set up exactly what you have built online, and deliver your ceremony the way you want on your special day!
Before we get into the nuts and bolts of planning an affordable destination beach wedding, let’s make sure you’ve done your pre-planning homework. KNOW YOUR BUDGET. Don’t shop around and then build your budget.. backwards. Get at least a ballpark figure of what you’re working with and go from there. Our Florida Beach Weddings packages average about $2500 at the top end and include just about everything you need to tie the knot. Any add-ons, such as extra wedding photography, are very reasonable. If your budget is less than $1000, we have a package for you too! Once you have the magic number, it’s time to select your wedding provider. Here are a few tips:
Find A Location
What is most important to you about your destination wedding ceremony? What details have you been dreaming of as you look through Pinterest and at The Knot? Do you want a beautiful sunset in the background, or sand dunes and white capped waves. Pink sand or white sand? Maybe some incredible rocks by the sea for your photographs. It’s your choice! However, every beach venue offers something different so when you are looking keep that in mind. Our Beach Wedding Specialists can help you decide on the best location for your needs: we know all about crowds, permits, best time of day to get married, sunset times, and more because we have been doing this since 2007.
When planning your affordable destination beach wedding, one of the big ticket items can be getting there. Siesta Key Beach is conveniently located under 2 hours from Orlando International Airport, and the east coast beaches such as Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach are even closer. Flying into Jacksonville will get you close to St. Augustine Beach. So that really provides a lot of flexibility when it comes to airlines and accessibility. Sanford International Airport is also a short trip to the beach and offers discount airlines which helps your budget. Driving may be a more affordable choice so if that’s the case, calculate your approximate gas cost. Don’t forget to consider your affordable destination beach wedding as your honeymoon too. It’s like a BOGO deal for weddings!
Check Online Reviews
This is a crucial part of your research into any destination wedding company. You are likely planning your wedding from another state, therefore it is crucial the wedding planner is reputable, experienced and shows up! Not only that, but you want to know the decorations you choose online when building your dream wedding are EXACTLY what you get when you arrive on the beachfront. Check Google Reviews, Facebook and any other relevant wedding planner websites such as Wedding Wire: they Couple’s Choice Awards. There are also memberships in National Gay Wedding Association and other affiliations. These reviews are closely monitored for their veracity. You can also see if the beach wedding company has responded to the reviews which is another sign or a caring, committed and responsible beach wedding provider.
Talk to a Real Person
As you continue to plan your special day, you will undoubtedly have questions. There are many details to handle at once and with a complete beach wedding package you don’t have to worry about much. However, you may have questions about number of chairs, the ceremony details, and vendors in your selected city for flowers, hair and a reception, if desired. Talking directly to a wedding planner will put your cares to rest. Don’t just hit send and pay for a package that isn’t exactly what you want. Florida Beach Weddings staff can help you make some of those important choices, so don’t hesitate to call us with your questions.
Now Build Your Dream Wedding Online
Be aware that some wedding planners offer “build your own package online”, but the cost can be higher than a complete beach wedding package. We know you want control over your big day and that’s why we are all about customization. Since every couple is different, you get to choose the all inclusive package that has the elements and colors you want, without the confusion of a million details. Why click around for hours only to change your selections over and over again…and pay more money. We want your planning experience to be as simple and memorable as possible, and our Beach Wedding Specialists are available to answer all your questions so we get it right!
All beach wedding packages include e-mail and phone planning consultation, beach package set up and breakdown of ceremony decor, officiant, vows, unity sand ceremony, and legal filing of your marriage license. This means you just pretty much show up the day of your wedding and we take of everything! You can also add an hour of our photography time which includes many poses, if it not already included in the package. Our photographers will take you and your bridal party members photos when you all walk down the aisle. They are trained in beachfront weddings. They know when the ring ceremony takes place, when your first kiss is coming, and other moments special to you and your spouse, including family photos after the ceremony. Now your affordable destination beach wedding just became stress free as well as affordable!
So, crunch those numbers, choose those designs, and get the guest list lined up! You can add in some food money and see what’s left over for fun, entertainment, and adventure around your beach wedding location! Click to book your affordable destination beach wedding today!