Are you overwhelmed at the idea of hosting a big wedding and trying to make everybody happy? Or maybe you’re thinking of a small beach wedding because you value an intimate wedding occasion with the people you love. A small wedding on the beach is the perfect choice for an affordable and intimate ceremony. All the elements of a traditional ceremony including on-trend, elegant decor, vows, a wedding officiant, photographer and music can be included. Florida Beach Weddings packages start at $699 and at the top end average $2,500.
Our small beach wedding packages or “micro-weddings” range from 2-50+ people and could be just what you’re looking for! We perform our weddings on both coasts of Florida so you can enjoy a Gulf beach wedding or one on the east coast with views of the Atlantic.
5 Tips for Choosing and Planning Small Beach Wedding Package
1. Large vs. Small
Small beach weddings are easier to plan due to the mere simplicity of them. Less invitations, less managing of people, less money spent on catering to guests. So less really is less in this case. With large, traditional weddings you must deal with hotel room blocking, increased meal cost (night before or reception), more phone calls/emails with family members/friends to answer travel/lodging questions and increased overall stress. So if you want a clear cut, stress free wedding, a small Florida beach wedding is just the ticket! With our beach wedding company you can plan every detail from the comfort of your living room; we take care of permits and helping you with your Florida marriage license. A good option for keeping it small and simple but with traditional wedding decor is the Simply Deluxe Package.
2. How “small” is “small?”
When deciding your guest list, your first big decision is are you inviting any guests or are you eloping as a couple? The term Small Beach Wedding or Micro-Wedding may mean “party of two,” or maybe it’s just enough for a game of pick up basketball (that’s typically 10 people for all the non NBA fans). It’s a big decision to elope as a couple, especially if you come from a big family with expectations or large network of friends. So, the first thing is to do some research and ask yourself, “Is a beach elopement right for me?” However, remember “small” beach wedding does not have to mean elopement! You can have a smaller, romantic wedding that is fully decorated with the latest on-trend decor such as a geometric wedding arch.
3. It’s all about the MONEY
You can go with an all inclusive beach elopement package, which allows 2-8 participants (bride, groom, plus up to 6 more) for less than $800. Now, even a larger Distinctive Design wedding package with Florida Beach Weddings still qualifies as affordable, but the elopement packages price is the best way to pinch every penny. And when compared to a traditional wedding venue and reception, the savings a beach wedding package offers you is in thousands of dollars. Daytona Beach is definitely the most budget-friendly option. You can often save upwards of 50% by using Daytona Beach for your wedding ceremony! Permits are less and a lot of the beach wedding locations don’t have parking fees. Hotels are often cheaper than the Gulf coast. With four beaches to choose from there is plenty to do such as paddle boarding with manatees, fishing or riding horses on the beach. Try beautiful Ponce Inlet for white sand dunes and tranquil wooden walkways.
If you prefer a Gulf beach wedding, try a Clearwater Beach location. Like many of our destination wedding locations, there are a variety of beaches to choose from. Clearwater Beach includes: Indian Rocks Beach, Redington Beach, Madeira Beach, Treasure Island, Pass-A-Grille Beach, Sunset Beach, Fort De Soto, Sand Key and St. Pete Beach. Each has it’s own personality and attributes. Have stunning wedding pictures taken as the sun dips down into the Gulf of Mexico. This great Tampa, Florida beach is rated one of the top beaches in the world and our couples love gulf beach weddings combined with a wonderful vacation. Why leave the US when you can have a beautiful beach wedding or elopement that costs less?
4. Guest List Dilemma
Often times with large weddings the guest list can get crazy. First and second cousins? Co-workers? College friends? New friends? Acquaintances? Small beach weddings may mean it’s just the two of you or just immediate family/bridal party only. With an intimate beach wedding you don’t have to worry about hurting your long distance second cousin’s or work cubicle buddy’s feelings. The “if” invites of a large wedding are clear and definite “no’s” with a a micro-wedding. And you can always have an open invite celebratory party when you get back home from the wedding/honeymoon!
5. Choosing The Perfect Small Beach Wedding Package
Consider the following beach wedding packages and find the perfect fit:
- Elopements– If total intimacy and zero guest list sounds like a dream come true, an elopement package is for you.
- An intimate, small wedding package with 2-35 guests is a great happy medium somewhere between elopement and large wedding (known as a micro wedding).
- Party time– If you read this post and decided, “NO WAY to a small beach wedding!” Well then bring on the party and check out our affordable Florida Destiny Package which accommodates up to 50 guests. You can go up to 100 guests with our Florida weddings using our top of the line Distinctive Designs.
LOCATION – Once you’ve decided the size of your beach wedding. It’s time to narrow down your beach location. From east coast to Gulf beaches, north to south, Florida Beach Weddings has a beach for you! After all, we serve all of Florida so if you like the white sandy beaches and sunsets Siesta Key Beach, Clearwater Beach, and Destin Beach have to offer we can provide you with a Gulf beach wedding ceremony. Or maybe it’s the peaceful beach scene mixed with hours of fun filled entertainment and historical sights on St. Augustine Beach, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Cocoa Beach, or Miami Beach on the east coast of Florida. We perform all our weddings personally so there is no doubt we can help you find your perfect beach wedding location: check out exactly what an amazing beach wedding looks like!
So whether you’ve decided on a very small beach wedding or you’re on the fence, contact us to begin planning your dream destination wedding.
Still need more beach wedding information? Check out our FAQ page to see what other brides and grooms often think about when planning an affordable beach wedding in Florida. Call (386) 214-6361 east coast of Florida or (727) 249-2708 Gulf coast.