Let’s assume that your Florida Beach Wedding is all booked, paid for, and planned out. Now, it’s the big day, your wedding day…make sure you’re ready!

Good Morning, Sunshine!

Sunrise on Daytona Beach, FL

This is going to sound like your high school teacher the day before a big test, so please bear with us! But never the less, it’s still sound advice for your wedding day. A good night’s sleep and healthy breakfast are the basics for starting your wedding day. So try to get a good night’s sleep (I know, nerves, last minute details). But at least plan on being IN bed at your usual time, even if you count a few extra sheep or read a few more pages than usual. We KNOW you read our previous posts about NOT drinking anything but water before your wedding day…even if there was a rehearsal dinner.

Omelet on white plate

And don’t start off your day with a sprint. Plan a healthy breakfast and allow PLENTY of time to get ready before your ceremony. Any and all planning should be done before your wedding day. So all you procrastinators (yeah, you, the one reading this post the night before your wedding), don’t wait until the last minute to figure out who’s driving who to the wedding or think you’ll have time to run to the court house the day of for your marriage license. Not happening. 


Determine travel times to and from hair/make up appointments and plan accordingly. You will have received a helpful list of recommendations from your Beach Wedding Specialist ahead of time. Also be sure to communicate with your stylist/artists what time you need to be walking out the door. This will keep everybody prepared, calm, and well groomed (pardon the wedding pun). 🙂 Oh, and brides. Be on time. Simple.

Dressing Up

It’s best to get dressed about 20-30 minutes before you need to be walking out the door to your chosen beach ceremony site. Getting dressed too early sets up for too many potential mishaps: spills, discomfort, snags, creases…. You get the point. Do any last minute make up touches BEFORE putting on your beach wedding dress: we have more make-up tips here. And also take a bathroom visit immediately before getting dressed. The extra time allows for any pinning, accessorizing, undergarment shifting, or other last minute tweaks to your wedding dress.

Arriving to Your Final Destination- Ceremony Location

Well, it’s here. It’s showtime! Your Wedding Day! Again, your Beach Wedding Planner will have previously sent you a timeline for this special day. So stick to that and you’ll be good to go! Your timeline will include the following:

  • Beach location and address, whether it is a Gulf beach wedding or on the Atlantic coast we will provide you with the EXACT location
  • Ceremony start time for your vows
  • Description of your package choices/set up 
  • Reminder to BRING YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE (your marriage is NOT official without this). We will officially file it for you afterward.
  • Guests should arrive at ceremony location 30 minutes prior to ceremony start (a good idea to make note of arrival times on your Beach Wedding Invitation). We will sure to have them seated for your walk down the aisle.
  • Groom and Bridal Party should arrive to ceremony location 20 minutes prior to start time.
  • Bride should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to ceremony start at the location determined by your Beach Wedding Planner (indicated in timeline email)
  • Any other additions, details, or pertinent information will be included in the timeline email.

Whether you have a small wedding or one of our larger wedding packages, you will not have to worry about setting up your decor or breaking it down after the ceremony. All the details you chose when you built your beach wedding package online will be exactly as you expect when you arrive to tie the knot! If you scheduled our exclusive Florida Beach Weddings photographer, he or she will meet you there. 

Driftwood wedding arch on the beach with white chairs

Drift Away wedding package on the beach with white chairs

Is all of this sounding like the wedding on the beach you’ve been dreaming about? Click HERE to book your Florida Beach Wedding!