What To Do Before Your Florida Destination Beach Wedding

What to Expect at Your Florida Beach Wedding

It's Time To Plan Your Destination Beach Wedding in Florida

You’ve already found the perfect beach wedding package and know the beautiful scenery that’s in store for you on the stunning Gulf Coast beaches. Now, it’s time to finalize the details for your destination beach wedding in Florida. The Florida Sun Weddings team has worked with hundreds of happy couples on perfecting their beach wedding. Below, we’ve created a quick guide as to what you can expect after you’ve decided that you want to get married in one of the most romantic locations in the world.

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Choosing Your Beach Wedding Reception Venue

Couples often choose their wedding reception venue first and that determines what the closest Gulf Coast beach is to get married on. We’re glad to recommend local venues for your reception, but it is completely your preference on which beach you will say “I do” on. Once that is decided, the Florida Sun Weddings team will secure your beach wedding permit for the ceremony. This part is all taken care of by us!

Save the Dates & Invitations

Now that the exact locations of both your ceremony and reception have been confirmed, it’s time for another exciting piece to your wedding; the ‘Save the Dates”. Just after that, most couples will send their wedding invitations. Whether you are expecting several guests or not, it can often be a meaningful gesture.

Booking Your Wedding Photographer

The best time to book your photographer is 6-9 months in advance if possible. Florida Sun Weddings works with some of the best beach wedding photographers in the industry with quick turn around times and creative shots. Part of making your wedding day a breeze is selecting a beach wedding photographer that will capture the happiest moment of your life in a light that you will cherish forever. Finding someone who has the necessary experience and trustworthiness to capture those moments is a crucial decision, especially when it comes to a beautiful beach wedding outdoors. After all, these are the memories you’ll be sharing with your friends, family, and children for years to come!

Hotels & Flights

The next steps we see our couples take is booking their hotel rooms and flights as far in advance as possible. If you’re expecting several family members or friends, it’s a good idea to get a block of rooms reserved in advance. In addition to that, it gives everyone time to coordinate their flight schedules.

     Quick Tip: We’ve found that the best deals on flights are often on Tuesdays.

Find Sarasota Beach Wedding Vendors

During this time, it’s also a good idea to place your floral order. Another important vendor to most brides is the hair and makeup artist. It’s important to find an artist that considers the Florida environment and understands the elements around a beach wedding.

Arriving in Florida

Once you arrive in Florida, it’s time to obtain your marriage license! This has to be done by the couple, together and in person at the courthouse. After the ceremony, we will gladly file the marriage license with the courts (Sarasota county only), and can acquire additional copies of the marriage certificate for you. Most couples arrive at least a few days in advance to take advantage of all there is to do, turning their beach wedding into a Florida vacation! From theme parks, tours, and beaches to extravagant nightlife, there are endless options of things to do in Florida while you’re here with your family or just as a couple.

The Night Before Your Big Day

Depending on the size of your bridal party, Florida Sun Weddings can conduct a rehearsal the evening before. Other than this, it’s your time to enjoy time with friends, family, or as the last night being an engaged couple!

With Florida Sun Weddings, the entire experience is a breeze and leaves you with plenty of time to enjoy the time leading up to your big day and have nothing but happy, unforgettable memories from the moment you decided on a date to the second you say “I do”. For more information on taking the very first step in finding the beach wedding package that you’ve always imagined, contact us today!

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