Tips for Planning a Destination Beach Wedding in Florida

Planning a beach destination wedding CAN be easy AND affordable. All it takes is a bit of organization, an amazing wedding planner, and a great location. It’s easy to plan a memorable destination wedding in Florida filled with fun activities for your guests while staying on a budget. US residents won’t even need passports to enjoy a tropical getaway for your Florida destination beach wedding.

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Here are some helpful tips for planning your destination beach wedding in Florida, brought to you by the experienced wedding planners at Florida Sun Weddings:

1. Book your wedding date in advance

Although we need as little as one-week notice, it’s always easier to plan ahead for your Florida beach wedding. Dates during popular times of year at your preferred beach can get booked very quickly. Luckily, there are plenty of amazing beaches throughout the Florida Gulf Coast to choose from and we can help you make the right choice.

2. Choose wedding planners you can trust

Wedding planners are critical for a destination wedding. Pick a team you can trust with all the details for your beach wedding ceremony. The Florida Sun Weddings team has a variety of all-inclusive beach wedding packages that cover everything from permits and your officiant to the ceremony design setup and breakdown. Family-owned and operated for over 20 years, we pride ourselves on taking a personal approach to planning your beach wedding ceremony in Florida.

3. Send out Save the Dates early

It’s important to give your guests plenty of time to determine whether they can afford to travel for your beach wedding in Florida. Send out Save the Dates to start getting an idea of how many guests to expect.

4. Book an affordable hotel room block

Once you have an estimated guest count, you can book your hotel room block. Select a hotel near both your ceremony and reception location for easy transportation on the day of your wedding. See our list of preferred hotels in the Sarasota area

5. Provide a packing list for guests

Prepare your guests for the upcoming trip with a helpful packing list included in your invitation or on your wedding website. Remind them to pack sunglasses, hats, sunblock and sandals for your beach ceremony (and always have extra on-hand day-of for the forgetful family members!).

6. Plan fun activities for your guests

In Florida, there’s an endless list of fun activities nearby to keep your guests entertained. You can book a water-front restaurant for a welcome party, charter a boat for a fishing trip, or plan a theme park day in Orlando for guests of all ages to enjoy. Your guests (and you) can make the most of your trip by making it a complete Florida wedding vacation!

Planning a destination beach wedding doesn’t have to be intimidating. With a little organization and a reliable wedding planner, you can make your dream beach wedding into a reality.

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