I have decided to have a beach wedding. What now?
Call or e-mail for date and time availability..
The most popular time of the year for a wedding on the beach in Florida is December - May
These are the months that we offer events in Central/ Southern Florida.
Where are you located?
We are centrally based in Citrus County, Florida
We service Pass A Grille, St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg, Vero Beach, Stuart, Jensen and
St. Augustine Florida and everywhere in between.
How soon should we reserve our date and time?
We suggest making your reservation as soon as you have decided on a date for your ceremony. The closer we get to your date the more limited our availability gets.
We accept reservations 1 year in advance.
How do we book our wedding?
You'll call to place your reservation.
Since we only have one package it is a super simple process.
We'll process your deposit of $400.
Then you'll fill out the request form. When we have processed your deposit and received your completed request form your date will be held until your final payment is due.
(30 days prior to ceremony)
When you arrive in town for the wedding, we ask that you contact us to set up a phone conference the day before your wedding to review the ceremony, vows, etc....
What happens after we reserve our date?
Once your reservation has been made you can call or email us anytime with questions. We will contact you for any information we require.
We will contact you during the week prior to your ceremony to confirm your ceremony's details.
Note: We understand you may live out of State and don't have the time to travel to Florida to meet with us & every other vendor.
We like to make this really easy for you so all of the planning is done over the phone and via email.
Do you pick the location for the ceremony or do we?
We have our favorite best spots but will come to a private condo or estate. We will need written approval from condo association stating that we are permitted to set up.
Depending on location, there may be an additional set up fee if the location is remote
from parking lot.
Some of the locations do charge a fee for the use of the beach.
These fees are NOT included in any of the wedding packages.
What happens if it rains?
It is the responsibility of the Couple to have a "back-up" location within 15 miles of the beach location in case of inclement weather. You may want to consider WEDDING INSURANCE. A popular company is www.wedsafe.com.
Many public beaches have a pavilion or covered picnic area that can be reserved. This is a great inexpensive back up in case rain prevents setup in the sand. It keeps you from having to contact all of your guests to tell them where to go for bad weather.
If you are having a reception we may be able to move to that location.
We may suggest adjusting the ceremony start time to avoid any inclement weather scheduled to interfere with the ceremony. We stay flexible and ask that you do to!
Will there be other people on the beach?
Yes. All beaches in the State of Florida are public beaches.
We cannot “rope off” any part of the beach.
There are some areas that are less populated than others. In all of the weddings that we have done we haven’t had any interference with beach goers.
We are very familiar with the times/dates that the beaches get busy, we will work with you to make sure you pick the right date & time to avoid a busy beach.
Who performs the ceremony?
An ordained minister and/ or Florida Notary.
Can we bring our own Officiate?
Certainly, as long as he or she is Ordained Minister or Florida Notary.
We will offer a $50.00 credit towards any of our in house services if you choose to provide your own officiate.
NOTE: We will not release our ceremony which includes the verses for the heart of sand and the Blessing stones. Only officiates directly affiliated with Simple Beach Wedding are provided this information with whom a confidentiality agreement has been signed.
Do you provide photography?
We understand that photography is extremely important to you. With this in mind we have hand picked the very best professional beach wedding photographers. Upon reservation we will share their information so you can reserve their services for your big day.
Can we bring our own decorations for the beach?
Any person(s), companies or individuals, using state park recreational facilities for weddings and/or receptions may be required to show proof of liability insurance. Our insurance does not cover any decoration/services other than our own.
If you are bringing your own rose petals to drop on the beach you are responsible for making sure they are cleaned up before you leave.
Do you provide chairs?
We do not provide chairs, however you are welcome to bring in a chair rental company.
How do we obtain the Marriage license?
You must apply in person, at the Florida Clerk of the Court.
What happens with the marriage license after the ceremony?
We will forward the signed license to the local County Clerk of the court, provided this is where the couple obtained it from.
After the wedding...
The newlyweds will be mailed a recorded copy from the county clerk that issued their license.
What happens if we have to “postpone”?
Any deposits/payments will be applied to your new date.
If a postponement is made within 60 days of wedding, for any reason, there will be a $250 fee.
If postponement is made more than 60 days prior to wedding, there is a $100.00 fee.
Reservations can be postponed once and up to 1 year from the original date.
What happens if we have to cancel?
All deposits are non-refundable. You will be given the option of moving your wedding to the day of your choice, schedule permitting.
If you cancel your wedding within 60 days of the date, all package monies and a la carte fees are due and payable.
Do you handle the receptions?
No, however we are more than happy to refer you to our preferred referral partners/vendors including area restaurants, reception venues, and caterers.
Can we get married on a holiday?
Yes, based on availability. Please note we automatically charge a $200.00 holiday fee to perform a wedding on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday either before or after a National Holiday. This is non-negotiable. Please check your calendars prior to reserving dates!
We enjoy spending time with our families and know you do too so if you are having our staff work when they will miss "family time" this charge will be incurred.