Florida Summer Beach Wedding, How to Plan?

Your Dream Florida Summer Beach Wedding

Saying “I Do” in the Sunshine: What to know…

Florida’s pristine beaches, sparkling water, and warm weather make it a perfect location for a destination Florida summer beach wedding. But before you set the date, there are some key things to consider, especially if you’re planning a summer ceremony. Here’s your guide to planning a stress-free and unforgettable Florida beach wedding:

Embrace the Elements (But Have a Backup Plan):
  • Sun & Heat: Florida summers are beautiful, but they can also be hot and humid. But this is an easy workaround.  Consider having your ceremony earlier in the morning or later in the evening.  This way, you avoid the midday sun. Something else that helps is providing shade for guests with umbrellas, tents, or a covered venue option in case of rain.
  • Rain Showers: Afternoon thunderstorms are common in Florida. It will rain somewhere, but we can never know exactly where.  If we could predict the weather to help our weddings better, oh, we would!  The best thing is to prepare to be flexible with your time.  If you are lucky to be blessed with the rain as an omen of good things to come, we can move the ceremony up or back.  In most cases, we can easily work around the rain. But be prepared with a backup ceremony location indoors or under a covered area.  This is a must, especially if you are planning to have a lot of guests, food, and drinks for your Florida Summer Beach Wedding!

Let’s Make it Comfortable for your Guests:
  • Guest Comfort is a Must: We offer many options for chilled beverages. Providing your guests with water or a custom Lemonade Stand will absolutely make it easier for them to cope with the possible heat. Another great idea is to provide hand fans and maybe even sunscreen for guests. Also, choosing lighter-style attire for both the wedding party and attendees is so much better for a Florida Summer Beach Wedding.  
  • Beach Friendly Attire: Being formal is a formality of tradition.  But lightening the mood a bit will go a long way toward comfort, especially for your guests.  Perhaps choosing what we call Island Formal attire would be more comfortable for everyone.  And, as always, we can provide you with plenty of ideas and options for such attire. Choose breezy fabrics like linen or chiffon for your wedding dress and lighter suits for the groom and groomsmen. Guests will appreciate sandals over stilettos for navigating the sand.

Beachside Bliss with a Touch of Style:
  • Decorations: Keep it simple and elegant with natural elements like seashells, starfish, and coral. We are experts at ensuring that all decorations are just what you want. The elements can be tricky at times, especially on Florida beaches. Do not worry at all; we will make sure that everything you want is perfect for your destination Florida beach wedding.
  • Embrace the Beach Theme: Let the location inspire you! Use light, airy fabrics, driftwood accents, and pops of bright, tropical colors. If you have any ideas, just bring them to us. Our team of experienced professional wedding planners will turn your vision for your Florida summer beach wedding into reality!

Memorable Moments Beyond the Ceremony:
  • Activities: Plan fun activities for your guests before or after your Florida summer beach wedding. Explore the local beaches, go on a snorkeling trip, go fishing, play golf, enjoy the fabulous restaurants, and don’t forget to shop at all of the local stores for the lasting mementos of your trip.
  • Local Flair: Incorporate touches of Florida into your wedding. Feature local seafood on the menu or offer guests welcome bags with fun beach essentials.  For more ideas on fun things you can incorporate into your Florida destination beach wedding, just ask, we know we can help!

Bonus Tip: Remember that you’ll need a marriage license from the county clerk’s office where the ceremony will take place. We can get this for you to make this even easier. Let our planners provide you with the comfort and ease of one less thing to worry about. Just let us know how, and we will make it happen for you!

With careful planning and a touch of beachside magic, your Florida summer beach wedding will be a celebration you and your guests will cherish forever.