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Ultimate Guide To Planning A Destination Wedding In Florida

There’s something magical about tying the knot on a white sand the beach, surrounded by your loved ones. But when it comes to planning a Florida destination wedding, that magical feeling can start to fade. From marriage requirements to permits and decorations, there’s a lot that goes into it. Oh, and not to mention your guests’ availability, the weather, and your wedding budget.

Sound overwhelming? We know. Don’t fret.

Before you jet-set off to your Florida dream wedding destination, you’ll want to make sure that you’re prepared. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you plan the perfect destination “I do’s.”

Why Have A Destination Wedding in Florida

Are you on the fence about having a destination wedding? While planning may seem like a difficult feat, there are a lot of advantages. Some of them include:

  • They are stress-free, thanks to wedding coordinators at Sarasota Beach Wedding and Photography

  • These weddings can actually be cheaper than traditional weddings—and often are, look at the affordable wedding destination packages we offer

  • They double as a vacation with your loved ones

  • They can help slim down your guest list

  • It’s a kickstart to your honeymoon which is a win


How To Save Money Planning A Destination Wedding to Florida

While getting married on a beautiful Florida beach can be cheaper than a local wedding, if you’re looking to save a little extra cash, consider these tips:

Get married on an off-day

Getting married on a weekday will save you money on the permit and give you the chance to enjoy your destination a little longer. Flights and lodging will also likely be cheaper as well.

Our Florida destination affordable wedding packages are a great way to save money down the line. If you purchase one of our packages, you’ll get all decorations, a Florida wedding planner, a Florida wedding photographer, a Florida wedding officiant and more for a set price. All-inclusive wedding packages also take away some of your wedding planning stress.

Choose local Florida caterers and restaurants for your menu, and beyond

Of course, your destination is much more than just a pretty backdrop. It’s also home to great food, music and more. Make use of these ingredients (rather than importing inexpensive items) to watch your costs drop.

Be on the lookout for deals on flights and hotels

When booking travel, use sites like Skyscanner and KAYAK. Set up price alerts so you get notifications when prices drop. This way, you know you’re getting the best deal out there.


While browsing for flights, use incognito mode on your browser so that the website can’t store your cookies to store information–which tends to jack up prices.

Now that you’re ready to hop on a plane for your perfect destination wedding be sure to check out these ideas to help your guests prepare for your Florida destination wedding!

Florida Local Marriage Requirements

Sarasota Beach Wedding and Photography will guide you to obtain your Florida Marriage License. Although it sounds like a lot, it is actually a very easy online form that you can fill out from the comfort of your home. Once in Florida, you can pick up your license at the Clerk of Court and bring it to your wedding ceremony. Our Florida wedding officiant will take care of everything else for you.

Now that you’re ready to hop on a plane for your perfect destination wedding be sure to check out our article on helping your guests prepare for your destination wedding !

As always, happy planning and RELAX we got you!



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