With prices starting at $250, anyone can get married on a beautiful gulf beach in Florida.
When you book us, we will guarantee to give your wallet a reason to smile.
Our Whim Team is made up of incurably romantic & creative Officiants, Wedding Producers & Designers.
Our wedding artists will make your Florida Beach wedding a fairly tale affair.
When you need help with additional services, who ya gonna call?
Our Free Wedding Concierge. 727-581-3446.
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Frequently Answered Questions
What Florida beach wedding services do you provide?
Our All Inclusive Beach Wedding Packages are designed for couples eloping in Florida and destination wedding groups, as well as local couples. Our Wedding Concierge services provide guidance to Florida beach wedding locations, reception venues & lodging. We also book Basic Officiant & Photographer Services at hotels, indoor venues & beaches . Those seeking the romance & ease of a smooth sailing Dinner Cruise Reception will love our most popular combination – a beach wedding followed by a yacht or party boat dine & dance reception.
How can we help you?
Weddings On a Whim books the following: 1. Officiants 2. Photographers 3. All Inclusive Wedding Packages that include the above plus arches, chairs & runways 4. Three dinner cruises, i.e. yachts & a party boat . We lead couples & other ceremony planners to: 1. Beach locations 2. Reception locations 3. Lodging 4. Wedding related services, such as cake companies & florists We apply for most beach permits & sometimes guide couples how to do so.
Where could you have a beach wedding on the Gulf Coast of Florida?
We service 24 miles of the beautiful Florida Gulf Coast. Our favorite locations include Clearwater Beach, Treasure Island, St Pete Beach and more. See our favorite Florida beach & other locations here
How do you book a wedding with us?
After sharing your details at our Contact Us Form, we will check availability, answer your questions & guide you further. If you prefer to talk to a live person, please give us a call at 727-581-3446. Or email us directly at at WeddingsOnaWhim0@gmail.com
How do you pay for your wedding?
Upon booking ,we will send a Confirmation Agreement that includes where to send the retainer. We request a 50% retainer 2 weeks after booking. The balance will be due at the ceremony.
What are your prices for receptions?
Rates will depend on your guest count. Dinner cruises range from $44.88 – $64.92 p/p We will book those for you. All other receptions would be researched, negotiated & booked by you. Restaurants – with separate banquet rooms – begin as low as $15 p/p & go up as much as $50 p/p Banquet Halls – work w/caterers. Spaces range from $300 to $3,000.. Caterers range from $25 p/p up. Hotels – work w/Catering Sales Department. Beach site fees begin at $200 Catering in banquet rooms begin at $30 p/p for brunch & go upwards to $159 p/p Most couples choose a “cash bar” option where guests pay for their own drinks. House drinks begin at $3.50 – $9.00 & up (based on the establishment)
What discounts do you offer?
What weather solutions do you offer?
We do our best to work around rain. Most often we wait out the bands of weather on the day of the wedding – usually 20 or 30 minutes does it. No additional fees would apply for up to 45 mins. If you are concerned about weather predictions and you would like to change your plans, Please contact us 24 hours in advance to check the next available date or change of location – as it will be necessary to contact all the involved parties and suppliers, such as crew, photographers, officiants and your guests. As a backup: many couples use their reception venue. You may also rent a nearby banquet hall if you’d like, Just let us know and we’ll send you a list of nearby banquet halls.
Where can you meet us?
Weddings On a Whim is an internet company without a storefront. By providing free telephone consultations & emailed guidance, we keep your fees low. If you would like to schedule a telephone consultation or video chat, please let us a know a few times that may be best for you. Couples often meet us on site, following a beach wedding.
Are rehearsals necessary?
By sending you a checklist for you to complete & send to your officiant: We save you the $100 fee to facilitate a rehearsal. You may schedule a time to review your timeline & details w/your officiant over the phone. If you’d like: You may plan a walk through with your wedding party (so that everyone may know where to be). However: It isn’t necessary because we guide you all upon arrival to the wedding site. Please let us know if you would rather schedule a rehearsal.
How do you acquire a Marriage License?
Click Here for Marriage License Details • Simple process: Takes a half hour. • Fill in an application. • No witnesses, blood test or wait period. • The State of Florida requires you apply in person at a Florida Courthouse. • Bring photo i.d. & proof of divorce (if within six months). The Officiant stamps it, signs it & fills out a few spaces. • He/she then offers to either mail it for you; or give it back to you – in order for you to return to the courthouse where you applied w/the goal of obtaining a “legal copy.” • The final copy comes to you from Tallahassee & takes up to 4 wks to make its way through the system & to your home. • The license goes back to the county courthouse; then to the State Capital; then it is mailed to you. • To ensure they have proof before leaving the area, many couples opt to take the license back to the courthouse for the legal copy
Florida Beach Weddings by Weddings On a Whim
From basic Florida Wedding Officiants services to stunning one of a kind beach wedding settings, Weddings On a Whim has been delivering affordable Florida beach weddings since 2001. We have helped thousands of couples from all over the world begin their “Happily ever after.” More
Our team of innovative wedding design specialists create unique settings & deliver premier wedding productions within the Gulf Coast Beaches of Clearwater/Tampa Bay. Eloping couples & destination wedding groups seeking their weddingmoon in paradise come to us. Local beach wedding groups often work with us. Our all inclusive Florida wedding packages include Officiants, Photographers, beautiful backdrops (such as bamboo arch, driftwood arch, Chupah wedding canopy & more), sound system, chairs, runways & more within a background of tropical landscapes and clear waters.
For those seeking a no frills beach wedding, basic Officiants are available for a simple wedding ceremony. Our qualified Florida Wedding Officiants & Ministers are incurable romantics. They are dedicated to delivering ceremonies that express the love & fit the personalities of our Dearly Beloveds. Our professional wedding photographers, with over 100 years of combined experience, continue to deliver photographs couples will cherish for years to come. More Info
Our 24 miles of Florida Gulf Coast wedding locations are among the top wedding beaches in the world. These pristine barrier island communities include St Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach, Upham Beach & Sand Key Beach, along with the small towns of Treasure Island Beach, Madeira Beach, Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores Beach.
Our knowledgeable, attentive Wedding Concierges help couples with their Florida wedding planning. Our professional Wedding Concierges are very familiar with the beaches of Tampa Bay & related wedding services, such as florists, lodging, and receptions. Their expert guidance is designed to help wedding couples from all walks of life with any budget plan a stress free, worry free affordable beach wedding. More Info
Our all inclusive Florida destination weddings are often paired with popular Dinner Cruise Receptions. Dancing, dining & smooth water cruising is a one stop shopping inclusive reception. Our Wedding Concierge will book your Florida yacht reception or party boat reception that is guaranteed to be easy on the pocketbook and good for the soul. More Info
Whether it’s just the two of you getting away for an elopement, a pop up wedding, a light gathering of friends and family, or something more extravagant, Weddings On A Whim invites you to celebrate our 15th year as you embark on your first year of married life. Please click below to contact us directly.
A note from the Founders
To our past couples: Thank you for your kindness in taking the time to send us your reviews. We are thankful you invited us to share in your Blessed day. Grateful to be a part of your world now, Gayle & Joe Liteheart Co-founders Weddings On a Whim & the Whim Team And they all lived happily ever after…
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