With prices starting at $250, anyone can get married on a beautiful gulf beach in Florida.
When you book beach weddings with 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 beach weddings are created by our wedding artists will make your Florida Beach wedding a fairy 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 beach 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
Weddings On a Whim has offered beach weddings for 16 years on Florida’s Central Gulf Coast. Our affordable wedding services include Officiants, Photographers, ceremony settings and dinner cruises. We have helped thousands of couples from all over the world have a simple beach wedding.
St Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach and Sand Key Beach are a few of our beach wedding locations. We set up beach weddings within the 24 miles of Florida’s Tampa Bay Beaches. The small towns of Treasure Island, Madeira Beach, Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores are also popular.
Our All Inclusive Florida Beach Weddings Packages start at $695. Florida Beach Wedding Deals include beautiful backdrops, officiants, runways, photographers, sound systems and free wedding concierge services.
We have an assortment of backdrops which include: natural and ebony bamboo arches, silk floral arches and an original Florida driftwood arch. The most luxurious beach wedding package we offer is only $1,795. Arch Decorations include a chandelier, satin and organza draping and colorful silk flowers. There are many floral, candle and fabric choices to customize a beach wedding package. Our catalog of colors include aqua, marine blue, coral pink, green and many more.
Stately runways add an element of drama to beach weddings. Choices include: shepherd’s hooks with black or white lanterns (with a choice of candle color) & sea grass. Also available is a red carpet runway which creates a Hollywood style beach wedding. Tiki torches are popular for beach weddings. Runways with raised sand topped with shells and sea grass enhance any setting.
Our qualified Officiants have conducted thousands of ceremonies. These professionals are skilled in delivering heartfelt ceremonies as each is an incurable romantic. Although each has conducted weddings at parks, banquet rooms, homes & chapels, beach weddings are the most popular. For those seeking a no frills wedding, the Officiant only price is $250. Couples may mix and match any of our unique heart-to-heart ceremonies. Our original themed ceremonies range from fun beach ceremonies to traditional or civil ceremonies.
The talented Photographers of the Whim Team have over 100 years combined experience in beach weddings. They know how to make the best use of the beach and the sunsets to create quality photographs.
Weddings On a Whim’s Wedding Concierge are local experts who help couples plan Florida beach weddings. Wedding Concierges can give expert guidance on lodging, restaurants / receptions, and other wedding services within any budget. Together, we plan stress & worry free affordable beach weddings.
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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