FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are important things to consider when planning your beach ceremony, organize your time and know what to expect on your wedding day. Feel free to contact us with any questions, we will be happy to help your most important day become stress free.
Weather in Tampa Bay area is extremely unpredictable. Forecast may change throughout the day, hour by hour, we will always do everything in our power to work with you. Depending on the severity of the rain, you may not be able to have your ceremony as we planned. If there are any breaks in the weather, we will head out on to the sand for more pictures and celebration. If case a storm doesn’t let us have your wedding, you choose another date for up to 365 days after the original ceremony date (depending on our and vendor availability). Being flexible with your wedding time is something to expect as sometimes we may need to move the wedding time to avoid the rain. Consider buying Event Weather Insurance, great for hurricanes and storms. Having wedding insurance is essential since the weather is Florida is unpredictable. Make sure to shop around to find an option that fits your needs and budget. Should the wedding need to be moved into alternative location and it is available, this option is an accommodation and may not include all the setup materials originally included with your wedding package. There will be no ‘discount’ in this event as we will do our best to setup as much as we can accordingly. In all cases, we are not responsible for weather related events and their potential risks associated. We will always make every effort to have your Beach Wedding out on the sand!
Total of 60 minutes will be spent on the ceremony. Vow readings and Officiant announcement will last for 15 to 20 minutes. The rest of the ceremony we will take family pictures, and couple pictures for the next 40-45 minutes. After that, couple should inform the guests that they are expected to leave the site. This way we can begin breaking down the decorations after the wedding to avoid doing it in the dark and for safety reasons.
There is a curtesy wait time of 10min, hopefully we don’t have to wait longer than that. In case you haven’t made it yet, there will be a late fee applied. If you are more than 45 minutes late, your beach wedding may be canceled. If you plan on having sunset wedding, running late will move your ceremony beyond the sunset time so we cannot guarantee that the pictures will have enough “good light”.
Yes, you can! By picking Design your Wedding you can choose that option!
No. Both alcohol and smoking are prohibited on the beach, however, smoking is allowed in the parking lots and on the street. Throws must be biodegradable (flowers, bird seed, or bubbles). Any decoration being sent off in the air or water are not allowed.
No. We don't use decor that is not ours.
The best time is in the morning or one hour before the sunset, as it's cooler and the light is great for pictures. Consider avoiding middle of the day, as it's crowded with tourists, especially during weekends.
Yes, but no later than 14 days before the wedding.
It takes up to 4 weeks. After downloading your online gallery, you can start to order prints. I recommend Mpix.com for your prints and albums. The online gallery contains all the high-resolution pictures ready for you to view and download.
Our Company will not be considered in breach or in default because of fire, earthquake, flood , hurricane, pandemic or similar event beyond reasonable control. The deposit is still non-refundable, however you can reschedule your wedding for up to 365 days with no additional fee. We recommend adding to your insurance coverage or getting event insurance. With this insurance, you must have it before canceling or making a decision but it will help cover costs.
Sand ceremony involves a symbolic blending of the sand from two vessels into a single vessel. The meaning is blending of two different beings, the bride and the groom, into a single, inseparable unit that is their marriage.
Non-refundable deposit is required to start a planning process. By purchasing a ceremony package on our website your will get an estimate on how much can that be. You can pay right there on check out or via email link after our phone call. The remaining balance is due no later than 90 days before the wedding date. If the purchase of the package was inside the 90 days of the ceremony, the remaining balance is due after our initial phone conversation. If the payment is more than 5 days late your wedding will be canceled.
You can reschedule your wedding by giving us a notice 90 days prior to the wedding date, and the new date needs to be booked within 90 days of original date.
If you cancel your wedding ceremony, the full amount for all payments made shall not be refunded.