Frequently Asked Questions
How does everything work?
Decide on a wedding date and a beach location and contact us to check availability for your day.
If the date you want is available, secure your date with a signed agreement and a deposit of $400.
You will receive a special marriage license application so that our concierge service can obtain your Florida marriage license by mail ahead of time. (Read below more our Florida marriage license details).
We work closely with you to plan your perfect day including customized design and flower choices.
The day of the wedding all you need to do is show up with your rings and get married!
Where are your ceremonies held?
Our team is available throughout most of Florida beaches, but we are not limited to the beach. We can go to your home, AirBNB, or your hotel as well. Contact us for details! Parking fees are not included with your package. You will be responsible for any parking fees.
What's included with the photography?
The photographer will start taking photos when the ceremony starts followed by a couples session around the beach. It includes up to one hour of his/her time including the ceremony. The couple will receive all their edited high resolution digital photos (approximately 50+ photos) with a print release via a download link approximately four weeks later.
What times do you perform beach ceremonies?
We prefer to start no earlier than an hour or two before the sun sets when it's less bright and there is less people on the beach. To find out what time the sun sets, just do a "Google" search with your preferred wedding date, followed by the phrase "Cocoa Beach sunset" and google should give you the sunset time. We can also plan sunrise weddings upon request. If you have a preferred time of day, we will work with you to accommodate your start time.
Are travel, transportation, and/or accommodations included?
No. We only provide the actual ceremony service and do not arrange accommodations or transportation.
Is there a place to change into my gown?
You need to arrive dressed and ready to start. There is a restroom located onsite for your convenience. If you are staying at a local hotel, you could ask if they provide a "Day Room" for your use.
Which packages allows guests?
Guests are always welcome, but for weddings with no chairs we ask you to limit the number of standing guests due to beach regulations. Microweddings have chair options.
Is seating available for guests available?
You may add guest seating to the package. Contact us for details.
Are decorations, like an arch, included?
You can include an arch with any package but it is not required.
Do you have reception packages?
We don't arrange receptions but we can help you get in contact with our preferred vendor to plan your reception or give great local recommendations for restaurants that have large group spaces for wedding dinners.
What happens if it rains?
We just wait for the rain to move away to proceed with the ceremony because there is no back-up location on the beach. You can opt to utilize a room at our preferred vendor Hotel for an additional fee (subject to availability).
What happens in case of a hurricane?
We will try to move your ceremony date to accommodate your party the best we can. If your wedding is scheduled during Hurricane season (June-November), we strongly suggest you purchase wedding cancellation insurance. Wedding cancellation insurance is inexpensive (from $130) and offers protection if you need to cancel or reschedule your wedding in case of severe weather, a sudden illness, and other extreme circumstances out of your control. We prefer Eventsured as a reliable option in case of travel or weather related issues.
How is the weather like during my chosen date?
Click here to check out Weather.com average temperatures and precipitation tables by month.
Do we meet before the ceremony or can we meet up in person to discuss our ceremony?
This can be accommodated upon request. Typically you will meet us for the first time the day of the ceremony, before we proceed. However, we will communicate via phone and email, as many times as you need us, to make sure all the details are taken care of the day of your ceremony. In addition, the day of your ceremony, the coordinator will send you a text, so that you can contact her on her cell phone if you need to talk to us right away.
We are already legally married. Do we need a marriage license?
No, you do not. Vows renewals do not need a license because you are already married. If you are renewing your vows, please let us know so that we can discount the marriage license by mail service fee ($200) from the package price.
I don’t live in Florida. Do I need a Florida marriage license to get married in Florida?
Yes, you do. You get a marriage license at the State you are getting married at, no matter where you live. Click here for details.
Is a Florida marriage valid at my Country?
A marriage performed in Florida is valid anywhere in the US, Canada, and the UK. For other Countries, please contact your local registrar for details. We are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice.
What are the requirements to get married in Florida?
To get married in Florida:
You must obtain a Florida marriage license no earlier than 60 days prior the ceremony
You must be at least 18 years old
There is NO residency or waiting-period for non-Florida residents. Florida residents ONLY must wait 3 days after they obtain their license to get married.
All you need is a valid State ID or Driver's License
If you don't live in the States, all you need is a valid passport
You do NOT need a Social Security card - only the number. If you are not a US Citizen, you don't need a Social Security Number.
You do NOT need birth certificates or divorce papers. If you've been married before, all you need to know is the exact DATE of your divorce.
Can I write and read/recite my own vows?
Of course you can! You should be free to express how you feel about each other on your own way! Let us know your preference and we will accommodate you.
Do you perform same-sex ceremonies?
Yes, we do! We support our LGBTQIA+ couples equally.
How far in advance can I reserve your services or a package?
We are now accepting reservations up to 2 years in advance.
What happens if I have to postpone my date?
You will have to sign a new agreement and submit a new retainer. Remember – retainers are used to retain a date. If you no longer need/want that date, that date will remain open because we turned people away for your date. Therefore, retainers are NOT transferable.