FAQs

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Q? How soon before the ceremony should we arrive?

A. Your guests should arrive at least 30 minutes before the ceremony. The groom should arrive ahead of the bride, approximately 15 minutes before the ceremony followed by the bridal party and bride.

Q? What is the best time for us to schedule a sunset ceremony?

A. Depending on the number of guests usually an hour before sunset. This gives time for all ceremony and formal photos followed by the fun, romantic pictures as the sun is setting.

Q? How long does the ceremony last?

A. The formal part of the ceremony will last up to 15 minutes. Plan on at least an hour from the processional through to the end of the photo session.

Q? Are the beaches public or private?

A. The beaches that we use are public beaches. They are busier at the weekends and we know the best locations.

Q? Do you have ‘hidden charges’ like clean-up or set-up costs?

A. No – there will be no surprises with us. We will lay out all charges up front and explain any that are beyond our control (like permits which are required for some places).

Q? Can we use our own minister?

A. Yes!  Some of our couples have friends or family members who are able to perform the ceremony in which case we just need to liaise with them regarding timings. There will be no price adjustment to the package if you do use your own minister.

Q? Who will perform my ceremony?

A. It will be performed by one of our practising, ordained ministers. They are all non-denominational.
If you would like a priest to perform your ceremony, please let us know. We can also provide a Spanish speaking minister.

Q? Can we include our children in the ceremony?

A. Of course, it’s your big day but it’s also a big day for your children and it’s wonderful to include them in the ceremony. We have a family wedding ceremony and you can also include the children in the unity ceremony.

Q? Is a rehearsal included with my package?

A. Some of our packages include a rehearsal or we offer this as an à la carte item. We always recommend that if you have a large wedding party then it’s a good idea to have a rehearsal the day before, if possible.

Q? Can I make an appointment to meet with you in person?

A. Certainly. We love to meet our couples and you’re very welcome to visit our office – we’re at 141 107th Ave, Treasure Island, Florida 33706.

Q? Can we make changes once we’ve booked?

A. We can accommodate most changes. We pride ourselves on our flexibility and never lose sight of the fact that it is your day.

Q? What happens after we reserve the date with you?

A. You’ll be sent confirmation of your payment and an information package. From then until your wedding day we will be in regular contact. We offer unlimited email and telephone support

Q? Is my deposit refundable?

A. The deposit is non-refundable.

Q? Why choose Suncoast Weddings

A. We like to think that our reputation and the images on this website speak for themselves. What you see is what you get – we deliver the highest standard of pre-wedding day support, we’re experts at what we do, and we make sure that everything down to the smallest detail is perfect for your ceremony. There are no surprise costs and no cutting corners. We offer great value for money and only work with the best photographers and ministers who conduct heartfelt services making your day as special as it deserves to be. We ‘go the extra mile’ to ensure you are delighted and we have the experience to smooth any bumps as the day unfolds. You can rely on us – give us a call, we’d love to make your dream come true!

Q? What are the Suncoast Weddings Terms and Conditions?

A. For the full Suncoast Weddings Terms and Conditions, please Click Here

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Q? What are the Florida Marriage License Requirements?

A. Please Click Here for the details

Q? What locations do you serve?

A. We’re based on the Gulf of Mexico in St Pete Beach and can organize your wedding in the following areas: Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater Beach, Sand Key, Indian Rocks, Indian Shores, Redington Shores, Redington Beach, Madeira Beach, Treasure Island, Sunset Beach, St Pete Beach, Pass-a-Grille, Ft de Soto, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Sarasota, Lido Beach, Siesta Key. Other locations by request.

Q? Do I need a permit to marry on the beach?

A. Most of the beaches do require a permit. We’ll always inform you if a permit is required. The cost of the permit will be added to the cost of your ceremony and itemized.

Q? What about extras or enhancements to one of your packages?

A. No surprises – no hidden costs – find a full rundown of our optional ceremony extras in our proposal to you.

Q? I’ve decided to use your company, what do I do next?

A. Once you’ve decided to book one of our pre-planned ceremony packages or we’ve worked out an à la carte wedding for you, we’ll send you a full proposal listing everything that’s included and the total price. Once you’re happy with this we then require just a $300.00 deposit to lock in the time and date with us. The balance is due two weeks prior to your wedding. Additional deposits may be required to secure outside vendors for reception venues, caterers, cake suppliers etc.

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