Planning a southern Florida beach wedding has its benefits

If you are planning a beach wedding, you may receive some unexpected, but welcome benefits. It is sunny in southern Florida, so you can count on nice weather most of the time – except during rainy season (late May to early September). A beach wedding is fun for brides and grooms and guests because it is casual and you do not need tuxedos with tails. You can save some on the rental bill, but it does not mean casual wedding needs less planning if you do-it-yourself wedding.

Here are some of the best spots for a Florida Beach wedding

Lover’s Key – Lover’s Key State Park, near Fort Myers beach provides lovers privacy. It is only 2.5 miles long; it is perfect for beach combing and bird watching. Wedding guests attending a Fort Myers beach wedding can enjoy the waters and they can take advantage of the waterways near Lover’s Key – where manatees are spotted.

Siesta Key – Siesta Key Beach near Sarasota, Florida offers couples the perfect wedding on the beach and honeymoon spot, all in one. Couples can stay in one of the rental cottages and be minutes from this sandy, white beach. There is also kayak and catamaran rentals, so wedding guests can have fun in the sun and the water – without getting wet!

Clearwater Beach – Easily voted as one of Florida’s best beaches. Its white sand and clearest waters make for some of the best wedding photos. There are also a number of things for wedding guests to enjoy on the beach outside Clearwater, Fla. Guests can take advantage of beach volleyball, sunbathing, and taking a dolphin-watching cruise. Couples who want to add spice to their union can try the parasailing.


Best ways to leave ‘be’ in beach wedding and have Fun

It is romantic and it can be exotic – a beach wedding. But, it does not necessarily mean you can skimp on plans for your outdoor ceremony. It may be casual, but a beach wedding may require just as much work as a formal wedding. However, you do not have to sweat the details. It is possible to have the perfect beach wedding – whether you marry in Texas, near the Gulf of Mexico, or you opt for the smooth sand of a beach in Naples, Fla.

Why not plan a beach wedding in the off-season? Opt to have your beach wedding on the Fort Myers beach in early August or late July. You may save money when you work with certain vendors and you can have that fun beach wedding theme you want.

Celebrate and offer a beach wedding for all!

Keep your guests in mind. For guests with disabilities, it may be hard for them to attend a beach wedding – especially if they use a wheelchair. Opt for a beach that allows some handicapped access. This way, all your guests can enjoy your wedding ceremony and help you celebrate in style.

Have an alternate plan in case inclement weather may try to upstage your special moment in the sun. For example, opt for an alternative – such as the Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers or Mercury Hall or the Alan House in Austin, Texas. It is possible to have a beautiful wedding, whether you are on the beach or not – the weather cannot change wedding plans for two people in love!

Do it yourself, if you want to make your beach wedding a success. It saves you money on your beach wedding and you can still afford the wedding of your dreams – on a beach of sand and warm water!

Under New Management

The Colony Beach Resort would like to announce the new addition of Samuel May. Mr. May brings years of experience in marketing and management and will be taking the rains of marketing for The Colony. Please extend a warm welcome to Mr. May next time you visit the resort.


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