Florida beach wedding packages from Suncoast Weddings are designed to help couples bundle and save when planning a destination wedding, elopement, or vow renewal on the west coast of Florida in Clearwater Beach, St Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Sunset Beach, Sand Key, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Bellair, Indian Rocks, Indian Shores, Madeira Beach, Pass-a-Grille Beach, Ft de Soto, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Sarasota, Lido Key, and Siesta Key. Choosing a location is one of the first steps of the planning process and there are several considerations such as accessibility, the availability of parking, the proximity to a reception venue, the width of the beach, boardwalk access, if dogs are permitted on the beach, and the availability of shade. For some couples who are staying in a beach house or in a beachfront property, the logistics may be as simple as walking a few steps onto the sand, whereas for others there might be transport to arrange and thought given to how long it might take to drive to the ceremony location. It is important to start the ceremony at the planned time, especially for a sunset beach wedding or vow renewal, so that the ceremony does not feel rushed and any group pictures can be taken before the sun sets and the couple can concentrate on portraits with the sunset as a backdrop. An important first step in the planning process is to understand the regulations on a public beach. Not all beaches allow dogs, and if a dog is planned to be the ring bearer or to be present, it is worth making sure this will not be a problem. Another requirement on the public beaches in most cities is a permit to hold the ceremony. Finding local wedding planners that can help navigate the logistics can make the entire planning process less stressful. Suncoast Weddings have planned weddings, vow renewals, and elopements for couples far and near, from local couples looking to enjoy one of their favorite local beaches on their special day, to couples from out of state or overseas who will visit Florida for the first time on the trip they will make to say "I Do". Suncoast Weddings work with a list of preferred local vendors like florists, caterers, DJs, limousine rentals, cake bakers, and make-up artists so couples do not have to set about finding contacts themselves. Planning a beach wedding should be a fun part of the process, and with Suncoast Weddings, couples can be as involved as they choose to be - anywhere from being hands-off and leaving all of the planning to the Suncoast Weddings team with minimal guidance, or with each detail such as what color the sashes will be, what aisle markers will be used etc.