Selecting the Right Time for Your Beach Wedding

A beach wedding is a beautiful thing and, if you pick the right time, it can be an even more beautiful thing…

First let’s talk vendor cost and availability. A destination wedding in the Daytona or New Smyrna Beach area during the winter months can be absolutely picturesque. It’s a remarkable time of year here and your guests can enjoy a wonderful warm weather getaway. But spring is also a wonderful time for a wedding, and accommodations, flights and vendors can be much less expensive in April or May. It is also easier to book things because availability is better when you are not smack dab in the middle of peak season.

Now let’s talk weather. Good weather is crucial if you are planning any type of outside event. First and foremost, if you can avoid it, don’t even consider chancing a wedding date during peak hurricane season. Also, summer and early fall are well known for pop-up showers.

No matter what date you choose, it is a good idea to have a back-up plan in place in case of rain – especially in Florida. Consider a canopy or tent, or an indoor venue for such an instance.

Tide is also a major factor when planning a beach wedding. Make certain you check the tide timing and plan your event during a time you know the tide is only going to get lower throughout your event. You don’t even want to think about what would happen if the tide rolled in during your ceremony!

Finally, you may also want to avoid holiday weekends. They tend to be busy, more expensive and many of your guests may have plans during that time.

Whatever your decide, start planning early so that you aren’t behind the proverbial eight-ball, and avoid leaving anything to chance by hiring a reliable event planner. Affordable Beach Wedding is Central Florida’s trusted wedding planner of choice.