The east coast of Florida might be home to popular cities like Miami, St. Augustine, and Cocoa Beach, but that doesn’t mean the Gulf Coast should be overlooked!

Skyline of downtown Tampa, Florida at Dawn

Florida’s west coast features calm surf, powdery white beaches, and plenty of opportunities for a spectacular wedding weekend.

There are a lot of charming cities nestled around Tampa Bay–including Clearwater, Largo, Tampa, Bradenton, and St. Petersburg–each with its own personality. But one thing unites them all: a thriving wedding scene you and your guests will love!

Gulf Coast Culture

Few cities can match Tampa Bay’s wide variety of attractions and activities!

When it comes to beaches, you have a plethora of options to choose from. From the aptly named Honeymoon Island Beach all the way down to Siesta Key, miles and miles of sparkling water await you.

Adventure lovers won’t have to travel to Disney to find thrill rides. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a combination zoo and theme park that will delight visitors of all ages. Or, make a splash at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the marine research facility that inspired the movie Dolphin Tale.

But where The Gulf Coast really stands out is the number of museums. From the stunning Dalí Museum to the fabled Ringling Museum, you’ll want to extend your stay just to have time for it all!

Gulf Coast Weddings

Getting married on the Gulf Coast makes wedding planning easy!

Of course, you’ll want to start by finding a local wedding planner that’s familiar with all the best the area has to offer.

Perfecting the Plan has experience planning all types of special events, from weddings and rehearsal dinners to corporate events. And if you’re interested in a beach ceremony, Enchanted Weddings and Events offers beach packages as well as wedding planning services.

For an intimate wedding, Say “I Do” On the Sun Coast offers ceremony planning, wedding packages, and a professional officiant to make the ceremony go smoothly.

For a full wedding weekend of relaxation and camaraderie, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay offers indoor and outdoor ceremony locations, delicious catering, and–most importantly–a convenient place for you and your guests to stay while you’re in the area.

However, if you were hoping for a more classic ceremony, white wedding chapel and all, FL Destination Weddings offers comprehensive packages with no guest limits.

Bride and groom standing on beach looking out at the water

We Make Weddings Easy

Whether you’re planning a Gulf Coast destination wedding or you call the Tampa Bay area home, taking time to check all those details off your to-do list can be daunting.

Yet one of the most important tasks is usually the one couples look forward to the least: getting the marriage license!

It can sometimes take hours to obtain the marriage license from the courthouse. Wouldn’t you rather spend this time doing the fun parts of wedding planning or spending time with family and friends?

At Florida Marriage License By Mail, we take that extra burden off your shoulders, giving you one less thing to worry about. Simply fill out, sign, and notarize the necessary forms and you’ll receive your marriage license in the mail–wherever you are!

If you’re looking for one less thing on your plate, send us a text or contact us via the website to get started. We make it a point to respond quickly to all inquiries.