FAQ & Common Questions

 

1)  What if we cancel the wedding is the deposit refundable, if no, why not?

The deposit, plus any fees spent on your behave for items to service your wedding are non-refundable.  They are paid to individuals and companies to reserve their date and time.  This includes but is not limited to permits, flowers, cakes, supplies, outside deposits to specialty vendors.  Within 90 days of the event, the total amount is non-refundable – this includes all outside vendors.

2)  What if our wedding is canceled because of a natural disaster, Hurricane, Tornado, … can we get a refund?
You may have the choice to apply the fee to another date, time or location. This date must be discussed and agreed upon to avoid conflicts with previous bookings.

3)  If we book our wedding (Officiate, Setup Crew, Photography, Videography) and then cancel specific vendors after the date – is this money take off the balance or refunded?
Vendors that are reserved on your behalf and deposits left at the time of booking may be subject to forfeiture.  Keep in mind when we reserve the date on the calendar, these vendors forego future bookings and hold the date for us.

4)  May we customize our wedding ceremony and include family, friends and children in the ceremony?
Yes you may choose your own ceremony and include what you would like.  You must provide us with a printable word document of your ceremony via email and at the time of the ceremony with any changes or addition to our standard ceremony.  We cannot accept additions after the original registration.

5)  Is there an additional fee or charge for custom ceremonies?
No additional cost.  Please send in a Word document – we will review and make any updates.

6)  Is there an additional fee to include unity sand, blessing stones, etc?
This is more personal preference – there are no additional charge for any of these.

7)  Can our pets be include in the ceremony or wedding party?
Yes at some locations. Please contact us or the beach location to confirm.

8)  Can we have singers and music during the ceremony?
Yes – An optional PA System is available for rental.

9)  Do you charge extra for rehearsal and why?
Yes there is an additional $100 fee of for rehearsal.  $125 for Anna Maria Island and Sarasota Locations.

10)  May we use our own officiate?
Yes you may use your own officiate.  If you use your own officiate we are not responsible for any aspect of the ceremony, guest control, signs or marriage license information.

11)  Do the Rabbi and Priest charge the same fee as the notary and minister?
No – The fee for the Rabbi and Priest is to be discussed with them and paid directly to them.

12)  Outside vendors and direct booking with your own vendors?
We are not responsible for any service provided by outside vendors, booked or paid for directly.

13)  How do we get the pictures / video / recorded music?
Images are sent via Email Link and Video’s are burned on to a DVD.  Content produced by hired vendors are released at the discretion of Gulf Beach Weddings and not the vendor direct.  This includes:  pictures, video, music, etc. that can be recorded and/or used for promotional purposes.  In special circumstances photos and video can be withheld for non-payment, slander, or damaged reception property as means of a security deposit until resolved.