Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Romantic Destination Wedding: Elope and Tie-the-Knot on Miami Beach Before Going on a Honeymoon Cruise

Discover why couples wanting an affordable destination wedding and honeymoon, are eloping to Miami Beach and having their marriage ceremony on the beach before they go on a cruise.

Romantic Destination Wedding: Elope and Tie-the-Knot on Miami Beach Before Going on a Honeymoon Cruise

by Monique N. GilbertWedding Officiant (Florida Notary)
Tropical Miami Beach Weddings

Looking to find a way to fit a beautiful wedding and honeymoon into your busy lifestyle without going broke? Savvy brides and grooms-to-be have discovered a wonderful and economical way to say “I do” that is full of romance and adventure.

An increasing number of couples are choosing to have romantic tropical Miami Beach weddings before they go on their honeymoon cruises. The notion of getting married away from home, and combining the marriage ceremony and honeymoon has become extremely popular as more couples plan and pay for their own wedding celebrations. The ease and cost savings of having a destination wedding and honeymoon are two main factors for this new trend.

One of the main attractions to this type of destination wedding is that non-Florida residents and foreign couples can get a Florida marriage license quickly and easily. They can fly into Miami, get their Florida marriage license in person, and have a beautiful ceremony on South Beach; all before they go “bon voyage” from the Port of Miami.

Florida also allows out-of-state and international couples to apply for their marriage licenses by mail and get all the paperwork straightened out before they arrive in Miami. This convenience is most appreciated by busy couples who are short on time and want help arranging their wedding.

The convenience of coming into town, having your beach wedding ceremony all arranged and getting married before leaving on a cruise, sets the right mood for a happy honeymoon departure. Many couples arrive in Miami and have their wedding ceremony on the beach the day before they depart on their cruise. They stay at a luxury Miami Beach hotel and have their marriage ceremony on the beach behind their hotel or at a public beach by South Beach. Other couples prefer to have their wedding ceremony the same day that they go on their cruise.

Either way, couples love the idea of getting married on South Beach before leaving the Port of Miami as husband and wife. When they step aboard the ship, they are already celebrating their joyous occasion, and are looking forward to continuing their celebrations throughout the night at sea. They get to be causal, carefree and leave their worries behind. Romance is all around them and they are all set to start their new life together in an exciting and loving way.

The appeal to having your honeymoon at sea is that with all the cruise ship activities and amenities, you will have plenty to do and fun to experience. You get to eat, drink and be merry. You can kick back and relax by the pool, or you can partake in the various onboard recreations like rock climbing, skeet shooting, dancing and the like. You also can go out on tours and adventures when your ship docks at various ports.

The cost savings is the other attraction. Couples can apply the money saved by having a destination wedding to their honeymoon festivities. Instead of paying thousands of dollars for a one-day traditional wedding and reception, you can have a romantic beach marriage ceremony and a one-to-two week extravaganza with money to spare. You can have a romantic wedding, travel in luxury, dine like royalty and create an assortment of memories that will last the rest of your lives.

Join the many couples who want to have memorable, affordable and intimate nuptials, with a newlywed adventure afterwards. Take charge of your destiny and elope to Miami Beach before you set sail.

Visit for more information about applying for a Florida Marriage License or having a beachfront wedding ceremony.

Tropical Miami Beach Weddings specializes in romantic and carefree marriage ceremonies, commitment ceremonies and vow renewals on the beach. They make all the arrangements necessary. They setup a romantic tropical ceremony site with a coconut-lined aisle and play recorded steel drum wedding music. They customize your ceremony vows, provide a beautiful silk loaner bridal bouquet, give a champagne gift basket, 150-200 digital photos on CD, and perform a unity beach sand ceremony.

Copyright © Monique N. Gilbert. All rights reserved.


Author Bio...

Monique N. Gilbert
is a Wedding Officiant and Florida Notary.
She caters to couples who want to elope and have a romantic marriage ceremony on the beach.
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