With so many expenses tied to getting married, locking down a ceremony and a venue is a critical part of staying within a budget. Traditional weddings have been steadily increasing in price and often the venues have to be reserved many months, or even years, in advance. One increasingly popular alternative for modern couples is a beach wedding. This need not exclude family and friends as the wedding party travels together and stays near each other for a weekend or an extended holiday. There are quaint beach cottages to stay in or even the ultimate opportunity to stay together and celebrate together in a beach house wedding where the beach house becomes the wedding venue and the reception venue. Suncoast Weddings, premier wedding planners on the west coast of Florida, are able to recommend local florists, make-up artists, cake bakers, caterers, DJs, and other vendors who can provide their services to make a dream wedding day come together. Suncoast Weddings can help coordinate the services and are able to offer beach wedding packages which combine elements of a beach wedding service into an affordable and easy to understand framework. From sunrise services followed by a breakfast or brunch, to sunset services to be followed by a banquet and dancing at a reception, the alternatives appeal to couples looking for a picture-perfect setting and a romantic yet budget-friendly ceremony. The west coast of Florida is famous for spectacular golden sunsets and for those looking for sunset portraits on their wedding day, a ceremony start-time of about one hour before the sunset is recommended. That gives plenty of time for a relaxed service, group portraits, and then photography of the happy couple in the 'golden hour' as the sun sinks below the horizon on the Gulf of Mexico.