Winter Beach Weddings in Florida
Believe it or not some tropical locations can be downright cold in winter. I speak from experience as I lived in central Florida for many years. Farther south, in the Keys, the climate is milder, and I don’t know what their winters are like. I only know that in the central part of the state and north we sometimes had frost on the ground. The kids loved it because it was almost like having snow. (Not really, but that is what they thought.)
In the mid part of the state, ocean temps begin to drop as the nights (finally) begin to cool down in September and by late October few Floridians are heading to the beach to swim. When you are used to water temps in the eighties, anything near seventy is too cold. Yes, we are spoiled.
A beach wedding in early winter means that you will have the beach mostly to yourselves. It also means you will have to dress warmer and bad weather could ruin your day. Summer days are pretty predictable. Hot in the morning, torrential rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon, and hot evenings. Winters in Florida are less predictable, but the month of December was always one of my favorite. And remember the threat of hurricanes is gone by then too. January is colder still and by February Bike Week and other yearly celebrations begin, which brings many tourists (not to mention motorcycles) to the Daytona area and way beyond.
- Renowned Florida Wedding Planner, Aviva Samuels Talks 2012 Winter Wedding Trends (prweb.com)
- Florida Vacations (orbitz.com)
- Ideas For a Christmas Wedding in the Tropics (sandpiperwedding.wordpress.com)