A La Carte Enhancements
Day Before Wedding “Rehearsal” – $250
With our wedding coordinator or wedding planner. If you want the Officiant in attendance, please call for availability and pricing. If you have your own Officiant, please ensure he/she will be on site for the rehearsal as he/she will want to understand what is to be expected on your wedding day. Rehearsal with our wedding coordinator or wedding planner is included in our Simply Grand Wedding Ceremony.
Bring Your Own… Pastor~Minister – $70 order of services coordinating fee $25/hr. addl. coordinator time, including rehearsal attendance by your coordinator for the day of your wedding.
Floral Planning, Delivery to Bridal Party at your location – $70 planning fee, $40 delivery, $35/hr. addl. planning time.
We provide simple floral planning services and delivery in all wedding packages that include floral. Sometimes our brides and family need additional planning time to get it “just right”. When you choose additional floral: a delivery charge is added and additional planning fees will depend on the actual time involved in working to secure the perfect wedding flowers, additional floral pieces and floral arrangements for you, your bridal party, your ceremony and reception for your dream wedding day.
Additional Wedding Planning – Booked in 4 hour blocks at $35/hr. Unused time, if any, will be credited to your account.
Sometimes our couples need additional planning time for coordinating with vendors, reception, or accommodations. Some packages include planner time, and if you choose a package that doesn’t, for a small fee, you can secure our expertise to help make your destination beach wedding just as fabulous as you can imagine for you and your friends, loved ones, guests and wedding party!
Recorded Music – $200
Music is played during guest arrival, processional, recessional and fun photography time. Your playlist form will be sent to you and must be filled out and submitted 10 days prior to your event. We provide the music files. Our sound system is positioned for best quality sound for the beach and optimal photography, and is operated by a qualified, staff member.
Live Musician – Steel Drums – $400
With this selection, our live musicians will play popular beach themed wedding music during guest arrival, procession, recession and fun photography time. We may be able to honor some special requests – please let us know if this is of interest to you and we’ll let you know if we can accommodate your special request.
Photography and Videography
Wedding and Ceremony videography and photography is challenging work. We work with some of the best, affordable photographers and videographers on this beach and their fees vary. We have several photographers and videographers we work with who bring proven quality and value to our clients. If you want a magazine-quality photographer or broadcast quality videographer, expect to pay thousands of dollars for your session.
Our prices are very affordable – and you can rest assured you will receive high resolution photography images and professionally edited video. We don’t engage the “I have a digital camera/video camera so I am a photographer/videographer now!” who sell their services for $100 per session and have signs on the roadside. We are proud that we have beach wedding photographers who specialize in affordable, quality photography on the beach, highest quality professional photography studios, and event videographers who have experience and a proven track record of many, many satisfied event clients!
Professional Videographer – Starting at $400 for professional, studio edited, video of your ceremony. You’ll receive an edited, high quality video via Online Download or DVD, at the discretion of the videographer, with dual copyright release, with music. Up to five hours of editing and production time is included. Online Downloads are becoming the preference, however, additional DVDs are $35 per DVD.
Professional Photographer – $550 for up to the first hour, with 75 images. You’ll receive your images via CD, Flash Drive or Online Album – photographer’s choice – with full printing rights – forever – to print and share with family and friends. If you’d like additional time, up to each additional hour is $225. Additional services such as two or more photographers, special lighting scenarios, and other options can be arranged, based on booking availability. Additional retainer fees and vendor specific contracts can be expected in most cases.
Photography: Professional Editing – $275 and our clients LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this option! 25 images. You’ll receive professional and gorgeous image crops, stunning black and white images, sepia images, and select color pop in black and white images from your wedding photo images. Leave it to our post-production expert to choose the images for editing. Your post production edits will be sent to you via Online Album with full printing rights – forever – to print and share.
Beach Wedding Photography – $299 for up to the first hour of photography with 50 images. You’ll receive your images via CD, Flash Drive or Online Album – photographer’s choice – with full printing rights – forever – to print and share with family and friends. If you’d like additional time, up to each additional hour with 50 images is $175.
Sand Art Heart – $225 This is truly breathtaking. Sand Art in the shape of a Heart, taking one to two artists up to an hour and a half to create, each is unique and beautiful. Includes up to 2 dozen deep red roses, rose petals, LED candles, and starfish – with the occasional addition of fresh seaweed, driftwood or other gifts from nature. Approximately 12-15 feet in diameter. A Simply Seaside Weddings Exclusive!
Sand Ceremony* – $125 for Simplicity, Simply Forever, and Simply Intimate. All other packages include your Sand Ceremony. You have your keepsake Sand Ceremony set a reminder of your day, and the beautiful ceremonial words and instruction by your Officiant are integrated at just the right time during your ceremony.
Blessing Stones / Blessing Shells Ceremony* – $275 For couples who are looking for a unique addition to their wedding ceremony, the Blessing Stones / Blessing Shells is a great way to capture your guest’s wholehearted love for you. The Blessing Stones-Blessing Shells Ceremony is a beautiful unity ceremony that includes everyone who is in attendance at your ceremony. The Bowl of Blessings is a handmade Gullah Sweetgrass basket that will serve as a beautiful, lasting reminder of the love and support given you on your special day in the tradition of the South Carolina Low Country.
Color Sashes/Bows on Chairs –$140 up to 20 chairs, $4 for each additional sash/bow per chair.
Starfish and Elegant Fabric ties on Chairs – $125 up to 20 chairs, $4 for each additional starfish and raffia tie per chair.
Extra Chairs – Sturdy, white, padded, event chairs with up to 800 lb capacity. We do not rent our chairs or decor. All fees are dedicated to production staff labor for delivery, setup, take down, and clean up.
- 1-10 Additional Chairs $7 ea..
- 11-30 Additional Chairs $7 ea.+ $50 for addl. production staff, includes delivery to/from, set up and breakdown.
- 31-50 Additional Chairs $7 ea. + $100 for addl. production staff, includes delivery to/from, set up and breakdown.
Shoe Valet* – $65. Beach Wedding = shoes optional. Keep your guests comfortable on hot sand or cool, wet sand ~ with signage, a natural beach mat and soft bristle brushes in a pail to wipe off the sand before they get back into their shoes after your ceremony. Add favor-quality sandals for your guests, perfectly cool when the sand temps get really hot! From $7 per pair.
Beach Balls* – $6 per ball. 20 balls maximum. Blown up mechanically. These are so much fun for your photography after your wedding ceremony!
Sparkler Send Off – $4 ea. Large, double dipped 4 minute wedding sparklers for your guests to send you off after your wedding ceremony or reception! Gorgeous and exciting… “let the sparks fly”!
Wedding Favors* – $175 for up to 25, $7 for each additional favor. Our 2016 favors are fabulous! From starfish thank you notes to message in a bottle, flip flop bottle openers, wine charms, beach themed candles, “A Slice of LOVE” pizza cutter, 5″ mini lantern with tea light, starfish etched glass coaster sets, LOVE coasters, key chains in chrome starfish, chrome and rubber flip flop, or white sea shell, laser cut wood fans, sand dollar soaps, and more… we have awesome guest favors your guests will love. Ask about pricing on personalized wedding favors.
Wedding Programs* – $160 for up to 20, $8 per program. With small natural starfish and ribbon, heavy weight with your choice of 3 font styles – choose from chalkboard, elegant, or beach casual. Ask about an upgrade from natural starfish to mini faux silver or beach inspired trinket.
Memorial Chair* – $75 This is a sweet and heartfelt way to honor a special person and bring them into your ceremony – whether a parent, grandparent, sibling, or other dearly missed; always remembered, never to be forgotten.
Special Requests – If you have an idea you wish to incorporate into your beach wedding or vow renewal, let’s discuss how we can make it happen!
Please note that Simply Seaside Weddings does not rent decor or A La Carte Enhancements. All fees are tied to labor unless otherwise specified as items marked with an asterisk * under Ceremony Options. Those are for you and your guests to keep and take with you.