Marriage license steps (if using Princess Wedding co Officiate):

  • Apply for marriage license at any Florida court house in person or via zoom  (see more info below)
  • Bring your Marriage License to the Ceremony and give it to your officiate
  • He will sign and file it with Florida Court House after the wedding
  • You will receive Marriage Certificate in the mail about 14 days after the wedding

Local Court House Locations

Panama City Beach, Fl

Bay County Court House  (Apply Online or In Person)

300 East 4th Street
Panama City, FL 32401

Destin, Florida

Okaloosa County (Apply Online or In Person)

101 East James Lee Blvd.
Crestview, FL 32536


940 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547

Walton County   (In Person only)

31 Coastal Centre Boulevard
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
(850) 267-3066

How long is a marriage license valid once it is issued?

The marriage must be solemnized within sixty (60) days of issuance of the marriage license. The ceremony may be performed anywhere within the State of Florida.

Do I have to provide my social security number?

If you are a US citizen, or have been issued a social security number, you must provide it at time of application.

What is a fee for Marriage License?

Fee is $93.50

What do I need to get Marriage License?

  • Both parties must be present when applying for a marriage license
  • Valid government issued photo driver license issued in the United States; or Valid federal or state photo identification card; or Valid government issued Passport
  • If either person was previously married, the exact date the marriage ended (month, day and year) are required.
  • You do not have to be a resident of Florida to apply.

If we are both non-Florida residents, is there a waiting period for the issuance of the license?

  • No. If both the bride and groom are non-Florida residents, there is no waiting period for the license to become effective.

Are blood tests and physical exams required?

  • No

How much is the deposit?

Deposit for our ceremony packages is $500. Deposit for our All Inclusive package is $1000. All deposits paid are non-refundable.

When is final payment due?

Final payment is due two weeks prior to the wedding.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Paypal (all major credit cards), Venmo, Zelle and checks.


Where will my beach wedding location be?

We can set up our decorations at any location you like. All of our packages come with Destin, Panama City Beach Local Wedding Guide. This Guide lists locations that we recommend, along with pictures, videos and description. This Guide was designed to simplify choosing location process.

Sample of Beach wedding locations

Beach wedding locations in our Planning Guide include: Florida State Parks, Public Beach accesses that are suited for beach weddings, Beach houses, and Resorts. We will be happy to assist you with finding the best spot based on your vision and size of your Florida beach wedding.

Do I have to pay a fee for the location and will I need a permit?

Permit and Fees for location is not included in the package price. Our coordinator will assist with obtaining all required permits.

What cities do you serve?

Currently the locations we serve are:

Florida Panhandle beach wedding locations:

  • Destin beach weddings
  • Panama City Beach weddings
  • San Destin beach weddings
  • Okaloosa Island beach weddings
  • Fort Walton Beach weddings

What are the steps to plan a beach wedding with Princess Wedding co?

Our goal is to make your beach wedding planning as simple and straightforward as possible. All of our brides have constant access to their coordinator via email of phone. Please read our 10 step Planning Process for more info.

Who is going to perform our ceremony?

After reserving your date officiate who is going to be performing your ceremony will contact you directly. We only work with the best officiates in the Destin, Panama City Beach, and St Augustine Florida areas. Based on your preference it can be male or female. You will have unlimited access to your wedding officiate with any questions concerning vows or marriage license. He will also provide you with different options for wedding vows to choose from, or will assist you with preparing custom vows.

What is the best time for beach wedding ceremony?

From my experience best times for beach wedding ceremony are either morning (8-10 am) or sunset weddings (at least one hours before sunset). Why? Because weather is cooler and less people are on the beach during those times. Prime time for beach goers is between 10am and 5 pm, so you want to avoid this time frame. Here is more info on best time for beach wedding ceremony.

What do we do in case it rains?

Probably the biggest fear of planning a beach wedding is the possibility of rain. What our team will do: On the day of your wedding Princess Wedding coordinator will check the local Destin and Panama City Beach area weather forecast hourly. If there is a higher than 40% chance of rain, she will call you with few options/suggestions. Typically the rain-fall on Florida’s panhandle coast is very brief (15-30 minutes), so most brides tend to just wait it out. However, if there happens to be a larger storm the bride can opt to push back the wedding one day. Some pavilions have indoor sites where the wedding can be moved to also. It is ultimately the bride’s decision and our wedding coordinators here at Princess Wedding want your day to be just perfect and help in every way possible. Here is a link to post on our blog with more information about beach weddings and rain.


Can I customize one of your Florida beach wedding packages?

All of our packages can be easily changed or customized at no extra charge. If you would like something not listed in one of our packages, contact one of our beach wedding coordinators and we will work with you to make it happen!


Who is going to be my photographer?

Mayya Dolis, Edina Kiss and Ivana Lane are Princess Wedding Co team Photographers. One of those amazing ladies will be your beach wedding photographer.

How many pictures will I get?

The number of beach wedding pictures depends on the size of your wedding and your vision and ideas. Average wedding includes about 150-300 pictures. Photographer will take pictures during the ceremony and all portraits after the ceremony. Photo shoot usually takes anywhere from one to one and a half hours.

How will I receive my pictures?

Full resolution pictures will be shared with you online. You will be able to download and share them at your convenience. Copyright release form will be sent via email.

Is reception Photography included in the package?

Reception photography is NOT included in our packages. Reception photography is available as one of the EXTRAS. We recommend at least 4 hours to capture all of the important moments.

Can I have my photographer take pictures of me getting ready?

Yes, this is one of our EXTRAS. We recommend 1-2 hours to capture both groom and bride getting ready.