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  • Where will my beach wedding location be?    We have several different locations that we use, on the beach and elsewhere.  At Traverse City Beach Weddings we have lots of experience and information on the best wedding locations in the area.   We do have certain areas that work well and that we use on a regular basis. We will be happy to work with you to find the best spot based on the size of your beach wedding and other personal preferences.  For lodging informaton in the Traverse City area click HERE.
     
  • Do I have to pay a fee for the location and will I need a permit?   Not if it is at one of our public beaches/locations that we regularly use.  And don't forget, many times the resort, condo, or beach house you may be staying at allows ceremonies on their property.  If the resort requires the site fee, it is the couple's responsibility to make sure the permit and fee are taken care of.  
     
  • What do we do in case it rains?   Probably the biggest fear of planning an outdoor wedding is the possibility of rain! On the day of your wedding we will check the local weather forecast hourly. Typically the rain-fall in the summer is scattered very brief (30 minutes or so), so most brides tend to just wait it out. However, if there happens to be a larger storm usually we can move to a covered outdoor pavilion site.  Sometimes we can accommodate pushing back the wedding one day and we certainly will to do this as long as our schedule allows us.
     
  • Will I need a marriage license and if so where do I get it?  Yes, you will have to obtain your wedding marriage license before the ceremony.   For information to obtain a State of Michigan Marriage license click here.
     
  • Who is going to perform our ceremony?   After reserving your date the officiant who is going to be performing your ceremony will contact you directly.  You will have unlimited access to your wedding officiant with any questions concerning vows and ceremony details.
     
  • Can I customize one of your 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, or wish to make substitutions just let us know. Our packages do not included a Wedding Rehearsal, however if our schedule permits, it can be added to the package for a nominal fee. None of our standard packages require a wedding rehearsal.
     
  • Tell me more about your Beach Wedding Photography.  Your beach wedding is something that will be remembered forever. And what better way to do that than with photographs?  One of the advantages of our Wedding Services is that the Wedding Photography is done by Purcell Photography one of Traverse City's premier Wedding Photographers.  Visit Purcell Photography's website to view their wedding images. 

    All of our packages  include professional wedding photography of the ceremony and formal portraits of the bride, groom, guests, and family. Our standard packages do not include photography at your reception unless prior arrangements are made.

    The number of pictures taken depends on the package selected.  Additional photography time (reception, family portraits, etc.) is available at an additional cost, as are wedding albums and canvas prints if you wish to order them through us. When you book with us, you get your full resolution wedding pictures on a CD along with a copyright release form.
     
  • How much is the deposit and how do I pay it?  After confirming your wedding date with us, you can reserve your date by making a deposit.  When reserving a date, we require a 50% down payment. We accept all major credit cards.  Your deposit secures the date for you.  Remember, you need to confirm your wedding date and time with us BEFORE you pay your deposit.
     
     
  • What happens if we have to postpone or cancel out wedding?  If you need to postpone your wedding,  you will be given the option of moving your wedding to the day of your choice, schedule permitting. 

    If you have to cancel your wedding, all deposits are NOT refundable if cancellation of the wedding/contract is done within 30 days of the wedding date. 50% of the deposit is refundable if the cancellation is beyond 30 days of the wedding date. All cancellations must be in writing or email.

    Remember, once we schedule your wedding, we reserve that date for you and turn away other couples who ask for that date.
     

  • Wedding date and start time.  All weddings are expected to start at the agreed upon time.  This is important as there may be other weddings scheduled for later in the day.  Most of the time if we are informed of a delay in starting we will gladly accommodate.  However, any wedding not  starting within 30 minutes of the agreed upon time will be charged a $50 surcharge, unless prior approval.  Any wedding not starting with 1 hour of the agreed upon time may be postponed at the discretion of Traverse City Beach Weddings.

 

 

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