St. Pete may have year-round
sunshine, but there are also seasonal
tropical rainstorms, so it’s
best to plan ahead. Check historic
weather patterns to pick the
right date and time, and consider
reserving a park shelter. Fort
DeSoto Park is a popular spot
with its top-rated beaches.
Many beaches require special
event permits for wedding ceremonies.
To learn more, contact
the city government, local parks
department or municipal authority
in the town where the beach
is located. Restaurants, hotels
and wedding planners can also
assist you in following the require
guidelines. To protect wildlife,
confetti, rice and balloons are
not permitted on the beach, but
environmentally friendly alternatives
such as bubbles are
approved and a fun alternative.
It’s easy to tie the knot in St.
Pete. There is no waiting period
for out-of-state visitors who wish
to get married in Florida.
Application must be made in person.
bring a valid photo ID (driver’s
license, state ID card,
passport, or government or military
ID). Both parties will need to
provide their social security numbers,
but not a social security
card. Non-citizens must also
bring proof of alien registration.
Blood tests are not required. The
marriage license fee is $93.50.
For more information call 727-
464-7000 or go to www.
your wedding unique. Each museum
offers a different ambience, depending
on the focus of its collections.
There are many museums to choose
from, including The Dalí Museum,
The Museum of Fine Arts, The James
Museum of Western & Wildlife
Art, the Imagine Museum, Chihuly
Collection, the Morean Center for
Clay at the Historic Train Station, and
the St. Petersburg Museum of History.
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