Simple Seaside Ceremonies

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About Simple Seaside Ceremonies

I am a Certified Wedding Specialist, a Professional Bridal Consultant, a Professional Wedding Planner, a Marriage Educator and an Ordained Minister. Planning, coordinating, rehearsal directing and officiating services are available in the Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte County areas. Formal, informal or beach settings. First or second marriages. Ceremonies conducted from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. A large selection of original wedding ceremonies are available. You are welcome to personalize or customize your ceremony with a favorite poem or passage or reading or a family tradition/custom or your own vows.

The fee to officiate a wedding ceremony or renewal of vows is $99. The fee to officiate any type of ceremony, any day of the week is $99. The fee to officiate any type of ceremony on a holiday or holiday weekend is $99. There is a $1 per mile travel fee (one way) to any location that does NOT have a Venice, FL address.

Serving these areas: Lido Key, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Osprey, Nokomis, Venice, Englewood, North Port, Port Charlotte and Boca Grande.

Yes, I perform "short notice" ceremonies. Just recently I was contacted on a Sunday evening, the couple were united in matrimony that following Wednesday morning in Venice.

Looking for the perfect ceremony location? Something secluded? Something grand? Something with the Gulf of Mexico in the background? I can make suggestions or give you some ideas. Did you know there are several beach locations that have a picnic area or restaurants close by? Did you know that you may have to obtain a permit for your event through the county parks and recreation department?

Yes, I do "couple only" ceremonies. In the State of Florida only one signature is required, the officiant's signature. You do not need one or two witnesses for a wedding ceremony in Florida.

The two or three day waiting period is waived for those couples (both people) who have an out-of-state identification or driver's license. BOTH people must have an out-of-state driver's license or identification to qualify. Did you know that you can get your Marriage License right here in Venice? The Robert Anderson Administration Center (Sarasota County) is open from 830AM to 4PM, Monday - Friday (no weekend or evening hours).

Want to do "something different"? I've got suggestions, ideas and examples! On the first day of January, 2018, I officiated a Medieval Theme Ceremony at Mykka River State Park outside of Sarasota. And on the 13th of October, 2018, I officiated a Florida Cowboy and Cowgirl Theme Ceremony at a private home in Port Charlotte.

Want to do a "traditional" ceremony? Yes, I know all the rules of etiquette and the words of a traditional ceremony.

Just want a "short and simple" ceremony? That's what I do!

There is only one thing better than getting married, and that is getting married in paradise!

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  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Shae Barker · Married on 07/02/2019

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    Avis was Amazing!

    I would highly recommend Avis! She was absolutely amazing. Very helpful throughout the entire process and had everything organized and ready to go that morning. Also very flexible and gave us a lot of info regarding the different beach locations that we could have the ceremony and how/where to process all of the paperwork.

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    Simple Seaside Ceremonies's reply:

    Thanks for posting such a nice review. It is appreciated!
    Avis Shiveler Brangan / Simple Seaside Ceremonies
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    Peggy Maekel · Married on 06/06/2019

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    International Wedding

    Since we are an international couple living in Germany, we had very many questions and needed more help to organize our wedding as you can imagine. Avis was extremely helpful and very professional. She provided many little details that we didn't expect which made our wedding a very special and unforgetable experience. We would highly recommend Avis to any couple who wants to get marry. Thank very much Avis.

    Sent on 07/18/2019

    Simple Seaside Ceremonies's reply:

    THANKS so much for the review! That was very kind of you! Your review is appreciated! Glad I was able to help you and add the little details that you noticed. Hip Hip Hooray for love! Avis Shiveler Brangan
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    Jaime Everage · Married on 01/01/2019

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    From out of state but in good hands!

    We had the pleasure of working with Avis for our January 1st ceremony and I can't say enough about how wonderful she was! She smoothed last-minute issues and was so accommodating to our needs! Searching for someone out of state to marry us was nerve-racking, but from my first conversation with her I felt totally at ease and knew that we would be in good hands. The day of the ceremony she was so kind and patient with us, and we enjoyed her readings so much. I can't recommend her enough to do justice to the awesome service that she provides. We will forever be grateful to her and her sweet husband who accompanies her to her ceremonies. Thank you, Avis!

    Sent on 02/19/2019

    Simple Seaside Ceremonies's reply:

    Thanks so much for the kind words! My pleasure! Happy Wedding Day to you!!! Much all of your dreams come true!

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Simple Seaside Ceremonies FAQ

  • Do you offer an hourly rate? Yes
  • What is the hourly rate? $ 75.00
  • What wedding events do you provide services for? Ceremony
  • What wedding planning services do you offer? Budget Analysis, Day-of Coordination, Partial Planning, Vendor Referrals
  • What weddings do you have experience planning? Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Elopement, Eco-Friendly, Non-Religious, Religious
  • How many planners are on your team? 1
  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 99.00
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 99.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals? $ 99.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for? Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion
  • What services do you provide? Allow Couples' Own Vows
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? Baptist, Episcopalian, Methodist, No Denomination, Presbyterian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate? Less than 30 mins., 30-60 mins.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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  • Boca Royale Golf & Country Club
    Boca Royale Golf & Country Club Country Club Weddings

    If you are looking for a trustworthy, competent and experienced wedding officiant, you will love Avis Shiveler Brangan of Simple Seaside Ceremonies. Avis is professional, warm and thoughtful. You can be sure that she will create a meaningful and memorable ceremony for your wedding. At Boca Royale Golf & Country Club, we are always pleased to work with Simple Seaside Ceremonies.

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  • 318 Jay Street Venice, 34293 See on map
    9414124114 (Phone number)

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