If history repeats itself, December is set to be the most popular month of the year for engagements. With so many family gatherings and so much joy, engagement season is centered around the latter half of December, stretching into the New Year celebrations. Following the excitement of popping the question and ring shopping, thoughts inevitably turn to where and when to get married. For some couples, the planning process can be stressful, and venues can be booked up months or even years in advance. Increasingly, couples looking for the best places to elope in Florida or simply an alternative to the traditional and expensive celebrations are looking to beach weddings. Florida's west coast on the Gulf of Mexico is lucky enough to witness stunning golden sunsets as the sun dips below the horizon. Many of the beaches are picture-perfect backdrops for a wedding, elopement, or Florida vow renewals. With natural fringes to the beach of sea oats, fine sand, and boardwalk access, the locations from Clearwater in the north to St Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Madeira Beach and Siesta Key further south, are featured by Suncoast Weddings, one of the premier beach wedding planning companies in Florida, proving a popular choice for couples not only local to Florida, but from across the entire US and indeed, the world. Guidance from the professionals can help ease the stress of planning a destination wedding from afar, as well as making sure all the necessary paperwork is done. Permits are required for ceremonies on many of the beaches, and failure to apply for and be approved for that permit can result in a ceremony site being dismantled.