I'm brainstroming ideas for a beach wedding. I have decided on Smather's Beach, but can't come up with any kind of back-up plan in case of weather. The month isn't set, but I believe I would like sometime between April and Beginning of June (recommendations welcome!) and I'll have about 30 people. I have looked into resorts, but they want about $4000 for a ceremony. There has GOT to be a better solution! Any ideas? I don't mind spending some, but $4000 is ludicrous when all that is required is an officiant! Tents can be excessively expensive as well, and are ugly, so what does that leave? Would a church accept being a back-up plan? Does anyone know of a pretty church that won't give me much of a hassle or cost too much? I was baptized Catholic, but was pretty much raised Protestant, and I've recieved communion if that matters to any of it. I'm not religious what-so-ever, so if there are any other beach back-up plans, I'd really like to hear them!!! And if you could recommend a time of year we can all hang in shorts and tank tops and neither freeze nor melt, let me know! (I'm in Sarasota, and I know June sucks... Does it downpour and thunder everyday there too?).