Tips For Planning a Destination Wedding

Destination weddings are nothing new. In fact, the Caribbean islands have been a much loved honeymoon spot for newlyweds for years and in the past few decades, planning a destination wedding in the Caribbean has become quite popular. With the warm year round temperatures, clear waters, and activities, who wouldn’t want to make the Caribbean the place to say their “I do’s.” Hopefully these tips for planning a destination wedding in the Caribbean, will help your wedding go off without a hitch.

If you are thinking of tying the knot in the Caribbean, there are a number of things to consider. First, you must think about who you want to attend your wedding. By law, you may be required to have a specific number of witnesses present. Your guest list may not include everyone you originally dreamed of being there, but you can still have a beautiful island ceremony.

Cost is the biggest factor when considering a destination wedding, especially in the Caribbean. Every guest may not be able to afford a trip to the islands and unless you have the budget to cover the cost, the decision to have only a limited number of guests present is something you will have to live with. Realistically, not everyone will be able to attend your Caribbean island wedding ceremony. This doesn’t mean they can’t experience the blessed event. If you’re planning a wedding reception when you return home, videotape your Caribbean ceremony and show your family and friends during the reception. It’s not the same as being there, but it is the next best thing.

Another thing to consider when inviting guests to your Caribbean wedding is that you will probably honeymoon on the island as well, and while you want everyone who can attend at the ceremony, you many not want them hanging around for your honeymoon. If guests plan on staying on the island to vacation, perhaps your wedding planner can suggest activities for them that don’t interfere with your private time.

There are a few advantages and disadvantages when considering a Caribbean destination wedding, with cost being the main concern for travelers, but your wedding can be a joyous event for you and your mate even if everyone cannot attend. Don’t forget passports when planning your Caribbean wedding. Anyone planning to attend will need to apply for a passport. There is a cost involved, so you will have to take that into consideration as well.

It is suggested that you contact a wedding planner in the area where you wish to exchange vows. They have the know-how to plan and pull everything together, so getting hitched will go off without a hitch.