Where to begin? Planning your Destination wedding should be a joyous experience. We can help you with your selection to make your big day a reality. We will connect you with some of the industry’s most qualified resources. A destination wedding under the sun is a perfect start to a lasting bond together. Our experienced destination wedding experts are here to help you find the perfect resort for your memorable day. Destination weddings turn the most important day of your life into a week-long affair. It is guaranteed to be one of the most special events you ever plan. Destination weddings cost considerably less than conventional weddings and can be made to fit any budget.
Here are a few steps to get you started.
1. Narrow down a destination There are so many choices, start big and work your way to exactly what you picture. Are you thinking Europe, Disney or Caribbean? Each destination is quite different, picture what will work for you and your guests.
2. Set a budget. You know approximately what your guests will be comfortable paying. Always base your budget on the lowest amount guests can afford. We have excellent options in every price range and have tools to help stretch your budget.
3. Make your guest list. Although every situation is different, consider that almost half of the guests you invite will not be able to attend.
We are here to help along every step of the way and can answer any questions you may have.
Benefits of a Destination Weddings
Your wedding is the most important day of your life. Generally, this day comes and goes in a flash of excitement and all you have are the pictures to remember it by. Now just think of extending this exciting time to a whole week of fun and adventure with your closest friends and family and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Destination Weddings can also be considerably less expensive than a traditional wedding in your hometown. By having your wedding in the destination it gives you the opportunity to have an exotic and stunning backdrop naturally which allows you to spend on the little things that you really want to make it special. We can plan a destination wedding on any budget, from simple to extravagant, we can do anything that your dreams desire.
By holding your wedding in a tropical and exotic location it allows you to combine this trip with your honeymoon experience. You can choose to hop to another island or area on the same island to enjoy an extended stay with your special someone at a more romantic and private locale. We will help to arrange all of this for you at the same time. It’s one-stop shopping!
Having a destination wedding is also your chance to do something different and unique, something that all your friends haven’t already done. From cliffside ceremonies to underwater I do’s there is something unique and special out there for everyone. Contact us today to start planning your amazing experience!
Types of Wedding Ceremonies
Legal or Civil
A legal wedding in the destination is an important must for some couples. We can help you with the requirements and paperwork in your destination of choice. Keep in mind that this option will be more expensive and may require translating of documents and possibly a blood test in a destination. A legal wedding can be much easier is some destinations than others, we can also help you find the perfect destination for your legal wedding.
Many couples prefer the ease of a symbolic Destination Weddings. A symbolic ceremony will appear exactly the same as a legal ceremony. Couples would have to legally wed in their home country before the symbolic wedding in a destination.
Religious weddings are becoming more popular in destinations. Many resorts are resorts are becoming quite proficient in catering to the requirements of various religions. We can help by recommending resorts that we know are experienced in offering ceremonies of your faith.
Legal Requirements for destination weddings vary greatly from one destination to the next. During your planning process, we will be sure to cover all of the details with you on any destination you are considering. In some cases, this weighs on your decision as to where you will hold your wedding. A general rule of thumb is that you will both require valid passports to get married in any destination. So this will be an important first step. Also, you will need your birth certificate and in case of a second marriage all divorce documents will be required. If either party is a widow or widower a death certificate will be required. These are all things you can start getting together now as you begin your planning process. Commonly being married in any country where the first language is English simplifies the legal process. Each country is different so please contact us today to find out more about your dream destination wedding!
Adding a Honeymoon to your Destination Wedding
This is something most couples don’t think of. They just figure they have spent a week in paradise with their family and friends and come home cutting themselves short of a honeymoon. In most cases, it’s actually very simple to extend your stay either in the same destination but at a different resort or area of the island or a whole new destination altogether.
Depending on what your budget allows we can work out many options for you. Make sure not to forget about yourselves in this process! Consider more isolated romantic resorts for your honeymoon anything from a treetop suite to a cliffside villa with private plunge pool both are possible the sky’s the limit on what we can do for you!
Top 10 Tropical Destination Weddings
Lush and lovely St. Lucia boasts scenery reminiscent of the South Pacific, thanks to its famous towering pitons (volcanic plugs) and fertile forests. Adults-only all-inclusive Rendezvous is designed exclusively for couples and serves as an idyllic spot to tie the knot.
Half-Dutch and half-French, this duel nation island offers services in both of Canada’s official languages. The vibe on each side is very different; the Dutch is lively and cosmopolitan, while the French side is laid- back Creole-Caribbean.
The ecological diversity of this vast Mexican region provides scads of unique settings beyond beautiful beaches. Historic Mayan ruins, lush rainforests, and scenic cenotes also provide picture-perfect backdrops.
4. Tha Bahamas
Scenic tropical nuptial spots are plentiful in the Bahamas, including Nassau, Freeport, and Grand Bahama, but the most popular destination for weddings is the aptly named Paradise Island
The birthplace of the all-inclusive, Jamaica has many scenic wedding spots along its famous seven-mile Negril beach, like the boutique-style Rockhouse Hotel, perched on the cliffs of Pristine cove. But if you’re really seeking an upscale, adult-only all-inclusive, head to the side-by-side sister resorts of Secrets St. James and Secrets Wild Orchid, in Montego Bay, where you can wed on a lovely gazebo pier on a private beach.
6.The Dominican Republic
A perennial favorite for Canadian sun seekers thanks to its plethora of all-inclusive, most of the best wedding resorts are situated in Punta Cana. For an upscale, boutique-style all-inclusive, Zoëtry Aqua Resort exudes romance in very private settings, with a focus on health and wellness
Cayo Coco. White-sand beaches & coral reefs.
Cayo Santa Maria. Eight miles of pristine beaches.
Havana. Authentically preserved snapshot of a Caribbean culture.
Holguin. A provincial capital with a rich history.
Varadero. A charming resort town with bright, turquoise waters.
8. Puerto Rico
Steeped in color and history, with ancient forts cresting cobblestone streets, Puerto Rico also boasts a lush rainforest in its interior and idyllic beaches on its coasts. For a romantic and historic wedding site, the old city of El Convento is a luxury venue that echoes the island’s colonial past.
9. Los Cabos Mexcio
Famous for its magnificent arches ( Los Arcos), and well documented as a playground for the jet set, Los Cabos resorts now offer more moderately priced all-inclusive for the not so rich and famous.
Home of the famous blue liqueur and known for its candy-colored waterfront buildings, Curacao is full of culture, history and idyllic beaches. Sunscape Resort is a lively all-inclusive for families and groups, and Santa Barbara Resort is cosmopolitan on its own private beach.