Planning a Caribbean Beach Wedding

Caribbean Beach Wedding

A Caribbean beach wedding is a great choice! The Caribbean islands are an island chain 2,500 miles (4,020 km) long and no more than 160 miles (257 km) wide at any given point. They enclose the Caribbean Sea. Having a beach wedding on one of these Caribbean islands is the dream of many a bride planning a destination beach wedding as it is incredibly romantic. Choose from the many exquisite, secluded white beaches lapped by crystal clear blue water for your perfect spot. Some of the islands where couples love to tie the knot include: Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Jamaica, La Romana, Nevis, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Turks and Caicos.

The climate in the Caribbean is generally fantastic and you will be surrounded by palm trees, tropical greenery and flowers. Temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter to the mid-eighties in the summer, so you can have a wedding year round and still have fabulous weather. Do try to avoid the hurrican season if possible.

Planning your Caribbean wedding has become easier than ever. Regulations have eased up over the past few years and although it changes from island to island, on many you only have to be a resident for a day or two in order to legally married.

Opporturnities for having your perfect Caribbean beach wedding have also been looking up in the last few years with many hotels and resorts offering a wedding service or package. You can also choose to have your an intimate Caribbean wedding at a local inn. Many of these inns are historical and can make a wonderful backdrop for your reception. Renting your own villa could also be an option if you are only a small number of people. There is also the option of wedding on a secluded private island. Alternatively choose to have your wedding aboard your very own fully crewed yacht or ship!

While planning your own Caribbean beach wedding is a lot of fun, it is also a lot of work and stress. It is therefore advisable to leave the hard work to the professionals and employ a planner. Many of the resorts and hotels have their own on site planners, but there should be a planner on most of the islands who know the best places and wedding professionals in the area. They can organize everything for you from witnesses to decorations.

Click on one of the links below to start planning your perfect Caribbean beach wedding:

Definitive Caribbean - a FREE on-line Guide highlighting the best the Caribbean has to offer, written by a well known travel writer, James Henderson, journalist colleagues and Caribbean travel experts.

Destination Weddings Abroad - A great guide with useful information on planning a destination wedding.

Island Brides - All the information you will need to plan a wedding on one of the more than 30 islands in the Caribbean.

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