Hello Everyone.... I just found out about this website & I am so excited.... We decided not to go the traditional way and realize (Hey this is our big day so we want to enjoy it)..but the only thing is I have no ideal where to even start to prepare for this destination wedding...PLZ HELP.. I am open ears to any suggestions..... Thank you
Have NO Clue!!!!!
Posted 29 August 2010 - 01:28 PM
welcome! The Caribbean is a huge area and islands/countries are vastly different in terms of costs, activities available, access etc. Probably the best way to start is to tell us what you envision your wedding to be. For example, do you want to be on a white sandy beach to get married or maybe in a beautiful tropical garden setting. Do you like more water/snorkeling/diving/boating type activities? or would you love to tour waterfalls, do jungle tours or visit old caribbean or mexican towns. Are you looking for a ton of activities or just quiet? Looking for lots of nightlife? casinos? or not? All inclusive? Villa? Condo style hotel? Where are you flying in from (as well as your guests)? Tell us what you and your Fiance are dreaming of and maybe we can start to narrow it down for you. You probably won't find everything you are looking for, but I bet we can find something that meets a lot of your requirements.
Just a little about me, I live in the Turks and Caicos Islands (for the past 15 years) and have traveled a bit through the Caribbean. The T&C islands are known for their white sand beaches and clear blue water (we have no mountains or jungles). We are very quiet, not tons of nightlife, and do not have tons of tourists like many of the other destinations. We do tend to be higher priced than many destinations which keeps traffic low here. Mexico is a very popular destination on the boards as is Jamaica. There are many all inclusive resorts to choose from in those countries.
Once you have narrowed down countries, I would suggest emailing one of the Travel Agents on this forum who specialize in your chosen destination, I have always read great reviews about their help with brides!
Posted 29 August 2010 - 03:38 PM
Hi Tracy - I think Krys had some great suggestions. There are so many places to go and amenities to consider. I think the best thing to do is start with a list of things that are important to you, and you can start narrowing choices down from there. I swear, picking the resort is the hardest art...it does get easier. Oh...I'd also recommend using a TA that specializes in destination weddings and they can also be a huge help when trying to gather information and make a decision on the location/resort.
Luckliy you have already found BDW, which is also a wealth of information!
Good luck with your planning
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