Wedding Tips

You have decided to travel to Bar­ba­dos to have your beau­ti­ful Caribbean wed­ding. Who could fault you? The kind, wel­com­ing peo­ple, white sandy beaches, fresh ocean breeze and a host of lux­u­ri­ous hon­ey­moon resorts and guest­houses. I think you have made a wise deci­sion. Now it is time to start plan­ning this spe­cial event.


While wed­dings can be planned on short notice, it is best to give your­self as much time as pos­si­ble. From the moment you become engaged, you should be plan­ning. How are you going to pay for this wed­ding, will it be large or small, num­ber of guests, indoors or out. Click here for a down­load­able wed­ding checklist.

Think about the time of year that you will be plan­ning your wed­ding. If you are hav­ing an out­doors wed­ding, you must take the weather into account and plan out­side of hur­ri­cane sea­son. Also trav­el­ling dur­ing peak sea­son will be more expen­sive, both for flights and hotel accommodations.

Send invi­ta­tions as far in advance as pos­si­ble. This allows your guests time to sched­ule leave, book flights and bud­get for the event. You can find out if the air­lines offer any group rate and get your guests to book together.

There are many spec­tac­u­lar loca­tions across to choose from for your wed­ding day and while the inter­net offers you a glimpse of them all, it is best to visit them in per­son or have some­one visit them on your behalf and find in-depth reviews online. Also, do not book a loca­tion which has too many wed­dings on the day of your wed­ding (unless that place has spe­cial mean­ing to you). Your day should feel relaxed and not rushed or crowded.

Choos­ing where to stay is also quite impor­tant. At an all inclu­sive resort all meals are taken care of. You and your guests need not worry about find­ing extra finances for din­ing. How­ever, if you want to spend more time out on the town and try­ing var­i­ous restau­rants, an all inclu­sive resort may be a waste and a sim­pler no frills hotel may do. You can also find numer­ous hotels and resorts offer­ing great wed­ding pack­ages. They usu­ally have vary­ing pack­ages, from the sim­ple “I do’s”, to wed­ding coor­di­na­tors and spa treat­ments, even for the bridal party. Do your research to find out what suits you and your budget.

These are sim­ple tips to start plan­ning your wed­ding, how­ever the stress accom­pa­nied by plan­ning such an impor­tant occa­sion may be a lot to han­dle. It may be best to have some­one look after the plan­ning for you or hire a wed­ding plan­ner. Click here for a list of wed­ding coor­di­na­tors in Bar­ba­dos. Remem­ber, there are some legal doc­u­ments which you will also need.

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