5 Tips for Getting Married in The Caribbean

Do you want a barefoot beach ceremony? Or maybe you want an elegant black-tie affair? Either way, the Caribbean is the perfect location for both! With all of the islands at your disposal, one in particular is calling our name. Cue: Aruba Marriott Resort. Close your eyes and imagine the waves crashing, the smell of exotic flowers, and the most delicious and fresh seafood. Yup, that’s what you get when you choose Aruba Marriott Resort for your destination wedding under the stars. I’m getting all Nicholas Sparks on you #sorrynotsorry

bride and groom wedding portrait at Aruba beach
@elizabethaustinphoto

We don’t have to tell you twice that a Caribbean wedding would be a dream within a dream. So, let’s step into this fantasy for a moment and imagine what a flawless beachside destination wedding would require with these 5 tips:

Let Your Wedding Guests Know Right Away
Whether you’re sending out Save the Dates or just a good ole fashion text message, let your guests know right away so they can start planning their travels and ask to take off from work. As Micheal Scott would say, “ASAP as possible”.

bride and groom cut their cake at Aruba Marriott
@elizabethaustinphoto

Confirm Marriage License Requirements
Before your wedding day, you want to ensure that you have all of the correct legal documents to be legally married. Your wedding planner at Aruba Marriott Resort should be able to assist you with this as each island has their own legal requirements. You will often have to go to the Vital Statistics website to request documents before you leave for your big day!

Take a Trip
A mini vacation to the Caribbean before your destination wedding is highly suggested that way you can see everything in person and meet your wedding planner in advance. This will also provide the opportunity to take part in a menu tasting and meetings with any other local vendors, like your florist and hair and makeup artists.

Aruba Marriott wedding signage
@elizabethaustinphoto

Research the Best Time of Year for Weather
We love the Caribbean because the average temperature is in the 80’s, the sun is shining  down and you’re surrounded by gorgeous blue waters.

Have a Hair and Makeup Trial
We recommend testing out your hair and makeup to see if it will hold when you walk outside, especially if your hair is not used to humidity.

two tiered wedding cake with sugar flowers at Aruba Marriott
@elizabethaustinphoto

The Aruba Marriott Resort can truly can make your wedding planning process a breeze. Their certified wedding planners are there to help you determine your overall vision, and bring it to life. The resort also offers affordable wedding packages starting at $1,950. Aruba Marriott Resort is the ideal location for your destination wedding, so click here to start planning your wedding today!

bride and groom wedding portrait at sunset on the beach in Aruba
@elizabethaustinphoto

When it comes to planning a destination wedding in the Caribbean, there is even more to love, and we hope these tips help you throughout the process. Here is a gorgeous tropical wedding to keep the inspiration flowing!

This post was sponsored by Aruba Marriott Resort. All opinions are our own. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!

No Comments Yet

Comments are closed