What bride hasn’t dreamed of tying the knot on a gorgeous white sand beach with the sparkling sea in the background? Having an island wedding is definitely one of the most popular reasons couples plan a destination wedding. If you are dreaming of reciting your vows on an awe-inspiring island, these four destinations are perfect for your wedding.
With seven miles of coral sand beaches, it is not hard to see why the Cayman Islands are a top choice for a destination wedding. The island hosts a wide variety of hotels from intimate boutiques to five-star resorts. No matter what a couple’s style is, there is something for everyone. These are also among the lowest crime destinations in the Carribean.
Couples come to Cayman to do more than get married. They head here to have a wedding. A breezy, tropical, enchanted wedding. A lush, heartfelt, event-of-the-season wedding. The sort of wedding where you can say, “I do,” and then say, “Everybody into the water.” The type where you seize a day that’s as big as it could possibly be and make it your own. –Visit Caymen Islands
The three islands are home to many reputable full-service wedding vendors that can handle all details of your big day. Of note to remember when planning a Cayman Islands wedding is the high season of December through April. It is also wise to avoid planning a wedding here during hurricane season which runs from June to October. Finally, there is no outdoor or live music permitted on the islands on Sundays, so your Saturday evening reception will need to be over by midnight.
St. Lucia is another dream Carribean island wedding destination. The iconic Pitons, a pair of jagged volcanic peaks, offer a view you won’t tire of.
From stunning beaches to exotic cascading waterfalls to beautiful mountaintops, a Saint Lucia wedding, honeymoon or romantic gateway will fulfill your utmost desires. Saint Lucia offers a variety of Caribbean wedding packages and honeymoon activities to create unforgettable memories for you and your special someone. –St. Lucia Tourism
For a special treat for your guests, offer them some of the island’s locally made chocolate and rum as favors for attending your special day.
Turks and Caicos
The Turks and Caicos have gained popularity in recent years as the go-to spot for celebrity weddings and getaways.
Imagine getting married in the Turks and Caicos Islands on a beautiful, white sandy beach with sparkling turquoise water in the background. For many, it’s truly a dream wedding setting. The popularity of Providenciales and the Turks and Caicos as a destination wedding choice has expanded greatly in recent years, boosted by a few high-profile celebrity weddings. –Visit Turks & Caicos
The islands offer white sand beaches and a wide variety of inns and resorts to choose from. This makes Turks & Caicos a top destination wedding choice for island loving couples.
Finally, on the other side of the globe lies the dream island wedding destination of Tahiti. The sugar sand beaches and stunning blue waters are the perfect backdrops for your big day. For an added adventure, consider holding a traditional French Polynesian ceremony. In this unique ceremony, attendants dress the bride and groom in traditional sarongs with the groom bare-chested. They also place flowers on their heads. The bride may opt to arrive at the ceremony by dugout canoe. The priest, dressed in flowing robes, recited the Tahitian vows and blessings.
After the exchange of ceremonial flowers and leis, the priest bestows upon the couple traditional Tahitian names, known only to them. The vows culminate with the wrapping of the couple in a traditional tifaifai, a colorful Tahitian wedding quilt as they are pronounced man and wife. –TripSavvy
After the ceremony, there is a celebration with plenty of music and dancing. A Tahitian wedding would surely make memories to last a lifetime!
An island wedding would be perfect for your big day and any of these locales will fit the bill. For even more destination wedding inspiration, explore these fabulous locales.