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Caribbean Weddings FAQ

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Can we book our wedding day to be held at one of your resorts but organise our own flights and accommodation?

We only offer weddings in the Caribbean as part of a holiday package including accommodation, but you are welcome to organise your own flights. However, it is advisable to book flights, accommodation and the wedding itself as part of a full package as this will provide the best value and your arrangements will be fully protected.

Many of our hotels do offer free wedding packages when you book a certain number of nights or a certain room type, and we are able to create beautiful wedding and honeymoon packages to meet most budgets.

If you wish to book a standalone wedding package without accommodation and flights, we recommend that you contact your chosen hotel directly.

Why should we book with Caribbean Weddings?

Here at Caribbean Weddings we specialise in offering a completely personalised experience, allowing our customers to use the website for inspiration then contact our friendly team to discuss requirements. Our travel experts love using their experience and knowledge to find out what you are looking for and what your dream wedding in the Caribbean consists of, then go on to create a truly special bespoke package to match your desires.

Will our wedding or honeymoon be protected?

Caribbean Weddings is part of Tropic Breeze, an independent tour operator that specialises in creating bespoke holidays to the beautiful islands of the Caribbean and the Maldives. We offer fully bonded and protected holidays, whether booking with flights via our ATOL 5615 or accommodation only with our ABTA Y5401.

 

THE WEDDING PACKAGE

What will our wedding package include?

Each hotel has their own range of wedding packages which can be tailored to suit your individual requirements, a brief overview of ongoing offers can be found by looking at the hotel’s page on the website, however for all current packages we encourage you to contact us direct on 01752 880 890 or by emailing info@caribbeanweddings.co.uk.

Can we choose from different types of ceremonies for our wedding?

Although it is most common for a non-denominational minister to preside over the weddings ceremonies in the Caribbean, we are more than happy to discuss your individual ceremony preferences in more detail.

Who will assist us with our wedding arrangements once we arrive?

Each of our hotels will have a dedicated wedding coordinator that will meet you upon arrival at the resort, will guide you through your wedding arrangements step by step and will be on hand throughout your special day.

Can we choose our own music for the wedding?

This varies from hotel to hotel, and many hotel wedding packages include live music (usually either saxophone or steel drums / pans). We encourage you to discuss your personal preferences with a member of the team who can liaise with the resort on your behalf.

Can I bring down my own wedding décor items and favours?

Although you are more than welcome to bring any items and favours, we would not recommend this. Custom laws will require you to pay taxes and duties on these kinds of item, and they could be confiscated if they are deemed to be ‘commercial items’. Some hotels may also charge a setup fee for using your own items. All our resorts work hard to create the wedding of your dreams and we are certain that you won’t be disappointed with the decorations provided for you.

Can we add extras to our wedding package?

Most of our wedding packages have been designed to include everything you need for a perfect wedding day, but of course if you would like to make it truly unique or have any special requirements there are many add-ons that can be arranged, from extra photography, music, catering, flowers and beauty treatments. Our experts will be able to advise you in further detail and you can find what is included already in the wedding packages on each hotel page.

Are hair and beauty appointments available on the day?

Most of our hotels offer a wide selection of additional services and facilities for your wedding day, and the majority have spa and salon facilities on site which means you can pre-book your specific treatments prior to arrival. Some hotels also offer certain services as part of the wedding packages; therefore, we encourage you to discuss your requirements with a member of our team.

What is the best way to travel to the Caribbean with a wedding dress?

Your wedding dress is a precious item, therefore we would strongly advise that you discuss transporting your dress directly with your airline, as each has varying policies and advice on the best way to transport your wedding dress to your destination.

Should we buy additional insurance for our wedding?

We strongly recommend that you research and purchase adequate insurance that covers not only your holiday, but the wedding element too.

 

LEGALITIES

What documents are required to get married in the Caribbean?

We have put together a brief guide to the document requirements on each destination’s home page, however as these vary from island to island, our experts will be happy to talk you through exactly what is needed to plan your dream wedding in any of our locations.

Is our wedding in the Caribbean legal in the UK?

If you follow the correct process according to local law, marriages performed in the Caribbean are legally binding, and recognised in the UK.

When will I receive our marriage certificate?

The speed in which you receive your marriage certificate depends on the island where you choose to get married – in some instances you may be given a copy to take with you, in other it may be a few weeks before you receive the certificate. Our experts will be able to advise you in more detail.

Will we need witnesses for getting married in the Caribbean?

All islands require that you have two witnesses for the wedding ceremony – if you are travelling alone with your partner, many of our hotels will happily provide witnesses for your special day.

 

THE WEDDING PARTY

How do our guests’ book?

Anyone that would like to attend your wedding should contact us, and the expert that is looking after your wedding booking will coordinate the stay for your guests too.

Are there any special inclusions for weddings with a group of rooms?

Many of our hotels have special offers for group bookings and bookings that include a larger number of room nights in total. If you would like suggestions on hotels with good offers for group bookings we encourage you to contact us direct on 01752 880 890 or by emailing info@caribbeanweddings.co.uk.

If we have friends and family staying at another resort are they allowed to attend our wedding?

We would look at this on a case-by-case basis, as each hotel has its own policies regarding weddings. Most will offer day passes to guests staying at other hotels and these passes could be added into your wedding package. However, if your wedding is being held at an adult-only resort, it is very unlikely that children staying at another resort will be able to attend.

Do you offer a wedding gift list facility?

At present, family and friends can contribute towards your wedding and honeymoon, or even purchase experiences for you by calling us on 01752 880 890 or by emailing info@caribbeanweddings.co.uk.

 

HONEYMOONS

We would like to book our honeymoon, should I use my married or maiden name?

The name you use to book your tickets must be in the same name that is shown on your passport. In the rare likelihood that you have been able to change your passport quickly after the wedding, use your new married name. If not, and as applies in most cases, use your maiden name until you are able to update your passport.

If we are having a delayed honeymoon would the honeymoon offers still apply?

Most of our honeymoon offers are valid within a certain time frame after your wedding day (usually 3 or 6 months) and hotels do ask that you bring a copy of your wedding certificate with you on your honeymoon for confirmation. If there are exceptional circumstances for the delay, please let us know and we would be happy to contact the hotel to see if they would allow any honeymoon offers to be applied, although unfortunately we are not able to guarantee that this will be allowed.