Post # 1
Hey everyone! 🙂 I’m looking for ideas…I’m getting married May 5, 2012, and my fiance and I really want a destination wedding. We got engaged in Aruba, so I’m considering getting married there as well, but I want to consider other tropical locations as well. I’m looking for a really “beachy, relaxing feel” (I want a beach wedding). Since 90% of my time will be outside, the beach and overall location needs to be gorgeous…anyone have any suggestions?
So far I’m thinking Aruba, Bermuda and the Domincian Rep. (Ive thought of other islands in the Caribbean, but I haven’t been to anyone of them so I’m a little uncertain.)
Great places to consider?
Places to stay away from?
Post # 3
Hi, I’m getting married in Maui and I’ve been to every island, so I can definitely recommend Hawaii. But I’ve been re-thinking my Maui plan because it will cost so much less to fly to the Caribbean and neither of us have ever been. There are just so many choices, though! I have heard that St. Lucia is amazing (seen it on the Bachelor and it looks gorgeous 🙂 St. John, Tortuga and St. Maarten are all supposed to be beautiful. Also, look into Barbados. Bermuda is very pretty and very English (which I love) but based on my research, there really aren’t that many good beaches, which is kinda surprising.
Then there are people who really like Jamaica but my friend said her tour bus was robbed by machete-wielding locals (no one was hurt). She told me that it’s not advisable to go wandering too far from the resort compound or villa where you are staying. Sounds kinda stressful and not too relaxing. Other than that, just Google, Google, Google until the pros outweigh the cons 🙂
Post # 4
The Dominican Republic was great for my wedding! They do so many, I found them to be extremely efficient.
Post # 5
I’ve been to Bermuda and the beaches are amazing! I’ve also been to Aruba (that’s where my fiance proposed) and the weather there is amazing and it’s truly gorgeous. My three top pics right now are Aruba, Bermuda and the Dominican Republic (so the responses definitely help me realize that I’m on the right track!)
I too watch the Bachelor and I know what you mean about St. Lucia! I hadn’t thought of that one…
I propose a question for you: Do you think the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will cause an issue for the Caribbean beaches? Since I am going to have a beach wedding, this is defintely a concern of mine and something I need to conside when choosing my location.
A family member who travels often said that Aruba is far enough away that it shouldn’t be effected…but I just don’t know.
Post # 6
Santorini, Greece! Amazing !
Post # 6
Florida! Awesome place, beautiful and amazing venues!! Like the ones here http://new.bestmiamiweddings.com/wedding-venues-locations/ for example!