Post # 1
Hi, so I am relatively new to the boards (and newly engaged as of two weeks ago and already in full planning mode!), I thought I would start with a very broad question…
Is anyone out there planning (or has done) a traditional Indian wedding in the Caribbean? Has anyone been to a traditional Indian wedding in the Caribbean?
If so, can you tell me where the wedding was (what island)? What time of year was it? Did you use a destination wedding planner (if so, who) or just an on-site coordinator at the resort/hotel?
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks.
Post # 3
I have never done or planned a traditional Indian wedding in the Caribbean but I would suggest looking into doing it on an island that has a significant Indian population. That would probably make it a lot easier for you. Look into Trinidad!
Post # 4
hello! i was visiting san juan puerto rico this past new years, and i met with the event manager at my hotel–the conrad: http://www.condadoplaza.com/
she mentioned that there was going to be a traditional desi wedding in march or so. i’m sure if you contact them they should have pics and suggestions.
best of luck!
p.s. i know that whenever i get married, i’m also hoping to have a caribbean wedding!
Post # 5
I am not having a destination wedding, but I am marrying a caribbean man and while doing my research I did come across this website that has some information on an indian destination wedding in Punta Cana, DR which is I have visited and is a very beautiful place. It may not have tons of information, but I hope it helps. It does mention a resort, wedding and reception venues and the name of their planner.
Post # 6
I am having a Hindu ceremony and a Catholic ceremony in the Caribbean. We are looking at either the Dominican Republic or Jamaica – my planner says those two countries are the easiest to accomodate a fusion wedding.
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Post # 7
I would definitely look into Trinidad & Tobago, they have a huge Indian decent population and so they would easily understand what certain aspects of an Indian wedding are necessary. Is there any particular religion that you are planning on incorporating? I just ask because certain parts of the ceremony and traditions vary geographically, so make sure to that into account as well! Best of luck!
Post # 8
HI I am planning an Indian wedding in Trinidad. Did you get some helpful information??
Post # 9
Trinidad! Try the Hyatt Hotel, Its fairly new and decent ( normal Hyatt) AND there is a HUGE Indian population so you would be able to find everything you need there.