I got married in the Bahamas this past July so I can definitely help! My only regret is that I didn’t take pics of all my DIY projects! But I do still have a lot of resources to help you.
I just posted about my welcome bags in another post on this site about destination bags. I also created a welcome booklet and have the template for that so let me know if you would like it.
I did mini Bacardi rum cakes as my favors and since they are made in the Bahamas, I purchased them over the phone and had them delivered locally to my hotel (saved me tons on shipping). I just brought gift bags with thank you tags and tissue paper with me and assembled down there.
I packed a big box with the welcome bags and checked that as extra luggage. I also packed an extra suitcase with all my other decorations (starfish escort cards + tray, menu cards, table number frames, raffia fans for ceremony – some pics below). So we only paid for two extra bags in the end, which was worth the peace of mind knowing it would not get lostor delayed being shipped over.
As for the dress, so many brides said the airlines were so nice about letting them put in the pilot’s closet. However, when I called the airline to ask, and again when I got to the gate, they all said I’d have to check with flight attendents. The attendents did let me use the closet to hang it, but they said it’s first come, first serve and if there is no room, they make you lay it flat in the overhead bin. If you are 1st class or boarding before most people, you should not have a problem.
We did a photo save the date through shutterfly – two pics of us and two pics of islandy/bahamas scenery. We put our names, the date of the wedding, location (Paradise Island, Bahamas), wedding website, and “formal invitation to follow”.
If you need anything else, let me know. I’m going through planning withdrawal anyway 🙂 I can try to grab more pics of anything you need. I know bestdestinationwedding.com helped me a lot with pics and templates too!