Post # 1
Im not even engaged yet, but I want to get an idea about some beach wedding spots. SO and I discussing weddings, and we both want a beach wedding. I have done some research and found a few beautiful spots (OBSESSED with carillone beach in floriday- venue is called the Meeting House).
Prefer to have a US/PR wedding as not to have to worry about foriegn laws, etc. Anyone have any fabulous and reasonably priced spots??
SO also keeps mentioning Jamacia (not sure why though…hes never been there!!). Any US brides getting married there?
Post # 3
Didn’t you say in your other post you guys aren’t looking to get engaged for another year? I’m not trying to be mean, but researching locations and such at this point might not be a great idea…
Post # 4
@mrssoontobeh: i was a Canadian bride and got married in Jamaica! it was super easy to do and everything turned out amazing. we did it at an all-inclusive resort and had 15 guests. The only requirement to get married there was that we had to be in Jamaica 48 hours prior to getting married, which of course was simple enough to arrange 🙂
Post # 5
i am planning us virgin islands. also uses US money, no passports, and they speak english. they do drive on the other side of the road, tho.
Post # 6
@hammerpants: Its more of a budgeting thing. Im totally type A and need all my ducks in a row!! Also, I dont want a long engagement. SO is a teacher and only gets so much time off. And a beach wedding in the summer would be torture (imo), so we would probably get married during his spring break. I know Im early, but never a bad thing to do some pre-research 🙂
Post # 7
We are getting married at Inlet Beach (really near Carillon) in Florida. We are renting Anna’s Veranda, an adorable beach house steps from the beach, and are having the reception on the lawn. http://www.annasveranda.com You might consider hiring a local planner for vendor tips, etc. Ours has been fabulous and has saved us quite a bit of headache even though we are technically just using her as the “weekend of” coordinator.
Post # 8
We’re planning on Maui. SO and his family are avid scuba divers, and there is great diving down there. Also, it’s within the US so no passports needed!
Post # 9
In my opinion, the passport issue is a non-issue…any adult in the United States past the age of 18 should have a valid passport. If for nothing else, it is important to have it just in case you need to leave the country.
Having said that, anyone wanting a destination wedding should know that you can get married in Bermuda and use US dollars, they all speak english. You can also get married in Mexico and only use US money (I’m getting married in Cancun and our resort accepts US credit cards to pay the wedding invoice). In Mexico at all the fine resorts everyone speaks english, especially the wedding coordinators and front desk staff.
One place that I’m a huge fan of, that could resemble a “destination wedding” while still in the states is Key West. I was there over the summer and it really feels like you’re on a tropical island…yet it’s still Florida. If we weren’t so in love with Cancun I think I would have opted to do a destination wedding in Key West. Very cute.
Post # 10
@soontobesaieed: I AM GETTING MARRIED THERE APRIL 12, 2014! We saw your wedding when we went to visit!!! BEAUTIFUL!!
Post # 11
@sara5ann: Aww, thanks! Let me know if you need any vendor recommendations or anything. Our week there was just amazing! I’d be happy to share a few tips and ideas specific to the venue if you’d like. It will be beautiful and you picked the perfect time of year!