Destination Weddings

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Barbados 

PLANNING YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING CEREMONY IN BARBADOS

Start your lifetime together in PARADISE with a heartfelt CEREMONY PLANNER delivering your ceremony for you.

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Barbados is one of the top destination WEDDING islands in the Carribean….People fall in love with this little gem of an island for many reasons.

Is Barbados for you?

ARE YOU SEEKING

  • Luxurious wedding celebration on the beach
  • Relaxing environment in tropical sunshine
  • Excellent honeymoon location following your legal marriage.

Barbados could be the perfect choice for your DESTINATION WEDDING abroad.

The Romance of Barbados.

Whether you are planning to invite everyone you know, or just your nearest and dearest in a small intimate wedding, you will be sure to find a suitable venue on  the island of Barbados. Only you know what will  make your dreams come true.

A sunset wedding is indeed the most romantic time of day to marry, taking place away from the  heat of the midday sun. A cooler venue may be found in one of many botanic gardens or old plantation houses, spread across this island.

The popular trend for DESTINATION WEDDINGS has made Barbados the top destination in the West Indies to elope to, marry in or renew wedding vows.

Modern couples are choosing to combine their wedding with their honeymoon and invite family and friends for the ceremony and first week and then stay on or a further number of days or weeks to relax and unwind and get used to being Mr. & Mrs!

The People of Barbados

The people are friendly and care greatly about making every visitor feel special. As a ‘Brit’ you will feel right at home on this charismatic Bajun island oozing with a unique charm and warmth. It is unlike any other Caribbean island. Barbados was once part of the British Empire before Independence some 50 years ago. Cars drive on the left hand side of the road and the whole island has a distinctly British vibe, rather than an American or French feel. Barbados, has a rich and fascinating history. It’s people are  praised for being some of the friendliest in the world.

The Scenery of Barbados

Barbados has the most stunning seascapes and landscapes and an abundance of golden beaches, you will have no trouble finding the perfect location and venue for your   destination wedding. With  miles of powdery, white sandy beaches, year-round sunshine and tropical sea breezes. Barbados has a plethora of beautiful hotels and villas, many right on the beach.

It will be hard to resist the temptation of a bare foot wedding and walking on  white sands. A cool sea breeze blowing off the Atlantic ocean, relaxing to the sound of waves breaking on the shore.

The Climate and Weather of Barbados

Barbados stands alone in the Caribbean Sea to the East of the other chain volcanically formed West Indian islands. It is unique as it was formed many thousands of year ago by the buildup of coral. It is this coral that gives Barbados beaches their glorious golden sands Barbados weather is generally warm and sunny all year round but although warm it is cooled by the North Easterly trade winds. Barbados has over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year making it an all round holiday destination!  However being tropical island it does rain!   This is usually the time to visit the rum shack or bar maybe!

What to wear at a Caribbean Wedding 

Barbados is a tropical island and the temperature remains the same into the evening. I suggest comfort must come before vanity in this climate of warmth and humidity! A cool mountain or sea breeze may require a shoulder wrap but a jacket will most probably be too hot to wear unless you are in an air conditioned hotel. Elegant Tropical wedding fashions offer comfort through the day and into the evening. If your ceremony is on the beach then flat shoes or no shoes is the best option. A lavish traditional English wedding in a plantation house may demand a greater elegance and top hat and tails may be just the ticket!

Some young bridegrooms favour lightweight, white linen trousers or chinos, worn with an open cool shirt. A jacket is a challenge in the heat unless lightweight and unlined. Brides will feel most comfortable in natural fabrics such as a soft cotton lawn, tulle or silk .My advice is to avoid the tradition nylon and synthetics fabrics of European style wedding dresses.

I have seen Bridegrooms and Brides on the beaches in  Barbados in English style suits and dresses which are often most unsuitable. They can’t wait to get out of them as soon as the ceremony is over, which is such a shame! Pick sensible clothing suitable for the hot climate, that is light and cool and you will be sure to enjoy your day in comfort!.

Why marry and celebrate in Barbados?

Why not!

Dream differently and let your dreams of a wedding in paradise come true.

You can marry in the UK before leaving for your wedding celebration, in a simple registration office wedding or have your marriage and celebration and ceremony anywhere you want. In Barbados it is the person that is licensed not the buildings as it is in the UK You are free to have your ceremony whether legal orcelebratory anywhere yo like with permissions granted!.

Whether you are dreaming of a gala wedding reception, an intimate family affair, or a secluded honeymoon escape for just the two of you, you will find somewhere to suit your requirements.

 

Is it easy to marry in Barbados?

is very easy to get married in Barbados, as there is no waiting period or minimum length of stay required. Application for a Barbados marriage license must be made in person, by both parties, at the Ministry of Home Affairs with the relevant documents to present to the officer.

 

What venues are available for weddings in Barbados?

  • Hotels
  • Plantation Houses
  • Picturesque Private Villa
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Public Beaches

A vast majority of weddings take place on a beach or beside the water’ s edge. All beaches are public domains above the water line. No hotel has claim or ownership to any beach in Barbados. Even Sandals and Sandy Lane Beaches are not private.

RECOMMENDED VENUES FOR WEDDINGS IN BARBADOS

Design the destination wedding of your dreams at one of the following venues in Barbados.

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Great Lancaster House

GREAT LANCASTER HOUSE

One thing is missing…an English speaking celebrant, delivering your own personal ceremony following legal vows.

The ultimate luxury venue, oozing charm, sophistication and a beautiful ambience of colour and light. Stunning decoration and furniture give this ancient traditional Plantation House its charm and sumptuous atmosphere. Far reaching views over gardens and grounds of two acres help create an English country garden feel and vibe.

A wedding planned in this great house could be nothing short of wonderful! The house is owned by Rain and John Chandler who take immense pride in welcoming guests and visitors to dine and celebrate in their glorious home.

All details are taken care of from flower displays to table decorations The wedding business is a truly unique and priceless experience unrivalled on the island.   Make your dream destination wedding with no expense spared become a reality at Lancaster Great House.

Your legal ceremony will be conducted by a local minister or officiant who you will unlikely meet until just prior to your marriage. The service will be practical and brief in nature and over in 15 minutes

One thing is missing…an English speaking celebrant, delivering your own personal ceremony following legal vows.

 

Bougainvillea Barbados

Bougainvillea Beach Resort in an intimate beach resort overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the South Coast of Barbados.

One thing is missing…an English speaking celebrant, delivering your own personal ceremony following legal vows.

A perfect location to have a beach wedding offering an intimate family affair or a secluded honeymoon escape, Bougainvillea Beach Resort can offer a  wedding package to simplify the planning process with everything you require for an unforgettable celebration.

Celebrate your wedding and honeymoon at this one location.

One thing is missing…

an English speaking celebrant delivering your own personal ceremony, following legal vows.

Hilton Hotel

The Hilton Barbados is set on the stunning Needhams point, overlooking Carlisle Bay.

One thing is missing…an English speaking celebrant, delivering your own personal ceremony following legal vows.

It caters for both small and large weddings. Its lavish accommodation, outstanding amenities, unparalleled service and tropical setting will make your celebration of love, unforgettable.

The Hilton offers two beautiful beaches and the use of the old Fort area at Needhams point. It also has accommodation for large wedding parties and a  large ballroom for evening entertainment.

Your legal ceremony will be conducted by a local minister or officiant who you will unlikely meet until just prior to your marriage. The service will be practical and brief in nature and over in 15 minutes

One thing is missing…an English speaking celebrant delivering your own personal ceremony following legal vows.

Sandals Resort

Sandals destination wedding packages give you everything in one place.

One thing is missing…an English speaking celebrant, delivering your own personal ceremony following legal vows.

A reputable holiday company with an enviable sandy beach in Barbados. Sandals will take care of everything prior to and after your ceremony.

Your legal ceremony will be conducted by a local minister or officiant who you will unlikely meet until just prior to your marriage.The service will be practical and brief in nature and over in 15 minutes.     

One thing is missing…an English speaking celebrant delivering your own personal ceremony following legal vows.

Private Villa

PRIVATE VILLA TO RENT

A simple google search will bring up hundreds of suitable locations around the island.

One thing is missing…an English speaking celebrant, delivering your own personal ceremony following legal vows.

Your time in paradise is precious, so why not make it extra special by booking somewhere a bit different? A stunning luxurious villa for you and your family that can become the venue for your private DESTINATION WEDDING. Many villas have direct access onto the beach and others enjoy superb views and pools.

You arrange the flights and accommodation, and I will put you in touch with a wedding planner who can decorate and arrange all the nice things for you. http://home.eventjubileecaribbean.com/barbados-destination-weddings-2/

WHEN PICKING YOUR WEDDING VENUE CONSIDER:

  • Location
  • Size
  • Local attractions

Also

  • The best time of year
  • The best time of day

 

  Your legal ceremony will be conducted by a local minister or officiant who you will unlikely meet until just prior to your marriage. The service will be practical and brief in nature and over in 15 minutes

One thing is missing…an English speaking celebrant, delivering your own personal ceremony following legal vows.

If you are planning your dream Destination Wedding in Barbados and would like the peace of mind of having an experienced award-winning celebrant to create and conduct your ceremony for you then look no further.

Get in contact with Glenda to have a chat and secure your date!

Flower Forest

A perfect place to retreat to, to breath in the purest of mountain air, blowing in from the Atlantic.

One thing is missing…an English speaking celebrant, delivering your own personal ceremony following legal vows.

The heart of the garden is one of the most romantic places in Barbados, filled with tropical flowers and alive with small birds and the noises of the forest. It has a casual relaxed feel and a tranquillity that brings a feeling of calm and happiness to one’s heart.

One thing is missing…an English speaking celebrant, delivering your own personal ceremony following legal vows.

WEDDING CEREMONY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

As you start to plan your special DESTINATION WEDDING in BARBADOS,  you will no doubt have many questions. My answers will give you a lot more information and details to support you in your planning

What happens if it rains?

You will get wet! Weddings in Barbados are generally conducted outdoors with a necessary contingency, should it rain. It does rain in paradise! It does also dry quickly and is never cold! Couples often choose the cooler location of an old plantation house or a botanical garden.

 Can we marry at sunset?

Yes. However, if you choose sunset the ceremony should commence before dusk so that the perfect photographs can take place in the sunset after the wedding ceremony. Timing is essential.

Do we have to be resident on the island prior to our marriage?

There is no minimum stay required in order to be married in Barbados.

Where do I have to go for a Bajun marriage license?

Once on the island, you must both present yourselves to the Registrar General’s Office in order to obtain a marriage license.

 What documents do we need to bring with us?

 Prior to arriving in Barbados check online what documentation is required.

For Legal Weddings, make sure to bring all necessary documentation with you to Barbados.

❤ Passports or Certified Copies of Birth Certificates
❤ Father’s Full Name for both the Bride and  Bridegroom
❤ Valid Driver’s License or Identification Card
❤ If Divorced, the Original Divorce Decree (must have notary’s seal)

 Evidence of return airline or cruise tickets may be required.

Other circumstances may require additional documents.

How long does the process take to acquire a marriage license at the registry?

The process will take approximately 30 minutes. However, this does depend on the number of couples applying on any given day.

Who conducts the marriage?

Usually a local marriage officer is appointed to you or a registered minister.

Most locations offer both civil and religious ceremonies.

How long are the normal marriage services?

Everything is usually done and dusted in 15 minutes!

Do the legal marriage services contain religious content?

Without exception, they will! Barbados is a very religious island boasting over 300 churches!

Will I get to meet the minister prior to my marriage?

Highly unlikely.

 Will I need to arrange my own wedding planner?
Most hotels will have their own wedding planners who have the contacts and island expertise to help tailor a ceremony in Barbados.  Planners will handle everything to meet your needs and arrange everything for you and your guests  —from hair and makeup to flowers, cake, and music.

 

 

Make your Barbados wedding extra special by booking cloud9ceremonies Independent Celebrant Glenda Procter.

Contact Jubilee Events Wedding Planners http://home.eventjubileecaribbean.com/barbados-destination-weddings-

One thing is missing…an English speaking celebrant, delivering your own personal ceremony following legal vows.