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  • Teba Siles | July 25, 2016 11:15 AM ET

    Key Ideas For Celebrating A Wedding In The Caribbean

    Key Ideas For Celebrating A Wedding In The Caribbean

    PHOTO: Imagine the romance of a wedding at a BlueBay hotel? (Courtesy BlueBay Hotels & Resorts)

    Celebrations with a rustic touch, perfect for any time of the year, are now becoming a very original type of wedding to celebrate.

    If the idea of having your wedding in the Caribbean at BlueBay Hotels & Resorts has been in the back of your mind for a while then you’re in luck, as we’ve prepared a list of essential items to take into account for your big day:

    First on the list is the place. For any wedding in the world, it all begins with the search for the ideal place to celebrate the reception. Finding the right place to hold a wedding in the Caribbean can be a daunting task. For an original wedding, you really have to look for hotels offering a personalized service with qualified staff, as is the case with the wedding department at Weddings by BlueBay. The team of qualified professional help to the bride and groom from start to finish, they advise them on the most recommended hotel to meet with their expectations and the most appropriate wedding pack for both the bride and the groom.

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    The bride’s dress. Because of the weather conditions in the Caribbean, you’ll have to say goodbye to the spectacular models as they’ll make it impossible for you to enjoy the day. Start looking for a more free-flowing dress with a romantic cut that is better suited to this type of ceremony and location.

    The invitations. This is another key feature if you want all the details to convey the same theme. The invitations should give off the same casual feel as the wedding day itself, so we recommend using recycled material, craft paper, or even be more adventurous and make them by hand.

    It’s all in the details. When preparing the banquet and the decoration you have to consider everything that you’re going to need for the big day, the seating, the sweets table, the photo call or any other spot that you decide to decorate must be accompanied by the same rustic Caribbean to keep the same look. Forget about anything plastic and start looking for material made from wood, cork, etc.

    Dinnerware. Continuing with the same idea, if we want to prepare an original wedding and preserve the same theme throughout the day we can’t leave any stone unturned. We suggest paying special attention to the cutlery, napkins and plates to maintain the same charm throughout the day.

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    Flowers. We’re in the Caribbean, so this is one of the most essential elements for decorating the tables and the party. Wild flowers will add a special touch to the event.

    Gifts and souvenirs for the guests. ?Let your imagination flow! One of the key elements to an original wedding is the gifts you’re going to give to your guests on the big day. Why not opt for straw hats for the men and sandals for the ladies, or you could give some locally produced foods with personalised stickers showing the date of your wedding. Don’t worry about handing them out one by one, just find a quaint spot to leave them all and decorate it with charm.

    Guest book. For an original wedding you need to forget about the typical guest books you seen a thousand times before. Here we’re going use postcards, slips of recycled paper, stickers with personalised messages, and coloured markers. Let your guests’ artistic side flow so they can capture their thoughts of the big day with more than a few simple lines.


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Teba Siles BlueBay Hotels & Resorts Adventures

Teba Siles Teba Siles is a journalist and community manager based in Spain (to date). She has a passion to discover the world and one of the premises about her philosophy of life is go every year to a place where she has not been before.
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