6 Must-Dos When Saying "I Do" in the Caribbean

WRITTEN BY: Paradise by Marriott

You already know "location is everything" - that's why you've decided to pack your vows and get married in paradise. And Marriott Resorts in the Caribbean have just the tips to ensure you achieve destination wedded bliss. Follow this bridal checklist so you can get hitched without a glitch in the Caribbean.

1.Choose a venue.In arranging a destination wedding, venue size matters - let the number of guests guide your selection. Keeping it simple with a few VIP guests? Exchange your vows in an intimate ceremony on the beach. Bringing a plane full of friends and family? Pull out all the stops with an extravagant ballroom gala.

2.Pick a package.Reduce wedding planning stress by picking out a comprehensive package ahead of time. A package will typically include the officiant, the flowers, the music, the cake, and a Champagne toast. And many will include a complimentary hotel stay for the bride and groom on their wedding night.
3.Come hungry.From tasteful hors d'oeuvres to indulgent five-course meals, your culinary options are nearly endless - and totally customizable. Set up a menu sampling ahead of time to find out what your big day will taste like.

4.Delegate responsibilities.Consider enlisting the expert services of a Certified Wedding Coordinator. When planning from afar, it's extremely helpful to have an on-site advocate managing details like seating arrangements and audio-visual needs.

5.Customize your love.Make your wedding distinctly you. No two couples are alike; why should your destination wedding be like any other? Choose a theme and make it your own - from carrying your favorite flowers to slow-dancing to "your" song. Get creative!

6.Relax and enjoy. The best part of a Caribbean destination wedding? A dreamy, beachy, romantic vacation that's automatically built in. After waving goodbye to your guests, it's time to enjoy the best part of all - the honeymoon! After getting good and married, indulge in some special "we" time. Take in a stunning sunset. Do a little shopping. Or just lounge around in your suite. However you decide spend this special time in your life, it's sure to be unforgettable.

Photo Credit: @samszostak"Kissing Our Week In Paradise Goodbye."

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