Wedding in Jamaica
...here are some ideas!
Planning a wedding in Jamaica is indeed a Tropical Island dream.
The Inns and resorts specializing in wedding packages not only host the wedding, but ensure that the bride and groom have dazzling accommodations, 24 hour room dining, private car to tour the island and select tropical flowers arranged in the bridal suite.
Couples massage, private pools and Caribbean sunsets are ready as soon as the ceremony is over and the island has so many beautiful locations to provide a stunning backdrop to a wedding.
Coral Cove Bed and Breakfast is a dreamy white building on five acres with a very private sandy cove. The setting is gorgeous and the nightlife of Negril is just ten minutes away.
What's Required for a Wedding in Jamaica?
The required documents for marrying in Jamaica are, notarized copies of bride and groom's birth certificates, notarized copies of divorce or death decrees if applicable, and occupation of both candidates.
To be legitimate, bride and groom must be in the country for 24 hours prior to the wedding date and all documents must be filed in Kingston, Jamaica's capital.
People applying to marry in Jamaica should have documents to Kingston a month in advance of the wedding date. Resorts and wedding planners will assist couples in documentation registration.
Couples who need help making the arrangements can call on one of the professional wedding planners on the island who can make a wedding in Jamaica personal to individual wishes.
Isabelle Stewart of Weddings by Isabelle can coordinate flowers, photographer, live music, wedding cake and many other little details a wedding involves.
Detailed packages are offered by many of the resorts and all-inclusive hotels on Jamaica’s north coast. Sport honeymoons can follow a casual wedding in the mountains, or lazy sun soaked beach days after a barefoot in the sand ceremony.
Many hotels around the island have private villas or cottages especially for newlyweds, as honeymooners have been flocking to Jamaica for decades.
Sandals has seven, couples only, all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica and have carried wedding planning to the next level. Brides can purchase dresses through Sandals, choose from a menu of décor styles, and use Sandals as their gift registry to help cover costs.
Guests get all the benefits of an all-inclusive vacation and the extras of an island wedding. On the central north coast at Discovery Bay, Mais Oui Villa offers over 8000 sq.ft. to accommodate the wedding party and has a professional staff equipped to provide for a small intimate ceremony or a large extended group event.
Mais Oui, an hour from Montego Bay, is a private villa that sleeps 12 with private pool.
A wedding in Jamaica means perfect weather. Varying between 75 and 85 degrees year round the island is cooled by sea breezes and sunny every day.
Tropical showers occur for very short periods of time, usually in the afternoon, refreshing the island. Island cuisine is fresh and spicy, and the mangoes, papayas and coconuts make cool colorful drinks.
The island has renowned chefs running many of the notable resort restaurants and catering can be arranged to private villas.
Sun Gold Photo is a company that specializes in wedding pictures and negrilweddings.com can lead couples to help in planning a wedding on the world famous 7-mile beach on Jamaica’s West End.
Mockingbird Hill Hotel in beautiful Port Antonio, on the island’s east coast, offers a simply elegant wedding in Jamaica in a setting known by birder’s around the world for its prolific bird population.
The hotel operates with a strong commitment to environmental protection, and all aspects of the business are run with community development in mind.
Frommer’s chose Mockingbird Hill Hotel for its 150 most romantic Caribbean hideaways. (www.hotelmockingbirdhill.com)
Jamaica is one of the top five wedding destinations in the world. Wedding planners on the island can put together the ceremony and reception of your dreams, often for one price. Prices are quoted in US dollars, which are widely accepted on Jamaica.
Videographers are available to film the event and live wedding cams can be set up for anyone unfortunate enough to miss the trip.
A wedding in Jamaica would make a memorable experience and the stunning beauty of the Caribbean would provide an ideal backdrop.
It certainly would be worth considering a Jamaica Island wedding.
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