Beach Wedding Planning Articles, Tips & Advice

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Why a Destination Wedding?

There are some pretty compelling reasons to plan your wedding day on a beach in the Caribbean. In this article, we offer a few of those reasons!

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Kid-Free Destinations

If you're wedding party and guest list doesn't include children, then why not explore some of the upscale destination wedding venues that are adult only?

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Island Photographers - Pros & Cons

The decision on whether to use a wedding photographer local to you, or local to your wedding destination can be a tricky one. Here's a look at both sides of the fence to help your decision.

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Planning Your Day

Why a Destination Wedding?

There are some pretty compelling reasons to plan your wedding day on a beach in the Caribbean. In this article, we offer a few of those reasons!

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Kid-Free Destinations

If you're wedding party and guest list doesn't include children, then why not explore some of the upscale destination wedding venues that are adult only?

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Island Photographers - Pros & Cons

The decision on whether to use a wedding photographer local to you, or local to your wedding destination can be a tricky one. Here's a look at both sides of the fence to help your decision.

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The Perfect Escape

If you're looking for a truly unique beach wedding - we may have the ultimate answer. Your own beach, on your own private island, without the 'millionaires only' price tag!

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Green Weddings

Follow the latest trend in eco-weddings and clean up your act on your big day! Our tips for planning an eco-friendly green destination wedding will ease your mind and your conscience!

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The Wedding Dress

Choosing the right dress for your beach theme wedding or destination wedding can be hard. Read our guide to finding the perfect beach wedding dress

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US Passport Info

Don't get caught out, or worse yet stranded, when planning your destination wedding. US citizens now need a passport for all overseas travel. Find out more details here.

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Wedding Weight Woes

Shedding a few pounds for your beach wedding will not only make you look like a true princess, but will make you feel like one too! We present a few tips to help you on your way!

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Wedding Websites

Creating a personal wedding web site is not only a great momento of your wedding day, but for destination weddings, it can be an invaluable tool for keeping family and friends up to date on your latest planing details. Now the beach wedding guide lets every member create their own free wedding website, right here at islandbrides.com!

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A Unique Wedding

So, you're planning your beach wedding, in a tropical island wedding destination, but still want to add that something extra to create a truly unique wedding day? We may have some ideas to help!

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Kids & Weddings

Your Beach Wedding needn't be a kid free zone. Read our tips for handling youngsters at your wedding, to ensure you and your guests have a memorable day.

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Wedding Hairstyles

Choosing the perfect wedding hairstyle can often be more difficult when arranging a beach wedding. Wind, water and sand can all affect the style you choose. Read on for some tips.

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The Wedding Planner

By carefully choosing a Wedding Planner, you can save contless hours and hundreds of dollars on your beach wedding or destination wedding in the Caribbean.

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Save The Date Cards

Use some creative flair and bring a taste of the Caribbean to your beach wedding plans with our tips on creating the perfect 'Save The Date' cards for your Desitnation Wedding.

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Florist Questions

Choosing a florist in another country to handle your wedding plans can be a daunting task. To help make sure you get the results you need, we've compiled a few questions to ask each of your shortlisted companies.

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Wedding Flower FAQs

Your Wedding Day flowers are key to your big day, so here's some guidelines to help.

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Why a Beach Wedding?

Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular. This article gives brides-to be the lowdown on why a beach wedding can not only make your wedding day truly special, but also how actually solve some of the headaches involved in wedding planning.

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Beach Wedding Themes

Wherever you choose for your destination wedding you'll want to come up with a personal and individual beach theme. Check out our ideas for some truly unque beach wedding themes

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Vital Venue Questions

10 essential questions to ask when choosing your beach wedding venue.

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Island Wedding Planning

There is no reason why a wedding planned in an exotic location should compromise your dreams in any way. Get some pointers to help your plans

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Choosing a Wedding Photographer

A list of questions to ask when choosing a photographer to capture those precious memories.

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Budgeting & Saving Tips

Jamaica Savings

Get a great deal on flying you and your destination wedding party to Jamaica with the Air Jamaica Group Travel Plan.

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Travel Savings

Getting your guests to the destination for your destination wedding needn't cost the earth - here are a few secret tips to bring those costs down!

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Who Pays for What?

It can often be difficult to know the correct etiquette when it comes to a destination wedding. While modern weddings frequently bend the rules, here's the official lowdown!

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Beach Wedding Budget Check

Whether you're planning a wedding for 5, 50 or 500 its easy to miss the smallest of details and for budgets to get out of control.

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Island Savings

If your budget is slim and you're looking to save costs on your wedding then a perfect beach wedding is still well within your reach...

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Once You Arrive...

The Best Mans Duties

Not just the confidant and friend of the Groom, the Honour of Best Man carries its share of responsibilities on the day of your beach wedding - read on for more!

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Bachelor Parties

The Caribbean offers some very unique opportunities for your last bachelor (or Bachelorette!) party...

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Beat The Heat!

If you are planning your ultimate destination wedding, chances are that heat will be a factor - follow our tips and keep your cool!

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Handling Your Guests

Your day is planned and your guests are arriving. Here's some tips for making sure they're all happy.

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Finishing Touches

Beach Wedding Favors

Beach themed wedding favors can give your guests a lasting taste of the Caribbean whilst also adding style and panache to your Destination Wedding.

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Grooming The Groom

When it comes to Health and Beauty wedding tips grooms are usually left in the dark. But in today's liberated social atmosphere men are realizing that the way they look on their wedding day is just as important as the way the bride looks. Well, almost!

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The Wedding Cake

Just because you get married on the beach in the Caribbean doesn't mean your reception should exclude the all important wedding cake. We have a few tips for getting this vital detail just right!

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Beat The Frizz

Spending hours on your perfect wedding hairstyle only to find the ocean breeze and humidity of the islands has turned your do to frizz can be a nightmare come true. Check out our tips on beating the frizz!

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Dressing The Groom

With so much focus on the bride and the destination wedding plans, it can be easy to overlook the groom, and especially what he'll wear. Here's our tips to avoid making some critical mistakes!

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Bring The Beach Home

There will always be some of your firends and family who are unable to be there at your Beach wedding. Here's some ideas on how to make them feel part of your Caribbean Wedding

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Island Themed Invitations

Unique invitations incorporating island or beach themes can help your guests overlook the expense of a Destination Wedding and be there on your special day.

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Island by Island

Cancun Excellence

Cancun, while known as a popular vacation destination, may not be the first place that springs to mind when dreaming of a luxurious destination wedding on the beach.

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The New Dominican Republic

The Islandbrides.com team has recently returned from a trip to the Dominican Republic to check out the latest resorts for Beach Weddings. Read our trip report and check out the reviews here.

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Elite Island Savings

Elite island resorts freezes summer rates for all-inclusive holiday and winter vacations - booking deadline september 30 - Unheard of Holiday Savings of Up to 30 Percent at Five Caribbean Beachfront Properties

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Destination Barbados

If Barbados is your wedding destination, be sure to check out our guide to some of the local traditions, cuisine and venues that can make your wedding day one to remember for you and all your guests.

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A Bahamas Wedding

The Bahamas offers a plethora of unique experiences and advantages over other typical tropical getaways: only minutes from Florida, less expensive than Hawaii, and with 700 islands to choose from being just a few.

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A Cayman Wedding

The Cayman Islands are a convenient Caribbean wedding destination with non-stop flights now available from New York (JFK), Newark, Houston, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Detroit, Tampa, Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Memphis, Miami, and Boston.

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Free Cancun Wedding

Not only can you enjoy the popular yet beautiful Cancun for your beach wedding, but with a bit of planning, you ceremony can be included for Free as part of your wedding travel package. read on to find out more!

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Celebrity Weddings

More and more stars from the stage, screen and music industry are choosing caribbean destinations to tie the knot. Check out our feature on a few of the more famous celebrity beach weddings of the past years.

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Caribbean Flavour

For a true island wedding check out some delicious local dishes to incorporate into your reception menu.

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General Wedding Facts

Wedding Etiquette

Wedding etiquette stems back through centuries of tradition, but much of it still holds today. Here's the basic rules.

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Caribbean Customs

Many of the Caribbean islands have their own unique and interesting traditions when it comes to weddings.

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Wedding Traditions

Wedding traditions are steeped in centuries of history. Here's a few Caribbean Wedding traditions you may not know.

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Select a new wedding destination from our list below. Explore any of 30 beach wedding locations and caribbean destinations.

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