Are you getting ready to plan your upcoming wedding? If so, your first thought may be to have a beautiful ceremony back home. Yes, this is nice, but have you considered destination weddings, like in Jamaica? If not, now is the time. Although most couples don’t need convincing, you may wonder what makes a destination wedding better than a traditional wedding back home.
1 – The Weather
If you live in New York and plan a wedding in the middle of July, you are likely to find warm hot weather. This is great, but the heat and humidity may leave it feeling too hot. With the Caribbean and the island of Jamaica, you don’t just get warm weather, but tropical weather too! Then, there is the rain. The weather is somewhat unpredictable all around the world, but you are more likely to find scattered showers and thunderstorms in New York and many other areas of the United States than in Jamaica.
As with a wedding back home, you have many venue choices. Some Jamaica resorts have onsite chapels, but most give you many choices. If you opt for a garden or beach wedding, the beautiful, warm, sunny, and tropical weather makes your wedding ceremony nothing short of picture perfect.
2 – All-Inclusive Resorts
There are many all-inclusive resorts on the island of Jamaica. You may wonder what impact this has on your wedding ceremony. These resorts are the perfect place to have a destination wedding. Most give you many ceremony options. If a small wedding chapel is not found onsite, you may get to choose from a garden, the beach, or a banquet room.
Most importantly, some all-inclusive Jamaica resorts give you a unique opportunity. That is to have a free wedding ceremony. Yes, a free wedding ceremony! Many luxury resorts extend a free standard wedding to guests who meet a minimum stay requirement. This stay requirement varies depending on the Caribbean resort in question, but it is usually three, five, or seven nights. After examining a resort’s free wedding inclusions, you should like what you see. Luckily, affordable upgrades are available if you want more.
3 – The Ability to Combine Your Wedding and Honeymoon
Planning a wedding is a joyous experience, but it can also be stressful and time consuming. Not only that, but you must later plan the honeymoon. The island of Jamaica gives you another unique opportunity. That is to combine your destination wedding and honeymoon into one. Since the island is home to all-inclusive resorts, great restaurants, lots of activities, beautiful beaches, and tropical weather, you will have the honeymoon of your dreams. For your destination wedding, you may have intended to stay two nights. Extend your stay until seven nights for your honeymoon. Plus, this makes it easier to qualify for the above mentioned free wedding that may be offered.
4 – Your Friends and Family Can Come Too
One concern that many couples have about destination weddings surrounds guests. Whether you live in New York, California, or Florida, you may wonder if your guests will make the extra trip to the Caribbean. Honestly, some may not, but you may be surprised how many jump at the opportunity. Not only do they get to attend your wedding, but they get their own Jamaica vacation! Most all-inclusive resorts have a few free guests passes and additional available for sale. This means guests staying at a different resort can attend your ceremony without complications.
5 – It Will Be Cheaper Than You Thought
As previously stated, many couples automatically write off destination weddings due to complications of planning and cost. Don’t make this mistake. As previously stated, you can save money by opting for a resort with a free standard wedding ceremony, combining your wedding and honeymoon into one trip, looking for discount travel packages, and so forth. There are many ways to trim the cost of an otherwise expensive wedding. As for ease of planning, most luxury all-inclusive Jamaica resorts have wedding planners available. They will help you plan the wedding of your dreams, even though you may be thousands of miles away.