They call it the happiest day of your life – your wedding day! But the days of organizing it, arranging guests, sorting out the rings, getting a cake that won’t activate Aunt Murphul’s allergies and finding the right photographer can be some of the darkest.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could just sit back and let it all be done, by people who instinctively know your preferences?
Then all you would have to do is show up like a rock star and play your part in the show! Luckily the dream can be the reality. You can leave everything in the capable hands of local organisers who excel at this sort of thing.
The Cayman Islands are the perfect venue for your nuptials. Whether you want a ceremony on the beach with the waves lapping at the shore, or in a Caribbean garden, you’re not going to find a more picturesque setting anywhere else in the world.
The business of weddings has become a very big one over the years, and local event companies are keeping up with the trends thanks to regular visits to trade shows where the latest and greatest designs are presented. From the simple to the extravagant, they have access to everything you need to make your wedding unforgettable.
Location is obviously important. If you are already familiar with the landscape then you can probably pick out your own place, but if you are a visitor looking to get married here then the best person to first contact is a local event planner. The event planners on the island know of all the churches, beaches and gardens easily available for a wedding.
They’ll know the fee (if there is one) and can show you the options so you can make the most informed choice. They can also recommend restaurants or hotels for your reception. Let’s face it – the party is one of the most important parts of a wedding!
Once you know where and when it’s happening, it’s time to get into the nitty gritty. Local florists are ready to provide stunning arrangements to suit any budget, and again, your planner can advise.
A photographer can make or break your memories, so make certain you go with someone recommended. Some have different styles and ideas; make sure their vision fits what you want.
Of course the rings might be considered a fairly vital part of the ceremony, and there is certainly no shortage of jewellery shops at your fingertips. Diamonds, gold, platinum…or maybe even something with a touch of local like Caymanite.
Always make sure the shop is reputable and check their warranty policies. Nothing ruins a honeymoon like a diamond rolling off into the night.
Champagne ‘bubbly’ is a must for toasts and putting everyone in the mood. If less expensive and cheery is your thing, you’ll find it here. If, on the other hand, it is Cristal or die, you’ll…still find it here!
Weddings are a time for celebration, but not if you are too exhausted to enjoy your own big day. Leave it in the hands of the Cayman experts. They’ll make sure you don’t leave your glass slipper behind.