How to Have a Beautiful Caribbean Wedding on a Shoestring Budget


Are you planning a destination wedding in the Caribbean, don’t don’t have a lot of money to work with and you would like to make your special day one to remember? Don’t panic, there are plenty of  ways for you to have the beautiful wedding that you have always wanted on the shoestring budget that you are working with.

Caribbean destination weddings are fun and are normally cheaper than most other weddings around the world. As a result, you can have the wedding of your dream at a price that you can afford, when you choose to get married in the Caribbean. From the cake and location to the dress and entertainment, you can have a wonderful Caribbean wedding that you, your spouse and family and friends will love without breaking the bank.

Wedding Photography © by Olympus Photography by Mássimo

Choose to Get Married at an All Inclusive Hotel

For starters, consider staying at an all inclusive hotel. You may be saying “What the heck… Isn’t that expensive?” But did you know that some of the all inclusive hotels in the Caribbean offer their guests free weddings, just for staying with them? Some will even offer you a selected amounts of free nights towards your honeymoon.

Beach wedding © by LDClark

Pay Only for the Items or Services Need To

If you have a family member who can assist with planning certain aspect of the wedding, this is a major plus. Whether it is photography, catering or entertaining your guests, you should ask your relatives or friend for help. This will save you immensely on hiring a company or professional to perform these services for you. Many times, your friends and family have skills that can help you out, so you won’t have to hire someone for these services. However, be sure to work closely with them to make sure everything is just as you want it and you have the unique settings to create the picture-perfect, romantic ambiance that you desire.

Get a Professional Planner to Assist You Rather Than Do the Services

If you know you can do certain things yourself, but you aren’t sure that you can perform a great job, you can get the assistance of a professional wedding planner to help you. Hiring a wedding planner is a great way to stay within your tight wedding budget, since you will not be using the services of the team just the planner to guide you along in the process, while you and your family do the work.

Beach Wedding! © by LizSullivan

Get Married on the Beach

When you are looking for the perfect inexpensive location to get married, you can do better than a beach. There are many beautiful and FREE beaches in the Caribbean that you can take advantage of and have the perfect beach wedding without paying a dollar for the venue. This means you can have the beautiful Caribbean Sea as your back drop, while your friend and family gather around and watch you exchange vows on the beautiful, white, pink, black or golden sands.

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