Jamaica is one of, if not, the most exotic natural beauties that the Caribbean has to offer. Its shimmery beaches are outlined by tall mountains and touched by some of the clearest sea waters on Earth.
These beautiful backdrops make the perfect setting and will ensure you have the wedding of your dreams. Here are 10 reasons why you should choose Jamaica for your destination wedding.
1. So Many Churches to Choose From
Besides Vatican City, Jamaica also has plenty of churches.
With nearly 1,600 churches across the island, if you are planning to hold a religious ceremony, Jamaica offers you so many options: Chapel wedding on the beautiful beach? Absolutely possible. Getting hitched in a ceremony in those misty Blue Mountains? You got it!
2. Alternatives to Religious Weddings
Don’t want a religious wedding? No worries. There are various non-denominational institutions that perform the ceremonies of your choice. This means you can have the wedding either on the beach, atop a hill facing the sea, or even in the tropical garden.
3. Walk Down the Aisle Barefoot
For the absolute laid back, intimate wedding, there can be nothing more pleasant than walking down the aisle barefoot in northeast Jamaica. Just imagine having your loved ones over there celebrating the day with you as the sun dips beneath the Caribbean.
You can hire an onsite bridal consultant that will help you arrange your marriage license, flowers, music, photographer, and the wedding cake. This level of service and assistance is pretty common in Jamaica weddings.
4. Catering to Your Every Need
Rose Hall, the Jewel of Montego Bay, abounds with 5-star resorts, golf courses, delightful shopping opportunities, modern convention facilities, and one of the world’s most eco-friendly wedding mansions.
Lush green landscapes, secret waterfalls, exquisite panoramas, historic ruins, beach escapes, and majestic great houses—there’s a Rose Hall Signature location suitable for your dream destination wedding. All you have to do is choose any of the wedding packages at Rose Hall, and their team of expert wedding planners will make sure your day is rooted as deep as the rich heritage of the land.
5. Your Guests Will Have the Best Time of Their Lives
Weddings can be somewhat stressful, even a destination wedding. However, not in Jamaica.
That uncle who enjoys birding can see the local hummingbirds in tropical gardens. Also, that cousin who just loves to eat will be fascinated by the jerk centers dotted across the island, while that artsy mate of yours will enjoy the cultural scene in Kingston.
On top of that, those in your dream wedding party who love the beach will definitely thank you for the invitation.
6. No Language Barriers
Jamaican locals may speak Patois among themselves, but English is still the official language of the country. Therefore, communicating with them, as well as the local vendors for your destination wedding will be free of obstacles.
7. Sky-High Ceremonies
Getting married as you’re flying through the treetops of Mystic Mountain is a dream come true.
You can actually say your “I do” as you’re riding in the Sky Explorer. If flying while getting hitched simultaneously doesn’t amuse you, they also have sky-high ceremonies for couples atop Mystic Mountain. You will be at almost 700 feet when saying your vows, enabling you to feel the Caribbean right from the heart of the rainforest.
8. Bye-Bye Jet Lag
Jamaica is about 90 minutes by plane from Florida, so even if you are flying from, let’s say Seattle, it would still only be 7 hours, making it one of the easiest destinations to reach. You can also plan a quick layover at Miami Airport to further cut down the time spent on the airplane.
9. Your Free Ceremony Backdrop
Brides spend a lot of money on the perfect, most beautiful ceremony backdrop.
Rentals, archways, columns, flowers, candles—all these sound very romantic, but none of that compares to the picture of the beautiful sunset splattered across the sky while you exchange rings. It’s the kind of background you won’t have to pay for in Jamaica.
10. It’s Always Warm In Jamaica
There’s no offseason in Jamaica, no matter the time of year, you can always expect warm temperatures and countless beach days. That said, you’ll be dressing for the most important day of your life.
Therefore, keep your dresses light and breezy.
Pro Tip (for the bride):
Ladies, including the bride, should opt for lightweight fabrics like organza, lace, chiffon, even cotton blends that flow and aren’t clingy. Ocean breezes are real, so keep your dress tea length or longer in order to avoid disaster.
Pro Tip (for the groom):
Guys may want to stick to their basics. Think cotton and linen, button-down with slacks and a linen suit jacket or vest to keep it somewhat formal. Also, leave the shorts at home. The bridal party should consider wedge or flat shoes should the wedding not be on a solid surface (e.g., pier, gazebo, etc.) or inside, while the groomsmen can go for a spiffy deck shoe for more comfort and ease.
As the third-largest island in the Caribbean. Jamaica is an excellent choice for destination weddings. It has always been at the top of the destination wedding list for all the reasons mentioned above, and more.
Another thing we have to mention is the honeymoon. Here’s a fun fact: you can also have your honeymoon in Jamaica. With everything explained in this article, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Jamaica will provide all the bells and whistles you can expect from a honeymoon destination.
Now, if you do the math, you can see how cost-effective it is to plan a destination wedding in Jamaica. You not only get to make your dream wedding happen but also have the most unforgettable honeymoon.
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