The moment has arrived – you’re engaged! You’ve discussed options with your significant other, and you both agree that planning a traditional wedding just isn’t for you. A fun, laid-back but intimate destination wedding with your closest family and friends is exactly what you want, but you’re not really sure where to begin. Fear not. Here’s a quick guide to help you start planning a beautiful marriage celebration with ease.
Sit down with your partner and start narrowing down places that hold a special meaning to you both. Even if the two of you didn’t meet at an exotic resort, you can still consider a place you’ve always dreamed about going. You want a beach wedding with sand between your toes and turquoise waves greeting you and all of your guests on your special day.
If the beauty of Caribbean Sea comes to mind when you think of an exotic place to host your wedding, you should consider Jamaica. This Caribbean island nation offers so much more than just a beach. With mountains, rainforests and expansive reefs all on one island, Jamaica will make your wildest wedding fantasies a reality.
Montego Bay is one of the most popular destinations in all of Jamaica for weddings. The resort city is a major cruise port and provides easy access to travelers. Rose Hall Great House may be the most popular wedding venue in town, offering an unbeatable location, luxurious amenities and sweeping views of the sea.
If you’re really into history and you want something a bit different than a beach ceremony, you should definitely check out The Aqueduct. This venue provides 18th-century ruins as a unique but spectacular backdrop for your wedding, and it can easily serve up to 200 guests, so there’s plenty of space for all of your family and friends. And just think, with a venue as unique as this one, your wedding will be the one everyone remembers for years to come.
Even though you’re planning a destination wedding, you may still want to get married in an actual church. Montego Bay has you covered there, as well. Mount Zion Church sits atop a hill, features rich mahogany benches, incredible views of the sea and creates the perfect atmosphere anyone could ever hope for in church wedding. The church is really a step back in time. Built in 1838, the church has kept much of its charm and embraces its history by featuring traditional wooden pews and having an old prayer board next to the altar. You can choose to have an intimate ceremony of just your closest family or friends, or you can have a grand affair as the church sanctuary has enough to accommodate 1,000 guests!
Okay, we get it. You want to get married on the beach, but you also want simplicity. You should really start thinking about having your wedding at a hotel. You can find packages that include a wedding planner, exclusive rates on hotel rooms for you and your guests, and the resort can most likely offer catering services and décor to help relieve a lot of the stress that comes with wedding planning.
At S Hotel Jamaica, you can easily plan the intimate wedding you’ve always dreamed up. Think of standing next to the love of your life, exchanging vows in front of your closest family and friends – all beside a sparkling pool with Doctor’s Cave Beach as your backdrop. Nothing sounds more romantic than that.
Once you’ve found the perfect venue for your destination wedding, you’ll want to send out “save the dates” to your family and friends so they’ll have plenty of time to prepare for the trip. While your guests will love an excuse to take a vacation while celebrating your love, they will need advance notice to request days off at work, make arrangements for family and pets not going to the wedding, and most of all, budget for the trip.
Ready to make your dream destination wedding in Montego Bay a reality? Contact S Hotel Jamaica today and get one step closer to saying “I do” in style.