Regardless of where in the world you are based, we’ve all seen ourselves through a challenging period thanks to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Many couples across the globe have been forced to cancel, if not downgrade, their dream wedding plans. Restrictions on public gatherings, many of which are still in place, have forced many to rethink their idea about their dream wedding and reevaluate their priorities for their big day.
A trend that is becoming ever more popular, especially as travel restrictions relax, is the destination wedding. And to be honest, we can’t think of anywhere more picturesque for an intimate destination wedding than the stunning island paradise of Barbados. Here are just a few reasons why:
Current COVID-19 Protocols
It’s been a difficult couple of years for most of us, and we can probably all agree that everyone is in need of a vacation. Understandably, many of us are still apprehensive about travelling internationally, with restrictions constantly changing. That being said, vaccine rollout is certainly making the option of vacationing in exotic locations much more viable.
Bearing this in mind, if you are considering a low-key destination wedding, Barbados is a great choice. Understanding the benefits the tourism industry brings to the island, The Barbadian government has taken measures to thwart the spread of the virus and enable us to welcome visitors to the island for a safe and relaxing holiday. At present, arriving in Barbados is easy. It simply requires guests to take a PCR test no earlier than 3 days prior to departure date and show proof of vaccination. However, COVID protocols are subject to change, and we encourage you to check the government sources for the latest update.
The Perfect Venue
Now we’ve got the serious stuff out of the way. Let’s start discussing that dream island wedding. Naturally, being a tropical Caribbean island, you’ll indeed be spoiled when it comes to beautiful wedding locations. However, organising a wedding in a foreign country is never easy for novices, which is why you’ll want to find a venue that ensures your wedding experience is genuinely stress-free.
Thankfully, when it comes to personalized wedding packages, you’ve come to the right place. By choosing Coral Reef Club or neighboring Sandpiper hotel, you’ll get yourself a dedicated wedding coordinator who knows the island like the back of their hand and can ensure your big day goes without a hitch. You’ll also have the opportunity to take your pick from various lush garden or beachfront settings, depending on your preference. What’s more, the great thing about choosing Coral Reef Club or The Sandpiper is that your guests can stay on the property, which will save them from having to navigate their way around an unfamiliar island to get to your wedding ceremony.
Dress To Impress But Without The Stress
Choosing to celebrate your nuptials with a destination wedding certainly provides for a truly memorable experience. With that in mind, it is essential for you and your guests to remember that getting married on a Caribbean island is somewhat different to a wedding in a more traditional setting. So when it comes to deciding on what to wear, you’ll need to bear in mind the weather. To ensure optimum levels of comfort, opt for light clothing and avoid heavy attire. This doesn’t mean you can’t get dressed up, though, and you can always have fun playing with color. If you’ve opted for a beachfront location, the ladies, in particular, should be mindful of the footwear choices and refrain from wearing high heels, which don’t work well with the beach sand!
After The Fact: Honeymoon Time!
Once vows have been exchanged, the cake has been cut, and all the wedding guests have had the time of their lives partying into the wee hours of the morning; it’s honeymoon time for our newly married couples. Having already made the journey to Barbados, you won’t need to look far for the perfect luxury honeymoon locations. The Tree Top Suites at The Sandpiper or Luxury Plantation Suites at Coral Reef Club with luxurious plunge pools, are the ideal honeymoon accommodation choices for newlyweds.
With all that in mind, it is not difficult to see why Barbados continues to be a destination of choice for that memorable island wedding. So don’t dwell on it too much; get ready to push the boat and treat yourself to the wedding of your dreams at one of our choice venues.
What are you waiting for? Check out our 2022 Wedding Packages and start planning your big day now!