As couples have become more mobile in recent years, destination weddings have greatly increased in popularity. Most Caribbean weddings come as customizable vacation packages with all details accounted for by the resort or planning service. As a result, you and your guests can spend time relaxing on the beach rather than scrambling through last-minute preparations. Though it would seem far more difficult to plan a wedding from thousands of miles away, the reality is that a wedding in St. Thomas or any other Caribbean locale is far less work (and oftentimes, cheaper!) than a traditional wedding. Follow these simple steps to plan the perfect St. Thomas wedding.
Your first step in planning a destination wedding in St. Thomas should be contacting a wedding planner, resort or concierge on the island. Once you find a reliable wedding planner, make them aware of your budget and specific requests. Your budget should be determined by the number of guests you hope to have in attendance. As the planner scouts vendors and locations, ask as many questions as possible to ensure you get exactly what you are looking for. Later in the process, you will want to visit St. Thomas to make sure everything is going as planned and make any final event decisions. (more…)