Wedding Destinations :: Barbados

January 31, 2012 at 12:39 am Leave a comment

Located in the Atlantic Ocean near the Caribbean is Barbados, a small island consisting of white sandy beaches and dreamlike tropical splendor. Celebrities such as Tiger Woods have chosen Barbados as their choice for a destination wedding. The island features miles and miles of pristine sand, mangrove swamps and low lying rock formations found near the water and home to an array of colorful marine life. Read on to learn more about Barbados as your romantic wedding destination.
Marriage requirements
Barbados does not require a waiting period or minimum stay to get married on the island. All couples wishing to get married in Barbados must apply in person at the office of the Ministry of Affairs in Bridgetown, the capitol city. Required documents include valid passports, birth certificates and return tickets. For previously married individuals this requirement additionally includes the presentation of an original Decree Absolute or certified copy of your final divorce judgment. Couples desiring a Roman Catholic wedding must send pertinent documents to the bishop of Bridgetown.
Wedding Planner
A variety of stateside or local island wedding planning professionals are available to assist making your Barbados wedding dreams come true. The advantages of hiring a local wedding coordinator include resident knowledge of the area, hands-on experience and personal contact with local vendors such as photographers, florists, churches, caterers, officiates and wedding cake bakeries. Wedding planners work independently or available at most resorts in Barbados. Contact a resort hotel’s website for more information specific to a particular location.
Beaches
Beaches surround the entire island of Barbados and there are many to choose from for your seaside nuptials. The most popular locations for beach weddings are on the south and west coast beaches. The beaches in these areas feature picturesque calm bays known for tranquil water and easy access to resorts and hotels. East coast beaches features spectacular landscapes, tide pools and tempestuous waters. The east coast beaches are not as popular as some of the other beaches due to the crashing waves from the Atlantic Ocean but notable beaches in this area include Foul Bay and Harry Smith Beach. The north coast beaches offer limit accessibility directly related to the high cliffs requiring climbing up and down. North coast beaches offer limited or no facilities and you will need to bring everything you need for the day.
Accommodations
The majority of lodging in Barbados is located on the south and west coast side of the island. Barbados offers a variety of accommodations suitable for all budgets from seaside cottages, ocean view villas, luxury resorts, well-known hotels, boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts. Distinguished accommodations in Barbados include the award-winning luxury resort 2012 Conde Nast Traveler Best of the Best Gold List. Learn more about planning for a destination wedding at the next Great Bridal Expo coming to your area. For ticket and schedule information, click here.

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