The Caribbean is among the most popular places on the planet to plan destination weddings, but with so many islands to choose from, how do you know which to pick?
There are many reasons why our clients opt to plan their wedding in Jamaica. The third largest island in the Caribbean, Jamaica is home to iconic sparkling beaches, vibrant colored waters, as well as the sounds and vibe of Bob Marley.
The book that kicked off the James Bond franchise – Casino Royale – was written by Ian Fleming from his Jamaican home. The first movie in the Bond series, Dr. No, was filmed in Ocho Rios.
And of course, Jamaica is home to some of the Caribbean’s best all-inclusive resorts.
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Here’s a glimpse into why Jamaica is the perfect backdrop to your dream destination wedding:
Although an island, Jamaica is larger than you might think. At nearly 4,500 square miles, it’s about the size of Connecticut, large enough for there to be different cultures and ambiances across specific regions.
In our experience planning destination weddings, we’ve found that some of the most romantic regions in Jamaica include Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, and Negril.
We’ve had clients express concern over the perceived danger of being in Jamaica. We’re confident in saying that these perceptions are certainly overblown. Regardless, many of the large Jamaican resorts we partner with have tight security and are protected behind iron gates.
If an all-inclusive resort is not your idea of a dream destination wedding, then you can also book a small, private villa. Our team can help you find the perfect place where you’ll have your own housekeeping staff, chef, and security guard.
From villas on the beach to chic seaside cottages, all-inclusive resorts and more, Jamaica is the perfect place to plan a wedding that’s both equally refined yet relaxing.
The island offers opportunities for ceremonies along the beach, by the cliffs, along a river, or in a breathtaking botanical garden. Most of the major resorts we work with offer wedding services and, as a perk, you can combine your wedding and honeymoon to create the ultimate vacation!
Pro tip for planning a Jamaican wedding: Jamaica’s beauty and culture make it a popular vacation spot for all types of folks. That’s why we recommend you avoid planning your wedding during known school vacations (think February, March, and April). During these times, many resorts are filled with young kids which might ruin your romantic getaway.
Also keep in mind that hurricane season runs from June-September, so you’ll want to be careful when you plan your wedding.
Don’t worry, we can help you with all of that. The team here at Indian Destination Wedding has been planning weddings in Jamaica for years. We can help you create the wedding of your dreams all while ensuring you soak in the art, music, food, and scenes that make Jamaica a one-of-a-kind island destination.