Saying, “I do!” in Paradise

Up until recently, tying the knot in a foreign place often meant eloping, which carried with it a certain amount of stigma and shame but long gone are the old-school notions pertaining to saying, “I do!” abroad; destination weddings are simply a fun way to break away from tradition and enjoy a casual, intimate celebration in a different part of the world.

Each year over 800 couples, both local and overseas, tie the knot in Bermuda. Our warm weather, pink sand beaches and world-class hotels and resorts make Bermuda an obvious choice for destination weddings.

For couples looking to get married in Bermuda, here is a step-by-step guide to tying the knot on our pink sandy beaches.

Step 1: Choose a Location

With so many beautiful locations on the island, the best way to choose a spot for your ceremony and reception is to take a weeklong vacation to Bermuda to explore properly. Talk to your hotel concierge, the Bermuda Department of Tourism and read up on our picks for Bermuda’s best wedding locations and decide which works best for you as a couple.

Step 2: Budget!

Keep in mind that having a destination wedding may be more cost-effective for you, but more expensive than an at-home wedding for your guests. Make sure to ask for group discounts whenever possible, including travel, accommodation, and everything in between!

Step 3: Gather Necessary Paperwork

Depending on where in the world you reside, traveling to and getting hitched in Bermuda may involve a visa or other travel documents, in addition to a passport and a Notice of Intended Marriage form, available from Bermuda’s Registrar General’s Office. For more information, visit http://www.bermudatourism.com.

Step 4: Find an Officiate

In order to tie the knot, you’re going to need a little help from an officiate. Whether you’re religious or not, hotels and wedding planners can help you find the perfect officiator of your big day.

Step 5: Guide Your Guests

Help your guests prepare for their arrival to Bermuda with helpful information so they have the best idea of what to pack and expect. Guidebooks and brochures available through Bermuda’s Department of Tourism are great tools for providing necessary information about weather, transportation, activities, and more! For more information, visit http://www.bermudatourism.com.

Step 6: Arrive Early

Arrive in Bermuda at least a week before your wedding to ensure all plans are going accordingly. Any last-minute details should be taken care of at this time. 

Step 7: Provide Proof

Be sure to get proof of each agreement and transaction you make when planning your Bermuda wedding. Having everything in writing ensures your special day will be perfect, no matter what!

 

Who Pays for What?

Knowing who foots the bill for a destination wedding can be questionable. Here is a foolproof list, to avoid confusion when planning your special day.

Bride and Groom:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Welcome party
  • Morning-after brunch
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Transportation to and from ceremony and reception sites
  • Accommodation for wedding attendants
  • Group activity

Wedding Attendants:

  • Travel to and from Bermuda
  • Wedding attire
  • Hair and make-up
  • Spa treatments
  • Non-wedding meals
  • Non-wedding activities

Guests:

  • Travel to and from Bermuda
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Non-wedding meals
  • Non-wedding activities

 

Plan the Bermuda wedding of your dreams with the help from Bermuda’s best wedding consultants:

Bermuda Bride
3 Park Road, Suite One
City of Hamilton, HM 09
Tel.: (441)-295-8697
Web: http://www.bermudabride.com
E-mail: nikki@bermudabride.com

Bermuda Travel
35 Pine Street
Melrose, MA 02176
U.S.A.
Tel.: (781)-662-1953
Web: http://www.bermudatravel.bm
E-mail: info@bermudatravel.bm

The Bridal Suite
P.O. Box HM 3180
Hamilton HM NX
Tel.: (441)-292-2025
Web: http://www.bridalsuitebermudaweddings.com
E-mail: info@bridalsuitebermudaweddings.com

To Have and To Hold Wedding & Event Planning
P.O. Box WK 537
Warwick WK BX
Tel.: (441)-236-7473
Web: http://www.tohaveandtoholdbermuda.com
E-mail: info@tohaveandtoholdbermuda.com

 

For more information about planning a Bermuda wedding, contact the Bermuda Department of Tourism:

Bermuda Department of Tourism
Global House, 43 Church Street
Hamilton HM 12, Bermuda
Tel.: (441)-292-0023
Web: http://www.bermudatourism.com

North America
Tel.: 1-212-818-9800 or 1-800-223-6106
E-mail: travel@bermudatourism.com

Europe
Tel.: (0)-800-883-0857 (UK)
E-mail: ukEurope@bermduatourism.com

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