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Guest Features Saying “I Do” in <strong>Barbados</strong> <strong>GUEST</strong> BARBADOS GUIDE • <strong>April</strong>-<strong>June</strong> <strong>2019</strong> • Page 8
Find many more features on our website www.guestbarbados.com G By Leigh Rivero You’ve always dreamed of exchanging your wedding vows on a picturesque beach - it is no surprise <strong>Barbados</strong> comes to mind. The romance of a destination beach wedding is undeniably appealing, but it can be a huge task when you are thousands of miles away. You will have to entrust the details of your big day to vendors you have never met, and may have difficulties translating your great ideas into an appropriate format for the setting. That’s why hiring an event planner can really be helpful- they can help you save time, money and significantly reduce your stress level. Not only would local event planners have connections with great vendors, but they are aware of industry pricing, and can do the in-depth research required to choose the best venues and suppliers for your big day. Another great benefit would be efficient budget management- a good event planner would be able to supply you with an accurate idea of how much your dream Pinterest wedding would really cost. However, if you are determined on planning your <strong>Barbados</strong> wedding yourself, it is not an impossible task. 1) First, you must take the time to do research and determine everything you need for your big day. Reach out to vendors early to obtain pricing estimates, and read their agreements carefully. 2) The venue must be booked before all else to ensure that you can settle on a wedding date and all other items to suit. 3) Locate an officiant or magistrate to perform the ceremony, and they would supply you with a letter to obtain your marriage license at the ministry of home affairs. 4) Make use of internet searches and social media to find suppliers like make-up artists, hair stylists, florists and photographers. Planning a wedding can be stressful, and of course a planner would make the experience more enjoyable for you, your partner and your guests. An expert’s advice can make a huge difference! <strong>Guide</strong> Prices (BBD) • Marriage license - $225 Non- National/ $55 National • Officiant- $300 • Photography- $650 for 2 hours • Ceremony musician- $500 for 2 hours • PA system & generator- $600.00 per day • Good websites to visit for more information: <strong>Barbados</strong>.org https://www.gov.bb/Ministries/home-affairs http://www.barbadoslawcourts.gov.bb/ With or without a planner, to ensure your memories are positive of your big day, you should ask as many questions as needed and seek advice from your suppliers.• <strong>GUEST</strong> BARBADOS GUIDE • <strong>April</strong>-<strong>June</strong> <strong>2019</strong> • Page 9 Local event planners have connections with great vendors, but they are aware of industry pricing, and can do the in-depth research required to choose the best venues and suppliers for your big day. Photos: Dwayne Thomas Photography.