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Within these pages you will find information, links, answers to questions and, other wedding event resources. In one convenient location you will be able to review a wide range of wedding information.

We recommend that you post questions in response to the articles below; answers are posted freely.

Finally you may contact us to engage our services as a wedding planner. We also provide travel arrangements for your out of town guests and affordable honeymoon packages.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Wedding as UNIK As You Are

What defines an unforgettable wedding? For the bride once she has the dress part down it's making sure the setting is perfect and all the details are attended to.

At UNIK Resort on beautiful Isla Mujeres (just a short boat ride from Cancun) we're
all about making sure you have nothing to worry about. At UNIK you'll find gorgeous accommodations including spacious Master Suites with brilliant views, sumptuous linens, outdoor private terraces with Jacuzzis and top-notch amenities. Coupled with the discreet, personalized service, it all conspires to serve up a getaway as unique as it is memorable.

Our exceptional catering services offer gourmet delights for you and your guests,
and our facilities can accommodate a wedding party of up to 200 friends and family
and if intimacy is what you seek, just you and your loved one can exchange vows with a view. The choice is yours and we are ready to make your dreams a reality.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bougainvillea Beach Resort

Weddings in Paradise Package

Decorated wedding site overlooking the ocean
Required government fees
Clergyman to perform ceremony
Wedding license & marriage certificate
Roundtrip transfers to license office
Bouquet of tropical blooms for bride
Special wedding gift from the resort
Intimate breakfast for two on balcony of suite the morning after the wedding
Manicure for bride & groom
One bottle of sparkling wine for toasting at the reception
Champagne in room on arrival
Witnesses if required
Attractive one-tier wedding cake
Discount coupons for use Barbados finest jewelry store
10% discount off room accommodaton for first anniversary
$930 optional extras are also available

Barefoot Beach Weddings Package

Beach location
Required government fees
Roundtrip transfers to the licensing office
Clergyman to perform ceremony
Witnesses if required
Wedding license and marriage certificate
Hand-tied tropical blooms for bride
One bottle of sparkling wine for toasting at the reception
Attractive one-tier wedding cake
$697 optional extras are also available

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wedding and Honeymoons in Grenada

For many, the criteria for the ideal wedding setting describe Grenada. Lush mountain waterfalls, glorious beaches, tropical gardens and grand plantation homes are just some of the some special locales that are available on the island. Officiants are available to perform religious and personalized non-denomination nuptials. Local flowers, foods, music and handcrafted wedding favors can help make a Grenada wedding like no other.

Grenada also has resorts big enough to accommodate large groups, plus small initimate resorts and villas in all price ranges. Getting married in Grenada is relatively simple. No medical blood tests are required. Couples must reside on the island for three days prior to applying for their license, so weddings should be planned for the fourth day or later. This leaves couples with plenty of time for pre-wedding outings, either with guests or on their own.

There are many ways to personalize a wedding on Grenada. A catamaran might transport the couple and their guests to a secluded offshore island beach backed by a forest of coconut, sea grape and almond trees, with a floral arch and a backdrop of surrounding islands for the ceremony. A walk through a spice planataton scented with cinnamon and nutmeg which leads into a private garden or on the lawn of an elegant manor house. Couples also might opt to exchange their vows in front of one of Grenada's cascading waterfalls, surrounded by wild flowers and lush rainforest vegetations.

Special local touches can start with elegant locally produced invitations featuring a visual floral theme that might be echoed in the programs and wedding favors. Live steel pan music, special foods, and fragrant local flowers used in floral arches, fresh hair flowers for the bouquet and boutonniere, and petal confetti add local flair to a wedding. Individually sewn, hand-painted spice bags and handcrafted spice necklaces, a traditional local gift, make unique wedding announcements or wedding favors. Gift baskets packed with island made items such as rum, organic body oils, soaps, scents and spices, along with a music CD or guidebook, enhance the happy memories of both the island and the nuptials for the wedding party and their guests.

For couples inviting family and friends to their wedding, Grenanda's rich array of eco-adventures into the rainforest, around and under the sea, and through the mangroves make it eay to turn a wedding into a memorable multi-day reunion. Mountain biking, hiking, sailing and kayaking are just a few of the ways to experience Grenada's diverse natural attractions together. Less active guests might prefer an expertly guided sea tour of the coast in a smooth riding raft. Spa treatments, golf, tennis, and other activities are also available.

Grenada Weddings: The Legalities
Visitors must reside on the island for at least 3 days before applying for a marriage license (minimal license fee).
Couples apply for their license at the Office of the Prime Minister.
Valid passports
Birth Certificates
Sworn affidavit on letterhead from a clergy, lawyer or registry attesting that neither party has not been married previously.
Decree Absolute if either party is divorced.
If widowed, deceased's death certificate
All documents must be in English
If the original documents are in another language, they must be translated into English and certified.

Grenada delivers the Caribbean fantasy, but with a unique twist. Thanks to its volcanic origins, pristine beaches come in white and black sands. Coral encrusted shipwrecks, undersea walls and one of the world's only underwater sculpture gardens delight divers and snorkelers. Guided hikes into the fragrant, mountain rain forests often include a stop to swim under a secluded waterfall or to soak in natural hot springs, surrounded by jungle. Couples can head to a secluded island for a private beach picnic, or pilot an inflatable boak along the Caribbean coast. For some, romance means kayaking out from Grand Anse beach to watch the sunset, and perhaps catch the famed green flash that occurs as the sun sinks into the horizon, or gliding along on a pedal boat in a secluded bay for a sunset toast. The ultimate Grenada experience is a sunset cruise dinner under the stars or on a moonlit walk along a tranquil beach.