As a wedding planner and celebrant I am very aware of the huge percentage of wedding proposals made and accepted in those magical days between 25 December - 1 January. In fact I have already booked two weddings for this red-letter day. In a few weeks time all the wedding slots for Saturday, 14 February 2009 for both Simply Weddings and Cayman Weddings, my parent company will be filled.
This Valentine's Day is likely to be very busy for Cayman Islands wedding professionals because it falls on a Saturday, the most popular day for weddings among the resident population.
1. Book as early as possible. Most companies require a deposit to book your day and time.
2. Use a wedding planner, she knows local vendors and conditions.
3. Choose a local photographer, and ask to see his/her work.
4. Pick your bridal flowers early, most Valentine's Day florals MUST be ordered 2 -3 weeks in
5. Check whether your wedding planner has a refund policy, just in case of any last minute
6. Get to know your wedding planner and Marriage Officer, it's your day and it should be your
7. Pay attention to the legal requirements of your Cayman Islands marriage, make sure you
have the proper documentation to ensure the legality of your marriage worldwide.
8. Make sure your Marriage Officer arranges to send you your Registered Marriage Certificate,
the legal document you need when you get back home, once your marriage has been filed
with the Cayman Islands public records office.
9. Tell all and sundry you're getting married and expect that everybody you meet is going to be extra nice and extra helpful - everybody loves a bride.