3 Surprising Things Every Bahamian Wedding Budget Should Include
Bahama wedding planning? First, congrats on your engagement! How is that going? Remember to take time out to enjoy the feeling. Most couples don’t stay engaged for very long, so do your best to savor every moment. You’re probably thinking about planning your wedding budget at this very moment. That’s a good thing. Your wedding budget is the pillar of all your wedding plans, and it’s usually best to have it ready and out of the way.
We’re also glad that you’ve chosen the Bahamas for your destination wedding. Have you contacted us yet, by the way? We would love to help you plan your wedding here in the Bahamas, and we’re very good at it. You can check our reviews to see what we mean.
Now to your budget, you must keep in mind that you should be realistic. Create a list and take steps to ensure that you are allocating the right amount for each area. How do you do that? Well, you can talk to us here at Chic Bahamas Weddings & Events. We’ve been in the business of planning weddings in the Bahamas for a long time, so we’ll help you choose the best packages and give you the average costs of the vendors you’ll need. It would help if you also kept the following in mind:
Bahama Wedding Planning Tips
- The Budget Conversation
This is where you’ll sit down with your partner and discuss how much you have set aside for your Bahama wedding. You can also talk with your parents to see if they’ll be interested in helping you cover some of your event’s costs. Nowadays we’re having couples handling the cost of their wedding so that they can get what they really want, while their parents pay for some of the items that are over the budget.
One tip that often helps couples when it comes to their Bahama wedding planning budget is having priorities. What do you both picture when you think of your wedding? The kind of event you dream of having will inform how much you will spend and on what. That regardless, be prepared to spend at least 75% of your budget on your wedding dress, ceremony, catering, photography, and other essential things. Prioritizing does not mean that you are cheap; it just helps you spend your money in a way that will ensure you get the wedding of your dreams.
- The Four Seasons in The Bahamas
The Bahamas doesn’t really have four seasons because it’s a tropical location. What we have here is a rainy season that runs from the middle of May until the end of October. During this period, the humidity is high, and there is a high possibility of showers. From June till November is known as Hurricane Season. There is also a high chance of rain at this time. April or Early May is when the weather is sunny and fabulous. However, there are places where you can have your wedding in the Bahamas all year long with no fear of the weather. Now, to the three surprising things, every Bahamian wedding budget should include.
While we’re not too sure about how surprising this one will be to you, it is crucial. Some people had to learn this the hard way during this pandemic. Sometimes, things are entirely out of your control, but you can avoid losing money when that happens by choosing the right insurance. From flight cancellations to lost items, make sure you get insurance for your wedding in the Bahamas so that your dream wedding does not turn into an unpleasant experience.
- A Reception Venue
Most times, when people pay for their wedding venue, they expect to be paying for both their ceremony and reception space. This could be different in your case, especially if you’re having your Bahamas wedding on the beach. Estimate about a total of one hour plus on the beach for your ceremony, add time for pictures, and then you’ll be rushing off to your reception venue where the real fun of your wedding will happen. If you intend to splurge a bit, we’d advise that you do it for your wedding reception venue.
- Transportation for Guests
As you finalize your wedding budget details, please do not forget to include transportation for guests to and from activities over the wedding weekend. This is a great way to keep them safe and ensure that they get to know each other well. If they’re staying in different hotels, providing transportation will not only encourage them logistically, but it’ll also provide an excellent way for them to bond. Your guest won’t have to worry about Taxi costs and parking costs if they get a rental car.
If you’re providing alcohol at any of your events, you also won’t have to worry about them getting back safely as you will already be providing a safe and trustworthy ride for everyone. Remember to liaise appropriately between your Bahamas wedding planner and the driver so that they can communicate on timing and make sure that your event runs smoothly. Better still, you can get a driver through your wedding planner so that the relationship is already there.
Have you been dreaming of having a destination wedding in the Bahamas? Chic Bahamas Wedding & Events is just the planner you need to make that dream come true. We’re a talented team of planners, and every event we plan is memorable. We’d love to hear from you. Contact us today!