Planning A Wedding in the Bahamas

Planning a Wedding in the Bahamas

Just engaged and planning a wedding in the Bahamas? We’re here to help you!  Planning a Bahamas wedding entails several phases.  Important to realize is that most weddings are planned one year to nine months prior to the event date.  And, with many couples planning a destination wedding, we share with you key items to get the process started.

  • Organize a Wedding Binder and digital files
  • Prepare a planning schedule
  • Purchase Wedding Insurance
  • Compile a guest list
  • Set a budget
  • Research wedding planners or month of wedding management
Planning a wedding in the Bahamas
Chic Bahamas Weddings owner/planner, Marva Munroe. Photo: Caroline Lima Photography.

Bahama Weddings – Travel

All destination weddings involve travel and this is one of the best ways to minimize your guest list without feeling the guilt. Not a lot of people are comfortable travelling and even though a Bahama wedding is something everyone wants to witness, it might not be easy for people to take a few days off from work to attend a wedding for a distant relative. This helps a couple keep it simple and small. It not only helps to save on money, but there’s a lot more that a small guest list offers. Firstly, the couple gets to interact with all the people preset at the wedding since there aren’t too many. Secondly, since this is a destination wedding, the couple actually gets to spend more time with their loved ones as compared to only a few hours in a wedding that’s happening in the city.

Cost Effective

Apart from the fact that you save on the number of guests that will not attend a destination wedding, there are a number of other perks that you get out of a destination wedding. Firstly, since this is a wedding you can avail of a number of discounts which helps to cut down your expenses by a great amount. Secondly, you manage to give your loved ones a great vacation that they will remember for a lifetime. This means you can expect better gifts from them. Since you chose a destination wedding, there’s no need for you to go on a honeymoon. Most couples extend their stay at the Bahamas post the wedding and combine their honeymoon package with their wedding package. This helps them save a lot of money on travel and considering they are getting married at the same resort, they can avail of some discounts on the honeymoon package as well.

Why Couples Are Choosing Bahama Weddings


There are a number of couples that dread getting married in the scorching sun or a rainy day. People actually plan the wedding date depending on the season. However, while planning Bahama weddings, you don’t need to worry about what month you’re getting married in since this place is warm, cozy and beautiful all year round. When it comes to the Bahamas all that matters is your schedule and the perfect date that you’d want to exchange vows with your loved one, not the weather.


Bahama weddings make everything look perfect. It’s one of the most beautiful places to visit and a wedding here is a dream come true for most couples. There’s a lot that this place has to offer in terms of its scenery, flower, beaches and more. It doesn’t matter what theme you wan for your wedding because at the Bahamas everything looks perfect. There are a number of resorts that help you plan your wedding just the way you want it to be so you can have the perfect wedding that you’ve always wanted.


Bahama weddings are one of the most affordable tropical destination wedding options that one can choose from. This doesn’t mean you need to compromise on quality. You can have a lavish wedding at the Bahamas for a reasonable price which is why this place is one of the hottest wedding destinations for a number of people across the world.

Planning in the Bahamas – When and Where?

Planning a wedding in the Bahamas
The Rosewood Baha Mar Garden, Nassau, Bahamas. Photo by Alfred Anderson Weddings
Planning a wedding in the Bahamas
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar. Photo by Chaz Cruz Photographers.
Bahama wedding bride at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar


  • Profile destination
  • Research islands and Bahamas wedding resorts
  • Decide on date
  • Research travel and accommodations options and guest room rates
  • Check for travel advisories
  • Get family approval
  • Research and select honeymoon destination
  • Assess needs to take a planning trip

Note: All religious and civil ceremonies performed by Bahamian marriage officers are legal in the US and elsewhere.

Bahamas Wedding Venue Capacity

Think About These Things When Planning Your Own Bahamas Wedding

If you are getting married outdoors in a garden with a party outside after, then the first thing you need to think about is your venue. You might have found the perfect Bahamas wedding reception, but if it is not big enough to hold the amount of people who will be attending then it is not a suitable choice. Your wedding planner will be able to advise you on the many Bahamas wedding venues that are available and they will also be able to show you which ones are suitable for your needs.  Charming boutique wedding hotels in the Out Islands. large beach resorts in Grand Bahama Island or Nassau, private villas, private cays are all options for your ceremony and reception.

Flowers For Your Bahamas Wedding

Think About These Things When Planning Your Bahamas Wedding

No wedding is complete without stunning flowers, but choosing the right ones can be difficult, especially when you have plenty of other things to think about as well. For this reason, you should make sure that your flowers complement your dress as well as your venue. Your wedding planner will be able to help you with this because they will have worked with many venues before so they will be able to envision the finished result without any difficulties at all. They will also be able to help you get seat covers, bows, and everything else so you can sit back and enjoy your special day while they take care of the rest.

Start Planning Your Bahamas Wedding

Chic Bahamas Weddings offers full-service destination wedding planning as well as the month of wedding management and day-of coordination. However, your choice of service very much hinges of how hands-on you are. All things considered, being able to turn over all details you have worked on over the months to a professional is wonderful. In essence, this allows you can be a guest at your wedding. Contact us today to begin planning your Bahamas destination wedding.