Why Have a Small Wedding in the Caribbean
There are tons of reasons to have a small wedding including a lower cost and more time to spend with your guests. And when you transport that small wedding to an island in the Caribbean like Roatan, you instantly get tons more benefits including beautiful scenery, more intimacy, and the benefit of already being in your honeymoon destination. If you’ve been thinking about having a small wedding in Roatan or elsewhere in the Caribbean, here are some reasons to do so.
Keep the Budget Small
Destination weddings get a bad reputation for being exorbitantly expensive. However, when you keep the guest list small and the meals and accommodation fairly basic, it can be on par with or cheaper than a larger wedding in the U.S. or Canada. You and your fiance can play around with deciding if you’d rather have a nicer several-course meal for fewer people or drinks and cake for a larger set of guests.
Treat Your Guests Better
When you invite fewer people, you can add a more personal touch to their stay. You can choose a boutique Roatan hotel over a larger resort for a more intimate feel with better service. Since you’re saving money by having fewer guests, you can opt for the box of chocolates rather than a single truffle or champagne over sparkling wine.
Take Time With the Details
When you have a smaller wedding, you get the chance to spend more time on every detail. It’s something you’ll want to do since out-of-place details will not go unnoticed. But just because you’re having a small wedding doesn’t mean you need all the details a large wedding might require. If planning tons of tiny details worries you, opt for a simpler wedding with high-quality details.
Get Your Guests Involved
One of the main reasons couples have small weddings is so they can be more intimate. You can make your wedding even more intimate by getting your guests involved in your ceremony or making a weekend out of their trip. For example, you might stay at a small boutique hotel where on Friday night you have a small reception, games, and turn in early. The following day, wake up to a lovely brunch, ease into getting ready for the ceremony, then dancing the night away.
Those Who Truly Matter Come
When you set a hard guest list number for your destination wedding, you find it’s suddenly easier to know who you really want to be there. After all, you’re asking a lot out of yourselves and your guests to travel all the way to the Caribbean to watch you say “I do.” You’ll also be spending a lot of time with your guests over the long weekend. Do you really want a high school friend who you don’t really keep up with to show up and you feel you need to entertain her? No! Be stringent with your list and only invite those who matter to you and your fiance.
Keeping your wedding small and intimate in a beautiful Caribbean location is a dream for many couples. It’s a dream that can come true if you plan your guest list right and know how to spend your budget wisely.