Whether you're planning a dream wedding or just dreaming about having a wedding, there are few better destinations on God's Green Earth than the ultra-romantic Turks and Caicos. It's a place that simply inspires romance and love vibrations in general, a place that energizes your heart, a place you can't help falling in love with. And what better spot than that to create the perfect setting for the Special Day. Seductive sunsets, palm fronts waving in the breeze, a good old-fashioned make-out session on the beach: all this and much, much more can be yours - if you want it enough. Yes, the ultimate dream weddings in Turks and Caicos await with open arms and open hearts, and a wonderful selection of resorts that stand out among competitors as The One.
Destination weddings offer a respite from the traditional church ceremonies by providing the opportunity to really celebrate your nuptials while enjoying a sunny vacation. It's a win-win scenario for you and your guests to get a sweet vay-cay out of the deal. While it may seem like a more expensive route, it can actually be more affordable to do an intimate destination wedding with close friends and family than a large reception with a hundred thirsty guests. Of course you'll want to know which of your guests of honour is going to be able to make the trek down to the beaches. A friend of mine from Alberta is getting married in Texas in a few weeks and his grandparents weren't able to make the trip. Although, hey: it's your day and you know your friends and family will be cheering you on and supporting from wherever.
But first, some things to look for when planning a destination wedding:
1. Find someone you wouldn't mind marrying. You'll ideally be loved up with someone who will make the perfect partner for you to honour and cherish, and not culturally obliged in a pre-arranged marriage. Although, to each their own. There could be worse arrangements if you're getting hitched in Turks and Caicos. Just try and marry someone good.
2. Plan in advance! If you really want to make it happen at the ideal resort in Turks and Caicos, get your eggs in order at least several months before the date. This way you'll be able to be well organized and secure your first choice of a hotel, along with giving your guests enough time to get their proverbial shit together. Otherwise there's always the Chapel O' Love in Vegas, officiated by none other than Elvis himself.
3. Check the weather forecast. While many cultures see rain on your wedding day as a sign of good luck and cleansing, the jury is out on the symbolic impact of a hurricane washing out your beach ceremony. Although, that could be one of the most badass weddings in history. (Imagine your first kiss picture with a water spout rising off the ocean in the background.) Or just play it safe and book outside of hurricane season, which lasts from June through November.
4. Find an awesome resort with premium reviews and a solid track record of facilitating perfect destination weddings. You may not be able to travel down in advance to meet the wedding planners and suss out the location, but thanks to the world wide web you'll be able to get a good idea of what's in store.
This luxury boutique hotel on Grace Bay Beach is a remarkably intimate and romantic place to tie the knot. It's five stars of elegance, style, and exceptional service here at this super serene adults-oriented resort. There's only 29 suites so you can look forward to lots of space, peace and quiet. The suites are vibrant and spacious with full kitchens and epic views of the ocean. Point Grace has won the title of the Caribbean's Leading Boutique Hotel for six years in a row now and when you stay here you will understand why. The entire experience is perfection, with one of the greatest gourmet restaurants in the Caribbean at Grace's Cottage and one of the greatest spas at Thalasso. It's completely blissed out and an ideal resort to celebrate your dream wedding.
Windsong is another totally romantic hotel, and a true favourite of honeymooners and wedding ceremonies alike. This luxurious resort emanates love vibes at every step and the accommodation is something out of a wonderful dream, with 53 architecturally distinctive options to choose from. The warm and authentic staff ensure you're having the best possible time with the abundance of amenities and services. Windsong's team of wedding coordinators make your big day absolutely perfect with locations including a Bamboo Arch, Gazebo, Penthouse Rooftop Terrace, and The Veranda. Wedding packages and banquet services are also available so you can rest assured everything will be taken care of masterfully.
Somerset on Grace Bay
The Somerset is another excellent option to look into for your dream destination wedding. Another five-star gem, this gorgeous resort provides the ultimate backdrop for the most memorable of special events. The careful eye for detail that is evident all throughout Somerset continues with their team of wedding planners. From an intimate gathering to a proper fiesta of up to 200 guests, they'll assist you in bringing your vision to life. Not only is there the best beach in the world with mind-blowing sunsets, there's also an infinity-edged pool deck, estate lawn, croquet lawn, and pavilion to host your special day. Come celebrate Love in Turks and Caicos.