Wedding in Bermuda
What more? The island has a thriving culture, great many luring attractions and abundance of activities. It's a beautiful, clean and a safe island. In short, it's a place that blends romance, scenic views, old colonial vibes, laid back style and modern charm creating a magic!!
As you stroll along the water’s edge immersing yourself in the views of turquoise blue water of the ocean or a picturesque harbor, or take look at the small villages with sugar plantations, have a drink watching a stunning sunset from the deck of a luxury chartered yacht, you will easily know why Bermuda is consistently rated as one of the world’s top wedding destinations.
We know of couples who made their Marriage Proposals in Bermuda and later came back to the island to get married, accompanied with friends, relatives and guests, and then they returned for their Honeymoon as well.
An Ocean Front Wedding Location in Bermuda
Due to its natural resources and moderate cost, Bermuda offers many possibilities of wedding themes. Bermuda also has a very well developed infrastructure with everything you need for a perfect wedding.
If you want to organize a wedding in Bermuda on your own and be in full control (or just like to know) of everything involved in the matter, then follow the steps below. But if you want to engage a professional coordinator to arrange & manage all aspects of the wedding and making it hassle free, then skip to Why Take The Hassles
Step-1: Know about Bermuda's Marriage Laws & Policies
It is good to start with some knowledge of the laws & policies, legal & religious requirements for a wedding and registry marriages in Bermuda. There are required documentation that needs to be completed prior to the marriage and only designated marriage officers, ministers and priests can officiate the marriages in Bermuda. Some policies and compliance differ from faith to faith. So check out Marriage Laws & Policies in Bermuda to know about such requirements.
You must have a Marriage License in order to get married in Bermuda. For that, you will need to fill up a form well in advance and send that to the Registrar General of Bermuda for acceptance. Once approved, you can set the ball rolling for you marriage. Check out Marriage License to know how to go about getting the marriage license in Bermuda.
Step-3: Decide on a Wedding Location
This is one of the most important steps for a couple planning their wedding. Because this will decide the setting & ambience and play a big role making the event a memorable one. Some of the popular choices include beach locations (should be careful about the weather conditions for any outdoor wedding), parks & gardens like Botanical Garden, waterfront resorts, historic forts and great churches. Check out Wedding Locations to know about all the best spots in Bermuda for a wedding.
Step-4: Arrange a Wedding Transport
Bermuda offers several options for wedding transports. If you are thinking of a romantic way to get to your wedding reception with your newlywed bride (or groom), consider a horse drawn carriage ride, which is a typical Bermudian way of doing so. You can of course arrange for private taxis or vans or even a luxury limousine. For your guests, there are novel ways to get them to the reception or the wedding venue. Other than arranging for a private mini bus, you can also arrange for a Train Trolley that runs on road. Check out Wedding Transport to know the detailsof such transports and how to make a booking.
Horse Drawn Carriage as a wedding transport
Step-5: Wedding Flowers
Well, fresh flowers with their colors & accent play an integral role through the different stages of a wedding. You will need an expert florist to help you decorate your wedding & reception venues exactly the way you want. Check out Florists & Wedding Flowers to know about the best florists in Bermuda and what kind of flower arrangements are popular in the island for special occasions like weddings.
Step-6: Arrange a Photographer
You won't like to miss out on capturing some of the greatest moments of your life. And you need a professional photographer to do that. Check out Bermuda Photography to know about the best options for wedding photography & videography in Bermuda.
Step-7: Catering Service
Unless you are hosting your reception dinner (or the rehearsal dinner) in a hotel or a restaurant, you will need to find a good catering service provider who can carefully understand the profiles of your guests, what they like and suggest just the right food for the occasion, and offer friendly but professional service. Check out Bermuda Catering Services to know about the best caterers in the island & their offerings.
While you can have all types of cuisine and dishes prepared to order, one novel way to add a local touch in you occasion is to try some Bermudian food.
And, don't miss out on the specially made Wedding Cakes that are used in Bermuda to symbolize everlasting happiness, prosperity and purity for the bride and groom.
Step-8: Music & Entertainment
well if you leave it to the hotel or the restaurant to do something about the music part like background or a live music during or post the reception dinner, they may come up with something which might be a complete show spoiler, unless of course you work with them carefully. Another way to deal with this is to appoint a great professional band or singer, and let them know what you want. There are great many local singers and bands just waiting to perform for you and offer a great Bermudian dimension to the occasion. Check out Music & Entertainment to know about some of the good choices and how to contact them.
Why take all the hassles?
Look at some of the questions you might have to face while arranging a marriage in Bermuda: How to find the right venue out of so many options? How to get a wedding official? How to ensure that all documentation & formalities are completed and there is no last minute hitch? How to know which hotel or caterer prepares the best food? How do you arrange for a wedding transport, photographer, florist, musicians etc etc. You will need to find answers to all these on your own. It may not be easy.
It is exactly for this reason why there are professional and well established companies, groups or individuals in Bermuda who help in end-to-end coordination of a wedding and ensure everything falls in place at the right time. While you will need to pay for their professional fees, you will also be able to save a lot of stress and time. The wedding planner will be responsible for arranging and managing all aspects of your wedding. Visit Wedding Planners in Bermuda to know who are the best in the business.
Wedding packages offered by hotels in Bermuda
There are several hotels in Bermuda who offer comprehensive wedding packages and take care of all the steps necessary to organize a wedding and associated events. In fact these hotels double up as wedding planners. An advantage here is that they not only provide the wedding venue in their hotel premises (both indoor and outdoor), but also the rooms where the bride-groom and the guests can stay. So you will have an all-inclusive marriage at the same venue, instead of moving around from one place to the other. Here are some of the best wedding packages offered by hotels in Bermuda:
4) Bermuda Hotel Weddings: A summary of hotel weddings & packages
Useful Resources & Related Articles
1) Check out Bermuda Wedding & Reception Forum to find out how others are going about it and planning out their weddings, reception dinner etc.
2) As part of a wedding celebration in Bermuda, having a cocktail party on board a charter yacht or just a wonderful sunset sail can be a fantastic experience. If you like to explore this, check out Bermuda Charter Boats to find out the best options.
3) If you wish to give wedding gifts to your guests, there are several unique options in Bermuda. For the ladies, personalized jewelry in silver and glass can be a beautiful wedding gift. Check out Bermuda Shopping to find your ideal choice of wedding gifts.
4) Bermuda has been a dream island for destination honeymoon or for celebrating a perfect romantic anniversary. Visit Bermuda Honeymoon Packages to find out the options and packages this island offers.
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