Without question, you are ahead of the game by admitting that you need the services of a wedding planner in the Bahamas. Too many times, I’ve seen brides to be & families trying to cut costs by not hiring a wedding planner. I completely understand the need to keep costs down. It’s one of the main draws why traditional weddings are skipped for destination weddings. That & destination weddings are just so much more fun – whether you’re attending it or in it!
Believe it or not, we are starting to see more and more brides bring wedding planners over from their home. The is a huge mistake. While you have trust in this person more so than a stranger, that wedding planner simply doesn’t know the Bahamas like a local wedding planner in the Bahamas. Before picking a wedding planner, you should first narrow down which Bahamas island you’d like to have your wedding in. For instance, if you are looking for a large destination wedding, Nassau & Paradise islands are your best bet. If you’re looking for true privacy & being one with the island, then the Family Islands is your best bet.
The next step if picking the date. One of the many benefits of getting married in the Bahamas is timing. Sunrise, sunset, any day of the week :-)! After this, get your marriage license. Once you arrive in the Bahamas, it takes 2 business days for your wedding license to be ready.
When it comes to picking a wedding planner, you want to make sure you contact several vendors. Make sure you find out the following:
- Communication – you want to make sure that the wedding planner communicates with you in a quick & confident manner.
- Reviews – as the wedding planner for contact information of brides they’ve worked with. Go a step further and contact that bride. Chances are that bride would love to share their special day with you, the good the bad and the ugly. Worst case, you’ll learn some information even if you don’t use this wedding planner.
- Pricing – We all have a budget, but try your best not to skimp out on a wedding planner. Think of it as hiring an expensive CPA. Sure, you don’t want to spend a lot of money on an account to do your taxes. But his experience might find you savings that the regular accountant wouldn’t know about. The same goes for wedding planners. A wedding planner might be pricier, but will find you savings down the line that you never could have obtained.