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weather, minimum red tape and residency requirements. The region also has a tried and tested infrastructure of wedding services from in-resort wedding co-ordinators to cake makers and photographers. Many couples marry here to avoid the stress of a large 


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factor is that weddings in the Caribbean are usually a fraction of the cost, plus you’re already well placed for your honeymoon. And you can always island hop to a contrasting destination. Standard wedding packages   and a photographer. The Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Board puts the average cost of a wedding at £4,000  a whole lot more, such as romantic sunset cruises, spa treatments and intimate dinners. Some resorts, especially all-inclusives such as Sandals and Couples, Barbados, offer free wedding packages when you book seven nights.


hen it comes to saying ‘I do’ overseas, the Caribbean rises to the occasion. Couples have a wide choice of settings, glorious


Beach & beyond Most couples think of beach weddings in the Caribbean, and of course there are thousands of beautiful sandy stretches which offer a stunning backdrop for wedding vows. Amongst the most renowned are Pink Sands on Harbour Island in the The Bahamas, Grand Anse in Grenada and Seven Mile Beach in the Cayman Islands. Anguilla too offers the perfect sand-between-the-toes venues and combines them with a touch of luxury and stunning scenery. But it’s not all about the beach. Wedding venues


can range from historic plantation houses to pretty chapels. Couples can get married surrounded by exotic blooms at the orchid farm in Barbados; in a fort in Puerto Rico; in a submarine or even on a reef, onboard a private charter boat or in a private villa that can accommodate family and friends. Head to Curaçao and couples can wed in the


pretty 15th century church or at the Mikve Israel Guyana they can say ‘I do’ in the jungle at Shanklands or on a hilltop at Las Terrazas in Cuba. In Tobago couples can marry in a rainforest, by


Main: There’s an endless choice of wedding venues throughout the Caribbean Above: Bougainvillea Beach Resort in Barbados


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