Do you do it? Do you open that cookie jar of politely asking your guests to absorb the cost of airline tickets, hotel rooms and all the related expenses? Do you chance organizing your entire special event though emails and phone conversations and hope that everything will turn out peachy keen on W day? It takes a gutsy bride to make that call or maybe it’s already a part of your master plan, but getting married abroad could not only be one of the scariest things you’ll ever do, but also create one of the most amazing and memorable experiences you’ve ever had.
So all these questions and worries and bridal “jitters”… this is nothing new to us; there’s a reason why we are one of the most sought out destinations in the world to tie the knot in. Welcome to the beautiful Bahamas, where a chain of over 700 tropical islands are sprinkled in the most clear, crystal blue waters you’ll ever see; the kind of places you see on postcards and read about in magazines. A place where your private beach wedding dreams can come true. Somewhere where the breeze flows warm and the waters have never been cooler, a country that excels in hospitality where people will bend over backwards to make your dreams reality. So, a destination wedding in the Bahamas sounds pretty appetizing right?
But where do you start? Who do you call about getting married in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas? Where do you find a beach wedding dress and are you going to be able to get the flowers you want for your bouquets? What about a wedding minister? The favours? GASP – the champagne!! *Reality sinking in – This is going to cost you a small fortune! WHAT DO YOU DO!
While there are a zillion questions for any bride who is planning a wedding (especially a destination wedding);
For the brides you do find who have actually said “I do’s” in Nassau, these are the ones you can inquiry about that “florist” or “transportation company” to find out how their experience was. Was the bus on time for the pick up shuttle? Did the flowers show up beautiful and full or wilting and dull? Would they use these vendors or services again in the future or was the experience that awful that they wouldn’t touch them again with a 10 foot pole. There is nothing more powerful than a reference or referral from a satisfied customer, and odds are if these services were delivered in the most professional and caring way, the experienced bride will have no problem sharing the inside scoop and referring business back.
So if you think it wasn’t possible to plan your private beach wedding on a dime, hopefully you can use some of these suggestions to save some moola on the big day. It’s also possible to use Bahamas wedding planners who might be able to help deliver on your vision for a small fee; sometimes it’s worth the money to have an extra pair of hands around if you need anything done, picked up, ran over to, etc. As long as you do your research on the people, the products and the past performances (check and ask for referrals and ratings!!), your wedding will promise to be a day soon not forgotten.
The Sandy Toes Team
"DAY EXCURSIONS, PARTY PASS, WEDDINGS, AND PRIVATE EVENTS"
Sandy Toes, Rose Island is an awesome, unmatched private island destination - the only one of it's kind that offers both a fantastic snorkeling experience as well as a private, uninhabited island escape. Whether it's something custom and unique from 10 - 200 people, or a seat on our regular day excursion, we have something for everyone!
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The ultimate island escape - your very own home away from is just a few miles away on Rose Island in the brilliant, beautiful Bahamas. For those looking for a true "out island" vacation rental without the distance and inconvenience, this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 treetop bungalow accommodation will have you coming back time and time again.
Sandy Toes is proud to offer a wide variety of services and truly be the ONLY venue in the Nassau and Paradise Island area that can offer complete exclusivity. We know that planning a trip or an experience (even if you live here) can be somewhat intimidating so please let our seasoned staff and agents help you in any way they can!