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  • #52860
    Buffy777
    Buffy777
    Member

    Hello all! What a great site! I’m hoping to get married in the Grand Caymans next July, and I’m beginning to realize how difficult it is to plan a destination wedding without a wedding coordinator. Right now my favorite venue is the Grand Old House (I like the idea of a ceremony on a dock as opposed to right in the sand), and we’ll probably have b/w 30 and 40 guests. However, I’m on a pretty tight budget, so I need help from someone who can work within a smaller budget. Does anyone have any recommendations for a wedding coordinator that can help plan budget weddings? Thanks in advance!

    #52865

    Anonymous

    Hi Buffy777 – Welcome and Congratulations:

    You don’t need a wedding planner if you are having your ceremony at Grand Old House; they have a full time wedding planner on staff who will take care of everything for you and ensure a perfect event.

    Tell them you are Activity Guide members and that you are on a tight budget. I am sure they will do all they can to accommodate your budget.

    Have a wonderful wedding and vacation!

    #54558
    Dianne06
    dianne06
    Member

    Hi!

    We have ben to Grand Cayman a few times, and are thinking about getting married there in November. Does anyone have any information or advice about how we might go about having the entire wedding (ceremony, dinner, etc) on a catamaran or larger boat? We will probably be about 10 people, and we are pretty flexible.

    Thanks!

    #54559
    Dianne06
    dianne06
    Member

    Hi Joe-

    Can you tell me why you no longer recommend Celebrations?

    Thanks!

    Dianne

    #55140

    I am planning my wedding in October (yes I know it’s hurricane season but I’m going roll the dice). We are looking at staying at The Anchorage or Aqua bay. Both have said I can have the wedding ceremony on their beach. Heart of Cayman has sent me some information – any thoughts or comments…

    We are only looking at a very small service with only 10 guest but my children will be there and I want it memorable for them.

    Any good restaurants for the dinner after the ceremony?

    #55152

    Anonymous

    Welcome dianne06 and mermaid1966 and congratulations on your most special occasions.

    To answer both questions, we no longer recommend Celebrations or any other wedding planner because virtually every establishment suitable for a wedding has their own wedding staff on site. By working directly with the restaurant, resort or attraction where you will be conducting your ceremony, you will attain the very best prices and greatly minimize the occurrence of problems associated with third party miscommunication.

    The best place to start would be to select a venue. You will find videos, photos, reviews and contact information for all of our most highly recommended restaurants in our Restaurant forum. It would also be a good idea to look through our Land Based Attractions forum and consider venues such as Boatswain’s Beach, Pedro’s Castle, Botanic Park and many other beautiful and romantic settings. All of our recommended resorts are oceanfront with beautiful beaches and fantastic restaurants highly suitable for a wide range of weddings based on your individual preferences and budgets.

    To assist with your selection of restaurants we offer complete menu details for all of our most highly recommended establishments with our Menu Search feature at our main website. This is one of our most recent features and well worth your time in planning meals; learning about our local cuisines; and getting a general feel for the prices of food and beverages at a wide range of the Cayman Islands finest restaurants. You can even make reservations directly with the restaurants, which in most cases will provide you with discounts, special seating, free drinks and many other valuable offers for booking direct in advance.

    All of our recommended establishments have full time wedding planners on staff so you will be working directly with the person(s) responsible for ensuring that your most special occasions will provide memorable, affordable and perfectly orchestrated experiences; all custom tailored to suit your individual tastes and budgets.

    For photography always first contact Rebecca Davidson to see if she is available. Rebecca is one of the most gifted and highly sought after photographers on the island.

    There are many topics in this forum that contain a great deal of valuable information from members who celebrated their weddings in the Cayman Islands. The amount of time you spend here reading will be rewarded many times over with savings and perfection in achieving the absolute highest value for your special occasions.

    For extended reading, consider visiting the Wedding section of our main website. You will find detailed instructions about the requisite documentation and other important information.

    Another topic that you may find helpful is our Vacation Lifestyle topic here in our forums and its extended version at our Main Website.

    We had been recommending Aqua Bay until the Anchorage reopened nearby after being reconstructed to the highest quality of excellence with rates representing unparalleled value. You will find the most recent pictures, reviews and information here in their Forum Topic and extended information and images at our Main Website.

    You will receive the best rates and a free Activity Guide member welcome gift at the Anchorage by using our http://www.caymanactivityguide.com/forums/templates/SoftBlue/images/HotelSearchLinkIcon.gif" alt="" title="" class="bbcode-image" /> feature to contact them.

    October is near the end of our hurricane season and history would tend to indicate that your chances of excellent weather far outweigh the possibility of any tropical disturbances. However there are no guarantees with something as unpredictable as the weather so you may want to take advantage of any flight cancellation insurance offered by your airlines. However, I believe that most carriers offer refunds or flight credits if weather prohibits a safe landing or the destination is closed to air traffic due to a hurricane warning. All of the establishments we recommend will refund any deposits 100% if weather conditions prohibit you from safely landing on the island during the times planned.

    Please feel free to ask questions so we can help make your special occasions the most outstanding times you will ever experience. Besides pre-arranging your wedding venues and lodging for you and your guests, the more pre–planning you do beforehand the less complicated your vacation will be and the more time you will have to spend on the important things, like having fun! Take advantage of our many vacation planning devices designed to facilitate organizing your vacation, such as adding items to your personal must-do list http://www.caymanactivityguide.com/forums/images/addnowlist.gif" alt="" title="" class="bbcode-image" /> and printing it to bring with you; activating your vacation countdowns and many others, which you will find listed in our Activity Guide Announcements and Suggestions forum. You may find our Must Do List topic helpful in making your selections.

    Whatever decisions you make, I am certain that you will experience the most wonderful weddings imaginable with cherished memories that will remain with you for the rest of your lives.

    #55159
    Tracya
    tracya
    Member

    I found the wedding section to be very helpful. We plan on renewing our vows with the kids present. 17 YEARS!!!! Something to be very proud of!

    #59316
    T8s8x7b7z5
    t8s8x7b7z5
    Member

    By Georgina Clatworthy

    Selecting your wedding color schemes could be a few personal flavor combined with coordinating together with your wedding style and/or theme. It isn’t as simple as couples may think, specifically if you are experiencing an extremely specific wedding ceremony concept. And whilst you may have your own favorite colours that you wish to include, discovering add-ons,planning weddings involves much though, decorations as well as flowers to match can be difficult. Here are several tips on choosing your own palettes and the way to apply design techniques to the completed appear.

    In case your wedding is traditional?.

    For any very formal as well as traditional ?whitened? wedding ceremony, it may be better to stay with neutral tones and produce an extremely ?bridal? search for the wedding scheme. Colors for example whitened, off white,jewelry that are appropriate for weddings, ecru, lotion and champagne work beautifully with each other so when combined create a really elegant and intimate look. You can add in splashes of colour with your flowers, however don?capital t select anything as well loud, opt for pale pink or soft vegetables to add a little extra interest.

    If your wedding ceremony style is much more contemporary?.

    Wedding ceremony palettes over the past few years possess skyrocketed into mixtures of chocolate dark brown as well as aqua blue, lime green and whitened and aqua blue as well as dark brown. The classical mixtures of red, blue or wine red on an ivory background are now as well out dated for the modern wedding ceremony as well as instead bride?utes are now being the much more bold in their color options.

    Don?capital t be afraid to test out different color combos to see exactly what matches your needs. However, the difficulty comes when you put every thing together on the larger size within the wedding reception itself ? the outcomes is extremely different to those in your wedding scrapbooking! If feasible do your homework and discover images associated with schemes that are very similar, you’re going to get a few concept of whether or not your own completed plan would work in the same manner.

    If you’re being married theme?.

    Wedding ceremony styles range from time period designs to nature influenced strategies, for instance a 1930?s concept or a butterfly theme. If you have the chosen a period theme then you’ll need to research applicable color combinations which will provide the entire concept together,laguna beach weddings, an a2z guide, for instance an art deco wedding concept could be black and white,where you can find a wedding venue,portrait photography glasgow_ a perfect wedding photography style in glasgow, or even black, whitened as well as red; this wouldn?capital t nevertheless make use of a plan of aqua green as well as chocolate brown! If your own concept is not inspired by a period design, then you’ll have to research which color combos may greatest define this. A nautical concept would typically be blue as well as whitened, although an extravagance concept might incorporate gold, silver, crystal as well as wealthy colors for example purple or even red.

    Including character?.

    The wedding ought to be full of references towards the character, style as well as flavor associated with both of you. This is one of the logic behind why couples decide to have a wedding ceremony theme, as their choice of concept will often say a great deal about all of them as a couple and their shared interests. If pink is your preferred color then use it, however avoid assembling palettes using colors that are so far taken off your typical design, if you like to put on loud colours after that rely on them in your scheme; if you’re much more of the neutrals kind of individual then include those colours into your plan.

    Lastly?.

    When choosing color schemes it is a good idea to utilize a colour steering wheel to help you choose colours that enhance each other. You will discover variations in build stores to buy or you might download and printing 1 for free off the web. Adopt the inside custom rule when it comes to the actual quantities that you should use colours ? 60%, 30% as well as 10%, along with 60% being your primary history colour and the other two being accent shades. You can use more than three colours however don?t go overboard!

    #59494
    Jacquie
    jacquie
    Member

    Hi, my fiance n myself are booking to the caymans aug 2012 for our wedding, we were looking to get married on the jolly roger pirate ship. Is there any information and help for us so we can achieve our special day… also is there any do’s or don’ts

    most appreciated

    jacquie 😀

    #59496
    Shelly
    shelly
    Member

    click here for wedding info

    this might help you too

    also click here

    Also

    This was a posting that I found on CAG that I thought might be helpful

    Here’s all the information on getting married from the Cayman Government site:

    Getting Married In The Cayman Islands

    This information is designed primarily to give non-residents a guide to getting married in the Cayman Islands, but it will also be of assistance to residents.Couples wishing to marry during a vacation or a cruise ship stop may apply for a special licence. Under the law, the Governor grants special licences, and marriages may be performed as soon as applications have been processed. The Deputy Chief Secretary’s office handles applications on Grand Cayman, and District Administration represents the Governor on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Phoning for an appointment usually ensures that processing will take about half an hour.

    The application, which must be signed by both persons, must give full names, occupations,permanent addresses and any current temporary address. It must also name the marriage officer who will perform the ceremony, state whether either party has been previously married, and confirm that there is no lawful hindrance to the intended marriage.

    The couple may choose to bring the required documents to the specified Government office and make the application in person. Or, working with their marriage officer, they may fill out and sign the form, provide the necessary documents, and then turn the process over to the officer for completion.

    The documents required are:

    Proof of identity, such as an original or certified birth certificate or passport;

    Cayman Islands international embarkation/disembarkation card or ship’s boarding pass;

    Certified or original copies of divorce decrees/death certificates.

    The fee of CI$150 (US$180), together with a $10 postage stamp, must accompany the documents. Stamps may be purchased from the government office or from any post office Applications should be filed at the Deputy Chief Secretary’s office, on the third floor of the Government Administration Building, Grand Cayman, telephone 345-244-2222; or at the District Commissioner’s office, Government Administration Building, Cayman Brac, telephone 345-948-2222.

    The licence must be produced to the marriage officer performing the ceremony and becomes void if not used within three months.

    General Information for Non-Residents and Residents

    The minimum age of legal marriage in the Cayman Islands is 16, however, anyone under 18 must have consent if he or she has not been married before. Consent can be given by the father or, if the father is dead, by a lawful guardian. If there is no guardian, an unmarried mother may give consent.

    All marriages must be attended by a marriage officer and by two other witnesses. Marriages must take place between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.Note that liquor licensing laws state that live music must not be played on Sunday in places licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.

    For Residents

    Marriage By Authority Of Certificate From Civil Resgistrar Or Marriage Officer

    Persons residing in the islands may make application for a marriage certificate to be issued by either a civil registrar or a minister of religion who is also a marriage officer.Marriage by a civil registrar does not involve a religious service – though couples may later go through a religious service if they wish.

    On or about the same date, both parties must give notice of intending marriage to the civil registrar of the district or districts in which they have resided for not less than 15 clear, successive days prior to the ceremony. If they live in the same district, a single notice is sufficient..

    If one of the parties is not residing in the Islands, a single notice by the other party will be sufficient. Having satisfied him-/herself that the notice given conforms to the law, the registrar must display the notice of intended marriage in a conspicuous and accessible place for seven days. After this period, if no objection has been made, he or she may issue a marriage certificate, which must be produced to the marriage officer performing the ceremony.

    For marriage by authority of a marriage officer’s certificate, each person must give notice, on or about the same date, to the minister of his/her congregation, provided the minister has been appointed to be a marriage officer, or to any marriage officer in the district. A single notice will suffice if the couple belong to the same congregation or if one of the parties is living overseas.

    The marriage officer(s) must publish the banns at a Sunday service at the parties’ church or churches and display the notice of intended marriage on the church door(s) for seven days. If no objection to the marriage is made in this time, the marriage officer’s certificate may be issued. The marriage must take place within three months of a certificate issued by a civil registrar or marriage officer. In the case of a marriage in which one of the parties is judged to be near death, a certificate of notice or banns are not necessary if the two parties are able to signify their consent in the presence of two witnesses.

    Objections To A Marriage

    Anyone can lodge an objection to an intended marriage by giving notice in writing, before a certificate is issued, to the civil registrar or marriage officer publishing the notice or banns. An objector is required to make a signed declaration in the presence of the registrar or marriage officer.

    If the objection raises a question of legal impediment or refusal of consent, the matter must be referred to the Grand Court, and the issue of a certificate suspended until a judge rules that the parties are not disqualified or that any refusal of consent is not reasonable. Anyone making what the judge considers to be a frivolous or annoying objection to an intended marriage may be fined and ordered to pay any costs incurred.

    The laws which set the requirements relating to marriage in the Cayman Islands are: The Marriage Law, Chapter 92; The Marriage (Amendment) Law, 1978; and The Marriage (Amendment) Law, 1994. This booklet is not a replacement of the laws, only a brief guide to their requirements.

    Marriage Fees And Register Fees

    To a Marraige Officer

    For receiving a notice for banns – $5

    For receiving an objection (payable by the party making the objection) – $10

    For witnessing or solemnising a marriage (payable by one of the parties to the marriage) – $40

    To a Civil Registrar

    For receiving a notice of marriage – $5

    For receiving an objection (payable by the party making the objection) – $10

    For witnessing a marriage (payable by one of the parties to the marriage) – $40

    To the Registrar General

    For every search in the General Registry, per hour and each part of an hour (payable by the person requiring the search) – $5

    For every certified copy of an entry of a register of marriage (payable by the person requiring the copy) – $10

    For correction of an error of fact or substance in a marriage register (payable by the person requiring the correction to be made) – $10

    Wedding Services

    A number of local companies offer services, including arranging the ceremony, photography, cake, musicians, catering, flowers, and documentation. Anyone wishing to be married in the islands is advised to contact a marraige officer.

    #59501
    Jacquie
    jacquie
    Member

    thank you for the information, will have a good look through it 😀

    cant wait to get there 😎

    #59502
    Lauser
    lauser
    Member

    jacquie wrote:

    also is there any do’s or don’ts

    DO

    Confirm and reconfirm every single price

    Get everything in writing

    Have it noterized

    Plan on paying more than whatever they quote

    DON’T

    Take their word for anything

    Assume the prices they give you will be right

    Expect any help from the people on the boat if things do not turn out as planned

    Expect any refunds if they do not do what they say they will

    I just learned from experience, they lie. The only thing true about them is they ARE A BUNCH OF PIRATES!

    #62369
    Zoroaster
    zoroaster
    Member

    Great Info! Good luck with your decision!

    #86556
    Shaadidukaan
    shaadidukaan
    Participant

    If you finding vendors for your wedding in jaipur..i can help you in finding tursted vendors.visit here..https://www.shaadidukaan.com/jaipur/wedding-planning/wedding-planners

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