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6 Ways to Organize Your Wedding in Jamaica And Make it Feel More Caribbean

Are you looking for a way to add more Caribbean style to your big day? See these 6 wedding planning tips for the perfect Jamaican wedding.

When you choose to get married in the warm comforts of Jamaica, it should not feel just like any other wedding. There should be an innate Caribbean feel and style that makes itself apparent throughout your day. 

So how exactly do you make this happen? What can you do to create a Caribbean ambiance and mood for your wedding? How can you get the best of Jamaica during your big day?

Let's take a look at 6 of the best ways to make your wedding more Caribbean so that everyone will remember your big day as a beautiful celebration in a gorgeous tropical paradise. 

1) Choose a resort with interesting architecture

The mood starts with the All Inclusive resort that you choose for your wedding. However, we are not just talking about the venue, but rather the style and architecture of the resort itself. After all, this is the first thing that your guests are going to be experiencing. 

To make your Caribbean wedding stand out, you should pick a spot that has a unique design that complements the Jamaican scenery. For example, in Montego Bay, you have a resort called Excellence Oyster Bay that was built with a modern Victorian style to match its prime location and reflect its Jamaican surroundings.

Excellence Oyster Bay, the best resort for weddings in Jamaica

The environment and ambiance of the resort are what immerses the guests into the overall experience. Whilst you can decorate venues and other aspects of the celebration to match your tastes, the other surroundings will be a constant feature that will remain unchanged.

So to begin your Caribbean feel, you need to choose the best tropical paradise for your wedding event. 

2) Have the wedding venue outside

Whilst some may choose to have part of the celebration in an elaborate ballroom if you want to harness the essence of the Caribbean atmosphere, you really need to be outside. This is where you can feel the warm breeze against your skin, and the comfortable heat of the sun, you can watch the swaying palms, and listen to the rolling of the ocean waves. 

All these things combined remind both you and your guests of the incredible destination that you have chosen for your wedding. Incredible celebrations can be enjoyed indoors but the real tropical mood is always going to be outside by the sand and sea. 

Immerse your senses in the Caribbean wedding environment and choose a venue that makes the most of the outdoor surroundings.

Wedding by the tropical lagoon of Montego Bay in Jamaica

3) Select the right spot for your photo shoot

If you are getting married in a luxurious resort like Excellence Oyster Bay then you may want to take advantage of the luxurious lobby and other areas for your photoshoot. However, to make it really Caribbean, the best spot for your photos is likely going to be on the beach, somewhere with views of the ocean, or by the palm groves. These locations abound in Caribbean ambiance and make for some stunning snaps that will always be remembered for their true Jamaican scenery and setting. 

You can get photos with a plain backdrop or that look like they have come out of a photo studio but truly, if you want to have something special that sets your photos apart from everyone else's, you should use the scenery to your advantage. 

4) Play some Caribbean music

Throughout your day there will be a number of moments when you will need backing music or songs to dance to. Considering that Jamaica is known as one of the music capitals of the world due to its Reggae, folk, mento, ska, rocksteady, dub, and dancehall genres it seems only fitting to add in some laid-back vibes with some Jamaican tunes. 

This can be done via your playlist or DJ requests or you can even check with your resort and see if there is a way to organize some live music for your event. 

Woman playing steelpan drums on a beach in Jamaica

5) Add some tropical cocktails and cuisine

Though you can always add some of your favorite culinary delights to your day, there is a great opportunity here to taste the Caribbean. You can include some tropical cocktails to be enjoyed by the beach so that everyone gets to live their beachfront dreams

Additionally, when it comes to the celebratory meal, you may want to add in some of Jamaica's famous jerk chicken so that everyone gets to try this famous delicacy in the place of its origins whilst they celebrate this special day with you. 

6) Ask your guests to dress for the occasion

One last idea you may wish to include is a theme for the attire of the attendees. While it is probably not a good idea to make it too difficult for your guests, you could encourage everyone to dress in the bright and beautiful colors of Jamaica or simply to dress all in white to enhance the Caribbean feel of the event.

You may even decide to make it a barefoot occasion where everyone can come without their shoes and sandals and just enjoy their time in the Caribbean. 

Tags: Excellence Oyster Bay, Romantic vacations in the Caribbean

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