Selecting That Special Wedding Location
From beach casual to jungle chic, Belize has a wide selection of wedding venues. Several of the smaller locations are charming and romantic with just the wedding services you need. Many resorts in Belize cater to those looking for wedding destinations and have lush tropical gardens, waterfronts or beaches for your ceremony. If you're looking for something different, can even choose to have your wedding on a private island resort with views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
Many of the hotels and resorts offer all inclusive wedding packages. These may include the services of a local wedding planner, making sure you have completed all of the necessary paperwork, help planning the ceremony, and assistance with planning the lodging for you and your guests.
Wedding planning & ceremony packages often are separate from packages that bundle rooms, food and excursions for you or your guests, so make sure that the resort you choose has the amenities that you want. Accommodations will range from hotel rooms to suites to private cabanas. Resorts may also offer discounts for large parties, as is the case for Belizean Dreams, Laru Beya and Coco Plum Island Resort.
Packages will often include a choice of wedding cake flavor as well as your wedding color theme, traditional palm leaf and tropical flower archway setup and decor. You should be able to request changes to package inclusions for additional fees, for example, on the cocktails and meals served at served at the reception. Most resorts will accommodate special dietary requests. Choose the food that you will enjoy and remember for your special day.
Your Tropical Wedding Ceremony
If you have your heart set on a non-traditional wedding ceremony, you should specify to your hotel and resort what you envision. From the non-religious to the secular, you can have almost any kind of ceremony your heart desires. Weddings in Belize must be performed by a justice of the peace, a boat captain, or a minister of a church. If you don't have anyone in particular in mind that you want to perform your ceremony, your resort's wedding planner will be able to arrange the justice of the peace. Your ceremony must be witnessed by one male and one female. If you and your partner are planning a wedding without friends or family, your hotel or resort will provide witnesses.
If you would like music at your wedding, your all inclusive Belize wedding package coordinator will arrange the musicians such as a local band for an additional fee. If you prefer, you can hire a local DJ instead of having live music. Or, if you are looking to save on costs, simply bring your own playlist and connect to the resort's sound system. Basic photography is included in most packages with an option to upgrade to more artistic photography.
Your selection of a wedding dress and flowers will be one of the most important decisions you make. Your inclusive wedding hotel or resort will help you find the right decorative flowers and bouquet. Keep in mind that there are very few wedding dress stores in Belize. You, your partner and your wedding party should bring all wedding attire. Makeup and hair services can also be arranged by most resorts for an additional fee.
Start Planning Your Destination Wedding
When you book your all-inclusive destination wedding in Belize, all of the details are taken care of for you. Several wedding packages serve as the perfect foundation for creating the wedding of your dreams including tropical floral arrangements, photography & videography, cake and a bottle of champagne to celebrate, as well as all licensing and officiant fees. Finer details and personalized wedding services can also be arranged by selecting from various à la carte options essentially creating a customized destination wedding package. A wedding planner will provide the personalized service that you need to take the stress out of the planning so you can enjoy peace of mind when you say "I do." So, what are you waiting for? After celebrating the best day of your life, stick around and begin your life as newlyweds by indulging in the blissfully romantic touches of an all inclusive Honeymoon Package.