Once upon a time, planning a wedding destined to take place any month but June was considered gauche, but these days, say data trackers at The Knot website, anything goes, including ceremonies in November and December. Winter weddings aren’t the only change in traditions suggested by today’s influencers: Guest garb has become show biz-worthy, including outfits featuring sequins, feathers, and leather.
Some couples are adding weird dress codes to invitations, say New York Times lifestyle reporters, asking guests to wear desert chic or coastal chic fashion. This is creating a nightmare for invitees who have no clue what either suggestion means! New York City stylist Donnell Baldwin says that even brides and grooms are adopting dress codes that “avoid predictability.”
If you ignore trends and know that sentiments, love, and sacred ties that bind couples together are so much more important than fads, you’ll want to follow your personal style barometer, especially if you’re lucky enough to be planning a Caribbean honeymoon following your November or December nuptials. Make Belize your destination and you could cause couples in your circle to turn green with envy!
Hopkins Belize: Where Lovers Go
Whether you’ve worn yourselves out due to too much planning or you’re exhausted by work demands, you probably prefer a destination known for its laid-back vibe and lack of crowds. While Ambergris Caye attracts couples eager to party 24/7, Hopkins Belize is an epicenter of relaxation that offers travelers a calm, peaceful atmosphere offering every type of aquatic and jungle adventure brides and grooms seek. Just ask Kat and Chris, a couple of romantic nomads who highly recommend Hopkins for honeymooners.
These honeymoon experts (they write a honeymoon blog) call Hopkins the opposite of Ambergris, recommending Hopkins’ beaches and authentic cultural mix that attracts not only water sport enthusiasts but couples fascinated with cultural diversity found within the Garifuna community. Honeymooners love wandering shops, checking out pubs, taking drumming classes, and getting to know the warmest people on Earth.
The resort of your dreams
Even frugal couples would be hard-pressed to find a honeymoon resort more affordable than Belizean Dreams Resort where the Honeymoon and Romance Package is packed with perks. Included for a single affordable price are accommodations, local transport to and from the resort on arrival and departure days, all meals, local drinks, and a private candlelight dinner on the property. When you read the list of perks in this package, you’ll be impressed, especially since the number of adventure tours included is commensurate with the length of your stay.
Best of all, everything on that list has been bundled into one affordable price so you start your marriage off on the right financial foot. Use those savings to indulge yourselves at the Bliss Spa. “My wife went to the spa almost every day and I went once myself. The spa service ranks with the best we have ever seen,” posted one enthusiastic guy on the TripAdvisor website. Why prioritize strange dress codes when this much heaven awaits during your winter honeymoon?