Planning your Wedding

Most residents get married on Saturdays, which means you should book early to secure the date with your wedding celebrant. You will have to have a preliminary interview with your wedding celebrant and complete a form called a ‘Notice of Marriage/ Banns’, which is valid for three months. When you attend the interview, you will need to take your passports and proof of your immigration status (e.g. work permit, residency certificate, etc.), if applicable.

If you have been previously married, you will also need your original divorce decree or spouse’s death certificate. If the decree or certificate is in a language other than English then you will need an English translation certified by a Notary Public.

If a visitor is marrying a resident, your wedding celebrant is required to ask you certain questions to make sure you are not entering into a marriage of convenience. A marriage of convenience is where the two parties enter into the marriage for the sole purpose of obtaining immigration rights as a spouse of a Caymanian. This is illegal in the Cayman Islands, as in most countries. Most marriage celebrants will charge a fee for the documentation, booking, preliminary interview, publishing the Banns, conducting the ceremony and filing your marriage with the appropriate government office. The average cost of this is CI$300 and some of this is non-refundable.
Ministers of Religion may or may not charge a fee if you are a member of their congregation and they may have other requirements according to the requirements of the church. All documents, including the Notice of Marriage, must be received and be in order before the wedding can take place.

The Department of Counselling Services (Tel: (345) 949 8789) offers pre-marital counselling and marriage counselling for couples. All services are provided free of charge by the Cayman Islands Government and performed by qualified professionals.

Wedding Dresses

Unfortunately, traditional wedding dresses are not sold in the Cayman Islands. For residents getting married in Cayman the options are to travel to the US (or elsewhere) and purchase a dress to bring back to Cayman or buy a dress online and have it delivered here.

Wedding Bands, Engagement Rings & Bridal Gifts

There are many elegant and luxurious jewellery merchants in Cayman offering a variety of engagement rings and wedding bands at very competitive prices.

Duty on Wedding Gifts

Wedding guests coming to Cayman with gifts for the bride and groom are legally required to declare the gifts and pay the relevant duty costs. The duty applies to most gifts, except for books, cameras, crystal glassware and tablewear and kitchenwear made of porcelain or china.

Wedding Cakes & Catering

The hotel resorts on-Island all offer special in-house catering for wedding events at their resort locations. The Cake Studio and Mise en Place can also create wonderful wedding cakes.

Wedding Celebrants & Planners

Coordinating your dream wedding in Cayman from a distance — or on-Island — can be a breeze with the assistance of one of our local wedding planners. Most are very adept at planning destination weddings when the hosts live abroad.

Wedding Flowers

There are fabulous floral ideas to select from when designing your wedding bouquets and arrangements. When planning your event, it is best to remember that most flowers will have to be flown in for the event, which can become costly.

A floral theme based on local varieties lends a uniquely ‘Cayman’ feel to your wedding and might help to keep costs under control.

Wedding Hair & Make Up

It is every girl’s dream to have the perfect hair and makeup for their wedding day. The Rock Gorgeous team can help you throughout the planning process, making sure you have the most enjoyable wedding day, sipping champagne with your friends and family whilst being made to look stunning.

Wedding Music & Entertainment

One of many ways to express your personal style on your wedding day is your choice of entertainment and music during the ceremony and celebrations.

Wedding Photographers & Videographers

Meeting the right wedding photographer and/or wedding videographer should feel as powerful as finding the perfect wedding dress. No keepsake from your wedding day will be treasured as much as your wedding photographs.

You’ll refer to them time and time again, so naturally, it is important to choose a wedding photographer who will capture your special day in the style that best complements your personality.

Wedding Locations

Most brides-to-be dream of marrying on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, which is consistently voted in the ‘Top 10 Beaches in The World’ for romantic weddings, but there are many other options including lush, tropical gardens and other uniquely Caymanian locations.

Wedding Stationery & Invitations

When the time arrives to make the big announcement and send save-the-date cards and invitations, Studio Two Sixteen creates the most artful designs.

Wedding Transportation

There are plenty of options for ferrying you and your guests to and from your Cayman wedding and around the Island on your big day.

Wedding Dance Classes & Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

First Dance lessons and ideas for bachelor or bachelorette parties.