Planning your Wedding
- Wedding Dresses
- Wedding Bands, Engagement Rings & Bridal Gifts
- Duty on Wedding Gifts
- Wedding Cakes & Catering
- Wedding Celebrants & Planners
- Wedding Flowers
- Wedding Hair & Make Up
- Wedding Music & Entertainment
- Wedding Photographers & Videographers
- Wedding Locations
- Wedding Stationery & Invitations
- Wedding Transportation
- Wedding Dance Classes & Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
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.
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.
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.
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.
First Dance lessons and ideas for bachelor or bachelorette parties.