Where to Marry: In our minds, it’s tough to beat CALA’s diversity as a destination for your wedding. The Caribbean and Latin America are gifted with miles and miles of gorgeous coastline with beaches on the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean to tie the knot. All countries have an incredibly friendly relationship with the United States and while they may speak other languages, many locals understand English and American dollars are happily accepted. The food is fantastic and the people are friendly, and in addition to amazing beaches to say “I do”, CALA offers activities as diverse as exploring ruins or playing golf on a pro course. With 8 Marriott and JW Resorts properties in 7 beautiful Caribbean and Mexico destinations you are sure to find the place for your dream destination wedding below… Take the following quiz, discover which one is these spots is the right fit for you, and then click on the resort’s image to request more info for your upcoming nuptials!
- Skip the big dress and think light. Let’s face it, a ballgown belongs in, well, a ballroom. Walking on the beach carrying a 10 pound gown won’t be easy. Instead, choose a lightweight fabric sheath or mermaid silhouette so your dress flows in the ocean breeze.
- Let your guy go informal. While many brides envision their groom in a tux, black wool is a no-no in tropical climates. Lightweight cotton pants are great options for the beach.
- Ditch the heels and the veil. Sand and high heels just don’t mix. Wear flat-sole sandals, espadrilles or wedges — shoes that won’t sink into the sand. And think twice about a long veil, when marrying outside. If it’s windy, it will be a nightmare for you and the photographer. Instead, accessorize your look with fresh flowers, a birdcage veil or a fascinator.
- Consider an updo. Humidity and heat will be in the horizon for your wedding day, so an updo will keep you looking polished all night. If wearing your hair down is the only option, invest in the services of a hair stylist, who can do touch-ups throughout the day.