What documents do I need and will my marriage be legal?
Following is needed to get married in the Cayman Islands:
- Proof of citizenship and age – Passport or an original/certified copy of birth certificate with photo identification (18 is the minimum legal age without parental consent)
- Proof of marital status (legal divorce decree or death certificate, if applicable)
- Cayman Islands Immigration Department entry slip (given upon arrival in Cayman), or Cayman Islands international embarkation/disembarkation card for cruise ship passengers.
- Two witnesses at the ceremony - If it is just the two of you visiting the island, we can assist.
- Application form for a special license to be completed and signed by the couple
Yes, your marriage is legal; after the ceremony your marriage will be registered in Cayman; a registered copy of your marriage certificate can be obtained and mailed to you.
What sets you apart from the other wedding planners?
Island Weddings & Events is a full-service, full time wedding and events planning company. A personal pet peeve of mine are vendors who take days /weeks to get back to you... I will always get back to you in a timely manner and you are always a priority for me.
Every wedding is unique and I love helping each couple to fulfill their vision of their dream wedding. I've coordinated some great ones, from barefoot on the beach weddings to weddings onboard the cruise ships to the most elaborate weddings, weddings for 2 to 400 guests, different themed weddings......every wedding as every couple is different! I cant wait to see what you come up with.
I am passionate about what I do. I am gratefull to be able to make a living doing what I love. I am emotionally invested and supportive of each couple I work with. You can rely on me and I will go the exta mile. It feels great to be able to help and support whoever and wherever I can.
Are we going to be able to afford it?
Island Weddings & Events offers different packages for couples traveling on cruise ships; from the basic to the all inclusive. Evening/Destination weddings take usualy more time in planning and need different services, therefore different packages are offered. As each wedding is catered to your budget each packages can be costomized, fitting your needs and desires. You tell me what you want and we create it together!
Sand ceremony, what is this exactly?
The "Unity Sand" ceremony is a popular additon to our weddings. It origins from the salt ceremony or unity candle. The bride and groom each will have a vase containing sand; this symbolizes their families and group of friends. Together they pour the sand in a centervase; the sand grains combined, and unable to be seperated, symbolized the unity and eternity; 2 groups of families and friends becoming one.
What do I need to do to book my wedding and what is your cancellation policy?
To book your wedding we do require a $500 non-refundable deposit. This deposit will be fully credited against your final bill. We accept all major credit card, bank cheques or wire transfers. No personal cheques are accepted. Once your wedding is booked and all services confirmed we will instruct you about further payments.
When paying by credit card please do notify your bank about your travel plans and to expect overseas charges.
Vendor services cancelled 3 weeks prior to the wedding date are subject to a cancellation fee.
In case your cruise ship cannot dock we will refund apart from services which had to be pre-prepaired such as flowers and cake.
What if we are legally married or want a vow renewal?
If you are already legally married we can arrange for a symbolic wedding. For a symbolic wedding or a vow renewal service you will not need a special Cayman Island license and therefore can deduct US$250 of any package fee.
We have different believes, will the ceremony be non-denominational?
Once your wedding is booked we will send you a sample of the vows. Any ceremony can be personalized, we can insert poems, readings, sand ceremony, jumping of the broom, breaking of glass, bindi, hand ceremony, involve children ....
You will meet with the officiant before the ceremony to discuss the details. Your ceremony can be non-denominational; if you like to insert a prayer or blessing the officiant will love to do so and it will be spoken from the heart. As each wedding and each couple is different so is each ceremony!
Can we get married on Sundays or Public Holidays?
Yes, we can arrange for your wedding on Sundays or a public holidays. There are some restrictions as to music, additional fees for the minister and set-up/decorations and opening hours of venues. When I know the specific date I can give you more details.
Public Holidays 2017
Saturday, 1 January - New Year's Day
Monday, 02 January - New Year's Holiday
Monday, 23 January - National Heroes Day
Wednesday, 01 March - Ash Wednesday
Friday, 14 April- Good Friday
Monday, 17 April- Easter Monday
Monday, 15 May - Discovery Day
Monday, 12 June - Queen's Birthday
Monday, 3 July - Constitution Day
Monday, 13 November - Remembrance Day
Monday, 25 December - Christmas Day
Tuesday, 26 December - Boxing Day