Thursday, November 24, 2011

Bahamas amongst 10 great wedding locations abroad

Bahamas amongst 10 great wedding locations abroad as listed by the Dubai Chronicle.

The Dubai Chronicle listed its 10 beautiful locations for saying “I Do” as insights for couples who were considering getting married abroad and looking for a wedding option other than a Dubai luxury venue.

The chronicle’s list of favourite place for tie the knot featured three American States, Las Vegas at number 1, Florida at number 3 and New York at number 5.

The Caribbean was listed at number two and the Bahamas single out amongst the island to consider for getting married abroad.

The Dubai Chronicle described the islands of the Caribbean as “stunningly beautiful and offers the perfect backdrop of sun, sea and sand for a picturesque beach wedding.”

You can read the complete list and article at – 10 Great Wedding Locations Abroad

Bahamas Beach Wedding Option

And if you plan to get married soon, the Bahamas is a great place to create great and lasting memories of your wedding for your family and friends.

As the Bahamas is filled with great scenic beauty, a variety of options for your wedding ceremony and reception, with just the right romantic appeal.

Here is a video of Bahamas Wedding planner Glenn Ferguson talking about having a Bahamas Beach Wedding.

Friday, November 18, 2011

SANDALS Royal Bahamian Undergoing $20 million Improvements

SANDALS Royal Bahamian Undergoing $20 million Improvements to its guest rooms as it prepares for 2012.

Speaking about the improvement going on at the Sandals Resort located on Cable, it’s General Manage Patrick Drake, said the resort was looking forward to the opening of its refurbished 60-year-old building and further increasing its foothold on the all-inclusive market in the region.

“Everybody is going after a diminishing market,” he said. “If you’re not at the top of the stream, obviously there is no future at the bottom. At the top of the market is still where it’s at, and if you’re going to give that sort of commitment then you have to have a product to back it up.”

And Sandals Royal Bahamian is “backing it up” as the resort is hosting more than 1,000 travel agents from across the US and Canada, to a free familiarization trip to the resort.

A bet that is already paying off according to Mr. Drake, as agents who have been a part of the earlier visits are already making booking for their clients.

Sandals Royal Bahamian is also expected to benefit from the increased airlift that are now coming to the Bahamas. “With airlift coming in from so many destinations we are seeing quite a nice international mix,” said Mr Drake.

And our Bahamas Wedding Planner at Bahamas Destination Wedding are certainly looking forward to participating in Sandals Royal Bahamian weddings once the renovations are completed.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gay Concerns Rise Over Bahamas Wedding Competition Rules

Gay concerns with the Bahamas wedding promotion, Bahamas 16 Islands Invitation has led to the withdrawal of one of the judges, and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism having to clarify competition rules.

The concern resulted from the fact that in the Bahamas,  Gays are not allowed to enter into civil union while in the U.K, heterosexual couples are not allowed to enter into civil partnerships.

However, the Bahamas wedding promotion is open to “residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 and over, who are legally entitled to enter into marital/civil partnership in the UK and in The Bahamas”.  

Prompting Stephen Gray of Pink News, Europe’s largest Gay news service to say that in this case “no one would be eligible.”

The confusion has led to one of the judges and Marketing Director for Goldsmiths Jewelers, one of the promotion sponsors’ withdrawing from the competition. As the company is indicating that it did not want “to be seen to endorse an event which excluded the gay community.”

The Bahamas Tourist Office has since accepted responsibility for the error and has provided clarification that the clause had been intended to refer to a “ non-religious marriage ceremony, not a civil partnership” as stated in the rules.

A clause in the terms and conditions also stated that “it is not Bahamas Government policy to provide marriage licenses for same sex couples and therefore
same sex marriages cannot be performed.”

The Bahamas 16 Islands Invitation promotion will give 16 brides the opportunity to marry in 16 theme weddings on 16 different islands on May 16, 2012.


Glenn S. Ferguson is Resident Wedding Officiant & Bahamas Wedding Planner at Bahamas Destination Wedding a company specializing in wedding services in the Bahamas.

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