THE wedding might be over but those that work in the wedding industry know that the influence of the Royal wedding will resonate for some time to come. Planning a wedding and incorporating all the elements can be exhausting, so to help the happy couple the experts at Camana Bay have put together their own guide to having the perfect wedding.
The Build Up
Your engagement rings and wedding bands are a symbol of your love for and commitment to each other. The Mansion has an expansive assortment of pre-set rings at prices to suit every budget available at the store or browse through a catalogue for an even greater selection. The Mansion also specialises in making unique pieces and offers a private collection of loose diamonds and settings. Their astute sales professionals and jewellers will assist you in designing a beautiful set that marries your personal styles.
There are countless details that go into planning a wedding and it can become overwhelming, which is why it is so important to stay organised. At Books & Books brides will find a great selection of wedding guides and planners covering everything from to do schedules and checklists to design inspiration and budgeting tips. Staff recommendations include The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook by Carley Roney and Anti-Bride Wedding Planner by Carolyn Gerin.
The couple who exercises together stays together! Six months before the big day is the ideal time to step up your fitness regime so that you and your partner look and feel great on your big day. Anytime Fitness has new equipment, fun classes and friendly personal trainers to get you in shape and keep you motivated. The gym is open 24/7, which will come in handy as you get closer to your wedding date and your schedule becomes increasingly tight.
For your wedding registry, visit Bedside Manor. The friendly staff will help you put together a complete registry that includes everything from luxurious bedding to fluffy towels. Book a private consultation and you and your fiancé can have the store to yourselves. Sip champagne as you pick and choose your bed and bath essentials at your own leisure. Bedside Manor will also put your registry on facebook so that your overseas friends and relatives can view the remaining items.
Once you have put together your guest list you will need to send save the dates and invitations. As a rule of thumb, save the dates should be sent four to six months in advance and invitations should go out eight weeks before the big day. Mailboxes Etc. has beautiful stationery and provides design, printing, cropping and mailing services. Whether you are going for a romantic vintage, classic traditional or clean and modern look, Mailboxes Etc. will help you create beautiful invitations that set the overall theme for your wedding.
The Big Day
Cayman’s white sands and azure waters provide the perfect setting for beautiful beach weddings. Casually chic linens are the perfect attire for these easy, breezy affairs and no one does linen better than Island Company. You and your fiancé will be a picture perfect pair in crisp white linens and for a real island statement, put your bridesmaids in conch shell pink dresses and his groomsmen in sea foam green shirts.
For a garden wedding The Cabana has Lilly Pulitzer dresses for you, your bridesmaids and even your flower girl. Choose from a selection available at the store or special order your favourites from the Lilly catalogue. Go traditional in a one of Lilly’s signature white dresses or wow your guests in a soft pastel confection. Let your bridesmaids express their personal styles by mixing and matching bright colours and bold patterns then tie everyone’s looks together with handmade jewelled sandals and vibrant enamel bangles. The Cabana also has darling dresses for your lovely little flower girl.
Your guests will want to look their best as well. Send the men to NKY for smart shirts and sharp suits and the ladies to NKY Collections for beautiful cocktail and evening dresses. Soles has an amazing collection of footwear in a wide variety of styles and colours to compliment everyone’s wedding ensembles.
From head to toe, every woman deserves to look and feel like a princess on her wedding day. Eclipze has a number of bridal packages that include everything from hair and nails to facials and massages while Le Visage provides a premium bridal makeup package with a consultation, trial run and final makeup application. Both Eclipze and Le Visage offer offsite services and will send their professional hair stylists, nail technicians and makeup artists to you on your most important day. With packages for bridesmaids and grooms also available, you can treat your entire wedding party to a day of pampering.
From intimate courtyards with calming water features to a sandy island with breezy harbour vistas, Camana Bay has a number of beautiful venues for your wedding ceremony and reception. After you say your “I dos”, celebrate with a cocktail reception and dinner catered by Abacus, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink or Ortanique. Each restaurant will work with you to create a personalised menu that caters to you and your guests. Before the music and dancing begin, cut into a decadent cake from Black Trumpet. Their talented pastry chef will lead you through a private tasting and help you design the wedding cake of your dreams. Or for a fun twist on the traditional wedding cake, delight your guests with individual cupcakes from Frosted Robin. Choose from 35 mouth-watering flavours and select an icing design that compliments your theme.
The Wind Down
After all the hard work of planning your dream wedding a relaxing tropical honeymoon is the perfect way for you and your partner to unwind and recharge. Before you jet off, visit Sand Angels and treat yourself to a fabulous new beachwear wardrobe. Choose from their incredible collection of swimwear, cover-ups, bags, hats, shoes, fashion jewellery and start your new life together in style.