The Groom's Corner
You’ve done it!! CONGRATULATIONS! You have popped the question, and the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. Now the preparation begins. Hopefully you will have an active role in creating a memorable experience, but do not sweat the small stuff as your intended and parents will probably take the leading role in wedding planning.
If you are planning a Caribbean destination wedding, you do have over thirty three countries to choose from, each one offering something unique. Yes, thirty three!! That means you will choose a destination that you have not visited with a previous partner before. Now this is very important, as if you break this cardinal rule you will have to spend more on the wedding or engagement rings.
If you are planning a Caribbean honeymoon, the rule is still the same. Work with your partner to choose a destination/hotel that is new to both of you. You do want to start off on the ‘right foot’.
For a formal wedding of course you will want to bring a tuxedo, but do remember you are in the Caribbean, and you might want to look at tuxedos that are light in color and less restrictive. However, do remember that your bride is the star of the show and you will want to perhaps co-ordinate accessories/colors with her. This is a good thing and can buy you extra weeks of happiness.
Whatever decision you make on attire whether formal or casual, create a look that says you are serious and respectful of the tradition of marriage.
Your decision to get married or honeymoon in the Caribbean is a great idea as you also have the opportunity to show off the great body that you have spent countless hours in the gym working on. Of course you have access to all the sporting activities, parasailing, golf (not too much), horseback riding, great night life, and if you are a cigar aficionado, the best in cigars.
You are in the Caribbean where the price of memorable gifts (watches, gold accessories, colored stones) is available at great prices. Do make sure you put aside a small amount to surprise your partner with a memorable trinket. You would be the envy of all her friends as it shows dedication and thoughtfulness on your part.
Now relax and enjoy this milestone in your life!