Beach Wedding in Bermuda: What You Need To Know

bermuda-beachBermuda is a group of islands located in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The British overseas territory is made up of 181 islands total, however, most are uninhabited.

The eight largest ones are linked by bridges and they are popular destinations for beach weddings!

Why Get Married In Bermuda?

Although Bermuda is not part of the Caribbean, it’s still a tropical place that has great weather all year round. A nice feature is that it never gets too hot or too cold! During their hottest time of year, May – October, the temperature usually ranges from 75 – 85 degrees. During the winter months it’s usually around 70 degrees.

What to Know:

  • Another advantage of not being part of the Caribbean is that Bermuda doesn’t get as many hurricanes. However, they do sometimes hit the island. Ask your resort if they offer a “hurricane guarantee” if you’re planning your Bermuda beach wedding during hurricane season.
  • Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, is a quaint town with restaurants, shops, parks and gardens all alongside a breathtaking harbour. If you’re interested in a wedding on the water, this could be the setting for you.
  • Bermuda is famous for their coral pink sandy beaches, which makes for the perfect beach wedding!
  • The official language of Bermuda is English, which makes it convenient to plan a destination wedding from overseas. Most resorts also provide couples with a professional wedding planner, who will help you find vendors on the island, such as a florist or hair stylist.

What is Bermuda Known for?

Bermuda is well known for its perfect sub-tropical weather and beautiful beaches. It’s also a convenient location for a destination wedding because it’s only a 2 hour flight from the east coast of the United States.

The national drink of Bermuda is the “Dark n’ Stormy”. This cocktail contains dark rum and ginger beer. It makes for a great signature drink at your reception! It’s nice to keep with the theme of the island for a destination wedding.

What is the Best Time to Get Married in Bermuda?

Bermuda’s mild climate attracts visitors all year long. Peak tourist season is during the summer, which is the opposite of Caribbean destinations. The reason for this is because it’s when their weather is the best. Also, Bermuda doesn’t get as many hurricanes as the Caribbean does.

Bermuda doesn’t get much rain and when it does, it’s usually only for a short period of time or at night. Slow season is during the winter because temperatures are around 70 degrees, meaning some days can be in the 60’s. It might be too cold to go in the water during the winter months.

When deciding when the best time to get married in Bermuda is, there are a few factors to consider. If you’re looking for a tropical wedding on the beach, then you’ll probably want to plan your destination wedding for May – September. Be aware that since it’s the most popular time to visit the island, it’ll be crowded and more expensive.

If you’re looking to keep your destination wedding as affordable as possible, you may want to have it during Bermuda’s “off-season”. Having it in the fall or winter will be less crowded and cheaper. Flights, hotels and wedding vendors will all probably be less expensive.

If you allow yourself plenty of time to plan your wedding, you may be able to get good deals on everything even during peak tourist time. Although keeping it affordable helps you and your guests, if you’re traveling all the way to Bermuda you’ll want it to be hot out!

Marriage Requirements in Bermuda

There aren’t many marriage requirements in Bermuda, which is another reason why it’s a great destination for your beach wedding. The first step is to file a “Notice of Intended Marriage” form with the Bermuda Registrar General and send in the necessary fee with it. This should be done 2-3 months before your wedding date to be safe!

The “Notice of Intended Marriage” is then published in two Bermuda newspapers. If nobody objects to the marriage, the Registrar General will issue you your marriage license 15 days later. This license will be valid for 3 months. For the complete list of marriage requirements click here.

What to do next? Read more about planning a destination wedding here.

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