From 2001 to 2006, destination – wedding spending grew by 318 percent at constant prices, from $3 billion to nearly $10 billion with resorts and lodging in exotic or tropic locales stand to gain the most growth, reported in the April 2008 issue of Kiplinger Finance. Did you know that Grand Cayman, due to its financial strength offers some of the best wedding vendors in the Caribbean and beyond? Destination weddings on Grand Cayman have been popular for many years, and The Reef Resort, has seen a dramatic increase in weddings.
The resort’s off-the-beaten path location, 1,600 sq.-ft. beach, (the largest on the island) all beachfront suites, the new spa, plus their one wedding a day guarantee have made the resort an increasingly popular choice. Linda Locke, the onsite wedding coordinator, has recently launched a unique pre-destination wedding scouting trip to the island. The package was developed as a romantic getaway weekend for the newly engaged couple that is making a decision on where to host their destination wedding. “This idea dawned on me one day as I wanted couples to come and experience the island and the resort plus meet with photographers and florists, and review catering options, locations and more. The purpose of the package was to prepare and educate couples to make sure their wedding day was seamless, joyful, and memorable. Brides and grooms today are concerned with planning a family-friendly wedding, since families play such a huge role.
Couples want to consider their family’s wants and desires and there is no better person than a family member to make the final judgments.” Contact Linda at www.theknot.com and or Destination Weddings www.destinationweddings.com