Five Reasons to Choose St. Thomas for a Destination Wedding

All couples dream about the perfect setting for their nuptials which is why so many are opting for destination weddings. There are several reasons you may want to choose the US Virgin Islands.

1. No Passport Required

The US Virgin Islands are United States territories, so you do not need a passport or visa, and American dollars are the currency used. All the ease and comforts of ‘home’ while you get married in an exotic paradise. The US Virgin Islands are made up of many small islets and three larger islands, St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. All three have gorgeous tropical scenery, stunning beaches and sunny weather year-round. St. Thomas has the advantage of being the most developed and has direct air flights from my US Gateways. It’s beachfront hotels, such as the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, are frequently chosen as venues for destination weddings especially when couples want an all-inclusive option that makes budgeting simpler.

2. You’re already on your Honeymoon

The Caribbean has long been popular with honeymooners which is another reason to hold the wedding in St. Thomas. Getting married in the same place where you’ll be spending your honeymoon, allows you to have a destination wedding while cutting down on travel expenses and time spent waiting in airport lounges. Being able to devote time to their guests beyond the usual four or five hours is a frequent motivation for choosing a destination wedding. Wedding couples get to spend days or even a full week with those they invite, and so by not having to leave to travel for the honeymoon, this precious family time can be extended even more.

3. Everything You Would Ever Need

St. Thomas area wedding vendors and planners are very well experienced in creating your beautiful day. You’ll want your big day to be as stress-free as possible, and although not all budgets allow for the hiring of an event coordinator, resorts like Bolongo Bay Beach Resort will provide you with a Romance Team to manage all the details. At Bolongo Bay wedding planning details are attended to by Lorena Leonard, the Romance Director. This is a standard inclusion in wedding packages.

Bolongo-wedding-blog4. Location, Location, Location

With these kinds of services at your disposal, you’ll be free to truly customize your wedding. You will have a variety of locations from which to choose. Wandering barefoot through windswept beaches is a perfectly fabulous choice if this is what you’ve dreamed of, or a ballroom, or even a catamaran. US Virgin Islands weddings aren’t cookie-cutter affairs. At a place like Bolongo Bay, couples do get married on the beach or on a catamaran, but there’s no need to give up on the formal traditional wedding St. Thomas has many beautiful churches like St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, our famous Synagogue or venues like The Great House or the Botanical Gardens, and the hotel staff at Bolongo Bay regularly plans rehearsal dinners, and beautiful wedding receptions for wedding parties, featuring fully catered lobster and Caribbean Specialty dinners.

5. Fun for Everyone

Finally, maybe the best reason of all for getting married in the US Virgin Islands is that it would be just plain fun. Whether you’re the low-key, spend-all-day-in-a-hammock type or an avid diver or sailor, you and your guests won’t lack for things to do. Away from the secluded resorts, St. Thomas has plenty of shopping and sightseeing opportunities. The Bolongo Bay’s staff are experts at organizing excursions that adapt to each wedding party’s tastes and abilities, so your stay can include zip-lining or sitting back and enjoying the live nightly entertainment or plenty of both!


Wednesday04 May 2016