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All Things Weddings

All Things Weddings

Let us help YOU plan one of the most important days of your life!

We all know how stressful it can be to bring all the various elements that go into planning your wedding day together. This is where we would like to help ease those worry lines that etch themselves across your forehead. On this page you will find useful tips and contacts to help bring your program together as seamlessly as possible.

One of the most commonly asked questions - Is there a ‘best time of year’ to get married on Rarotonga? 

Well, on a small tropical island depending on what time of the year you choose, the seasons are hot & dry or humid & wet. November to April is known as the wet season as humidity levels are a lot higher than at other times of the year. So if you don't like high humidity then look at coming between May to October. Whatever day you choose, always have a Plan B in case of rain. It is usually just a brief passing shower but be prepared in case it goes on longer. On a beautiful day you can time your ceremony in with a beautiful sunrise or sunset.

If you are looking to have fragrant tropical floral arrangements and sweet, juicy fruit platters you may want to consider getting married in November-May. There are fewer varieties of blossoms and fruit in season from June through September. 

If you opt to choose one of our wedding packages, we will organise all the little details for you, which helps to keep your experience as stress-free as possible. Otherwise there are plenty of independent wedding planners that will take care of that for you. Be sure to bring a copy of your birth certificate, as this is mandatory for getting your marriage licence and certificate.

We offer two private beach locations for your ceremony where you can go barefoot and enjoy the sand between your toes while you say your vows. The great thing about our lush, tropical environment is the natural beauty, so there's no need to go overboard with decorations. We offer package deals for various budgets and can add on extras as requested, depending on how involved you want your ceremony to be.

If your ceremony is short and sweet, you can get away with standing space and a few chairs for elderly guests. Consider your attire carefully and we are happy to share tips on appropriate dress for the climate. Open toe shoes or sandals work best for the beach if you don't want to go barefoot. Formal dress like suits and ties are best left at home. After all, if you want to escape to the islands for a beach wedding you are usually looking for a more relaxed, non-traditional setup.

We have a team of local specialists to cover all aspects of your ceremony from the preparation to the reception. Our fantastic hair and make up artist knows what products work best in our climate to make sure you and your friends & family are glowing and not melting on your special day.

 

 

WEDDING CELEBRANTS:

- Paul Lynch     E: plynch64@gmail.com     M: +682 55331

- Florence Syme-Buchanan     E: manavamedia@gmail.com     M: +682 75257

 

 

 BEAUTY TREATMENTS:

- Barefoot Spa Rarotonga     E: info@barefootspa.co.ck     M: +682 77904     Open Sunday to Friday

 

 

 

Contact us at stay@cookislandsholidayvillas.com