The joining of two families through marriage is an important event in every culture. At Weddings in the Bahamas, we understand the importance of cultural, religious and family traditions, and encourage couples to express them in very memorable ways.
Adding Religious Observances
A destination wedding in the Bahamas does not mean you have to abandon your vision of a traditional religious ceremony. Weddings in the Bahamas can help you arrange your ceremony at one of several local churches including an historic church in Nassau that was originally built in the Gothic style in 1670.
For many couples, adding customary religious traditions helps to capture and honor the symbolism of their union in front of family and friends. This might include a blessing of the rings, lighting of a unity candle, performing a symbolic baraat, conducting a coin ceremony, or singing a hymn.
Including Cultural Customs
Honoring cultural heritages during your wedding ceremony is a wonderful way to show your respect and devotion to each person’s family ancestry. Colors and food that represent your culture can easily be added to décor and menus. Music can also be another important cultural addition to your special day.
Weddings in the Bahamas can advise you on how to adapt the ceremony to include cultural elements that reflect any unique custom or heritage.
Honoring Family Traditions
Including family traditions or family heirlooms in your ceremony is a beautiful way to honor those who shaped your destiny. When you work with a licensed wedding planner at Weddings in the Bahamas, they’ll ask you questions about your family and help you design opportunities to incorporate treasured items or people in your special day.
From wearing your grandmother’s heirloom locket, outfitting groomsmen in kilts, or helping you pick a song for the father daughter dance, we’ll make sure to capture the spirit and memories of those who are not able to witness your union and those who are present.
The Bahamas is a culturally diverse island nation. Give us a call, toll free, at 1-877-232-5854 to discuss your Bahama wedding ritual today.