Last year I had two clients with Destination Weddings on the weekend after Thanksgiving. One in Jamaica and one in Aruba. Both were hugely successful events with high guest attendance. I thought this concept would continue to grow and each year I would have more and more clients choosing this time frame. However, this year, I only have two again. I assume it is because brides don’t realize what a great time of year this is for a Caribbean Destination Wedding.
November is still considered low-season so the rates at resorts are the lowest of the year. Most people have at least a few days off during Thanksgiving Week, combine this with the weekend and you have a 4-5 night vacation and therefore, more guests will attend! 4-5 nights is certainly long enough to enjoy what each island has to offer. The best quality of a wedding on Thanksgiving weekend is that the weather is normally fabulous! Hurricane season officially ends Nov. 30 and the rainy season is on its way out. Great weather + low rates + friends & family in attendance = a great wedding experience!
If you are considering a Destination Wedding in the Caribbean in 2009, consider the weekend after Thanksgiving and take advantage of this great time of year.
Have a Wonderful Day! Cheers, Laura
**Photo is from Raffles Canouan Island Resort – more of this GREAT venue tomorrow!