For those planning a Cayman Islands beach wedding or a cruise ship wedding in the Cayman Islands, there are a couple of important elements to know about special wedding vows on the island. Aside from the personal, religious or other traditional vows couples make, ceremonies in the Cayman Islands hold key distinctions between what are known as wedding blessings and vow renewals.
To begin, however, it is important to note that if couples are planning to marry in Cayman, either as stay-over visitors on the island or as passengers from a cruise ship, they must follow Cayman Marriage Law.
Couples who were legally married in another jurisdiction may consider the following options for wedding blessings or Cayman Islands vow renewals.
The symbolic wedding blessing ceremony may take place only after a couple has been legally married in another jurisdiction and can provide documented proof of the marriage.
During this ceremony, wedding blessings will be conferred on a couple who may have been married in a civil ceremony and wish to have meaningful emotional or personal blessings, and perhaps again exchange rings, carry flowers, take photos and express their joy and love in a beautiful island setting. Champagne celebrations may follow! And of course, friends and family are encouraged to attend. Parents, grandparents and children are always welcome.
The wedding blessing ceremonies are for couples who have been married anywhere between two weeks and two years. After that time frame, please refer to ceremonies for vow renewals.
After some amount of time, couples often choose to reflect on and renew their marriage vows, in the company of family, as a cherished ritual reaffirming their love and commitment.
Couples who have been married more than two years may wish to consider renewing their vows in a ceremony in the Cayman Islands. Many couples take this opportunity to celebrate significant milestones, such as their 10th, 25th or 50th wedding anniversary, or as an occasion to celebrate after recovering from a serious illness. Others may have had a small, private wedding and now would like to share the commitment ceremony with an expanded group of family and friends.
Each of these ceremonies is personalized according to the couples’ preferences, and no detail is overlooked – including ways to involve children – and ensuring that the ceremony is unique to the couple involved.
Special wedding vows in the Cayman Islands are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for couples to be blessed in an individual and personal way, and to reaffirm their commitment to spectacular surroundings with great care and attention to detail.