Planning a beach wedding in Bermuda’s iconic pink sands? Or a fairytale wedding in the lush grounds of Bermuda Botanical Gardens? When we’re surrounded by such beauty it’s only right that we do what we can to respect and protect nature. Wedding planners in Bermuda are all too happy to accommodate eco-conscious couples like you.
Wedding Planners in Bermuda
Hire a local planner who knows the island well to help you keep your carbon footprint to a minimum. They know where to source the best organic cake or the florist who sources their flowers responsibly. They’ve spent years developing relationships with partners and suppliers to ensure you won’t have to make big compromises for your eco-friendly dream wedding. Here are a selection of wedding planners on the island:
Get Married in Bermuda – Bermuda native Deshay founded Get Married in Bermuda (formerly “Pristine Weddings,”) in 2012. Since then, she and her team have been committed to realising their clients’ visions and making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible.
To Have & To Hold – To Have and To Hold has over 20 years of experience creating weddings of every size, from private, intimate ceremonies to opulent weddings with 5000+ guests.
The Bridal Suite – The Bridal Suite is a longstanding company with an exceptional reputation for creating high-end, exclusive weddings for their clients.
Bermuda Event Solutions – Emily Boden & Kathleen Dodwell run Bermuda Event Solutions, and they’ve been making dreams come true in Bermuda since 2009.
Bermuda Bride – Multi-award-winning event planner Nikki Begg has been in the industry for twenty years.
Things To Consider And Discuss With Your Wedding Planner
Once you have chosen a wedding planner you can entrust with your vision of your special day, it’s time to talk specifics. Here are some topics worth considering before meeting with your wedding planner, and envisioning your dream wedding.
1. Shop for rings responsibly.
Bermuda is home to many talented jewellery designers. And any custom jewellery designer worth their salt will be able to source responsibly-mined gems and metals to forge your precious wedding bands.
2. Choose in-season flowers from a local florist.
Talk to your wedding planner or florist about eco-friendly flower choices for your bouquet and centrepieces. For example, Bermuda florist Demco has a range of exquisite eco-friendly bouquets, and the expertise to help you create your dream bouquet the responsible way.
3. Opt for local and organic catering.
Choose a wedding breakfast menu made up of locally sourced, organic produce. In Bermuda, that’s bound to include some freshly-caught seafood. In addition, you might want to consider a completely plant-based option to cut back on your greenhouse gas emissions. Rosewood Bermuda is an eco-friendly wedding location offering organic wedding cakes and produce grown in their own kitchen garden.
4. Offer your guests confetti alternatives.
Talk to your florist about confetti alternatives. For example, lavender, petals, and even birdseed confetti are all eco-friendly alternatives.
5. Register for eco-conscious gifts you actually need.
To avoid getting a second toaster, or a hideous set of china, register or request wedding gifts that you will really utilize. How about including eco-friendly gifts such as a food composter, reusable glass or stainless steel straws, or maybe a new bike?
Whatever decisions you make for your big day, Bermuda is full of local businesses that can make your dreams reality. People flock from all over the world to make their memories on our beautiful island. But we’re lucky enough to have all this natural beauty and all these talented wedding planners and suppliers on our doorstep. So how lucky are we?