I am writing to you all from the white sandy beaches of Aruba! It may have been destiny or by pure luck that I stumbled into the middle of a wedding ceremony on the beach last night! It was just as you would imagine: beautiful island flowers adorning the archway, turquoise water as the backdrop, barefoot guests in the sand, all illuminated by the Caribbean sunset.
I did some research here at the Riu Palace where they are very familiar with fulfilling destination wedding fantasies! They make it easy for you to say “I do” with four wedding packages. The Classic package includes the necessities such as bridal flowers, cake and ceremony music. If you want to be pampered with beauty services and couples massages, treat yourself to the Caprice Package!
Unlike back home, you will not have to worry about the weather here. It is predictable for the most part, high 80s all year round with one week of rain typically (no wonder they are known as “One Happy Island”!) Should you experience this week by chance, the Riu will move your ceremony under the covered terrace.
A few FAQs you should know when booking here – they ask that 80% of the wedding party stay at the Riu. This should not be a problem considering it is all inclusive food and beverages – and check out the pool! Also, they ask the B & G to arrive at least 2 business days in advance to finalize your plans.