2012 Jamaica Wedding Trends

So far at Helen G Events for wedding in Jamaica I love what I am seeing this year. I am a big supporter of any bride or couple that wants to get involved in the local culture and want to experience the real Jamaica.  I was a little disappointed when one bride switched her search to a different country as her parents didn’t feel safe. Maybe the real reason maybe not. But as a country we do try our endeavor best to protect our visitors and I think no country is 100% full proof safe as with anything take the necessary precautions.

All that said alot of brides this year are requesting off site weddings. Meaning even though they are staying at all inclusive resorts they want to experience an authentic Jamaican wedding and I love love that. It not only makes for a great experience for you and your guests but it also contributes to our local economy.

Another trend we see developing is that some couples want to donate to a local school or children’s home. Love that.

Alot of destination brides are also requesting authentic Jamaican food or want to incorporate something Jamaican in their wedding ceremony. No matter where the couple is from they request this.

Another trend is couple are now actually planning a total Jamaica experience for their guest. They are now actually putting effort into hosting their guest. Couples are planning activities such as zip lining and various excursions for guests to partake in.

Another trend for even local brides is that our traditional fruit cake or black cake is a no no. Most brides are now requesting different cake flavors. I am a black cake lover and this is a staple for any Jamaican weddings so this is a surprise to me. But the younger generation is tending away from this Jamaican wedding staple.

Not much flowers. That’s all I hear. I am not into flowers. That’s the request. Couples want alternatives. They prefer to spend money in other areas than on flowers or they want new new ideas.

All in all couples are doing what makes them happy and I love that.


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. beethankful
    Jun 15, 2012 @ 19:07:26

    I want a traditional wedding, something blue, something new, something borrowed etc. fruit cake is a must


  2. yollyscott
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 10:34:44

    great for the economy and experience Ja to the fullest.


  3. yollyscott
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 17:24:28

    loving the offsite wedding….at least they come off the property and ‘explore’


  4. beethankful
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 20:43:49

    love the incorporating of local food for the wedding


  5. beethankful
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 20:44:20

    what better way to experience the culture than going “off site”


  6. beethankful
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 20:45:17

    I can imagine that they are tending towards chocolate cake and red velvet


  7. yollyscott
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 10:18:17

    definitely…..the red velvet


  8. yollyscott
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 09:43:50

    mismatched bridesmaids


  9. Allison Johnson
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 13:57:25

    Innovativeness thats what i love!


  10. yollyscott
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 14:28:56

    i agree too Allison


  11. yollyscott
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 14:29:31

    the trend of the fruit cake will not die


  12. yollyscott
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 14:30:01

    i agree on the last paragraph


  13. yollyscott
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 10:22:45

    All in all couples are doing what makes them happy and I love that


  14. yollyscott
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 10:23:27

    they are now going for red velvet cake


  15. yollyscott
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 10:31:20

    chocolate cake


  16. yollyscott
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 10:31:39

    plain cake


  17. yollyscott
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 10:31:48

    ombre cake


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