Planning your destination wedding around hurricane season

Once you have decided where to host your destination wedding, the next big question is when you’ll get married. While hurricane season is a detail to consider, it doesn’t have to derail your plans for the celebration of your dreams.

In the past few years, we have seen some of the most devastating weather events in decades including hurricanes. Many islands have been ravaged, properties damaged, and lives lost. Knowing when hurricanes are most likely to impact the Caribbean will go a long way in helping to prevent travel and resort issues.

Here are some key points to remember when planning around hurricane season:

  • Hurricane season falls between June and November with 97% of storms occurring during this timeframe. If possible, choose a date outside of this time period. If not, try to select a date that falls outside of peak season.

  • If your wedding date happens to fall during hurricane season, be sure to choose a flexible resort that has alternate indoor and covered venues to accommodate all of your wedding events.

  • Purchase cancellation insurance and encourage your guests to do so, as well. Vacation Coordinators offers Cancel for Any Reason insurance that protects travelers against delays, weather events, medical emergencies, and other mishaps.

Jack Benoff, President of Vacationeeze said it best: Don’t let the weather force you to move your dates. Hurricane season also happens to be when the prices at the resorts are on the low side. Work with your travel professional to pick a good resort that has a plan B option.

No matter the date you choose, I Wish Weddings by Vacation Coordinators is here to assist you in selecting the perfect venue to host your destination wedding. Contact us to learn more about alleviating the stress of planning around hurricane season.

To learn more about How to Protect Your Destination Wedding From a Hurricane, click here.