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How To Plan An Unforgettable Elopement?

How To Plan An Unforgettable Elopement?
06 Mar 2023

Your wedding is undoubtedly a prominent and the most awaited day of your life. On this special occasion, you and your beloved make a solemn promise of lifetime love, care, and partnership with each other.

We understand your truly magical love story deserves a remarkable wedding destination. And no other place than the Cayman Islands bears this testimony.

Lush tropical surroundings and breathtaking views of turquoise waters. Authentic Caribbean delicacies paired with vintage wines and lavish yet relaxed venues of Cayman are perfect for such a revered moment.

While the special occasion can pump your heart with excitement, the responsibilities of managing the elopement can certainly be stressful. Not anymore! Read below to prepare your ultimate elopement checklist.

Wedding Tips For Eloping Couples

Difference Between Elopement And Intimate Wedding

Many consider elopement and intimate weddings poles apart. Truth be told, they are relatively the same. Both are known to be private ceremonies celebrated with limited people, especially loved ones. Generally, 12 or fewer guests who are closely associated with you are invited during elopement.

Elopement is perfect when you want to escape cultural traditions and societal norms to celebrate YOU & YOUR PARTNER in the best way possible.

We know many individuals out there think of an elopement as an act of running away or secretly getting married without informing your family or friends. However, the definition has changed over the years. Today, elopement is all about the bride and groom and a handful of guests. Unlike the large celebrations, this process is pretty simple and requires less planning.

Want to know what things you must bear in mind when organizing an elopement?

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4 Things To Consider For Elopement

1. Location

If you have already figured out the destination, you are a step closer to your dream wedding. Although, if you haven’t, don’t panic. Start searching for one. Question yourself whether you want a courthouse ceremony or a destination elopement.

Planning to have a destination elopement? Head to Grand Old House in the Cayman Islands!

We are renowned for being one of the most exquisite wedding venues and serving the best food in the Cayman Islands. The seaside veranda is exemplary for tying your ever-lasting love. If you want feel-good vibes with an enchanting backdrop of the turquoise ocean, we are delighted to make your dreamy wedding come true.

Our petra plantation house was established in 1908. Ever since, we have retained the charm of the past, catering to the present and future. Today, we are known as one of the finest waterfront restaurants in Cayman, displaying the majestic seaside terrace and colonial-style indoor dining.

If you prefer indoor seating in the comfort of air conditioning, that can be done too! You can choose among our precious 10 private dining rooms for an intimate celebration.

2. Guests

The next question in line is who to invite. Rejoice, as this will entirely depend on you and your partner. We recommend inviting those who are near and dear to your heart. Besides parents and siblings, it can be your cousins and friends.

After you have finalized the guest list, you can invite them in person, through calls, or by sending invitation cards.

3. Booking Travel And Vendors 

Many think choosing a destination is daunting, but let us tell you what’s more difficult is finding & booking accommodations and vendors. We recommend you book the flights and hotels in advance for additional discounts and stress-free travel.

Finding the right vendors to plan your special day is more difficult than finding the perfect jewelry to match your wedding dress! You can search for vendors online, call them, and get quotations. Upon getting quotations, compare them and choose the one that fits your budget and requirements.

You can even consult elopement planners; yes, they exist. These consultants can help you navigate foreign terrain and plan your wedding smoothly.

4. Planning the Ceremony

Everything is in check! The guest list, travel, accommodation, vendors, and location. Although last but not least, how you want to plan the ceremony is still on hold. What will you and the grooming be wearing? Are exchanging vows your thing? Who will be the bridesmaid and groomsmen?

The best part about elopements is that it is away from the traditional wedding norms. You can skip walking down the aisle, carrying bouquets, and wearing long gowns & veils! Wear what you like and what you’re comfortable in.

The “Grand Old House” Effect!

Our restaurant has a lot to offer for your once-in-a-lifetime-moment. You can choose to wed during the day or night at Grand Old House, expecting the food, wine, and services to always be impressive. Our patissier will serve aesthetically appealing, moist, and tender wedding cakes that will satiate your palate.

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Want to celebrate your day in the most unique and memorable way? Contact our wedding coordinators at Grand Old House!

The theme of our wedding venue defines the charm of traditional and modern-day settings with panoramic views of the Caribbean ocean - ideal for picture-perfect moments.

We will enhance the charisma of your wedding by offering you an indulgence in the Caribbean fine dining, classic wines, aesthetic & personalized decorations, and impeccable services.

Ready To Tie The Knot In This Season Of Love?

Planning a destination elopement in Cayman? The Grand Old House is all set to cater and celebrate your life-long commitment. The impeccable and personalized services with mesmerizing views are befitting to create magical moments in your life.

Contact us at +1-345-949-9333 or email: to book the venue.