Destination weddings post-Covid-19

The Caribbean’s wedding industry remains optimistic as 75% of couples postpone rather than cancel. Leading destination wedding and honeymoon magazine Caribbean Bride held a virtual town hall meeting for vendors to discuss the current state of the industry and ways to adapt after the pandemic.

The virtual event on Zoom had an audience of vendors and other travel professionals from around the world and included a panel of expert vendors from around the region.

Panelists included JoAnne V. Brown from Celebrations Ltd. in The Cayman Islands, Sandra Sardinha of Weddings & Events By Daisy’s in Tobago and Natalie John from Dreamy Weddings in St. Kitts & Nevis.

Dave Cox, Publisher of Caribbean Bride Magazine, moderated the webinar.

A message reiterated by all of the panelists was that business owners should take advantage of this time of pause in the industry. Natalie John remarked, “Covid-19 allowed us the time to begin revamping our website along with engaging industry experts thru various webinars on how best to use technology to handle our clients needs in a changing environment.”

The next event in the series will be on June 25th, this time speaking with representatives from tourism boards in the region about their reopening plans and required protocols.