Obviously there are
many questions you need to answer in order to plan your Wedding Day.
Having your wedding on an island involves answering even more
Besides getting your
Marriage License and finding someone to conduct the ceremony, there
are questions about travel, lodging and venues.
The first question is
how big will your wedding be? Just the two of you,
eloping and hoping for a romantic island wedding, or will you have
bridesmaids, groomsmen and lots of wedding guests?
A simple Island Wedding
for just the two of you is obviously easier to arrange than a formal
wedding with eight attendants and 250 guests, but the larger wedding
can also be accomplished with a minimal amount of stress.
Whether you're looking
for information on a simple Island Wedding for the two of you, or
for a large wedding with lots of guests, Put-in-Bay can accommodate
you and your wedding plans.
If you you are
considering using our services for your Island Wedding, the first
thing we will do is send a
Wedding Fact Sheet to gather information
about the two of you. Suggested island businesses that provide transportation,
accommodations, catering and event planning services, etc, can be
found at the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce's free downloadable Put in BayIsland Visitor Guide.
We like to meet with
you personally and go over your ideas for the wedding ceremony,
although this exchange can take place over the telephone and/or
If you have family and
guests attending your wedding during peak tourist season, we advise
you to urge them to take an earlier ferry than the one just before
your service. During the bust summer months the ferries fill quickly
and it is not unusual to wait for two or three boats which
translates into an hour or two delay in reaching the island. Wedding
cannot be delayed as there may two or more weddings scheduled in one
If you plan to have a
simple ceremony involving just the two of you, we can provide you
with any of the sample ceremonies you will see listed here under
Sample Ceremonies, or you can customize your wedding ceremony.
Your Island Wedding is
your special day and we can create a wedding ceremony that reflects
the two of you. Some couples borrow ideas from several different
ceremonies to make their ceremony unique. We can help you write
your vows, give a special blessing and suggest special readings
We also have samples of
different portions of the ceremony, such as the Opening, Exchange of
Vows, Exchange of Rings, etc. that we have separated from the entire
ceremony so you can pick and chose what you'd like to include in
Click here to go to the
Planning Your Ceremony page.