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Bridal preparation for Wedding in tropics

Bridal preparation for Wedding in tropics should be paid special attention due to hot climate.

First and the most important step is to think through the image of the bride.

It goes without saying that it should be combined with the wedding color scheme and style overall. You won’t want to put red flowers into your hairstyle and bouquet when all the decor has soft blue details for example.

Your wedding ceremony will take place on the beach with the view of Atlantic ocean or Caribbean sea. It’s insanely beautiful! But while preparing the bride, some special conditions should be considered.

For instance, the sea breeze on the coast. Sometimes it’s a slight breeze, but sometimes it’s quite noticeable. Also there is hot Dominican sun and strong humidity.

So if you planned loose hair or curls for your bridal image, prepare to be disheveled very quickly.

Ideal hairstyle for Wedding in the Dominican Republic

Don’t get upset. Everything can be resolved.

You might need to call for support, in this case support of hair tresses. You will need just few strands to support your curls. What important here is to buy natural tresses that match the color of your hair and bring them with you to the Dominican Republic. Further, our stylists will do everything else.

If you plan your wedding on Saona Island or even somewhere further, it will be better to come up with a hairstyle based on a bunch (bumps) or braids with weaving. This option will guarantee your hairstyle will last the whole day and maybe even night. Here you can also use tresses which will add nice volume to your hairstyle.

Ideal makeup for Wedding in the Dominican Republic

Here is just one rule: the brighter – the better. You might think a bright makeup is not suitable for a beach wedding but i assure you it is exactly on the contrary, especially for the photos. The camera and the bright sun flashes out the makeup. So it is better to make it brighter so it stays seen on the photos.

Besides, wedding is a special day. And you should look special, not like usual.

Find some makeup examples that you like and save them on your phone. Our professional stylist will recommend the makeup that will emphasize your beauty.

7 important moments for the bride when preparing for wedding in the Dominican Republic

  • Use sun protection.
  • Try not to be on the open sun from 11am till 3pm, in tropics you can get burnt in no time this time of the day. You don’t want to appear with red nose and burnt shoulders on your wedding photos, do you? Remind your fiancé he is also a part of the wedding and it is better to put beach volleyball play off to a day after wedding.
  • Bring antihistamine, anti-allergenic tablets from your country just in case. There are usually no drug stores in Dominican hotels.
  • Matting napkins will help to keep the makeup longer.
  • Makeup remover will make your nighttime sleep preparations easier. Take it with you.
  • On the evening before the wedding day, wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner and blow dry with a hairdryer, preferably upside down, to give a better volume from the roots of the hair.
  • In the morning, put on comfortable clothes preferably with a deep neckline order to be able to easily change into a wedding dress. If the wedding is on Saona Island, take flip flops for yourself and the groom.
Bridal preparation

Wedding on Saona Island

Saona Island is a paradisiacal place, cozily situated in the Caribbean sea. Wedding on Saona Island is a little bit adventurous. The couples who choose this wedding destination get the whole packages of emotions and impressions.

The wedding day on Saona Island takes the whole day. It includes not only the wedding itself but also a private excursion, which you will enjoy peacefully after the ceremony, photo session and romantic lunch on the island.

How The Day starts

In the early morning, around 6am you are picked up from the place you are staying and taken to the salon, where our professional stylists take care of you.

Creating a wedding image of the bride (hairstyle and makeup) takes approximately 1 and a half – 2 hours, in a cozy salon, with free wi-fi.


7:30 am – our transfer bus picking you up from the salon to take you to the departure of the boat. It’s aproximately 1 hour drive. The photographer or/and videographer is already in the bus with you. So you can discuss your photo session and your wishes about the photos.

9:00 am – boarding a speed boat. Travel time to the Island is around 30 minutes. It is important to wear comfortable shoes that you can easily take off because boarding and disembarking is by sea. Flip flops are ideal choice. Be sure to put on sunscreen, take a bandana, pareo and sunglasses with you.

9:45 am – dressing up in your wedding outfits and going to a photoshoot around the area. At this time there is almost no tourists, so you can enjoy desert beauty of a paradisiacal island.

12:30 pm – the ceremony begins. The decor, colors and other details we discuss in advance. The ceremony includes various rites: opening champagne bottle, Sand of unity, romantic vows, first dance.

Saona Wedding Alina & Artur

1:30 pm – a decorated and served table is awaiting you. You’ll be having typical Dominican lunch with the Caribbean Sea view, light music and best relaxation.

2:30 pm – the photo session goes on. If you want you can change an outfit for another dress and shorts or bedding suits. There is a hammock, palm trees grove, the Caribbean sea coast.

3:30 pm – putting swim suits on and boarding on the boat to start our excursion. You’ll feed tropical fish, see the mangroves and swim in the natural pool. We will make a stop specially to look at starfishes and take photos in the beautiful Caribbean lagoon.

Saona island
Saona island

5:30 pm – returning to the hotel.

As a result, you get the most amazing day, a lot of diverse beautiful photos and the best emotions.