Red flower theme at a corporate event on Providenciales. Photo by Paradise Photography.
Flowers are an integral part of any wedding, and an aspect that requires a little more planning in the Turks and Caicos than at other destinations.
Flowers, like many specialty food and wine products, are typically imported, and it's necessary to schedule well in advance to ensure that they're ready on time.
Planning Your Floral Decorations
There are a few local flower shops, each of which offer services for weddings. As expected, all decorations are handmade from imported flowers in bulk, so every design and bridal bouquet is 'bespoke' to a degree.
Some wedding couples have expressed interest in using local flowers, but unfortunately this isn't really possible. There are only a handful of local plants which provide flowers of any meaningful size, and these are highly seasonal.
The intense heat and sun will make flowers and floral decorations more prone to wilting. You may wish to consult with your wedding planner (or florist directly) on their recommendations. It's especially important to consider the time betweeen your wedding and reception to ensure that flowers haven't been kept out for too long.