Welcome your wedding invitees with a few locally-made products as you say “I Do” at your destination wedding in Belize! Let them explore the country that captivated your heart, leading you to have your dream Belizean wedding. Here are a few local favorites that’ll invite your family and friends into the warm embrace of Belize:
Taste the Belizean Heat
Belize is renowned for its fiery hot pepper sauces. Found on the tables of almost every restaurant and home, you can’t go wrong with having one in your to-go bag to spice up your life. Choose from a variety of flavors made from home-grown vegetables and fruits.
Support Small Businesses
After experiencing a boom in micro and small enterprises, locals are creating innovative and valuable products. Sooth the skin with body whips, scrubs, and even bug spray made from home-grown lemongrass, aloe vera, or coconut to suit all skin types. Combine with a few handcrafted items like jewelry from jippi-jappa, lionfish, or sea shells in a hand-sewn baggie are all perfect wedding favors. Support communities in Belize with a purchase from their small businesses!
Make Some Room for Dessert
Let your friends and families have a taste of Belize with some sweets and treats. Get some pepitos, fudge, coconut tart, tableta, Maya chocolate, and many others from the extensive list! They will surely enjoy the flavors of coconut, ginger, cacao, pumpkin, and the rich spices in traditional Belizean delicacies. You should have some at your wedding; there’s always room for dessert!
Laan wi Langwij (meaning: Learn our Languages)
You and your spouse probably picked up a few local phrases while vacationing in Belize. Why not do the same for your wedding guests? Gift them with a Kriol Werd Aktivitiz Buk (meaning: Creole Word Activity Book) filled with phrases to practice for their next trip to Belize. How about a card game to learn Yucatec Maya or a children’s book to learn Spanish? Get a few Garifuna visual dictionaries so you can say a phrase or two the next time in southern Belize.
Entice your family and friends with these locally-made products in their welcome bag to bring them back to this tropical paradise. Let them wear, speak, and taste Belize when they’re here to witness your exchange of vows on the sandy beaches of an island or under the canopy of the rainforest. There are many attractions for them to experience, so they’ll undoubtedly start planning their Belize adventure itinerary!