The 5 real reasons behind your destination wedding and why your sister wants to do it too!
** Unrepeatable Experience **
A lone beach is ideal for a spiritual wedding
Inimitability is important! You, me, everybody is one singular different individual, so should be your wedding. Do you dream of a tropical beach with palm trees? In Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya/Tulum, we got them. Check out http://www.selvatica.com.mx
Are you into Mayan history, antique ruins, sacred cenotes and a shaman blessing your union? we were the first ones to organize spiritual weddings in 2001 at the famous restaurant Yaxche, on 8th street. We now adore the Alux restaurant, in a large cave (check http://www.aluxrestaurant.com)
Choosing an exceptional Destination adds memorability, an element fundamental for the memories to come, providing both the couple and guests with a one-of-a-kind experience. Do you want to go down in history of weddings? Be bold!
Destination weddings always take place in picturesque locations, offering breathtaking natural backdrops that enhance the overall aesthetic of the wedding ceremony. You won’t need a lot of decor with sand, blue sky and the Caribbean sea!
** Extended Celebration ** (and you can be as crazy as you want)
Got a fantasy? Unlike traditional weddings that may last only a day, destination weddings often involve extended celebrations, providing more time for bonding and creating lasting memories. Many clients brought their pets, could share their dream of renting a carriage with horse like a princess, could skydive (with http://www.skydive.com.mx) into the wedding or … anything you like. We are always ready to help with fantastic ideas!!
Many couples opt for destination weddings to seamlessly transition into their honeymoon, saving time and offering a convenient and romantic start to their married life.
Did you know that two of our clients won a few months ago a three days stay in a 4 starts Tulum Hotel thanks to a winning contest by http://www.weddingsvacations.com… Lucky strike!
** Guests Memories Creation **
Go all the way!
The ones who will follow you to Mexico are the ones who will go to the extremes for you two. Memories will be created at large, from the flight to Cancun Airport, to the last Corona beer (or Mezcal) before boarding, you are gifting your family and friends with a shower of memories. Add to that a photo booth, a trip by catamaran or a little costume extravaganza and the cost of attending a destination wedding can naturally result in a large PRO, enabling a more meaningful and personal celebration.
Your wedding will be a legend long told…and that is why your little sister wants to do it too!
We have been organizing weddings since 2001 and know some tricks!
Weddings in Mexico! white beach, palm trees and tequilas!! Cheap price right? ehemmm…
All in all organizing these events was extremely cheap 20 years ago when we started the business yet certainly this has changed since all venues have doubled their fees and post- Covid prices have increased. Additionally, flights and hotel rooms have caught up.
Plants instead of flowers
Weddings come in all shapes and sizes and with varying price tags. All things considere, hosting a beautiful wedding doesn’t have to mean to go into debt nor breaking the bank (unless you know how to…). We’ve used our collective experience to put together a list of the best wedding budget tips and hacks. Preparation and research can help save you a lot of your hard-earned money as you plan the big day.
Throw the wedding of your dreams with these wedding budget tips and money-savings secrets
You can have the wedding you’ve always wanted without wiping out your savings.
Above all, if you’re interested in a destination wedding, choosing a wedding date during slower seasons can save you a lot of money on venue rental, overnight accommodations, flights and more, however that is not always the case. Check online deal and your TA or OTA.
2. Avoid holidays
Another key point is to avoid holidays and other special events that raise local prices. All in all in conclusion it should be noted that to have it at one location, so wedding ceremony, cocktail and reception will be less expensive!
Watch our for uninvited guests! Be clear with your friends if you allow +1…
Altogether a small, intimate wedding will save the bride and the groom money on venue rental as well as food and beverage service,but in case of a very large wedding (i am planning one for 300 right now!), ask your guests for no gifts but cash contributions: however couples have everything since they already live together and that will help you both to give the party you dream of!
4. Look for venues that allow outside vendor setup
Also bringing in external vendors is often cheaper than using the in-house version and make sure to ask about additional fees for using outside vendors, set up/tear down fees, gratuity, and any other fees that may unexpectedly arise. Ask to see an example contract and compare various venue policies. We love DJ DIego https://www.instagram.com/evolutionmixaudiovisual/?hl=en
5. Create the ideal menu
Dance carefree because your budget is looking good!
Skip a full-plated dinner service that requires serving staff and includes multiple courses. Family style or buffet are great and everyone can get what they want! In conclusion altogether forget the cake and go for the delightful Mexican pastries like the ones we buy at http://www.chezceline.com.mx/ or at https://ahcacao.com/… We are clients and as a result have been buying for our couples their fab brownies ( for https://ahcacao.com/) and the creme brulee and mini tarts (@http://www.chezceline.com.mx/) since they opened!!
Ah cacao brownies, to die for…
6. Extend your cocktail hour to transition into the reception
As cocktail hour is wrapping up, unveil a slider bar, charcuterie station and break out the entertainment to seamlessly transition into the reception without including dinner service.
Signature drinks make your cocktail more you!
Thrifty decorations yet super cool!!
Spend your money where it matters most. Don’t allow decorations to take over your wedding budget; save money with these great tips. In addition, Pinterest is a super great helper!!!
7. Stick with one theme
Choose one style—one color scheme—and stick to it. Extra flowers, tissue paper, or linen can easily be repurposed to save elsewhere. Please no more gold and violet! seen and re-seen…
8. Paper flowers
Instead of shelling out major money for fresh flowers (be planet savvy since flowers have a high cost) , consider mini plants (like the ones at http://www.jardinfloreria.com) or origami flowers or other crafty DIY alternatives. Furthermore, they are they a bargain, they last a lot longer than “the real thing.” Plus they make a great gift at the end of the night! Arches also can be DIY…
Our clients were creative and got a unique decor for their kissable moment!
9. Accentuate a simple dress with standout accessories
Simple, classic dresses can easily be taken up a notch with an eye-catching accessory. Lastly, choose jewelry, hair accessories, or shoes that stand out when paired with an affordable gown.
Me helping a client wear their jewelry
10. Choose a simple hairstyle and add a headband or barrette (or find a good friend…)
Stylists are typically needed for excessive updos. Choose a simple, elegant hairstyle accentuated by a headband or barrette to save on styling costs. If you have good friends, you can ask them for a make up or a touch up…
Friends in action…
Financial responsibility is essential to wedding planning with less stress. It’s also a core component of a healthy marriage foundation. Start your marriage off right by setting financial goals, tracking expenses, and working with your partner to stay within a designated budget.
11. Discuss your budget with your partner and agree early on
Set goals and limits that you both agree on. Ensuring that you’re on the same page from the beginning will help avoid unnecessary drama down the line. Set a credit limit, and don’t go over it… Be financially responsible with your wedding planning. If you are comfortable paying off $500 of credit card debt this year, for example, set that limit and stick to it. If you can’t afford it, don’t charge anything at all. Only purchase what you can afford right now.
12. Decide what details are negotiable
Pinpoint “must have” and “can definitely live without” wedding details so that you can allocate money to what you want most. Take advantage of credit rewards and benefits. f you already have a credit card or two, research your reward benefits. See which retailers your creditor partners with to find unadvertised discounts and cash-back opportunities.
13. Look for unexpected expenseTry to anticipate any unforeseen expenses. Will you need to rent restroom trailers for an outdoor wedding? Is there ample parking? Most venues in Riviera Maya are far away from the city. consider that… what is the cost of transportation for the guests? and what if they want to leave earlier? Ask us for everything you need to know, we are always available at Watsapp +529838337771. You can never have too many options. Buy and create the items you really want and set for a budget friendly and amazing wedding day!! ENJOY in the creation…
From chair ornaments to table enhancement, wedding details are the nuts and bolt of a well-planned wedding… small decorations that create THE personal touch!
Flowers are life
We have seen a lot of great weddings over 21 years, but sometimes the little wedding details really stand out. Sometimes more is less. Create a stunning wedding look narrowing down what style or theme fits your wedding ideal day. A fantastic way to browse into this is Pinterest, where you can literally spy what others do…
It’s certain that all wedding plans are overwhelming. It’s common to forget about the little details that make your day amazing. Ideas that you love. Plants, flags and candles are budget-friendly ornaments that will amp up your wedding’s wow point …
Flowers are important, but for an Instagram WOW view introduce details that capture your values, story and what you cherish most (including furry pets, which we adore!!)…
Ask yourselves: do we intend a more time-honored and traditional wedding, or more fresh and modern? How would we describe our interior design style and/or fashion sense? Are there any hobbies, passions, or unique aspects of our personalities, culture, and relationship we could creatively weave through our design?
Tequila breaks the ice
Create a wedding that talks about you and you will create a life time memory that will remind your guests about You.
What happens after the princess marries her prince?
A few success stories after we say good bye…. Happy Val DAY!
Today is February 14th, Saint Valentine.
I am in love with love, not for nothing i do this job.
It is so amazing to get to meet our clients before they get married and start their life together, but what happens after it?
I often remind to my brides that if they put the same effort in the marriage as in the wedding… it will go always incredibly well! Something must stick, because on 600 couples only 5 divorced, so we must bring some luck… or they are quite amazing themselves…
The fact that we say good bye at the beginning of the adventure is not a motive to let years go by without any news. We keep in touch with our ex clients, send them love and also see some of them in Playa, like Erica in this photo!!
We often hear from them, some come to Playa and remarry after 5 or 10 years… we meet the children and i cannot wait to see what else they are going to experience.
Not all have kids, some party like rockstars, like Maryann and Cesar, below, that got married with me in Tulum over 10 years ago….
We love all of their choices, because life is made of real people and real adventure. Here 3 of my fav, Jaimie and Denee, married at Grand Coral 11 years ago.
All of our clients are dear to our hearts, yet time goes by and some of them we never see.
Yet we have fond memories of all of them and wish them a life that is amazing, long and full of love .
I know you guys are tired to hear me say that I always get the best clients, but I DO!!!
Thisweek´s featured wedding makes my heart sing. I want to start with a quotefrom R. Queen, because this quote made me think about what do we do and howwedo it. We loveour work, becausewe cherish every client, we never take for grantedour vendors and we show our passion. That is the secret of our success.
AxelandMelody Vanessa are such kindred spirits, that when we met via Skype with their young son Mateo i just loved them with apassion.
They were young, in love, accomplished, living in California, had 2 kids, and they had very clear ideas about their wedding.
A Catholic wedding in a unique location. lotsof great music, amazingfood, incredible scenery. A memory to cherishfor years to come.
I had a vision:
the church atPueblito Mayakoba’ and Grand Coral.
BAM!they loved it!
We want to show it off immediately witha 4´ video:
Mayakoba, an eco-resort on the shores of the Caribbean in Mexico, opened Riviera Maya’s newest attraction and event venue, El Pueblito, a few years ago.
Modelled after the historic plazas of Mexico, El Pueblito transports the culture and charm of Colonial Merida and San Miguel de Allende to the sandy beaches and jungle landscape of Mayakoba and is set to be the destination’s most sought-after location for weddings and private events.
Anchored by a beautiful white chapel – christened La Santa Cruz – the venue features a cozy park with a traditional kiosk in the center of the esplanade for entertainment, as well as shops and restaurants to create a traditional plaza. El Pueblito is accessible fromPlaya in 15 minutesand offers guests a new option not only for events, but also for socialising, casual dining, shopping, and fun for the whole family. The gentle manager, Mauricio, even allowed the bride to use the prepping room for make up and last touches! Thanks Mauricio.
The ceremony was touching but also light, with Father Quin performing in Englishand Spanish for the bilingual families.
After the ceremony, a quick bus ride toGrandCoral for the 55guests wherefood and tequila was waiting for all….
Dinner in a simple yet unforgettable setting, thanks to Chef Rigel from Grand Coral Beach Club.
The party was great fun, Axel is a great lapdancer…. ahaha!
Every guest had great fun, including the little ones.
Today we’d like to share the wonderful work of our creative friend!
Diane at Wright Keepsakes and Jewelery is helping brides carry a piece of their special moment with them always, by taking the dried flowers from their bouquets and making special keepsakes and jewelry with them!
We love this idea as a bridesmaid gift or for your mother and mother in law. Your flowers, or even sand from your ceremony location, are ground up and mixed with a special product used to create beautiful pieces of jewelry, ornaments and charms.
You can even add a color, perhaps the colors in your wedding theme or bridesmaids dresses, to the pieces.
Be sure to check out Diane’s shop and brochure for all the ways you can take a piece of your wedding home with you forever!