destination weddings

My fiance and I just got engaged and we would love to get married in Aruba next year. Has anyone planned a destination wedding? If so I would love to hear any advice you have. We were thinking of having a small and intimate ceremony on the beach with a reception to follow at the resort. Thank you!

Posted on March 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm
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indigo
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Welcome to PW!  We're having a destination wedding in Mexico in 2 months. There are a few other dw brides too.  A few of decisions we had to make early on were: all-inclusive vs. European style resort,  distance for guests to travel/cost of travel, adults-only vs. family-friendly resort,  # of weddings at the resort per day.  Our resort has only 1 wedding per day which is one of its big appeals.


Congrats!

Posted on March 15, 2009 at 1:00 pm
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Oh and of course, high season vs. off season!

Posted on March 15, 2009 at 1:02 pm
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Hi and welcome!  I am getting married in Puerto Vallarta on May 1st.  The most important tip I can give you is hire a coordinator if one doesn't come with your venue.  Thankfully ours came included and he has been a tremendous help.  You will need a coordinator to help you research flowers, cakes, transportation, etc.  We chose PV because we had a timeshare there and we had several extra weeks that we could use at that resort.  So, we're accomodating a lot of our guests there.  I hope that helps to get your started.  If you have any questions feel free to ask!  Good luck!

Posted on March 15, 2009 at 1:05 pm
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Congrats and welcome! I'm having a "sort of " DW, but not at a resort. But there are definitely a few ladies on here who can help you out and give advice!

Posted on March 15, 2009 at 1:06 pm
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Welcome.  I am also having a destination wedding.  We are renting private homes in Costa Rica so it is a lot different than the resort weddings.

Posted on March 15, 2009 at 1:29 pm
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Hello and welcome to PW. 

Posted on March 15, 2009 at 1:41 pm

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