What made you decide on having a destination wedding? We wanted a beach and Mexico was the most affordable. It helped us to cut down the cost of the wedding as well because we had a smaller wedding.
What made you decide on the resort/venue? Advice of the travel agent, Terrah Rominger. I liked that they had adults only and kids sections as well as an English speaking wedding coordinator in the states.
Who was your photographer, and if you had one, your videographer? Caribe photography. They were great and we enjoyed having both prints and photo albums to take home with us. I wish we would have done a video though.
What was the biggest difficulty in planning your destination wedding? Not seeing the resort first. In retrospect I wish we would have gone out there first to make sure it was right but it turned out wonderfully. It just made it more stressful not knowing for sure if it was going to be what we wanted until we got there.
What was the highlight of the experience? Jumping in the pool in our clothes after the reception! I’ve had tons of comments it was the best wedding people had been to. Irais, the on site coordinator made it so effortless and took the worry out of everything the day of the wedding. We had 31 guests, so it was a nice intimate group with lots of great energy!
Biggest surprise? That the wedding staff was so easy to work with, especially everyone at the resort. They had some great ideas about some things we should add when we got there and were able to make it as low stress as a wedding could be!
If your best friend were planning a destination wedding what would your advice be to her? Look at lots of pictures and have an idea of what you want. If you’re not sure, ask. The wedding team does tons of these and has lots of great ideas. Make sure you pick a resort that does lots of weddings and comes recommended. Check theKnot.com for blogs, etc. Take into account that it may limit who attends or you may have to do some creative problem solving to get the people that are important to you down there.