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  1. How long does it usually take to book a destination wedding? 1 year? How about in 2 years? After planning hundreds of weddings per year, we have come to a very important bottom line: all couples are different.

     

    It doesn´t matter if you wish to book 3 years in advance or 2 months in advance, we have got it covered. There are only so many factors that go into a wedding, to name a few; flowers, food, dress, cake, photographer, venue, colors and decorations.

    Now imagine planning all of this in only 72 hours, yes you read that right, 72 hours. Not 72 days, not 72 weeks, but only 72 hours! Well, we made it happen and it all started on a Tuesday afternoon.

    Last Tuesday afternoon we received an unusual request, as a bride was inquiring about availability for Friday, for that same Friday. Now, even though January is a very busy month for weddings in the beautiful Las Caletas beach, which is located in warm Puerto Vallarta, we were lucky to have availability on such short notice.

     

    So what did we do? We got to work! Our amazing Adventure Weddings team did the unthinkable yet not impossible. We contacted our future bride in no time, who let us know her fiancé and her were in town and decided to have an elopement wedding, how cool! Once we explained in a very brief yet precise way of how we would make this work, it was only Wednesday and the adventurous couple had booked their Barefoot ceremony with Adventure Weddings and was already working with our coordinators.

     

    The date and time were set, Friday at 8:00am was the meeting time for our couple to begin this adventure. Our wonderful coordinator had 24 hours to arrange a wedding, a beautiful barefoot ceremony for 2, on a hideaway beach which is only reached by boat.

     

    Flowers & Decorations:

    As they say, there is beauty in simplicity, and even though simple was key in this wedding planning, beauty was definitely achieved. For their reception they chose wood exposed tables & chairs with white table runners and napkins.

    For the flowers, they chose an adorable combination of white and greenery, using mostly white roses, eucalyptus and gypso for the boutonniere, bouquet & centerpiece. The bride also wore a gorgeous flower crown made by our florists using only baby’s breath. However, we are sure no matter what flowers she chose, her happiness was glowing at all times.

     

    Cake:

    There is always time for cake, which in order to match the theme was a naked, vanilla frosted, 1 tier oh so delicious cake with a couple of white roses on the top.

     

    Key Ingredients: Love & Happiness

    The entire day was magical, their love and happiness was glowing every minute. Not only did we manage this “express” booking and planning, however they made our week by sharing this amazing love story and allowing us to be part of it.

    We look forward to having many more unique stories of this kind, where only love matters, where we could make a dream come true and witness the beginning of an amazing adventure.

     

    Adventure Weddings truly appreciates each of our couples for allowing us to bring their dreams to life and we can´t wait to see what many future brides and grooms have in store for us.

    Thank you!

     

    -Adventure Weddings

  2. Hi everyone! I recently got engaged to the love of my life and just barely started planning! Ive always dreamed of a destination beach wedding and thought Bermuda would be perfect since its only a 3hr flight away. We both have huge families and am probably looking at a min of 100guests. I would love an Oceanside resort however i know mosts resorts require most if not all of the guests to stay at that resort and not sure i want to tell my guests on where they need to stay. Im aiming for Wedding to be in Sept/ October of 2018. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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    We have been planning a wedding at the Paradisus Hotel in Cancun for about a year. The wedding took place on May 28, 2017. 120 people came from all over the world to celebrate with us. We had 50 rooms at the hotel.

    The person from the Romance department that worked with us was Melina Andrea Guerrero Rios. She was horrible!!!!! Words can not describe the aggravation we had all this year and especially the weekend of the wedding. Melina Andrea Guerrero Rios is unprofessional, does not have a clue how to organize a wedding, we don't understand how she got to this position. She did NOTHING we asked for. Melina Andrea Guerrero Rios over charged us for things she didn't do!!!! We paid $3500 for flowers, and two hours before the wedding Melina tells us that she did not order the flowers and ended up just putting some ugly flower arrangements throughout the wedding area not the flowers that we paid for.

    Melina Andrea Guerrero Rios came in the middle of the ceremony and asked us to sign papers for extras putting us in a tight spot where we couldn't even look at what the terms and conditions of those extras were, forcing us to sign minutes before the ceremony under stress and committing to payments that we were not aware of. Melina Andrea Guerrero Rios pulled out the plug of our music in the middle of the reception and asked for extra $2000usd if we wanted to continue for another hour, when asking her to show the contract where the time was stated she pulled out a paper that had the time in very small print without our signature on it, our signature was on all the other pages except that one surprisingly!!! Worst experience ever!!!!! She made the bride and groom very upset!!!! If that wasn't enough we had so many problems with the rooms. Many of our guests had to switch rooms including the bride and groom. Some rooms did not have air conditioning for three days in a row, one room had a leaky air conditioning causing the floor to get wet causing the groom to slip and hurt his arm. The hotel itself has no air conditioning in the lobby at all, or in any of the restaurants in the hotel, the hotel is built with an open top so that they can have airflow but in Cancun with 100% humidity that's just not enough.

    Finally after the horrific ordeal with Melina, when we requested to have the centerpieces (valued over $3000) that we provided returned to us, Melina claimed that it's in the contract that we need to pick up the centerpieces immediately as soon as the wedding is over, and now they are lost, (you really expect a bride and groom or family members to start collecting centerpieces in the midst of their celebration?). A day later when we came into Melina's office to discuss the ordeal she had a bunch of our centerpieces sitting in her office, she never bothered to call us and let us know that she found some of them, not even 10% of what we provided.

    Finally after being told by Melina that she does not have a supervisor and there is nobody above her that we can talk too we got to one of the hotel managers Mario and after we presented to Mario a bunch of the emails that support all of our claims and all of our complaints including the flowers that we have paid for and ordered, his resolution to all this BS that we had to deal with, was to offer the bride and groom two nights stay at the hotel. The condition was that they would accept this as satisfactory, sign away any rights to future claims and not place any bad reviews about what has happened. Refusing to offer a refund for the stuff that was not provided per our contract. Obviously we refused

    So if you are planning a wedding in Paradisus Cancun I would recommend to think again, and definitely for sure not to work with Melina Andrea Guerrero Rios!!!!!!

     

    In all honesty there are some excellent staff members at the hotel namely Tabata Who is in charge of the pool area and the Coco club beach cabanas and her amazing staff such as Manuel who treated us like royalty.

     

    Devastated mother of the bride.

  3. Hello everyone! So I recently got engaged to the love of my life and just started the planning. However, I haven't picked a location and I'm already stressed! He wants to tie the knot in Mexico and having that we love to party we heard Cancun is the way to go. The more I search the more indecisive I am and my options just expand. I will have a minimum of 40 people and our children present. I need a breath taking resort hopefully all inclusive. Wedding will be in October of 2018. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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    Hello all!!! Looking into venues for our destination wedding... anyone have any experience with the Excellence El Carmen in Punta Cana?!? Any Information would be helpful!! I know it is a newer resort and I can't find many reviews Thanks!!!

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    i have david Bridal dress i would like 550.00 for it

     

     

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  4. Hello BDW Brides!!

     

    I am a newbie to this site and I am already grateful for finding it.

     

    My fiance and I got engaged on Labor Day weekend 2016, and since then it has been a roller coaster of emotions trying to decide a location.

    I am currently a full-time nursing student, and trying to accomplish both was driving me insane. So early on I found a wonderful TA and focused on school while she took the information we shared with her and did some research.

     

    Thank heavens she did, because the amount of time I spent staring at screens reading reviews, looking at photos, and messaging people that had vacationed in Mexico and the Caribbean was overwhelming. Finally, with our TA's amazing help, we narrowed it down to three and then pretty quickly to two.

     

    Now I am torn. With every good review, there is a negative one. Any time I think I find a flaw in one resort, the same flaw pops up in the other. Hyatt Ziva Cancun and Dreams Tulum are both gorgeous, yet quite different. Instead of asking myself which I love more I constantly wonder which one my guests will love more. Which one will have them walking away in awe of what they experienced. Now that I have the costs I still don't know what to do. So here i am, ready to read through as many forums as possible on these locations in hopes there is another bride out there that wants nearly the same things I do that is basically reading my mind and has made the decision first.

    Crazy??..yeah, I think so too.

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    Hello Azul Five BRIDES I'm getting married on May 1st 2017 at Azul Fives

    Let's share experiences

  5. Hello BDW dolls!

    We are having our wedding at the Azul Beach resort! I twas highly recommended, by our fantastic travel agent! If anyone wants their information, I;m happy yo share! I would love any feedback, suggestions, ideas, do-don'ts; or any direction from anyone who has had their wedding and or planning their wedding at this lovely resort! I look forward to planning via BDW and sharing and gathering information to make this even more of a dream come true! Also, I'm debating about photographers and outside DJ's. I'm almost 100% certain that we are obtaining an outside photographer, but I'm still debating on the DJ? Suggestions? Best

    RMV!!

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    If you have got the ring on your finger, it's time to plan for your wedding. Destination weddings are all the rage now because it allows you to tailor a ceremony that you have always dreamed of. You have the freedom to keep the affair intimate and private, or go all out and have an OTT big fat Indian wedding.

     

    Traditional weddings offer you the luxury of familiarity. You know everything from the best venues and locations for various ceremonies, to most creative dress designers to trustworthy jewelers. You also know everyone from light guy and décor person to caterer on a first name basis. You also will get reliable, trustworthy and bankable references from friends, family and relatives on every vendor you want to work with. But in a destination wedding you would not have any of these.

     

    While planning your dream wedding hundreds or thousands of miles away, you need to put in extra effort to ensure everything goes according to plan.

     

    1) Choose the Right Location

     

    Location is of utmost importance if you want to pull off a successful destination wedding. There are several factors to consider, least of all being whether you are a beach girl or a mountain buff. Of course that matters, but you also need to weigh the accessibility of the place, cost, availability of facilities, budget and time requirements.

     

    Destination weddings allow you to plan a ceremony that reflects your personality as a couple, as well as your individual interests and preferences. If both of you enjoy adventure and outdoors, you can plan your wedding in Costa Rica, Nepal, Machu Picchu, Kenya, South Africa or Australia. These countries are famed for their gorgeous outdoors where you can have the time of your lives. If you are both foodies, consider the wine country Chianti in Italy or the Californian vineyards. Beach lovers have amazing options ranging from budget-friendly South America, Thailand and Maldives to more exotic locales in Bahamas, Peru, Italy and France.

     

    2) Think About Logistics

     

    If you are planning on a traditional ceremony you will require florists, décor specialists, specialised caterers, suppliers of religious or ethnic paraphernalia like puja arrangements, and of course, stylists and makeup professionals. Finding specialised manpower will not be easy if you are opting for far-flung and exclusive locations. And if available, they will definitely charge a premium. Flying in professionals from your home town again will prove expensive and stressful. So do take these factors into consideration when deciding on the venue.

     

    3) Choose the Right Time

     

    Time your destination wedding carefully in order to not clash with high-demand tourist season or other important events or national holidays in the host town when businesses shut down for extended periods. This is applicable in big cities as well where you will be greeted by empty streets and closed businesses during holiday season. During off-season also you will find many establishments closed in tourist locales.

     

    Check the weather conditions in the location and decide whether they will be apt for the type of ceremony you have planned.

     

    If you have chosen a popular tourist spot, try to push your wedding to the shoulder season (the months just after the peak tourist season). This will help you save money on hotel bookings and travel. If you must have your wedding during the peak season, plan well in advance and pre-book hotels, vendors and venues by at least a year.

     

    4) Get Your Trousseau Ready

     

    With destination weddings, you cannot afford to leave anything for the last minute.

     

    Decide on your wedding outfits and get started with fitting sessions as early as possible. Coordinating bride-groom ensembles, shopping for the rest of the trousseau, deciding on jewelry for various events, and attending to the bridesmaid outfits all will take up quite a lot of time.

     

    As mentioned earlier, the weather plays a very important role in destination weddings, especially if you are planning an outdoor event. Choose outfits and jewelry that will give the right vibe in the natural settings of the location.

     

    Reserve heavy jewelry and traditional outfits for the main ceremony. For all other functions go light and fun, with floral ornaments or delicate diamond necklaces and bangles. They will also help you move freely and enjoy the occasion.

     

    5) Take into Consideration Extra Expenses

     

    Extra expenses occur in local weddings also. But in a long-distance affair it will be on a much larger scale. Scrupulous planning and excellent organisational skills are essential to ensure that you do not blow your wedding budget sky high.

     

    If you are importing everything from florists to choreographers, then mark at least 10%-15% of total budget to cover unexpected expenses. Welcome bags for guests, activities and games you plan for them, local transport, special needs like dry cleaning, babysitting, medical emergencies, and other miscellaneous costs can all add up pretty quickly. Make sure you have planned your budget accordingly.

     

    Also, remember that taking help from a local wedding planner is sensible if you are on a tight budget. This will save you money because planners from home will have to make at least a couple of visits to the location prior to the actual wedding. Local planners will help you choose local and cost-friendly options as far as food, drink and other needs are concerned. If you are going for a planner from home, choose one that has experience organising weddings in the same destination.

     

    Conclusion

     

    Organising and planning a destination wedding is not easy, but if you do it right it is worth every iota of effort you put in. So, get started right away and make maximum use of the luxury of time you have at your disposal. As with every big project, planning is the secret to a successful destination wedding bash.

     

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    It is hard to believe that your long awaited wedding day is over and now you are looking forward to rewarding yourself with the perfect honeymoon. It was not easy to make the millions of choices about every detail of your wedding (cake, decorations, music, garments etc.) and you deserve a treat. Every couple is unique and you want your honeymoon to match your personalities. Are you wine appreciators, adventurous souls or beach lovers? Your head is spinning with all the options available. We have selected some interesting honeymoon destinations and hope that one of them will click with you.

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    1. Punta Cana, The Dominican Republic

    It may be a classic option, but who says that classic is any less romantic! It is a top honeymoon destination for a reason. White sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, lush tropical flora and all inclusive resorts will help you relax and enjoy exclusive time together. If you would like to include some activities in your laid back vacation there are plenty of places for hiking, horse riding, zip lining and snorkeling in Punta Cana.

    Bonus: Many resorts offer special honeymoon prices.

    Take advantage of the gorgeous backdrop and book a photo session. You can make a fascinating coffee table photo book afterwards that will bring back good memories every time you show it to your guests. The professional photographer Denis Boyko (http://boykophotography.com) will help you to choose the right spot and make the process comfortable and fun.

    1. Chile

    Thanks to its unique geographical position Chile is a winemaker`s paradise. Famous Chilean vineyards scattered across the spectacular landscape would be the best honeymoon destination for wine lovers.

    Combine your wine indulging tour with a trip to colorful, chaotic Valparaiso with its art deco architecture and gourmet restaurants. Explore the driest place on earth, Atacama Desert, and the lush green Elqui Valley. Both are known for their crystal clear skies which make them a remarkable star gazing experience.

    1. Cappadocia

    Cappadocia`s captivating scenery and rich history promise to make your honeymoon unique. The result of natural phenomena and human influence in shaping the landscape over thousands of years is magical. There is no place even vaguely similar to it. Admire the range of shapes of the “fairy chimneys” tall rock formations, visit underground cities and splendid rock-cut churches and experience real cave living in one of Cappadocia`s cave hotels.

    1. Quebec Canada

    Want to add some French flair to your honeymoon without going to France? Choose budget friendly Quebec. Wander through its charming streets full of history and beautiful architecture, enjoy shopping, fine dining and nightlife. The city is famous for its many fortified walls, a river port with marine mammals, festivals and friendly people. Breathtaking Montmorency falls are another not to miss Quebec City attraction.

  7. You'll love your photos

     

    When you think of taking snapshots in the rain, put aside your visions of frizzing hair and stepping your peep-toes into puddles, and instead focus on the photo-op at hand. "Photos with umbrellas can be so cute that you might even wish for rain," says Samuels. "Multi-colored or completely clear, there's an artistic opportunity to take advantage of with rain." In fact, if you fear rain is in your forecast, "consider silk-screening the bridal party's names on the umbrellas so that the photo is even more cute," Samuels suggests.

     

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    It'll make for a great story

     

    Wedding day disasters may not seem funny in the moment, but one day you'll love telling your children — or, heck, anyone who will listen — the epic story of how you battled a big storm on your wedding day to your grandchildren, Samuels says. "Everyone loves a good story, and if hurricane winds ripped your wedding arch down or a torrential downpour caused your updo to go south or makeup to melt, you can be the hero of the story that persevered and loved every moment of it, the good, the bad and the ugly."

     

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    Your flowers could last longer

     

    You can't wait to see your centerpieces, only to find that when you've arrived to your tented reception, they've succumbed to the heat and wilted. But that won't happen on a rainy day, says Rhae Adams, owner and lead designer of Found in Nature in Kansas City. "Flowers are less likely to wilt in rainy conditions," she says. "Overcast skies, cooler temperatures and humidity all generally make flowers happier than sun, heat and dry air."

     

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    Rain gives you an excuse to cuddle

     

    As Nicole Harris, co-founder of One Last Frog in Southern California, reminds us, "rain is romantic." Think of it this way: A light drizzle or a huge downpour will encourage you to cuddle close to your new spouse under the same umbrella — or find fun ways to warm one another up or dry one another off! Plus, Harris says, "the patter of the rain on umbrellas and the windows is the sweetest sound you'll hear, and is a sound that is associated with romance."

     

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    You could see a rainbow

     

    What comes at the end of an awful storm? "If it rains and the rain stops, the perfect rainbow backdrop can be created," says Harris. And, she adds, "it's free of charge, thanks to mother nature." Who doesn't love free decor?

     

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    You can say bye-bye to that stuffy nose

     

    If you suffer from seasonal allergies, the last thing you may want on your wedding day is hot, sunny skies — the perfect conditions to kick your allergies into high gear and turn your nose and eyes red, says Adams. "Rain reduces airborne pollen," she explains, "so if it's allergy season, you and your wedding party will feel better."

     

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    It could be good luck

     

    Maybe in your mind, rain on your wedding day is the worst thing that can happen. A sign, if you will, that you have really bad luck. But, says Samuels, "in some cultures, rain on your wedding day is considered good luck, symbolizing fertility and cleansing. So whether you are superstitious or just prefer to look on the bright side, think of it this way: Who couldn't use a little good luck on their big day?"

     

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    Hello!

     

    My fiancé and I recently booked the Majestic Elegance in Punta Cana for our wedding next December 2017.

     

    We are getting married at the gazebo on the beach and having our reception at the Steak House.

     

    If anyone could provide feedback on their experience at the Majestic Elegance it would be greatly appreciated as we are a little nervous on having a semi private dinner.

     

    Thank you!

  8. By Ana Ballesteros.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We all wish to have a something that makes us relive the excitement of one of the most important days of our lives, something that lasts long enough to show our grandchildren.

     

    What better way to have a tangible memory on hands than a unique Luxury Book, stylish and fully personalized. And all that Made in Italy.

     

     

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    Every wedding is unique and has its special moments and highlights, that is why, I always make one-of-a-kind Luxury Book.

     

     

    "I truly love my job"

     

     

    Designing such an important Book is a great responsibility, that is why I put all the love and care as if it is for myself.

     

    The Young Book (my personal favorite) comes in a beautiful box, which can be personalized with a choice of texture and available colors. There are hundreds of combinations to make it perfect just for you. Also, inside the lid of the box, we can write a phrase and place one of the most significant photos of that special day.

     

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    In case the couple can't decide over the many color combinations, and if they allow me, I present a beautiful combination considering details I see on the wedding photos, I get inspired by bridesmaids' dresses, groom's tie, bridal bouquet, decoration, theme colors, among other details. I usually come up with at least two choices for each the album's exterior design and the box.

     

    When designing the interior of the Luxury Book, I choose one of the most stunning photos of the wedding, and then I continue to display the photos in order just as that day went (getting ready, ceremony, family photos, session with bride and groom, and the party)

     

     

     

     

     

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    In the Young Book, when you open it, the display is lay-flat, allowing a panoramic view (for example, a group photo can be 60x20 cm size), which allows to see perfectly the faces of every single person on the photo.

     

     

    Most of our costumers love my designs at first sight, and I rarely get asked for a few changes. Of course there have been a few exceptions, but I can say that 80 percent of the times I succeed with the design.

     

    Once the Luxury Book gets the newlyweds' approval, I send it to production to Italy. The album will get home directly from Italy.

    My greatest satisfaction, once the wedded couple have already received their wedding album, is to know through them that every dollar they spent was definitely worth it.

    The Luxury Book is truly the best wedding back up.

  9. Imperial wedding in a royal state

     

    Imagine an artistic mandap at a magnificently decorated royal palace by the side of a pool and as you step outside the palace, you see splendour of eternally changing sand dunes as far as your eye can go. Rajasthan as the name goes is the land of royal kings and that is what makes it a perfect destination for those seeking an aristocratic wedding. We are presenting our 3 favourite locations in Rajasthan to get married:

    1. Udaipur: Rightly called as the most romantic city of India, this place is the most scenic destination for getting married. The beautiful lakes and palaces provide a perfect setting for an outdoor wedding. Book a location near a lake or at The City Palace Complex, this is the most affordable location in Rajasthan for a wedding.
    2. Jaisalmer: Known as the Golden City, Jaisalmer is a well-established place for weddings with heritage hotels and resorts. It lies in the middle of Thar desert, providing a picturesque wedding environment. Inculcate parts of Rajasthan culture such as the camel ride, Kalbelia dancers and authentic food to make fun-filled evening.
    3. Jaipur: Invite your guests to The Pink City and indulge in a luxurious wedding in a resort or a heritage hotel. You can get the benefits of best facilities and charm of royal heritage in this city. A perfect day time Mehandi by the pool side, a star studded Sangeet and a grand wedding- everything that you need for a dream wedding!

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    Hello,

     

    If anyone is planning or have already planned and held a wedding at Azul Beach in Riviera Maya please post here! I'm looking to have my wedding at this resort next year and needed a little advance or insight. Any information will be helpful. Thanks

  10. Tuscany has a timeless familiarity with its iconic architecture, gently rolling hills and sculptural cypress alleys. This region in central Italy is picture postcard material. Golden wheat fields, silver olive groves and pea-green vineyards, all of which, make for the perfect backdrop to a dream Wedding in Tuscany.

     

    From iconic Agriturismo, Grand Villa’s and Castles, Tuscany is packed full of wonderful historical wedding venues dotted across the region. Not to forget the world famous cuisine, and the wealth of locally produced wine. The combination of which, will leave any wedding guest feeling truly spoilt.

     

    Given the amount this region has to offer, Weddings in Tuscany can accommodate wedding parties and budgets of all shapes and sizes. From intimate elopements in characteristic towns such as Lucca, Florence and San Gimignano, to larger events in Villas across the region. Couples may also consider renting a typical Tuscan farmhouse for their Italian wedding reception, with the ceremony itself taking place in one of the many wonderful medieval town halls dotted across the region.

     

    In terms of budgeting for your Wedding in Tuscany, Villas and Castles have a rental fee and wedding receptions start from €100 per person, open bar and vat excluded. Agriturismo, which is a typical Tuscan farmhouse, do not require a rental fee, however, more often than not, you will be required to exclusively hire the venue including accommodation for a set number of nights. The number of nights varies according to the season and is usually between 3 nights, to 1 week in peak season.

     

    Some Tuscany Wedding Venues may allow you not to book all the rooms, but in this case, exclusivity on the wedding day is not guaranteed. Whether offered by an external caterer or by the venue itself, a Tuscany Wedding Reception will start from €90 per person, Inc. Buffet aperitif, a three course seated meal with wine and wedding cake.

     

    Rental fees are not necessary for a Tuscany Wedding reception in a Restaurant. Costs start from €70 per person.

     

    By Italian law music outdoor can be played up to midnight due to the proximity to residential areas, while indoor music can be played until later depending on the venue. However some venues are located remotely enough for you to be able to enjoy your outdoor celebrations until the early hours.

     

    With your guests in mind, Tuscany is well served by two International airports (Pisa & Florence), and is easily reached by road and rail. Guest activities can also include wine tasting, trips to iconic towns and guided tours of well-known art galleries and historical sites. More than likely, your guests will simply be happy to enjoy the wonderful panorama by the poolside of one of our many iconic Tuscany Wedding Venues.

    In terms of styling, a Wedding in Tuscany is not necessarily synonymous with rustic charm. Regardless of the venue chosen, as Italian Wedding Planners, we will suggest the best suppliers to create your ideal setting and decorations.

     

    If you are considering a Wedding in Italy and would like to speak with one of our professional Wedding Planners, please contact us directly.

     

    Alice Guarnaschelli - Italian Style Weddings

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    HI there,

    I'm going to start by telling my little story!

    I'm Jaime, 29, from a little town in the UK called grimsby. Me and my partner gaz, have been together almost 5 years. I have a 7 year old daughter from a previous relationship, we are one very happy disfunctional little family, who's normal these days right?

     

    So, in January we decided to get married, I didnt get the big proposal, no ring, but don't feel sorry for me, this is typical gaz (we couldn't even stand each other when we met) we had already decided to have a 'big holiday' for 2017, looking at various places in the caribbean Cuba, Dominican etc. I think his exact words were "stuff it let's get married on holiday" so we went with Mexico booked it the following week and supprised everyone.

     

    We now have 13 guests, and us 3. So after reading everyone else's reviews (I haven't read one with such small numbers yet) I'm not sure what to do for the reception but I'm pretty laid back and I'm sure it will be perfect. We have decided to have the ceremony under the gazebo at tullum this was a deal breaker for me, this is what sold the hotel I just thought it look so beautiful. The ceremony will take place at 2 although I am considering putting it later like 4? (Any ideas and help appreciated there)

     

    So far at home preperation is right on target, I picked my dream dress in April! It was a total no brainer l. My best friend had gone to our local wedding fair and rings me up saying she's seen my wedding dress!! I'm completely confused I hadn't even tried any on! So me and my mum head down there and oh my gosh it's perfect and also completely out of budget of course! A few weeks later I head to a bridal outlet trying to keep the buget tight try on about 15 dresses and hate every single one!! I left feeling deviated not one of the suited me! My mum books an appointment for me to try this dress on and when I walked out of the fitting room we both cried and the price no longer mattered it's like this dress was made just for me.

     

    Anyway we have booked through Thomas Cook so any brides out there that have either been or going I'll love to hear your stories!! Xx

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    I am getting married at Azul Sensatori Riviera Maya in October and the reception is at Palapa Yoga. Reception is 6-10pm. I know the sun will go down about 6:30 so we are left eating in the dark if I don't figure out clever ways to light up the place. The Palapa Yoga will be used as the dancefloor and that will be lit up but what about the tables out in the sand? Will candles on the table be enough? I see white uplights are available to go under the tables but not sure if will shine thru their linen tablecloths enough to make it worth it. Maybe string lights overhead? I'll have 9 tables so will need quite a few strands and those are terribly expensive thru the resort. Any other ideas are much appreciated!

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    For all you brides who got married at the end of April in Dominican Republic!

    We are currently looking to get married in La Romana April 21-28, 2017.

    Can anyone tell me what we can expect for weather this time of year?

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    Good Morning Ladies!

     

    I am a newbie to this site and also to blogging!

     

    I know I am not the only one when I say that I have spent the last couple of week reading through thousands of reviews and looking at hundreds of resort and wedding pictures in order to help us find the right wedding resort for us.

    My Fiance and I finally decided on the Ocean Coral and Turquesa for our May 2016 wedding. :wub:

     

    I was hoping some of you out there had some updated information and costs from this resort. I know this is their busy time of the year and I don't expect to hear to much from them until at least June :unsure: which sucks... but is ok.

     

    Here is what our plans are:

    • 5pm ceremony
    • 6 pm cocktail and hors d'oeuvres
    • 7:30 dinner ( at La petite Creperie)
    • Party and dance until 1AM ( I called and confirmed that this is the latest the party can go)

     

    Do any upcoming or past brides have any words of wisdom for me to go on!

    anything and everything is appreciated!

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    My fiance asked me to marry him on his birthday, January 15, 2016. Hands down, the best surprise I have ever experienced. We have been together for about 4 1/2 year (we have a 3 year old son) and have always talked about having a beach wedding.

     

    Almost immediately after he slipped the ring on my finger, I started googling destination weddings. I have always wanted to visit Jamaica, so what would be better than making my first visit, MY WEDDING?

     

    I googled best places to get married in Jamaica and found an article that detailed about 12 resorts. Iberstar Rose Hall Suites was #7 on that list but after visiting a dozen websites, I kept going back to the Iberostar wesite. We chose the Suites because they are kid friendly and it is very important to us that our son be apart of our day and that he can also have some fun while we are there since we won't have a summer vacation in preparation for the wedding.

     

    We are currently working our travel agent to get everyone who has RSVP's booked. I think we are up to about 20 guests right now which is such an amazing thing to me. I am honored that our friends and family are willing to use their time and resources to enjoy our day with us.

     

    We have sent electronic save-the-dates using greenvelope.com. They were a big hit, easy to design, and cost effective. I will be attaching some screenshots of them.

     

    This process is time consuming but I am enjoying planning!

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  11. Hello Everyone!

    My husband and I will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary next year by renewing our vows and having another celebration at Secrets St. James in Montego Bay, Jamaica! The resort looks beautiful and the reviews are wonderful but the actual section for weddings leaves a lot to be desired. We are looking at October of 2017 and I plan to send save the dates out soon to give family and friends over a year to plan, budget, and get ready!

     

    I have a few questions

     

    1- If a deposit is required, did you include this information on the save-the dates? I will email my travel agent to inquire but I wondered if anyone had any tips!

     

    2- Can I get married on the actual beach? I see the Gazebos but I was looking forward to getting married on the actual water.

    3- Does anyone have any pictures to share of their experience?

     

    I am really excited and I look forward to this experience :)

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