No Costa Rica beach weddings?
Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:48 AM
Thanks in advance for anyone that has any input.
Posted 12 August 2009 - 07:45 PM
I am getting married on the beach Nov 25th at Capitan Suizo. I spoke with my wedding planner yesterday and he didn't mention anything like that. Everyting is going as planned. Doesn't the Playa Conchal resort have a gazebo?? or you could get married on the gardens in the resort?
I hope it all works out for you !
Posted 13 August 2009 - 09:39 AM
Seems kind of fishy to me. I would just double check with your wedding planner to make sure you will not be effected by this.
Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:25 PM
Posted 15 August 2009 - 08:59 AM
Thank you very much for the detailed response you seem very knowledgable on this subject. So, the Paradisus is now telling us we CAN have the wedding at Playa Flamingo. I assume that is a different municipality than where the Paradisus is located? They have told us that Playa Flamingo is approx. 15 minutes away from the Paradisus. Does that sound accurate? Any comments regarding the Playa Flamingo? I want to make sure they are not screwing with me on that too.
Do you know anything else on the "dispute" between the vendors and the Paradisus? Seems kind of odd that the local municipality is not allowing weddings on the beach because of some street vendors.
Sounds like you are not too fond of the all inclusive resorts. Do you recommend any particular other places to stay and have our wedding?
Posted 15 August 2009 - 05:13 PM
Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:28 AM
The option Conchal is offering is either Flamingo Beach (which is a very pretty beach I have seen 10 weddings take place there) or having your ceremony on the lawn at the Beach Club (brand spanking new! and very nice) literally 4 steps to the beach.
Costa Rica is definitely the land of boutique hotels, but I have heard very good comments about weddings guests with kids who loved it (Conchal) because of it being so easy to entertain their kids. It is also very easy if you have your grandparents attending, they get carted around without having to do much walking. Another thing to look at is your budget, booze at boutique hotels can rack up a monster bill. You have to look at the good, the bad and the ugly of this.
I know the bracelets come off wedding day - would be nicer without them.
Hope this helps!
Posted 17 August 2009 - 03:10 PM
seems like you know the hotel well, and I would like to ask. I am getting married at the Paradisus July 10, 2010 I have made my deposit for the rooms and where I think the hotel is a beauty from the pictures and all the research I did.
But after reading what you wrote I'm concerned my finace and I have no interest to get married on the beach but wanted the gazebo church with no walls looking thing. Is that not pretty?
do you recommended another location?
Also to Fernando or anyone else who is going to be there before me. What are good wedding favors? I am guessing 30 or so guest (more then what I expected) and this is just from my save the dates, I haven't sent out the invitations yet.
I was thinking of hopefully arriving early enough to purchase pretty "costa rica photo alubms" if i find that and have that for everyone in a nice bag or maybe the costa rican alcholol guaro. but can I buy that from the hotel or will I need to find an outside vendor?
Posted 17 August 2009 - 06:13 PM
i guess one could make this work if you hold the ceremony as late in the afternoon as possible (think twilight), remove the trash cans, and bring in an exaggeration of candles. of course with enough details you can make anything look great. the one drawback of the aforementioned plan is that you'd be surrendering the very best light for formals at the sunset hour.
(for some reason it's not letting me display an image...
you can see it at http://www.weddings.co.cr/ceremonysite)
Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:14 PM
I am so sorry to hear all the bad things some people are saying about us on this specific theme but nothing of what has been said it´s true. We have been using Playa Flamingo for a few months now as an alternatiive very near to us and we haven´t heard anything but nice things about it from the brides and their families and we also have pictures that prove it.
If someone would like to elaborate a little more or if any of the brides has a question please contact me at my e-mail address, we are honorable people working for a very respected establishment and we would never ever lie or say things that are not true.
We are here to make dreams come true for all the brides & grooms that choose us for their destination wedding.
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