| Originally Posted by caseymddn |
My fiancee and I are getting married in Costa Rica in December. We have booked our stay and the wedding at the Paradisus Playa Conchal. The plan was for us to get married on the beach at the Paradisus. A few weeks ago the wedding planner at the Paradisus notified us that weddings were no longer allowed on Playa Conchal. She told us that we could however have the wedding at Playa Flamingo which I guess is the next beach down about 15 minutes away. We weren't thrilled about it but figured that if we wanted to have the wedding on the beach we might as well go down to the Playa Flamingo. Then just this past week we were told that we could no longer have the wedding at Playa Flamingo and that weddings cannot be held on ANY beach in Costa Rica!!!!!!! Are you kidding me. Does anyone here know anything about this? I find it hard to believe that the entire country of Costa Rica is not allowing beach weddings. I would think that Costa Rica would be a popular destination for such occasions. I am starting to rethink our decision on Costa Rica as our destination wedding location.
Thanks in advance for anyone that has any input.
I was originally going to have my wedding at a Paradisus location in the DR. I decided against the AI b/c I didn't feel comfortable with the cost of the rooms. In my research, I can personally say that there was a huge delay in responding to my many emails. I had to email a different Paradisus location just to get a quote from Costa Rica. Since you have already put your deposit down, I would recommend asking them for photos of recent wedding that were held there. They have the photos. I've seen them. In fact they offer similar cookie cutter packages at their other locations. One thing that you can also do is google wedding photos at Paradisus Costa Rica and you should find photographs taken by local photographers at real weddings. Eventhough I'm not using an AI, my wedding planner in CR was nice enough to send me contact info for recent clients. I spoke to one that was nice enough to provide her personal photos of CR and she provided a lot of feedback about her wedding experience. You can perhaps ask your wedding coordinator for contact info from recent brides.
Hope this helps.