Photobook: Laynie & Jim’s Playa Mujeres Wedding Vacation

Bride: Laynie

Groom: Jim

Resort: Dreams Playa Mujeres

Travel Advisor:  Terrah

 

 

 

“We had a fantastic time!  Everything went well.   The oceanfront room with pool was phenomenal.   We loved it.  Thank you for everything.  It was great!”

Tasha and Colten’s Grand(e) Wedding

Bride: Tasha

Groom: Colten

Resort: Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Agent: Lesley

What made you decide on having a destination wedding?  
I wanted a personal intimate wedding with just the two of us.
 
 
What made you decide on the destination/resort/venue? 
It was all inclusive and the best value for what we were looking for. The fact that they specialized in weddings made it much easier on us.
 
 
What was the biggest difficulty in planning your destination wedding
Not being hands on. Though when we got there they did a great job showing us all of our options and actually changed some things. They were very easy to work with.
 
 
How well was the resort and your On site Wedding Coordinator to work with?
Super easy and she was so sweet. We felt like they treated us like family.
 
If your best friend were planning a destination wedding what would your advice be to her?
To look for a place that specializes in weddings. I feel everything went off without a hitch because they did this several times every day.
 
 
Was there anything that you would change looking back? 
Not a thing! It is a memory I will cherish forever.
 

Q & A With Bride Johnna: Fiesta Americana Condesa

Bride: Johnna

Groom: George

Resort: Fiesta Americana Condesa

Agent: Audrey

 
What made you decide on having a destination wedding?
We wanted to have our wedding, reception and honeymoon in one location. We also wanted all of our guests to have a really good time. Plus, I have always dreamed of a beach wedding. The beach is the only place I could imagine getting married. My husband had never been to a beach resort and he was blown away. It was our first time in an all-inclusive resort and it was fantastic.
 
What made you decide on the destination/resort/venue?
I picked Mexico. My travel agent, Audrey Kupovics, helped me narrow it down to Cancun. She picked Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun, Mexico, which was an excellent pick. The first day I got there I called her and told her, “Audrey, you were right.” 
 
 
What was the biggest difficulty in planning your destination wedding?
Not being able to really see the venue. I could have flown down to Mexico the year before, but we’re on a tight budget.
 
What was the highlight of the experience and what was the biggest surprise?
The ocean front resort and ocean front room were like being in paradise. Seeing the sunrise over the ocean every morning was breath-taking. The biggest surprise was the staff-to-guest ratio. We had several servers at our reception and we had a small wedding. The party favors of balloons and glow sticks were huge hits.  
 
 
How well was the resort and your Onsite Wedding Coordinator to work with?
Lucia was fantastic. She was very responsive and so pleasant to work with. We adored her and our wedding photographer, Adrian.
 

If your best friend were planning a destination wedding what would your advice be to her?

Start early. I needed the entire year to get everything done. The little details make all the difference. It also helped our tight budget to pay over time.
 
 
Was there anything that you would change looking back?
No. It was our perfect, dream wedding.
 
Is there anything else you want to add about the resort or your booking agent?
I give them both an A-plus.

Q & A with Bride Adrienne- Dreams Tulum

Bride: Adrienne

Groom: Pablo

Resort: Dreams Tulum

Agent: Alyssa

What made you decide on the destination/resort/venue?

We decided on Dreams Tulum because of its location in the Riviera Maya; the fact that it is a luxury, all-inclusive hotel; has beautiful ambiance; English and Spanish languages are spoken; and their wedding staff has a lot of experience coordinating weddings.

 

What was the highlight of the experience and what was the biggest surprise?

The biggest highlight was how perfect and fun our wedding was.  After months of back and forth emails with the coordinator Landy and our travel agent Alyssa, our vision for our wedding was brought to life!  The biggest surprise for us was all of the added fees and costs at the venue. 

If your best friend were planning a destination wedding what would your advice be to her? 

Start planning early and plan a wedding that not only meets you and your fiancé’s needs, but the needs of your guests as well.  

 

Was there anything that you would change looking back?

If I could change anything, I probably would have visited the venue prior to the wedding. I was riddled with nerves about the size of the reception hall and the actual look and feel of the chapel.  However, when we arrived to the venue a few days before the wedding, everything was absolutely perfect! I wish I wouldn’t have spent so much energy leading up to the big day worrying about things that ended up being even better than I could have imagined.

Lexi and Juan’s Dream Punta Cana Wedding

Bride: Lexi

Groom: Juan

Resort: Dreams Punta Cana

Agent: Nicki

I chose a destination wedding because I’ve always dreamed of getting married on the beach in a beautiful tropical atmosphere. My husband is from the Dominican Republic so it just made sense to have it in his native country. I chose Dreams Resort and Spa in Punta Cana because their wedding packages seemed to give you the most bang for your buck.

I do not enjoy being stressed out so having everything put together for me made life a lot easier. What I’ve learned from my experience is to roll with the punches. Unexpected things are going to occur and if you let it bother you, it will interfere with your wonderful experience. Your special day comes and goes so quickly so you have to enjoy every moment.

I did not have a lot of people attend my wedding although I invited quite a few. A few friends and family decided to wait to the last minute and the resort sold out so please tell your loved ones to book in advance. I also had friends and family that were unable to go but I didn’t find out till the last minute. This definitely altered my plans and bridal party but I refused to let that interfere with my special day. Keeping a positive attitude is key when having a destination wedding. The service was wonderful at the resort and I know I made the right decision.