Resort: Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta Wedding Date: February 18, 2022 Photography: Del Mar Photography Molly and Collin knew right from the start that they wanted a destination wedding. Neither of them wanted a long engagement and it was obvious from our first phone call how excited they were to be marrying each other! They also […]

Real Destination Wedding: Molly and Collin

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A destination wedding can be a big ask, and couples are often concerned about how their guests will receive the news. If you are anxious about sharing your plans for a destination wedding, keep reading for a few tips to help conquer your destination wedding attendance anxiety and provide an exceptional wedding that your guests […]

Tips to Get Your Guests Excited About your Destination Wedding

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Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular and with good reason. They are less expensive and stressful and WAY more fun than a traditional hometown wedding, and destination weddings offer wedding couples and their guests the chance to make lifelong memories together. Keep reading to learn the BEST reasons to host a destination wedding. […]

The Best Reasons to Have a Destination Wedding

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You’ve decided that the best way to say “I do” is with a destination wedding. That’s great! Destination weddings are a memorable, fun way to kick off married life together. Here are a few things to consider before you get too far into the planning of your destination wedding:  BUDGET Your budget depends on many […]

5 Things to Consider When Planning your Destination Wedding

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Mackenzie and Mike were married at the beautiful El Dorado Casitas resort in October of 2021. Right from the beginning of our planning, it was clear that their main focus was on providing a wonderful experience for their wedding guests. The quality and size of the resort, plentiful activities, dining, and entertainment activities were all […]

Real Destination Wedding: Mackenzie & Mike

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Sargassum seaweed is more than just a nuisance. While it can put a damper on any beach vacation, it’s a naturally occurring part of the ocean. Seaweed is more prevalent during the summer months and the amount of seaweed can change with the winds and the tides on any given day. Here are 6 surprising […]

6 Surprising Things to Know About Sargassum Seaweed

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There are so many moving pieces to planning a wedding! It can be overwhelming and not a little stressful. Hiring a professional destination wedding specialist is the fastest, easiest way to ensure you end up with the wedding of your dreams. Working with a destination wedding specialist can remove the confusion and overwhelm and make […]

4 Reasons You Need a Destination Wedding Specialist

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Sustainable travel is becoming more and more important to travelers. Ensuring tourism continues long-term without harming local, natural, and cultural environments is something most travelers are mindful of. A recent study reported that 82% of travelers said the Covid-19 pandemic made them want to travel more responsibly in the future. That holds true for couples […]

How to Host a Sustainable Destination Wedding

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Wedding Resort: Azul Beach Riviera Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico Wedding Date: December 9, 2021 Bailey and I first met in December of 2019 when she and Dennis were newly engaged. Our wedding planning got off to a great start and we soon had the resort chosen, and the room block for their wedding guests set […]

Real Destination Wedding: Bailey & Dennis

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Planning and dreaming of your wedding is so much fun, but once you start tallying those numbers up, your budget can get out of hand quickly! The average cost of a hometown wedding is close to $33,000 – yikes! A destination wedding allows you to get married for less AND vacation with all the people you love […]

6 Ways to Balance your Destination Wedding Budget

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