Monday, February 23, 2015

How To Plan Your Own Destination Weddings Mexico

By Olivia Cross

Many couples dream of having a wedding in an exotic location. But many worry that the costs will be too much. If you plan it right, then destination weddings mexico can cost relatively the same as having it in a large, expensive city such as New York, San Francisco or Boston. The key is preparation and planning ahead.

If you are planning to have your wedding there, you should tell your friends and bridal party about it before you ask them to be in the wedding. This gives them the chance to decline if they cannot afford to make the trip. They will have to book vacation time and plan their finances just as you do, so give them plenty of advance warning.

You will also have to research the various local marriage requirements to ensure that your wedding can take place. This may involve filing an application with the local Mexican registry with copies of your identification documents. You will also likely have to pay a fee for the marriage license. Research these details before you arrive in Mexico.

You also need to make sure you take good care of your guests. You can do this by arranging group rates on flights and hotel rooms, and giving them information to help them get to and from the airport. They will also need to be able to get to the ceremony location and the rehearsal dinner, if you are having one. It may be a good idea, therefore, to book a fleet of taxis or cars in advance.

Many resorts offer a coordinator who can help guests plan these events. If you want a planner, but your venue or resort does not offer one, you should budget between ten to fifteen per cent of your funds to hire a local planner. If you cannot find a local planner that you are satisfied with, or you prefer to go with a planner from Alberta, Canada, make sure that they are experienced with planning events like these in Mexico.

If you choose to have the event right after the high season, this may save some money for you and your guests. If you are planning for the off-season, you will have fewer crowds to contend with, but you will need to be careful of the weather, since it can be very changeable. You also need to plan well during the off-season because many stores and venues may close up shop at this time.

Select your vendors carefully. You should review their portfolios online and check out their references before selecting anyone. It is also a good idea to plan a trip to meet with potential vendors before the wedding. Making sure you know who you are working with.

Remember, organization is key. You want to enjoy your special day, so try not to stress too much over minor things. If you feel you need planning help, ask for it. Many people turn to competent planners who are used to these events and can help you get in touch with vendors for everything you need. Just make sure they are properly certified planners.

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