A destination wedding provides memories that last a lifetime. It is imperative that you plan ahead of time for this monumental event. Start planning your Cabo beach wedding now so everything is in place when the big day arrives. However, do not be surprised to find that hiring a wedding planner is the most sensible option for you. Here are a few of the things you should consider.
Don't let the red tape get in the way of an otherwise perfect Cabo beach wedding. You and your fiancé will need to bring a valid passport. It is also necessary to bring a copy of your birth certificate. This document must be annotated and translated by an authorized translator who is certified in Spanish. Passports take time to process, and some lost paperwork that is needed may take even longer to get returned to you. A wedding planner will help ensure that you are aware of everything that is required of you so that nothing goes wrong on your big day.
Consider Visiting in Advance
Though Cabo beach weddings are almost always flawless, you will obtain considerable benefit by taking a trip to this lovely locale before your wedding. An early visit to Cabo will provide valuable insight in regard to hotels, restaurants, beaches, activities etc. After all, you can only learn so much by reading information on the web. Experiencing Cabo is significantly different. So, hire a wedding planner and prepare some time to scout out Cabo with them. They will be able to show you several venues and options that align with your vision. If you don’t have time for a pre-wedding visit, don’t stress, your wedding planner should have plenty of information and images to send you so that you can pick the perfect setting.
Start Planning Right Away
Planning a destination wedding is not an easy and seamless process, especially with language barriers. If your wedding is 10 months, a year or even a year and a half away, you likely think you have more than enough time to get everything in order. The truth is that it is never too early to start planning your beach wedding. You’ll need to consider everything from lodging to food, decorations, attire, vendors, invitations and so on. Prices differ considerably between Cabo hotels, private villas, venues and vendors. This means you will need to rely heavily on someone who knows the area and venues well. This is why hiring a wedding planner is the best option for brides wanting a destination wedding. It leaves the bride with plenty of time to coordinate travel with friends and family. Your guests will require advance notice in order to request time off from work and coordinate travel/hotel accommodations. Give your guests at least eight to ten months notice for your Cabo beach wedding.
If you schedule a pre-wedding trip to Cabo, have your wedding planner coordinate meetings with popular florists and wedding décor rental companies. You should also consider vendor selections for hair, make-up and spa services for the bride and wedding party. A wedding planner is sure to have some valuable insight as to which vendors are best and will be prepared to show you all the incredible options that are available.
Mind the Wedding Dress
Cabo beach weddings are fabulous in every regard. The sun is almost always shining and the temperature is usually on the warm side. Opt for a “breathable” lightweight lace wedding dress so you don't get too hot on your big day. Do not make the mistake of checking your wedding dress when you get to the airport. Do not let your dress out of your sight! Bring your dress with you on the plane. You might have to fold the dress to carry it aboard yet you can always have it pressed and steamed before your beach wedding ceremony begins.
Consider Your Guests' Gift Baskets
Spend some time brainstorming gifts for your wedding guests. Welcome baskets or bags serve as a meaningful expression of gratitude for those who have invested time, effort and money to make it to your Cabo beach wedding. Ideas for basket items include waterproof single-use cameras, flip-flops, bottled water, tasty treats, gift certificates to venues (ask your wedding planner for help with this!) and sundries from local souvenir shops so that your guests have a piece of Cabo to take home with them.
Discuss Cabo Beach Wedding Costs
Have a conversation with your significant other about your Cabo beach wedding finances. Figure out who will pay for what between the two of you as well as the guests. Social convention dictates guests pay for their transportation to the wedding and hotel arrangements. The groom usually covers his groomsmen's rooms while the bride covers her bridal party's rooms. Additional costs to consider are the reception, welcome party, rehearsal dinner, food, drinks and activities. Having planned many weddings in Cabo, a team of wedding planners such as Creative Destination Events can discuss with you the typical costs associated with a destination wedding.
Determine if Special Accommodations are Necessary
Send out inquiries to everyone who has RSVP'd for the wedding to find out if special accommodations are necessary. Perhaps someone is a vegan, vegetarian or strictly consume gluten-free food. Maybe someone will bring an infant and requires a crib. Some couples with children might desire babysitting services. It is possible that the resort will provide such a service. Perhaps an older wedding guest needs a wheelchair. Figure out all these details ahead of time and make arrangements with your wedding planner so that they can ensure everything is ready upon your guests' arrival. This way, brides can focus on the fun parts of wedding planning!
Los Cabos is the perfect destination for a gorgeous wedding on the beach.
With miles of soft sand and breathtaking ocean views, there are endless options for unforgettable beach ceremonies in Cabo.
We want our Cabo brides to picture themselves exchanging vows in front of their closest friends and family as the sun sets over the ocean. Of course, in order to inspire that vision, we’re sharing a few of our favorite Cabo wedding beach ceremony set-ups!
When we design beach ceremonies, our Cabo wedding planners work closely with our expert floral and décor teams to create a beautiful huppah. The ceremony huppah serves as a backdrop for the nuptials, and enhances the gorgeous view.
Some of our favorite huppahs are simple and rustic, but we also adore elaborate huppahs! Oversized fresh florals, hanging greenery and lanterns are stylish ways to add a personal touch to the huppah and aisle.
The aisle itself should complement the ceremony huppah. A few scattered rose petals work great for minimalist beach wedding ceremonies, but the options for aisle décor are endless. For more intricate beach ceremonies, a monogrammed aisle, large flower arrangements and floral aisle designs all add an air of sophistication to the set-up.
Guest seating is another important element of a Cabo beach wedding. Our wedding planners know just the right seating to suggest for every couple’s style. Whether you love the look of rustic bench seating, dark wood or elegant Chiavari chairs, the team at Creative Destination Events has the perfect seating for your destination beach wedding!
Since beach weddings mean sandy feet, we recommend choosing a shoe station where guests can leave their shoes behind while they attend the ceremony. Our planners will makes sure your shoe station coordinates with the décor style and signage of your beach ceremony.
There’s nothing quite like a destination wedding on the beach in Los Cabos. With the right ceremony huppah, a gorgeous aisle to walk down, and all the amenities for your guests to witness your vows, your Cabo beach wedding will be a dream come true!
Call the wedding planners at Creative Destination Events today to find out more about how truly amazing weddings in Cabo can be!
After your partner proposes, then it’s your turn to pop the big question to your best friends: “Will you be my bridesmaid?”
Choosing your bridal party is a big step towards the most important day of your life. Your bridesmaids will be just like family as you plan your wedding, say goodbye to your single days and, of course, when you celebrate your marriage on the big day itself
Asking your friends to take on such a significant role is a special moment, and at Creative Destination Events, we love turning special moments into unforgettable memories! Your friends will forever treasure the day you asked them to be your bridesmaid if you use one of these 8 creative ideas:
1. The only piece missing is you! A personalized puzzle is an adorable way to ask your friends to be in your wedding. And it makes a cute keepsake they can frame and hang on their wall!
2. Here’s what we’re going to need to have a good time. Are you in? A bridesmaid box or wedding kit has everything your girls need to have fun before the big day: drinks, nail polish, chocolates, candles and whatever else means the most to you and your squad.
3. I can’t tie the knot without you! These pretty bridesmaid hair ties are both practical and pretty!
4. Will candy convince you? Sweet candies with a personal message are one tasty way to ask your friend to be a part of your wedding day.
5. I donut want to get married without you. A donut alone would do the trick for us, but the sweet message inside guarantees your friends will say “yes!"
6. First drink your coffee, then say you’ll be my bridesmaid. This special personalized coffee mug is something your friends will treasure long after your wedding day. a personalized card is the perfect invitation for your girls to join your wedding party.
7. A special card for a special request. Whether it’s hand-lettered, hand-painted or just the cutest printed card, a personalized card is the perfect invitation for your girls to join your wedding party.
8. Your friendship is a gift, so I got you something special. Your best friends probably mean the world to you, so why not give them a gorgeous little token of your appreciation when you ask them to be in your wedding? A bottle of champagne with a cute necklace, bracelet or earrings would be a generous touch, and they can wear the jewelry on your wedding day!
The team of wedding planners at Creative Destination Events knows all the most original ways to pop the question to your Cabo bridesmaids. Contact us to learn more today!
It’s February, and love is in the air in Los Cabos! Nothing sets the mood quite like the perfect event lighting, so this week we’re sharing some of our favorite lighting looks from our sister company, Cabo Linens, Things and More….
Proper lighting is one of the most vital elements of any special occasion. Lighting not only transforms your venue into a magical space for your guests, but also it creates a dramatic first impression when people walk into each area for the first time.
There are so many ways to customize your lighting design, and no one in Cabo designs an unforgettable event space better than our team of wedding planners working with Cabo Linens, Things and More…!
For a rustic lighting design that still radiates romance, we love the look of string lighting. From beach venues to intimate garden affairs, string lighting is versatile enough to go from casual to elegant in any setting.
Candles are another of our favorite lighting elements. The soft glow of candlelight always sets a romantic tone, and the simple look of votives and mirrors will never go out of style.
Lanterns are also a trendy lighting option we adore for events in Los Cabos. Cabo Linens, Things and More… has so many lantern styles to choose from, including paper, metal and wooden lantern styles. Of course, as Cabo’s leading custom décor design company, they are always happy to create additional lantern lighting to fit your theme.
One fun way to highlight a particular area of your event space (such as the dance floor or bar) is to use colored under lighting or accent lighting. When combined with monogram lighting, colored lighting gives a completely custom feel to any celebration.
Finally, for the perfect first dance or after-party photo op, sparklers are another of our favorite lighting effects! Your wedding photos will literally shine with the magical look of sparklers in Los Cabos!
The wedding planners at Creative Destination Events and the design team at Cabo Linens, Things and More… make the perfect team for your special event in Cabo. Contact us today to work with the Morel Companies on your destination wedding or private event!