If you are considering a wedding in Cabo, don't try to do all of the planning on your own. A Cabo wedding planner will prove quite helpful throughout the planning process. Take a moment to think of everything involved in a wedding. You need accommodations, food, formal attire, music and so much more. Don't burden yourself with managing all these details. Let's take a look at why a Cabo wedding planner is so important to pulling off a flawless wedding.
Avoid Information Overload
Mexico has more than its fair share of vendor options, resorts, beaches and things to do. This is especially true of Cabo. If you try to process all of the available options, select what you believe to be the best, make reservations and time the whole thing just right, you might have a nervous breakdown. It is easy to succumb to information overload when planning a wedding, especially one in Cabo. This is especially true for those who have not visited the area in the past. A Cabo wedding planner will make the planning process quite easy. She will do all the work while you sit back, relax and dream about how beautiful your Cabo wedding will be.
Let a Cabo Wedding Planner Do the Hard Work
A wedding involves a seemingly endless number of people and niceties. From the music to the photographers, vendors, food, receipts, confirmation calls and beyond, there is simply too much to handle! Leave this work to the professionals so you can focus on having the time of your life rather than mulling over all the minor details of the event.
A wedding planner can help you decide which areas to spend and save on, depending on your vision. Wedding planners have connections with local service providers and know which ones provide the best services at a fair cost. They are industry insiders that have mastered the art of strategically budgeting all details of a wedding to create each bride’s dream experience.
Preserve Your Valuable Time
If you work, have a child or are simply a busy person, the last thing you need to worry about is all the details of your wedding. Planning the entire event can take hundreds of hours. Your time is too valuable to spend on these tasks. Hire a Cabo wedding planner and you will maximize your free time. Wouldn't you rather enjoy some “me time”, time with your child or stay focused on work rather than handle the mundane aspects of a wedding?
A wedding planner will do all the research, accommodate your desires, confirm services, obtain receipts and make sure the wedding is pulled off without a hitch. A Cabo wedding planner knows all the ins and outs of the local service providers. She'll hook you up with the best so you don't have to spend your valuable time conducting researching and hoping you pick right.
Though you might have a general idea as to what you want your wedding to be like, it doesn't hurt to get a second opinion. A Cabo wedding planner will offer unique insight that improves your wedding in unexpected ways. Many of these suggestions could help a bride decide what is reasonable in her budget. Alternatively, if you are unsure what you want from your Cabo wedding, sit down with a wedding planner for an extensive consultation. They will help you shape the perfect day that proves memorable for years to come.
Simplify Your Wedding Budget
Wouldn't it be nice to tell someone how much you'd like to spend on your wedding and exactly what you desire then have them plan and coordinate it exactly as you envision? Hire a Cabo wedding planner to gain a better understanding of what a wedding will cost according to your vision, specifications, and number of guests. This is the magic a Cabo wedding planner can work for you. Suggest how much you'd like to spend on each category, explain what you want out of your wedding and relax while it comes to fruition. This way, you won't have to worry about planning all the details and keeping track of the spending along the way. You can rest easy knowing your specifications will be met.
Build a Reasonable Timeline
You might know exactly what you want your wedding day to be like yet you probably aren't sure how much time should be spent on each aspect of the event. A wedding planner takes your vision and builds a realistic timeline that is provided to vendors and other service providers. This way, everyone involved in the wedding is on the same page. A Cabo wedding planner will be sure to help you connect all of the dots.
A Critically Important Piece to the Destination Wedding Puzzle
Destination weddings are somewhat challenging in that you do not live near the location. A wedding planner will prove indispensable to your destination wedding. She will organize every aspect of the wedding, piecing together this gigantic jigsaw puzzle to perfection. After all, your Cabo wedding planner knows the area better than you do and speaks the local language (which is essential to communicate with all vendors and vendor’s employees, especially on the big day).
If you have never planned a wedding, you might not know how many times the venue must be measured for decorations and tables, etc. You may have never had to test cake or food from five different vendors until you found the perfect one. You may not be prepared to spend three days at the wedding and reception venue set up for the big day. These are details that make hiring a Cabo wedding planner invaluable. They answer every call, plan every detail, assure that those details are coordinated and implemented perfectly, and communicate any and all questions or concerns for you leading up to your wedding day. Imagine reaping the benefits of the perfect wedding, without having to deal with the stressful day-to-day conversations and planning required of a bride for 6-18 months before the big day! It is possible with a Cabo wedding planner.
A Cabo wedding has the potential to fulfill your wildest dreams...as long as you pack right. The last thing you need is to arrive in Cabo and realize you forgot one or several important items. Packing for weddings in Los Cabos is different from packing for other destinations. The fact that you are heading to Cabo for your wedding makes the packing process that much more challenging and important. Here's what to pack for weddings in Los Cabos.
You will need a little bit of everything when it comes to clothes. Aside from underwear, socks, undershirts, tops and bottoms, you will also need formal attire for the wedding. This includes the groom's suit/tux, shoes, pants, tie, vest and the bride's gown. Be sure to pack at least one extra dress shirt just in case the wedding is on a hot day that leads to excessive sweating. Throw in a couple hats and sunscreen, but remember that at night the breeze can cause it to get cool. For good measure we suggest that you throw a pashmina or shall in your bag for the evening time.
A side note: male guests should be sure they’ve packed their ties or bow ties because there is nowhere in Cabo to purchase one last-minute! These are the tiny details that a local Cabo wedding planner would be able to prepare the bride, groom, and wedding party for.
Pack a Beach Bag
You will spend plenty of time on the beach while in Cabo. Pack a beach bag with sunglasses, chapstick with a high SPF rating, the forementioned sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat, a good book, sandals and a towel.
Vitamins & Medications
You need to be as healthy as possible for the big day. Pack vitamins, emergenC and other supplements or medications you regularly take. A change in atmosphere may spark up allergies, so pack your allergy medications to ensure you’re feeling your absolute best.
Though you won't spend much of your time in Cabo staring into screens, you will probably feel a bit lost without your usual electronics. Pack your smartphone, MP3 player, touchpad/laptop, digital camera for the wedding and kindle/e-book for time on the beach.
Remember, if you are coming from Europe you will need to bring an outlet adaptor for your electronic devices and your electric beauty supplies.
Don't Forget Those Toiletries
There is no sense in buying toiletries in Cabo when you can pack them ahead of time. Bring deodorant, moisturizer, makeup, toothpaste, a toothbrush, floss, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, a diva cup and travel size mouth wash.
Don't Forget Your Written Vows
You spent time masterminding the details of your vows so don't leave them behind. If you have not yet written your vows, don't attempt to write them the night before the ceremony. Waiting until the last minute will only stress you out when you should be relaxing and getting your beauty sleep. Bring a tangible copy of your vows and e-mail them to yourself as well as your wedding planner as a fail-safe.
All travelers will need a passport if flying. Don’t be the person who misses their flight because they forget this important detail at home. The bride and groom will need special documentation to legally finalize the marriage process. When in doubt, rely on your wedding planner to ensure you have all the proper documents packed for your Cabo wedding. Start the process now so you aren't scrambling for documents in the days and hours leading up to your flight.
A travel steamer won't take up too much room in your luggage yet it will ensure your clothes are free of wrinkles for the wedding. Don't bank on the hotel's pressing service to do the job. Each time your dress is moved it could be burnt, stained, soiled etc. A travel steamer lets you give your dress and other clothes a once-over in your room so you look your very best.
You definitely don't need a chipped nail for your big day. Bring nail polish with you so you can get in those last minute touch-ups if required. You should bring nail polish even if you are having a professional do your nails on the morning of the wedding. Bringing your favorite color will also be a backup in the event that the nail salon doesn't have just the right hue. Be sure to also bring nail polish remover wipes in case of emergency! This option is easier to fly with, and is less likely to spill and stain or ruin something of importance.
Though it might seem odd to bring a wedding invitation to your Cabo wedding, having one on-hand will give the photographer a chance to photograph it with the other important components of your wedding. Speaking of photographs, bring along a legitimate camera aside from your smartphone. Sure, you'll have a professional photographer on-site yet you'll also want to snap some high-quality shots of you and your sweetie having fun before and after the wedding.
Start the Packing Process Now
Print off this packing guide for weddings in Los Cabos. Write down additional items you think of before the trip. Check off each item as you pack it so you are guaranteed to have everything you need for an absolutely flawless Cabo wedding. When in doubt, over-pack. You never know what will pop up in the days before the wedding and on the day itself. If you are prepared with extra items, you will be able to handle just about any type of emergency or surprise.
Your wedding in Los Cabos should be everything you’ve always dreamed of, and with the professional team of planners at Creative Destination Events, you can have it all!
Our wedding planners love to create unique moments for our brides and grooms, and we take great pride in making the planning experience as simple and stress-free as possible.
From recommending the best venues in Cabo to building the vendor teams that help make the magic happen, our wedding planners promise to take your wedding vision and bring it to life!
You can place all your confidence in the professionals at Creative Destination Events. We’ll make sure every little detail of your Cabo wedding is picture-perfect! Catch a sneak-peek of some of our amazing Cabo weddings in this mini video:
Wedding favors are a fun way to thank your guests for sharing in your celebration of love. We know from experience your guests will love a personalized memento of your wedding day in Los Cabos!
There are so many great wedding favor ideas for a destination wedding in Cabo, but we’ve chosen a few of our favorites to share with you. We hope you will love these little favors as much as we do!
1. Mini tequila bottles Miniature tequila bottles make fabulous wedding favors for a Cabo wedding! They can be personalized with your wedding date, can double as seating cards and can even be used to make a tequila toast at the reception! Is there anything better than a heart-shaped bottle of Mexico’s most famous spirit?
2. Maracas Colorful maracas are another great destination wedding favor that can be personalized just for your Cabo wedding! You might have your wedding date or your names painted on the maracas, and they are every bit as functional as the tequila bottles. Your guests can use the maracas to make noise after the ceremony kiss and throughout the reception! Maracas also create cute photo ops!
3. Mexican blankets Depending where you’re traveling from and what time of year you decide to marry, evening temperatures in Los Cabos can get chilly! What better favor could you give your guests than an authentic Mexican blanket or throw? This is one gift they will definitely take home and use, and they’ll think of your amazing Cabo wedding every time they curl up with it.
4. Local handmade art Our local artisans work hard to create beautiful souvenirs for your home, so why not give your guests the gift of some gorgeous handmade art? We love these bright, handblown glass hearts, and we think they make romantic mementos of your time in Los Cabos.
5. Beer koozies A beer koozie makes a great, functional wedding favor. You can personalize your koozie with a funny saying or with your wedding details, and your guests will use them throughout the rest of their trip to keep their cold drinks cold! Our favorite part about beer koozie favors is they are relatively cheap, so you could throw them in as an additional gift if you want to do more than one thoughtful wedding favor.
Remember, having a destination wedding means you and your guests will be enjoying a great vacation for several days. A meaningful wedding favor is sure to keep the party going long after last call at your reception!
Contact our wedding planners for even more wedding favor ideas! We love to help our couples add a unique twist to their destination wedding in Los Cabos.