TIPS & GUIDES
Written by: The Editors
Weddings on the beach became a dream for the vast majority of couples today, everyone figures that getting married on the beach is extremely expensive, but if you start looking for budgets you will realize that you will save what you could not even imagine. Mainly because the number of people who will attend will not be the same as you did in your city of origin.
1) Set a Budget
Before anything else, the golden rule is to determine how much you can spend, based on your families’ contributions and your own. It will be the driving factor for many of your wedding-related decisions, this should be one of the first things you tackle before planning your wedding in Puerto Vallarta.
2) Pick the Timeframe
In Puerto Vallarta, it's always summer! But that doesn't mean every day it has the perfect sunny weather. Learn about the rain and severe weather seasons. Choose a few ideal dates for your wedding and try to be flexible if possible so you’re not too constrained when the date arrives.
3) Make the Planning
Think about how you want your wedding to look and feel, the colors, textures, theme, everything you ever dreamed about. Your wedding planner can keep track of everything on schedule and do all the tasks you won’t have time to do while you’re having the time of your life in Puerto Vallarta.
4) Choose a Venue
An all-inclusive resort full of event restrictions? Or your own luxurious private villa full of amenities and more than affordable. Once you’ve thoroughly read your venue’s contract and signed on the dotted line, you’ve officially set a date for your wedding in Puerto Vallarta.
5) Book Vendors
Many top vendors are hired more than a year in advance, and once they're booked, they're gone. The average couple hires 10 vendors for their wedding. That may seem like a lot, but it’s important to hire the right people to ensure that your big day runs smoothly.
6) Plan the Ceremony
There's a general outline that's usually followed: processional, welcome, readings, vows, kiss, pronouncement, recessional — you're married! When you personalize the ceremony, it allows people to feel rooted and renewed and bless and confirm your union.
7) Plan the Reception
To understand the importance of a successful reception, you would need: a receiving line, announcements, toasts, dancing, photos, bouquet or garter toss, seating arrangement, buffet, cocktail or dinner, menu, wedding cake, DJ, master of ceremonies, fireworks.
8) Rehearse the Dinner
The rehearsal dinner, which usually takes place the night before the wedding, requires some planning as well. Traditionally, the groom’s family plans the rehearsal dinner, but it’s important to figure out who’s planning for this important event well in advance.
9) Enjoy the Honeymoon
You may be thinking a lot about how to plan your wedding step by step, but don’t forget about the honeymoon! Fortunately, Puerto Vallarta is full of extraordinary places you can choose to either enjoy your honeymoon in relaxation or in adrenaline.