|Open up the dance floor with Salsa or Mariachi|
resort? They seek intimacy, crave
originality and wanna party like rockstars!
|Party Like Rockstars in private on a dance floor|
Of course there are many hotels that have a very secluded area reserved for weddings so, if you have that, then it is a great idea to book it now! Otherwise, the typical hotel wedding in an All-inclusive is mostly a courtesy section cordoned off for the wedding party but it is not necessarily separated from the other guests per se. So please verify this for your wedding and make sure you do not have a second wedding going on at the same time and you have competing music and vows. That is the only other thing that bride's hate more than a drunk womanizing wedding crasher!
|Private venues allow for your own decorations|
|Brides like original themes and decorations|
Freedom to create and be original.
|Spacious and private: Weddings au naturelle|
|Set up the lighting as you choose|
|Choose your own vendors. Photograph: Laura Dabrowski|
BONUS!! A tremendous bonus and selling point for a destination wedding is the fact that you get a nation and a wedding for the price of one. However when choosing one resort this may limit not only the party but also the guests ability to afford your wedding. Many guests decline RSVP because of the hotel costs. So another perk of a private wedding is that guests can choose where to stay and what they want to pay for lodging. As a happy Off-Resort bride named Idania said in a popular wedding site: "We were looking for a hotel as a wedding venue, but seriously, its just too complicated, they have loads of restrictions. We stayed in a hotel around the area. And our friends chose the best option for them, some stayed in Nuevo Vallarta and some in Puerto Vallarta". Which actually makes a very good point: Your guests will not be forced to stay in a hotel in order to fulfill requirements. Therefore they can stay anywhere they like and where they can afford it comfortably.
In a many hotel wedding packages are ready made and are very practical, but all or definitely most of these restrictions apply to the package deals:
- Limited hours of service with curfew of 10PM
- Hefty extra fees apply for anything outside the package
- Must rent 10 rooms minimum (Did you know you can get group rates without having to have your wedding on property anyway?)
- No outside vendors allowed
- Use their decorations and furniture which makes for a cookie cutter experience
- Must use their photographer/entertainment package
- Will eat the same food as other guests that is included (All-Inclusives)
- Buffet service
- Cannot have live music
|Use seasonal flowers without breaking the bank|
|Design your own pillows and so layout|
For instance, in hotels for example usually the staff turns over once before your wedding day since you are booking a year out or in some cases 2 years out. So that is just one example of how a large corporation may be convenient and give you a brand name to hedge your bets but also, you lose personal touch with high turnover and having to start over with the "new staff" as it happens in many cases. Can it happen in small venues or boutique hotels? Of course. Is it much less likely? Yes.
|Practically empty beaches|
|Shrimp on a stick! Delicious|
What a way to start your married life right? Going for it. All in; together!
James Basanez is the Director of Martoca Beach-Wedding Garden in Bucerias, nayarit. Mexico.
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