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Top tips and advice for destination weddings in Puerto Vallarta; check out our wedding blog for info on ceremonies, beach wedding venues and receptions.

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Weddings: Spiritual, Religious and Symbolic Ceremonies

Perhaps the key most important aspect of your wedding —whether you opt for a destination wedding, religious wedding, symbolic wedding or a combination—, is the type of ceremony that you choose to mark your union. While the reception party and all the trimmings might demand most of your time, budget and stress, it is worth remembering why you are getting married and how you wish to mark the occasion. At Garza Blanca Resort & Spa, our wedding planners can help you with all kinds of spiritual and symbolic ceremonies which can be tailor-made for you and your future spouse. We have experience supporting couples organize Christian, Jewish, Persian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and other religious ceremonies, as well as shamanic ceremonies and pagan rituals in addition to secular rituals such as sand and water mixing, handfasting and special readings. Likewise, if you wish to have a legal ceremony, we can also guide you towards organizing that too. Religious and Spiritual Ceremonies Sometimes couples wish to include elements of their religion in the wedding ceremonies hosted at …

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Choosing Mexico for your Honeymoon

So, you’re planning your big day and you have all the important details nailed down. You have the place settings, the dress, the flowers, and the bridesmaid’s dresses, but have you considered your honeymoon? If you haven’t we would recommend that you consider a Mexican honeymoon. There are a few reasons as to why you should choose Mexico as the destination for the most romantic and important vacation of your life. The fact that you can look forward to an exotic vacation at the end of the planning and stress is just one bonus… here are the others: Mexico has Breathtaking Beaches If you love a good beach, Mexico is one of the best places in the world to take your honeymoon; some of the most spectacular, pristine beaches in the world can be found here. Better yet, these sun-kissed, soft, stunning beaches are host to some great activities! You can, of course, relax in a hammock, or wander down the sands hand in hand with your spouse… but you could also snorkel, dive, paddle-board, …

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The History of Honeymoons

Everything in the world has a history all of its own, even those things that seem as old as human history itself. The honeymoon is no different, but of course the modern convention has developed so much over time. Today it is an important time to relax and getaway from all the stress that planning a wedding involves after the “I do’s” have been said. But have you ever thought about how the honeymoon came to be named? Well, the Merriam-Webster dictionary states that the word honeymoon comes from the “idea that the first month of a marriage is the sweetest”, hence honeymoon (moon referring to a calendar month and honey referring to its sweetness). The first usage of this term can be dated back to 1546, but the custom of newlyweds embarking upon a vacation together after their wedding first occurred during the 19th century in Great Britain where elite couples of the day would go on a “bridal tour”. These couples would go travelling, often with friends or family, to see members who …

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Should you Have a Wedding Video?

Although you might have a hard time justifying the amount of money it will cost to have wedding photography and videography on your big day, not having a wedding video may end up being one of the biggest regrets you have about your wedding day.  For most of us, imagining we will watch our wedding video time after time is unlikely, which may seem like the best reason to skip getting one altogether.  However, being able to see all of the moments that you miss out on while you’re busy during your wedding day will definitely make you realize why it is worth it to pay for a service that may seem like an extravagance that you may not really need. Capture the Details Planning the wedding you have always dreamed of takes innumerable hours, and when the day finally comes you will realize just how quickly it all happens.  This can make it quite difficult for you to remember all of the little moments unique to your wedding day.  When you hire a videographer, …

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What to Wear on your Honeymoon

When you’re planning your honeymoon there are many, many details to consider, and one that might fall to the bottom of the pile is what you will wear. You don’t want to leave this to the last minute; you don’t want your honeymoon vacation snaps to be ruined by a fashion faux-pas or ill-fitting bikini! This is why a few hours of planning ahead will go a long way to making sure you don’t forget anything important, and that you feel good in all your outfits while you honeymoon. Whether you’re skiing in the Alps or lounging on the beach in Puerto Vallarta at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa, the following items are the ones that you’ll definitely want to have on hand! Sexy Lingerie   This is a must-have for any honeymoon wardrobe, so whether your budget allows for Victoria’s Secret and La Perla, or more affordable high-street brands, be sure to stock up on lingerie that makes you look and feel good. Babydolls and teddies are great for those who don’t like restrictive …

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Recommendations for Beach Wedding Hairstyles

Regardless of your personal style, whether it’s elegant, trendy, bohemian or classic, there is no doubt you want to look amazing during your beach wedding.  Planning a head-to-toe look beyond just your dress is important for your big day, and your hair is a key factor in the overall effect of your appearance, tying in with the style of your gown and complementing your face.     If you are planning a beach wedding in an area like Puerto Vallarta, keep in mind that your hairstyle should be appropriate for likely weather conditions such as heat, humidity and mild wind.  While it may be tempting to go for flowy waves or side swept looks that allow your hair to stay down, anyone who lives or works near the beach will tell you that braids or an updo is the way to go.  A hairstyle that keeps your tresses off of your neck and shoulders during your beach wedding will keep you feeling cool and comfortable while also keeping it in place for your ceremony, photos and …

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Romance! Enjoy Our Honeymoon Suite

Why not give yourself and your new spouse an amazing treat for your honeymoon? You can do just that when you enjoy a honeymoon suite at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Not only will you be choosing Puerto Vallarta, the number one honeymoon destination in Mexico, but also one of the most beautiful resorts for honeymoons and weddings. Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta for Honeymoon Bliss There are a variety of options at the Puerto Vallarta resort for you to choose from for your honeymoon. You might opt for an all-inclusive honeymoon, or perhaps one of our specialized romantic packages such as the Luxury Lovebirds package, or a spa ritual for couples such as the Love Rekindle Ritual; whatever you choose, it will be a fantastic honeymoon you will remember for a lifetime. Enjoy the Honeymoon Suite at Garza Blanca Our first recommendation for honeymooners is to reserve the honeymoon suite at Garza Blanca where you will be showered in romance and luxury. The honeymoon suite at Garza Blanca comes with breathtaking …

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Personalized Wedding Vows

The planning of a wedding requires a huge amount of effort and focus, and not a small amount of decision making. There is one decision, however, that really trumps all others… one so important that it makes the cake, dress, catering, and photography seem unimportant even put together. We are, of course, talking about your wedding vows. It used to be that everyone said the words prescribed by their religion, but more recently it has become more and more common for people to write their own, personalized wedding vows. For better or for worse When preparing your personalized wedding vows, there are some staple phrases like “for better, or for worse” which have been a part of wedding ceremonies for hundreds of years, but more recently it has become common, especially in non-denominational Christian sects, for couples to write their own vows, or to at least add personal elements to the traditional vows. This approach isn’t for everyone, though, so be sure to consider all the pros and cons before you make your decisions. Heartfelt …

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Tips for Romance on your First Honeymoon Night

There are very few days which can stand up to your wedding day for romance and excitement, but your honeymoon night is definitely one of them, or it should be, at least. But the stress of the wedding, and all the preparation entails usually means that brides and grooms-to-be can forget to plan the details of what should be one of the most romantic nights of their lives. Have no fear, however, as we have some advice that will help you to make this night romantic and memorable, even at relatively short notice. Our goal at Garza Blanca is to help you ignite a bold flame of desire and passion on the most intimate night of your lives. Create a Romantic Scene on your Honeymoon The setting is all important when it comes to your first night as husband and wife, so you should think about what you can do to make sure you have a romantic and relaxed place to be together on your honeymoon. Candles are always a good way to create ambience …

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Alternative Wedding Venues at Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta

Destination weddings are exciting, memorable and often a lot less stressful than your everyday, garden variety home wedding. This is partly due to a naturally smaller guest list, but also because resorts like the Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta, which is located on a private 85-acre nature preserve, offer the services of skilled and creative wedding planners to help you along the way. Wedding Planners Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta’s wedding planner are experienced individuals who can take you by the hand and guide you along the smoothest road to your new chapter as Mr & Mrs. Whether you want some light guidance and support, or someone to take the weight off your shoulders completely wedding team at Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta can help. What makes Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta Great for Weddings? What, you might be wondering, puts Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta in pole position above and beyond all others when it comes to destination weddings? Firstly, the resort operates a one wedding per day policy that ensures you’ll never be competing for venues or the …

How to Add Blue to your Wedding

That old English adage “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, sixpence in your shoe,” has really got brides everywhere in a tizz about how they can get the color blue into their wedding attire somehow. This may be because they want to uphold tradition, or because they simply believe it will be good luck, but whatever the case it can be tough! From shoes to flowers and everything in between there’s almost nothing that hasn’t been turned blue for some wedding or other. Here are our top 5 ways to get blue into your wedding outfit; Jewelry You can always count on jewels to add elegance to any outfit, and there are few better ways to get blue into your wedding attire than with a sapphire necklace or topaz earrings. This is effortless, elegant and sophisticated, but it could also be efficient. Why not tick something else off the list by borrowing a statement piece from an aunt, your mother, best-friend or grandmother? Footloose No-one ever said that your shoes have to be …

Wedding Tips - To Eat or Not to Eat

Wedding Tips – To Eat or Not to Eat

The typical bride-to-be has a vision of what her wedding day will be like, and that of course includes how she will look.  Many brides give themselves a goal weight to achieve or purchase a dress that may be a little snug to motivate them, and even the thinnest, fittest of brides may choose to go on a diet or cleanse in preparation of their big day.   With that being said, nutrition is an important part of keeping our bodies healthy and running at their optimal levels.  Although it is expected for most brides to diet leading up to their wedding, it is essential that every bride focuses on fueling herself with healthy fare the day of her wedding so she can power through the long day of excitement (and possible stress) with a smile on her face. It is not uncommon for brides to faint during the wedding, particularly in hot climates, so eating and drinking plenty of water throughout the day is very important. Staying Healthy & Strong It is extremely common …

Real Weddings at Garza Blanca

Some weddings are so special and beautiful that they can make you want to get married over and over again (hopefully to the same person). At Garza Blanca Weddings in Puerto Vallarta, we specialize in making sure your wedding day in Mexico is one that you wish you could repeat time and again. Garza Blanca Weddings – Your Day, Your Way! Each couple is different, each ceremony is unique, each detail is crafted to ensure that you have your day, your way! Here we remember some of our Garza Blanca Weddings in this short video that celebrates the start of a journey which we are proud to have been part of. We hope our grain of sand has launched a wonderful voyage of love and discovery for our Garza Blanca Wedding couples. Our family is growing, why don’t you join us to celebrate your wedding or vow renewal.

Destination Weddings in Mexico - Caribbean or Pacific Coast?

Destination Weddings in Mexico – Caribbean or Pacific Coast?

Destination weddings are a great way to ensure you have a wonderful big day with as little stress as possible. Ok, so it reduces your guest list a little, but there are still like three million decisions to be made, right? Well, some of those can be fun – dress fittings, cake tastings and flower shopping are all pretty fun, but then there’s the seating arrangements, the crazy in-laws (to be) and what you’ll be eating at the receptions. Still, destination weddings can make all of these decisions a little easier, in fact some resorts have teams to help you! This means that the really tough decision here, when it comes to your Mexican beach wedding, is precisely which coast to land on. Which is it for you – the Caribbean or the Pacific? Destination Weddings in Mexico – Caribbean or Pacific Coast? It can be tempting to simply go for the coast which has the most direct flights from your hometown – if you are dead set on having lots of friends and family …

What’s great about Beach Weddings

What’s great about Beach Wedding

Choosing a location for a wedding can be one of the hardest decisions to make when you are planning your wedding. You may ask yourself: should I have an indoor or an outdoor wedding? Where should the location of the wedding be? In the desert? On a beach? In the mountains? If you are leaning towards a beach wedding, here are some great reasons to convince you that beach weddings are the best! Elegance surrounded by nature’s splendor Don’t think that because you are having a beach wedding that you can’t have an elegant wedding. While the warm location may dictate lighter materials for your attire, elegance and sophistication can still be the order of the day, if you so choose. Likewise, beach weddings are the perfect opportunities for more casual atmospheres, it all depends on the decor chosen and the dress code stipulations on your invites. What’s great about beach weddings is that they can adapt perfectly to your style, both informal and elegant. Minimal decoration costs The cost of decoration for beach weddings …