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

Sensational Weddings at Garza Blanca

Sensational Weddings at Garza Blanca

5.0 01 Choosing the right wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you will make regarding your nuptials, and when you decide to make Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta the stage for your big day, your experience will undoubtedly be amazing. Puerto Vallarta and its surrounding Banderas Bay have become one of the most sought-after regions for destination weddings in Mexico thanks to the immense natural beauty all around. Being able to celebrate your wedding day in a way that is just right for you and your soon-to-be spouse is an unbelievable feeling, and a wedding at Garza Blanca will definitely not disappoint!   Weddings as You Wish There is an impressive range of wedding packages as well as tailored nuptials available at Garza Blanca, which allows you to find the ideal fit for your wants and needs. Whether you wish to host a large wedding with an extensive guest list or would rather have a more intimate affair with only your close family and friends present, you can get …

Wedding Packages and Tailored Nuptials in Puerto Vallarta

Wedding Packages and Tailored Nuptials in Puerto Vallarta

5.0 03 When you choose to get married at Garza Blanca in Puerto Vallarta, you can look forward to an unforgettable celebration on your wedding day. From its mesmerizing views of Banderas Bay to the lush jungle-covered mountains that surround the picture-perfect region, it is not surprising that Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s top picks for destination weddings. Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life, and the way you celebrate it should be a perfect reflection of you and your future spouse. This is why Garza Blanca offers a variety of wedding packages and tailored nuptials in Puerto Vallarta which will help you find the ideal wedding for the two of you. No matter if you are looking for a blowout celebration with a large guest list or prefer a quiet ceremony with just your closest friends and family, your wedding at Garza Blanca can be customized to suit your particular needs.   Garza Blanca has a talented team of wedding experts who have designed a variety of …

The Red Room for Weddings in Mexico

The Red Room for Weddings

0.0 00 Planning a wedding brings with it many decisions to make, and one of the most important elements of all is the venue. Destination weddings are a wonderful way for you and your guests to relax and have a good time, and Puerto Vallarta is a top choice thanks to its incredible natural beauty and variety of activities. If you are searching for a space that is modern yet elegant which offers incredible amenities and a range of options regarding decor and seating, the Red Room at Hotel Mousai is the perfect place for your wedding. Situated within the stunning Garza Blanca Preserve, the Red Room is a venue that will take your wedding celebration to spectacular heights. Together with the adjacent Orange Deck, which is a splendid outdoor space, the Red Room gives you an impressive number of options as you decide how you want to celebrate your ceremony and reception. Your wedding day should be everything you have ever dreamed of, and the Red Room can help you achieve it! The Red …

Recommendations for best honeymoon destinations

Recommendations for Best Honeymoon Destinations

5.0 01 So, it is time to plan the biggest, most romantic, and most memorable vacation of your life: your honeymoon. Picking the destination for your honeymoon might seem like a small thing, but it is actually the most important decision; this is the choice which will act as the foundation for your whole experience. Of course, there are so many places in the world which offer great scenery, good weather, fun adventures, and historic culture… what you want to do and see should influence your choice. Here is a rundown of some of the best honeymoon destinations around the world, and what they have to offer… Best Honeymoon Destinations in Mexico Mexico is a key sunshine destination for all kinds of vacations. Cabo – Los Cabos is one of the most stunning areas of Mexico; the waters here are warm and clear, the wildlife is diverse and beautiful, and the landscape is utterly gorgeous. This is the place to be if you want to soak up the sun in the midst of Mexico’s natural …

Honeymoon Clothes to Get you in the Mood

Honeymoon Clothes to Get you in the Mood

5.0 01 When you are planning your honeymoon it can be very easy to get so whisked away by the activities and events that you’re planning and forget the clothes that you will be wearing while you do it all! Never fear, however, because we have a sum up of the absolute necessities for your honeymoon. These are the things which you should bring along with you whether you’re skiing in the alps or sunbathing in Cancun. Figure Enhancing Bathing Suits A bikini or bathing suit is a must on any honeymoon; even if your destination is cold, or not located next to a beach you can count on any good hotel or resort having an indoor pool or Jacuzzi in which you can ramp up the heat early in the day and get in the mood for the best vacation of your lives as a married couple. Sexy Lingerie Lingerie is key to any honeymoon; whether it’s feminine and floaty baby doll, a simple chemise, a risqué bustier, or even a stylish bra and …

Seasonal or Imported Flowers for Your Wedding

Seasonal or Imported Flowers for Your Wedding

0.0 00 Planning a wedding involves many details and choices, and one of the most important of all is the flowers!  Many brides-to-be have a very specific idea of what types of flowers, or even exact arrangements, that they want to feature during their wedding day.  However, making it a reality can be difficult when the flowers they have been dreaming about are not in season, which means they either have to be imported or are completely unavailable.  Fortunately, there is a multitude of options that will fit in with any wedding decor theme, from roses to ranunculus, dahlias to daisies.   Brides who are dead-set on particular flower varieties may end up paying exorbitant amounts if they are not locally grown and in season.  On the other hand, brides who are more open-minded and receptive to flowers other than their original choices may be pleasantly surprised by what else is out there.  Here are some of the benefits of choosing locally grown flowers that are in season for any wedding celebration:   Save Money …

Where to Marry Legally - Mexico or Back Home

Where to Marry Legally – Mexico or Back Home?

0.0 00 Destination weddings have been very much in vogue, and they show little sign of losing popularity in destinations like Mexico. This could be for a number of reasons: great service, good weather, stunning locations, fine dining, lower costs, and great wedding activities are just some possible reasons to marry in Mexico. Some people still question, however, whether you should get legally married in Mexico or back home. Here are some points to consider when deciding where to marry legally. Weddings in Mexico are Legal Someone may have told you that if you marry in Mexico your union will not be legal when you return home, but this is not the case. Although you will need to register your wedding, and perhaps translate your certificate, your marriage will be legally binding if you follow the correct legal procedures in Mexico. Furthermore, if you have a wedding planner in Mexico they will be able to help you organize the necessary paperwork (which may be a bit more complex than at home). There are also many …

Buddy-moons at Garza Blanca

Honeymoon Mistakes you Should Avoid

0.0 00 Every couple gets excited about their honeymoon; this is a trip that is supposed to be 110% romance and joy, and it offers a much needed chance to decompress after the stress and chaos that comes with planning a wedding. If you don’t plan your honeymoon well, however, your first vacation together as a married couple might leave a sour taste in your mouth. Take a look at the most common honeymoon mistakes that people make, and learn from them before you plan your own: Planning very little down time A packed schedule during a sightseeing vacation in a strange place can be exciting, but it can also be really, really stressful so make sure to take time to balance activities and downtime so you can bond and have fun. A common honeymoon mistake is that couples have planned so much that they are exhausted. Contraceptives Unless you want to get busy starting a family straight away—which some people do—make sure you plan ahead and bring your preferred method of contraceptive. This way …

Do you need a Wedding Photographer

Do you need a Wedding Photographer?

0.0 00 Depending on your wedding budget, you may find that you have to cut some corners in order to save money.  While some of the wallet-friendly options may look (or sound, or taste!) just as good as their more expensive counterparts, your wedding photography is not a good place to cut corners.  It may be tempting to hire a friend of a friend who dabbles in photography, but if you really want your wedding photos to capture the magical essence of your special day, going with a professional photographer will be more than worth the extra money you might spend.  The following are some of the most common issues that can come up with your wedding photography, and ideas to help you avoid them:    Choosing the Wrong Photographer Although one of the marks of a talented photographer is his or her ability to take a wide variety of shots that range in style, you shouldn’t immediately book someone just because their portfolio has a little of everything in it.  Your wedding photographer should …

Weddings - Should you do the "First Look" or Wait?

Weddings – Should you do the “First Look” or Wait?

0.0 00 If you are planning your wedding, you have probably heard all about the buzz surrounding “first look” photos, which involve posing together before the ceremony to reveal the joy and excitement that come with seeing one another in your wedding attire for the very first time.  They often feature the groom waiting anxiously as the bride sneaks up on him, which can capture the emotion of the moment perfectly.  The anticipation of this moment definitely adds an element of fun for the happy couple on their big day as well as an electrifying energy that is infectious to everyone involved in the wedding.  This magical moment lends itself to some of the most stunning photography from the entire wedding day, often bursting with touching emotion.  However, following this wedding trend isn’t the right fit for every couple and there are several reasons why plenty of brides and grooms are saying “no thanks” and sticking with tradition.  To help you decide whether or the not the first look is right for you, here are …

Marigalante Tour in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

How to Entertain your Destination Wedding Guests in Puerto Vallarta

0.0 00 When you choose to host your destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta you have already made one important step along the path to making your wedding truly unforgettable for all involved. Anyone fortunate enough to have the chance to say “I do” in this place will never have cause to regret their choice. Puerto Vallarta is a place of extraordinary beauty which has so much to offer that it’s impossible to do and see it all in during one vacation. Here are some of the highlights for the consideration of you and your guests when choosing Puerto Vallarta for your destination wedding: Boat Tours Because of its place on the stunning Bay of Banderas Puerto Vallarta is home to many different boat tours which take advantage of the natural beauty of the coastline. The Marigalante Pirate Ship is one of the most popular boat tours in the area. The show includes an open bar, a lovely meal, lots of dancing, and of course a great show which includes fireworks and swashbuckling of the first …

How Many Wedding Guests is Ideal?

How Many Wedding Guests is Ideal?

0.0 00 Your wedding day is one of the biggest and most important days of your life, and so every detail deserves special attention. The guest list is a particularly important aspect of your big day, and whether you choose a big wedding or a small one is really a very personal decision that is based on what you need and want as a couple. Nonetheless there are some basic advantages and downfalls to both options. Take a look below: Big Weddings – Over 80 Wedding guests The big fairy-tale wedding isn’t for everyone, certainly, but it does have its advantages! For one thing you won’t have to worry about snubbing great-aunt so and so, or the girl your friend has just started seeing; a big guest list means less disappointment and tension all round. Of course, this means that you won’t have to try too hard to get a real party atmosphere going at the reception! You’re also likely to get more gifts, if that’s something that matters to you! On the downside, big …

Benefits and Drawbacks to a Big Wedding Ceremonies

Weddings: Spiritual, Religious and Symbolic Ceremonies

0.0 00 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 …

Location of the best hotels in Banderas Bay

Choosing Mexico for your Honeymoon

0.0 00 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, …

The History of Honeymoons

The History of Honeymoons

0.0 00 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 …