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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.

Honeymoon Clothes to Get you in the Mood

Honeymoon Clothes to Get you in the Mood

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 thong set …

Seasonal or Imported Flowers for Your Wedding

Seasonal or Imported Flowers for Your Wedding

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 Everyone knows …

Where to Marry Legally - Mexico or Back Home

Where to Marry Legally – Mexico or Back Home?

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 professional people …

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Honeymoon Mistakes you Should Avoid

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 you can …

Do you need a Wedding Photographer

Do you need a Wedding Photographer?

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 really understand …

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

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

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 some arguments …

Marigalante Tour in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

How to Entertain your Destination Wedding Guests in Puerto Vallarta

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 degree! If …

How Many Wedding Guests is Ideal?

How Many Wedding Guests is Ideal?

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 weddings cost …

Benefits and Drawbacks to a Big Wedding Ceremonies

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, …

The History of Honeymoons

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 …

Wedding Video

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 clothing, …

Wedding Hairstyles

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 …