If you’re planning a wedding in Puerto Vallarta, we have lots of wedding ideas for you! Destination weddings in Mexico are great because there’s so much opportunity to enjoy the destination and make your wedding an event that will be remembered for a lifetime.
Let’s dive into our list of wedding ideas for your Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta wedding!
In order to make the most of your destination wedding, enjoy a relaxing vacation and make memories that will last a lifetime, it’s a great idea to plan some activities that you can do in the days, weeks, or months leading up to your wedding.
Host a special party and give your friends and family the ability to support you and your new fiancée. Engagement parties are often part of the ritual of marriage, so why not have one in paradise? We can help you throw a bash to be remembered!
There are numerous gorgeous locations around the resort for a professional engagement photo shoot, including in your suite, in the common areas of the resort, by the pools, or on the beach. Our wedding coordinators can help you plan a photoshoot utilizing the location of your choice, a professional photographer, and even props such as balloons, flowers, candles, a picnic setup.
Another idea is a pre-wedding shoot. This is a nice opportunity for the bride and groom to spend time with a photographer in a relaxed way, and get some beautiful photos of just the two of them in a foreign country, in a gorgeous location. It’s a nice keepsake of the last moments you had together before you were married!
Bridal showers are a great way to celebrate the bride and let her receive support from family and friends. We can set up a special bridal shower breakfast or brunch for your group.
One of the best things about having a destination wedding is spending quality time with your bridal party. Garza Blanca offers endless opportunities for bachelorette parties. We can schedule a private chef to come to your suite and cook a special dinner, conduct a cooking class, wine tasting, or tequila tasting before a night out on the town. Dinner on the beach is an alternate option.
Maybe a day of pampering is more your style. Relax at the pool enjoying food and drinks during the day, and then head to Spa Imagine for massages and hydrotherapy with your gals.
Pre-Wedding Spa Treatments
Speaking of spa days, Spa Imagine has everything you need to get ready for your wedding, from relaxation and wellness treatments to beauty treatments, and everything in between.
The Hydrotherapy Circuit has a jacuzzi, pressure massage shower, cold plunge pool, and six-cycle vitality pool. The hydrotherapy area also has floor-to-ceiling glass walls that offer a spectacular view of Banderas Bay. Your group can enjoy the hot and cold pools, and lounge in comfy chairs, sipping drinks, then head to the steam room or sauna.
The spa also offers relaxing massages, body wraps, facials with the latest in technology including the HydraFacial and Binary Premium by RÖS’S, manicures, and pedicures, Ayurvedic rituals, and numerous beauty treatments. Your bridal party will end the day relaxed, pampered, and beautified!
You can try out makeup and hairstyles before the wedding and have your hair and makeup done on the wedding day. View our Wedding Menu, which includes services like hair, makeup, waxing, manicure, pedicure, hydrotherapy, and aura cabin rental (which comes with juice, fruit, a cheese board and sparkling wine.)
Rehearsal Dinner on the Beach
Rehearsal dinners are a great way for both families to get to know each other before the wedding, share stories, speeches, and toast the wedding couple. It’s your opportunity to practice walking down the aisle, so everyone knows where to stand and what to do during the ceremony, to avoid any mishaps! We can create a beautiful dinner scene on the beach for any size of group.
When it comes to the actual wedding, we offer several options. Our wedding coordinators will assist you with wedding ideas including planning the ceremony, reception, and wedding photography.
You can have your ceremony on the beach, in front of the pool, or at our new TierraLuna amphitheater. All of our wedding packages include a symbolic, non-denominational, non-legal ceremony. If you want to get legally married in Mexico, let your wedding coordinator know, they will provide you with the necessary requirements and fees.
The Crystal Ceremony Package includes a bamboo huppah, draped with beautiful white fabric. Our officiant will conduct a ceremony in English, and you will receive a commemorative marriage certificate.
The Crystal package includes personalized wedding coordinator service, a bottle of sparkling wine, and complimentary romantic turndown the night of the ceremony. There is no minimum number of guests required for this package, and seating is not included with this package.
The Gemstone Ceremony Package builds upon the Crystal Package. In addition to the bamboo huppah, ceremony, commemorative marriage certificate, and bottle of sparkling wine, this package includes two flower arrangements for the huppah with a selection of national flowers, as well as a bridal bouquet, groom’s boutonniere, and 50 white Tiffany chairs for guests.
The bride and groom will also receive rose petal decoration in their room and a complementary romantic turndown on their wedding night. The Gemstone package is available for weddings of 2 to 50 guests. If you have more than 50 people, you can still choose this package, just pay a small fee for each additional guest.
The Jewel Ceremony Package will make your big day the ultimate blend of intimacy and elegance. Everything from the Gemstone Ceremony Package is included, plus an audio system for the ceremony with a speaker and a microphone, and one hour of live music by a soloist.
The Jewel Package also includes the “Romantic Moonlight Ritual” for the bride and groom, which is a 50-minute spa treatment, as well as late check-out for bride and groom (based on availability.) Like the Gemstone Package, the Jewel Package is available for weddings of 2 to 50 guests, with extra guests optional.
Whether you want to have a small wedding reception or something more extravagant, Garza Blanca has options to suit any style and budget.
The Gold Package is complimentary and included when your wedding guests stay at Garza Blanca for a minimum of 3 nights and choose the all-inclusive plan. It includes 3 hours of open bar with national beer, wine, and spirits, a 3-course dinner, private waitstaff and bartender, and round tables with white linens and white Tiffany chairs.
The Platinum Package includes all of the above, plus one hour of mojitos, margaritas and beers, 6 pieces of deluxe hors d’oeuvres per person, and your choice of either a 3-course dinner or a 2-course dinner plus a wedding cake.
The Diamond Package includes everything listed above and more. Enjoy one hour of mojitos, margaritas and beers, 3 hours of premium open bar, 6 pieces of premium hors d’oeuvres per person, a 3-course dinner, a wedding cake, late night snacks, round tables, white linens & chocolate colored Tiffany’s chairs, and of course private waitstaff and bartender.
Get Married at TierraLuna Gardens
Garza Blanca also has a brand-new wedding venue at the TierraLuna Gardens cultural forum amphitheater. TierraLuna is our new outdoor space where culture, art, gastronomy, and Mexican traditions converge. There is an esplanade for walking, a whimsical carousel, and shopping boutiques where you can find the best locally sourced clothing, beachwear, swimwear, jewelry, lifestyle products, and more. On Friday nights (seasonal October through May), there is an Art Walk and a Farmers Market. There are outdoor “living rooms,” where you can admire views of Banderas Bay, and there’s a deli where you can get coffee, sandwiches, and snacks.
The space for weddings is the outdoor amphitheater within TierraLuna Gardens. Here, you and your guests will feel at ease in a spectacular setting surrounded by nature. Our highly trained staff will be able to cater to all of your needs and make all your wedding ideas come to life, so you can live your fairytale wedding.
Garza Blanca has plenty of wedding entertainment ideas. Whether you love the idea of a jazz soloist, prefer a mariachi band, or look forward to a rockin’ DJ who will get your guests shaking their booties on the dance floor, we can put together any entertainment your heart desires.
Another option is to create your own custom wedding package. Talk to our wedding coordinators directly about your wedding ideas and they will help you plan the wedding of your dreams.
After the excitement of the wedding day has come and gone, it’s time to relax and enjoy the destination. Puerto Vallarta has so much to offer, so plan some activities to offer to your guests to help them make the most out of the trip.
It’s nice to send your guests off with a full stomach, and at the same time have one last get together with the whole group before everyone splits into smaller groups and goes their separate ways either heading home or heading out to enjoy the city. That’s why we recommend hosting a post-wedding brunch. We can arrange a special table for you at Blanca Blue, in your suite, or on the beach.
Tours & Excursions
We can help you book tours and excursions throughout Puerto Vallarta. Whether you want to go whale watching, fishing, paddle boarding, surfing, ATV riding, zip lining, or any other adventure tour, we can help you book it for your group. These kinds of activities are another part of what makes your destination wedding unforgettable.
Relax & Unwind
For those who prefer to relax after all the excitement, there are endless opportunities. If sitting by the pool sipping piña coladas and snacking on quesadillas sounds like your idea of paradise, we’ve got you covered. Another idea is to chill in your suite, lounging in the hammock on the terrace, taking in the view of the bay, taking an occasional dip in the jacuzzi, and ordering room service.
Do you have more wedding ideas that we haven’t listed here? Head over to our social media pages and let us know what you’d like to have as part of your wedding in Puerto Vallarta.