The Wedding Of Pam & Jan-Kess in Blue Venado

We are super excited to share with you the wedding of Pam & Jan-Kees!! We planed this event for 6 months, Pam from Leeds in England, Jan-Kees  from  Amsterdam and us from Playa del Carmen and we never struggled with the time difference! They had a very clear vision of their big day: A very relaxed party where they could have a great time with their friends and family who they don’t see very ofter or had even years to not see.  They looked for a private venue by the beach with the Caribbean feeling surrounded by coconuts and palm trees  and we immediatly thought of Blue Venado and they loved it (!!) and we start planning everything from zero. The color palette they chose was blush, dusty rose, gray and navy blue, we loooove it! It gave a touch of romanticism and elegance to the laid back celebration and we tried to incorporate in all the details, like Pam’s bouquet with tulips, roses and dusty miller with a navy ribbon. Introducing Mr. & Mrsa. Rem Rodríguez!!! Instead of a regular guest book, they chose a wish tree with a twist: they asked all of their guests to bring postcards […]

How To Say NO When Your Guests Ask You For Extra Invitations

You can’t imagine how many times our couples have asked us about this subject! at a wedding, whether it is in a foreign destination or at home, there are always those uncomfortable guests who want more invitations to take their son with their wife, their litle children, a very good friend, their mother, a recent girlfriend etc. And in some way it is very common in destinations weddings since most of the guests take a little vacation and want to kill two birds with one stone but beware… That does not mean that you should say yes and increase your guest list with people who may not know or are not special to you. It will seem incredible how inconsiderate people can be but perhaps they are not aware that each plate and each seat has an additional cost, (not to mention the seat assignment) and for them it is very easy to add “only one person” Normally the guests who should be invited with a +1 are married couples, guests with long-time relationships and people who will not know anyone at the wedding. So, how can you say no to the guests who ask for more invitations? (Because believe […]

How to Make a Service Book For Your Catholic Wedding

Como elaborar el misal de tu boda catolica

The preparation of a service book for a Catholic wedding celebration is very important as it is a guide for all the guests to follow closely the readings, songs and what is said during the ceremony. It is an even more useful tool in destination weddings where guests sometimes come from different countries and speak different languages; the mass is celebrated in only one language, either Spanish or English, and in the serivice book you can write the translation of each reading, psalm and moment so that everyone is involved! Remember that the first thing you should do is check with the church or parish priest if they have any type of missal they normally use in the ceremonies they officiate, so you can take a sample and make changes in names, dates, readings and phrases. In addition, you should combine it  with the rest of the stationery of your event to give it an even nicer touch. The missals can be placed in each place of the church or at the entrance in a basket for each guest or couple to take one; You can also ask one of the bridesmaids to distribute them among the guests before the celebration begins. […]

5 Tips For Your Destination Wedding

BEAUTY & STYLING  Bridal makeup and hairstyle The weather in the Caribbean is hot and humid, even in winter so we recommend you use a natural make up to highlight your best features and think about an updo hairstyle to avoid frizz.   Bridal gown and groom’s attire Choose the dress wisely, go for lighter and fresh fabrics, avoid the big ballroom, princess  dresses because you could be uncomfortable. The groom doesn’t necessarily need to wear a suit, if you want an elegant wedding choose light color suits like ivory, light gray, beige or if you are having a more laid-back event he could wear just the vest or perhaps a linen shirt (guayabera with cotton or linen pants.   Shoes If your wedding is by the beach, don’t wear high heels or because the heel will get stuck in the sand. Choose a cute and comfy pair of sandals or even barefoot with a lovely piece of foot jewelry.                                     WELCOME BAGS     Give useful welcome bags   Welcome bags are a great way to say “thank  ou” to all the people who traveled to be with you on your special day, but what to include? Think […]