Can you help plan other things to do while we are in Puerto Vallarta?
Vallarta Weddings can assist in planning group activities around the time of your wedding such as rehearsal dinners, water and land tours, golfing or attending a spa. Remember, your wedding can double as a vacation for everyone who attends.
If we have a wedding party and guests can we get a special hotel rate?
Vallarta Weddings has relationships with some of the areas best hotels and can help you with obtaining group rates for you and your guests that are coming with you. Please note: There are a minimum amount of rooms required to obtain a group rate.
I would like to use an outdoor location for my ceremony. What happens if it rains?
We always arrange a back-up plan during the rain season in Puerto Vallarta. The rain season months are from early to mid June to mid October. The high season / low season months are June 1 to September 31 (low season rates) and October 1 to May 31 (high season rates)
How do I find my wedding location from where I am now?
When you book your wedding with Vallarta Weddings, we will provide you with access to a website of information and photos of the best locations and wedding services recommended for your wedding. It includes extensive information about, photographers, musicians and band sound clips, maps and directions for the locations.
Are you a member of a professional association?
What types of training have you had?
How many years have you been planning weddings?
All in PV?
How many weddings have you coordinated?
Can I have I list of the 5 most recent weddings & contact info?
Do you speak Spanish?
How long have you lived in PV?
Do you have recommendations for the following:
Local Transportation (limos)
Music- Ceremony & Reception
What type of day-of services do you provide?
What type of assistance do you offer for decorations?
How are you paid? Fee or hourly?
What is your payment schedule?
Have you coordinated weddings at Le Kliff before?
Do you communicate well via email?
Will you assemble OOT bags & deliver?
Will you meet the guests at the airport?
Will you confirm with the vendors
Will you handle guest problems (sickness, lost items)?
Do you assist with the rehearsal?
Will you coordinate the ceremony & procession?
Will you help set up the reception?
Tips for Destination Weddings
Send a Save the Date Letter
If you are planning on inviting guests, consider a “Save the Date” letter. Invitations are commonly sent eight to twelve months before the event. Keep in mind they will need to make travel plans and also get time off work to attend. A friendly little form letter with pertinent info (place and date) will do nicely. If you have a hotel you would like everyone to stay at, you should include that as well. You may want to send out a package to your guests about 3-4 months ahead of time, which can include information about the Puerto Vallarta area and climate. Be sure to include information about the wedding time and type of clothing.
Let Some Things Go
If possible, your destination wedding should also act as a vacation for you both. Try not to get so caught up in the little details that you can’t enjoy your time. Figure out what’s important to you, and label the rest of it “small stuff” that you won’t sweat. That will free you up to sightsee, relax, play, and do what all of your guests are doing!
Plan Your Packing
When buying your dress, get advice on how you should pack your dress for travel. Make sure you have the right-sized suitcase or box ahead of time. If you’re flying, plan to carry it on. You may even want to call your airline ahead of time and let them know you’ll be bringing it with you. Ask your coordinator for an appointment to have your dress steamed for when you arrive in town.
Make Reservations Early
Many hotels are booked months in advance, especially during peak travel seasons. Encourage your guests to make reservations as soon as they receive the information from you (or as soon as they know they are able to attend).
weather, emergency numbers, property rentals, tours and activities,
Destination Wedding Packing Tips…
Before packing lay out everything and put together your outfits to be sure you have what you need. Include your shoes and all other accessories as well.
Pack LIGHT. Lugging around a huge suitcase is not romantic and does not allow you to enjoy your trip to its fullest. Choose comfortable clothes you can mix and match. [Don’t forget shorts and bathing suits]
Bring only clothes that fit, flatter and feel good. Your honeymoon is not the time to bring an outfit that you hope works for you.
Make sure to pack outfits that can be dressed up. Accessories take up a lot less room than clothes and can take you from day to evening.
Include sparkly earrings and strappy sandals for those romantic dinners. Tennis shoes and a hat are always good for daytime activities.
Pack an excellent daypack that can hold maps, guidebooks, cameras, wallets and a bottle of water while you are sightseeing.
Don’t forget to pack essential items such as sunscreen, bug repellent, anti-itch cream, extra batteries, a mini-sewing kit, first aid kit, etc.
Pack a collapsible bag to carry home all of your wedding gifts, honeymoon momentos, souvenirs and purchases.
Pack romantic extras – bring along your favorite CDs, massage oils and lotions, sexy lingerie, candles . . . be creative and have fun!
Pack a surprise gift. There’s nothing like finding a beautifully wrapped gift on a pillow your first night together as husband and wife.
Remember to pack some of your things in each other’s luggage, and a few essential items – underwear, toiletries and valuables – in your carry-on bags, just in case one of your suitcases gets lost in transit.
Make sure your name, home, and vacation address are on a luggage tag and somewhere inside the bag as well.
Photocopy your passport and important documents and make a list of credit cards and traveler’s check numbers. Keep photocopies and lists in a secure place and leave a copy with friends/family at home.
Mark your luggage with a distinguishing ribbon or tag. 90% of all bags are now black. Tie on a colored ribbon or wrap a special colored luggage wrap around your bags to set you apart.
Be sure to place your airline tickets, hotel confirmation, passports and travel documents in a place where you won’t forget them.
Where should we get married? Puerto Vallarta Mexico!
Where the Sierra Madre mountains serve as the backdrop to the Bay of Banderas, one of the largest bays in the world, you will find the beautiful coastal Mexican city and beach resort of Puerto Vallarta Mexico. With it’s palm lined beaches, festive nightlife, spicy food, strolling mariachis and brilliant flowers in bloom, Puerto Vallarta is the perfect setting for your wedding. Many top International bridal magazines rank Puerto Vallarta, Mexico one of the top five destination wedding locations in the world. Wether your style is barefoot on the beach or dressed to the nines amid elegance from colonial to contemporary, a Puerto Vallarta wedding is a unique, exotic and truley romantic experience.
Since 1999, Vallarta Weddings has had the pleasure of coordinating hundreds of weddings, ranging in size from small gatherings of friends and family to large gala events with over a hundred guests.
Vallarta Weddings can make arrangements for religious, civil and non-denominational ceremonies for all faiths for both small and large weddings in Puerto Vallarta. We offer a professional planning service assisting you in finding the perfect location for your wedding, such as a luxury beach front villa, picturesque restaurant or a 5 star hotel. We arrange beautiful flowers, state of the art videos, limousines, hair & make-up services in the privacy of your hotel or villa, a professional caterer or exquisite romantic dinners for after your ceremony. We will also personally assist you in obtaining your marriage license. Your large or small intimate wedding may be performed at sunset along a beautiful secluded beach or perhaps in a lush tropical garden overlooking Banderas Bay.