Plan to have your destination wedding in Costa Rica. It offers a wide range of options. You and your guests will be delighted.
Destination weddings – Part 1: It could be the perfect solution for you
Today more and more people grow up in one or more cities, go to college in another city and get a job in yet a third city. Then when they decide to get married, they are marrying a person in the same situation… Why not make it some exciting place for them to vacation as well? Give them an excuse to go to someplace they have dreamed of visiting.
Destination wedding – Part 2: The legal aspects
Many wedding planners recommend that if you plan to have a destination wedding you should address the legal aspects of the wedding in the United States first and then have the spiritual/religious aspects of the wedding at the destination. This saves many of the hassles of dealing with a foreign bureaucracy.
Destination weddings – Part 3: The adventure before the wedding
Part of the fun of a destination wedding is that you and your guests get to explore the area normally before the wedding. Meghan Meehan from Our Costa Rica Weddings recommends 3 days or a long weekend for the ceremony itself. If you plan to turn it into a vacation in the same area as the ceremony, you need to plan for 4 – 5 days. If you would like to visit more than one location, you need to have 7 – 8 days.
Destination weddings – Part 4: The big day
ou really don’t have to make any compromises in your wedding day plans if you decide on a destination wedding in Costa Rica. Working with a team of professionals, Meghan Meehan, of Our Costa Rica Weddings, indicates that you can have your wedding in an exotic location and still have many, if not all, of the amenities that you desire.
India may have the Taj Mahal, but Costa Rica has the Mariana Chapel
The Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal who died in childbirth giving birth to the Emperor’s 14th child. It is a monument to love. It illustrates some of the finest art work of India.
The Mariana Chapel, in keeping with the Costa Rican sensibilities, is certainly much more modest, but it too is a monument to love.
La Paz Waterfall Garden and Peace Lodge have reopened
The Peace Lodge and Waterfall Gardens have also been a popular location for destination weddings. It has recently appeared on the Travel Channel as a “Honeymoon Hotspot International”.
The first four photos by Nataniel Corn of Balance Photography. The fifth photo is courtesy of the Mariana Chapel and the last by Donald Farris.