Tag: destination weddings
photo courtesy of hawaiiwedding.net
Brides looking to do destination weddings on a budget have one more reason to cheer… for Paradise Maui Weddings is here! As the first “name your own price” wedding company, Paradise Maui Weddings is looking to create a once in a lifetime experience for all of their once in a lifetime brides.
With wedding packages starting as low as $400 and ranging to as high as your budget will allow, there’s really no limit to what you can do with your destination wedding besides the ones set by yourselves. Their packages include everything from in room hair and makeup professionals, authentic Hawaiian floral bouquet and lei arrangements, professionally edited photos and videos, as well as limousine services, pre-wedding planning, in-cred-i-ble ceremony locations and on-site assistance.
Seems pretty much perfect, right? It’s no wonder this type of event planning is more appropriate than ever considering the number of destination weddings – even during this economic plummet – have been on the rise for the past few years. While most couples think of destination weddings as an expensive splurge, it’s not always the case.
In fact, brides and grooms doing the destination scene more often than not report they actually save on overseas excursions! Because both the guest list, as well as the bottom line details are often cut for destination weddings, the final pricing can be significantly lower than the more traditional, hometown honey “do’s.” And according to “not-from-around-here” newlyweds it’s easier and more fiscally responsible to travel for nuptials than to stay at home and throw a big friends and family bash.
You know what? I’ll take their word on it, because Maui seems like a more than ahhhmazing place to set your wedding scene! So, if any of my beautimous brides-to-be out there are planning on diving head first into one of these destination dreams, don’t forget where you got the idea… and feel free to send said inspiration station an invite! I love Maui! Haha :)
And don’t forget, here at Marilyn’s Keepsakes, we have all the perfect Beach & Destination Wedding Finishing Touches to really make your day a dream come true!
October 20, 2010
If you’re looking to have a destination wedding that “art more lovely and temperate” than any other, do I have a suggestion for you…
Recently opened to the public, brides and grooms can now profess their nuptial love atop the iconic balcony made famous by William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. (Yep, you heard me right.) Part of the Capulet Mansion in Verona - or Juliet’s house – this incredibly famous veranda has unlocked its windows to the general public and gladly welcomes their love and marriage (and money.)
And while I’m still leery on Romeo & Juliet being the greatest love story of all time… <She’s a 13 year old girl. He’s a Renaissance player, and they both end up dead>… there is no denying that Shakespeare was a master at personifying love. Simply by picking up a feather tipped pen and jotting down a few thees and thous, this 16th Century sonnet seducer melted the hearts of women everywhere… then and now.
So, if you’re looking to have a Shakespearean styled wedding, simply strap on your fanciest tights, channel your inner poet and book a destination wedding that even the Montagues and Capulets would break bread to see :)
June 3, 2009
Since Heidi Klum and Seal’s wedding in May of 2005, they have gone back to the same location every year to renew their vows. (A bit excessive, perhaps… but that’s a whole other post.) Anyhoot… where is this mysterious location, one might ask?? It’s Costa Careyes, Mexico. Uh oh.
Looks like swine flu wins… again. As this will be the first year that Heidi and Seal won’t be making their way to the beautiful, sandy beaches of Mexico to say, “I do… (for the 5th time.)”
While I don’t have any true affiliation with Heidi and Seal or any of their nuptial excess, I do know that swine flu seems to be causing more than its fair share of wedding destination disasters. My heart goes out (and even breaks a little) to any and all of you dealing with such troubles. There’s enough to worry about going wrong on your big day without the onslaught of some viral outbreak. I mean, honestly? It’s like a heinous set up for the WORST romantic comedy ever.
I wish you all the best, and please know that I am now an eternal cheerleader for the Big Bad Wolf… I’m glad he blew down all the piggy houses. Serves them right. Chaos causing porkers.
May 4, 2009