Going to Cancun!

Giong to Cancun

Written by:
Monique Brigham
Plumeria Breezes Travel
www.plumeriabreezestravel.com

Every year more and more couples are opting for destination weddings over traditional ones. Whether you want a sexy and fun wedding in the Caribbean or a romantic and serene wedding in Santorini, Greece, a destination wedding can save you a lot of money and hassle. Not only will you already most likely be at your honeymoon location for your destination wedding but you will have a lot less guests to worry about if you have any guests at all.
One destination wedding location I recommend to my clients in my travel business is Cancun. Now, before you shut it down in your mind as just a spring break hot spot for drunk college students, consider the fact that Cancun is known for its white sand beaches, gorgeous views, bright blue water and resorts with world class accommodations. With that said, here are some of my ideas for a wonderful destination wedding in Cancun:

1

Go for an all-inclusive resort. My goal when working with clients is to give them the most bang for their buck. That is one reason why I love all-inclusive resorts. I thoroughly enjoy finding amazing experiences that exceed your every desire but not your budget. With an all-inclusive resort you know exactly what you are paying for upfront and you know you won’t have to worry about budgeting while on your trip.

Some of the all-inclusive resorts I recommend in Cancun are the Hard Rock Hotel (Yes, they do all inclusive packages there too!), Dreams Riviera, Jade Riviera, Now Sapphire Riviera, Secrets Capri Riviera, Secrets Maroma Beach and Secrets The Vine Cancun. At an all-inclusive resort your drinks, your meals, a lot of your entertainment, your room and board are all included in one fee. Each of these resorts is four-star AAA rated and offers top notch luxury from the moment you arrive.

2

Travel during the peak season. There is a reason December to April is peak season in Cancun. Peak season is when the weather is near perfect every single day. The only time I would suggest avoiding Cancun is mid-March to early April when those pesky spring breakers I spoke of earlier make their way into town.

3

Expect a lot of paperwork and red tape for your wedding. For a wedding in Mexico to be recognized as legal in the United States you will have to submit an application and a blood test and wait for approval for a wedding permit. A way to bypass this paperwork is to get married in a U.S. court and have a commitment ceremony in lieu of a “wedding” ceremony when you get to Mexico.

4

Buy travel insurance. Even though the weather is near perfect during the time I recommend couples get married in Cancun, anything can happen. You don’t want some unforeseen event ruining your wedding and costing you money you can’t get back.

5

Choose a reputable travel agent to handle your trip. With the rise in popularity for destination weddings also comes a rise in scams and nothing is worse than thinking you have a flight planned and a room reserved only to learn you’ve been duped. Get references and do your homework!

 

I believe that these tips and ideas will get you on the right track in planning for your big day. Good luck in your upcoming nuptials. I hope that your destination wedding will be the best experience of your life!

 

Win $500 Gift Certificate!!

#showyourloveexpo #NWwedExpo - Win our Social Media Contest

CALLING ALL BRIDES!!

The Tacoma Fall Wedding Expo is just around the corner, and in anticipation we are currently hosting a Social Media Contest for our brides!

Spread the word and share fun photos with the hashtag #showyourloveexpo and #NWwedExpo now! The bride with the most likes and/or shares WINS a $500.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE to The Wedding Bell, in Tacoma.

Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter email the brides you name it.

Don’t forget the hashtag -
#showyourloveexpo & #NWwedExpo

Examples of postings could be:

 

>> SEE OUR PREVIOUS WINNERS HERE

 

 

What Brides think about Wedding Professionals

What Brides Think About Wedding Professionals

 

Secret results of the  Brides Panel!

On June 10, 2014 We(Bridesclub) met with brides seeking insight from the perspective of the bride.  We discussed relationship with vendors, expectations, sales approaches, preferences of wedding planning, priorities and much more. They let us know how we size up regarding our behavior and our marketing, here are those results:

  • Vendors scored a 6.5 out of 10 on keeping their promises
  • Brides related several stories on how they’ve had to fire wedding professionals for saying one thing and doing another
  • Brides do not want to fill out vendor registration forms online, they find it a nuisance to have to fill out 30 of them and they are unsure of where their personal info goes
  • Brides are frustrated that local wedding professionals promise to be current, but it isn’t reflected on their website. Website must be up to date and it must be mobile
  • All brides stated that they have planned most of their wedding off of a mobile device
  • Brides reported several fantastic stories of wedding professionals going above and beyond making them to feel comfortable while helping them to find other services they need. That added value does not go unrecognized.
  • The amount of time it takes for wedding professionals to get back to them is unsatisfactory. They report that they expect to hear back within 48 hours, however many report not hearing anything for 3 or 4 days and some even take up to 2 weeks to get a quote.
  • Hair and make-up seems to be most frustrating service. There are not enough of them and the ones available seem to be poor communicators
  • Vendors are not keeping their social media up to date and brides are not finding the information that they want to find.
  • Quality and customer service were top priority to the brides when seeking a wedding professional, price was not.
  • Current top 3 priorities, in order of importance, are: Facility, food, and honeymoon
  • Honeymoon destinations included Europe, Greece, London, Hawaii
  • Most brides were planning unplugged weddings and even expected their guest to remain unplugged even into the reception.

 

We will be hosting another brides panel in Tacoma and in Honolulu shortly stay tuned for more information!

Don’t forget about our upcoming shows!

Hawaii July Bridal Expo
July 25-27,2014
http://bridesclub.com/Hawaii-Bridal-Expo-July.php

Tacoma Fall Wedding Expo
Sept. 13-14,2014

http://bridesclub.com/Tacoma-Fall-Wedding-Expo.php

Everett Fall Wedding Expo
Sept. 20-21, 2014

http://bridesclub.com/Lynnwood-Everett-Fall-Wedding-Expo.php

Bellevue Wedding Expo
Oct. 4-5, 2014

http://bridesclub.com/Bellevue-Wedding-Expo.php