“Top 10 Tuesdays” – Top Mexico Wedding Destinations

May 20th, 2014

So after much deliberation with your fiancé, it’s been decided… you’re having a destination wedding! How incredibly adventurous! You’ve always been consumed by wanderlust and you’ve taken advantage of your big day to go all out. We don’t blame you for wanting to get away – in fact – let us inspire you some more!

Destination weddings are a fabulous idea for a number of reasons and you’ve already thought about it all. They allow you to have an incredibly intimate celebration with the people you love most, you can get away from your normal routine and let romance to take the lead, and most of the planning is already done for you. Resorts and hotels offer packages that keep the wedding planning stress to a minimum.

All you need now is the destination. No worries, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve researched popular destinations on Destination Weddings and have found Mexico to be almost perfect! So without further ado, here are our favorite picks for a Mexican Wedding Getaway!

 

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• Cabo San Lucas

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 Destination Weddings, the top rated wedding site for romantic getaways, describes Cabo San Lucas as a “formerly sleepy fishing village that blends stunning views of the desert, mountains, and beaches on the Baja California coast.” It was originally planned to be a vacation town so there’s plenty of top rated resorts, spas, and activities.

•  Cancun

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 Cancun is widely known as a worldwide party destination but this gorgeous city is much, much more than that. With friendly locals, numerous Mayan monuments, and breathtaking beaches and scenery, Cancun is destined to be a luxurious and romantic getaway.

 

•  Cozumel

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 Cozumel has always been a popular tourist destination because of it’s bright blue waters, abundant coral reefs, and vibrant night scene. The gorgeous scenery offers an incredibly romantic and intimate vibe, especially if you escape to Passion Island that’s removed from crowds. This is definitely the place to go if you’re looking for more privacy.

 

•  Riviera Maya

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Also located along the Yucatan peninsula is the Luxurious Riviera Maya. This region is “comprised of a number of smaller resort towns and villages, including Tulum, Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen, each with their own vibe.” With an endless list of activities, tourist attractions and white sandy beaches, this is definitely paradise on Earth.

 

•  Acapulco

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Acapulco was once known as the “playground for the rich and famous in the 50s.” So if the vibrant nightlife is what you’re after Acapulco is the place to go. It’s the largest beach in Mexico that offers dozens of daredevil excursions and beachside activities. Not to mention its gorgeous scenery and beaches. You’ll never have a dull moment in Acapulco.

 

•  Mazatlan

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Mazatlan is widely known as “Pearl of the Pacific.” And for Good reason! It blends historic areas with new and modern amenities. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a picturesque, rich, and quaint destination for the history buff in you.

 

•  Puerto Vallarta

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 Puerto Vallarta is gaining worldwide recognition for “highest rated resort towns.” Gorgeous beaches, bays, mountain views, and even a nearby tropical jungle in an exquisite location surround it. There’s so much beauty, wildlife, culture, and history to take in you’ll need more than 24 hours in your day to see it all.

 

•  Ixtapa

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 One of the jewels of Mexico’s Pacific coast, Ixtapa is “well-known for fishing charters and high-end golf courses and it epitomizes quiet and unassuming luxury.” This breathtaking resort town is home to exquisite wildlife and centuries old ruins. Ixtapa offers unparalleled luxury and wild excursions in one trip!

 

 •  Isla Mujeres

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 If laid back, private, and low key are your thing, Isla Mujeres is the ideal place for you. Translated to “Island of Women,” this stunning site offers quiet, secluded beaches and exquisite blue waters. Since it’s “discovery” by tourists, this region has seen a growth in popularity and interest, yet still has been able to maintain it’s laid back and small town charm.

 

•  Cuernavaca

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This gorgeous city is widely known for it’s near perfect weather and it’s rich culture and history. No wonder it’s called the “City of Eternal Spring.” There’s so much to see and do in this charming city full of historic buildings and archaeological ruins. It’s a stone’s throw away from the country’s capital, Mexico City, so you’ll have a chance to experience the hustle and bustle of one of the largest cities in the world and simultaneously relax and enjoy the charming and historic Cuernavaca.

Check out our Favors for Beach Weddings post to find the perfect favors for your getaway!

We’ve found that these spectacular Mexican cities have beautiful weather, world famous beaches and so rich in culture and history it’s so hard to say no to Mexico! Aaaanndd, your dollar is sure to go a longer way in Mexico than in other place so you’ll get the most bang for your buck on your big day.

Most of these regions require a valid passport and original copies of birth certificates annotated and translated by an authorized translator certified in Spanish to perform a civil marriage ceremony.

 

Destination Weddings is a great place to start when planning your big, romantic getaway.

Check them out and let us know your favorite picks!

 

“Top 10 Tuesdays” Favors for Beach Weddings

May 6th, 2014

It’s that time of the week again!

Today we’ve collected our top 10 picks for Beach Wedding Favors.
Beach weddings can be so fun and carefree; after all, shoes are not required. The sweet, cool breeze, the warm sun and being surrounded by people you love celebrating your big day. Only a cold drink could make that image perfect! To honor that laid-back vibe, we’ve selected our favorite little send-offs for the finishing touch.

 

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Personalized Strawberry Daiquiri Mix

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This favor is perfect because it gives you the freedom to design the label that’s perfect for your big day and it’s a great way for your guests to continue the festivities in your honor long after the wedding is over. It’s a refreshing strawberry blend that will take you back to the beach!

 

“Anchor” Nautical-Themed Bookmark

 

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One of this year’s hottest wedding colors is Dazzling Blue and hosting a beach wedding is a fantastic way of incorporating that color into your décor. It’s so vibrant and lively, and the perfect favor to complement this hue is the Nautical bookmark.

 

Flip Flop Bottle Openers

 

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You can never have enough bottle openers. They’re kind of like lip balms, somehow they always end up lost! This adorable flip flop bottle opener is perfect because not only is it practical, it’s adorable. If you and your guests are wearing flip flops most of the time then this favor is even more appropriate!

 

Stunning Beach-Themed Candle

 

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This candle is just too perfect. Is there such a thing? It has a tea light candle on top and a gorgeous underwater scene. It would look perfect laid out on the place setting and will be sure to stun your guests!

 

Brilliant Starfish Key Chain

 

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This starfish keychain is a subtle, small touch with a big impact. What an honor to have your guests use this keychain every single day, and every day be reminded of the fabulous time they had at your wedding.

 

Personalized Sunscreen

 

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It’s hot outside, the sun is shinning and your guests are enjoying themselves on your big day. This personalized sunscreen is a great way to protect their skin from sunburns while they share the joy in your big day. And more, it has natural ingredients, is completely portable with the clip that it comes with and It’s personalized! Triple win!

By the Shore Sand Dollar Coaster

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This coaster is so adorable, it looks like it was picked up right off of the beach! It’s perfect for your beach wedding if your guests spent a lot of time with their toes in the sand.

 

Seaside Sand & Shell Filled Globe Bottle Stopper

 

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Similar to the Stunning Beach-Themed Candle, this favor is too perfect? Can one be more perfect than the other? No, they’re equally amazing. This Bottle stopper has a gorgeous globe filled with sand and shells and it’s as if your guests personally combed the beach to bring back the beach home with them! It can be used again and again!

 

“Shells By the Sea” Shell Placecard holders

 

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We love these place card holders because they are authentic shells that create the perfect beach vibe to each of your tables. They’re dainty and shiny and are perfect as a gift to your guests as well! They can use these adorable shells and place their own photos at home.

 

Natural Bamboo Eco-Chic Coasters

 

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With their clean, streamlined design and cute packaging, your guests will be thrilled that they’re receiving a practical and Eco friendly favor! The natural bamboo makes it very durable so they can be used again and again at home.
What favors are you planning on giving for your beach wedding?
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Coco Chanel Inspired Bridal Shower

May 1st, 2014

If there’s one word that epitomizes elegance, style, and class it’s “Chanel.” No other word captures that luxury quite like Chanel does. Befittingly so, the Coco Chanel brand has become the ultimate symbol for chicness and sophistication. So we figured… hey! Let’s throw a Chanel Party! We’ve collected a few ideas for your next bridal shower and we’ve made sure they’re exquisite!

In the famous words of Ms. Coco Chanel herself, a lady should be two things, classy and fabulous.

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You want to be sure that every detail is accounted for and a good place to start is by selecting the perfect color scheme. The ideal colors for this theme are Black, White, Grays, and Blush. The decor and favors should go along with this color scheme to bring some cohesion to the event.

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The next step is to find the perfect elegant invitations to set the tone for your shower. The great thing about our invites is that they can be customized to suit the colors of your bridal shower along with coordinating envelopes and stationary.

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Details!  Details! Details!  

They say that the impact is all in the smallest of details so be sure to pay attention to all the little things. Sometimes it’s these little things that guests remember most.

Pretty Drinks!

Have a signature cocktail! Serve it up in long stem flutes with fruit for a gorgeous presentation.

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Use Blush and striped linens for the chairs, black pom poms and an overabundance of pearls and sparkly brooches. Lush flower arrangements would look so perfect in square shaped vases with Chanel’s signature scent label as table numbers.

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Chanel is synonymous with French Couture so you’ll want to include other Parisian details:

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Serve a fabulous cake so exquisite that you won’t even want to eat it!

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And a candy buffet with beautiful sweets will look so gorgeous. If you want to channel Chanel’s logo, it would look so adorable if you use the bride-to-be’s mirrored initials on the stationary

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A Champagne bar is a must!

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Show your gratitude to your guests with sweet and adorable favors!

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Fun games & activities 

A bridal shower isn’t complete unless there are fun things for your guests to do! Here are some ideas:

• Make your own scent

• Set up a fancy photo booth complete with fancy props like big hats, gloves, big sunglasses and feather boas

• Post a fancy scroll frame with a cork board and have your guests pin date night ideas

• Have a purse scavenger hunt

• Chanel Bingo!

• Scratchers

• Set up raffle prizes for the winners!

 

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What do you think of the Chanel Bridal Shower?  How would you make it fabulous?

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