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Once you decide to have a destination wedding it’s time to find a TA (travel agent) to assist you.  All TAs are not destination wedding specialists and many have never handled a group.  So it’s very important to find someone that has your best interests in mind and has experience in destination weddings.  A good DW specialist can assist you in finding the perfect resort and destination for your wedding.

Some couples look for the cheapest rate, which TAs can provide as well, but by choosing the least expensive doesn’t mean that you will have a good experience or even save money.   A destination wedding is not the time to try DIY (do it yourself).  You need someone to assist you even though you may think you don’t!

It’s not like shopping for a car or a new pair of shoes where price is the only thing that matters when you are getting an object for your money. When you look for a photographer, accountant, child care, attorney, decorator, or any other professional for advice and to take care of something important to you, do you want the cheapest even though they may have no experience or haven’t worked with the resorts?  Many TAs work with the same suppliers and have the same or very similar rates, so if someone is giving you a much lower rate there may be a reason. Use the recommendations of other brides and ask for references.

There are no fees or additional costs for my services and I would be happy to help you plan your wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean.  Some of my favorite resorts are Hard Rock, Palace, and Secrets/Dreams/Now.  They all offer excellent comps and benefits to couples and have amazing, customizable wedding packages.

Have an amazing day!  And remember Price is what you pay, value is what you receive.

Cherie
Cherie@IslandVows.net

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Several of my favorite resorts have now started offering a Shaadi wedding package that includes all of your events.  Contact me for more information at Cherie@IslandVows.net

Resorts included are Secrets Maroma, Dreams Riviera Cancun, Dreams Tulum, and Now Sapphire.  The wedding managers at these resorts have completed training courses and are certified South Asian Wedding Specialists and will ensure the utmost attention and care will be placed on the the cultures and traditions of these wedding parties.  Below is a sample of included events.

shaadi wedding

Shaadi Package

Inclusive of 6 events over 3 days for 75 guests

Event 1, Evening 1:

Mehndi Evening (3 hour event)

Included in the evening:

  • Area for bride (and guests if desired) adorned with drapery and pillows
  • Cocktail tables with white linens
  • Delectable passed hors d’oeuvres (choice of 3)
  • Drink station serving non-alcoholic beverages, including a signature drink created by the wedding couple

Event 2, Evening 2:

Welcome Dinner / Sangeet / Garba (4 hour event)

Included in the evening:

  • Intimate stage area with colored draping and seating for two for the wedding couple
  • Appetizer station with a section of three options
  • Sumptuous buffet offering a complete salad bar and three entrée options (choice of variety of cuisine options)
  • Dessert station offering a selection of two scrumptious options
  • Tables with white linens and white linen-covered chairs

Event 3, Day 3:

Baraat

  • A dedicated on-site wedding coordinator will be on hand to help with the organization and direct the processional. The resort has many options available to the groom to make a grand and memorable entrance preceding the wedding ceremony.

Event 4 , Day 3:

Wedding Ceremony (1-1.5 hour event)

Included in the ceremony:

  • Elegant Mandap decorated with colorful backdrop and drapery
  • Choice of pillows or Tiffany style chairs for family members participating in the ceremony
  • Tiffany style chairs for wedding guests
  • Beverage station offering selection of cold water, juice and soda throughout the ceremony
  • Shoe check station provided for ceremonies held on the beach

 

Event 5, Day 3:

Post Wedding Ceremony Lunch (1.5-2 hour event)

Included in the lunch event:

  • Plentiful buffet serving a selection of 3 vegetarian menu options
  • Beverage station offering water, juices and soda
  • Dessert station with choice of two delicious options
  • Tables with white linens and white linen-covered chairs

Event 6, Evening 3:

Dinner Reception (4 hour event)

Included in the dream reception:

  • Intimate stage area with colored draping and seating for two for the wedding couple
  • Tables adorned with choice of colored linens and Tiffany style chairs
  • Delectable buffet complete with full salad bar, 5 vegetarian and 3 non-vegetarian entrée options expertly prepared by gourmet chef specializing in Indian cuisine.
  • Private bar with bartender serving top-shelf spirits, juices, soda and water
  • Dessert station and couple’s choice of Wedding Cake (selection to be provided by wedding coordinator)

Package selling price: $25,999 USD

Like all AMResorts weddings, these resorts offer complete customization options. For additional options, pricing for additional guests or more details on how to save the wedding date contact Cherie@IslandVows.net

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