Planning a destination wedding has come a long way and is now actually easier to plan than a wedding at home. Here are a few questions you may be asking yourself:
How will I decide on my resort and location?
This is often the most difficult part of planning a destination wedding. Our best advice here is to find a travel agent that specializes in planning destination weddings. Anyone can book a trip. Planning a destination wedding for 20, 40 or 100 guests takes a completely different set of skills. Need a recommendation? Reach out to one of the award-winning agents at Romance Travel Group. Destination weddings are our passion!
Will my guests attend?
Most of your guests will be thrilled at the idea of a vacation with you! Some will be concerned about cost or safety. Your agent will communicate with your guests, answering all their questions and making sure they know everything they need for their trip. Trust us… your guests will RAVE about your wedding. Many destination wedding groups start traveling together every year because they had such a great time at the wedding. They will have a great time!
How much will all this cost?
Legit question! We often say that the couple can expect to pay under $10,000 for the trip, ceremony and reception. This can vary, of course, but it is a good estimate. Your guests can expect to pay about $1100 for a 3 night/4 day all-inclusive experience.
With the resort so far, how can I ensure I get what I want?
Most resorts have wedding departments with a team of coordinators on-site that will execute your vision. You can send them photos, Pinterest boards, spreadsheets, etc, and they will recreate the wedding of your dreams. Just about anything you see at local weddings can also be done in destination.
Who is going to help with all the travel plans?
Remember that destination wedding travel expert we mentioned? She will work with each guest to create the trip that works best for them. Some guests will make a week-long vacation out of their trip, while others will only be able to sneak away from 3 nights. No problem! Your agent will handle all the details so you don’t have to.
How will I know what needs to be done?
Your travel expert and the wedding coordinator will ensure everything has been considered and your big day is executed perfectly. Together, they’ll help you through all the steps and decisions that need to happen. You’ll be amazed at how seamlessly everything comes together.
Did we answer some of the questions you were wondering? We hope so! We know how overwhelming it can seem at first, but we are here to help you through it all. The first step is filling out our destination wedding questionnaire, below. Can't wait to chat soon!
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With a stunning beach, modern rooms, and picturesque venues, Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres is THE resort for destination wedding groups that want to blend together an adult’s only experience yet accommodate families of all ages as well.
Located about 25 minutes north of the Cancun airport, this oasis is nestled along a white sand, natural beach amongst postcard worthy teal water, with views of Isla Mujeres along the coastline. The subtle and simple décor throughout this property incorporates local flair mixed with modern yet tropical touches that makes you instantly feel immersed on a tropical escape.
Rooms - Spacious and modern rooms incorporate regional décor with fresh, simple, and airy aesthetics throughout. Offering two sections, the upgraded Elegance Club rooms are for guests 18+ and offer Butler service, a private Club lounge, various pools and swim up bars, as well as a private beach area…the ultimate elevated experience. The family section showcases the same design and furnishings, but the sections are separated by a natural fence and uniquely braided wristbands. Bonus - all wristbands double as a room key fob so no worrying about forgetting your key card in the room or finding a place to stash it while at the pool!
Staff - Ready at the drop of a hat and always with a smile, the bellmen eagerly await arrivals in the spacious lobby, the dedicated waitstaff at the restaurants and bars are continually ready to serve your next request, and the butlers within the Elegance Club will move one step ahead of you, offering what you don’t even realize you need! The pool and resort entertainment team is the ultimate hype squad - weekly foam parties, daily pool relays, beachside yoga are just a few offerings guests can participate in. However, if lounging is more of your style, there are plenty of loungers scattered amongst the pool or beach as well to take in the breathtaking backdrops. No matter where you are relaxing throughout the resort, guests are sure to feel the genuine, warm, and attentive hospitality.
Food/Bars - Offering various types of cuisines throughout the day and night, there is something for every guest at all turns. Each restaurant embraces the style of cuisine with refined furnishings and updated variations on traditional fare. The nightly buffet is an easy choice when you can’t narrow down a craving (everything from an extensive nacho bar to sushi and make-your-own miso soup but be sure to not miss a classic margarita at El Mariachi Loco while sitting on their terrace overlooking the nightly entertainment in the plaza.
Weddings - With the wedding team on site, your day is sure to go off without a hitch. The planning process includes a detailed wedding form that outlines every element you envision for your big day! The team here follows your direction and vision rather than bringing design ideas to choose from. Everything they set up and design for your day is taken directly from the form - it is an essential guide to be filled out between you and the team each time you talk as it will dictate your dream day, with no aspect to be missed. Each wedding is sure to be unique and tailored to the couple, offering unique WOW factors such as water drums, cigar rolling, a mariachi band or a specialized Circus or Impersonator show. Multiple ceremony venues include a unique garden gazebo that commands center stage with its unique 360° circular setup; the idyllic beach which also offers a second gazebo venue with a boardwalk, providing a the best of both worlds for couples who want the beach wedding without actually being in the sand; Lastly, the ultimate view is at the Sky Terrace with your guests sitting amongst a pool providing never-ending views of the crystal blue sea and powder sand behind you as you say “I do.” Coming soon: a pier is set to be built that will be the quintessential venue for a destination wedding.
If you want to say “I do” to Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres, we are your experts! With the established partnership we have cultivated with their teams, we are here to help you with every step towards the aisle - you just need to decide which aisle is your favorite at this gorgeous resort!
Yes, it's true - there's a wedding resort for EVERYONE! Read on to see our recommended resorts for each type of destination wedding group.
Adult Only: El Dorado Royale
Young Kids: Azul Beach
For Foodies: Unico 2087
Party Crowd: Hard Rock Cabo
Luxury Minded: Grand Velas
Looking for something that is not on our list? Feel free to hit the button below to get in touch and we'll chat through it together!
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