Why you should have your Wedding in Puerto Rico
Getting married is one of the biggest events in anyone’s life, and choosing the right venue is one of the biggest decisions couples need to make. More and more couples are choosing to get married out of their home town, and destination weddings are more popular than ever.
But how do you choose the best destination, which one will work for you, and the biggest question of all, will you be able to afford it? A destination wedding is popular because of the distance; it cuts out much of the drama and pressure, and overbearing involvement from well-meaning but often unwelcome family members.
Couples have a better chance of getting what they want for their special day if they choose a wedding venue far away from home, on a romantic tropical island. A destination wedding can also save you plenty of money, as guests will have to fork out the airfare, accommodation and other costs from their own pocket, which in turn keeps those free loading aunties at home, where couples would prefer them to be.
Puerto Rico – a Caribbean Paradise
Puerto Rico, off the coast of southern America, neighbor to the Dominican Republic and the US Virgin Islands, has emerged as one of the most popular wedding destinations in the Caribbean. Definitely not as crowded as other high tourist traffic areas of the region, Puerto Rico has everything any couple could possibly want for their wedding.
An enviable climate, glittering azure waters that roll in and out seductively on breath taking velvet cashmere beaches, soft, swaying coconut palms, jaw-droppingly beautiful sunsets, private, intimate terraces, manicured tropical gardens and the very best world class service, plus experienced and professional wedding planners to cater for your every need.
Whether you are after a glorious three-day extravaganza, with a full banquet, choir and orchestra, or a small barefoot ceremony for a handful of special guests on the beachfront, or even a funky breakfast wedding ceremony in one of the historic Spanish Colonial buildings, Puerto Rico has it all.
Puerto Rico has world class wedding planners who can arrange anything from flowers, string quartets, hair, make up, photographers, DJs, live bands, a marriage officer, or even a venue for a wedding ceremony in an historic old church, that is centuries old.
After the wedding
And the best part is, once you have enjoyed the most romantic and heavenly event of your life, and all your guests have left for home and said goodbye, you and your newly betrothed won’t need to go far at all to start your honeymoon.
Explore the glorious island of Puerto Rico, go swimming with dolphins, have a luxurious and romantic picnic on the beach, sail out on the stunning ocean seas, hire a private yacht charter, have a spa day and enjoy massages and champagne on the beach – the world is your oyster, and the island of Puerto Rico has everything you could possibly want and more.
Even if you are on a budget, which most bridal couples are, the experienced wedding planners in Puerto will put together a tailor made package for you and your loved one, so that you may have the perfect wedding and honeymoon of your dreams.
There are some of the most sensational places on the island to choose from for your spectacular wedding of a life time. The island is beautiful in every corner, and whatever style of wedding you want, is possible here.
Here are 3 of the most romantic ideas for your ideal wedding venue.
The Botanical Gardens – University of Puerto Rico
With more than 300 sprawling acres of flora and fauna from all over the world, you can have your dream wedding photography done here on the beautiful Japanese bridge surrounded by the glittering pond, water lilies and a perfectly manicured Japanese Garden. The stunning Monet Garden is perfect if you are bringing over a large wedding party. You can get married in the beautiful gardens surrounded by waterfalls, sculptures, fountains, lakes and more than 63 different species of birds.
Old San Juan
The ancient Spanish Colonial architecture that is centuries old sprawling over the romantic and intoxicating region of Old San Juan is the perfect place for a glorious and memorable wedding. Brightly colored buildings, 400 year old churches, winding streets of knobbly cobblestones, and an undeniable mystical romance just oozes from every corner of the city. Your wedding photographer will have a hard time containing themselves when trying to pick the most beautiful spot.
This is another incredible venue for lovers of the outdoors, and where better to get married than in the very heart of Puerto Rico’s famous tropical rainforest at El Yunque. Say your vows on the fringes of a trickling mountain pool, on top of a rugged hilly outcrop, or from the luxurious location of one of the world class rainforest resorts. There is more excitement to be had at the La Mina Falls, where the bride and groom can take the concept of ”Trash the Dress” to new heights.
Get married in a cave, or head out to a small private island and arrive to your wedding on an old, rustic fishing boat, have a bonfire on the beach or take it all the way to the top with an elite wedding banquet a celebrity would be proud of at Puerto Rico has everything you could possibly want and more.
Post contributed by Andrea Jones, on behalf of ChilliSauce.co.uk – Event coordinators and providers of hen and stag do ideas in the UK and Europe. Andrea is a freelance writer. She has extensive experience as an events coordinator.