Dreaming of a destination wedding in paradise? Mexico is a favorite among the many destinations available for couples wanting to say ‘I Do’ further from home. The availability of flights from the U.S., and the wedding venue options available make Mexico a top choice.
There are many options available for private wedding locations so you won’t have to worry about ‘resort onlookers’ or the guy in the speedo appearing in your wedding photos. Jungle locations, a tranquil cenote, a private beach club, and haciendas are just some of the options you can choose from. There are many locations in Mexico to choose from. Cancun, and the Riviera Maya. Los Cabos, where the sea meets the desert. Puerto Vallarta, and a new favorite, San Miguel de Allende. San Miguel de Allende is set high in the cool hills of the Sierra Madres, this colonial gem with cobblestone streets, and dramatic mountain sunsets are the perfect backdrop for a destination wedding.
Couples planning a destination wedding have the same questions that you do. How far in advance should we plan? Is a private location more money? Isn’t working with a destination wedding planner expensive? Why should we use a travel specialist for our group? How do we budget for everything? What is the best time of year for a wedding in Mexico?
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There are several wedding bouquet styles to choose from. Dreaming of a traditional or classic style? Looking for modern or contemporary? Want a WOW wedding bouquet? The 7 most popular styles can be customized for the look and overall feel of your wedding.
Traditional Bouquet Styles
Round – The most well-known of the wedding bouquet styles, this timeless and classic style focuses on flowers over greenery. A timeless arrangement which works well for modern and traditional weddings. This style includes just a few types of flowers, but using one type of flower is the most effective to keep it symmetrical.
Posy – A small compact arrangement that can be held in one hand. Their smaller size makes them a popular choice for your attendants and a perfect option for the bride who wants to show off her gown. A perfect choice for petite brides due to its compact size. This type of bouquet is often loose, and the flower stems tied together using ribbon or fabric.
Nosegay – Nosegays are an elegant and classic bouquet style that dates back to the Victorian era. Blooms are cut to the same length, and mixed with greenery. With many variations and interpretations to choose from, the nosegay has always been a very popular choice. A great option for bridesmaids’ bouquets due to its size.
Relaxed & Modern
4. Hand-Tied – This style offers a relaxed unpolished quality for a natural wedding. Loosely bundled together, combining flower stems of varying lengths, colors, and textures tied with ribbon to achieve that just picked look. This type of bouquet is perfect for a rustic, garden or boho-inspired wedding.
5. Cascade – This style features blooms spilling down from the center creating a waterfall effect, and finished with trailing ivy and fresh foliage. The cascade is very feminine, and invokes a fairy tale image; therefore a wonderful choice for a long flowing or princess style dress.
6. Biedermeier – Looking for something unique? A very unique bouquet made up of rings of flowers, each in a separate color. Options include using different types of flowers, or you can feature one type of flower in two or more colors.
7. Composite – A wonderful choice for a very modern wedding. It is constructed from the petals of several flowers which have been sewn, glued or wired together to create one over sized bloom. This style is elegant, and will definitely add some glamour to your wedding day. It can be quite expensive though, because of the skill it requires to make.
Things To Consider
Time of year – choose flowers that are in season
Location – choose flowers native to your wedding location or destination to help save on the cost
Style – If your wedding is intimate & relaxed, choose a wedding bouquet style that reflects the same feeling. The type of wedding bouquet you choose should compliment your wedding style
Is there a flower or flowers that hold a special symbolic meaning? Make sure to incorporate those in your bouquet
As a destination wedding specialist, I will help you navigate the many floral options available and help you choose the right bouquet style for your wedding. If you have been dreaming of a destination wedding in the Caribbean, Mexico or Europe, contact me to get started.
5 Simple destination wedding decorating tips that will save you money & personalize your wedding
Draw inspiration from your geographic location, or the type of music you like to listen to. Example, if you live in an area that is country, or if you really like country music, you can ask your guests attending your destination wedding to wear or bring with them cowboy boots and/or a cowboy hat. You can then use these items as the ‘vessel’ for your table centerpieces.
The destination itself can offer ‘free’ items for inspiration & you can enlist the help of family & guests and have them involved in the decorating process. A beach location offers a perfect setting for gathering seashells to place in candle holders for enhancing that beach feel, and after your wedding the shells can be returned back to where you gathered them from. Recycled & reused with no waste
When selecting flowers for your ceremony and reception, choose ones that are local to the destination. This will save you money.
What is your color scheme? Ask the ladies attending to bring a sheer scarf in your primary color. These can then be used as an overlay on your tables, or fashioned together as a table runner.
Ask each guest to bring a small votive candle, these can be used to decorate your tables and provide the ambiance you are looking for.
**You will need to check with your specific resort on their policies**
There are many other destination wedding decorating tips & ideas I have. Just ask me. You can also find inspiration on my Pinterest destination wedding board.