10 Tips to Planning Your Dream Destination Wedding

At Dreams Resorts & Spas, we understand that planning a wedding can be stressful, especially if it isn’t being held close to home. To make things easier, we have compiled our top 10 tips for planning your dream destination wedding at Dreams Resorts & Spas!

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The  beautiful blue water of Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa makes for the perfect background for the perfect day.

1. Plan well in advance

Before choosing a destination, you need to know how many people you will be accommodating. When planning a destination wedding, it is critical to give your guests as much advance notice as possible. Start by sending out “Save the Dates” or a link to your personal wedding website at least 5-6 months before, so that they can have plenty of time to make travel plans.

2. Determine a budget

In planning any wedding, establishing a budget is extremely important. Talk with your significant other and decide on a reasonable price limit. It can be a rough estimate at first, but after getting quotes and choosing the venue, decide on a fixed number and stick to it!

3. Find your perfect destination

The location of your wedding determines not only the mood, but also the travel time and budget required for you and your guests. Dreams Resorts & Spas offers locations in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and, coming this November, Costa Rica and the Virgin Islands! With so many different venues and atmospheres available, be sure to do extensive research to narrow down your options and find the perfect location for you and your significant other!

4. Check the weather

Be sure to check the seasonal weather for the destination that you choose. Dreams Resorts & Spas are known for their year-round beautiful weather, but precipitation and temperature can vary mildly. Plan accordingly and research weather for the date you select.

5. Hire a wedding planner

Planning a wedding is stressful! Get some much needed extra help by working with our dedicated wedding coordinators who are all more than happy to help you deal with logistics and day-of event issues. Dreams Resorts & Spas offers an on-site wedding coordinator in each of our wedding packages to help you from start to finish. They will go above and beyond to make sure your wedding is everything you dreamed it would be.

6. Take a Trip

Consider taking a trip to the destination of your choice a few months before the wedding. This will give you the opportunity to check out the venue and meet your personal wedding coordinator to confirm details such as ceremony and reception spaces, accommodations for guests, catering, and floral arrangements. This is an optional trip, but highly recommended if it fits within your budget.

7. Research local marriage requirements

The laws for getting married in a different country can vary so be sure to research the legal requirements to avoid any last-minute complications!

8. Know what’s included

Dreams Resorts & Spas include various wedding packages for you to choose from in the planning stages. Be sure to review each option carefully to find the perfect fit for you, your significant other, and your family. Don’t be afraid to ask questions—that’s what our wedding coordinators are there for.

9. Take care of guests

Your guests are generously giving their  time and money to be at your destination wedding, so be sure to take care of them. In addition to arranging group rates for flights and rooms, give other important travel information, such as transport services, beforehand to keep their lives simple. It’s also a nice touch to give guests welcome bag gifts for their rooms, full of essentials for the trip, like suntan lotion, water and bug spray.

10. Don’t sweat the small stuff

Planning a wedding is complicated, and constant worrying will take away from the beauty of the day and the reason you are celebrating in the first place. If you feel like things are going wrong in the planning stages, just breathe. You have an on-site wedding coordinator by your side to handle the details and the amazing support of friends and family that are here to celebrate your happiness. Enjoy it every moment!

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Start your lives together at the stunning Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa!

Start planning the wedding of your dreams at Dreams Resorts & Spas!

Enjoy Italian Cuisine at La Trattoria at Dreams Punta Cana!

Explore the international array of specialty restaurants where reservations are never required at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa where guests can choose from six à la carte restaurants, a buffet and a café!  Your Unlimited-Luxury® amenities include all meals and today the spotlight is on La Trattoria Ristorante serving Italian Cuisine for lunch & dinner!  .

La Trattoria Ristorante

Hours for Lunch:  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m: Outdoor only, La Trattoria is serving a variety of specialty pizza, either to take out or eat in!  Guests can also enjoy the bar with unlimited drinks!

Hours for Dinner: 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m: Diners can choose to sit inside or outside and enjoy a marvelous a la carte meal with a variety of pasta options and gourmet pizza.  The bar is still open too for an evening cocktail!

Plan your stay at Dreams Punta Cana today with HOT HOT HOT savings!

 

Wordless Wednesday

If you weren’t hungry before, how do you feel after seeing this photo of delectably fresh seafood from Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa? Happy Wordless Wednesday Dreamers!

Embark on a culinary adventure at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa!

Embark on a culinary adventure at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa!

Take a peek at what’s going on at Dreams Resorts & Spas!

Some days you just need a little piece of paradise, maybe you’re having a rough day or just day dreaming about your upcoming stay with Dreams Resorts & Spas!  Thank you should check out our LIVE WEB CAMS and see what is happening right now!

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Check out these shots from the webcams at Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta, Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa and Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa.

Find our live web cams in the “Photos and Videos” section of each resorts site and enjoy digital sunshine and relaxation!  Check out the weather, see our special events,  or even look for your loved ones by the pool! You can  save an image or send to your friends via email or share with us on Facebook or Twitter!

Special Events Spotlight: Halloween & Oktoberfest!

The leaves, the chill, the scarfs…Fall is only a few months away whether you’re ready of not!  Before you run and stock up on rakes and hot cider we have another solution for you! Dreams Resorts & Spas provides Unlimited-Luxury® year round so see what we have planned for you this fall! It’s coming!

Halloween – October 31st

What’s spookier than a Dreams Resorts & Spas getaway with tons of activities and entertainment? Well, a lot of things but that doesn’t mean Halloween wouldn’t be the perfect time to visit!

It’s fun all day long with pumpkin carving and Halloween themes food & drink!  The Explorers Club has an action packed day planned for the kids complete with face painting and Trick-or-Treating throughout the resort! Make sure you pack a costume; we’ll dance the night away at a spooky Halloween Ball.  Check out this photo from last years’ celebrations at Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa!

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Oktoberfest

OKTOBERFEST IS BACK and the Dreams Entertainment team is ready to celebrate!  Join us all October long for bratwurst, pretzels with beer cheese and authentic deserts. Plus, there will be plenty of German beers on tap for the adults to enjoy! Stay tuned, we’ll have all the details soon! Looks like everyone at Dreams Tulum Resorts & Spas is ready to celebrate!

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We can’t wait to welcome the fall with the Unlimited-Luxury® only Dreams Resorts & Spas can provide. Join us and book now!

Happy Travel Quote Tuesday!

It’s all too easy to get caught up in the constant stresses and frustrations of everyday life. Do yourself a favor and get away with from it all with a stay at Dreams Resorts & Spas, the perfect place to spend quality time with the ones you love! Enjoy stellar service, spa treatments, gourmet meals and countless activities, all part of your Unlimited-Luxury® vacation. We’ll be waiting for you, cool drink in hand!

Reconnect with the ones you love with a vacation to Dreams Resorts & Spas.

Reconnect with the ones you love with a vacation to Dreams Resorts & Spas.

Dreams Las Mareas Welcomes Home the Costa Rica National Football Team!

If you don’t already know…Dreams Resorts & Spas is heading to Costa Rica!!! Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica opens November 1, 2014!  There are so many exciting things that Costa Rica has to offer but we wanted to take the time to highlight their most recent success and extend our congratulations to the Costa Rica National Football  Team for their tremendous success during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

 

Welcome Home from Dreams Las Mareas!

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