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Is a Puerto Vallarta Beach Wedding Right for You?
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July 28, 2011

After considering the pros or cons, if you think a beach wedding is right for you, please visit for information about getting married in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - So are you thinking about a beach wedding in Mexico or maybe getting married in some other exotic beach destination? There is nothing more special or memorable than saying "I do" with your toes in the sand.

Many couples who choose to get married on the beach do so for that very reason; it's something different... something you and your guests will never forget. However, a destination beach wedding is not for everyone, so you will need to consider the following pros and cons.

Why a Beach Wedding May be Right for You

It's a chance to do something different, something memorable for you and for your guests. A chance to make your wedding day stand out. A beach wedding allows you more creative freedom. It also gives you a chance to actually spend some quality time with your guests.

Depending on how the wedding is ultimately organized you might have up to 3 to 4 days with your guests before the wedding ceremony. Imagine spending several days with your family and best friends on vacation leading up to one of the most exciting days of your life.

You might save some money in the long run. It's not always true that a destination wedding will be cheaper than getting married at home, but in many cases you can save both money and the extra expenses associated with a beach wedding.

For example, as soon as you are pronounced husband and wife you will already be on your honeymoon. No waiting, no travel time. You are already there! You'll also have freedom to make your wedding truly your own. It can be traditional, very untraditional or a bit of both.

Why a Beach Wedding May Not be Right for You

You probably will not have as many guests at your wedding as you would at home. Not everyone will be able to take the time or have the money to spend on the trip. If you are trying to save money, this might be a good thing, but if you have dreamed of having an elaborate wedding celebration with hundreds of guests, you might be disappointed.

You will have to learn to be more laid back and relax about some of the details. Unless you can afford to make several trips to the location where you'll be getting married, you will have to leave some of the details up to persons that are far away - and possibly in another country. You'll have to be comfortable using email to plan your wedding.

A destination wedding is not always stress free. 'Bridezillas' should think twice before they undertake a beach wedding, since you may have some extra tasks, such as organizing extra events for guests at the wedding destination. You will also have to consider the weather and have contingency plans made. If you cannot accept that you wedding venue may have to change due to weather, then a beach wedding may not be right for you.

After considering the pros or cons, if you think a beach wedding is right for you, please visit for information about getting married in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Vallarta Vows has been organizing Puerto Vallarta beach weddings since 1986. We understand the simplicity of a beach wedding and the beauty of intimacy. All of our wedding ceremonies are custom tailored to meet your dreams and expectations.

We can customize your wedding from our menu of services to make your wedding memorable and affordable, whether it be just the two of you or with all of your family and friends in tow. We can also provide you with information on how to make your spiritual ceremony in Mexico legal in your home country. Let us help you plan the Puerto Vallarta beach wedding of your dreams.

Robin Manoogian is an ordained minister and wedding coordinator with over 20 years of wedding planning experience. She has been performing Puerto Vallarta beach weddings since 1986 and has married thousands of couples in the Banderas Bay area. Vallarta Vows offers a diverse array of services from creative ceremonies to affordable wedding planning.

For more information, send an email to weddings(at) or visit