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Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette for Destination Weddings

Hello Brides! Let’s do a quick review of destination wedding etiquette for rehearsal dinners. It’s a question I get asked about all the time.

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Oh Goody! It’s a Goody Bag!

Have you ever traveled to attend a friend or family member’s wedding and received a welcome bag upon your arrival? Isn’t it fun to dig into the bag and find snacks and wine and other little presents?

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Hurricane Season Weddings in the Caribbean

Hi everyone! I wish I had a dollar for every bride who didn’t want to get married in the Caribbean during hurricane season — I’d make a mint. In fact, almost every bride asks about what the weather will be doing during whatever time they’ve chosen to get married, and they’re usually surprised when I say it’s safe to get married in Vieques pretty much every time of year.

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Children at Destination Weddings — to Invite or to Exclude? That Is the Question.

Hello Brides and Grooms! My blog has been a bit behind this past week or so because my webmaster, Cathy Wilson, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl just a few days ago. Congratulations to Cathy and her husband Ben on the birth of Sarah Elizabeth Wilson, 6 lbs. 14 ounces. Both mother and baby are doing well, but it’ll probably be a few days yet before she gets back to posting my blog for me. I think this is why she wants to teach me to do it myself.

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Top 15 Reasons to Have Your Destination Wedding on Vieques Island

Hi everybody! I’m feeling a little silly today so I thought I’d do a top ten for your entertainment. Here are 15 Reasons to Have Your Destination Wedding on Vieques Island.

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Send a Destination Wedding Save-the-Date Your Guests Can Use!

I love it when my brides come up with brilliant new ideas. And I share them with my other brides when I think it would work for them. Today’s blog features a really creative Save-the-Date card by Jen Shen and her fiancé Mike Phelan (Vieques wedding date: August 30, 2008).

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Destination Wedding Hair-Do’s and Hair-Don’ts… Nails and Makeup too!

It’s a beautiful day on Vieques Island! The big Martineau Bay hotel on Vieques closed at the end of August for an enormous planned renovation. Supposedly, it will be a W Resort and Spa when it re-opens in a few years. That’ll be posh — but totally un-Vieques. So it will be interesting to see how it impacts the island. Meanwhile, it’s already having an impact on wedding planning because they also closed the spa and salon that we wedding planners had come to rely on!

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A Primer on Destination Wedding Invitation Etiquette

Hello Brides and Grooms! I spent the day on the beach at Sun Bay today — there couldn’t have been more than 30 people along the whole mile-plus stretch of beach. The water was perfect — not too warm like it can be this time of year — and there was a breeze that kept me from getting too hot while I stretched out and read bridal magazines. Yes, I read them. I also subscribe to them. It’s homework for a wedding planner. As I flipped through a Puerto Rican bridal magazine ($17.95 — what the heck is that about?), I came up with today’s topic.

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Sand Blending Ceremonies: A Great Alternative to the Unity Candle on a Breezy Beach

Hey there! When I got married in Vieques more than three years ago, nobody had ever heard of doing a sand blending ceremony. I read it about it in some random bridal magazine and tore out the article, and then did some digging online to find the only three or four web sites that had anything about it.

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Are You a Good Candidate for a Caribbean Destination Wedding?

Hi everybody! I’ve gotten behind on my blogging again — my apologies! It’s been a busy week. I’m in the process of actively planning eight different weddings right now, both in Vieques and in Old San Juan. One of them is particularly challenging, but it led me to my topic tonight — how to know if you’re a good candidate for a destination wedding.

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