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Your Wedding Party Will Really “Party” at Your Island Wedding

It’s been so busy at Weddings in Vieques this week. Several new clients came on board with really big guest lists so I’ve been a busy girl finding venues, accommodations and rental cars to haul all their guests around the island. September is a dead month on Vieques, so it’s hard to reach people. Lots of folks close shop and head off the island for the whole month. That’s why it’s so easy to get really great deals on destination weddings during the off season, especially if you’re booking in advance. But that’s a topic for another blog entry — the Top Ten Reasons to Get Married During Hurricane Season.

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The Best Way to Preserve Your Wedding Bouquet if You’re Having a Destination Wedding

Hi everybody! Today’s topic is quick and easy. There’s only one good way to get your bouquet preserved if you’re having a destination wedding. I don’t usually recommend specific vendors in my blog, but this is the exception to the rule. The company is called Freeze Frame It and they’re based in Ohio.

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If You Build It, They Will Come — Or How to Get Your Guests to Travel to Your Destination Wedding

Hola to everybody reading my destination wedding blog! Today we’re talking about how to get your wedding guests to actually attend your destination wedding.

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Every Penny Counts — Getting Discounts on Commercial Airlines

Hello Brides and Grooms! It always surprises me that wedding couples so rarely ask me about helping to get them discounts with airlines and rental cars when we’re talking about the services I provide. It’s like nobody knows that the big airlines give group discounts for special events like weddings. Not all the commercial airlines offer discounts, and they don’t offer them all of the time — but it’s absolutely worth asking. Ten percent is a nice little savings when you figure how many of your guests will benefit from it.

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Tropical vs. Local Flowers — How to Choose the Best Wedding Bouquet for the Caribbean

Hi there! In my quest to work my way through my Top Ten Destination Wedding Tips, today we’ve arrived at #5 — what you need to know about choosing your flowers for a Caribbean destination wedding.

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Tips for Choosing the Best Wedding Gown for a Tropical Wedding

Hello everybody! I’m a destination wedding planner, so I’m supposed to know everything about the best way to get married in the Caribbean, right? So do me a favor, learn from my mistakes — don’t repeat them!

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Getting it in Writing from Vendors who Work on Island Time

We were lucky on Vieques Island last week — Hurricane Dean passed south of us and whomped the heck out of Jamaica instead of Puerto Rico. They weren’t calling for it to hit us, but we were inside the Tropical Storm Warning zone so we expected some heavy rain and high winds. We got a little bit of that on Saturday, but both Friday and Sunday were beautiful beach days.

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Minister in a Can? Finding a Wedding Officiant for Your Destination Wedding

I’m back as promised with more helpful tips for planning a destination wedding. Last week, I talked about the most important thing you need to do — IMHO — hire a wedding planner. This week we’re going to talk about your wedding officiant.

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Lynn Padgett and Brian Beisel (July 2007)

I was set on getting married on July 7, 2007 and wanted to do a beach wedding with just my husband and myself. Sandy heard about this through the grapevine and gave me a call. We met up the same week and by that time she had someone already lined up to marry us that […]

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