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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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Make Your Wedding Day All About You!

Finally! Number 10 — MAKE THE WEDDING DAY ALL ABOUT YOU!

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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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