Friday, May 19, 2006

Riviera Maya Journal #10 - Weddings - Larry Widen

In addition to its allure as a vacation destination, Riviera Maya is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for weddings and romantic vacations. In a recent survey, 57,000 travel agents nationwide were asked to rank the other most popular destinations for weddings and romantic getaways. Not surprisingly, Cancun topped the responses, along with Las Vegas, the Caribbean and Hawaii.

Although just a short distance from the nightclubs and nonstop fun of Cancun and Cozumel, brides-to-be are attracted to Riviera Maya because of the solitude and tranquility. “There are 80 miles of unspoiled white sand beaches,” says Tammy Lee, Vice President of Marketing for the Mark Travel Group, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based firm that books destination wedding packages for thousands of brides and grooms each year. “After you’re done partying in Cancun, Riviera Maya offers peace and quiet.”

Many Mexico resorts have full-time wedding planners on staff to handle all the details. The seemingly endless list of tasks associated with planning a wedding are enough to push anyone to the edge of insanity. Multiple phone calls and in-person appointments with caterers, musicians, photographers, florists and the bridal shop are just the beginning. Guest lists swell to epic proportions and family members suddenly have opinions on every aspect of the event. Wedding packages in Riviera Maya usually include the minister (or non-denominational official), license, flowers, cake, champagne, photography and location for the ceremony.

Small wonder then, that a growing number of couples are choosing to be married in an exciting vacation destination surrounded by a select group of family and friends. It’s easier on the pocketbook and far more relaxing.


At 6:00 PM, Blogger mark said...

Many accommodations can give the bare minimums of food and lodging to the most up market of resorts, it all depends on what sort of romantic getaway you and your partner fancy. At the end of a romantic getaway, you will really know whether or not you are combatable for each other after spending so much time alone together. You have to discuss places to go for a romantic getaway with your partner; this will allow both parties to have a say in where the getaway will take place. A stunning room with a beautiful view over the tropical backdrop or lagoon would be a great way to start a romantic getaway with your partner…

Romantic Getaway


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