Post # 1
I am Puerto Rican, intending on marrying my very white Dutch/English guy in a little less than a year. I was talking with my mother last night and realized I want to go back to PR for the wedding, maybe outside near one of the old forts at night. I have no idea how this would work and was wondering if anyone else had planned a wedding that far away. I don’t know how it would work with others in the wedding but really want to do this! Any thoughts/ideas on how to go about planning it?
Post # 3
We live in Canada and we are having our wedding in Serbia in August.
For the most part the planning hasnt been that bad. My Future Brother-In-Law went and took pictures of hte restaurant we wanted to hold the reception at and sent it to us, my Future Mother-In-Law lives there so she went to deal with the paperwork needed for the church wedding, my aunt went and booked the church and dealt with that, my mom and I took a quick last minute trip to finalize the church, the restaurant, and the wedding planner in charge of the decor but that could have been done over email….in the beginning its stresful because you have to find all the venues online and contact various people, with the time change it was a challenge but as soon as the initial choices were made it has been smooth sailing. Good luck!
Post # 4
I’m planning one in South Africa and, while I’m still in the early stages, I don’t think it will be too bad. I am relying on my Future Sister-In-Law mostly to help, but she’s very excited about it. I think the biggest thing to that you have to rely on family/friends and their opinions more than if you were there to do everything yourself. I’m sure you’ll be just fine!
Post # 5
@MissPevensie: I’m planning a wedding out of the country too and the most difficult thing about it is that in a lot of other countries you can’t do stuff online because their businesses don’t have websites or they have very few pics and details on their websites. Like I wasn’t able to see very many pictures of wedding venues to choose from.
Another problem that I am running into is that this means people have to travel and that is expensive and who is going to pay for it can be a touchy subject.
You might also have to adhere to the traditions of the other country just so the guests that come from there don’t get confussed about what is going on. Although I don’t think this should be an issue for you because you are originally from there anyway.
Also you might have to consider language if you or he or your families don’t speak the language spoken in the country.
But this is still a very doable thing especially if you know some people there who are willing to help you out or if you could just take a short trip there for planning purposes.
Post # 6
im planning a wedding in nicaragua. the most difficult thing would be to blend english and spanish for everything
Post # 7
i’m planning our wedding in the north east of mexico , the prices are very good, but i’m a DIY bride doing a lot ofstuff here( centerpices , favors , porcelain buttoneries ), but i need a enclosed trail for move all the stuff to mexico
Post # 8
We are in North Carolina USA, planning our wedding the UK Bahamas. It’s all about finding a planner via internet and phone and a lot of e-mailing proposals, signing things, arriving 3 days BEFORE we wed so it’s legal in the US. To be honest it is still 75% easier than the at home traditional wedding I was trying to plan on my own. WOW that was a nightmare for me.
Post # 9
Hey! I’m also from PR and am having my wedding there, just dont know where… How long has it been since you’ve been to PR? I think finding a venue really depends on your budget. From experiencing other weddings in PR I’ve noticed there isn’t a lot of variety when it comes to venues… at least not in the metro area. If you want the feel of the forts and whatnot, I definitely recommend having something in Old San Juan. There are a couple of hotels there, but I would especially recommend Hotel El Convento as it’s an old convent and the closest to El Morro. I’m unsure if wedding ceremonies are allowed there, as I’ve never seen that, but you could definitely have a gorgeous photography session there! Then again, you may already know all this! lol Keep me posted on your decisions! Its exciting to see other people planning destination weddings in PR!
Post # 10
Hello!!!, We both live in Kansas City MO but are having our wedding in Puebla Mexico! It’s a lot of work but all worth it… I’m not getting a wedding planner to save money and my mom, aunts, cousins and dad are helping me a lot for free! haha
We already have our venue and church but I’m going in May to choose the manu, cake,lighting and decorations. It has been a lot of fun specially working on the wedding website and looking through all the pictures we have taken throughout the years 🙂
You should do it!!! specially because your family will be in Puerto Rico 🙂
Post # 11
You can look to have it the Casa Olympico in El Viejo San Juan. That’s where my cousin had hers in April. There are several locations and the best thing to do is go to PR and search for places. If you want it by the beach I suggest going to Isabela where you can rent out bungalows and have everyone stay there. There are plazas in every single town (pueblos) that you can get married at, but you always have to consider the heat. Here are some places you can check out.
This is the location my cousin had her wedding:
Here are more sites in Spanish that will help you out.
Post # 12
I planned mine in Mexico City. Called a wedding planner and she did everything for me. Just had to call her to tell her what I like and I went to check everything last month and everything is ready. My mom is kind of upset because I didn’t ask her and of course I didn’t have to run around which it was fine with me.
Post # 12
Two words: Wedding Planner!