(Closed) San Juan, PR Wedding

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

La Concha and El Convento are breathtaking venues. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I’m from Puerto Rico; while the PP mentioned several very nice ideas, I would suggest you look at other alternatives beyond hotels; particular these two:

Antiguo Casino de Puerto Rico (it is not a casino. A beautiful historic building,  located in Old San Juan; they have different alternatives depending on the wedding size).http://www.prconvention.com/en/antiguocasino/

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (originally a high school, it now houses a modern art museum). http://mac-pr.org/

For decor: Akua, they are one of the best. http://akuapr.com/site/

Catering: Chef Marisoll. Awesome food, and she is very easy to work with, as well as very flexible. http://www.facebook.com/chefmarisoll/

As to cakes and wedding planners, all the vendors I suggest could give you great recommendations.

Theme: it really is not necessary, and could complicate things for you.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

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Jerzy6546:  

If you are interested in something a bit different, these are my suggestions, all located in Old San Juan:

For the ceremony, you could consider San Cristóbal Fort, San Felipe del Morro Fort, or La Rogativa Plaza. They are not on the beach, but are ocean front.

San Cristóbal Fort:

San Felipe del Morro Fort:

La Rogativa Plaza:

For the reception, if your guest list is small, the Gallery Inn would be a great alternative. The owner is a sculptor and painter, and there is nothing cookie-cutter about the Gallery Inn!

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

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medresident:  I got married at La Concha and it was wonderful!!!!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

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Jerzy6546:  I got married at La Concha on 4/3/16 and it was seriously wonderful! We got married right on the sand and then had our reception inside in a banquet room. It was lovely. We had a small Destination Wedding with only 28 people total and it was perfect. But they also have options for a bigger guestlist. 

Also, I must say that the cake person we worked with was fantastic! Everyone said my cake was the most delicious wedding cake they’d ever had. And I had to base all of our decisions on reviews since we couldn’t taste anything ahead of time. We used D’Lights Cakes and Desserts. I did everything through email and the cake looked EXACTLY how I wanted it to look. 

For hair and makeup we used I Love Hair and Makeup Too by Didi. She and her team did a wonderful job. I was super happy with how everyone looked. 

Flowers were done by Lorraine’s Flowers. They were a little more expensive than some other options, but her reviews and pictures looked better too, so I talked to her about pricing and we worked out something I was comfortable with and everything really looked lovely. 

All in all it was a great experience and I wouldn’t trade it for the world!!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

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Jerzy6546:  I just used the coordinator they have through the hotel. I’m very type A though and needed to do the planning myself.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

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Jerzy6546:  You’re very welcome!  I suppose you won’t have much time, but while in San Juan, I suggest you visit these two establishments, both located in Old San Juan:

Caficultura – a cafe, serves the best coffee that Puerto Rico has to offer; their menu is also so very good!

La Bombonera – a tradition in Puerto Rico, part of our history; it serves the famous mallorca, a sweet bread you simply must try.

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Buzzing bee

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Jerzy6546:  Theme: Zika Virus. Decor: Mosquito netting, DEET, citronella candles…

Sorry, just joking. Don’t mean to rain on your parade, but Zika is something you should think carefully about before planning a wedding in PR – a lot of people are refusing to travel even to Florida right now because Zika is a concern. While I’d happily go to your PR wedding, I’ve seen too many threads recently started by bees who are heartbroken that so many people are RSVPing no to their tropical wedddings. I just would hate for you to put so much effort into planning only to be disappointed that some of your VIPs don’t come.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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Jerzy6546:  I had my wedding in Jamaica and I strongly recommend a Wedding travel agent. She takes all the stress away and is no cost to you or your guests. I used Pam Gramling 305-283-3228. She helped plan the travel and the resort and coordinated a wedding planner from the resort that was part of our wedding package. The pictures above look gorgeous in PR. I really didn’t do a theme but rather simply let the resort and the beach views/cliff views be used as the “theme”. Our photos came out beauitful which was probably my biggest concern. 

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