This is our NUMBER ONE question and explaining it has several variables!
Here's the low-down on the BASICS:
● a group reservation means everyone is booked through one supplier, as one reservation
● booking as a group allows far more flexibility on the reservation payment
● group reservations have flexibility on changes
●booking as a group reservation qualifies the wedding couple for exclusive promotions like earning room upgrades (for themselves or to give out to their guests), flight credits (to save money on airline prices--in some cases flying for free!), wedding package promotions (like free welcome cocktails, free group check in, free rehearsal dinner, etc.), and even free rooms which essentially is a dollar value that can be applied towards guest reservations, their own reservation, or taken as money to use towards their wedding costs or paying for a group excursion like a group sunset catamaran!!
There are so many reasons why a group reservation is ideal for a destination wedding.
You would be missing out on so much if you choose to go the route of Individual Reservations!
Want to learn more about how to get started? Is a group reservation is right for you? Or, ready to talk about your destination wedding!? Reach out! Let's talk! 📲💻
Getting married in Jamaica is simple – visitors can be married 24 hours after arriving provided all prior paperwork and applications have been approved.
Jamaica does not require any blood test, but the following documentation are required:
All documents that are not issued in English must be translated by an Official Translator and subsequently certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of residence and by the nearest Jamaican Mission or Honorary Consulate.
The processing fee for the Marriage License is Four Thousand Jamaican Dollars (approximately US$50.00). The marriage license is valid for 3 months and the application is a same day process.
We choose to work with resorts and venues who we are confident can host your wedding, after all, it is one of the most special days of your life!
The resorts and venues we work with offer great wedding packages, add on options and have create incredible events to make your wedding day the best day ever!
One important thing to know is the resorts and venues we choose to work with not only offer amazing wedding packages, décor, florals, food, entertainment, etc… but they also are prepared for back up options – while no one wants rain on their wedding day, some elements are simply out of our hands, but rest assured the venues we recommend offer beautiful back up locations just in case!
The island offers resorts to suit all needs – adults only, couples only, family friendly and anything in between. Most often wedding couples choose to stay at All Inclusive resorts, to make the vacation seamless and easy for their loved ones. These resorts are plentiful in Jamaica with a variety of price points and amenities.
We highly recommend and advise wedding couples to choose a resort that can accommodate their needs and wishes for their wedding events as not all resorts can, but don’t worry – we are here to guide you through that and help make selecting the right resort easy!
Apart from the resorts, the island always has something to do! Whether you want sun and sand or culture and history, Jamaica’s got it mon!
Ride a bobsled down the rainforest or hike in Fern Gully. Climb the famous Dunn’s River Waterfall or snorkel the reef in Ocho Rios.
Sit back with a Red Stripe and watch the cliff drivers jump from Rick’s Café in Negril while taking in one of the most stunning sunsets you’ll ever see or play a round of golf at Half Moon Golf Course – it’s internationally known for being challenging and breathtaking.
Still need more excursion ideas?
Take a bamboo raft down the Martha Brae River.
Bike through the famous Jamaican Blue Mountains.
Tour the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory where Blue Mountain Coffee is processed.
Stop at any roadside jerk hut for Jamaica’s own Jerk Chicken – be sure to try festival if they have it! Visit the White Witch at Rose Hall, who is said to still haunt the property.
Stop at Appleton Estate to learn the history and see how Jamaica’s famous rum is made from sugar cane.
The list goes on and on… there truly is something for everyone in Jamaica!
Jamaica is such a special island in the Caribbean. One of the most common thing people say if they’ve been to JamRock is how friendly and warm the people are. And they really are! The vibe on the island is laidback with people who are genuinely warm, hospitable and happy. You can walk through the market and hear folks humming Bob Marley or hear it at any bar.
What are you waiting for – let’s plan your Jamaican Wedding now!
Welcome to Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta
Located on the beautiful Banderas Bay with spectacular views of the Sierra Madre Mountains, Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta is an all-suite, AAA Four Diamond Resort for couples and families alike. This oceanfront resort treats couples and couples with children to a gorgeous beach, elegant pools, and exterior whirlpools on every terrace. With close proximity to Puerto Vallarta, local attractions include premier golfing, whale watching, shopping and nightlife. Go far beyond the all-inclusive experience with Unlimited-Luxury®, where nearly everything is included.
Enjoy the many amenities of Unlimited-Luxury, where nearly everything is included!
Here at Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta, we go far beyond the all-inclusive experience with Unlimited-Luxury®, where nearly everything is included. Enjoy spacious rooms and suites, graciously appointed and luxuriously equipped, reservation-free dining, the Explorer's Club for Kids and so much more. All the fun is wristband-free!
At Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta, these amenities include:
Retreat to your room or suite with a private balcony, stunning views and more. Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta features 229 non-smoking guest rooms and suites, family-sized and filled with luxury amenities for your comfort and convenience.
Experience our highest level of luxury and personal service in the Preferred Club at Dreams Villamagna. Enjoy an upgraded suite, access to a private lounge and beach access, special concierge service and other enhanced amenities.
Preferred Club Privileges
Do as much or as little as you like at Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta. After all, it’s your vacation.
YOUR DREAMS WEDDING
Stunning ceremony. Lively cocktail hour. Private dinner reception. Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta wedding packages provide all the elements of the picture perfect event along with special touches that will pamper you beyond the wedding day.
Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta avoids the cookie-cutter wedding. Our on-site coordinators encourage you to send images from wedding blogs, magazines, even your Pinterest board, and we'll help turn your vision into reality. Explore our wedding resources to help you plan your dream destination wedding.
Interested in Dreams Villamagna for your destination wedding? Let us help make your dream wedding come true!
Below I will guide you through where to start with your destination wedding. I have broken down my weddings that I've booked from 2017, 2018 and 2019 so you can see how travel costs, wedding prices and promotions work. Here you can see proof of past, current and future weddings. I have included hotels in each destination so you know where to start looking.
Before you start looking up resorts all over Mexico and the Caribbean you need to narrow down 2 budgets. At the same time you need to consider your wedding date, does it fall over a holiday or peak time of year as you may have to increase the travel budget to accommodate or be flexible on the date/month.
1. You and your guests travel budget. 2. Your wedding budget.
Without having planned a wedding before you are asking the same questions... how to estimate travel budget? and wedding budget? without knowing where to start!?
I have calculated the nightly average price from 3 years of weddings that I have booked between Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Costa Rica to give you an average cost that is accurate to present day.
The average nightly rate worked out to $185.50 per person per night x 2 adults in the room is = $371 per night. If you stayed for a week that is $1,298.50 per person for 7 nights.
Average wedding cost of $7,486 with an average of 42 guests for food, drinks, décor, DJ, dance floor with ceremony, 1 hour cocktail, 3 hour dinner reception.
Average free room or free guest promotion couple received $5,194.
How do free rooms work? One of best promotions that quite a few different brands of hotels are offering is every 6th room free (average is maximum of 3 free rooms). What that means is when final payment of your group is finished the hotel gives the wedding couple the monetary amount of the free room.
To keep it simple if the cost of the week is $2,597 and you have 12 rooms book that is $2,597 X 2 free rooms = $5,194. If you had 18 rooms that would be $7,791 that you would receive.
What most couples do is reduce their travel costs and then put the rest towards the wedding but you may do what you wish.
Total costs for hotel for 1 week =$2,597
Total wedding cost =$7,486
PROMO -$5,194 ($2,597 x 2 free rooms)
New Total = $4,889
What isn’t included is photography and flights to the destination.
Now that you know what an average wedding costs you can decide if you want go up or down in your travel budget and wedding budget.
Riviera Maya, Mexico – Dreams Riviera Cancun – April, May, October, November 2019
Riviera Maya, Mexico – Hard Rock Riviera Maya – September, October, November 2019
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Now Onyx Punta Cana – May, June, October November 2019
Montego Bay, Jamaica – Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall- September, October 2019
Liberia, Costa Rica – Secrets Papagayo- September, October 2019
I LOVE to travel -- to explore new places; try new foods; experience new culture; relax on gorgeous beaches; the reasons why I love to travel are endless!
But, I HATE to leave my furbaby at home!!! I have serious heartache when I have to leave my sweet girl behind. I mean, just look at that face!!!
There's a lot that goes into planning a vacation, not to mention if you're planning your destination wedding!! And keeping your furry family member out of the plans is heart wrenching!
Finding a suitable doggy sitter, ensuring they will be safe and happy and cared for while you're gone, facing timing them from the beach... (yes I do this -- #crazydoglady) There's lots that goes into keeping your dog at home while you're away.
Fortunately, now I can bring my dog on vacay with me!! Yup, you read that right!
Breathless Riviera Cancun, an adults only all inclusive resort situated on the beautiful white sand beaches of the Riviera Maya coast line in Mexico allows small dogs in selected room categories!!
So, what's all this mean... I've scooped all the details for you!
While there are restrictions, you now can bring your small pup along with you for your vacay, or destination wedding!! Every dog mom and dad want to have photos with their furchild with them on their wedding day! And you're used to sharing your bed, albeit, sacrificing your own sleep comfort, so bring that spoiled pooch with you to snuggle together in your luxurious king sized bed!
What does that mean to me? Now my sweet Casey can come along with me on vacation! (If only this had been available for my own destination wedding! I would have been totally down, and while my husband may put up a tough guy front he adores our little pup)
So to sum up, everything is better with a dog and that includes your vacation to Breathless Riviera Cancun! I cannot wait to bring Casey and pamper my girl with all the unlimited-luxury inclusions they can offer her!
Her nickname is Princess Paws for a reason ;)
What does this resort offer for their human guests? Glad you asked!
Lux and modern suites are divided among three unique areas, each with distinct character and appeal. The xhale club section (dog-friendly rooms) for those seeking an elevated level of personal service and luxury, the energy center for those looking to mix & mingle and the xcelerate Party Zone for those who live and breathe for the party. This adults-only oasis offers all of the benefits of Unlimited-Luxury®--where everything is included. Unlimited premium beverages at hip bars and lounges, unlimited gourmet meals at trendy restaurants, 24-hour room service and much more.
source: Breathless Riviera Cancun
Weddings at Breathless Riviera Cancun
Breathless resorts knows how to create a lux wedding! With pre-made packages plus plenty of add on options to make your wedding events look and feel custom made, the choices are endless. The wedding team at Breathless Riviera Cancun knows how to delivery on details. Plus with Wedding Butlers' professional destination wedding planners working with you alongside the team at the resort you have all you need to make your dream wedding a reality!
Packages begin at $999 or ask us how to receive your wedding package for FREE!
Sandals Resorts are known for incredible honeymoon vacation, and they are offering up to 65% off select resorts. Plus, extra perks like 1 night free; BOGO island tour; up to $1000 off instant booking bonus! Let's help plan you the perfect honeymoon.
Read through the resort's recap below along with our own favorite highlights from each resort
Set to open December 20, 2017
Experience the royal treatment at Sandals Royal Barbados, the all-new, all-suite resort in
the spirited St. Lawrence Gap area. Featuring Sandals signature accommodations including the
magnificent Skypool suites, Swim-up suites and Millionaire suites, world-class international
cuisine at five restaurants, a 15,000-sq.-ft. spa, and innovative bar and pool designs, this 222 all-suite
resort is the latest jewel in the Sandals crown. Stunning ocean views, Butler Elite service and
exclusive exchange privileges with nearby Sandals Barbados define the new Luxury Included®
experience and every suite features a private Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two. (Source Sandals)
At five world-class restaurants, a global team of master chefs caters to your endless culinary
cravings in stunning settings that are on-the-beach casual or white-gloved chic, your food
mood-of-the-moment is always covered and always INCLUDED!
Not to mention, 5 bars including swim up bars and exchange privileges at Sandals Barbados giving you a total of 16 dining experiences, 11 bars offering premium spirits and endless activities and entertainment for whatever the mood brings...or total relaxation for you and lover!
Ready to make Barbados your next vacation? Perfect for an all adults destination wedding group and ideal for a romantic honeymoon.
"Find yourself at Zoëtry Montego Bay, a boutique all inclusive resort in the upscale Ironshore neighborhood. Just steps away from the Caribbean Sea, all 49 suites were designed with a holistic approach in three main buildings: Wood & Water, Bamboo and Blue Mountain – a nod to Jamaica’s ecological tapestry.
Connect with nature on our serene, private beach. Cleanse with organic, fresh and locally grown ingredients in each meal. Clear the mind with meditation and yoga. Rejuvenate at the spa. Set yourself to the pace of island life, relax and enjoy the Endless Privilege experience" (Source Zoetry)
What's better than getting married in the Caribbean.....
Getting married in the newly designed overwater chapel at Sandals South Coast in Jamaica!
With crystal clear Caribbean waters providing the perfect backdrop for your "I do" moment, the overwater chapel provides the ultimate wedding location! Offering panoramic views with the optional open-air venue, seating for loved ones, glass floors to see the blue waters below, and plenty of ways to transform the space to make it unique to your wedding theme!
The wide beach adjacent to the chapel is the perfect setting for dinner and end the evening by dancing under the stars!
"Sandals South Coast is also going to make it possible to tie the knot overwater with its new over-the-water wedding chapel, with a breathtaking 360-degree, panoramic water views and a glass floor aisle. Brides and grooms will have the option to make a grand entrance on their special day by arriving to the wedding chapel in style via boat, too." (source Sandals In The News)
Sandals Resorts recently announced the overwater chapel addition to Sandals South Coast, formally Sandals Whitehouse, located on the pristine shores of Jamaica's South Coast. The resort boasts all ocean front rooms, 3 luxury included villages, Butler service amenities, and newly opened Latitudes, Sandals first overwater bar -- drink your nightcap from a hammock suspended overtop of the Caribbean Sea, yes please!
Want to tie the knot here?!
This resort is one of our favorites, just ask how many times we've been here ;)
If you're looking for info, real experiences and making this location the place where your happily ever after begins, let's talk!
Another happy guest!
We're always excited and delighted to hear when our clients enjoy their vacation, honeymoon, wedding.
But we're equally excited to hear that clients are happy and satisfied with the work we've done leading up to their getaway.
We take a lot of pride in our work and creating relationships with our clients. With our years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry we have made the reservation process simple and easy.
We take all the guess work out of "how to book" and give clients all the need to know information to make their reservation.
A wedding guest recently told me "Thank you so much for making it so easy!" -Danielle S, Dreams Tulum wedding guest.
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