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Creating Your Dream Destination Wedding in Puerto Vallarta: Top Tips and Ideas | Marion Photography


Venue Selection:

Choose a venue that speaks to your heart and aligns with your vision. Consider factors such as accessibility for your guests, available amenities, and spaces for the ceremony. Here in Puerto Vallarta, we have a great selection of different venues, the classic beach-front resort, Airbnbs, private beaches, lush gardens, you name it, it's important to find a place that checks all the boxes, so you can relax and enjoy your wedding. Here it's most of your homework is going to be done, you can narrow it down to 3 or 4 places and do inspection travel, to make sure that they meet your standards.

wedding couple posing

Research and Budgeting: Create a realistic budget, and factor in expenses like travel, accommodations, catering, decor, food, etc. Most couples when they start to do their budget underestimate how much a wedding costs and at the end of the day they spend most of their hard earn savings to do the wedding if you set a reasonable budget, you'll have a more relaxed experience, the average wedding in the US goes for an average of 30,000 dollars, the average wedding in Puerto Vallarta cost 13,000 dollars, so you can have a little more leeway on that regard, but still, budgeting can help you achive your dream wedding.

Timing is Key:

Selecting a wedding date that works well with the weather pattern, tourist seasons, and local events. Here in Puerto Vallarta, the weather season goes like this: January - May is nice warm weather with very low chances of rain, June - August, it gets warmer day and night, with a chance of rain in the evening, especially if you get closer to August, September - October, its hurricane season, here we very rarely see a hurricane, but we do get the rain, and it's the hottest time of the year but is also the time of the year with the best sunsets, November - December, the weather gets better and starts to be a little cooler at night. In Puerto Vallarta, almost all year has great weather, but if you are planning for the rainy and hurricane season, just make sure that your venue has a plan B.




wedding couple walking on the beach


Local Vendors:

Research and connect with local vendors, including photographers, wedding planners, florists, caterers, and musicians. Opting for local talent not only supports the community but also adds an authentic touch to your wedding experience. Going for local vendors is also a great idea to keep your budget low and ensure you have someone who understands how Puerto Vallarta works. Guest Experience:

Keep your guests informed and engaged throughout the planning process. Provide them with travel tips, accommodation recommendations, and a detailed itinerary of wedding events to ensure they have a memorable experience. Some resorts offer complimentary things to enhance your wedding, depending on how many rooms they use, you can have complimentary flowers, ceremony, or even extra nights, or if you are going for an Airbnb there are amazing places that can accommodate a small wedding.

Relax and Enjoy:

Finally, remember to take time to relax and enjoy the journey. Planning a destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta can be stressful at times, but it's also an opportunity to create lifelong memories with your loved ones in a beautiful setting.


By following these top tips and incorporating creative ideas into your destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta planning process, you'll be well on your way to creating the wedding of your dreams in a picturesque locale that reflects your love story. Cheers to love, adventure, and happily ever after!





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