How to Personalize a Destination Wedding

One of my biggest challenges while planning my destination wedding was adding personal touches to the decor and the overall feel of the wedding. I was limited to what I could bring with me to Cabo and it's hard to ship things because you can't 100% guarantee they will arrive in perfect condition for the big day. In addition to that we got married at an all-inclusive resort where the wedding package includes just the basics and it was up to me to add my personal touches to the decor. I did my research on local vendors and focused on finding the perfect florist because I believe that flowers can make or break a wedding. Luckily I found the most amazing florist and after that was set I focused on adding small personal touches that would make a big difference.

We chose coral and grey for our wedding colors early on. I knew I couldn't add too much coral to the decor or it would be overwhelming so I focused on adding touches of silver and grey. Our center pieces were made up of coral and pink floral arrangements in silver vases. Next to the centerpieces we placed silver candelabras and silver mercury glass votive tealight holders and candles that were lit at night. I had runners made for every table in a grey and white chevron pattern that added movement throughout.

My grandmother loves to paint and is very talented. I wanted to incorporate one of her paintings into my wedding so I asked her to paint a tree that we could use as our fingerprint guest book. We placed the guest book on a table and it became a part of the decor. It was both easy to travel with and a very personal focal point during the wedding reception. I will cherish this guest book forever and pass it down to my kids.

I hope my tips were helpful if you are planning a destination wedding or any wedding and were looking for ways to add personal touches to the wedding. Thank you for stopping by and don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.


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  2. Wow!! This destination wedding is awesome. Loved the floral arrangements and want to have my daughter’s floral themed wedding at LA venue. As she demanded this theme. Will hire a wedding planner who will make the event really memorable.


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