'Tis the season to be married! Are you beginning to plan your Christmas wedding on the beach? Destination weddings are exciting to plan and dream about, especially if you're planning it during the biggest holiday season of the year - even the more reason to celebrate!
During the holiday season, love and cheer is in the air, magic is all around, and your dream wedding can come true on the beach in Mexico.
In other blogs, we've shared our favorite ideas and inspiration for Christmas weddings, and now we'll share our top tips for planning the white (sand) Christmas wedding you're dreaming of.
Send Your "Save the Date" Early
December is a month full of excitement, family and social gatherings and the bustle of Christmas shopping, travel, parties and more. It's the busiest month of the year, so you will want to make sure to notify your guests a bit more than the typical "year in advance". Tell them early to make sure they plan their holidays around your beach nuptials.
Planning this far in advance is especially important for destination weddings to ensure that your guests have time to book their flights and hotels from all over the world.
Add the Christmas Touch to Your Wedding
Christmas is one of the most magical seasons -- full of anticipation. Take advantage of the beauty of the season and add Christmas touches and highlights to your beach wedding.
Add a touch of golden glamour to create a luxe wedding that sparkles and shines like you. You can also add Christmas carols to your reception and classic Christmas songs to the reception dinner and the dance!
Take the Christmas theme to the next level by decorating with Christmas balls and mistletoe. Leave Christmas presents at each table or even hire a Santa Claus so that the guests can ask for wishes and pose for photos with the big man himself.
Organize Pre-Wedding ActivitiesAn excellent way to help you guests meet and greet among themselves is to organize pre-wedding activities. Indulge in exciting activities before the wedding to make the big day even more special, strengthening the bond between you and your guests.
Plan a special dinner together at one of AAA four and five diamond restaurants at the resort. Or, if they want to get out on the ocean, plan a sunset yacht or a fun eco-excursion. There are many options, but the idea is to give your guests this time together prior to the wedding to connect and enjoy.
These Christmas Wedding tips are sure to get your planning off to a great start. If you're just beginning, talk with our wedding experts at Velas Weddings. It will be our pleasure to help you create the destination wedding of your dreams.
Our luxury resorts at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Grand Velas Los Cabos, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Casa Velas, Velas Vallarta and Mar del Cabo resorts offer fascinating wedding venues and natural locations to say "I do," and open the doors to a new journey with the love of your life.
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