Costa Rica was always on the to-do list of destinations for this adventurous couple. Kristen said “We’ve always been drawn to Costa Rica. We wanted to go somewhere where we could surf, go zip lining, and have a more eventful type of celebration.” However, believe it or not, this dreamy Cala Luna wedding was not what they originally planned.
Kristen shared some advice for other brides planning their perfect destination wedding. “Listen to people, but remember that trying to please everyone will drive you to the brink of insanity. In the end, I know that I would have gone crazy trying to plan a big wedding we didn’t want in order to please everyone around us,” she says. “Overall, though, have FUN with it. Don’t begin your marriage in a financial hole you created to make other people happy. I strongly suggest using a wedding planner for a destination wedding if you’ve never visited the location before. Meghan really gets all of the credit for the planning. We didn’t have to worry about a thing.”
My husband and I used Mil Besos to plan our small wedding and honeymoon. We changed our plans drastically at least three times (from a larger wedding to an elopement and then back to a small wedding with only a month to spare). And although I know that it was so much extra work for Meghan at times, she made things seamless and perfect. My husband and I had never even been to Costa Rica before so rest assured we had questions about absolutely everything. Meghan was absolutely wonderful.
Catalina, the designer that worked with Meghan during the planning process, was also wonderful. She had a great eye. Together, they really went above and beyond to execute what we had imagined. The driftwood arch we had imagined, for example, turned out to be exactly what we had described wanting, even though we didn't have a real picture to go off of. The ceremony in Tamarindo was absolutely beautiful and was exactly what we had imagined. The details were perfect and even though a thunderstorm erupted right before the ceremony and everything had to be moved, they all handled it with such grace and patience. They made me feel so calm and like I honestly had to do nothing at all.
I would recommend them 10 out of 10 times and then over and over again.