Wedding Testimonials

View Tayler – Sister of Avery's Wedding Gallery

"Mil Besos recently did my sisters wedding and they were nothing short of professional, helpful and friendly. The entire team made traveling to another country (first for me during the pandemic) so easy."

- Tayler – Sister of Avery

Mil Besos recently did my sisters wedding and they were nothing short of professional, helpful and friendly. The entire team made traveling to another country (first for me during the pandemic) so easy. Not only did they plan such a beautiful wedding and helped my sisters dream come to life but they also provided the traveling services to all of the guests to make sure our trip and travel was seamless. I highly recommend them! Pura Vida from AZ!

"From helping me with every little detail, to making sure our destination wedding went off without any issues! These ladies are experts and the best you can hire!"

- Meghan + Taylor

WOW. This team BLEW my expectations. From helping me with every little detail, to making sure our destination wedding went off without any issues! These ladies are experts and the best you can hire! Any question or issue I was having they were right there with a solution to figure it out. They made our wedding day go so flawlessly and perfect especially with Sol and Kerry coordinating our day and making it so wonderful, you ladies are AWESOME! Thank you again for EVERYTHING, we are so happy we chose milbesos as our wedding planner and if you hire them for yours you can expect nothing but GREATNESS! ✨♥️

"Aside from saying yes to your partner, hiring Mil Besos will be the second best decision you ever make. I promise."

- Nicole + Jason

From our very first conversation til the day we left Costa Rica, Meghan and her team were the absolute best and that is an understatement. Having no idea what we wanted or where to ven start, we were given guidance, ideas and a scheduled itinerary for us to come pre-decision making. Our planning process was just under one year and Mil Besos was there every step of the way. Meghan was available to chat anytime we needed her and answered any and all questions/concerns. I knew when I arrived in Costa Rica everything was going to be amazing but I didn’t realize how amazing. We had multiple events throughout the wedding weekend and Kerry & Sol were there helping me, my family and all of our guests get where they needed to be (and on time!) You never know what to expect when you make all of your decisions over the phone or based on photos but Cata took everything I liked and turned it into more than I ever could have imagined. I was blown away by how my wedding turned out. On my actual wedding day Sol and Kerry MADE IT HAPPEN. My groom and I wanted for nothing and we loved being able to spend time with them all day. There aren’t enough hours in the day to go on and on, if I could I would. Aside from saying yes to your partner, hiring Mil Besos will be the second best decision you ever make. I promise.

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View Avery + Collin's Wedding Gallery

"Like many couples planning a wedding during the pandemic, the several delays and two years leading up to our big weekend came with more change and uncertainty than we had ever anticipated. However, not once did we doubt that things would work out as they should, solely because of how Meghan and her team continuously kept us at ease, reminding us to look forward and focus on the good. We can't think of one moment throughout our wedding planning experience where we weren't appreciative of the constant help and support we received from this team, as Meghan and the team went above and beyond to ensure we had our perfect wedding."

- Avery + Collin

My husband, Collin, and I recently had our destination wedding celebration in Tamarindo, Costa Rica and honestly could not have asked for a more memorable or magical experience – We owe so much of that to our wonderful wedding planner, Meghan & the amazing Mil Besos team!!

Like many couples planning a wedding during the pandemic, the several delays and two years leading up to our big weekend came with more change and uncertainty than we had ever anticipated. However, not once did we doubt that things would work out as they should, solely because of how Meghan and her team continuously kept us at ease, reminding us to look forward and focus on the good. We can’t think of one moment throughout our wedding planning experience where we weren’t appreciative of the constant help and support we received from this team, as Meghan and the team went above and beyond to ensure we had our perfect wedding, despite all that they were dealing with on their end.

We also couldn’t have been more in love with the design and overall look and feel of our wedding – Cata completely brought our vision to life!! She was so wonderful to work with throughout, always collaborating and lending creative, unique ideas. She’s truly as good as it gets when it comes to creating a personalized aesthetic and a vibe! When it came to helping our U.S. guest list navigate this big trip, Meghan and Arlene were so, so helpful every step of the way. All of our family and friends commented on how seamless the entire process was multiple times because of how much info they were provided by Mil Besos throughout. This was huge for us since most of our guests had never been to Costa Rica before! We really valued this dimension of the planning process. Not to mention, Meghan was overly accommodating when it came to asking for recs or advice for our trip outside of our actual wedding. Another testament to the amazing person she is.

As far as day-of logistics, Kerry and Sol absolutely rocked it. Never once did I feel stressed of how it would all be pulled off because of how much they took off our plates. It was so amazing for Collin and I to be able to focus on the important moments because of their organization, guidance and overall relaxed demeanors. Total dream team!! I could go on and on about our incredibly positive experience with Meghan and the Mil Besos team, but there’s just not enough words to express our gratitude. We will be forever thankful to them for helping us to plan and pull off the most insanely beautiful, memorable and love-filled wedding experience we could have ever imagined for ourselves…One we will look back on with big smiles for the rest of our married lives!

"Thank you for holding my hand, guiding me in directions I didn't even know I wanted, and for brining our vision to life."

- Kate + Nate

An open letter to the women of Mil Besos:
Your line of work comes with many variables, challenges, and emotions, but you handle each one with such grace. You are a powerhouse group of women and I feel so lucky, not only to have had you as our wedding planners, but to have met you as humans. You made our wedding (and even the planning) fun, seamless, and perfect in every way. Thank you for holding my hand, guiding me in directions I didn’t even know I wanted, and for brining our vision to life. Your attention to detail, organization and passion is incredible. I wish I had more words to express how much each of you mean to us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We are counting down the days until we can come back to visit you in CR! xo

"Everything from the welcome party to the day after brunch exceeded our expectations."

- Amanada + Luke

Meghan,
Where do we begin? We are still in shock about how beautiful our wedding was. It has been over a month since that perfect day but we are still on a high from that whole week. Everything from the welcome party to the day after brunch exceeded our expectations. We have you and your team at Mil Besos to thank for that. It is truly a miracle with the date change, we were able to keep all the same vendors except Tricia.

Despite the ever changing Covid protocols that occurred throughout the past year, you were able to accommodate us and our guests’ concerns. The stress we felt would have been immeasurable without everyone at Mil Besos working hard to adapt to these changes while still reminding us that it was going to be the best day of our lives! As two type A people, Asana and your spreadsheets were extremely helpful during the whole process in keeping us on task.

We are so thankful that you were able to set up all our trials in July. Getting to meet everyone in person and see your vision come to life was not only helpful in the planning process but such an amazing experience. Everyone from Jaime, Vicky and obviously Sol and Eduardo were wonderful and you can truly tell they love what they do.

There are so many details we could gush about from each event. Our guests could not get enough of the set up and the taco bar from the welcome party. Everyone could not stop talking about how delicious Sol and Eduardo’s food was. The rehearsal dinner at Pangas was also a hit. That setting at sunset could not have been more beautiful. Of course, the main event, wedding day was everything we could’ve wanted and more. We may be biased but it was absolutely the most gorgeous and well set up wedding we’ve ever seen. From the arch to the pipas to the cocktail hour set up, our guests were wowed every step of the way. Every single one of our guests is still saying it’s their favorite wedding they’ve ever been to. We both would like to freeze frame seeing the wedding backdrop for the first time walking down the aisle.

We also need to take a minute acknowledge Sol and how she truly made our wedding morning go as smoothly as possible despite the anxiety we both had. Getting the family to where they needed to be, making sure the officiant was on task and being the very best hype woman to us both, eased our minds that day. As you know, organizing a big group of people is a tall task but Sol did it seamlessly. We owe it all to you for connecting us with Sueño.

With all that being said, we really just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for planning our dream wedding. We know that everyone who had a hand in our wedding including Michelle from Bacalao films and Chris and Karla from Raw Shoots, helped make the day a dream.

If you have anything for a post-wedding questionnaire to provide feedback let us know and we’d be happy to fill that out! And we would also love to support your vendors and provide them with reviews that can help their businesses so if you have any ideas for that please let us know. We’re crossing our fingers that we’ll cross paths again and some of our friends will chance to plan their future weddings with Mil Besos in Costa Rica!! 🙂

With Love,
Amanda and Luke

 

Dear Cata & Jaime,
We just wanted to take a minute to thank you both so much for making our wedding & welcome party look so beautiful! It was everything we could’ve dreamed of and more. We may be biased but we’ve never been to a more beautiful wedding. From the bouquets, to the cocktail hour seating to the ceremony arch, everything was absolutely stunning.
All of your hard work and flexibility with the date change did not go unnoticed. Every minor detail and hours of planning and designing is appreciated. There is not one thing we would change about the wedding or the set up for the welcome party. We will be looking at pictures for years to come and still have to pinch ourselves to believe that was OUR wedding.
Although we will miss our many discussions about design over the past few months, we are so grateful to have gotten to know you both! We cannot wait to continue to follow along and see the many more beautiful weddings you create.
Pura Vida,
Amanda and Luke MacDougall
Dear Arlene,
We just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all you did to make our wedding week possible. Honestly without the help of you and your team, there are certain guests who never would have made it to the wedding on their own!
We know some of our guests had to be a pain and took some extra effort to help them figure out and plan accommodations, activities and rides, but your hard work did not go unnoticed.
Everyone had the best time from start to finish and said the planning and the assistance with travel could not have been any better. We are so grateful for all the emails back and forth to ensure everyone was taken care of. It truly was our dream wedding!
Best wishes,
Amanda & Luke
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View Halley + John's Wedding Gallery

"She made us feel well taken care of while still creating a masterpiece outside and immediately felt like family."

- Halley + John

Sol was truly a gem! She was always in control and made us feel well taken care of while still creating a masterpiece outside. Plus, she immediately felt like family.

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View Carolyn + Matt's Wedding Gallery

"Such an incredible experience of a lifetime for us and for all of our guests. We are very very happy and MARRIED!!!"

- Carolyn + Matt

THANK YOU all for everything. We could not have done anything even close to this without you and your amazing team! Everything was exquisite, and when we ran into trouble we pivoted on the spot, and (with Sol’s help) we got through it. Such an incredible experience of a lifetime for us and for all of our guests. We are very very happy!! and MARRIED!!!

If you’re planning a destination wedding in Costa Rica, there is simply no one better than Meghan and her team at Mil Besos!
We knew we wanted an intimate, casual and fun Villa Wedding surrounded by our closest friends and family. From beginning to end, the Mil Besos team guided us though every detail with patience, expertise, and unexpected options. Their deep and direct experience with Villa owners, caterers, designers, photographers, decor vendors and tour operators throughout Costa Rica gave us confidence at every step of the process. They follow through, organize every detail and allow the bride and groom to relax and have fun throughout the trip. If anything is needed during the week, they’re attentive and responsive. Our Tamarindo Villa Wedding was not only everything we hoped, but the entire week was a trip of a lifetime for everyone involved! We could have never pulled it off without Mil Besos!

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View Kyle + Crystal's Wedding Gallery

"I have no words. It was perfect. More than we could have ever imagined."

- Kyle + Crystal

I have no words. It was perfect. More than we could have ever imagined and everyone has been so sweet. Hospitality is just above and beyond. Jamie – wow just wow! Cata – totally nailed it! Thank you. You and your team are one of a kind.

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View Lisa + Mike's Wedding Gallery

"We don't even know where to begin in terms of how absolutely incredible, flawless, and just pretty much epic our wedding came out to be. Thank you all so so much - you hit it out of the ballpark!"

- Lisa + Mike

Meghan – the biggest thank you for organizing a wedding not just of, but beyond our dreams – it was perfection! Practically all of our guests came up to say that this was their favorite wedding that they had been to and an unforgettable experience – the breathtaking decor, fantastic music (as I told him during the evening, Tmour absolutely killed it!), and flawless execution! And thank you for being quite patient with us in the weeks prior! We were doing everything quite last minute and appreciate your amazing communication, constant patience, guidance, and pro tips! You and your team are phenomenal, and we thank you for creating the most unforgettable day of our lives!

Cata – the decor, WOW WOW WOW! I heard guests commenting nonstop at how gorgeous everything looked (those centerpieces, and the candles playing with the water and the gold decor of the room, how grand that rectangular family table looked, amazing table settings, and those chairs – amazing choice, how gorgeous!!) – our jaws seriously dropped when we saw it all. I mean I know we discussed it for a while – but the way you brought the vision to life and made it into something so breathtaking – just phenomenal, we were completely blown away. It was so lovely to work together the past couple of months and you’re truly a master of your craft 🙂

Kristina – we’ve never been at a wedding where the guests were talking nonstop about how amazing the coordinator is. So chill and easy-going while completely running the show – thank you for making the day flawless. We had at least a dozen guests say “was there ANYTHING that went wrong today?! The wedding has been absolutely perfect!” And through it all Mike and I just had the most incredible time, when Michael Alvarado from the hotel pulled us aside at the end to tell us he’s really sorry the cocktail hour musicians couldn’t make it we couldn’t even remember what he was talking about, the evening was so smooth and awesome we forgot we even booked them! 

Jaime – the flowers, those incredible centerpieces, that absolutely breathtaking arch, omg… all GORGEOUS!!! I mean, it looked like the most magical garden inside of a palace! And thank you for being so kind and flexible and giving me some special flowers last minute to make one of the bridesmaids extra stand out, you made her and my day 🙂 You and your team – absolutely amazing. 

Muchísimas gracias otra vez! Pura vida! 
Lisa and Mike

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View Danielle + Marcus's Wedding Gallery

"This team goes above and beyond to make your day perfect."

- Danielle + Marcus

Choosing the Mil Besos team to plan our wedding was the best decision we made! Meghan helped us choose the location, the villa, and every detail of how our wedding day would go.

For wedding design, we worked with Cata. She was so personable and responsive. She made choosing furniture, flowers, and other decorations easy. On the wedding day everything was incredibly well done.

This team goes above and beyond to make your day perfect. One special memory I have is how happy I was when I saw the lighting over the dinning table. When discussing lighting options, what I wanted was out of our budget and seemed too difficult to execute. But to my surprise, the lights were way better than we what had originally settled on. It was beautiful.

When my husband and I created our wedding budget, a videographer was not in the plan. Lucky for us, a videographer messaged Meghan looking for a Costa Rica wedding shoot for their portfolio. Getting a wedding video at no cost was an absolute treat and we are so grateful.

Sol was the coordinator for the wedding day. With her leading the charge, I knew I wouldn’t have to worry about a thing. She was so organized and brought such positive energy to the day. I’d highly recommend her for day of execution.

In addition to coordinating the wedding day, Meghan also helped us book a caterer for other dinners, a yoga class at the villa, and recommended other awesome vendors we could book with.

I can’t say enough good things about Mil Besos. If you are planning your destination wedding in Costa Rica, choosing them in a no-brainer!

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"Meghan and her team are truly a joy to work with, one of the best in the world!"

- Anna + Mateo

Meghan and her team are truly a joy to work with, one of the best in the world! I contacted Meghan to help me host a retreat for photographers in Costa Rica, and she went above and beyond to ensure the event was a success. From venue selections, to accommodations, to timelines and shoot design, Meghan’s team took care of all of the details perfectly! I am so impressed with their organizational abilities and how connected they are with local businesses in Costa Rica as well as the Costa Rican culture. It was so helpful to have someone who understood the region on our team to offer us important insights! I would hire her for another event in a heartbeat! I also have worked with Mil Besos as the photographer/videographer for a wedding they planned, and I was similarly impressed. All of the vendors were on the same page, and despite a very busy schedule, the day was seamless. Meghan even sought out medication for one of the children who attended and had an allergic reaction to the sand– above and beyond! You can’t do any better than Mil Besos.