Wedding Testimonials

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"I highly recommend you contact Meghan immediately."

- Lynne + Daniel

To be honest, the thought of a destination wedding worried me at first. I’m a bit of a control freak. I thought… Would our friends and family travel? Could we afford it? Could I effectively convey my vision via internet and phone? How would the planning come together if I’m not there to oversee it? All of these questions and any other worries I had were quickly washed away with Meghan’s confidence and encouragement! She walked us through the entire process… and made it easy and fun.

We married in Playa Hermosa on the beach at sunset, birds chirping, waves crashing, monkeys playing in the trees above. It was magical and breath-taking! Meghan helped us pick the perfect venue, caterer, DJ, musician, officiator, etc. Catalina, her designer, helped us bring together all of the details such as flowers, table arrangements, lighting, etc. Both of these women are lovely, grounded, creative and kind. By the time we were finished planning, I felt like they could finish my sentences. It felt like they were childhood friends, and frankly, I fell in love with both of them!

I simply could not say enough good things about Mil Besos and our experience. I highly recommend you contact Meghan immediately. If you are the least bit curious… go for it! Just contact her and see if it’s a good fit for you. You will be so grateful and happy that you did. Your love and union deserves to be celebrated!! Let Mil Besos bring your intentions and vision to life. They will help you create (not only) the wedding of your creams, they will help you create a vacation/honeymoon/experience of a life-time.

In the words of our friends and family that attended our celebration…. Best wedding ever!!

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"She made everything absolutely AMAZING!!!"

- Judith

From the first meeting to when the last bite had been eaten, Megan kept us apprised of everything that was going on.

She made everything absolutely AMAZING!!!

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"Everything from the beginning to the end was seamless and an absolute blast."

- Peggy + Jason

My fiance and I got engaged in March of 2018 and decided shortly thereafter we wanted to do a destination wedding in Costa Rica. I reached out to a ton of wedding planners in Costa Rica and as soon as I received a response from Meghan I wanted to hire her! She was immediately so helpful, so knowledgeable and made the daunting task of planning a wedding abroad seem easy. We set up a Skype call and she helped us narrow down 3-4 venues to look at. Fast forward later and we booked Pangas Beach Club as our venue for December 2019.

Meghan put is in contact with all of the best vendors. Meghan’s team is also amazing to work with! I worked with Cata on the florals and design aspects. Cata was always available by email, phone, text, etc. She really understood the vision I had for the wedding and made my design dreams a reality.

My guests worked with Arlene to book their hotels, airport transportation, etc. Arlene was super responsive and my guests all had wonderful things to say about how helpful she was in booking their plans.

Kristina was my day-of coordinator and she was so cool to work with. She really put me at ease and made me feel relaxed on my wedding day. She was super on top of things and such a boss.

Meghan is so knowledgeable about weddings in general, not to mention her specialized knowledge of all things Costa Rica. There wasn’t a single question I had that Meghan couldn’t answer for me. Her team was simply amazing. The wedding day went EXACTLY as planned with about 90 guests attending.

Everything from the beginning to the end was seamless and an absolute blast. If you are considering a destination wedding, do not hesitate and book Meghan as your planner! Meghan and her team truly made my destination wedding dreams come true. Thank you Mil Besos Costa Rica!!!

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"To say it was a perfect day is a vast understatement."

- Tiffani + Jeff

If you’re eloping, hire this team. They are THE BEST. They’re very experienced and intuitively know what you need. Their network of vendors is vast and adores working with them. You know they’re a great company with solid character when their reputation among vendors is also 5 stars.

I don’t know that I can adequately convey how absolutely wonderful Meghan and Sol were throughout the entire process of planning and executing our destination elopement.

Sol was our wedding coordinator on our BIG day who I felt an immediate connection with. It was like having a best friend with me every step of the way. Everything came together splendidly with her talents, patience, organizational prowess, and impeccable design.

Our elopement went off without a glitch and because of you all. We were able to relax and enjoy the day. To say it was a perfect day is a vast understatement.

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"I’m so happy we decided to go on this adventure just for us."

- Amber

We just got back last week from the most amazing experience and I have Meghan to thank for it. With her help we had the perfect intimate ceremony but also hotels that suited our style, activities with the best ever guides, and reliable drivers.

We were able to just enjoy and not have any of the typical stress involved with travel – or a wedding!!! I’ve seen my friends go through stressful wedding planning and I’m so happy we decided to go on this adventure just for us. We just celebrated this past weekend with friends and family at home and surprised them with our announcement! Meghan even prepared with our photographer to have a sneak peek of photos ready for our party at home.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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"Our wedding day was everything we hoped it would be and more!"

- Tanysa

Meghan is wonderful! From the very beginning of the planning process all the way through to the end of trip—-WONDERFUL!

I had a clear vision of what I wanted for our elopement. Initially, I was a bit apprehensive about planning a vacation and wedding that would take place in another country and have the vision that I was going for. However, that went away right after my first conversation with Meghan. I do project management for a living. So, I’m big on the finer details, communication and follow up and staying within an established timeline and budget. This far exceeded my expectations! Every detail was covered, every question or concern was addressed and the communication and follow up was outstanding! And importantly was very respectful of our budget. We were provided with various options for how our vacation and wedding could be put together so that we stayed within our budget. We eloped; however, I still had the fun and excitement of picking out wedding decor, flowers, dinner menu, photographer..,etc. Meghan welcomed ideas that I had and she was great about providing recommendations as well.

Our wedding day was everything we hoped it would be and more! Many, many thanks to everyone who had a part in making our vacation and wedding day oh so special!

Everyone was so personable and professional. Meghan, Heidi (The Westin) Sylvia (Photographer), all of the hotel/resort employees (Arenal Springs Hotel and Spa and The Westin- Playa Conchal), Mistico Hanging Bridge Tour employees and CR transportation… they all made us feel special; not just on our wedding, but over the course of the entire trip! I can not say enough kind words!

It’s been 2 weeks since we returned from our trip and we are still on cloud 9!

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"What can I say but amazing!"

- Maria + Greg

What can I say but amazing! We decided to do a small wedding that included our kids only as we were blending families.

Meghan took care of every detail and was so flexible in changing dates when we had to make adjustments.

We were married on the beach at the Westin Guanacaste and it was simply breathtaking. Even though it was a small group of 6 we always felt as special as a larger wedding. Flowers food officiant photographer the set up on the beach.

Everything was perfection. I highly recommend Meghan and her group for your special occasion.

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"I would highly recommend Meghan and the Mil Besos team to anyone who wants an easy, romantic wedding in beautiful Costa Rica!"

- Carmen + Colin

I was totally thrilled when I came across Mil Besos last year. I am not a planner myself, so I was relieved to find somebody who could plan not only my wedding but my entire wedding getaway, from the legalities to wedding vendors, hotels, and excursions. Meghan Cox was super friendly and responsive right from the start, but I guess my touch of inner-pessimism was holding out for some sort of hiccup. Well, I just returned from Costa Rica last weekend and I can tell you that throughout the entire six months of planning, through to my return home, there was not one single hiccup! During the planning stages Meghan was very knowledgeable and insightful. She took into account our wishes but made suggestions and gave lots of good advice. The wedding itself was seamless. The coordinator, hair/makeup artist, and chauffer showed up at our hotel when they were supposed to and each provided excellent service. My bouquet was beautiful and just as I had discussed with Catalina, as was the ceremony space set up next to the waterfall where we were married. Our amazing photographers met us there and followed us back to the beach after the ceremony, and my husband and I had time for a celebratory glass of wine before we made our way to the restaurant where Meghan has made us reservations. Everything just went perfectly to plan. I would highly recommend Meghan and the Mil Besos team to anyone who wants an easy, romantic wedding in beautiful Costa Rica!

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"We are so grateful that we found this team to give us such a great experience!"

- Melinda + Adam

WOW I can’t say enough good things! We had the most beautiful elopement ceremony last week, and from the beginning of the process, all the way till the end everything when smoothly and stress-free!

Meghan was so amazing and patient with us. We even decided to change the location of our elopement (from La Fortuna to Playa Langosta) 3 days before the planned date due to poor weather (duh, it’s a rainforest–but we were hopeful for a sunny day) and she and her team made it happen!

We had the most beautiful flowers done by Jamie, who also was able to accommodate the date change and rush the delivery of flowers for us. They made a gorgeous mandala out of flowers for our ceremony in the sand because we opted out of the traditional arch. Marcelo was our officiant who was flexible with our last-minute date change and did a great job officiating our marriage, including all the legal paperwork. He made the process easy! We chose Jonathan Yonkers for photo/video and he and his team were wonderful to work with! We can’t wait to see the final results!

We are so grateful that we found this team to give us such a great experience!

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"I highly recommend Mil Besos to anyone looking for a stress-free, unforgettable experience."

- Jennifer

My husband and I decided to elope with Mil Besos after reading awesome reviews! Meghan was outstanding throughout the entire process – prompt, understanding, visionary! While I didn’t see her on my wedding day (she had other weddings that same day) her assistant was so great! Everyone just showed up to our room and everything was done for me – hair, makeup, cake, photos – all amazing.

I highly recommend Mil Besos to anyone looking for a stress-free, unforgettable experience.

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"We hit the jackpot, when we stumbled upon Mil Besos. This is when my worrying transformed into pure excitement!"

- Jennifer + Adam

After getting engaged, I became overwhelmed with the idea of planning a wedding. We talked about taking a trip to Costa Rica & were delighted to find out that eloping to CR was particularly easy & the dry season was fast approaching. We hit the jackpot, when we stumbled upon Mil Besos. This is when my worrying transformed into pure excitement!

Meghan Cox, our personal wedding planner, turned our anxiety into a joyful journey. She guided my fiancée & I every step of the way. Even though we were in 2 different countries, she held my hand throughout the entire process. She arranged transportation; helped us select a tremendous photographer; design a unique bouquet; choose a gorgeous ceremony location; create a personalized yet flexible itinerary; & even write/select our own vows! We had an entire week of pampering, adventure, wonderment & relaxation in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. We saw sloths, coati, iguanas, caiman, monkeys, hummingbirds, toucans, pineapple fields & volcanoes. We soaked in natural hot springs, & refreshing waters off the beautiful Pacific coast. We explored the forest from above while navigating on a private tour of hanging bridges. We ventured to the bottom of La Fortuna Waterfall & waded in the chilly pool below. We rode along the river on a guided safari; & practiced our Spanish! Stylist Paola became a friend & confidant as she assisted with my hair/makeup/nails & gown zipping! Adam & I saw each other for the 1st time in our wedding attire as I walked barefoot down the beach to where he stood waiting for me.

The beauty of Playa Conchal at sunset created the perfect backdrop for our ceremony. We ate heartily & sipped tasty beverages. We cut our cake, toasted to Pura Vida & all the planning + legal requirements were handled without having to micromanage ANYTHING! This trip was life-changing in countless ways. The largest thank you goes to you for taking our dreams & making them a reality. THANK YOU

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"Meghan Cox and her team made all of our wedding dreams come true."

- Melissa + Meek

Meghan Cox and her team made all of our wedding dreams come true. When Meek and I started talking about running away to paradise to get married, we weren’t even exactly sure what that meant or where we wanted to go. We stumbled across the reviews for Mil Besos and decided to email Meghan and find out what they were all about. She responded to me so quickly and with so much detail I knew she was who I wanted to work with. We wanted our wedding to just be about us and our great love for each other and decided to bring 4 friends with us to share in our wedding adventure week.

Meghan and her team spent as much time and care planning our tiny wedding as they would if we were 300 people. Not a single detail was overlooked. We got married in another country, site unseen, and never felt anxious even once.

The week leading up to the wedding was the most fun we have ever had! Zip lining, white water rafting, jumping off the top of a catamaran into the ocean, beach days! All with transportation!

We chose our officiant Einar, who had the perfect vows for us. Meghan connected us with Catalina who worked all hours of the day designing the perfect table for us, it brought tears to my eyes when I saw it. She even shopped for the antique glassware I was looking for and shipped them to me in Canada. We chose Diego Solís from Stories Wedding Photography who was a dream to work with. He was young and fun and really captured our playful personalities. Chelsea, our day of coordinator, was like having a personal assistant. She knew everything I needed before I did and instantly made any wedding day jitters disappear. We had a privately catered dinner on the beach and the food was spectacular. Desiree and Juan were the perfect husband and wife catering team. Monica came to my room to do my hair and makeup and really made me look and feel like a movie star. A million thank-you’s to Meghan and all the behind the scene people that helped create our dream wedding. I could write a novel.

I highly recommend Mil Besos to anyone looking for a stress-free, unforgettable experience.