CABO SAN LUCAS WEDDINGS
Getting married in Cabo San Lucas is a great way to tie the knot, and more couples are doing it (getting married, that is) each year. Where else can you have the bachelor/bachelorette parties, the wedding, the reception and honeymoon all in the same wonderful place!
Planning ahead will go a long way towards a successful wedding in Cabo. Things can move a bit slower at the Cape, so get your plans started early and everything should work out fine.
By far the most important part in getting ready to plan a wedding in Cabo is setting the dates for the event. Everything evolves around those dates so careful consideration should be given before the dates are set. Planning on a minimum of 3 to 4 days to get it all together, with 2 core days for the main event.
Many Cabo weddings are set outdoors so weather is a part of the consideration. Although the weather is very good all year long in Cabo, there are weather issues that you might want to be aware of when choosing a date. In general the summer can be hot and sometimes a bit humid, and it can get a tad chilly in mid to late winter.
Spring and fall are usually ideal times to get married in Cabo, as the weather is just about perfect and the days are still long enough to allow for a full day of events.
Once you have picked a time of the year to get married, then it's time to check the calendars for the most important parties in the wedding party. Bride, groom, parents, best men and women, etc. Understand that not everyone will have the desire or ability to join you for your special day in Paradise. Make sure all those who are going have the proper immigration documentation. Showing up at the airport to head south and not being able to get on the plane can ruin somebody's day (especially the bride or groom!).
Picking a location that will work best for your event is another important step. There are several venues in the Cabo area that can accommodate most, if not all, of your wedding needs at one location. Not everyone will want to stay at the hotel that the wedding is planned for, so understand that some folks may be staying at other locations and will have to hook up with you for the fun.
Booking a large house on the beach or in the hills of Pedrigal above Cabo is another good option. For rates and information on renting a Villain Cabo drop by the CABO VILLAS web site.
The main location being set, it's now time to pick the specific spot at that location for the ceremony. Weddings on the beach are not uncommon in Cabo, as well as at the pool areas overlooking the ocean. Of course there are many indoor options as well.
Having the dates set and the venue chosen, it's now time to inform your guests about your big day. Providing a separate sheet of information along with the wedding invitation is a good way to give your guests a head's up about their options. In addition to providing them with information about the wedding and the hotel that the wedding party is staying at, it's a good idea to provide the names, phone numbers and web sites of alternative lodging options nearby. Of course giving them the Cabo Expo web site address is another nice touch!
For a fun way to get people together before the actual wedding, planning a beach party the night before the wedding ceremony is great idea. This can be done on the beach in front of the hotel, or at a separate ocation like La Concha Beach Club, next the the Melia Real Hotel just outside of Cabo.
Review the web site of CABO CONNECTIONS for more information on setting up weddings and events at the Cape!