No hablo español
It’s been somewhat difficult for my fiancé & I to discuss our destination wedding plans with our families & friends….everyone has an opinion! We know we aren’t going to please everyone but when it comes down to it…its our choice & our special day. We both want a small wedding with our closest family members & friends in attendance. I couldn’t tell you the last time I spent quality time with my loved ones for a few days in a row (altogether)!
We are traveling to Mexico in a few weeks to scout our top venue locations (SO HAPPY!). I must admit I have felt high amounts of anxiety about our wedding & wedding plans over the past two months for a few reasons. Since we want to do a destination wedding, no real decisions about our big day have been locked down: venue & date! If we were planning a wedding in Philadelphia or NJ Shore, these decisions would of been made by now. We also want to make sure we send our save-the-date cards out ASAP giving our guests close to a year notice 🙂 (so yea, I’m anxious to pick our venue & date!) I have already broken down in tears a few times…I’m OK now.
Originally, Chad & I were looking at Rivera Maya & Cancun as locations for our wedding. But after learning that January & February dates were not ideal for Chad’s work schedule, we pushed our date back & changed location. After February, Rivera Maya & Cancun’s weather becomes too hot & humid (plus spring break 2013). I am not trying to sweat & have fizzy hair on my wedding day! I also looked into St. Lucia, St. Thomas & Jamaica. The Ritz Carlton St. Thomas is beautiful but pricey. I also found this amazing plantation in St. Lucia but again, too expensive. And I could not relate to Jamaica & jerk chicken.
So Cabo San Lucas it is 🙂 I heart Mexico. I also love tequila, & guacamole (not in that order). Chad and I both also loved the fact that Cabo’s weather offers sunny days & low humidity. Average highs remain comfortable year-round, ranging from the mid-70s in the winter months to the mid-90s in the summer, with very low annual rainfall (perfect). We narrowed down our wedding venue to 6 locations with the help of “In The Know Experiences,” a travel specialist company based out of NYC. My vision is a 5-star boutique hotel with modern decor. I hate the feeling & experience of staying at a big resort with lots of kiddy pools filled with a bunch of travelers who never been on vacation (yes, I’m a snob but you would agree).
I can’t wait to stay & explore these 6 locations. Chad has already been warned that I’m bringing my camera & flip cam to record the entire experience. Who knows? Maybe I’ll finally get Chad in front of the camera…yea right! We both would love to learn more Spanish too….Our goal in the next year. Maybe we can find a used Rosetta Stone kit to buy. Below are some photos of the resorts we are scouting 🙂 Wish us luck!