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How do we get started with our planning?

You have probably done some searching, are a little overwhelmed, and unsure how to move forward. Don't worry, that's completely normal! There is an overload of information out there, often conflicting, and we are here to keep it easy on you. We are located in Costa Rica, we know these properties, we know the hotel owners and managers by their first names, and can provide you with reliable recommendations based on years of travel planning experience, our own site inspections, and thousands of clients vacation and wedding reviews.

Now that you know you are considering or would like to be married in Costa Rica, we recommend completing our Request Form to receive your Custom Wedding Getaway Itinerary. This request form walks you through the simple information we need in order to create a customized trip plan and wedding quote. You can also give us a call and we can walk through the information together.

After you have received your proposal from us, we recommend reviewing this and compiling your guest list (which you probably already started loosely doing once you became engaged!). Next, we recommend dividing your guest list into four groups: Definite, Most Likely, Not Sure, and Probably Not. There will always be surprises in your guest list and some of those Probably Not's will surprise you, but some of those Definite's and Most Likely's will have schedule conflicts that prevent them from making it to your event.  So in our experience, the number you come up with for your Definite's is usually the number of guests you end up with. This will give us an idea of what type of properties and venue to recommend to accommodate your party.

At the same time you will be working out your itinerary with us to meet your preferences and when it is ready you will order your Save the Dates and create your Wedding Website.

You will want to give your guests as much notice as possible to ensure they have time to plan for the getaway. Your will contain your wedding date and wedding website.  Your wedding website will contain information to assist you guests with travel planning and to help field questions so that you don't end up playing travel agent to your friends and family! Your guests itinerary options will be on your website, with our contact information so that they can contact us directly and we will coordinate their plans.