If you’re looking for a tropical spot to have your destination wedding, look no further than Costa Rica.
I’m absolutely positive that this country has something for everybody.
This wedding was located at the W hotel in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. From the breathtaking blue waters, to the activities on the beach + ability to be a relaxing honeymoon spot, this hotel has it all.
When a couple is planning their wedding at W hotel, they will be paired with a planner + get to choose what type of music they want, how long of a ceremony, their ceremony spot + even how they want their reception decorated.
When planning a destination wedding, one big fear is that many feel like they can’t customize much about their day, but I feel as though you’ll have a great experience working with this hotel. My couple, Sarah and Pablo had an amazing experience working with this hotel’s planning staff and customizing all the details of their day. Throughout the process, they were available to help plan and make sure the couple had everything they needed as they approached their wedding day.
There are other amazing tropical wedding destinations that i’m sure you’ve already considered like Aruba, Tulum, Cancun Mexico, The Cayman Islands, the big island of hawaii and much more. Though, i’m going to tell you why Costa Rica is the perfect spot for your destination wedding. As opposed to just tropical scenery, palm trees and beaches, Costa Rica offers much more. The Scenery in Costa Rica is extremely diverse and offers beach, volcanoes, mangroves, jungle and rainforests!
Due to it being dry season, December through April are the best months to have your wedding in Costa Rica. Otherwise, you risk having your wedding mixed with rain (which isn’t necessarily bad) but most people don’t want this experience on their wedding day. Please note, this is a high time of year to visit Costa Rica (but that’s why it’s popular for weddings). Most likely you’ll have everything you need on site for weddings, but this is just something to note if you want to surround your wedding with activities. You may just need to book in advanced prior to arriving in Costa Rica.
When it’s not possible to get married in the winter, the next best time to get married in costa rica is June through August. You have a higher likely chance of rain during these months, but lower hotel rates. The only time you want to completely avoid having a wedding in Costa Rica is September and October. It rains like cats and dogs during these months and you would likely have rain on your day.
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Below are some photos for you to check out from Sarah and Pablo’s wedding at the Westin Hotel in Guanacaste province, Costa Rica.
If you’re looking for a photographer for your tropical destination wedding…hi! My name is Lexi Foster. I am available for travel worldwide. With each and every wedding couple, I work hard to help them plan + scout locations, figure out permits, legality of getting married in an international wedding location + remove all the headache away from planning a destination wedding.
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Photography: Lexi Foster Photography
Floral Design: Lavanda Floral Design @Lavanda.floral
Dress: Alon Livine
Band: Latin Wave
I’m Lexi! I am passionate about documenting eloping couples all over the globe, in a place that’s special to you. My approach to your day is as honest as you experience it + less of the stiff stuff. I’d love to hear what you’re dreaming up for your wedding day!