Congratulations amigos. You are on your way to wedding planning in Mexico bliss 🙂 You found the most perfectly locatedprivate large beach garden in Banderas Bay. Now it is time to learn how to create your wedding.
Martoca Beach Garden (only 20 minutes from anything important in the Banderas bay 🙂 is the only stand alone (Non Villa or resort) locations available to rent for creating an original customized wedding in the Vallarta or Bucerias area. Most other locations are either hotels or villas that make you rent their rooms. So you found the perfect location. Now what? Well, we need to build your wedding proposal or “wedding package”. So you need to do your pre-checklist and then a checklist for your wedding services. For a pre-checklist, please visit the next post here in this blog where we discuss this in detail. I am assuming you have a budget, location, date, guest count and over all style in mind, this is the pre-checklist, so now we need a checklist for the actual services you will need in your wedding.
Popular Wedding Services that our couples enjoy in their weddings are varied. They depend on their budget and guest count and style. Even the date plays a role; For example you would not have a tent necessarily in March however in June you are more likely to have to have a tent. Like this example there are many others as to what services you may need or want in your wedding. Here is a list of the most requested services and items or vendors you can request for your original custom wedding in Martoca Beach Garden. Remember since we are not a hotel; So, we do not have so many restrictions and we do not have a large staff so we subcontract many services from local vendors. Therefore you are much more free to choose vendors of your liking.
Below is a list of the most (not all) requested services for Mexico weddings when you have a private wedding venue location:
Make-up and/or Hair Stylist
Bridal party florals
Welcome pergola (hostess area and table assignment)
Welcome drinks and snacks
Cocktail lounge with his and her drinks
Passed Apps in Lounge
Open Bar unlimited
Entertainment Music and Shows ( Mariachi or live band for the dancing or other shows like fire dancers)
Decorations of all kinds (ceremony, tables, venue, lighting, flower walls, souvenirs, etc)
When we create your wedding, we will basically select the “must have” services from this list according to your taste and budget. Some items and services are unavoidable such as venue and wedding planner and decor of some sort. As well as catering and bar services. Usually a ceremony is requested as well. After confirming your must have services (more on this in other posts here on this blog) you then may proceed to add to your list of services and make your wedding more fun and more decorated.
Like I mention a lot in our posts, it all depends on your taste and budget. The more budget you have to play with, the more services you will be able to include. If you need to cut back to adjust to a tight budget, we of course would not recommend having a string quartet for example. Dj will do just fine. However, if you love Jazz and have the budget, then you probably will request a jazz band and a lot of fun vintage props. Does this make sense?
If you read my blog here which are full of insight, in all modesty, you know I like to include the following services for a basic wedding. I call them our 7 core items for a wedding. You want to spend about 70% on these 7 services. It is my 7 on 7 rule. I have not seen many weddings in 7 years that did not include at least these following seven services:
Venue (lighting and accent props included)
Wedding Planner (included with our venue)
Welcome Pergola (hostess table assignment)
Ceremony (on beach or grass)
Cocktail Lounge (sofas on garden)
Catering and bar
DJ and Dance Floor
If you simply had the above services then you would have enough for a fun wedding that anyone would love and enjoy. Of course, all brides and want at least some entertainment like Mariachi band or fire dancers for example. Many need transportation. Some want hair and make up and bouquets assistance. Others need photographer and videographer. So there are many more services we may need. But at the very least I believe the above services will get you through the pinch if you have a tight budget. Just think of these 7 core services I listed above as a building base for your wedding pyramid.
I hope this helps you for planning and building your wedding. If you want our help just email me to firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to send you a proposal for the services you request. Just list the services you believe are a “must have” for your custom wedding and we will get to work on a quote for all the services and the venue. Remember to have a budget in mind and a guest count and a date in mind first.
We look forward to helping you create a magical Martoca Wedding amigos…