Costa Rica weddings have become incredibly popular, and it’s no wonder. With all the gorgeous beaches and lush tropical landscapes available to future newlyweds, a Costa Rica weddings package can be designed to fit any taste and any budget. A Costa Rica marriage will never be forgotten, not by guests or by newlyweds, but how do you find the right Costa Rica weddings package for you?
A good place to start is a travel agency. A good travel agent can review all of the available options for designing the perfect Costa Rica weddings package for you and your guests, and will be able to factor in price constraints, location, and even how much detail you want included in your package. Some Costa Rica weddings package planners will take care of everything from the license to the cake to the honeymoon, but if you want to plan some of the wedding yourself, that can also be arranged.
Many Costa Rica hotels have wedding and honeymoon planners on staff, so picking a honeymoon location and contacting the hotel of your dreams is another way to find the perfect Costa Rica weddings package. Chances are good that the hotel will be thrilled to help you plan the entire affair. The larger the hotel and the more luxurious the location, the better the chances are that an experienced wedding planner will be on staff. So many people honeymoon at Costa Rica beaches and national parks that finding help in this area is not difficult. A more common problem is deciding how to choose between all the various wedding and honeymoon planners available.
If you have travelled to Costa Rica in the past and already have a favorite spot, start by contacting your favorite hotel. If you’ve never been to Costa Rica, you don’t have to make your decision about where to marry all by yourself. Many agencies specialize in arranging only wedding packages and nothing else. A simple web search will turn up dozens of wedding planning agencies that can give you a good sense of what your choices are according to your budget and your taste.
Some of the more popular destinations for Costa Rica weddings packages are the Arenal Volcano area, the beaches on the western Pacific coast, and the inland Monteverde mountain range. Many locations in Costa Rica combine white sandy beaches with adjacent tropical and jungle scenery, so if you want it all, you can definitely have it all.
One advantage of a Costa Rica marriage is that you don’t have to travel far to follow it up with a fabulous honeymoon. Weddings in Costa Rica are generally performed by officiants, not religious clergy. A few of the Costa Rica marriage regulations are somewhat different that those within the United States. For example, if the bride has been married before, 300 days must have elapsed since her divorce, and she will have to submit to a pregnancy test in order to get the marriage license approved. The bride will want to arrive in Costa Rica about three days in advance of the ceremony in order to complete all the necessary paperwork.
However, the good news is that obtaining a marriage license is not difficult, and a Costa Rica marriage is valid anywhere else in the world once the license has been granted and the marriage has been performed. Any wedding planning agency will be more than happy to walk a couple through the legalities without a lot of fuss or hassle. Costa Rica depends on tourism so the last thing officials want to do is scare off potential newlyweds. Planning a Costa Rica wedding has never been easier.