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Wedding Favors

Wedding Favors

Wedding Favor! 
If you ask me what I recommend as a Wedding Favor for your guests, I will tell you to consider an edible favor. Believe me, people enjoy it a lot. 
This beauty on the pictures is a mini-cake that one of my vendors do. They put it in a beautiful gift box with a bow, and we place it, either at everyone's place setting or on a table at the exit of the reception so they will grab theirs at the end of the event. 

๐Ÿ“ท by @merylinandino 
Cake vendor: @cmcakedesigners 

Say YES! to Puerto Rico for your Destination Wedding. 

I'm a Wedding Planner in Puerto Rico. 
I only do Amazing Weddings. 
Contact me!

Merylin Andino
Wedding Planner
787-475-1306
info@merylinandino.com
www.merylinandino.com

Wedding Venue

Wedding Venue

One of the biggest decisions youโ€™ll make as an engaged couple, is choosing your wedding venue. 
A good proportion of your budget and time will go to find your dream venue. 
First, decide on the type of wedding you want. Then, set a budget with careful consideration as to how much you can afford for your dream venue. 
There is really something out there to suit every kind of couple, itโ€™s just a matter of making your own decision based on your budget and vision. 
When you both go on to venue hunting, never visit more than three wedding venues in one day. It's definitely so overwhelming. Trust me!!!

Once you've decided on your venue, the rest of your planning should fall right into place. 

Adriana and James' Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Planner: @merylinandino 

Wedding Venue: Antiguo Casino, Old San Juan

Say YES! to Puerto Rico for your Destination Wedding. 

I'm a Wedding Planner in Puerto Rico. 
I only do Amazing Weddings. 
Contact me!

Merylin Andino
Wedding Planner
787-475-1306
info@merylinandino.com

Cake Tasting

Cake Tasting

What could happen at a Cake Tasting?  

One of the most difficult tasks the couple will be confronting during the wedding planning process, it's the Cake Tasting. "Why difficult?", you ask. Well, whenever I'm accompanying my clients at a cake tasting, choosing the flavor(s) becomes a challenge for them. "These are all so delicious.", they say. 
I mean this in a fun way. They truly enjoy it, although the hustle on choosing the flavor(s), it's real. ๐Ÿ˜ 
And that is what really happens at a Cake Tasting. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 
I always suggest that only the couple go to this tasting. Chances are, if the couple invite a friend/family, it could become a bit difficult. You can get more confused if you all clash on picking a flavor. 
Keep it simple... Just the two of you. Enjoy! ๐Ÿฐ 

Eva and Juan's Cake Tasting
Wedding Planner: @merylinandino 
Cake vendor: @cmcakedesigners  

Say YES! to Puerto Rico for your Destination Wedding.

I'm a Wedding Planner in Puerto Rico. 
I only do Amazing Weddings. 
Contact me!

Merylin Andino
Wedding Planner
787-475-1306
info@merylinandino.com
www.merylinandino.com

Wedding Budget

Wedding Budget

Lets talk about the Wedding Budget. 
Start by making a checklist of the "Must Have" and the "Nice to Have", one being the most important and the other one being the least. 
The budget is all about balance and priorities. 
For starters, take a good look and super-duper evaluate your guests' list. The more guests you have, the more food, liquor and decor you have to have. Your guests will always remember and talk about - the music and the food. So, the quality of these two should be a great priority. 
But most importantly, do what feels right for you both, not what people should expect. It's all about the overall experience that they will have, and the love and gratitude that you both will reflect on that special day towards them. 

Karol' Wedding Day
Wedding Planner: @merylinandino
Photographer: Atanas Kan
Venue: El Convento Hotel, Old San Juan

Say YES! to Puerto Rico for your Destination Wedding. 

I'm a Wedding Planner in Puerto Rico. 
I only do Amazing Weddings. 
Contact me!

Merylin Andino
Wedding Planner
787-475-1306
info@merylinandino.com 
www.merylinandino.com

Bridesmaids Gift

Bridesmaids Gift

Bridesmaids' Gift
Are you planning on giving your Bridesmaids a gift on the Wedding Day? 
This is a "nice to do" gesture to thank them for being part of such a special day for you. Not every Bride does it, so if for some reason you can't do it, don't feel bad. 
The most popular gift the Bride gives to her Bridesmaids, is a beautiful piece of jewelry to wear on the Wedding Day, and/or any day after. 
It's important to coordinate the gift exchange with the Photographer and Videographer so these professionals capture this moment. Same thing goes with the Groom and his Groomsmen. He can buy his Groomsmen a gift and hand it out to them on the day of the Wedding assuring the Photographer and Videographer documents it. 

Nina and her Bridesmaids
Wedding Planner: @merylinandino 
Photographer: Saul Padรบa
Venue: Hacienda Siesta Alegre  

Say YES! to Puerto Rico for your Destination Wedding. 

I'm a Wedding Planner in Puerto Rico. 
I only do Amazing Weddings. 
Contact me!

Merylin Andino
Wedding Planner
787-475-1306
info@merylinandino.com
www.merylinandino.com

Table setting

Table setting

Table setting tip: 
Create a beautiful place setting that are both functional and complimentary to the entire wedding decoration. 
Remember, your guests will spend a good amount of time at the wedding reception table mingling, eating, listening to speeches and watching the Newlyweds' first dance. 
Make a statement! รœ 

Betsy and Sib's Wedding Reception at The Ritz Carlton, Isla Verde 

Decoration: Intic / Photogarphy: Radhika Chalasani

IG: @merylinandino 

Say YES! to Puerto Rico for your Destination Wedding. 

I'm a Wedding Planner in Puerto Rico. 
I only do Amazing Weddings. 
Contact me!

Merylin Andino
Wedding Planner
787-475-1306
info@merylinandino.com
www.merylinandino.com 

Down the aisle song

Down the aisle song

You know you can upgrade your "Walking down the aisle song", right?

More and more Brides are skipping the traditional, "Here comes the Bride" song, and choosing a song that they truly enjoy and love. Choosing this particular song for you to walk down the aisle, can be tricky. You want to be original, you want to keep the moment beautiful and romantic, but most important, you want it to be meaningful. This song in particular could be one that you both pick because it means something for you both, or, it could be a surprise song with beautiful lyrics that you are dedicating to him as you walk down the aisle. 

At a destination wedding I had here in my island, Puerto Rico, one Bride danced down the beach aisle to Maroon 5's "Moves like Jagger". To this day, that is by far one of the most memorable, fun and super cool Bride's entrance I have ever experienced. No one expected it, so you can imagine everyone reaction... yeap, they started jumping, dancing and singing as she walked. What a cheerful moment that was! 

If you dream on having live musicians, let them know in advanced which song you want them to play for you. They can, of course, rehearse in advanced any song of your choice, from a classical to one on the top 20 charts. Just make sure they know at least two weeks prior so they can guarantee they will play the song for you.  

If you want out of the traditional songs, go ahead, show some unique personality in your ceremony with an unexpected soundtrack. Believe me when I say, I have even seen a Bride walk down the aisle to Guns n' Roses' "Sweet Child O Mine" played by Violinists... it was AMAZINGGG!!!   

Frances and Brandon's Destination Wedding
Wedding Planner: @merylinandino 
Photographer: @gabrielfoto 

Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal

Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal

Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal

This, for me, is very important and I always encourage my clients to schedule it with the entire Bridal Party, including everyone that will walk down the aisle, and also, the ones that will have part with a reading and/or escorting a family member. I suggest this takes place one to two days prior to the wedding day. It usually takes approximately 35 to 45 minutes. Your Wedding Planner should be there, of course, to guide you all through the steps. 

The rehearsal is the perfect time to familiarize with what you'll all be doing, as well as to help you all get more comfortable in your spot. It will also show the parents/grandparents where exactly they will be sitting, and where they should go when they're done walking down the aisle. Always consider and schedule with your Wedding Planner a Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal, so your entire Bridal Party will feel comfortable on the day of the Wedding. They will appreciate it! 
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Frances' Bridesmaids
Wedding Planner: @merylinandino 
Photographer: @gabrielfoto 

Say YES! to Puerto Rico for your Destination Wedding. 

Newlyweds' Grand Entrance

Newlyweds' Grand Entrance

Newlyweds' Grand Entrance
Guests really enjoy this time. If you ask me, I always recommend you play an upbeat song, but, of course, this will be determined by your preferences and demeanor. 

Here are my top 5 picks: 
- Is this Love, Bob Marley
- For once in my life, Stevie Wonder
- Crazy little thing called love, Queen
- Cheerleader, Omi
- Beautiful Day, U2

Karina and Christian's Wedding Reception
Grand Entrance's Song: Back in Time, Pitbull   

I am a Wedding Planner in Puerto Rico. I only do Amazing Weddings. Proud to be a top Wedding Coordinator in Puerto Rico. 

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Pet Friendly Wedding

Pet Friendly Wedding

The Beautiful Bride and the Best Man, Gucci. He did so amazing! ๐Ÿ•  

After you have assured your Wedding venue is Pet-Friendly, here are some great Tips to consider: 
1) Ask a trusted family/friend ahead of time to oversee your dog that day. Important!!! 
2) The wedding day outfit should remain minimal and comfortable. Do a trial prior to the day!!! 
3) Cast your dog in the appropriate role. Best Man or Ring Bearer, perhaps. 
4) Be sensitive to non-dog people. 
5) Don't forget their eating, potty and nap time. 

Gigi's Wedding Day  

I am a Wedding Planner in Puerto Rico. I only do Amazing Weddings. Proud to be a top Wedding Coordinator in Puerto Rico.  

"Day of the Wedding" Coordinator

"Day of the Wedding" Coordinator

You have planned everything, and you need someone to run the show so you can relax and enjoy the big day. 

These are my duties as a "Day of the Wedding" Coordinator: 
- I will introduce myself to your vendors and get an idea of what to expect on the wedding day. 
- I will review your contracts and understand exactly who is doing what and when. 
- I will create your day-of timeline, which will break down all the details regarding arrival times, setup and breakdown. 
- I will do a site visit with you both.
- Discuss all of the details you have planned to get an idea of how you envision the space on your wedding day. 
- The day before your wedding, I will run your ceremony rehearsal. 
- On your wedding day, I will be there to take care of everything. 
- Distribute the final payments/tips to the vendors.
- At the end of the evening, I will pack all of your goodies up (cake knives, flutes, gifts, etc.) 

Debby and Will's Beautiful Wedding

I am a Wedding Planner in Puerto Rico. I only do Amazing Weddings. Proud to be a top Wedding Coordinator in Puerto Rico.  

The Day after the Wedding

The Day after the Wedding

Picture this: 
The day after the Wedding, after a nice rest, meet with the family/friends for a nice brunch and then head out for a half-day trip to the local keys around Fajardo. 
Can you imagine it? รœ 
This is one of the many services/trips that my friends at @aquaadventurepr offer to my clients. This is a great alternative you can consider for the days prior to the wedding or after the wedding day. Puerto Rico is an entire experience.  

I am a Wedding Planner in Puerto Rico. I only do Amazing Weddings. Proud to be a top Wedding Coordinator in Puerto Rico.