Destination Wedding Tips from the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen

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Picture this, sand on your feet, salty, gentle breeze, the ocean’s subtle waves, and saying “I do” to your significant other in front of friends and family.

With wedding season right around the corner, it’s time to plan the perfect beach wedding – the type that all guests will be talking about a year after, and the type that other brides will want to re-create. Many factors tie into what makes the perfect grand destination wedding, and we have reached out to our friends at the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort for some tips. They play host to an elite team of wedding planning experts who follow and understand the latest wedding trends.

With the ability to customize every detail to each taste, a tropical wedding opens up ideas for a unique, simple, and unforgettable adventure. Designing a wedding is an unprecedented experience in the life of the bride and groom. Here are a few tips to make sure your destination wedding will surpass even the highest expectations.

1. Design Your Own Dream
“Designing a wedding is an unprecedented and unique experience. That’s why when good says “I Do,” Grand leaves you speechless. Weddings at Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort are nothing short of extraordinary. With exceptional cuisine, breathtaking settings, and unparalleled service, your big day won’t simply be special. It will be spectacular.

At the resort, we know that this moment is the most important in the life of the bride and groom; one that will live in their memories forever. That’s why we consider ourselves a dream factory, working to make each wedding unique and unrepeatable, completely designing them according to the wishes of our guests and enhanced by our #LivingGrand philosophy, which combines the essence of relaxed luxury, approachable sophistication, great experiences, and creative moments.

All of these qualities are incorporated into the wedding planning process and adapted to the desires of the bride and groom. We know that this is your day and we know that we only have one chance to make a grand experience.”
Braulio Carrillo, Public Relations Manager

2. The Magic Hour
“The ocean presents one of the most beautiful settings so I always encourage couples to consider having their wedding during the “magic hour.” As the sun drops below the horizon, the light is truly magical, highlighting all of the beautiful details of your wedding – from the bride’s dress to the groom’s outfit, hairstyles and jewelry, and especially the sparkle of love in everyone’s eyes. Not to mention, with the exceptional light illuminating your ceremony, you’ll be able to capture the perfect photo opps for you to remember your special day by.

Additional perks to getting married at a 6:30PM sunset include the fact that you won’t need to worry about extreme heat, sunburn, or bugs. Also, flowers also don’t like the hot sun and can be tricky to work with, so the sunset ceremony will allow you to choose a ceremony design and flowers without having to worry if they can hold up in the heat.”
Rocio Cervantes, Wedding Manager

3. Keep it Casual
“There are a few ground rules you should follow in order to look great, remain comfortable, yet chic enough for a non-traditional beach wedding. Light fabrics that do not cling to the body are best, in materials like linen, chiffon, organza, and even cotton blends or lace. You want something that is light, but can still look luxurious.

For hair, choose a loose braid or put previously curled hair in an up do. These styles will not only stand up to the heat, but will also be protected from the wind coming off the sea. For makeup, be sure to use a primer before applying and try using airbrushed make-up as it lasts longer.”
— Veronica Sarmiento, Director of Sales & Marketing

4. Recharge your Body and Soul
“Bride or groom, when it comes to your wedding day you want to make sure that you look and feel your best – and that’s where the Cenote Spa comes in. An escape to the Cenote Spa before your wedding will show you what it means to truly relax, surrounded by elegant spaces and superior experts, you’ll be treated to a spa experience unlike any other.

The Cenote Spa recently incorporated three new massages, designed to revitalize and recharge the body of the guests and are aimed at different types of needs: the Burnout Relief treatment helps reduce the tension and pressure; thanks to the power of anti-inflammatory and analgesic spices and herbs such as clove and rosemary, the Muscular Tension Therapy is a great way to alleviate tension in your back, neck or shoulders through the application of warm compresses to relax and prepare the muscles for a descontracturant massage; and the Samunrai Thai Poultice Massage converges three massage techniques in one – traditional Thai pindas, shiatsu and Swedish massage – to bring the body and mind to a state of deep relaxation and rest.”
Ledia Camara, Cenote Spa Manager


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