Planning a destination wedding in Costa Rica with Red Velvet Weddings


Costa Rica, with its lush landscapes, exotic wildlife, and breathtaking beaches, is an idyllic setting for an adventurous destination wedding. If you and your significant other are thrill-seekers at heart, this blog is tailor-made for you. We will help you plan your exciting, unforgettable Costa Rica destination wedding with the assistance of the exceptional team at Red Velvet Weddings.

Getting started

Planning a wedding, let alone a destination wedding can seem daunting. But fear not – the Red Velvet Weddings team is here to take the stress out of your planning process. With their extensive experience and meticulous approach, you can be confident your wedding will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Step 1: Determine your vision.

Identify your dream wedding’s must-haves. Do you envision a beachfront ceremony at sunset? Or perhaps an exotic jungle reception? Costa Rica offers a variety of locales to fit your adventurous spirit. Discuss your vision with the Red Velvet Weddings team, and we will help you bring it to life.

Step 2: Budgeting and logistics.

While Costa Rica can be a cost-effective destination wedding locale, budgeting is still crucial. Consider factors like guest numbers, travel expenses, and accommodations. Red Velvet Weddings has strong relationships with vendors and suppliers in Costa Rica and will ensure you receive the best quality service at the most reasonable prices.

Picking the perfect location.

Costa Rica is known for its diversity, boasting everything from enchanting rainforests to pristine beaches and active volcanoes. 

Beachfront bliss.

If you’re dreaming of a beach wedding, consider Playa Conchal or Manuel Antonio. These are two of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and provide a picturesque backdrop for your vows.

Rainforest romance.

For those wanting a more exotic setting, the Arenal Volcano area offers stunning rainforest venues. Imagine saying ‘I do’ surrounded by the lush canopy, perhaps even near a waterfall. 

Pre-Wedding fun.

Set the tone for your wedding with pre-ceremony activities. Arrange a group hike in the Manuel Antonio National Park, go ziplining in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, or take a catamaran cruise along the Guanacaste coast. The Red Velvet Weddings team can help you coordinate these exciting events for you and your guests.

Wedding day adventures.

Bring the adventure into your wedding day. Arrive at your ceremony on horseback, exchange vows under the rainforest canopy while on a suspension bridge, or have your cocktail hour on a boat cruising the Pacific Ocean. Let your imagination run wild!

Honeymoon excitement.

Don’t let the adventure end at the wedding reception. Costa Rica is also a paradise for honeymooners. Whether it’s white water rafting on the Pacuare River, diving in the clear waters of the Catalina Islands, or exploring the mystical caves of Barra Honda National Park, your adventure-filled marriage can start on an equally adventurous note.

Ensuring a smooth wedding day

The last thing you need on your wedding day is stress. With Red Velvet Weddings at the helm, you can relax and focus on celebrating your love. We handle everything from transportation and accommodations to coordinating with local vendors, ensuring your big day goes off without a hitch.

Planning a destination wedding in Costa Rica may seem like a mammoth task, but with your vision and the expertise of the RVW team, it can become a thrilling reality. So, embrace the adventure, and let the Pura Vida lifestyle of Costa Rica guide your journey to marital

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