Making Your Costa Rica Wedding Unique
You’ve already decided to have your wedding in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, one of the top ten best beaches in the world and the #1 beach in Central and South America, so it’s already going to be pretty unique. This is not going to be your mother’s wedding. You are going to say your vows on a gorgeous white sand beach while the sun dips into the sparkling waves of the Pacific Ocean, turning the sky brilliant shades of pink, orange, red, and purple. Your first steps as a married couple will leave footprints in the sand. This is going to be a magical wedding no matter what. But, for those brides and grooms who want to take things a step further, there are a few things to do that will make the wedding truly unique.
It’s Your Costa Rica Wedding: Make an Unforgettable Entrance
Dancing down the aisle is so 2009. I mean, who even needs an aisle? You’re getting married at one of the best surf spots in Costa Rica. Why not let the waves carry you to your ceremony? Grab your boards, paddle out to a break, and let Mother Nature let you know when the time is right to tie the knot. Glide in together and make an entrance that no one will forget any time soon.
Not a surfer? Not sure you want to get married in a swimsuit? No problem. Imagine two boats setting off from opposite sides of the beach, meeting at a point just off shore, and then making the journey inland together. You step out of the boat, the wind dramatically whipping your hair back, the spray catching the glint of the sun behind you. Together you walk with your soon-to-be-husband through your gathered friends and family to the spot where you will pledge yourselves to each other for the rest of your lives. It’s like a scene out of a movie and sure to make jaws drop.
You’re in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica: Embrace the Costa Rican Culture
You chose Santa Teresa, Costa Rica as your beach wedding destination for a reason. Maybe it was the beautiful beaches. Maybe it was the ease of planning. Maybe you’ve just always wanted to come for a visit. Whatever your reasoning, it probably wasn’t because of the Costa Rican culture, as vibrant as it may be. But why not make your wedding even more unique by integrating aspects of Costa Rica?
Hire a local band or DJ to play music at your reception. Latin music is fun to dance to and your guests will have a good time on the dance floor whether they know the exact steps or not. The rhythms are so hypnotic that everyone will be on their feet in no time.
Costa Rica may not be known for its cuisine, but some of the local dishes can be quite flavorful – especially the desserts. You may not want all the food at your reception to be local cuisine, but you could incorporate local side dishes like fried plantains or rice and beans to the menu. You could even have a tres leches wedding cake.
Instead of going to the hassle and expense of trying to get foreign plants and flowers for bouquets and decorations, go local. Costa Rica’s flora is both unique and gorgeous. A bouquet consisting of a single orchid can be more breathtakingly beautiful than a dozen of the world’s reddest roses.
Getting married in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is special. You chose this location for a reason, so why not make the most of it? Don’t be afraid of bucking tradition a little bit. Plan a wedding that integrates your beautiful surroundings and embodies the essence of you and your fiancé.