Riviera Maya Honeymoon Activities: Visit the Cenotes

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If you’re headed to Riviera Maya, Mexico for your destination wedding or honeymoon, you’ll have plenty to do once you arrive.  On a recent visit to the fabulous Rosewood Mayakoba, we got the chance to experience some of the unique activities the area has to offer – like swimming in the cenotes!  That’s right, a bucket list item for me for sure, we got to swim in the beautiful underground caves known as cenotes.  There are approx 7000 of them in the region and they truly take your breath away.  You climb under the earth and when you reach your destination, you’re in a natural pool, surrounded by crystals that form and make the water incredibly refreshing (and good for your skin too!).

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If you were ever in the market for a GoPro, now is the time to get one.  It’s hard to describe how magical it is in the chilly water as you put mud on your skin and get that natural glow, like you’re in a spa but better!

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The caves are part of the Mayan culture in the area and your guide will teach you a bit about their history during the hour long excursion.

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We traveled by swanky SUV thanks to Rosewood Mayakoba and were greeted by warm towels and cold water once we emerged.  If your family and friends are up for a little adventure (and not too claustrophobic) then be sure to plan an outing under the ground and a visit to one of the many cenote spots in Riviera Maya during your destination wedding weekend.  You won’t forget or regret it!

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Photography: Dave Noonan – C10 Studios, Booking: Rosewood Mayakoba

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We’re Going Global with Wedding Industry Consulting

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Did you know that Jet Fete is powered by The Bridal Bar?  That’s right, our site, Jet Fete by Bridal Bar is the destination weddings and honeymoons answer for couples planning a wedding across the globe, in places that the Southern California based Bridal Bar just couldn’t have reached otherwise.  Well, for those of you who don’t know much about The Bridal Bar, it’s a a complimentary wedding concierge with multiple locations for engaged couples who help business grow, improve and of course, connect with engaged couples.  The Bridal Bar’s founder, Harmony Walton, also has a national talk radio show on iHeartRadio, two popular wedding blogs (including this one!),  a collection of wedding websites, a line of luxury registry products, oodles of celebrity clientele and press mentions and so much more.  Needless to say, we’re busy!

But now it’s time to grow again and get even busier – by helping you – the destination wedding professional!  Sorry brides and grooms, today’s feature is focused on helping the pros.  From the destination location (property or tourism board) to the local wedding vendor on island, The Bridal Bar is expanding it’s B2B consulting across the globe to help better destination and honeymoon brands and services for couples.  From organizing and producing FAM trips to developing strategic partnerships to drive more revenue and buzz to a venue, we’ve got over a decade of experience with a specialization in the destination market.  And we want to help you grow!

So reach out and say hello and let us help you achieve your destination goals.  For more info, contact our founder, Harmony Walton at hello@bridalbar.com.

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming!

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Luggage Free

Luggage Free is a specialty courier service that picks up your luggage ahead of time and ships it to your destination. Forget about the hassle and stress of dealing with baggage at the airport! Luggage Free will also ship just about anything from surfboards to skis, bikes, and anything you may need for your destination wedding. On-time delivery is guaranteed,but in the unlikely case that your bag is late, Luggage Free with give you a $500 reimbursement for the inconvenience. Tracking information is also provided and parcels are hand-wrapped in protective packaging to ensure your belongings are safe and secure upon delivery. With their fair pricing and 24 hours customer service, Luggage Free is a perfect option for our jet setting couples!

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{Photo Courtesy of: Kelly Purkey: Travel Tips}

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How to Tip in Foreign Countries

Planning your honeymoon or destination wedding in a foreign country?  It’s good to know the customs before you go – especially about the everyday encounters, such as tipping!  The folks at Wego created this handy tipping chart to help you do as the locals do when abroad.  Happy spending!

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Infographic Source: Wego.com

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Carribean Wedding Packages in the BVI

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The British Virgin Islands have some of the most gorgeous beaches you will ever see. So it’s no wonder that couples all over the world jet off to the BVI to wed. The sun, sand, and clear waters are sure to make any destination wedding unforgettable. Well now it’s easier than ever to wed at this great location! The British Virgin Islands have teamed up with amazing resorts and hotels like Peter Island Resort & Spa, Sugar Mill, and Rosewood Little Dix Bay to bring you the best in wedding packages! Experience the BVI like never before as the planning is all taken care for you. Packages vary from resort to resort but a few amenities include hour long massages for couples, gourmet dinners, day sailing, sunset cruising, and so much more! The great thing about these options is that they can pretty much fit into anyone couple’s budget – packages range from $875 and up. To check out all their partner packages and the fab resorts and villas where you can wed, visit the BVI wedding packages site.  Happy travels friends!

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