Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Should I have a full blown wedding or a sweet and simple elopement?

It all depends. Our property is really a great place to do any of the two, but the most important thing, is your intention for having the wedding. Of course that you are getting married because you plan to spend the rest of your life with your “honey bun” “hubby” or “krispy crème” (so many nicknames!), but on the day of… there is a way you can choose to start it! 

A large wedding is a great opportunity not only share your memorable experience with others, but also to thank all those friends and family, especially “Uncle Jimmy” (you know you have one in your family!). You can have so much fun at this type of wedding, because once you say I do, it’s time to enjoy a few drinks, eat great food and dance like a wild monkey! Its Costa Rica after all…

For elopements, its more about an intimate moment between the bride and groom, not having a worry in the world! If your “happy tears” start coming out a bit earlier than expected, and your mascara starts running a bit, it’s ok… If you start walking down the aisle and you forgot the bouquet back in the room while you are getting ready, it’s ok… if you tripped on the sand (without a cause in sight!) as you were gazing at your future husband, ITS OK! It’s your day, and you are sharing it with the only person that loves to see you just the way you are!

So as you can see, it all depends what you are looking for. After all, it is YOUR day! should somebody tell you different?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2012 Wedding packages: Spread the word!

Our new 2012 Wedding Packages are finally here! 

Here's the link to download the new Costa Rica weddings brochure.

Let your friends, family or your future husband/wife (wink wink) take a peek, and we will be helping you decide where on the beach you would like your ceremony to be in no time!

Look forward to hearing from you all. Remember you can email us at sjopa-salesadm@hilton.com, or visit the Hilton Papagayo Resort website for more information.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I finally found the one…but is Costa Rica the one?

So why is Costa Rica better than any other place in the WORLD to get married? Let me give you some top 5 picks….

1.      Miles away from bowties and fancy designer purses, this is one stress free wedding that will definitely make others jealous (spending only ½ the price!)
2.      Why go with the plain jane white sand beach, where you literally see EVERYWHERE. Instead, get married in a volcanic sand beach, where towering green trees, exotic birds and the gentle Costa Rican sun may not have been on your guest list....but they are definitely welcome!
3.      You can land in Costa Rica, and get married on the same day….and you thought Vegas was fun.
4.      We give away free kisses on the cheek, even before we know the person’s name! We love to see your guests blush…
5.      The PURA VIDA lifestyle. If you don’t know what this means, you don’t even know what you are missing! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Traditional wedding back home, or destination wedding + honeymoon in a tropical paradise?

It has become quite common that we get wedding groups that will stay for a few nights, and have a wedding that guests just can’t stop talking about. Newlyweds then choose to continue their honeymoon in Costa Rica, checking out nearby destinations.

Why so?.... Why not!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Choose the color of your wedding

We are currently working on our brand new (and unique) Costa Rica wedding packages. We have created a new concept called HILTON SIMPLIFY, allowing you to choose not only your wedding package ('Just Us' package, 'Only Us' package or 'With Us' package), but as well as pre set décor packages (Pristine, Serene, Earthly, Passion), additional wedding ideas & items, photography, and food & beverage.

At Hilton Papagayo, we understand how challenging it may be to plan a destination wedding, but it doesn’t have to be. Planning a wedding at Hilton Papagayo just got easier!

Look out for these new packages… Here's a sneek peek of our décor packages below!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The best marriage proposals...

I'm not going to write much today... These videos speak for themselves.  Enjoy!!


Are you crying yet?

We are preparing a post on the top weddings and wedding proposals in our Costa Rica resort... Stay tuned!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

I guess I should present myself…but, just because they told me

Ok I’m really not the one to talk much about myself…but I am glad to see that you are visiting our blog, as we talk about the fun, amazing and truly memorable moments here at Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa. We will also post pictures of past weddings, great ideas and lots of “unbelievable, but true” stories.

There was a little boy named from Andre Brathwaite from the island of Trinidad and Tobago, that lived in 5 different countries, and ended up in Costa Rica working as the Catering and Event Manager. That about sums it all up!

Ok…I guess I could tell you a bit more.

Wedding Details!

What details should a bride keep in mind, when having a wedding at “our little slice of paradise” (Hilton Papagayo)?

“At Hilton Papagayo we do not only specialize in weddings, but also provide ample advice for those in need….GROOMS! I always tell the groom …if she asks for your opinion regarding wedding details, get involved (because you care)…but not too involved. Remember, it’s her day and that is all that matters!” Andre – Catering and Event Manager

That’s just crazy!

Top 7 fun & unbelievable wedding moments I’ve experienced at Hilton Papagayo .
by Andre Brathwaite – Catering and Event Manager

·         Getting married, groom jumps in the pool right after dinner, and loses his wedding ring….after 30 minutes of touching the floor of the pool with his toes, finds the ring!

·         Groom cancelling the entire wedding on wedding day, and 5 hours later (after everything was cancelled), asks for it to be reinstated the next day…and to this day they are still happily married

·         Seeing a 70 yr old father of the bride break dancing. Show them what you got!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Coming soon!

The Wedding Planner at the Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa is preparing the best tips for your wedding... the best venues, useful tips, making your wedding the most special one, and much more!

We'll start on mid-may... See you later!