ANNA + MARC
If you’re considering having a destination wedding in PR (and if you think your guests will be able to swing it, I highly recommend, as nothing can quite match the feeling of a three day party with your loved ones) you’re going to need someone very familiar with your location, someone responsible, someone easy to work with, but most importantly, someone you can trust. Remember, you will be speaking at length to this person for over a year and they will be involved in every part of your big day. With that in mind, I absolutely recommend Maribel and her team at RIBEL+CO to plan your wedding in Puerto Rico. Before hiring Maribel, my wife and I spoke with a couple of other wedding planners, but no one combined the level of professionalism and trust that we felt with Maribel. With every phone call she felt like a friend; never rushing us off the phone and spending time to listen to all of our concerns or questions. When the Zika crisis hit Puerto Rico hard and we thought our wedding might have to be postponed for an entire year, she understood our situation and tried to work with us and other vendors. My advice in the whole process is make sure you visit Puerto Rico before your wedding and spend a couple of days with her and her team. It’s a much needed opportunity to figure out logistics, visit with vendors, and get to know Maribel a bit. Also, do not be afraid to bring her suggestions or ideas that you see in magazines. Do some research as sometimes there are limited selections of things you may want in Puerto Rico, but where there’s a will, there’s a way, and Maribel will definitely work to make it happen. The process of planning can be stressful, but she cares tremendously about what she does, and most importantly, we felt like she really cared about my wife and I having the best day of our lives. We look forward to meeting up with her again when we visit soon!