Bride: Aimee Pinson
Groom: Jeff Simington
Resort: Secrets Silversands
Agent: Leigh-Ann Scroggins
What made you decide on having a destination wedding?
I have always loved the ocean and the beach. My dream wedding has always been to stand on the sand with my love and pledge our life to each other.
What made you decide on the destination, venue?
I have been to Mexico several times, and the beaches are beautiful, and the people at the resorts are so nice. I decided on Secrets Silversands because I wanted to be surrounded by luxury settings, and to have my guest that traveled with us be well taken care of. The package price for our wedding as well as the price that my guest paid was a very good value for the wonderful luxurious hotel we stayed at.
What was the biggest difficulty in planning your destination wedding?
The biggest difficulty in planning our wedding was getting the exact time I wanted the service to start. I wanted a sunset wedding, but the officiant was not available at that time.
What was the highlight of the experience and what was the biggest surprise?
The highlight was being in such a beautiful place, my wedding party was treated like VIP guest, and the biggest surprise was the hotel threw in a honeymoon suite. It was absolutely stunning!
How well was the resort and your Wedding Coordinator to work with?
They were wonderful! They were there to meet me as soon as I arrived at the resort, we went over all the final details, and I didn't have to worry about another thing. I really enjoyed how our wedding coordinator was always in the shadows just in case I needed something, but I never felt like she was intruding on our event.
What is your advice to future brides?
My advice is to use the free Honeymoon Registry! They give you access to a free website to post about your upcoming wedding to keep your guest informed and the Honeymoon Registry gave our friends and family that were not going to be able to attend the option to give us a gift. My husband and I used the money towards our expenses and excursions, what we didn't use was transferred into our bank accounts.
Was there anything that you would change looking back?
Not one thing!