Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Customizing Your Destination Wedding, With A Mayan Twist!

The number of couples choosing destination weddings is on the rise, and with the state of the economy in such flux, it's no wonder--as this route offers a relatively affordable alternative for couples that still want to enjoy a luxurious wedding experience. A recent survey in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons magazine reported that about a quarter of all engaged couples tie the knot away from home. The idea of affordable luxury in an exotic setting is certainly a compelling reason to consider a remote wedding, however most couples still want to maintain some uniqueness or customization.

There are all types of ways to give your destination a feel that is unique to you as a couple; from small touches and activities, to signature decorations, there's no reason to opt for a canned beach wedding that doesn't also represent you as a couple. 

For the couple that is really looking to do something different, consider this: a beach wedding with a Mayan twist! Officiated by a Mayan Shaman, the traditional ceremony is a spiritual and interactive celebration which honors the four basic elements--earth, water, air, and fire. 

After the ceremony is complete, invite guests to join you for a traditional Temazcal, a Mayan sweat lodge that involves the shaman guiding guests through a purification ritual which commemorates new beginnings. 

After honoring the traditional aspects of the Mayan ceremony, you can always bring things back to a more standard American ceremony, while still incorporating small touches and rituals of the Mayan celebration, not to mention all of the fun decoration options! 

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