Why wait for the honeymoon? Cruise in early for spa days and pool time. Then linger as long as you can after the festivities wind down. Planning a wedding can test the strongest will. A week or two in the desert is just the antidote for stressed-out nerves and runaway jitters. Check in to a tricked-out suite with pampering amenities
Lush fairways, fairy-tale ballrooms, and everything you need for a wedding staycation. Golfers aren’t the only ones with a soft spot for emerald courses surrounded by jaw-dropping mountain panoramas. Brides and grooms appreciate dedicated wedding planners, dramatic venues, and sprawling honeymoon suites. Guests create a complete vacation without hopping in a car thanks to restaurants, tennis courts, pools, a spa,
Who still treats guests to a rehearsal dinner these days? “Almost everyone!” says Trish Jones, co-owner of The Walk Down the Aisle in Palm Springs, an event design, styling, and planning company. And those who don’t often host another version of this traditional event in the form of a modern welcome party to thank family, and usually friends, who have
No matter your wedding date, it’s easy to incorporate the season’s freshest flavors when you know where to look. Of course, this delicious stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s offers a special abundance of comfort foods, traditional dishes, beloved family recipes, and festive confections to choose from. “Capturing the season of your wedding is a great way to celebrate,” says
When a girl gets engaged, her girlfriends have just one burning question (and it has nothing to do with who is going to catch that silly bouquet or what style of bridesmaid dresses they’ll be wearing): “So, where’s the bachelorette party?” Palm Springs is officially the unofficial new go-to destination for girlfriend getaways and destination bachelorette parties. And it’s not
Gay weddings aren’t a niche in Greater Palm Springs. Couples travel from afar to make their bond here, knowing they will be welcome and celebrated.
If you’re never heard of a spa wedding, that’s because few people are brave enough to host one! OK, that’s not quite true. A spa wedding is certainly not for everyone. But for people who envision a peaceful gathering that forgoes cutting it on the dance floor in favor of lounging around in spa robes, this might be your dream
Who doesn’t love a club-worthy wedding DJ or a live band that brings the house down? And, who doesn’t loathe a mediocre or awful one? Eye-rolling and early guest departures are a sure sign that the wedding entertainment has taken a terribly wrong turn. Not the way you want your first party as a married couple to end. In Greater
Just because you’re tying the knot doesn’t mean you’re tied into an expected theme with Palm Springs weddings. With all the midcentury modern hoopla that surrounds the area, couples might think every wedding looks the same. Think again. With balmy weather, towering palms that rustle on the breeze, and a timeless mountain backdrop, the Coachella Valley lends itself to sultry
Being open-minded makes the wedding dress an easy place to curtail costs and keep them within the lines of reason.