November heralds weddings in La Antigua and guests come from all over the world to celebrate.
Antigueños recently founded Asociación Destino Antigua to provide better service and to promote the city’s tourism. Due to the continual increase in the wedding segment, they have helped co-found the Honeymoon and Wedding Guild through the Chamber of Tourism.
Guatemala’s finest wedding planners, many tour operators and hotels are sponsoring a familiarization trip for wedding planners from the U.S. to visit Antigua. Yes, the city is closer to New York and San Francisco than those cities to each other, making it very accessible with the increase in flights from different destinations.
What does Antigua have to offer?
A unique experience. Everyone is pleasantly surprised by the city’s setting as an exquisite destination. Talented Guatemalan artisans create extraordinary events with special decorations, flowers, candles and cuisine. The colonial monuments offer a fabulous venue for wedding guests and let’s not forget the city’s great weather and fabulous views.
Architect Norman Muñoz, former conservator of the city, welcomes foreign weddings, as they provide a lower impact on the city’s traffic and guests get to learn more about the colonial capital and the importance of preserving it. The National Council for the Protection of La Antigua Guatemala has five monuments and the funds from these activities help provide for their maintenance.
He says he is amazed by the creative decorations provided by Guatemalan artisans and delighted that weddings have provided so many new jobs for the city’s inhabitants. Julio Aceituno, president of the Wedding Guild, reports that “effortlessly, this industry was born in Antigua because of its beauty. Antigua also offers a great experience at about 30 percent of the cost for a comparable event in the U.S.—but add the 16th century touch and inviting your guests to a World Heritage Site!”
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