Destination Wedding Planning Series

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Larissa head shot

I want to introduce you all to Larissa Banting, a wedding planner in Costa Rica. Larissa has written a mini-series for The Smart Planner called "My Bride is Having a Destination Wedding, Now What?!" with the ins and outs of planning a wedding from afar. We'll be featuring her expertise for the next two weeks and it is chock full of great advice for wedding planners anywhere, so make sure you don't miss out!

Here is her official bio:

Owner of Weddings Costa Rica, the largest wedding planning and design consultancy for destination weddings in Costa Rica, is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants. After a decade of planning special events and working as a publicist for the arts and film industry in Canada, Larissa came to Costa Rica on a film shoot, fell in love with one of the local actors and left the Great White North for the land of Pura Vida. Experiencing challenge after road block planning her own beach wedding, she opened Weddings Costa Rica to help other couples avoid the stress she encountered. Five years and 300+ weddings later, she is still deliriously in love, has an adorable baby girl and is pinching herself over her good luck to be in a business she absolutely relishes.

Larissa has a written a guidebook, The Bradt Guide - Costa Rica, and is (slowly) working on a planning guide, The Lazy Bride’s Guide. Her blog is www.lazybride.com. A huge fan of The Smart Planner, Larissa is thrilled to be guest blogging and connecting with other wedding planners worldwide (gotta love the ‘net!).


Thanks, Larissa!

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