A new post-wedding option
By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor
We’ve heard of “trashing the dress” – the phenomenon in which newlywed couples have photos taken after the ceremony in non-traditional environments such as abandoned buildings and open fields that often lead to destruction of their nuptial outfits.
But now the Condado Plaza Hilton has come up with a new spin on the trend: the Splash and Snorkel The Dress package.
The post-wedding activities begin as a local photographer captures the first moments of the new Mr. & Mrs. splashing along the shore of the resort’s beach, dressed in their wedding finery. Then, after frolicking in the sand and sun (and perhaps destroying their outfits), the couple says “adios” to the photographer and slips into their swimwear to snorkel the resort’s artificial reef, which features more than 300 species of fish. Once they’ve splashed and snorkeled, the couple returns to their room, where a plush robe, champagne, and hors d’oeuvres await to enhance the wedding day fun.
The Splash and Snorkel the Dress package starts from US$413 per night (exclusive of taxes and resort fees), and includes accommodations, a bottle of champagne, hors d’oeuvres, a two-hour photography session, and complimentary snorkeling equipment rental for two.
The 571-room Condado Plaza Hilton offers couples more than 41,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space that can accommodate from 10 to 1,100 guests; a corps of wedding planners; and an award-winning culinary team.