Bliss Weddings Costa Rica is a destination wedding planning company based in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Owner Marianne Fischel-Essa loves working with couples to find and create their dream wedding scenario. Born and raised in Costa Rica, she is fluent in both English and Spanish. She is happy to use these skills to assist you in planning your ideal destination wedding while you are away. Together with her team of assistants, Marianne is eager to transform your ideas into reality.
Bliss Weddings Costa Rica is happy to help plan both your wedding ceremony and rehearsal dinner. Marianne welcomes wedding of all sizes, both religious and non-religious. She also welcomes elopements, civil unions, and eco-friendly celebrations. She can provide day-of coordination, partial planning, or full planning. Marianne can assist with full event design and budget analysis. She is happy to provide a selection of trusted vendors, as well as timelines and to-do lists to keep everyone on track.
17 Reviews for Bliss Weddings Costa Rica
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Lou S. · Married on 02/20/2021
We felt comfortable with Marianne the first time we met her on zoom. She was outgoing, professional and very organized.
Our destination wedding was a perfect day in paradise because of Marianne. We would meet on zoom a few times a month and Marianne was always ready to answer any questions we had and give us details on what comes next. Her website was wonderful. We could upload pictures, store timelines and share with our wedding party. The recommendations she gave us for photography, videography, officiant, hair and makeup, setting and flowers were all wonderful and professional and made our day come together fabulously.
Marianne is a gem and we hope to see her again in her beautiful country of Costa Rica.Sent on 04/01/2021
Bliss Weddings Costa Rica's reply:Thank you so much Lou! It was my absolute pleasure to be a part of your day and meet the rest of your family. You guys are so fun and loving!!! My best wishes to you and Bill!
Tara P. · Married on 05/03/2020
A perfect experience.
I should start out by saying that admittedly, I’m not the easiest person to work with. I definitely knew what I wanted, but my personality is type A and I tried to micro manage every detail, which is virtually impossible when planning a destination wedding. I’ve been coming to Santa Teresa for the last 6 years, so I was confident that certain aspects of our wedding would meet my expectations, but you never really know how it will turn out until you see everything come together the night of.
I can honestly say that Marianne planned a PERFECT wedding. I walked into the venue and it brought me to tears of joy. We spent over a year planning the wedding together and despite all the hard work that went into it, she took my vision to a whole new level. The venue décor was breathtaking, a perfect blend of lights, candles and greenery. The food was equivalent to that of a high end restaurant, only with better ingredients. The drinks were fresh and some of the best cocktails I’ve ever had in my life. The desserts were all homemade and delicious. The music was so good that all of our guests ended up dancing in the pool. All of this was orchestrated by Marianne who is unequivocally the most professional and organized person I’ve ever worked with. She also happens to be super cool with great taste, which highly contributed to the overall vibe.
Our wedding was on March 5th, 2020, right before Covid-19 hit and was likely one of the last times our family and friends will get to celebrate together for a while. We had the best night of our lives and we can’t begin to imagine not having had the opportunity to make these memories, which will forever be with us.
Thank you for everything Marianne, we love you and we cannot wait to see you next year! Pura Vida!Sent on 06/18/2020
Emily S. · Married on 01/02/2020
Every once in a while you come across someone in your life who you will hold dear forever no matter how much time and space separate you. That's how we feel about Marianne and her team at Bliss Weddings. The thought, kindness, attention, and care that she brought to our wedding was exceptional. It can be an intimidating experience to plan an event for over 100 people from afar - not knowing if what you've articulated will meet the image in your head. But Marianne took the time to ensure that what we were imagining was in fact what she was planning. She sent detailed images, information, asked the right questions, and reflected our ideas back to us to ensure she was on the same wavelength as us. Additionally, all of the vendors that Marianne recommended were of the highest quality - we truly loved every one! We can't say enough about Bliss Weddings and we would love to plan an anniversary event with them sometime in our future.Sent on 03/22/2020
Bliss Weddings Costa Rica's reply:yes! anniversary!!! hahaha! I got excited immediately thinking I will get to talk and hang out with you all again! Emily, you and Will, both, will always hold a special place for me as well. Thank you for being so cool, always! so understanding and more so, sooo happy all the time!!! It was such an honor to get to know you two, your family and friends.