Weddings

Tropical Weddings

Rio Grande, PR View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
   210 reviews
$2,500 Package Price

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$2,500 Package Price

Tropical Weddings is a wedding planning business based in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Sari L. Skalnik is a Master Wedding Planner with the Association of Bridal Consultants. This business is owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of Sari and John Skalnik. They boast over 26 years worth of experience planning weddings not only in Puerto Rico, but also throughout the Caribbean and the United States. They help take the stress out of planning your wedding by offering assistance starting from the beginning all the way until the end of your big day.

Services Offered
Sari and John are more than happy to assist couples planning both small and large weddings. In fact, they work with couples of all religious backgrounds, wedding styles, and wedding sites. Whether you just need partial coordination or full planning, they will help ensure everything is planned to perfection. Tropical Weddings is also more than happy to assist with various aspects such as budget analysis, event design, timelines, to-do lists, vendor referrals, and more.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,500

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$3,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$250

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Event Design
Full Planning
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

3

210 Reviews

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  • Ariana
    Ariana Married on 07/12/2021
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    Above & Beyond

    They go above and beyond for their clients. My wife and I could not have been happier while planning our wedding. When we first picked Puerto Rico to be our wedding location we thought we could do it ourselves but then we found Sari and quickly realized how hard it would’ve been to navigate on our own. She knows EVERYBODY! We had a budget and they made sure we stuck as close to it as possible. Sari and her staff worked with my deployment schedule and continued working with my spouse in the planning while I was away. Let’s not forget John, he is a hoot! They were both a pleasure to work with and really made things that much more special. Our big day was magical. Tropical Weddings is military and LGTBQ+ friendly. We 1100% recommend Tropical Weddings to anyone looking to plan a destination wedding in Puerto Rico.
  • Nicole
    Nicole G. Married on 07/08/2021
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    THE BEST planning team for the best wedding

    Working with Sari and her team was an absolute life saver. Planning a destination wedding throughout all the challenges during the uncertainty that the last year of COVID brought was very stressful. But Sari’s constant support, and on the ground knowledge of restrictions helped us plan and evaluate all of our options leading up to the wedding. She always was bringing to the table solutions to issues, or planning out back up plans just to be safe---and as a constant worrier of all of the “what ifs” that greatly reduce my stress and anxiety around having so many family and friends travel from mainland US to Puerto Rico. We even were fortunate enough to be able to make a trip down to Puerto Rico prior to the wedding and Sari helped us coordinate a venue visit, food tasting and hotel selection.

    Sari was so incredibly helpful with bringing the highest quality vendors to the table, and helped us communicate with those vendors who may not have answered me as fast as I would have liked. Her past experience working at the venue we selected and the good relationships she has established with each of the vendors on our team really helped everything move smoothly from contract/price discussions all the way through the big day.

    We owe Sari, John and Sam more thanks than we could ever say aloud for the best wedding experience for us and for our guests. Her team was available from the moment we arrived in Puerto Rico. They coordinated a quick visit to the venue a few days before the wedding, were present to help during the rehearsal run through and rehearsal dinner at the hotel the day before. On the big day, their team was there every step of the way, corralling our wedding parties and guests, giving a tour of the grounds to our photographer, fetching my veil and flowers and always refilling my drink all night long (thank you Sam). All our guests came up to us on the wedding and the days after telling us that this was one of the most beautiful and fun weddings they have attended—and we have Sari and her team to thank for that.

    The Tropical Weddings team will forever be an amazing part of the memory we have of our wedding day, and I owe them so many hugs and thanks for their support in the planning process!

    Thank you Sari, John and Sam ---Austin and I are so thankful to you.


    Photo credit: nbarrett photography @nbarrettphoto
    Flowers: Lorraine's Flowers
    Venue: Hacienda Siesta Alegre
  • Kathleen
    Kathleen M. Married on 06/25/2021
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    Sari and John ROCK!

    My husband and I can't say enough great things about Sari and John. We literally planned a wedding in three weeks, while living in Chicago, and we would not have been able to pull if off without them. We wanted a no frill, intimate ceremony on a beach with a sunset and that is exactly what we got. We wanted to change the venue the day before the wedding and they made it happen. As a bride on her wedding day I felt NO stress (other than when the Uber's car broke down on the highway, but I was still very calm :)). Sari was (and still is!) so responsive to emails and text messages. Sari and John are a great team and so much fun! They picked us up at our Airbnb and dropped us off at dinner. They even hung out with us and shared a drink with us to celebrate! We have made new friends for life and we can't wait to see them when we return to Puerto Rico!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

17 Endorsements
D'Lights Cakes and Desserts D'Lights Cakes and Desserts Wedding Cakes

I highly reccomend Sari's services as she is very responsible, has the experience and knowledge needed in the field. She is also a great and talented person and it is always a pleasure working with her.

Raymond Vega Photography Raymond Vega Photography Wedding Photographers

Great Working with them!

Hacienda Siesta Alegre Hacienda Siesta Alegre Mansion Weddings

** Would Recommend **

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Rio Grande Rio Grande, PR, 00745
787-671-1690
787-220-7571

Tuesday - Friday 9-5 After hours by appointment only
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