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Morgan · Married on 03/16/2019
Rachael is My Wedding's MVP
My husband and I were recently married at the Belize Ocean Club in Placencia, Belize. We hosted a wedding weekend from March 14-17, 2019 for 30 of our closest friends and family. Rachael Roe and Signature Belize made the wedding of dreams a reality and this was no easy feat.Sent on 04/03/2019
My husband and I got engaged in March of 2017. I’m from New York and he’s from California so we decided a destination wedding was the perfect opportunity to take our family friends on an amazing adventure. We decided on Belize and the BOC in the fall of 2017 and began our wedding planning process. Ultimately, this became a nightmare of epic proportion. Over the course of the next year and half working with Muy Ono, we went through 2 wedding planners and found out 4 months before our wedding (without a head’s up) the resort was under new management. The new management team was in transition and we were told a new planner wouldn’t be hired and trained in time to execute our wedding successfully. It would be impossible to catch up on more than a year of planning via emails and phone calls in such short time. Rachael heard our plight and said, “challenge accepted.”
We began working with Rachael in early December of 2018. I sent photos and old emails describing my vision. I also conveyed my skepticism and frustration in the past with Belizean wedding planners and the quality of goods and services available for the upscale wedding I wanted. She was confident, honest, and assured me that everything I wanted was possible and got to work immediately. Within 48 hours of sending her old emails and photos of my vision, she sent me a vision board, estimate, and contract. She immediately took on the role of negotiating my food and beverage contracts with the new management company while protecting the contents of the old ones. She was able to obtain better prices for our meals, get discounted rates for our domestic flights, contract with local vendors for decorations, our cake, and live musical performances by local artists. She was an invaluable resource being a local of Belize for many years but having been originally from the U.S.
Rachael and her team really shined during the execution phase of my wedding. She stayed at my resort to ensure she was present to oversee all facets of every event. She sat in on BOC staff meetings and regularly met with the General Manager to ensure we were all on the same page. The day of my welcome party she came by my room and welcomed me with a huge hug. It was wonderful to finally meet her in person. At my welcome party she made sure the resort staff were professional and friendly. She made sure a drink was in every hand and a smile on every face, as well ensuring people knew the next day’s events and schedule. While everyone enjoyed the party, she and her team delivered the custom welcome bags she had made, per my request, for all of my guests, to their rooms, each guest returning to a pleasant surprise that everyone loved. She did an amazing job of being everywhere when needed and yet invisible at the same time.
On Friday, Rachael executed my wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Although I had meticulously outlined every detail of my welcome party, ceremony, and reception, I had given Rachael and her team full creative control of the Rehearsal Dinner as I wanted to see what she could do. It was beyond words visually. It was held on the beach and the presentation confirmed that she had understood my taste and style perfectly and was able to incorporate them seamlessly with a style of her own. Luis was ever the gentleman when the wind picked up and knocked over a centerpiece during our dinner. My sister’s dress had red wine spilled on it and he offered to have it dry cleaned at no cost to her for her trouble. The level of service and professionalism was what every bride hopes for themselves and their guests.
On Saturday, our wedding day, Rachael had her team build our custom-made altar in the morning. She delivered our flowers to our room and they looked better than you could imagine. She was talented enough to take pictures of flowers and come back to me with names, colors, and availability by season to determine what worked with my wedding colors perfectly. She came the room often to check in on us while preparing and when called due to a bobby pin shortage, had them in my hands in less than 10 minutes. She orchestrated a bridal party of 11, family, and friends ensuring everyone was seated, hit their cues and walked on time. After the reception, I returned to my room to find she had sent the top of my cake there, my bridal bouquet, as well as one of centerpieces. She also left a very sweet note, champagne, and gift bags for us. It was very thoughtful and much appreciated. By the next morning, everyone was paid, DJ, drummers, dancers, baker, etc. Everything from the day before altar, lights, etc. was gone, cleared immediately, as her team had worked their magic and gone.
Planning a wedding is stressful and mine was exceptionally so, but Rachael was amazing and took what could’ve been a disaster and executed a wedding for the ages. I recommend her to anyone planning a Belizean wedding. You will not be disappointed. She and her team go above and beyond, challenging themselves, and raising the bar for the quality of service they provide. She had her floral arranger take a course in Mexico just to do my centerpieces. There is nothing she can’t do and she is willing to learn something new if it isn’t in her repertoire. I can’t wait to work with her again maybe for my 40th birthday or when I renew my vows. It was a perfect wedding weekend.
Tips: Know Rachael only accepts payment via credit card, so plan accordingly. She also takes a small deposit to secure her services (can be paid via PayPal) and usually accepts the remaining balance about 7 days before services provided. She is very flexible. The best way to communicate with her is via email and WhatsApp and she is generally very responsive.
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Jo Ann Johnston · Married on 05/04/2019
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Truly a last minute wedding opportunity that was handled with great care, consideration and skill on the part of Rachael Roe and Signature Belize Weddings. We could not have been happier or asked for more.Sent on 05/06/2019
Jaclyn · Married on 04/27/2019
Thank you for making our day magical!
From the time the staff showed up to the time they left us every step along the way was thoughtfully considered and laid out in a relaxing and fun way that allowed me as the bride to be stress-free and just enjoy my day. I was completely satisfied with every vendor they recommended to us and everyone was so kind and easy to work with! Looking back on our wedding day I wouldn’t have changed a thing and I am happy I selected Signature Belize Weddings!Sent on 06/25/2019
Caitlin Jaeger · Married on 02/22/2019
Rachael was always quick to respond and answer any questions. Her team was energetic and ready to help when needed. There was no stress on my wedding day, Rachael made sure everything was taken care of and that I didn't have to lift a finger.Sent on 03/21/2019
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Michele Manaresi · Married on 02/20/2019
The entire process was seamless! Rachael and Luis were so helpful and answered all of my questions right away. We will never forget them for making our day truly special!Sent on 03/07/2019
Sincerely, Michele and John
Bill Barker · Married on 02/10/2019
Debbie & I didn't actually decide we wanted to get married while vacationing in Caye Caulker until 6 weeks before our trip. We didn't know how or where to begin. An internet search led us to Signature Belize. A few emails later, we were planning our elopement ceremony on a sandbar in the middle of the Caribbean Sea with Rachael and Luis. These folks are awesome! They took care of every single detail and were fun, professional, responsive and right on schedule every step of the way (including the paperwork). The whole thing was shockingly easy and stress free. They gave us an experience (and a story) that was beyond our wildest expectations. Thanks Signature Belize, you guys ROCK!Sent on 02/15/2019
Andrea · Married on 01/30/2019
Perfect and Stress free!
We had such a wonderful experience working with Signature Belize Weddings for our wedding in Ambergris Caye, Belize. We live in Canada and had never travelled to Belize, so it was an incredible blessing to have them plan and book everything for us. They were professional to work with and responded promptly to the many questions we had prior to the wedding. They went over and above in determining the details of what we wanted ahead of time so that they could make it happen and were supportive of our decisions. They did not pressure us what-so-ever to do anything we didn't want to do. We were looking for a low key elopement, but still wanted it to be special and memorable, and that's exactly what we got. Everything was taken care of for us and there was literally nothing we had to do on the day of, it was so enjoyable, easy and stress-free. We worked with Luis in the weeks leading up to the wedding and on the day of. He was so organized and fun and friendly to be around. He did a wonderful job of making sure everything was perfect and taken care of for us. We didn't have a lot of special requests, but the ones we had he made sure were carried out. Our photographer, Andre was amazingly talented. It was a bit windy and very sunny on our wedding day so we were worried that we were going to look squinty and wind blown, but we were so impressed with the photos he captured. Also, I don't know who they arranged to make our cake but it was perfect. So much more beautiful than I was expecting! We would highly recommend Andre, Luis and the Signature Belize crew for anyone wanting to plan a wedding in Belize!Sent on 03/03/2019
Elizabeth Woods · Married on 01/19/2019
Rachel and the rest of the team at Signature Belize made our wedding the most incredible experience of our lives. We didn't have to worry about anything! Her knowledge was invaluable as we planned our wedding from afar. We never felt the stress that comes with planning a wedding. I would recommend them in a heartbeat without any reservations.Sent on 04/05/2019
The day of our wedding they were instrumental in moving the events along, communicating with our guests and handling any issues that came about. My wife and I were able to be completely present and soak up the entire wedding! I cannot thank them enough!
Tera Gallo Plummer · Married on 01/12/2019
Best planner in the world!
Absolutely perfect! Wish I could get married again and again(to my husband lol) because of how easy,perfect,stress free,gorgeous,and fun Rachael and her team made our special day!Sent on 01/17/2019
Keisha · Married on 08/11/2018
Stress free and top quality experience with Signature! My husband and I had a very specific vision for our wedding. The Signature team were up to the task. They executed on all details and had great suggestions. Highly recommended wedding planners. P.S. I had a terrible experience with Confetti, a different Belizean wedding planner, and Signature took over and saved the day. Do not use anyone else. Signature is your team!Sent on 10/02/2018
Christin · Married on 07/07/2018
We had a great experience with Signature Belize Weddings. Everything turned out even better that we imagined! The decorations were beautiful, flowers perfect, catering was excellent and the wedding planning team was easy to work with, helpful and their setup and coordination of the ceremony was stress free and flowed perfectly.Sent on 07/30/2018
Leer · Married on 06/07/2018
Signature Belize Weddings is the BEST wedding planning service. Rachael is a gem and her team is amazing. They are so hands on, reasonable with pricing, friendly, and honest! and not to mention their work is spectaular.Sent on 06/21/2018
We had a destination wedding in Hopkins, Belize and it was everything i imagined and more.
When i needed to cut the budget a little, Rachael walked me through everything. When I wanted a particular style, Rachael and her team made it happen.
The team gives you full access to planning tools, breakdown of the expenses, and you do not need to find any vendors as they are all provided by Rachael and the team.
The food by Sean was AMAZING. the decor was perfect. I can't say enough good things about this team.
I had such little stress as opposed to the average bride and it was all because i trusted Rachael and i knew she had everything under control.
She is a great soul, highly recommended!!!!!!
Nick · Married on 06/01/2018
We could not be happier with the service provided by Signature Belize. We had a very small wedding but wanted to tie the knot on top of the ruins of Caracol. This was a stunning location that was recommended by the staff of Signature Belize. Everything went smoothly start to finish and had a great time visiting with Luis, our Day of Coordinator. Everyone with this company was so friendly and went out of their way to execute even some special requests we had. The officiant that was provided by S.B. was incredible. We couldn't have asked for a better ceremony. And we absolutely loved Hue, our driver to the ruins. He had us laughing and did a great job educating us on the sights we would come across on the trip out, our own personal tour guide (free of charge (-: ). Start to finish this day was amazing and we couldn't have asked for more....and even though there was no broccoli... ;-)...they get a 5 star rating all across the board....we would give more stars if we could.Sent on 07/30/2018
Jen · Married on 05/05/2018
Rachael and her team did absolutely everything necessary to make our wedding dreams a reality. My husband and I legitimately would not have changed a single piece of that day or any of the memories. Belize was truly the most magical country we have ever been to; we know we will be back soon! Planning a wedding site unseen is stressful in it's own regards, especially when we hadn't ever visited Belize before! It will be the best decision you make to have your wedding in Belize with the Signature team.Sent on 05/18/2018
Rachael and her staff were amazing, the day went off without a hitch, and we still have smiles ear to ear as a result. We really cannot thank them enough. It has been a couple of weeks since our big day and we are continuously receiving messages about "the most beautiful" and "most fun" wedding they have ever been to. From the bouquets, to the DJ, to the makeup team, to the absolutely delicious cake it was absolute perfection. Again, we would not have changed a thing about the day in its entirety. Thank you, Signature Belize!!!
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Gabriella · Married on 03/04/2018
I don't know why I've waited so long to write this review. There are not enough amazing things to say about Rachel and her team. I thought planning a wedding in Belize from NYC would be difficult and hectic, but Rachel and her team took on EVERYTHING! I got to do the fun stuff (dress shopping and buying random etsy things) while the Signature Belize team did all the work. The entire team at Signature Belize is friendly, easy to talk to, and most of all responsive! Throughout a two year planning process I definitely changed my mind or added/removed things and this team had every single detail noted. Once I got to Belize they continued to take care of me, my fiance, and our families for 4 days! We hired Signature Belize for our Welcome BBQ, Wedding Day, and our Day After Brunch. Of course I focused all my time and attention on the wedding day, but the BBQ and Brunch were just as beautiful and unique! Each event was better than the last. Bringing over 60 people from the East Coast to Belize is no easy task and yet my family can't stop raving about it months after. Chef Sean and his team deserve their own amazing review. The food was UNBELIEVABLE! Again, every meal was better than the last. I'm truly upset I didn't pay our photographer to shoot the day after brunch because the spread was unlike anything else I've ever seen. We had a few picky eaters and a vegan in the group, but everyone was thrilled about the food. I would say it was the best part of the wedding but the decor was amazing too! I truly can't say enough about this group. If you're planning a wedding in Belize you MUST use them! Just sit back, relax, and let the Signature Belize team plan the greatest party of a lifetime.Sent on 08/01/2018
Kaye · Married on 03/02/2018
From my first conversation with Rachael to the flawless execution of the big day, the Signature team was remarkable!Sent on 03/22/2018
I was very nervous about planning a wedding in a country that I had never been to but all of my questions were answered quickly and it turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Our guests still can't stop talking about how perfect it was... Every. Single. Detail. Thank you Rachael, Luis, and team for making our dreams come true!
Kristina · Married on 02/14/2018
Thank You Signature Belize Weddings for giving us the best Wedding we could ask for! Rachael, Luis, and the whole team did an amazing job with all the details and making sure our wedding turned out perfect! Every question we had was always answered quickly whether it was wedding related or just general questions about traveling to Belize. If you are considering getting married in Belize I would highly recommend them, they definitely made the process go smoothly and took care of every detail. Thank you so much for planning our wedding, we had the best time in Belize and our friends and family did too!Sent on 02/28/2018
Kristina and Brandin Bednar
Jodie · Married on 01/27/2018
Rachael, Tanya, Luis and the Signature Belize Team are phenomenal! We had our wedding at a gorgeous private home a little south of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye at the end of January 2018. The Signature Belize Team organized and put together a wedding that beyond anything we could have imagined - truly magical✨. Many of our guest commented that it was the coolest wedding they have ever been to and many also said the wedding food was the best they’d ever had (thank you Chef Sean!). Everything was wonderful - the music (DJ DZL and the great guitar player), ambiance, flowers, welcome bags, hair styling, food, and signature cocktail! We had a wonderful time and so did our guests :). We highly recommend hiring the Signature Belize wedding team - thank you for helping create our dream wedding!!Sent on 05/14/2018
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Julia · Married on 01/18/2018
Let me start by saying that I spent 3 years as a wedding planner at a private golf club and 1 year as an event coordinator at the Crowne Plaza in Atlanta Georgia. I have high standards and I know the wedding/event business well. That said. Signature Belize is top notch. They are responsive, knowledgeable and friendly. They read every detail of my (super lengthy) emails and respond accordingly. They worked with our budget, gave me plenty of options without being overwhelming and never pressured me into anything. Belize was a destination wedding for us and 20 guests. We were nervous about working with vendors in a foreign country but Signature Belize made everything SO EASY. Hiring them was easily the best decision we could have made. The vendors they recommend are INCREDIBLE. Everything they put together was professional and beautiful. On the wedding day, they did EXACTLY what they promised, showed up when promised, had all items they promised, then went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make the day beautiful and stress free. Our wedding was outdoors at a Mayan ruin and it rained all day – which almost never happens in sunny Belize. Rachael and Luis stood outside, in the rain, with giant smiles on their faces and super positive attitudes. They held umbrellas for us while getting wet themselves. They were always present, but never in the way. They anticipated our needs and took care of everything. The whole day was amazing, from the hair and makeup artists they arranged (who I follow on Instagram), to the cake (definitely the BEST I have ever tasted). I had fun and didn’t stress about anything, because Rachael had it covered. Their level of service continued after the wedding day. We had a slight issue with the one vendor that I chose against Rachael’s advice (she had never worked with them before and couldn’t vouch for them). She applied pressure to the vendor and got our issue resolved months after our event was over and they had been paid. Great people and great service.Sent on 05/17/2018
Jessica · Married on 01/05/2018
One of the best decisions I’ve made was deciding to hire Signature Belize for our destination wedding.Sent on 01/17/2018
Not being able to meet the vendors and seeing everything before the event was hard for me but after talking with Rachel I knew she had our backs.
The wedding day was exceptional. Perfectly executed. The layout was beautiful. Everything I invisioned became a reality.
The Signature Belize team where like wedding ninjas. They are what I like to call The makers and the shakers. Silently setting up behind the scenes to make the whole day go flawlessly. I never had to lift a finger or think twice about anything. Rachel was always one step ahead.
We are grateful for the help of Signature Belize and would recommend them to anyone looking for the perfect wedding day in Belize. Cheers!
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Rebecca · Married on 12/27/2017
I chose Signature Belize Weddings because I wanted to remove stress from the equation. I knew we wanted to elope, but I didn’t want to agonize over every little decision, or spend hours researching each vendor/venue myself. I wanted an amazing adventure with breath-taking photos, and I wanted to enjoy the day without worrying about the details.Sent on 04/03/2018
Rachel and her team gave us exactly what we were looking for. For me, the planning process required very little effort and time. I never would have dreamed that we could get married at such an amazing location if I hadn't seen the photos on the Signature website. I was so happy with the end-to-end experience of our elopement! The resort they recommended, Hidden Valley Inn, felt like paradise (and so did the honeymoon island resort they recommended). The hair and make-up artist they booked could not have done a better job reflecting my personal style and preferences. The planner who spent the day with us, Luis, made sure everything went smoothly and allowed us to focus on enjoying the day. Luis and our driver were delightful to be around, and made the long journey to the ruins and back even more fun! Our photographer, Efrain, and his assistant did a great job of staying out of the way and capturing candid photos as well as stepping in when appropriate to coach us for some really amazing shots. We were able to just relax and let the day happen to us, because everything was so well planned and coordinated.
There were a couple of minor items that didn’t turn out quite how I had expected, but there were SO MANY details that I never would have thought to plan for that were considered and perfectly executed by this team. I was blown away by how perfect it was, and I wouldn’t change a thing!
If you’re looking for a unique adventure and an experience that feels very personal, I highly recommend Signature Belize Weddings. I really appreciate the care and attention they put into making our special day so perfect!
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Brianne · Married on 12/18/2017
Rachael and her team are INCREDIBLE. They were super friendly, responsive, communicative, and honest through every step of the wedding planning process. Before the wedding, Rachael and Tanya replied to every email, answered every question thoroughly, and were enthusiastically open to all of my eclectic ideas. When it came to the day of the wedding, Rachael and the crew were on-time, extremely organized, flexible, and excited to be there. The set-up and decor was so much more than I had imagined, and our guests were blown away by the detail. Rachael was very kind and supportive when I was stressing out the hour before the ceremony, and she was able to corral the wildcards in our wedding party/at the venue without us being aware that there were any issues-- she is a rock star! Luis, Rachael's assistant, was also hustling non-stop to make sure everything went well with set-up, the bar, dinner, etc. He made sure that we were tended to and having a great time. Rachael + the rest of the team at SBW went above and beyond to make our dream destination wedding a reality while still staying within our budget. We can't thank you enough! xo Bri + Adam (12-18-17)Sent on 01/23/2018
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D · Married on 12/12/2017
Our wedding was absolutely perfect, I could not have been more satisfied with my experience with Signature Belize Weddings. Rachael and her team did an incredible job aiding in all the planning, handling all the setup, and making the day everything we had hoped it could be. The Koko Beach venue was unreal. Seriously, I couldn't recommend Signature Belize Weddings more.Sent on 01/06/2018
Genevieve · Married on 12/03/2017
I love how Signature Belize Weddings made my wedding dreams come true even BETTER than what I had imagined. Tanya was my planner, and she was so patient with me. On Wedding day, she and her assistant Louis made sure I didn't have to worry about a thing but getting ready. They went to bat for me to make sure I would get enough time to take photos, and thought of all the small details for the reception such as changing the light bulbs for softer lighting. Everything was so beautiful, magical, and just perfect. Thank you SO MUCH Signature Belize Weddings!!! <3Sent on 12/14/2017
Kudzai · Married on 11/24/2017
Loved their service! These guys set up the lighting and decor for my concert and it definitely set the atmosphere for the Night! Always professional, responsive and accommodating! Thank you Rachel and Tanya, you guys rock!Sent on 11/27/2017