Everything you need to know about attending a destination wedding in Medellin


Welcome to Medellín, the city of eternal spring, where destination weddings are booming! If you’re lucky enough to attend a destination wedding in this charming Colombian city, you’re about to experience a unique adventure filled with fun.

Medellín offers much more than a traditional wedding. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore everything the city has to offer, and do it in the company of other guests! A tour of Comuna 13, the vibrant neighborhood of Provenza, a visit to the beautiful municipality of Guatapé… this and much more can be part of your experience. Imagine strolling through the colorful streets of Comuna 13, enjoying the urban art that adorns its walls while sharing laughter and anecdotes with other guests. Or exploring Provenza, a neighborhood full of life and charm, where you can taste delicious local food and immerse yourself in its vibrant cultural scene. You can’t miss a visit to the iconic hill of Guatapé, with its breathtaking panoramic views and the iconic El Peñol rock. Climbing the 700 steps to the top will leave you breathless, but the view is worth every step!

Now let’s talk about those brush and curling iron artists, the makeup artists and stylists who will work wonders with your look for the big day. First of all, remember: treat them well and they will serve you the best! Here are some tips to ensure effective communication and make you look like a telenovela star.

  • Be clear and direct: Just like when you’re ordering arepa de chócolo in the market square, you have to know what you want. Show pictures, express your preferences, and don’t be afraid to ask for adjustments. Remember, you are the protagonist of this telenovela!
  • Language barrier: Here’s something to keep in mind. It’s possible that local stylists and makeup artists may not speak English fluently. But don’t worry, there’s always a way to communicate. A little bit of sign language mixed with your best survival Spanish could be enough to make you look like a true telenovela heartthrob. Remember, a smile is a universal language, so use it to your advantage!. It is also important to show understanding towards those who do not speak much English here.
  • Give feedback: Don’t stay silent like a mummy if you don’t like something. If the eyeshadow makes you look like a raccoon or the waves in your hair remind you of your neighbor’s grandmother, say it. Stylists are good, but they can’t read minds.
  • Trust their expertise: If your stylist tells you that a trendy hairstyle will make you look more like a peacock than a movie star, you may have to surrender to their wisdom. After all, they are the experts.
  • Stay calm: If your hair behaves more like a clump of bamboo than a lion’s mane, don’t stress. Stay calm, trust your stylist, and if all else fails, remember that a good cocktail, sangria or summer wine always helps to relieve nerves.
  • Go with the flow: You’re a foreigner in an unfamiliar country, at a wedding that probably has traditions and customs you don’t fully understand. So, buddy, go with the flow! Let the wedding hosts carry out their plan. Are you wearing a big hat and dancing to the beat of a drum you’ve never heard before? Awesome! Are you being dragged into a gathering of cheerful aunts who are generously applying war paint on you? Fantastic! Remember, you’re not just in a soap opera, you’re living a real-life adventure. So relax, laugh, and enjoy the party. After all, the best stories are the ones you didn’t plan.

And there you have it, my dear wedding attendees. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be ready to shine like a true heartthrob or diva at the wedding. Cheers to love and beauty! So get ready for an experience full of joy, adventure, and new friendships. Make sure to pack your best outfit, your explorer spirit, and of course, your camera to capture all the special moments! Whether you’re a local guest or coming from afar, Medellín welcomes you with open arms and promises to make this destination wedding an unforgettable experience. Enjoy every moment and celebrate love in this charming Colombian city!

Remember: A toast to the newlyweds, a smile on your lips, and a heart filled with joy are key elements for a successful destination wedding. Long live love and long live Medellín!