Desti Tressa | Cancun, Mexico

How Tressa Planned Her Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico!

Our 1st VIDEO interview is with this beautiful bride - Tressa - a Cancun, Mexico Desti! Tressa was married at the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico and traveled w/ her family (including her 2yr old daughter) who lives in Detroit, Michigan and gives us her BEST destination wedding planning advice and tips!

Tressa is a Bridefriend O.G. and we go waaayyy back! Well, we’ve never actually met before this interview...but - she’s a longtime podcast listener and has been super-supporter from the beginning - I’m talking BlackDesti blog beginning! So I am super pumped to be able to share this interview with you all. You will learn something no matter what phase of destination wedding planning you’re in. I asked Tressa how to plan a destination wedding and she spilled all the ☕!

Destination Wedding Planning Topics Covered:

💕What Bridal Party vs. Bridefriends means to her

💕What made her choose to get married in Mexico?

💕Choosing a destination that they had never been to before - on purpose!

💕An interesting way to send Save the Dates and Invitations

💕Why she decided to plan a destination wedding vs. local wedding

💕Dealing w/ friends and family (a big family!) against the decision to plan a destination wedding

💕Dealing w/ last-minute guest RSVPs

💕Destination Wedding Specific Hair + Makeup tips

💕Shopping for her wedding gown as a plus-size bride

💕Deciding mid-wedding to change her wedding website to AppyCouple

💕How she chose her destination wedding venue

💕Money saving tips

💕How she narrowed down the perfect resort as her destination wedding venue

💕A mini review and her experience @ Moon Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico

💕so much more!

Soooo…how do you plan a destination wedding in Cancun, Mexico?

Click Play and find out how Tressa planned her destination wedding at the Moon Palace Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico!



Watch Tressa’s interview on DESTITV!


DestiCouple: Tressa + Jonathan Galloway

Tressa’s Wedding Details

Destination Wedding Date: September 2, 2017

City & Country: Cancun, Mexico

Venue: Moon Palace Resort & Spa - TripAdvisor Reviews for Moon Palace Resort

Number of Guests: 36

Number of Bridesmaids/Groomsmen: 6 each (12 total)

Total Budget: Budget originally 10,000 ended up around $12,000

Photography: Moments That Matter Photography

Bride’s Dress: Bombshell Bridal Boutique (St. Clair Shores, MI)

Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka - Style: Carver | Similar Style

Bride’s Jewelry: Random costume jewelry store in Troy, MI

Hair: Resort | Moon Palace Resort & Spa Cancun, Mexico

Makeup: LePinkie Club (MUA was a bridesmaid)

Styling & decor: Zuniga (resort's preferred vendor)

Flowers: DIY! Hobby Lobby

DJ: Encore Audio & Visual (resort's preferred vendor)

Paper Invitations + Details:

Cake + Catering: Resort | Moon Palace Resort & Spa Cancun, Mexico

Groom’s Attire: Men's Wearhouse

Groom's Accessories: Macy's

Bridesmaids’ Attire: David's Bridal

💕Don’t forget to check out Tressa’s podcast - TheRealiTea Show! These ladies are hilarious!
— Omi Allen, HEAD DESTI

Groomsmen’s Attire: Men's Wearhouse

Tressa’s podcast - TheRealiTea Show!


Bridesmaids Robes –

Bride’s Robe –

Barefoot Sandal –

💕#DestiNote from Tressa: “This snagged the hell out of the tulle under my dress and ended up breaking; I didn’t think this through when choosing the style of the barefoot sandal!” GREAT TIP! 💕Make sure you test before the wedding!

Caketopper –

Labels for Guest Tumblers –

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Itineraries -


Thanks Tressa!

We appreciate you being our Bridefriend Forever and giving us a peek "behind your veil" of destination wedding planning in the lovely Cancun, Mexico!

We wish you & Jonathan (& baby girl Jordan) the ABSOLUTE BEST!

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