Chapinero is where the hotels are located, and when looking on AirBnb, look at Chapinero, Zona Rosa, and El Retiro. We have events planned for July 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th.
Colombia is a beautiful country, with vastly different elements in each city. If you want a beach, and something more touristy, check out Cartagena. If you want a more authentic feel, with a ton of history and beautiful landscapes, check out Medellin. There are also many national parks in Colombia, all very safe and easy to get to.
When calling other US numbers, you must dial the + sign before the number. This is for all iPhones and Androids. See below example: Correct: +1-973-452-5392 Incorrect: 1-973-452-5392 Additionally - AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile all have international plans that give you unlimited calls and texts for around $5-$10 a day. Highly recommend.
Colombia’s currency is the Colombian Peso (COP). Items are priced in the thousands. In Spanish, Mil (pronounced meal) means thousands. See below example. 1 cup of coffee - $2,000Mil (about .50 cents) 1 uber ride - $10,000Mil (about 2 dollars) Listen to the first number said. Colombians don't mean millions when they say "Mil". Use a credit card ideally for all purchases. You get the best exchange rate, and its accepted almost everywhere. Ensure your card has no transaction fees (Chase Sapphaire, AMEX cards, etc).
Download the app "Google Translate". This app should be used when you're in a bind and need to communicate with a non-English speaker.
Ubers are incredibly efficient methods of travel in Colombia, with the average cost between $1-$3. Note: when you enter the Uber, you will be prompted to sit in the front seat. Unlike in the US where you sit in the back, Uber drivers will request you sit in the front. Also, expect a wide range of cars. Side note: You can play your own music in Ubers, or play the radio. The best stations are: 94.9, 92.9, 103.9 – plays that fire. Think pregame style music. Very upbeat songs. 105.4 – plays traditional Colombian Music. Additionally, use Waze or Google Maps. Apple Maps does not work in Colombia as efficiently as the other two options. As previously stated, don’t rent a car, but to walk around and get places, use Waze.
Bathroom doors will not say men and women, obviously. They will say H (Hombres) which is for men, and M (Mujeres) for women. Men's Bathroom – look for the letter H (Hombres) Women's Bathroom – Look for the letter M (Mujeres)
Colombians like to take their time, and it’s a very relaxed country. It is not uncommon to wait a bit extra in restaurants, coffee shops, bars, etc. It’s a very “go with the flow” country. If you’ve been to Europe, its very similar to their culture. If you want to sound like a local, you say “Chao” instead of “Adios”. Chao is used instead of Adios 99% of the time.
WhatsApp is what is used around the world instead of iMessage and whatever Messager Androids use. It is not uncommon to make dinner reservations on WhatsApp, or to speak to other people using WhatsApp. Very easy to use, free, and convenient.
We have a variety of music selections for the wedding. There will be a band, playing traditional Colombian Cumbia music. We also have a DJ playing more American-style music, as well as a saxophonist for cocktail hour.
We kindly ask that you please RSVP by April 1, 2023.
We encourage you NOT to rent a car, and use Ubers/our shuttles. Ubers are very cheap in Colombia ($1 - $3 per trip for anywhere in the city). Having said that, the venue does have free parking for all guests.
Sure, have fun. We want this wedding to be about bringing together all of our loved ones and enjoying each other's company. We don't want strict rules and want this to be very carefree.
No. While we understand this may be a cultural difference, please note that we cannot take the centerpieces home.
Yes! Totally safe, clean, crisp, pure, whatever other adjective you want to use. No issues at all.
Please contact Owen and Andrea directly. 973-452-5392 (Owen) and 702-816-1695 (Andrea)