November 2019 - The Philanthropy Issue

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Guadalupe Alvarez Explains

Guadalupe Alvarez, born and raised in San Miguel de Allende, is the founder and creative talent behind Penzi Weddings. She strongly believes in showcasing the beauty of this magical town in the heart of Mexico by using the talents and experience obtained from her extensive background in event production, making her one of Mexico's most innovative event producers and sought-after wedding planners.

What makes San Miguel de Allende the wedding capital of Mexico?

The beauty of the town, the romance of the streets... We have the most beautiful sunsets! We have great weather and the city can accommodate hotels and restaurants at all different price points. The venues are amazing, and the people are warm.

What percentage of your clients are from the US and Mexico?

The percentage of our clients is 60% foreign and 40% Mexican. We have planned weddings of more than 50 nationalities, but the USA is where they come from the most.

How far in advance do you need to start booking?

Most brides do a year, some even more. But we have planned a wedding in two months. It depends on what venues are available.

How long have you been doing this?

Thirteen years. We are also the caterers and we do decor. We try to make it easy so our brides just come and enjoy family and friends. Stress free, just fun!

What is your price range?

It really depends on what venue you want. Decorations, flowers, etc. The more expensive menu for a wedding is $80.00 US per person plus 15% service. But a Penzi wedding starts at $250.00 US, taking into consideration the venue, tent, flowers, decor, etc. And it can go up from there.

Contact Guadalupe on the Penzi website or her Instagram account. Scroll over photos for more information on photography.