Planning a wedding is hard work. From finding a venue, picking a date, managing the guest list, hiring caterers, decorators, etc, it can sometimes feel like a full-time job! One of the great things about planning a destination wedding is that you can pass all those tasks onto someone else! Your guest list is likely going to be much smaller although you may have the added stress of wrangling in some of your non-Spanish speaking guests.
One of the first things to do is decide on a wedding venue. Many of the hotels provide the services of an on-site wedding planner – make sure to check if that is included in your package. If you want to get married in one of the churches and have the reception at a hotel, they can help you figure out who to contact (and can be an invaluable Spanish-speaking resource in case anything goes wrong).
Once your guest list begins to take shape, you can either provide your guests with flight recommendations to Cartagena or have them book the same flights as you. From most major US cities, you can get direct flights or ones with short layovers and the Cartagena airport is extremely close to the city. Overall, the trip there is pretty straightforward compared to other destinations.