Mexico is one of the most popular destinations for a destination wedding. The sun, the sea, and the sand are just what many couples are looking for when planning their weddings. Mexico offers all that in addition to top-notch resorts with beautiful and unique venues. Let's take a quick look at some of the Pros and Cons of having a destination wedding in Mexico.
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Pro: Easy Access from the US
For the most part, Mexico is easily accessible to U.S. citizens and offers plenty of daily flight options. This allows for ease of travel for you and your wedding guests as well as ensures that if there are flight delays or cancellations there will be several flight options available for backup.
Pro: Plenty of Incredible Resort Options and Venues to Choose from
Whether you are heading to Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, or the Cancun/Riviera Maya area, you will have more than enough choices of resorts and wedding venues to host your wedding celebration. With the myriad of options available, you'll also have your pick of luxury, chic, modern, or authentic resorts with lively, quiet, active, or pampering atmospheres. From boutique resorts with intimate settings to mega resorts with Vegas-style shows. Mexico truly offers something for EVERY wedding group!
Pro: Amazing Value of Luxury Services for the Price!
If you are looking for incredible luxury and service for the money. Mexico will get you the most bang for your buck when it comes to the level of luxury and service you receive for the price. Part of the reason is that Mexico is just miles ahead of other destinations when it comes to hospitality and tourism. A quote I once heard from a travel insider pretty much sums it up like this. "In the Dominican Republic if your drink spills, a waiter will come right away to clean it up. In Mexico, the wait staff will see the glass on the edge of the table and come to put it back in a safer spot."
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Pro: Wedding Package Value for the Price
The same is true for wedding packages. Your destination wedding budget goes so much further in Mexico! You will be amazed at the celebration you can plan that will be a day you and your guests will never forget!
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Pro: Endless Excursions, Activities, & Cultural Experiences
Regardless of what part of Mexico you head to, you'll have your pick of awesome experiences at your fingertips! Historical ruins, underground caverns, artistic cities, waterfalls, mountains, whale watching, snorkeling, nightlife, shopping, golf, catamaran cruises, day trips to nearby islands, you name it! There is something for everyone to enjoy in Mexico!
Con: Legal wedding requirements
Each State in Mexico has different requirements for your wedding in Mexico to be legal, but you can expect bloodwork, translation of documents, witnesses, and 3-4 day of residency.
If you don't need to have a legal destination wedding, then I suggest you and your fiancé get married legally in the States (basically at the courthouse) and then you will do a symbolic wedding in Mexico for your Destination Wedding ceremony. No one will know but you, and it will save you from jumping through a lot of hoops.
Con: Cancun/Riviera Maya Seaweed issues
With Cancun and Riviera Maya being the most popular locations in Mexico to host a destination wedding. I felt obligated to mention this "con". Over the last few years, environmental factors have caused an increase in the seaweed that floats into the waters and on the shore. It is impossible to predict when there could be a lot of seaweed or not as much because it can come and go at any time of the year.
While resorts are continually cleaning up the seaweed, it does affect the beauty and clarity of the water. If you are planning a beach wedding or want perfectly clear water, this are of Mexico may not be the best option for you.
As you can see Mexico really offers more Pros than Cons for having a destination wedding. The growth in popularity of Mexico as a wedding location is clear proof that this is true. Mexico makes for an amazing location for a destination wedding as it's bursting at the seams with amazing resorts, beautiful venues, tons of activities, rich culture, and natural beauty.
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