Mexico Destination Wedding Primer

by aiowedding on December 21, 2013

If destination wedding is what you have in mind then Mexico may perhaps be the correct destination. There are many factors which load the dice in favor of Mexico. Here is a brief guide on how to get married in Mexico and our top picks.



First of all is accessibility. Mexico shares a long border with USA down south. Many destinations in Mexico can be reached through road, while other areas can be accessed conveniently through airways. Mexico has many international airports which are connected to all the major cities in USA.


Mexico has a tropical weather for most parts of a year. The best time for a wedding is from October to May.


Get married in Mexico entails few legal formalities. In Mexico only civil weddings are legal which can be conducted in the Civil Register Office. Foreign citizens will have to furnish their tourist cards for marriage license. After the legal formalities are over, the couple can get married according to their religious customs. Mexico also requires blood tests for HIV and RPR and chest x-rays to be completed in the country. The cost of a civil marriage in Mexico will be about $200 USD.


Mexico has endless options for a destination wedding. You can choose from hundreds of locations and many types of wedding – Beach wedding, wedding in a villa, wedding in a resort, wedding in a church etc.

Some of the most popular destinations for wedding among Americans are Cancun, Tulum and Cozumel.


Tulum’s beaches have been listed in Top 10 beautiful beaches in the world, so you can be sure that any wedding here will be a dream come true. Tulum is not a big city like Cancun and herein lies its charm. It is surrounded by lush green forests on one side and beautiful Caribbean Sea on the other. It has many Mayan sites which add up to the mystery of this ancient land. It is close to Cancun and therefore easy to reach. It has many world class resorts where you can host your wedding. After wedding you can choose to explore the Riviera Maya region. It is a tourist corridor full of beaches, archeological sites, adventure parks, water adventure and cultural treats.  The tourist cities like Playa del Carmen famous of its 5th Avenue and Akumal (known for its snorkeling and sea turtles) are within a close reach.


Cancun is Mexico’s #1 tourist destination. It has stunning white sand beaches and turquoise water which make a perfect background for a beach wedding. It has lots of resorts which can design a wedding exactly according to your specifications and budget. I have seen many of my friends getting married in Cancun and trust me all of them have been thrilled with their experiences. Cancun is easy to reach because of Cancun’s International airport. The fun doesn’t stop once the marriage is over. Cancun is also a dreamy honeymoon destination for newlyweds. It has a many tourist hotspots such as the underwater museum, snorkeling and water sports. Whatever flavor you want your honeymoon to be – Romantic or Adventurous – Cancun will not disappoint you.

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