TOP 13 TIPS FOR PLANNING A DESTINATION WEDDING IN MEXICO

Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular, with more people deciding to get married and do this. Not only to perform this ceremony with the most important being in your life, but also this is perfect for you to share with your family and friends.

Zihuatanejo, Guerrero

There are several options as to the places where you can do it, but one of the most recommended countries is undoubtedly Mexico.

This wonderful country, full of very different majestic landscapes among them is a perfect option to have this event if you want to leave your city.

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Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

What are “destination weddings”?

First of all, not many people know what a destination wedding is, however, it is not difficult to understand. A “destination wedding” is simply a wedding but outside the city of residence of the bride and groom, which can be in another city or even in another country.

In recent years this modality has become practically a trend, because people who are going to get married understand that there are many landscapes beyond a church. Among some places they are usually some beach, mountain, or capable in a yacht, among other ideas.

Zipolite, Oaxaca

There are millions of magical places where these special events can take place, but Mexico is a country that encompasses many points that may be worth considering.

It can be the perfect place for you to say “I Do” to your partner in front of your loved ones and be a unique moment.

Rosewood Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Tips to make your wedding a perfect destination

In itself, performing an ordinary wedding is not easy. That is why perhaps a destination wedding is a more titanic task, but it is not impossible since it has been achieved.

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

It is a project that is worthwhile because when it is realized, it results in something unique and fun.

However, we can give you some tips that can be useful to organize your wedding and have your perfect moment:

Rosewood Mayakoba
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

You need a wedding planner

Of course, we could not start with the tips without telling you this, since it is almost impossible to carry out this event without this person.

Hiring the services of someone to plan your wedding is a must, really, and if it’s a wedding outside your city, it becomes even more complicated.

The wedding planner will help you make the wedding of your dreams, considering your tastes, what you want to do and worrying about each of those details that might escape you.

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

This person will also help you consider the destinations where you could have your wedding.

Also, besides advising you about your destination, he or she will also explain to you the best way to perform the ceremony in that exotic place you want so much.

San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

Plan all the protocol

With the help of your wedding planner, you also need to adjust all the essentials that will be in the celebration at the exotic location. This is all based on planning a budget, taking care of the whole ceremony, presenting different destination options, among others.

You should also take care of other important details such as sound, video, lighting, DJ, musicians, food, drinks, among others. You must also include your wedding dress, which must fit with the location, of course.

Trash the Dress Session by Panpa Martinez

The importance of the destination

The destination location will essentially be almost all of your wedding decoration, so be sure to consider all of your options.

By this we mean that you should meditate about whether you want to get married at the sea, in the mountains or in any other natural destination, since this will save you expenses in decoration.

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.

In the case of Mexico, there are many excellent tourist destinations to be able to have the perfect wedding of your dreams.

Some places that can be highlighted are San Miguel de Allende, Puerto Vallarta, Zihuatanejo, Zipolite Oaxaca, Cancun and Riviera Maya, Xilitla San Luis Potosí , however, there are many more.

Rosewood Mayakoba Suites
Rosewood Mayakoba Suites, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

Agree on all ticket costs

As you are having a destination wedding, you should also consider all the expenses regarding tickets, flights, transportation, among others.

We suggest that you look up the rates in advance, and various budget options so that all your guests can attend without any problem.

Beach Wedding at Riviera Maya

Take a walk alone with your partner around the place

Of course, the day of your wedding will be yours and your partner’s, however, all your guests will be sharing with you and really, you will not be alone at almost any time.

Xilitla, San Luis Potosi

It’s a perfect idea to arrive a couple of days early to the place where you will perform the ceremony, not just to check the planning for the big day. It’s also an excellent opportunity for you to get away with your partner and tour the location by yourself.

Here, away from everyone (almost literally), you will be able to reaffirm your commitment and contemplate the place where you will be married soon.

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

You can document a tour of the destination

Just as you can consider taking a walk alone with your partner, you can also make a documentation of that walk (or both).

If you are in a place where there is a population of people nearby, you could document your trip with your partner. You can interact with the local people, and even join a special celebration that takes place on those days to make it more exciting.

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

Try to make the lodging close to you

It is good that you consider that the place where everyone stays is very close to the place of the ceremony. This saves on transportation costs and other difficulties.

At the same time, the guests can have the possibility to explore the tourist place by themselves without so much problem.

Real de Catorce Engagement Session Sara and Carlos
Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosi

Be sure to provide a welcome kit

When your guests arrive at the reception of the lodge, it is recommended that you give them a kit with your signature and that of your partner.

Mexico Destination Wedding Welcome Kit

Here you can give them some valuable items, such as reminders, and everything related to the place where you will perform your wedding, of course.

Also in this kit you can include a small letter with some personal dedications for each guest, welcoming them officially.

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Make a special activity with your guests at the place

Before your ceremony, it might be a good idea to do a special activity with your guests. It could be a tour of the location where they are all together, a special group task, or any other such idea.

It is a good idea that not only you have fun getting to know the site, but also your guests, so that they can tour the whole place.

Bahias de Huatulco, Oaxaca

Make postcards of the place

You can do this a couple of days in advance, where your photographer will capture beautiful images of the place and create a postcard with the photos of the place. You can also tell him to help you create some beautiful images to frame.

The idea is that you have the possibility to create your own photo(s) of the place where you capture the landscape as best as possible. It is preferable that it is before the guests arrive to have more tranquility on the site.

San Miguel De Allende, Guanajuato.

You can hold an event the day before your wedding

Actually, this is not mandatory for your ceremony to be perfect, however, it can be something beneficial.

It is suggested that it is done at the destination, if it is within the possibilities, so that both the bride and groom and the guests enjoy the natural landscape in which they will see the event.

It can be something simple and intimate that has nothing to do with the marriage itself, almost like a kind of group bachelor party.

Alternative Wedding, Zihuatanejo México

Have a lunch the day after your wedding

If you do not intend to do the event before your wedding, we recommend that you do something after your wedding, that is, the next day. This event should be quiet, really, preferably where everyone is sitting and there is not much movement.

It will be a moment that will come after a very hectic day full of effusive celebration and crazy festivities. Preferably it can be a brunch, or a lunch, that is quiet, with some exquisite and simple food for your guests.

Here you can recite some final thanks to make your guests understand that you value their effort to travel to your destination location. Of course, the event must be held in the place you chose so that your guests can enjoy the location one last time.

Zipolite, Oaxaca

Hire a professional wedding photographer

The last important tip is to hire a professional photographer to portray your wedding. In truth, there is not much to say about the importance of having a photographer at your wedding.

They are the ones that will create the memory that will truly last a lifetime, which is your special photo album, which you will see over the years to relive the moment of your ceremony over and over again.

It is not something you can entrust to your neighbor with his smartphone or to your friend who has no experience in this. If you decide to have your wedding destination in Mexico, you will surely find many options of professional photographers for your event.

Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

The photographers in this country are very talented and due to the great amount of options, there are also many styles in their work that will surely catch your attention.

We invite you to check it out; you will be able to find more information about my services as a wedding photographer in mexico

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