Destination weddings have become more and more popular in recent years, with many couples opting to keep their wedding parties small in order to hold their ceremonies in gorgeous and exotic locations. It’s the perfect way to have your closest friends and family join you on your special day in an amazing location away from home and also grant them the opportunity for a mini-vacay for them at the same time. One of the most popular places in the world, especially for those whose home base is the states, is Mexico. There are so many unique and wonderful locations, all offering stunning views, perfection in beaches, incredible year-round weather and luxurious, budget friendly resorts that offer destination wedding packages to fit the needs of even the most savvy brides.
Most Mexican destination weddings are held on the beach or by the water and are perfect for those seeking a tropical wedding experience. If city elegance is more your scene, Mexico City is an international destination for art, food and business. Mexico is also home to ancient Mayan ruins such as Chichen Itza and Tulum, offering a peek into the rich culture of this country. It is ideally located for United States-based guests, and easily accessible for guests coming from Europe and Latin America as well. Mexico is a fantastic choice for your destination wedding, particularly if you are interested in an exotic beach wedding.
Cabo San Lucas, at the tip of Baja California, is located where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. One of the most popular resort towns for tourists and destination weddings, Cabo offers amazing beaches, dramatic coastal views, excellent fishing and sightseeing, and outstanding resorts and spas.
Cancun is located on the Yucatan Peninsula, just north of the coastal resort region known as the Riviera Maya. Cancun is known for its gorgeous white sand beaches, ancient Mayan ruins and superb nightlife. It’s the ideal spot for contemporary brides who want to have the perfect mix of beach, partying and culture.
Isla Mujeres is a tiny, 5-mile long island situated in the Caribbean, although still in Mexico, slightly north and east of Cancun. It offers a lovely and quaint small-town vibe and isn’t nearly as crowded as the more touristy areas. Isla Mujeres is home to the largest underwater museum on the planet as well as amazing sea caves, drawing divers from all over the world, and of all skill levels, to explore its breathtaking underwater nature. From May to September, sea turtles venture ashore to lay their eggs in the sand, creating a unique wedding photo opportunity if your wedding happens to coincide with the hatching season.
The capital of the nation, Mexico City, is an extremely popular destination wedding location thanks to its busy city life combined with its rich heritage and culture. There is so much to do and see in Mexico City, that your wedding party will likely require some direction and ideas for outings in and the city. You can find some ideas for these opportunities here. There is also a thriving, trendy nightlife scene in Mexico City, making it a great place to hold your destination wedding.
Puerto Vallarta is located on the West coast of Mexico against the Pacific Ocean and Mexico’s largest natural bay. This is a nature lover’s paradise, with plenty of ocean and water excursions as well as jungle adventures such as zip lining. There’s gorgeous views of both water and mountains, offering excellent backdrops for your ceremony and photographs.
Mexico’s beachside towns have pleasant and warm weather all year, so an escape from frigid northern climes is totally do-able. The rainy hurricane season typically lasts from June to October, but each area of Mexico is different. Be sure to check your specific location’s average weather for the time you want to go.
If your goal is to have the picturesque beach wedding with clear blue skies, even clearer turquoise water and white sandy beaches, the best time to go would be between November and April, when there is not much rain.
The biggest advantage of planning your destination wedding in Mexico is that there are so many choices in resorts and hotels in each of the most popular locations. The majority of these resorts, especially the all-inclusive resorts, offer wedding packages that oftentimes include an onsite wedding planner or coordinator. At Invitations by R Squared, we know that these onsite planners are very experienced and have trusted local vendors with whom you can work.
The team at Invitations by R Squared simply loves love, and only slightly less than that, we love a beach wedding. Choose your destination and date and stop by the shop to take a look at our fabulous keepsake Save the Date cards, destination wedding invitations, and LGBTQ and traditional wedding stationery packages.
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