Mexico Destination Weddings

Welcome to, your ultimate guide to planning a destination wedding in Mexico.

Mexico offers an array of stunning wedding destinations, from the sandy shores of Cancun to the charming streets of Tulum.

With affordable destination wedding packages and luxurious wedding resorts, Mexico is the perfect choice for couples seeking a memorable and budget-friendly celebration.



  • Wedding Locations
  • Ratings
  • Property Size
  • Adults-Only / Family Friendly
  • Features
  • LGBTQIA + Friendly
  • Distance to Airport
  • Wedding Venues

MWA's Top Picks

  • Cancun

    Cancun Weddings

    Hyat Ziva Cancun

    Take your vows in this incredible setting that is complimented by spectacular beaches, five star hotels, ecological and archeological wonders.

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    Package Cost: $1000 - $5000

  • Cozumel

    Cancun Weddings

    Hyat Ziva Cancun

    Take your vows in this incredible setting that is complimented by spectacular beaches, five star hotels, ecological and archeological wonders.

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    • Icon Family Friendly
    • Icon 25 Minutes

    Package Cost: $1000 - $5000

Feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by all the information out there?
Don't know where to start planning your destination wedding in Mexico?


Finding the perfect Destination Wedding location and getting it booked so you can start sharing your invitations with your loved ones is what we do best.


What Our Couples Are Saying

  • Stephanie and Sean

    "Karen worked tirelessly to not only find us the perfect resort for our guests at an amazing price point but also find the perfect resort for our dream wedding."

    Stephanie and Sean

  • Jeff and Veronica

    "Veronica and I got married in Cuba this April and it was the smoothest, easiest wedding I could imagine."

    Jeff & Veronica

  • Christine and James

    "The resort was beautiful and absolutely perfect! We and all of our 42 guests had a wonderful time!"

    Christine and James

So why book your Destination Wedding in Mexico with

Let's face it: Planning a destination wedding isn't easy. The complexities of travel arrangements, venue bookings, and legal requirements can quickly become overwhelming.

That's where MyWeddingAway comes in.

Our experienced team specializes in destination weddings, particularly in Mexico, and we're here to guide you through every step of the process. From finding the perfect venue to managing logistics, we'll ensure your dream wedding becomes a reality without the stress."

My wedding away

Working without vs. with an experienced Destination Wedding Planner.



  • Booking the wrong wedding date and time
  • Confusing process for your guests
  • Difficult communication with hotel wedding planners
  • Guests arriving on the wrong dates or booked into the wrong hotel
  • Surprise expenses


  • Seamless booking process
  • Built-in tried-and-true systems.
  • Strong relationships with our wedding partners in destination
  • We manage and coordinate all your guest's travel.
  • We let you know what's included and what's not.

Ready to feel the opposite of overwhelmed?

That’s not all we provide you with

  • Dedicated agent   Dedicated Agent
  • wedding date   Confirm your Wedding Date
  • personal wedding website   Personal Wedding Website
  • Booking form   Booking Form
  • Weekly RSVP   Weekly RSVP
  • group excursion   Group Excursions

MWA gives you everything you need to have a successful Destination Wedding

  • What are the legal requirements for getting married in Mexico?
  • What is the difference between a legal and symbolic wedding in Mexico?
  • Do you have to be in the country a certain number of days before getting married in Mexico?
  • What are some popular wedding destinations in Mexico?
  • When is the best time of year for a Mexico destination wedding?

Legal requirements for weddings in Mexico entail several steps to ensure the legality of the union:

  • Arrival: Couples and their four witnesses must arrive in Mexico three business days before the wedding, preferably four if documents need translation into Spanish.
  • Application Form: A completed application form must be obtained from the Registry Office in Mexico, including a statement on the couple's future assets and property.
  • Documentation:
    • Valid passports for the couple.
    • Original and apostilled birth certificates for both parties.
    • Tourist Cards issued during the flight, with names matching those on passports.
    • Health Certificate stating no contagious diseases, with blood tests typically conducted at the resort.
    • Four witnesses over 18 years old provided copies of their passports and Tourist Cards.
  • Divorce or Widowhood:
    • A certified copy of the divorce decree, legalized and translated into Spanish, is required if either party is divorced.
    • For widowed individuals, a certified copy of the death certificate, legalized, and translated, is necessary.
  • Parental Consent: Couples under 18 must present written parental consent, original and apostilled.
  • Ceremony Location: All documents must be presented before the Officer of the Civil Registry in the city or town where the ceremony occurs. Regulations vary by state, and applications must be completed in person. It's important to note that legal ceremonies may incur additional costs, and further requirements may apply depending on the location

Legal Wedding:

  • The Mexican government recognizes a legal wedding and holds legal validity both in Mexico and internationally.
  • Couples planning a legal wedding in Mexico, must adhere to specific legal requirements, including obtaining a marriage license, presenting necessary documentation, and following the procedures outlined by Mexican authorities.
  • Legal weddings in Mexico typically require couples to arrive a few days before the ceremony to complete paperwork and fulfill residency requirements.
  • The marriage is registered with the Civil Registry Office in Mexico, and couples receive a marriage certificate as proof of their union.

Symbolic Wedding:

  • A symbolic wedding, also known as a commitment ceremony or non-legal ceremony, is purely symbolic and does not have legal recognition.
  • Symbolic weddings are often chosen by couples who prefer to have a wedding ceremony in a destination they choose without the hassle of meeting legal requirements.
  • Unlike legal weddings, symbolic weddings do not require couples to fulfill residency requirements or obtain a marriage license. However, most hotels still require you to be there for at least 3 business days before the wedding.
  • While the ceremony may closely resemble a traditional wedding ceremony, with vows, exchange of rings, and rituals, the marriage is not legally binding.
Couples planning a legal wedding in Mexico typically need to be in the country for a few days before the ceremony, usually around three to four business days, to fulfill residency requirements and complete necessary paperwork. For symbolic weddings, there's no legal requirement for residency, but hotels and resorts may still require you to arrive a few days in advance to prepare for the ceremony.

Popular wedding destinations in Mexico include:

  • Cancun
  • Riviera Maya
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Los Cabos
  • Tulum
  • Playa del Carmen
  • Cozumel
  • Cabo San Lucas

These destinations offer stunning beaches, picturesque landscapes, luxurious resorts, and various venues to suit wedding styles and preferences. Each location has its unique charm, ensuring couples can find the perfect backdrop for their dream destination wedding in Mexico.

The best time for a Mexico destination wedding is typically during the dry season, which runs from November to April. During these months, Mexico experiences sunny weather with minimal rainfall, providing ideal conditions for outdoor ceremonies and celebrations. However, it's essential to consider factors such as crowds and pricing, as peak tourist season in Mexico falls during the winter months. Couples may also opt for the quieter months of May to October, known as the shoulder season, although there may be occasional rain showers during this time. Ultimately, the best time for a Mexico destination wedding depends on individual preferences, budget, and availability.