Mexico Caribbean Weddings
Specialized Wedding Services for Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Mayan Riviera
It has been said that the best way to start a marriage is by having a honeymoon trip full of great experiences. We believe there is an even better way! How about getting married on a pristine white sand beach highlighted by the clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea as your backdrop. Share this wonderful place with your friends and family on your special day.
The Turquoise Reef Group and Mexico Holiday has been working with locals in the Yucatan since the late 1970’s, so we have made many quality contacts over the years. We have personally chosen our wedding coordinators so we have the upmost confidence in their ability to listen to your desires and plan a destination wedding based on your budget.
We have found all the best florists, bakers, caterers, and small hotels to accommodate any desire you have. Our wedding coordinators’ professionalism and experience will make your special day a joy to plan and prepare for. Even if you don't find a small hotel you like on our website, our program works with ANY hotel-we'll help you through the entire process from the US and directly with the hotel in Mexico.
Our boutique hotels have been handpicked as well to provide a unique Mexican experience for you and all of your guests. We love working with the small boutique hotels for their ability to make your special day exactly that, YOUR special day. Our hotels will not schedule another wedding on the same day as your wedding, making your wedding the exclusive wedding party at the hotel. The Turquoise Reef Group has local representatives in Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, Mexico, that are available to you and your family if you need anything. Our local representatives live in Tulum, Mexico full time, and their telephone number is posted on all of your guests’ itineraries. You may leave that number with family members at home in case they need to get a hold of you while you are in Mexico.
We strive to make keeping track of your wedding guests as simple as possible by allowing you to use our booking widget on your own personal wedding website, so that all of your guests book through one location for better ease in tracking, planning and cohesiveness. Your guests may also book through the Mexico Holiday site with a private group code assigned to your wedding. You may use this widget or private group code as your RSVP on your invitations.
We want you and all of your guests to feel special, pampered, and safe in Mexico, and we enjoy sharing this unique area of the world with our guests. The Yucatan is indeed a special place to visit and create memories that will last a lifetime. Let the Turquoise Reef Group help make your wedding day all that you dreamed it would be.
Just a few Reasons to Book your Wedding With Mexico Holiday...
- Exclusivity: Your wedding day is one of the most imporatant and special events of your life. When you plan your wedding through Mexico Holiday we guarantee your wedding will be the ONLY wedding in the resort or hotel that day period.
- Experience: We have been planning, coordinating and arranging hotel accommodations for weddings on the Maya Riviera since the late 1970's. We know the area intimately and have representatives on the ground in Mexico with experience and local resources to meet your every wish and handle all the details surrounding your big day.
- US Based Transactions: You and your guest can be sure payment information is handled in a secure manner and through US banks; there's no need to worry about sending your credit card information to Mexico. The transactions are just part of the service, you are also dealing with first language English speaking people, don't let the details of your wedding get "lost in translation".
- Guest Tracking: Using our special booking widget for your wedding you will be able to simply add a code to your own wedding page that will be exclsive for your wedding group's rooms. Send your guests a link to the main Mexico Holiday website with your private group code we provide or get them to book through your site; either way we keep you updated as often as you like. We'll let you know along the way who and when your invitees have booked.
- Travel and Wedding Insurance: Each of your guests will have the opportunity to protect their vacation in paradise while they celebrate your big day with our very resonable TravelGuard insurance plans. You will also be able to insure you entire event! Ask us about our special travel event insurance.
Let The Turquoise Reef Group and Mexico Holiday Help You Plan Your Wedding
Getting married in a foreign country may seem daunting, but when you have a team of professionals behind you to help you through the preparation and planning, you can rest assure that the correct steps will be followed to ensure a relaxing, memorable day for everyone.You may be wondering if a marriage in Mexico will be recognized in the United States as legal and we can tell you that with the correct documents, it absolutely is.
We have done our homework to make sure that you come to Mexico prepared and go home with everything you need to be documented as legally married. Since all of our hotels are located in the state of Quintana Roo, we follow the legal marriage laws set forth by Quintana Roo, Mexico.There are a few steps that need to be taken care of before you arrive in Mexico, and a couple more while you are in Mexico, and after that, it’s your day!
You should plan on arriving in Mexico about 4 days before your ceremony to complete the necessary filings. Your documents will be Fed Ex’d back to you a few weeks after your wedding, you do not need to remain in Mexico while they are being recorded.
Preparation At Home
Certified Birth Certificates
You will each need to be at least 18 years of age to get married in Mexico without parental consent.
With parental consent, boys must be 16, and girls must be 14.
A certified birth certificate must be provided proving your age, and translated into Spanish by an approved translator. If you would like this done in the United States, contact your nearest Mexican Consulate to find an approved translator for fees and details. The principal Mexican Consulate is located in Washington D.C., but there are state agencies as well.
To contact the principle Mexican Consulate, you can go to:
2827 16th St NW
Washington DC20036 USA
Telephone: +1 202 736 1000
If you cannot find someone in your area to translate your certified birth certificate, we can have it translated into Spanish for you when you arrive, and notarized.
You will each need to bring your passport that has been valid for at least 6 months, along with a copy of the first page and the last page.
A valid travel permit must also be provided as part of your documentation to get married in Mexico. Your travel permit will be given to you by a steward on your airline to fill out before landing in the Cancun Airport. This travel permit / visa, must be kept with you until you get back into the United States. If you are driving into the country, a permit will be given to you at the border.
You will need to have 4 witnesses present at your wedding, so you will want to decide who you would like to bring with you as your witnesses in Mexico. Your witnesses will also need valid passports along with a copy of the first and last page, and their travel permits/visas. If you are not planning on bringing anyone with you, your wedding coordinator will arrange for four local residents to be present at your wedding as witnesses.
If You Have Already Been Married
If you have already been married, you must be able to provide proof of your marriage dissolution by providing a copy of your Divorce Decree. This Divorce Decree will also need to be translated into Spanish and notarized. Women who have been previously married, may not re-marry for 300 calendar days following the date of the divorce decree, unless during that time, you have given birth or can prove that you are not pregnant through a doctors blood test. If You Are WidowedIf either party has been widowed, a copy of the Death Certificate must be provided. This document also needs to be translated in Spanish and notarized.
Preparation In Mexico Upon Arrival
A blood test will need to be done for both the bride and groom locally. Our wedding coordinator can tell you where to go to have this done. Results take 24- 48 hours. Since the tests are done in Mexico, the results will be in Spanish as required. You can get your pregnancy test done at this time as well if you need to.
Marriage Application Form
Your wedding coordinator will get you the necessary Marriage Applicaton Form to be filled out. You will need to specify whether you will get married under joint or separate property on this form so make sure you know the laws of the state you live in before you make this choice.
Let Our Wedding Planner Guide You Through The Paper Work!
Once you have your Marriage Application Form filled out along with the other required documents, your wedding coordinator will gather all of your documents together, make sure they are properly translated into Spanish, and notarized as required. They will pay the Marriage Application Fees, and you are ready for your ceremony!
Whether you have a religious ceremony, or a civil ceremony, only the civil ceremony is recognized as legal in Mexico. You can certainly have both at the same time, but you cannot omit the civil ceremony. Your wedding coordinator will Fed Ex your certified Marriage Certificate, or the Acta de Matrimonio, to you in the United States once it has been recorded. Once you receive this document in the mail, a few weeks later, you will want to take this to your local government office to have it recorded in the state you live in as well.
Mexico Beach Wedding Packages
Please keep in mind these packages can be completely customized to meet your every need, we have simply created a few options to give you an idea what some of the basic packages and costs are at some of our preferred small hotels.
This is a place where guests spend days relaxing and unwinding amidst the palm gardens and upon the white sand beaches. Such a romantic and pleasant atmosphere makes it a natural choice for your destination wedding.
Petit Lafitte offers the perfect combination of privacy and charm to make your special day one you will fondly remember. The property boasts an enchanting atmosphere with an ocean front setting and access to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean just a few steps from your room. With just over 40 rooms, the hotel provides the perfect relaxing environment for you and your guests and the staff are known for their special attention to detail. Located just north of Playa del Carmen, you will also have access to numerous places for shopping, dining, and activities. If you are looking for a wonderful and unique location for your destination wedding, Petit Lafitte is just the place for you.
It's been a blessing to have so many opportunities to provide so many wonderful beach ceremonies. From the very simple to the very extravagant our resorts hosts can craft a ceremony to meet your dreams.
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