If you are considering destination weddings, it is important to know the average cost of destination weddings in Mexico. A destination wedding can be a great way to have your dream wedding without breaking the bank. It may seem like destination weddings would be expensive because they involve more planning and travel time, but this is not always true. In fact, some destinations offer vacation packages that include a destination wedding at an affordable price! Read on for more information about the average cost of destination wedding in Mexico and what they typically cost!
What’s included when you book a destination wedding in Mexico?
A destination wedding in Mexico typically includes the following:
Dedicated on-site wedding planner
Access to a private wedding venue for your ceremony and reception
A professional photographer who will document all of your special moments throughout the day, including family photos before the ceremony begins. At least two hours are allotted for photography time at no extra charge
Beach wedding ceremony cake cutting and serving
A DJ or live music for your cocktail hour and reception
Tables, chairs, linens and dinnerware (which means you don’t have to rent these items!)
Set up and breakdown of all decorations used in the ceremony/reception areas. If you opt not to decorate yourself, destination wedding packages in Mexico include destination wedding decor for your ceremony and reception space
Flowers arranged by the resort florist
How much does it cost to have a destination wedding in Mexico?
The average cost of destination weddings in Mexico is anywhere between $2,000-$10,000. The price may vary depending on which resort you choose, but destination weddings are generally considered an affordable destination wedding option when compared to destination weddings in the U.S.
What destination wedding packages are available in Mexico?
Traveling to Mexico for your destination wedding can be an affordable option if you stay at the right resort. Some of these resorts offer destination weddings starting at an average price of $2,000!
A few popular destination wedding resorts include:
El Dorado Seaside Suites & Spa
Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa
How can you lower the average cost of destination weddings in Mexico?
Wedding expenses are primarily dependent on two factors: time of year and resort location. If you choose your destination wedding date wisely, you will be able to save money on destination wedding costs because you will have a better selection of resorts and resort rates. There are also destination weddings that happen year round, so if the destination is important to you but staying in Mexico for your destination wedding does not fit within your budget, check out this list of other destination options!
Are there any packages available during non-peak destination wedding seasons in Mexico?
There are destination weddings available year-round, but there is typically less availability during non-peak months. There may be slightly discounted rates depending on the time of year you travel to Mexico for your destination wedding!
The average cost of destination weddings in Mexico can vary greatly based on which all-inclusive resort and when you choose to destination wed, so take the time to read reviews and make sure you choose a resort that is right for your budget.
Why are Mexico destination weddings becoming more popular?
Destination weddings are becoming increasingly common because they offer an easy way for people with busy schedules who live far away from family and friends to have a destination wedding without worrying about planning it alone! What’s even better is that destination weddings in Mexico are becoming popular for another simple reason: you can book your destination wedding at a luxury resort with all of the amenities to make it easy on yourself.
Is it better to have the ceremony and reception in the same Mexico destination wedding location?
It is becoming increasingly popular for destination weddings in Mexico to offer both a ceremony space at their resort that includes amenities like set up, break down, decoration options, decorating help by destination wedding professionals if desired or required, tables/chairs/linen rentals included! This saves you money because you don’t have to worry about bringing your own items.
If you are looking for something more private with fewer people around during your destination wedding day activities (for example: romantic beachfront ceremonies), some resorts do not allow outside vendors on site so make sure this option will work best for what YOU want out of YOUR destination wedding experience.
Dreams Tulum is a destination wedding resort in Mexico that offers packages starting at $375 per person for weddings of up to 80 guests. This is very affordable considering it includes the ceremony, reception with open bar and breakfast buffet, two nights’ hotel stay in Dreams Tulum Deluxe room or Junior Suite Ocean View, all taxes and fees associated with destination weddings in Mexico as well as destination wedding coordinator services.
Dreams Tulum Resort is located near Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya’s Caribbean Coastline between Cancun International Airport (approximate driving time: 45 minutes) and Cozumel Ferry Port (approximate driving time: 30 minutes).
Example Dreams of Love Wedding Package:
Service of judge or minister
Wedding organization and personal touch of on-site wedding planning team
Preparation and ironing of couple’s wedding day attire
Complimentary room for one member of the wedding couple the night before the wedding (based on availability and upon request)
Bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for wedding couple
Two boutonnieres and two corsages for wedding party
Sound system with speaker and microphones
Hairstyling and makeup application for one member of the wedding couple for day of your symbolic ceremony
Wedding cake and sparkling wine (up to 20 guests)
Private cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres (Silver menu, up to 20 guests)
Private dinner reception (Silver menu, up to 20 guests)
One natural floral centerpiece for the sweetheart table (one)
36 full color photos and wedding album
Special turndown service night of the wedding
15% discount on all spa treatments (Spa boutique purchases not included)
Bottle of sparkling wine
Breakfast in bed with mimosas (reservations must be made in advance with concierge)
Late checkout for the couple (based on availability and upon request)
Free anniversary nights
Hard Rock Los Cabos
Couples who want to marry in destination weddings in Mexico will be pleased with the packages offered at Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos. With room rates starting as low as $229 per night, couples can get married for an average of $2000 – $3000 USD depending on guest list size and wedding date.
Hard Rock Hotel offers destination weddings all year round, so there is no seasonality or weather related restrictions which means you do not have to worry about it being too hot or raining when planning your destination wedding in Los Cabos. As part of their destination package they provide accommodations for two nights (three days) during the week before/after your event, cocktail reception with open bar that last until 11pm, five-course gourmet dinner, destination wedding coordinator services and much more for you and your wedding guests.
Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos is located in the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula near San Jose del Cabo. It is a 30-minute drive from Cabo San Lucas International Airport.
Example Lavish Daydream Wedding Package:
Symbolic wedding ceremony location
White Huppa with drapery mixed with hydrangeas and roses and hanging chandelier
32 Gold chairs with white cushions
2 gold urns with mixed roses and hydrangeas at aisle entrance
White petaled aisle runner
Themed bridal bouquet with white and cream-colored roses
White-colored rose boutonniere
Themed 3-tier wedding cake for up to 32 persons
Ground fireworks display after ceremony
Nondenominational Minister to perform symbolic or vow renewal ceremonies
Soloist for wedding ceremony (Violin, Saxophone, Guitar)
Sparkling wine for 32 persons following ceremony
Honeymoon Wishes Website and Bridal Registry
CD system available for ceremony
Event Consultant and Onsite Wedding Coordinators
Witnesses if required
Complimentary Honeymoon Package
Royalton Riviera Cancun
Royalton Riviera Cancun is another destination wedding resort in Mexico that offers couples affordable destination weddings. The average cost of destination weddings at Royalton starts at $999 USD for up to 10 guests with guest rooms starting at only $209 per night.
Features offered by this destination wedding resort include free daily breakfast buffet, three-course gourmet dinner, nightly top-shelf liquor, live music entertainment and transportation provided between the airport and hotel. If you want a stress-free destination wedding then consider booking your package with Royalton who will take care of everything from catering to photography; all you have to do is show up on the big day!
The theme parks nearby are also another reason why many couples choose destination weddings in Mexico in the destination wedding resorts of Cancun.
Royalton Riviera Cancun is located 25 minutes south of downtown Puerto Morelos and 40 minutes north of Playa del Carmen. It is also only 15 minutes away from either Tulum or Cozumel by boat taxi.
Example Exclusive Wedding Package:
Personal wedding planner & onsite wedding coordinators
VIP welcome & late checkout for bride & groom (based on availability)
Bride & groom room upgrade (based on availability)
“Getting Ready” refreshments & fruit platter for the bride & groom on the wedding day
10% discount on spa services for entire wedding group
Breakfast in bed for the morning after the wedding
$150 spa voucher, no cash value – 6 coupons each of $25 USD value
Couples massage (25mins)
Includes 2 hours of standard open bar
2 hour private BBQ party
10 Tikki Torches
Caribbean Trio performance (45 mins)
Sound system for ceremony
Ceremony table with linen & tropical centerpiece
1 tropical bridal bouquet
1 tropical bridesmaid bouquet
1 tropical groom’s boutonniere
1 tropical groomsmen boutonniere
Aisle chair tropical floral corsages (up to 8)
Sparkling wine toast
3 cocktail tables with white linen
5 appetizers from our signature cocktail menus
Bride & groom signature drink
1 hour of standard open bar service
Solo Musician – violinist, saxophonist or guitarist (45 mins)
4 hour private reception
Includes 4 hours of standard open bar
4 hour sound system
Round tables with white linens
$300 USD reception floral centerpiece credit
2-tier wedding cake
Cake table dressed with white linen
Personalized menu cards
Breathless Cabo San Lucas
Breathless Cabo San Lucas is another destination wedding resort in Mexico that offers destination weddings with packages starting at only $999 for destination weddings of 10 people. This all-inclusive wedding package includes three nights’ stay, free daily breakfast buffet, open bar until midnight every day and private reception dinner.
Another feature couples love about destination weddings in Mexico are the beautiful beaches nearby plus all the activities you can enjoy during your honeymoon such as scuba diving, snorkeling or swimming with dolphins. Breathless Cabo San Lucas is located on one of the best beach destinations, so it makes it very popular among couples looking to get married abroad.
Example Lucky in Love Wedding Package:
Service of a judge or minister
Dedicated on-site wedding coordinator
Preparation and ironing of the couple’s wedding day attire
Complimentary room upgrade for wedding couple (based on availability)
Bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere for the wedding couple
One corsage and one boutonniere for wedding party
Sound system with speaker and microphones
Hairstyling and makeup application for one member of the wedding couple for day of ceremony
Wedding cake and sparkling wine (up to 30 guests)
Private cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres (Silver menu, up to 30 guests)
Private dinner reception (Silver menu, up to 30 guests)
One natural floral centerpiece for the ceremonial table
24 full color photos
Special turndown service the night of the wedding
Breakfast in bed with mimosas morning after ceremony
Sandos Playacar is another destination wedding resort in Mexico that offers destination weddings. This destination has many activities nearby including golfing, snorkeling or swimming with dolphins which makes it a very popular destination among couples looking to get married abroad. Sandos Playacar is located 20 minutes south of downtown Tulum along the coast of Akumal Bay. It will take approximately one hour to reach Cancun International Airport (CUN) via Chetumal-Puerto Juarez highway plus an additional 45 minutes drive from the airport to the hotel.
Example Dreamcatcher Wedding Package:
Ceremony setup as per resort location
Wedding locations of choice
Sound system and microphone during the ceremony
1 centerpiece for minister’s table
1 bouquet and 1 boutonnière, or 2 bouquets, or 2 boutonnières
Private dinner reception with open bar (duration: 3 hours)
Basic setup and ambient lighting
Sparkling wine for the wedding toast
1 tier custom made wedding cake
Wedding organization and personalized service from our wedding coordinator
Commemorative certificate in the form of the “Sandos Wedding Tree”
Upgrade to the next available room category for the couple
Complimentary honeymoon amenities
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