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How Much is a Destination Wedding in Mexico?

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It’s time to get into one of the most important parts of Mexico destination wedding planning. No, not which wine to serve to your wedding guests. While that’s also crucial, many couples seeking a destination wedding in Mexico might wonder how much a ceremony and wedding week could cost. Here are some quick answers to shed some light on what kind of budget to consider while coordinating your dream celebration and:

Is it cheaper to get married in Mexico?

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Short answer? It largely depends on which resort you get married in. In recent years, Mexico has developed into one of the most popular global wedding destinations. Accommodating the influx of tourists and wedding parties, hundreds of coastline resorts offer packages best suited for a variety of budgets.

Mexico destination weddings are doable no matter how much money you have to work with. For instance, many five-star resorts provide complimentary wedding packages teeming with similar amenities and add-ons that you’ll find in more expensive bundles. So, regardless of whether you’re staying in the Cancun Hotel Zone or in a secluded boutique property, there are wedding packages in Mexico for everyone’s financial situation.

Where is the cheapest place to have a beach wedding?

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Beach weddings are a hot commodity nowadays, which is great news for you and your bank account. Many all-inclusive resorts have private beaches attached to the property, often promoting oceanfront venues in their complimentary packages.

Our suggestion: look for the one that’s right for you. Whether you’re gracing the sands of RIU Santa Fe or Royalton Riviera Cancun,you’ll discover beautiful ceremony spaces infused with natural beauty and affordable inclusions. From 100% free spa services to your very own expert wedding planner, these all-inclusive destination wedding packages ensure your dream wedding.

Example Free Wedding Package from Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres:

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Ceremony venue

Room upgrade

Early check-in and late check-out

Services of a civil judge or priest

Wedding cake

Tropical bouquet and boutonniere

Bag of rose petals

Ironing of bride’s dress and groom’s tuxedo

Sound system and ceremony translation

Marriage certificate

Champagne toast

10% discount on hair and makeup

Handcrafted welcome sweets

Bridal boudoir refreshments

Semi-private dinner in a specialty restaurant

Romantic breakfast in bed for the couple

Romantic candlelight dinner for the couple

Complimentary couples massage

Two bottles of champagne in room during stay

Example Classic Wedding Package from RIU Santa Fe:

On-stie destination wedding team

Decoration set up for the wedding venue

Bridal Bouquet

Matching boutonniere

Recorded music during the ceremony

Semiprivate dinner at one of our specialty restaurants (just for the couple)

Wedding cake (just for the couple)

Sparkling wine during the main toast (just for the couple)

Special decoration in the room

Witnesses if required

Minister/Judge service

Marriage Certificate

Spa Surprise gift

10% discount in all Spa treatments for the Wedding Couple

Example Luxury Wedding Package from Royalton Riviera Cancun:

Personal destination wedding planner & onsite coordinator

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 party

Wedding ceremony location

Symbolic ceremony

Chairs included

Sound system for ceremony

1 tropical bridal bouquet

1 tropical groom’s boutonniere

Ceremony table with linen & tropical centerpiece

Sparkling wine toast

Semi-private dinner at one of our restaurants (2 hour)

Personalized menu cards

1-tier wedding cake

How much is a destination wedding in Cancun vs. Cabo?

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The Hotel Zone or Medano Beach? Both charming coastal hubs are at the forefront of modern tourism, complete with stunning locations and wedding venues. With seemingly endless options to choose from, where should you go to save the most money? Let’s break down the tropical paradises:

Wedding Packages (Prices vary depending on wedding package)

Cancun: Free – $11,999; based on a compilation of various resort wedding packages

Los Cabos: Free – $11,150; based on a compilation of various resort wedding packages

Example Intimate Elegance Wedding Package from Panama Jack Cancun:

Symbolic marriage ceremony and certificate by a bilingual secular officiant

Bridal bouquet and groom boutonniere

Sparkling wine toast after the ceremony (for up to 10 guests)

Signature wedding cake

On-site services of a professional wedding specialist

Beachfront couples massage

Romantic beachfront dinner for two

Free if the couple books 25 room nights or more (3 night minimum per room)

Example Sweet Romance Wedding Package from Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos

Symbolic ceremony

Ceremony setup as per resort location

Wedding locations of choice

1 medium-sized flower medallion

Sound system and a microphone during the ceremony

1 bouquet and 1 boutonnière, or 2 bouquets, or 2 boutonnières

Private cocktail hour with open bar (duration: 1 hour)

Private dinner reception with open bar (duration: 3 hours)

Basic setup and ambient lighting

Sparkling wine for the wedding toast

2 tier custom made wedding cake

2 centerpieces

Sound system with microphone during dinner (duration: 3 hours)

Wedding organization and personalized service from our wedding coordinator

1 make-up and 1 hairstyle (excludes trial) at the Sandos Spa

Commemorative certificate in the form of the “Sandos Wedding Tree”

Couple’s massage at the Sandos Spa (duration: 25 minutes)

Upgrade to the next available room category for the couple

Complimentary honeymoon amenities

Resort Costs (Prices vary depending on suite type)

Cancun: $160-$310 price per person per night

Los Cabo: $110-$270 price per person per night


Cancun: The Hotel Zone, Maya ruins, snorkeling, scuba diving

Los Cabo: Medano Beach, world-renowned nightlife, zip-lining, ATV courses

While there are some differences between Cancun and Cabo, there actually isn’t too much contrast money-wise. Realistically, you’ll find cheaper resort options in each city. It all comes down to which wedding packages catch your eye more, as well as which excursions you want to include in your itinerary (these are optional for guests of course).

In comparison to other popular destinations such as Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, Mexico showcases similar wedding options, but with more flight options from across the United States. Although some accommodations may range in price, Mexico destination weddings are quite cost-effective, featuring quotes perfect for your preferred budget. So whether you’re seeking a majestic oceanside ceremony or a lush garden wedding, Mexico will deliver an unforgettable experience at digestible prices.

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