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You’ve got your mind set on a destination wedding in Mexico, but you’ve still got a lot of questions.

For one: what even is a destination wedding package? What’s included, what do you need to know?

You’ve come to the right place!

We’re here to give you a top-down overview of Mexico wedding packages!

What is an All-Inclusive Wedding Package and What’s Included?

Flowers and candles set up for destination wedding with a Mexico Wedding Package

We’re glad you asked!

All inclusive wedding packages in Mexico bundle together almost anything and everything you need for a wedding. 

In essence, the couple pays for their airplane tickets, resort room, and their wedding package, while their guests pay for their own individual suites and travel.

The lion’s share of what you will ultimately pay for your destination wedding comes from your package. Picking the right package for your needs and your budget is paramount in planning your destination wedding. Luckily, that’s where Destify comes in! 😉

Instead of making calls and scouring the web for catering companies, floral arrangers, chair rental services, and ironing out all the little details needed for a destination wedding, all of that is taken care of for you!

Since all of the luxury resorts we work with provide on-site planners and wedding coordinators that curate every element of your special day to your liking, you’ve gotta do only one thing — kick back and enjoy the experience!

When it comes to package prices, some resorts offer ‘Free Packages,’ like Majestic brand resorts such as Majestic Colonial and Majestic Elegance Punta Cana

These packages start at $1,750 and become totally complimentary when couples and their guest list book 15 or more rooms for 7 nights. 

If you have a large wedding group, your wedding may end up paying for itself! 🤩

Learn more about our $500 Majestic resorts in the Dominican Republic promotion!

On average, a wedding package will include the following basic amenities:

  • The venue and wedding location of your choice, with basic décor
  • Table and chair linens
  • Floral arrangements
  • Ceremony music
  • Champagne or sparkling wine toast
  • A semi-private reception venue, such as a restaurant or ballroom at the resort property
  • Catering and open bar service
  • Wedding couple premiums, like a couple’s massage, room upgrade, or a candlelit beach dinner
  • Complimentary honeymoon stay

Are All-Inclusive Packages in Mexico Expensive?

Couple kissing after their destination wedding using Mexico Wedding Package

Not at all!

On average, a destination wedding is cheaper than a stateside ceremony

On average, a destination wedding will cost anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000, depending on the level of luxury you’re seeking. The more amenities and add-ons a wedding package and suite have, the more expensive it will be!

On the other hand, a US-based wedding costs $28,000 on average (based on 2021 data).

And guess what? That price doesn’t include a honeymoon.

One of the many delights of a destination wedding is it’s a tropical wedding, an intimate honeymoon, and a fun vacation all in one! Essentially, you won’t be spending extra on a separate honeymoon.

And with that difference in price alone, need we go on?

What’s Not Included in a Mexico Wedding Package?

Wedding Photographer

Photographer snapping some shots of a stunning couple

A dedicated photographer is usually not included in your destination wedding package.

Some packages will include a limited number of photos, such as a maximum of 30 shots, but most require an additional price for a photographer.

For instance, Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres charges $600 for photography vendor fees.

A professional photographer won’t necessarily be a ‘must’ for every couple, but for those that know they want someone documenting all of the big moments of their special day, Destify and your onsite wedding coordinator will make sure that they book this additional service for you!

Package Extras 

Fireworks are an amazing Mexico Wedding Package premium add-on

In addition to a photographer, numerous premium wedding add-ons aren’t included in most wedding packages.

As we covered above, the basics and necessities are all incorporated in all wedding packages.

But for some, their destination wedding is a time to go all out. 4-hour receptions with open bar, fireworks, live musicians or DJs, top-shelf alcohol, gourmet food stations, and even fire dancers are just a few of the extra inclusions that some of our couples have added in the past.

If you want a few of these extras, your wedding planner will make sure to coordinate these for you!

Legal Wedding Ceremony

Man officiating a destination wedding

The last on our list here has to do with ceremony types.

Most destination wedding packages include a Symbolic Ceremony only. 

While just as special, these symbolic ceremonies aren’t considered legally recognized. 

Most couples either have their legal ceremony before or after their destination wedding, often at a Court House.

That way, they don’t have to worry about legal loopholes or technicalities when they have their destination wedding. 

While you can host a Legal Ceremony at your destination wedding, there will be a number of additional fees and requirements.

Legal/Civil Ceremony Requirements:

  • Bloodwork from the couples (required in all Mexican states)
  • Judge/legal fees
  • Translation and proper filing for documents may be needed to validate the Wedding Certificate in your Country of Origin.

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Destination Wedding Packages

Iberostar Selection Cancun

Stunning all-inclusive resorts Iberostar Selection Cancun

This top-tier Cancun destination wedding resort is one of Destify’s and our couples’ favorite resorts in Mexico.

Iberostar Selection Cancun features 6 fine dining establishments, including the Italian Trattoria La Horma, a luxurious golf course, close proximity to the Cancun Mayan Museum, stunning views of the Nichupte Lagoon, and the Aqua Fun kids club.

Resort Features:

  • 24/7 room service
  • 7 Bars 
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 3 Pools
  • Star Camp children’s activity program
  • Splash pool
  • Mayan Barrier Reef

‘Star Wedding’ Package Price: $999

Wedding Package Inclusions:
  • Professional services of an on-site wedding specialist 
  • Bride’s fresh floral bouquet and matching groom’s boutonnière
  • Minister (symbolic ceremonies)
  • Witnesses (if required)
  • Setup of wedding venue (canopy, chairs and table with white linen)
  • Sparkling wine served after the ceremony
  • Traditional white frosting cake decorated with fresh flowers
  • Wedding dinner in a specialty restaurant (one hour and a half)

Hard Rock Los Cabos

Musical-themed Hard Rock Los Cabos is a great resort with great Mexico Wedding Packages

This musically themed all-inclusive resort grooves to the riffs of rock n’ roll. Our music-loving couples have had their destination wedding expectations rocked with the fun and originality of this property.

Hard Rock Cancun combines modern amenities and suites with vintage rock iconography.

The resort’s walls are lined with the faces of musical legends like Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, and Stevie Wonder.

Resort Features:

  • 24/7 room service
  • 9 Bars 
  • 8 Restaurants
  • 5 Pools
  • ROCK ROYALTY ® Program
  • Fitness center
  • Live entertainment

‘Gold Star Wedding’ Package 2023 Price: $2,899+

Wedding Package Inclusions:
  • Professional services of an onsite wedding specialist
  • Bride’s fresh floral bouquet and matching groom’s boutonnière
  • Minister (symbolic ceremonies)
  • Witnesses (if required)
  • Setup of wedding venue (canopy, chairs and table with white linen)
  • Sparkling wine served after the ceremony
  • Fresh floral centerpiece for the head wedding table during the ceremony
  • Recorded music and microphone provided for the ceremony
  • Live music (45 minutes)
  • Cocktails with cold appetizers for an hour, at ceremony venue
  • Traditional white frosting cake decorated with fresh flowers
  • Wedding dinner in a specialty restaurant (one hour and a half)
  • Iberostar gift 10% discount on spa services for wedding guests (boutique purchases excluded)
  • Upgrade to the next category of room for the bride and groom (subject to availability, Presidential Suite is excluded from upgrades)
  • Late check out for bride and groom (subject to availability)
  • Hair trial and hairstyle for the bride
  • 30-minute couple’s massage
  • Romantic dinner for the wedding couple

Secrets Vallarta Bay

Aerial view of Secrets Vallarta Bay resort

The gorgeous Puerto Vallarta is home to this lavish adults-only resort.

Secrets Vallarta Bay fuses breathtaking scenery, 5-star service, and stunning wedding venues.

The seemingly boundless surroundings are home to unique activities like scuba diving, kayaking, horseback riding, and even golfing on contemporary, manicured greens. 

Resort Features:

  • 24/7 room service
  • 3 Bars 
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 3 Pools
  • Contemporary rooms with private balconies and some turquoise water ocean views, swim-up pools, and whirlpool tubs.
  • White sand beach with free sun loungers, kayaks, and snorkeling gear.
  • Three chic, ocean-facing, outdoor pools — one with a swim-up bar.
  • High-quality on-site restaurants and bars ranging from an international buffet to French cuisine.
  • Close to the Puerto Vallarta International Airport and city center.
  • Upgrade to Preferred Club for private lounge with refreshments, late check out, and butler service.

‘Secrets Ultimate’ Package 2023 Price: $3,799+

Wedding Package Inclusions:
  • Service of judge or minister
  • Semi-private rehearsal dinner for ten max
  • Wedding organization and personal touch of onsite wedding coordinator
  • 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 on the day of ceremony
  • Ceremony décor (30 chairs with white covers, ceremonial table and aisle runner)
  • Wedding cake and sparkling wine (up to 30 guests)
  • Private cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres (Gold menu, up to 30 guests)
  • Private dinner reception (Gold menu, up to 30 guests)
  • One natural floral centerpiece for the sweetheart table
  • One natural floral centerpiece for ceremonial table
  • Live Mexican music trio (one set, during cocktail hour)
  • Special turndown service night of the wedding
  • 15% discount on all spa treatments (Spa boutique purchases not included)
  • Newlywed Package
  • Late checkout for the couple (based on availability and upon request)
  • 50 full color photos and wedding album
  • Video of ceremony (30 minutes)
  • Choice of one couples spa treatment
  • Free anniversary nights

Book Your Dream Destination Wedding Package Today

Couple kissing on the beach after their Mexico Wedding Package ceremony

Now that you know everything you need to know about destination wedding packages in Mexico, are you ready to secure your dream destination wedding?

Talk to one of our wedding experts today!

 

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