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Steps to Planning an All-Inclusive Wedding in Cancun

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Cancun, one of the finest gems of the Caribbean. Teeming with historic natural beauty and contemporary luxury, this Mexico destination should be at the top of your wedding planning list. Why, you may ask? Planning a wedding in Cancun ensures the finest all-inclusive wedding resorts, making the coordination process both smooth and rewarding. Let’s find out how to plan your dream Cancun wedding, with all of the perks and none of the fuss:

Step 1: Find a travel expert (that knows Cancun)

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We can’t stress this enough: find a destination wedding planner that actually knows the area. There’s nothing worse than encountering a planner that doesn’t have the 411 on the best all-inclusive resorts. That’s where Destify steps in. For the past decade, we’ve worked with hundreds of award-winning brands and their properties, building a solid lexicon of reliable and flawless Cancun wedding resorts.

Step 2: Choose Your Resort

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When it comes time to pinpoint a Cancun wedding resort, it’s hard to go wrong with closing your eyes and choosing a random property. There are many things to take into consideration when choosing your resort. Where are most of your guests traveling from? Which locations will have the most resort options? Which destinations will have the best prices? If you want the cream of the crop, we recommend the following hotels:

Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Panama Jack Cancun

RIU Palace Las Americas

Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres

Dreams Vista Cancun

Step 3: Decide When to Have Wedding

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While planning a wedding in Cancun, consider the fact that you’re hosting a ceremony on the Caribbean side of Mexico. The optimum time to hold your wedding in Cancun depends on which time of year you want to tie the knot. Let’s explore the wedding seasons Cancun, and the popularity of each time period:

Low Season: Between the end of October and the beginning of December. Weather is both pleasant and occurs during a low-travel period of time.

High Season: January through June: This is where you get your classic sun-soaked Mexico weather. Nearlyweds and travelers alike clamor for dates within this range.

Rainy Season: July through September: You want a Cancun wedding in the rain? That’s adventurous. While it doesn’t rain every day during this time of year, you still run the risk of hosting a wetter ceremony. Enjoy the low rates and perhaps add personalized umbrellas to the wedding favors list?

Step 4: Choose Your Wedding Package

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It’s now time to pick a wedding package. At all-inclusive resorts, Cancun destination wedding packages are designed to provide couples as little or as much as they want. You get a lot with an all-inclusive resort, from design and food to a wedding department that will handle everything for you. Some resorts even offer gratis wedding packages, which you may learn about by visiting our FREE Wedding Packages website. A typical example of tiered packages found at most resorts is shown below.

Here are a few examples of luxury all-inclusive Cancun wedding packages:

Hyatt Ziva Cancun: Lavish & Opulent

Symbolic marriage Ceremony and certificate, performed by a Secular Bilingual Wedding Officiant

Bridal floral Bouquet and Boutonnière for the Groom

Signature Wedding Cake

Sparkling wine toast after the Ceremony

Special decoration of the couple’s room, complimentary sparkling wine and chocolate dipped strawberries the night of the Wedding

Massage for the Wedding Couple (25-min each one)

Romantic dinner for the Couple

Late check-out up to 3:00 p.m.

Onsite services of a professional Wedding Specialist

Complimentary online bridal registry and Wedding website

Ceremony table with white linen and folding Wedding chairs

Sound system for the Ceremony

Natural floral centerpiece for the altar at the Ceremony

Updo, makeup, manicure and pedicure for the Bride

15% discount on spa services for the Couple

10% discount on spa services for the Wedding guests

Private one-hour cocktail party after the Ceremony, which includes standard set-up, open bar and 3 hors d’oeuvres

A private three-hour Wedding reception, which includes a three-course meal, open bar, tables, chairs, white linens, white place setting and waiting staff

RIU Palace Las Americas: Classic Wedding Package

Wedding coordinator

Decoration set up for the ceremony location

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

Step 5: Choose Your Ceremony Type and Venue

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You struck gold, planning a wedding in Cancun automatically guarantees a wondrous view of the Caribbean for your ceremony. That’s not all. Our Cancun wedding resorts feature a variety of venues that offer unique takes on the classic oceanside aisle. From sturdy pergolas to intricately-designed gazebos, choose from a selection of spaces that’ll cater to your needs.

Step 6: Plan Your Ceremony

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Unlike a regular stateside wedding, much of the actual planning for your ceremony for a destination wedding doesn’t begin until around the 3-month point. That’s because resorts have it down to a science, and wedding departments won’t have as much time to work with you until your wedding date approaches. For some couples, this may be a plus or a minus, but you can rest assured that your wedding planner knows what they’re doing.

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