Everything to get married in Mexico


There are some people who, when they imagine their big day, don’t exactly picture a formal event, but embrace beauty in the small imperfections. These types of people want to feel their feet in the sand, while salty air refreshes their face and the sun tans their skin… probably because they don’t have that where they live, or because they’ve always felt this call to unconventional luxury. For those people, the Mexican Caribbean is the ideal place for a unique celebration. However, this dream requires some work that few people visualize, especially if they are not Mexicans. In this text, we will help you start imagining everything you need to get married in the Riviera Maya and help you have an experience with the least amount of unforeseen events possible.

Necessary procedures to get married in Mexico

Foremost, it’s important to know that, as a foreigner, you will have to fulfill certain legal requirements to get married in Mexico. Here are some of the most important requirements to keep in mind:

  • Present official identification with a photo (e.g., a valid passport).
  • Present a copy of your birth certificate translated into Spanish by a certified translator.
  • Provide proof of your marital status, such as a certificate of singleness or divorce.
  • Undergo blood tests and medical certificates.
  • Hire a lawyer or notary public to assist you in the legal process and present the necessary documents to the local Civil Registry.
    Contact a minister of your faith to validate your ceremony.


Additionally, it’s important to note that the legal and ecclesiastical marriage processes in Mexico can take several days. Therefore, it’s advisable to plan ahead and contact a specialist in weddings in the Mexican Caribbean to guide you through the process and help you gather all the necessary documents.

Budget planning

Avoid unpleasant surprises and create a budget plan. Here are some of the most important things to consider when planning the cost of a wedding in the Mexican Caribbean:

  • Accommodation: One of the biggest investments for any wedding abroad will be accommodation. The Mexican Caribbean offers a wide variety of options, from luxury hotels and resorts to more affordable apartments. You should consider the number of guests attending the wedding and try to negotiate special prices for groups.
  • Wedding services: The costs of wedding services can vary widely depending on the type of wedding you desire. Make sure to hire an experienced wedding planner who can help you negotiate prices for different services (such as catering, music, and decoration) to fit your budget.
  • Transportation: If you want to offer transportation to your guests to get to the wedding venue or accommodation, make sure to include these costs in your budget.
  • Entertainment and activities: The Mexican Caribbean offers a wide range of tourist activities, from water sports to excursions and cultural visits. Make sure to include some of these costs in your budget, especially if you want to offer your guests an unforgettable experience.

Travel planning and guest transportation

Another important aspect to consider when planning a wedding in the Mexican Caribbean is the transportation of your guests. Make sure to include this information in the wedding invitations, including details about flights and local transportation.

Additionally, it’s important to coordinate transportation so that guests arrive on time to the different wedding events (such as the ceremony, dinner, and party). You may consider hiring a transportation service to ensure that guests feel safe and comfortable during their stay.

In summary, if you’re considering getting married in the Mexican Caribbean, it’s important to plan ahead and work with an experienced wedding planner who can help you navigate the legal process and find the best vendors to fit your budget. The Mexican Caribbean awaits you with its natural beauty, vibrant culture, and perfect weather, but with YD Events, you’ll have a perfect ally to make your wedding unforgettable. Let our Dream Managers to help you.