Love has a way to find you and when it does a breath-taking wedding venue is all you need to cherish the moments of your union. If you are looking for paradise on earth then Mexico City will surely make your heart do a somersault with its romantic beaches which also serve ideal backdrops for your wedding videography.
Before choosing the right spot for your destination wedding, check my two favorite exotic venues in Mexico:
UNICO – Riviera Maya
I can’t wait to film one of my brides’ wedding here next spring! Unico is a super modern and looks like something straight off your favorite insta influencer’s feed. The accommodations are luxurious and nestled in Riviera Maya near Tulum. To keep things interesting you can tour Tulum, swim with dolphins, or go zip-lining through the rainforests! On your wedding day, you can opt for a beach, or terrance, or gazebo wedding compete with a planner, bouquet(s) and boutonnière(s), decor, cake, entertainment, etc… Truly all inclusive!
Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta
Turquoise sea, white sand resembling purity and a resplendent looking sunset with far away mountains, Dreams Villamagna is definitely a place with a spectacular view that would make a beautiful background for your wedding films! Of course there’s plenty of things to do here like tour Puerto Vallarta, go snorkeling, or ride horseback on the beach (very match.com profile if I do say so myself). Your wedding can take place on the beach, on their terrace, or at one of the many gazebos.
There’s so many other honorable mentions, but these two resorts seem to have the most all-inclusive offerings! Getting to Mexico is relatively simple – but sometimes the paperwork can get a little overwhelming. You don’t need to apply for a visa to go to Mexico from the US unless you’re going to stay more than 180 days, you DO need a valid passport, and you’ll need a bunch of documents to make the marriage legal. According to Fun in The Sun Weddings:
“For a civil, or legal wedding ceremony, this is what you need to provide for marriage in Mexico:
current valid passports for both of you (and hopefully they say you are both over 18-years-old!)
tourist visa cards (this will be tucked into your passport at the Cancun airport – you don’t need to apply before hand)
4 legally qualified witnesses (over 18 years of age) with their passports and tourist visas
an application stating that you wish to marry (given to you by your wedding coordinator)
divorce certificate if applicable (your divorce must be finalized at least one year before remarrying)
medical certificate and blood test results, (done in Mexico no more than 15 days before the wedding)
And then – everything except your passports needs a Spanish translation by a certified translator and notarization by the Mexican consulate.”
That’s a lot, but your wedding planner will help walk you through the process! You will want to arrive a few days in advance and plan on taking a day to finalize any wedding day paperwork and appointments.
If you want sun, sand, margaritas and spice in your wedding, Mexico is just the place to go. Mexico has a rich history, so consider doing some research and deciding if a local town near you is a safe place to go and explore. Thanks to the welcoming culture and celebratory atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to have a destiantion wedding!