Cancun and the Riviera Maya are not just places in the Mexican Caribbean to vacation but magical places to get married as well, and both areas continue to grow as hotspots for destination weddings. The increase in the popularity of escaping to the Riviera Maya to get married began during the pandemic when many cities in the world were shut down and not allowing events to take place. People who had already had plans to get married then made the decision to go to places that were not shut down and offered a breathtaking backdrop for even the simplest, smallest weddings.
According to industry leaders, the growth in the number of destination weddings held in the Riviera Maya area is as much as 200 percent compared to 2019. While they do not have precise data to back this up, they feel the shift in the number of people who desire to have such weddings. To keep up with demand, the Expo Destination Wedding event that will take place in early October was created, an event designed to bring together wedding vendors and planners to make future planning even better.
The options for having a wedding in Cancun and the Riviera Maya are endless. Whether you want a themed wedding or something simple, there is someone there waiting to plan the perfect wedding experience for you. People have been known to get married in front of Mayan ruins, on the beach, at luxurious resorts, and even in cenotes.
The cost of a destination wedding will vary depending on a number of factors. Where the wedding will be held, how many people will be in attendance, what kind of vendors and amenities are included, and what type of theme the wedding will have will all play a role in the price. For this reason, it can be difficult to determine what the total cost will be in the end, but we’ll list a couple of venues here with an estimated cost to give you some sort of idea of what you’ll pay for a destination wedding in the Riviera Maya.
Dreams Riviera Cancun
Dreams Riviera Cancun is an AMR Collection resort that sits on the mesmerizing Caribbean Sea near Cancun and Playa del Carmen and is a favorite for destination wedding seekers. The resort offers a number of different wedding packages, but the most ideal mid-range package for those with guests coming along is the Dreams of Love package. It costs $3,399 and includes wedding planning and preparations, the ceremony, flowers for the bride and groom and two members of the wedding party plus a centerpiece, a complimentary room for one night, a sound system, a wedding album, a newlywed package, hair, and makeup for the bride, and wedding cake, sparkling wine, private cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, and a private dinner reception for up to 30 people.
Moon Palace Cancun
Moon Palace is one of the most popular resorts in Cancun, and some of its wedding ceremony options are pretty inexpensive. Their most basic package starts at $1,450 for a chapel wedding and $1,600 for a beach ceremony. Both packages include floral arrangements, aisle markers, various seating throughout the venue, an audio system, breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding for the bride and groom, sparkling wine during the ceremony, a complimentary honeymoon package, and a semi-private dinner reservation for up to 30 people.
These are just a couple of the many options there are for destination weddings in Cancun. Throughout the Riviera Maya region, there are hundreds of venues to choose from. And there are plenty of planners ready to plan your dream wedding for you.
Whether you intend to elope, get married with just your closest friend to witness, or want a large ceremony with all of your family there, Cancun and the Riviera Maya has what you’re looking for. And now, industry leaders are working even harder to make Mexican Caribbean weddings better than ever.
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