Although many are drawn to Mexico for it’s amazing beaches and ideal weather, many look to it’s destinations for something different- a unique romantic experience of their own in a paradise setting. No question Mexico is the perfect destination to satisfy those wishes. Mexico is a perennial top choice for destination weddings in 2016 for US and Canadian brides, as well as the number one LGBT friendly wedding destination in a top Travel Trend Report for the travel industry.
For couples honeymoons Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, and Riviera Maya were among the top destinations for AM Resorts. “Honeymooners can have it all,” says Teresa Stauring, the owner of Vacations For Less in Los Angeles, California, in the Beverly Hills area. Teresa has been booking romantic getaway’s for 20 years- and her business is up 25% this year in honeymoons and weddings travel.
Getting Married in Mexico
Mexico continues to be the top choice of couples tying the knot overseas along with the Caribbean and Hawaii, according to the Mexico Tourism Office on a study of nearly 15,000 couples. Most couples chose their destination because they were looking for “an exotic location that offered fun, romance, and excitement.” Mexican resorts continue to provide this special demand with unique themes and custom packages, such as Palace Resorts, with specially designed wedding packages which can include a Mariachi, or Mayan priest to officiate a ceremony. For Mendhi all-inclusive indian wedding you can have a Henna artist that can paint rich cultural paints on your hands, and if you want fireworks at your wedding, the properties in Puerto Vallarta are a favorite to end it with a bang.
Besides stunning beaches with scenic gazebos overlooking beautiful seas, many properties offer unique wedding venues such as “sky weddings” at the Karisma Hotels & Resorts, or a glass walled ocean front chapel, at Our Lady of Guadalupe located in the Playa Hotel Cancun. For traditional weddings there’s ceremonies at San Jose del Cabo in Los Cabos, a traditional Mexican town with a pictures chapel. Regardless of the bride and grooms wishes, they’ll find their perfect wedding in Mexico.
Couples today are looking for “scenic beaches, infinity pools, in-suite romantic baths, private swim-out pools, romantic dinners on the beach just-for-the-two-of-you, couples massages, and special romantic moments,” says Teresa. In addition couples look for romantic-themed hotel amenities, with many Mexican hotels providing romantic packages, and wedding packages with add-on and customizable options. Most properties in Mexico also offer special surprises; romantic welcome baskets, flowers, rose petals on the bed or a favorite of honeymooner’s rose petals leading to a in-room Jacuzzi.
To have an extra special romantic getaway, couples also seek extra perks, such as butler service offered at Karisma Hotels & Resorts, because where else can you have a butler in your room to feel special. Many couples also want excursions to make their honeymoon trips memorable, after all it’s all about having unique experiences together. Whether it be zip lining down a tropical paradise, swimming in a cenote, snorkeling in amazing aquatic park, exploring ancient pyramids, or doing a little tequila tasting, Mexico is the perfect destination to get married and have that amazing honeymoon you’ve always wanted.