Get Married in Mexico
Getting Married in Mexico
Travel Guide
Travel with confidence! Our wedding travel agents have been all over Mexico and wish to share their knowledge with you. Be prepared with our travel guide to make sure you have everything needed from your destination wedding in Mexico.

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What to Bring to Mexico
Pack your bags; you’re leaving for your Destination Wedding in Mexico! Make sure your Destination Wedding is worry-free with this 7-day packing checklist of the most important items you’ll need for a romantic, fun-filled escape! Extending your stay or taking off a little early? Make sure to adjust the list accordingly.
What to Know About Mexican Weddings
What ceremonies are legally recognized in Mexico?

Only civil ceremonies are legally recognized in Mexico. Religious ceremonies and vow renewals are seen in Mexico as symbolic ceremonies and aren’t legally recognized.
What legal documents are required for a destination wedding in Mexico?

For legally recognized ceremonies in Mexico:

To have a legal civil ceremony, you would have to travel to Mexico at least 4 business days before the wedding date, to have enough time to submit the paper work and take blood tests (and possibly chest x-rays).
  •  Passport of Bride, Groom and 4 Witnesses
  •  Birth Certificates by Apostilled services for both bride and groom and translated by an approved translator
  •  Notarized documents by your nearest Mexican Consulate 
  •  Original and copies of Visitor’s Permit (FMM) 
  •  Health certificate and blood test provided by Mexican Official. (Blood Test will check for HIV, VDRL (syphilis) and blood type) 
  •  In cases of remarriage, individuals must submit the divorce decree or death certificate of his or her former spouse, translated into Spanish. Couples should check with the local civil registry office for specific requirements, as there is some variation among Mexican states.  
For symbolic ceremonies or vow renewals:

Majority of couples legally get married back at home and will have a symbolic ceremony in Mexico. Since the ceremony is symbolic and NOT recognized by Mexico, you will NOT need to do anything and will NOT be required to submit any paperwork to have a symbolic ceremony.

How many days prior to your destination wedding should you and your bridal party arrive in Mexico?

For Legal Ceremonies: You, your fiancé, and at least 4 witnesses will need to arrive at least 4 business days before you wedding date.

For Symbolic Ceremonies: It is a good idea for you and your fiancé to arrive 2-3 days before to makes sure everything is arranged and you have time to meet with the resort’s wedding planner. We advise your bridal party be scheduled to arrive at least 2 days before the wedding date in case there is any travel delays or cancellations.

Is there legal restriction on how many gifts, wedding favors and decorations I can bring into the country for my destination wedding in Mexico?

Mexican Customs will allow you to bring up to $300 worth of décor and gifts into the country. It is best to split up your décor, favors and gifts among you and your wedding party. It is also a good idea to have a copy of the receipts, so you can prove the amount in your luggage of these items in case you do get stopped and questioned.

Mexico Travel Information
Airport for Cancun

Location: The airport is situated eight miles (13km) from downtown Cancun and 12 miles (20km) from the Hotel zone. Cancun airport to majority of resorts in Cancun is a 10-20 minute transport.

Time Zone: CENTRAL TIME ZONE (Doesn’t observe Daylight Savings)
Airport for Riviera Maya

Location: The airport is situated eight miles (2.5km) from downtown Cancun and 12 miles (20km) from the Hotel zone. Cancun to Puerto Morelos Resorts approx. 20- 30 minute transport. Cancun to Playa Del Carmen Resorts approx. 50-60 minute transport. Cancun to Tulum Resorts approx. 90 minute transport.

Time Zone: CENTRAL TIME ZONE (Doesn’t observe Daylight Savings)
Airport for Cozumel

Location: The airport is situated 1.4 miles (2.2km) from downtown Cozumel. Cozumel Airport to majority of resorts will be a 15-30 minute transport.

*In most of the cases airfares are much cheaper for flights arriving to Cancun International Airport than to Cozumel. For more flight options you may also want to check into flying into Cancun International Airport. Once you arrive to Cancun you can either take a short hopper flight with MayaAir or you can travel to Playa del Carmen by bus or taxi then cross the ferry to Cozumel. To fly into Cancun to Cozumel resorts will be approx. 2 hours from airport to Playa del Carmen for transfer to ferry and then arriving at resort.

Time Zone: CENTRAL TIME ZONE (Doesn’t observe Daylight Savings)
Airport for Cabo San Lucas

Location: The airport is located seven miles (11km) from San José del Cabo city center. Majority of resorts will have a 30-60 minutes by transport.

Time Zone: MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE (Doesn’t observe Daylight Savings)
Airport for Puerto Vallarta

Location: The airport is located 5 miles (8 km) north of Puerto Vallarta. Majority of resorts will have a 15-45 minutes by transport.

Time Zone: CENTRAL TIME ZONE (Doesn’t observe Daylight Savings)
Important Contacts in Mexico
US Embassy in Mexico
Mexico Destinations
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