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.