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Hello and welcome, I think it depends on what you want

Whether its AI?

How many people your having?

If your having kids?

If you want a beach wedding?



etc, etc


Have you looked at any places you like? What kind of wedding do you have in mind? As that depends on the legal stuff 2 xox


Good luck, Let us know how you go :-) x

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My daughter was married at the Fairmont Mayakoba, and she and her husband chose to have a legal wedding stateside.  This way, they were sure that everything was properly recorded, that their marriage is recognized in the US, and they did not have to go down early for the blood tests outside their medical community.  Rings and vows were exchanged on the beach in Mexico, and there is no confusion over where the marriage took place.  Some brides do it all in Mexico, but you need to follow through at home to make sure your license in recorded. 


The Fairmont is not a packaged wedding site or all inclusive, and the services offered by the hotel were excellent.  We were able to use our own vendors to create a unique wedding and reception, and we did not need to use a wedding coordinator.  For other brides, an all inclusive package or wedding planner is what works for them.  It's a matter of choice. 


To check out various resorts, a good place to go is the hotel review section on tripadvisor.com and the venue reviews here.  TA will not offer many wedding reviews, but the list is probably more extensive and you can come back here to learn more about wedding experiences.  I would suggest using both resources.  Don't be put off by room rates you may see online as your guests will likely receive a reduced block rate.  If you see a resort you like, contact the events office.  See what they offer, and what you can negotiate. 


Be careful about booking through a travel agency or a wedding planning service that may also be a travel agency.  While these services can be convenient, airfare and room rates may not be as good as your guests can find online or you can negotiate for your block.  Agencies sometimes require a minimum number of bookings, and you could be left paying a balance if your guests find better a deal on their own.  Most resort contracts will also have a minimum room revenue number, but that's something you can negotiate.  Be reasonable in the dollar figure you think you can generate either through a service or direct booking, and you will be fine


These are just some questions to ask as you start your search.  There is no absolute right or wrong way to plan your wedding, and you will find a lot of help here on BDW.  It's your day, make it your own, and it will be lovely!  Let me know if you want more info on our experience.

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We do not really have a cost, since this is our wedding and the start of our lives..Hope I dont get myself into trouble! My fiance and I ourselves do not have kids, but my little cousins may come. They would be the only kids coming.  We would like a beach wedding. No more than 60 guests.  

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Welcome to the forum and above all, congratulations for your engagement!

One of the best things about Riviera Maya is the fact that you can get everything you dream, and it goes from the simplest things, up to the most elaborated...
I am certain that you would love it.

Check out this link to find all the different hotel/resorts options : Rivera Maya
Your wedding is going to be full of magic and this website will help you a lot!

We wish you the best.

Happy planning.



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Originally Posted by jesscampbell410 View Post


Im considering having my wedding in Mexico in November of 2011.  Any ideas on where?  Does anyone know the legal things that go on when getting married in Mexico?  Thanks in advance :)


Great choice for a wedding, VIVA Mexico!!!!!  My recommendation is that you concentrate on the Riviera Maya...


I recommend that you take some time, filter through this forum a bit, read a few reviews, absorb a few photos...BDWF is a super place to ask questions.


One resource we have been working on is a major slideshow / review linked / info filled WIKI.    Maybe this will help picture your place when you have a short list.






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