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Civil Weddings in Mexico - 3 business day rule

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#1 pbrozek

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    Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:00 PM

    Hey ladies,


    I plan on being married in Mexico on Wednesday, Feb 29th, 2012 @ Isla Mujeres Palace.


    I've got a quick question for anyone who's already planned their travel.


    I understand that for civil weddings in Mexico, you have to be there three business days before your wedding (Saturdays count). However, can the day of your wedding count as the third day? Or do you have to be there for three business day and technically get married on the fourth?


    The reason I'm asking is that my travel agent told me that I'd be able to either fly out of Calgary on Feb 26th (Sunday) or out of Toronto on Feb 24th. If we have to get married on the "fourth" business day, I'll have to fly out of Toronto which is a pain because I live in Calgary.


    I just wanted to see what some of you did for your travel planning, or what information you've gathered from your resorts. I have emailed the resort to ask them directly about my situation, but wanted to hear about what you guys have experienced/heard.


    Thanks so much,



    #2 angel366

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      Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:25 PM

      Hello! I am getting married at Secrets maroma Beach in playa del carmen on May 16th and leave this coming Monday-can't wait!! we are also having a civil ceremony.


      have you spoken with the resort at all? Saturdays actually do not count as "business days", and neither does the day you arrive. Also-some resorts actually require FOUR business days versus THREE. I believe it depends on the town. So for me, We are arriving on a Monday (does not count as a business day) staying Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (those are our 4 business days) and then getting married on that next Monday. So it sort of sucks because we are there for an entire week before we get married-but whatever! We are then staying through the following Saturday, the 21st. I am not sure if your wedding date can be on the fourth business day-but i am pretty sure it can't be.


      so definitely discuss with the resort to make sure they have the available date and then go from there as far as travel arrangements. as far as my experience has led me to believe-you would actually have to arrive in mexico on 2/22/12 to have a wedding on 2/29/12.


      good luck!!

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