Mexico has a terrible reputation its true, but the majority of violence is concentrated around the border with the US (like where i live, Monterrey) And when you here about stuff like people being shot....99% of the time they are involved in the cartels or members of law enforcement fighting them. I would never recommend you come to where i live on a holiday but i have no qualms suggesting the riviera maya as a safe destination for a trip =)
Given that you will essentially arriving at airport, going directly to resort, staying in a resort all the time with the exceptions of day tours(snorkelling etc) and maybe the odd restaurant the chances of being a victim of violence are seriously low. Notable exceptions to this would be if you try to buy drugs or as in any place in the world, if you wander into dark alleys waving wads of cash and a rolex.
Also, woman alone are not advised to walk on the beach very late at night especially if theyve been drinking heavily. incidents are very very rare...so its just a sensible precaution. i would say the same thing about walking late at night alone if you were going to london (where im from originally, or that would be a very random comment hahaha). also youll be with your husband.
With regards to dates - April is high season, and is a little bit cheaper the last two weeks or in may. May is the beginning of the rainy season but the chances of rain are pretty low!
One issue that might put you off mexico a little bit is if you want a legal wedding, you need a blood test 4 days before. people often get around this by having a courthouse wedding back home to sign the papers...and a symbolic ceremony in mexico with all the celebrations taking place then!
anyways....theres so much info on resorts etc on here, im sure you will find the perfect place!!
Originally Posted by ckoch159
Hi everyone! My fiance found this website and I am SOOOO happy! We've been engaged since 20 NOV 2011 and I have yet to make any official plans. I feel so overwhelmed...I don't know where to start!!!
My name is Christina and I'm engaged to Eric. We would like to have a destination wedding in April or May 2013. Originally, we planned on getting married in Jamaica, but after our visit in Feb we've decided not to have our wedding there. The weather was HORRIBLE (cloudy and rainy every day) and we were not happy with the customer service. So now we're back to square one
Eric would like to get married in Mexico but I'm not sure about the safety, and I would like to get married in the Caribbean but he's worried about the humidity. Any suggestions that anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated!
Now I'm off to explore the site!!!