Welcome to the boards, and Congrats on your Tulum wedding next spring, emilywhite!!! Tulum has such great laid back ambiance, you're sure to have an amazing wedding celebration there!
You're right about being concerned bringing in a photographer with you. It is illegal for someone to come to Mexico and photograph a wedding without proper working papers. The same way people can not just travel to the USA or Canada and work. Cancun airport is aware of this and as you will see... scans all luggage arriving when you go through customs. People traveling with more than one camera will need to answer for the equipment.
We're not trying to scare you... just give you the facts of working in a foreign country.
Do you really want to take a chance of ruining your Big Day after all your careful planning and attention to details? Or take the risk of not having a photographer at all ~ and not getting that precious photo story record you would cherish for a lifetime?
It's your choice.
You're also right about outside professional photographer and vendor fees being high. I guess you need to decide whether it's worth it, and that may not be an easy decision.
We wish you all the best with finding the right answer for YOU, and that it turns out just the way you envision - or Even BETTER!!!
Cheers, Moments That Matter Photography team
...we'll leave you with these visual moments that matter for inspiration, taken from our Dreams Tulum Wedding Story Album....enjoy!!!
Edited by Moments That Matter, 18 July 2016 - 08:19 PM.