Mexico Destination Wedding 2021


We’ve had a slow down of bookings in 2020 due to Covid19.  However, brides are starting to feel comfortable booking weddings for the 2021 season.  For instance, the fall and winter of 2021 feel safer to realistically book. Therefore, I thought it would be the perfect time to discuss a Mexico Destination Wedding 2021.  Mexico Destination Weddings. We’ll look at wedding costs,  locations and everything in between. I along with my team are exciting to work with couples again!

Catholic Chapel for Mexico Destination Weddings
TRS Playa Mujeres offers an amazing wedding chapel. Courtesy ofTRS Coral Costa Mujeres Stunning wedding chapel

Mexico’s Newest Location Playa Mujeres

Welcome to new all-inclusive five-star resorts opening up all over Mexico. Mexico truly is a leader in destination wedding travel.  I visited the new Costa Mujeres area and wow is it stunning. Costa Mujeres . This beautiful, oceanfront landscape is just a mere thirty minutes drive from the Cancun International Airport. For those Cancun beach lovers, Playa Mujeres will offer you the best of Cancun beachfront. In addition, calmer waters, great for swimming. You’ll love the seaweed free beaches. Swim out into the clearest of the blue ocean. You will never want to get out.  We love the iconic resort chains like Hard Rock, Palladium TRS Coral Costa Mujeres, Riu Palace and Majestic. In conclusion, they are all here now!

Mexico’s most popular destination wedding areas

I know it can feel overwhelming for couples to try and figure where to marry.  With so many fantastic beach locations.  It’s hard to pick a hard and fast favourite. My other three top destinations are Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. To sum up  Los Cabos; very upscale, desert landscaping,  beautiful gardens and fantastic service. Generally, you will pay more per person here. However, you will experience the most elevated service, accommodations and overall luxury experience. Puerto Vallarta offers rolling hills, lush tropical landscaping and fabulous sunsets.   Great for tourist activities, attractions and nightlife.  Hotels closer to the downtown Puerto Vallarta Malacon area are ideal. Secrets Vallarta, Now Amber and Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta are great starting points for your Mexico Destination Wedding 2021.

Beach in Playa Mujeres Mexico
Playa Mujeres has beautiful seaweed free beaches for your destination wedding
Popular destination wedding resort in Puerto Vallarta
Beautiful Hyatt Ziva in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Courtesy of Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
Destination Wedding couple on Beach in Mexico
Beautiful beaches in Mexico for your destination wedding
Beautiful destination wedding resort in Playa Mujeres
Beautiful destination wedding resort in Playa Mujeres.Courtesy of Majestic Elegance Website ( Playa Mujeres region)

Destination Wedding Location Cost Comparison

With Playa Mujeres,  costs are going to be similar to Los Cabos. Due to shiny, new properties offering an elevated service level. Food and accommodations are much like Los Cabos. On the other hand, Cancun is all about fun. Frolicking in spectacular beaches with drop-deal million-dollar oceanfront views. In addition, you will enjoy non-stop shopping and activities. In addition, nightclubs provide a very well-rounded vacation experience. You can find luxury 5-star resorts as well as family-friendly more budget-friendly Cancun resorts. With Puerto Vallarta, some of the most beautiful properties are also the most affordable.  Such as Iberostar Playa Mita. Located just 35 minutes North of the Puerto Vallarta Airport. Puerto Vallarta.

stunning reception location in Los Cabos Mexico
Gorgeous destination wedding reception location. Courtesy of One and Only Pamilla Los Cabos. Photography

Destination Wedding Travel Costs

The overall cost is one of the very first questions my couples will ask.  We understand it’s essential to make your Mexico destination wedding as affordable as possible for you.  As well as your beloved guests.  Firstly, it’s best to consider where most guests are departing from. We then make suggestions for couples seeking a Mexico destination. Depending on what you want.  As well as the most affordable and time-saving flight options.  Otherwise, if you have a specific location in mind, we like to work within your overall budget first. Therefore,  not exceeding your overall cost per person.  We offer so many amazing properties for all budgets in Mexico.  Rest assured, we have tried and true four and 5-star properties that not only meet but often exceed your expectations.

Mexico Destination Wedding Packages

Last but not least, comes the wedding package costs.  My couples want to know, “what will a destination wedding cost us.” It’s a bit tricky to answer that in a few sentences.  Most all-inclusive Mexico wedding resorts offer several wedding packages. They begin around USD 2,000.00 and can go right up to $6,000.00+. Many resorts offer a credit program. Essentially the more guests you book in, the more credits you receive.  This helps with overall wedding costs. Resorts usually include a ceremony and reception for up to a certain amount of guests.  Hair, Makeup, photography, videography are additional with most wedding packages. The average at-home wedding cost around $30,000.00.  A  destination wedding cost averages around $12,000.00.  You can easily add up why destination weddings are so popular.
Courtesy of Garza Blanca Reserve Resort and Spa.

How to book a Destination Wedding 

Lastly, couples are always wanting to know the best way to go about booking a destination wedding. Let’s go over the facts.   You can book with online discounter travel suppliers.  But why would you want to?  It’s a ton of work dealing with the plethora of questions. Additionally, your guests will normally have one or more several changes when booking their travel.   Travel agents get the same rates as you would; however,  resorts compensate them for bringing in the business. So win-win, right! However, you want a qualified destination wedding specialist in your corner.  Check to see how long the agent/agency has been in business.  Read online reviews, check the BBB, do your homework. Then relax, unwind and enjoy a seamless wedding planning process!
Courtesy of Alex & T Photography.

Pack your bags, your wedding dress, check-in and let the destination wedding magic begin in beautiful, tropical, one of a kind Mexico! I hope you have enjoyed reading about some of the must do’s and don’ts when it comes to booking your Mexico Destination Wedding 2021. The most important part of having a destination wedding is looking forward to having a ton of fun with family and friends under the beautiful Mexico Sun!

Liz Moore
Destination Wedding Expert