Playa del Carmen Wedding Planning
Playa del Carmen Wedings
Playa del Carmen, locally known as Playa, is a vibrant wedding destination. Playa offers lively bars, chic cafés and wide variety of resorts, as well as white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and a laid-back boho vibe. The famous Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue) is a pedestrian-only street lined with shops, restaurants and trendy clubs. Right off the coast, you’ll find the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second longest reef in the world.
Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue)
5th Avenue Playa Del Carmen or “Quinta” as it is called by locals is a pedestrian-only street lined with shops, restaurants and trendy clubs. It’s the perfect stroll to keep your wedding guests busy.
Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System
This is the largest coral reef in the western hemisphere and the second-largest in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. What better spot to make wedding memories?
Part theme park, part wildlife sanctuary and part archaeological site, Xcaret Park has dozens of attractions and activities to keep the whole wedding guest list occupied.
Located immediately south of the city of Playa del Carmen, Playacar is an upscale development housing large all-inclusive resorts, a world-class 18 hole golf course and a stylish shopping mall.
An ancient Mayan site on the east coast of Yucatan, Muyil is approximately 15 km south of Tulum and 90 km south of Cancun. Take a quick excursion here with your wedding party!
3D Museum of Wonders
The 3D Museum Of Wonders allows you to become completely immersed in magnificent 3D illusion artwork.
Looking for scuba options for your wedding? Offering natural beauty, crystal clear waters and vast marine life, Cozumel is an island just off Playa del Carmen, and is one of the best scuba diving destinations in the western hemisphere.
Akumal or “Place of the Turtles” in Mayan, is a nesting ground for sea turtles who come ashore to lay their eggs every year. Take a day trip to swim with the turtles and enjoy the clear waters of the shallow lagoon.
Tulum National Park (Parque Nacional de Tulum) / Tulum Ruins
Located 100 miles (62 km) to the south of Playa del Carmen, the ruins of Tulum are walled into the east and face the Caribbean Sea to the west.
Passport holders from countries on Mexico’s no visa required list don’t need to apply for a formal visa to visit Mexico. You can use a visitors permit, knows as a FMM (Forma Migratoria Multiple). If your flying into Mexico your airline will typically provide you with the form to fill out. There is a fee for the FMM but many airlines include this in your airfare under taxes and surcharges.
You’ll need your passport, tourist permit, and a few other documents to get married in Mexico depending on your location and situation.
Blood tests and X-rays depending on the state your getting married in will need to be done in Spanish and within a certain time frame of the marriage application.
You’ll need to have four witnesses present at the legal ceremony, and they must have valid identifications: typically a valid passport will do but other forms of government issued id may be acceptable.
Our wedding planners will work with you to ensure everything is correct and stress-free.
Each state has slightly different laws regarding previously married couples and our wedding planners will help you navigate this process. Most places required BOTH the bride and groom be divorced for one full calendar year before re-marrying.
If either party is widowed, the death certificate of the deceased spouse will be required.
Same Sex Marriages in Mexico
Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled to change the legal definition of marriage to encompass same-sex couples in 2015. Since then several Mexican States now perform same-sex marriages and others have been moving towards ratifying their laws and legal procedures to comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Spanish is Mexico’s official language though English is widely spoken and understood.
The Mexican peso is the currency of Mexico, but US dollars are often widely accepted in most areas.