Puerto Vallarta Wedding Planning

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta offers lively nightclubs, beautiful beaches, colonial buildings and lush jungles. Frequently shortened to “Vallarta”, or many call the city P.V. for short, Puerto Vallarta offers a wide variety of hotels, a diverse selection of places to eat, shopping centers, cinemas, cafes, crafts, world-class 18-hole golf courses, as well as miles of beautiful beaches.

Puerto Vallarta was once named as La ciudad más amigable del mundo (The Friendliest City in the World), and it is now considered the most welcoming and gay-friendly destination in the country, dubbed the “San Francisco of Mexico”.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish

The church’s steeple can be seen from blocks away, and you’ll find it just off the main square which is a staple of any Puerto Vallarta sightseeing tour.

Malecon

It’s a seaside promenade by the edge of the ocean, a pedestrian walkway, a boardwalk that winds along the edge of the ocean. Not only are there lots of little shops, bars and restaurants, but it’s also lined with neat statues.

The Romantic Zone (Old Vallarta)

The Romantic zone, also known as Viejo Vallarta (Old Vallarta), features cobblestone village streets, and is the busiest part of town. There are more shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants per square foot than anywhere else in town.

Puerto Vallarta Zoo

Get up close and personal with tigers, lions, monkeys and more.

Playa Los Muertos (Los Muertos Beach)

The scary name (Deadmen’s Beach) seems to have come from local and archeological findings which dug up bones of indigenous tribes that used the area as a cemetery.

Travel Document

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.

If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.

Marriage Requirements

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.

Previously Married

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.

Language

Spanish is Mexico’s official language though English is widely spoken and understood.

Currency

The Mexican peso is the currency of Mexico, but US dollars are often widely accepted in most areas.

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