Weddings in Mexico
How & where to get married
Although Mexico is part of the North American continent, its tradition & culture belongs much more to Central and South America. Mexico is a magical mix of color, energy and history. Huge temples, colonial churches and pyramids provide a living reminder of past mighty civilizations that flourished here over 2,000 years ago. Modern Mexico too, is a place of fun and excitement...Overview
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Top reasons to get married in Mexico
Why choose Mexico for your wedding?
- Ideal holiday wedding
Holiday resorts in Mexico offer fantastic hotels & locations for weddings.
Great ceremony locations such as hotels, a cliff view or gazebo overlooking the ocean.
Getting married in Mexico is inexpensive and easy.
Whether you soak up the sun on Mexico's Caribbean beaches or explore the beautiful ancient sites, you will enjoy an excellent standard of hotels, varied shopping and, best of all, the warmth and friendliness of the Mexicans themselves.
What could be more romantic than having a wedding Mexico style - right at a beautiful Mexican honeymoon destination It is easy to combine a Mexico honeymoon with a beautiful marriage in Mexico.
Due to a treaty between Mexico and the US, getting married in Mexico is inexpensive and easy. To get married in Mexico you must know that all civil Mexico marriages are automatically validated. Religious and Church weddings in Mexico are not legally binding back home - though you can have a religious marriage in Mexico as well as a civil wedding if you want. Couples from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Europe & most countries will also find little restrictions for a wedding in Mexico.
Most couples comming to marry in Mexico choose one of Mexico's Caribbean resorts or Pacific locations. Mexico is a vast country and you can have a destination wedding in any town you want, but most couples wanting weddings in Mexico, for simplicity choose head to one of Mexico's fantastic resorts. Holiday resorts in Mexico offer fantastic hotels & locations for weddings. Mexico beach weddings are very popular along with a weddings on a beautiful location in your hotel - such as a cliff view or gazebo overlooking the ocean. There are plenty of hotels & specialists in most Mexican resorts that can provide you a fantastic Mexico wedding.
You can take a package wedding, a local wedding planner or arrange most of your wedding yourself.
Legally it is relatively simple to marry in Mexico.
Mexico legal wedding requirements
Well, just like in the US, Mexico wedding & marriage regulations vary by state, and sometimes by city.
Most Mexican resorts which are used to handing destination weddings in Mexico can handle all your wedding arrangements & paperwork. In Mexico, only civil wedding ceremonies are legal & these are officiated by a Justice of the Peace.
Basically for a wedding in Mexico you will need to prove who you say you are and prove that you are single and free to marry!
To get married in Mexico you will both need certified copies of your birth certificates that have been previously legalized by the Consulate of Mexico with jurisdiction over the country of birth.
Couples wanting to marry in Mexico also must bring identification cards or passports and tourist cards.
Some overseas citizens wanting a Mexico wedding will require a blood test.
If you have previously been married, you must prove that it has been one year since the official dissolution of your last marriage or since the death of your previous spouse. This will require certified copies of the divorce decree or a certified death certificate.
The couple must also have two witnesses over age 18; witnesses must be over age 18 and need to have ID.
- We had our wedding in Mexico and it was amazing. The ceremony in the early evening & we had a perfect sunset. There was not even one cloud in the sky. The ceremony was first in Spanish and then repeated in English. It was really romantic.