Cancun weddings and Riviera Maya weddings both require you to fly into the Cancun International Airport. Cancun is known for sandy white beaches, resorts, nightlife and shopping. To the south, you’ll find the Riviera Maya, which actually is an 81-mile stretch down the Caribbean coast of Mexico. This area is more known for all-inclusive resorts that are a destination in themselves. All-inclusive destination weddings in Cancun and the Riviera Maya have become very popular for 3 main reasons. First, this area has a lot of great quality resorts and approximately 100 of which are all inclusive. Second, the Cancun international airport is easy to get to from the entire USA and the flights are relatively inexpensive. This leads perfectly into the third reason- this area always provides you with maximum value!
All-Inclusive Cancun Weddings are simple and not so simple:
You have 2 different ways to do an all inclusive wedding in Mexico. The first way is very easy- get married at home at the courthouse or however you choose. Then in Mexico, you have a ceremonial or symbolic wedding. You are already legally married in the US, but your wedding ceremony takes place at the resort. This prevents having to deal with the requirements for a legal marriage in Mexico.
The second way is to do the full legal ceremony at your destination. This process is not complicated by any means, but it will require more time and money than the symbolic wedding. Documents have to be translated and apostilled. The apostille process is similar to having papers notarized. Blood tests must also be taken in Mexico and depending on the resort, you will have to arrive 3 to 5 business days prior to the wedding date.