Destination Weddings have been at an all-time high lately, and I can’t say that I am mad about it! Recently, I was able to photograph an all-inclusive Cancun, Mexico wedding. It was an absolute tropical DREAM.
Let me be the first to tell you that there is nothing more fun than traveling for a destination wedding! Especially if it is one in Cancun, Mexico! I mean, where else do you get to walk out of the baggage claim straight to the outside bar!?
PRO TIP: Get a to-go drink to head to your resort! You’ll thank me later!
SO SHOULD YOU HAVE AN ALL-INCLUSIVE WEDDING IN CANCUN, MEXICO, OR NOT?
Are you a future bride or groom looking into a Cancun, Mexico destination wedding?!
If so, I think it is time we talk about all-inclusive resorts!
An all-inclusive resort is “a resort that includes at a minimum lodging, three meals daily, soft drinks, most alcoholic drinks, gratuities, and possibly other services in the price.”
Oftentimes, these locations provide WEDDING PACKAGES that are perfect for those couples wanting an easily planned destination wedding. This means, if you are planning a wedding at an all-inclusive, the resorts do most of the planning for you especially if you are having a bigger wedding.
They will take most of the stress of planning a wedding away! All you will have to do is make a couple of decisions such as the exact wedding location and the colors you would like. Everything else will be done for you! They will take care of the ceremony, reception, food, drinks, and more.
I don’t know about you, but I call that a WIN!
REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GET MARRIED AT AN ALL-INCLUSIVE
- ALL YOU CAN EAT FOOD AND DRINK
- YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE GETTING WITH THE MONEY YOU SPEND
- EVERYTHING IS TAKEN CARE OF WITH NO EXTRA PLANNING
- NO ONE HAS TO LEAVE THE RESORT
- EVERYONE GETS A RELAXING VACATION
- EPIC DESTINATION PHOTOS
- FUN RESORT ACTIVITIES
I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a relaxing vacation in a beautiful location WITH “FREE” TACOS AND TEQUILA SHOTS
PICKING THE ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT FOR YOUR CANCUN WEDDING
Something to think about when planning an all-inclusive resort wedding is whether or not you want to do an “ADULT ONLY” resort.
Like most things, ADULT ONLY weddings have their pros and cons… However, trust me when I say that you won’t regret choosing the ADULT ONLY option. It will make the wedding that much more enjoyable for everyone! You also are able to catch up with friends and family without the distraction of the kids!
Another thing I recommend is going with a resort that has premium alcohol!
If you know that they have good alcohol choices, then you know that they have incredible food options as well! Plus, who doesn’t love good alcohol?!
MY FAVORITE CANCUN, MEXICO RESORTS
- Valentin Riviera Maya Mexico
- Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas
- Breathless Riviera Cancun
- Hyatt Zilara Cancun
- Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun
LOOKING FOR SOME CANCUN, MEXICO WEDDING INSPIRATION?
GETTING TO YOUR RESORT
Once you fly into the Cancun Airport, getting a van outside of Cancun to your resort is really pretty easy! Most resorts reserve shuttles for you. Oftentimes, by the time you land, you can simply just find the shuttle company and head straight to your resort.
IF you don’t reserve a shuttle service, you can Taxi there, but they will overprice their services! Also, if you do a last minute shuttle it can take up to two hours to get you to your resort. Highly recommend reserving your shuttle before you land.
MEXICO WEDDING SPECIFICS
This particular couple, Alyse and Colin, got married at Valentin Riviera Maya Mexico in Cancun. This beautiful resort is an all-inclusive located 45 minutes outside Cancun Airport right between Cancun and Playa Del Carmen.
They chose an ADULT ONLY wedding and spent a lot of their time catching up with friends and family, drinking tequila, and dancing until they couldn’t dance anymore!
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Want to check out more Mexican Destination Weddings? Check out my previous blog: TROPICAL MEXICAN DESTINATION WEDDING IN TULUM