Planning a destination wedding in or near Cancun? We’re here to help! From choosing the best location to fulfilling Mexico’s marriage requirements, we are thrilled to share our insider’s view.
Many of the couples we work with choose to get married at home and have a symbolic ceremony at one of the gorgeous locations along the Riviera Maya. However, it is fairly easy to tie the knot here in a civil or religious ceremony without jumping through too many hoops, especially if you have a wedding planner to guide you. Here are the things you’ll need to make it a breeze.
- A valid and unexpired passport for each of you, along with a tourist card or FMM. The card is free if you stay in Mexico for 7 days or less and runs around $600 USD if you want to stay longer. You may receive your card at any point of entry or it may be included in your airfare depending on the carrier. This no-cost card confirms how many days you will be staying in Mexico and ensures the government that you are on vacation and not coming here to work. Photographers from outside the country may be blocked from entry due to work requirements so it’s best to hire local artists, like us of course!
- A prenuptial blood test taken in the area where you’ll be married within ten days of your ceremony. You’ll need a prescription from a doctor at the clinic of your choice and the results should be back within 48 hours.
- Your birth certificates. Bring printed copies with you.
- Four witnesses. Don’t worry if it’s just the two of you, your location will provide people to act in this capacity if you don’t have friends and family with you and we’ll be happy to stand in as well.
- As of March 1st, 2022, Mexico no longer requires a health certificate to travel. A negative COVID-19 test is not mandatory, however you may be subject to a health screening or temperature check upon arrival. To feel secure we suggest you run your own test before going to the airport.