j.gar89: I voted for Cozumel because that’s where we got married and I loved it! But to be fair, I’ve never been to Cabo or Cancun so I can’t compare them. I do think that Cancun has a reputation of being the beach party locale, so it might be a little crazier than the other two.
Here’s some info on our Cozumel wedding!
https://vimeo.com/93572375 (wedding video)
http://saltandlightphoto.com/blog/?p=1867 (pro pics)
Venue – Mr. Sancho’s Resort, Cozumel, Mexico with Cozumel Wedding Planners (Stephanie and Lluvia)
We used a cruise to get to the island instead of flying in directly and staying at a resort (for most of our guests). Some of our guests did stay at resorts on the island or Cancun and took the ferry over to our wedding. Since we were coming from the cruise, we were more limited on venue options since we needed to stay within 20 minutes or so of the cruise port. I know there are several other amazing locations in Cozumel as well!
Stephanie met us at the port and rode with us to the venue – which was breathtakingly beautiful! Lluvia was at the site making sure everything was perfect – the vibrant green of the jungle paired with the crystal blue ocean and white sand beach made for a dramatic natural look. Everything from the flowers to the food to the bar was incredible.
Unlike a lot of the Destination Wedding locations I researched, the planning was super easy and customizable without much headache. It was like a menu – you went through and checked exactly what you wanted, but unlike a traditional wedding, it was all in one place! Some of the packages offered by other places I looked at locked you into some things you would rather not have and charged a lot for things outside the package – definitely wasn’t the case here.
We brought our photographers/videographers with us – a husband/wife team from Kansas City called Salt and Light Photography. They do have their own photographer there if that’s what you would prefer. We loved bringing our own photogs b/c it was important to us and we loved their style.
We used a private wedding planner – Cozumel Wedding Planners – rather than use the cruise line’s wedding department. There were a lot more options, they were very flexible and willing to do anything to make it perfect. As big or small as you wanted it. I loved how they had everything set up as a menu where you clicked what you would like. They respond to emails quickly and helped me make decisions, just like a wedding planner in the U.S. In fact, Stephanie is from Chicago. Plus, the pricing was amazing and totally reasonable.
We had our ceremony and reception on site. The food, bar, cake, flowers, music, everything was unbelievable. The best wedding cake ever! Especially considering we didn’t do any taste tests.
We LOVED our wedding – it was an incredible day, so beautiful, and we had so much fun. Cozumel Wedding Planners were amazing and I would recommend them 100%. I think the plus of having planners like Stephanie and Lluvia would lean me towards Cozumel with everything else being equal. But again, I’ve never been to the other two places!
Hope this helps!