(Closed) Mexico Destination Wedding Experience

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I can’t say what it’s like to plan one but I went to one on a resort once and it was a blast. I think they did it because it was cheaper. Destination weddings often are. BUT (a) you are basically passing the cost into your guests by giving them a lot more travel costs, and some of them will be pissed about it and/or wont come, and (b) you and your Fiance definitely need to make one or two trips down there before the wedding so you have to factor that cost in. Also make sure you do it somewhere built up enough to have the vendors you want (DJ, photog, etc) or be prepared to bring those folks in at an additional cost too. If you do it somewhere where a lot of people get married you should be able to find some local vendors though, or it may be part of the resort/venue package. 

Definitely make sure it’s feasible for your must-attend guests too. We dismissed the idea because my extended family (we’re small so they’re all important guests) doesn’t have a lot of money and too many of them would be frozen out or I’d have to foot their bill (like my grandmas). 

Post # 3
2303 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

Just fyi, Mazatlan is kind of a dump. It’s a lot like Tijuana except for the beaches. we were there for a day and the cab driver drove us past El Chappo’s house where he was arrested in 2011. The coastline is nice enough, but the city is a little sketchy.  I usually feel real comfortable in mex, but mazatlan made me uneasy.

I definitely feel more comfortable in Cabo, Puerta Vallarta, Ixtapa. Or the gulf coast side –cozumel, cancun. Or Northern coast, Rosarito, Ensenada.


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