Destination Wedding Social Media in Cancun, Riviera Maya and Los Cabos

Mexico resorts stay competitive by offering complimentary wedding ceremonies and honeymoon packages at most resorts, by hiring celebrity and Michelin-star chefs and award winning cuisine, and adding Social Media Consultant to their wedding team that provides live streaming for family and friends at home.  Some resorts offer packages that include landing pages, customized hashtags and pinterest boards to chronicle the celebration.  Drone Photography is increasingly appearing in high end package options.

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South Asian Destination Wedding offered in the Riviera Maya area of Mexico

South Asian Destination Weddings are becoming very popular.  They include Sangeet /Garba, Mehndi Party, Modern Bridal Mehndi Art, Flower Garland for Jai Mala Ceremony, Authentic Indian Mandap options, Altar for Sacred Fire, Colored pillows and statues.

Stand up Paddleboard Weddings in Hawaii

Say “I Do” at the Outrigger Waikiki on a stand up paddleboard decorated with flowers. Package includes two stand up paddleboards, one hour wedding rehearsal the day prior, a paddleboard lesson, wedding officiate, photographer, 100 photos on a cd, conch shell blowing at the beginning of the ceremony, a ukulele musician, two fresh flower leis, sparking cider, 7 inch coconut wedding cake, and a wedding coordinator!

Or you can say “I Do” on an Outrigger Canoe wedding package. Package includes the canoe rental along with a steersman and all the same amenities as above.

Secrets Resorts

Secrets Resorts & Spas
Free Wedding Package

Secrets Resorts & Spas offer adults an escape to romance and sensuality in spectacular oceanfront settings. Each of these upscale resorts combines exemplary personal service redefining the all-inclusive experience with casual, yet sophisticated style. Guests enjoy all of the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®, where everything is included. Every delicious gourmet meal, every top-shelf spirit and, of course, your well-appointed luxury suite with premium amenities and 24-hour room service.

Begin your new life together or write the next chapter in a storybook tropical setting. Each romantic wedding, honeymoon and anniversary package is thoughtfully designed to make the most of your special time together. Say “I do” in a magnificent wedding gazebo on a private beach overlooking crystal-clear waters. Then adjourn with your guests to an elegant ballroom, terrace or beach for a reception to remember always. Choose from three romantic wedding packages, each featuring wedding cake and a sparkling wine toast, a honeymoon package, free anniversary nights and much more. Relax knowing our professional wedding coordinators are here to attend to every detail. Discover one another with an intimate honeymoon package featuring a sparkling wine breakfast in bed and much more, or rediscover one another with a luxurious anniversary package filled with special perks throughout your visit.

Secrets

Secrets Wedding

Honeymoon at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

Wedding In Paradise

Complimentary Wedding Package (more Wedding Packages available)

Receive the Secrets Wedding in Paradise Package (a $999 value) complimentary! From the ceremony to the cake, you’ll have everything you need to say “I do”.

Your complimentary Secrets Wedding in Paradise package includes:

  • Symbolic Ceremony*
  • Wedding organization and personal touch of on-site wedding coordinator
  • Preparation and ironing of couple’s wedding day attire
  • Complimentary room for one member of the wedding couple the night before the wedding (based on availability and upon request)
  • Bouquet and/or boutonniere for the wedding couple
  • Wedding cake and sparkling wine toast for up to 10 guests
  • Special turn-down service the night of the wedding
  • 15% Discount on all Spa treatments (boutique purchases not included)
  • Newlywed Package Includes:
    • Late check-out for the couple (based on availability and upon request)
    • Free Anniversary Nights (stay a minimum of 5 paid nights over first anniversary date and receive 2 additional nights free or stay 4 paid nights over first anniversary date and receive 1 additional night free)

Complimentary Wedding restrictions/exclusions: This wedding package is complimentary when you book the required room category or higher accommodations category (see individual resorts wedding page) for a minimum of 7 nights OR if your wedding party books 5 rooms in any accommodations category for a minimum of 3 nights. This package also applies to renewal of vows ceremony. Please request your wedding package at time of booking.

All weddings, regardless of size, must be booked a minimum of 30 days in advance of the wedding date. Subject to availability and double occupancy only. Prices and package subject to change without notice. This package cannot be combined with the Secrets Eternity Honeymoon Package for both to be received complimentary and the free wedding package cannot be deducted when purchasing other packages. 15% discount on spa treatments cannot be applied to spa packages or combined with any other spa promotion or offer. Please note restrictions apply when combining the complimentary wedding package with the Groups, Gatherings, and Getaways promotion. Once wedding is confirmed it cannot be canceled within 6 months of the date of the wedding without a fee. For weddings booked within 6 months of the wedding date the wedding cannot be canceled without the penalty. The cancellation penalty is $100. The complimentary wedding package may not be available during all dates and times at the discretion of the resort.

*Due to a government surcharge, an additional fee will be incurred. Please advise the wedding coordinator if you would like to include legal or religious services in your ceremony and all arrangements will be made accordingly.

All wedding package prices and inclusions are subject to change without notice. Government and administrative fees and taxes are not included unless otherwise stated. Pricing and wedding package inclusions vary by hotel/resort. Symbolic ceremonies are not legally binding. Unless otherwise stated, additional fees will be assessed for the services of a judge or minister. posted 2017

Free Weddings

Dreams Resorts & Spas
Free Wedding Package

Dreams Resorts & Spas offer a high level of luxury for couples and couples with children in ideal beachfront settings. Spacious rooms and suites, graciously appointed and luxuriously equipped provide a picture-perfect vacation experience with welcoming service and romantic inclusions. Beautiful and exciting destinations provide a lovely setting for a wedding, honeymoon, romantic getaway or family vacation. Best of all, most every amenity is included as part of Unlimited-Luxury®. Every gourmet meal, every fine wine and cocktail, every daytime activity and nighttime adventure. Plus, of course, your elegant suite with premium amenities and 24-hour room service.

Dreams

Dreams Wedding

Dreams Wedding in Paradise

Complimentary Wedding Package (more Wedding Packages available)

Receive the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package (a $999 value) complimentary! From the ceremony to the cake, you’ll have everything you need to say “I do”.

Your complimentary Dreams Wedding in Paradise package includes:

  • Symbolic Ceremony*
  • Wedding organization and personal touch of on-site wedding coordinator
  • Preparation and ironing of couple’s wedding day attire
  • Complimentary room for one member of the wedding couple the night before the wedding (based on availability and upon request)
  • Bouquet and/or boutonniere for the wedding couple
  • Wedding cake and sparkling wine toast for up to 10 guests
  • Special turn-down service the night of the wedding
  • 15% Discount on all Spa treatments (boutique purchases not included)
  • Newlywed Package includes:
    • Late check-out for the couple (based on availability and upon request)
    • Free Anniversary Nights (stay a minimum of 5 paid nights over first anniversary date and receive 2 additional nights free or stay 4 paid nights over first anniversary date and receive 1 additional night free)

Complimentary Wedding restrictions/exclusions: This wedding package is complimentary when you book the required room category or higher accommodations category (see individual resorts wedding page) for a minimum of 7 nights OR if your wedding party books 5 rooms in any accommodations category for a minimum of 3 nights. This package also applies to renewal of vows ceremony. Please request your wedding package at time of booking.
Please note, restrictions apply when combining the complimentary wedding package with the Groups, Gatherings, and Getaways promotion.
All weddings, regardless of size, must be booked a minimum of 30 days in advance of the wedding date. Subject to availability and double occupancy only. Prices and package subject to change without notice. This package cannot be combined with the Dreams Eternity Honeymoon Package for both to be received complimentary and the free wedding package cannot be deducted when purchasing other packages. 15% discount on spa treatments cannot be applied to spa packages or combined with any other spa promotion or offer. Please note restrictions apply when combining the complimentary wedding package with the Groups, Gatherings, and Getaways promotion. See promotion terms and conditions for details.
Once wedding is confirmed it cannot be canceled within 6 months of the date of the wedding without a fee. For weddings booked within 6 months of the wedding date the wedding cannot be canceled without the penalty. The cancellation penalty is $100. The complimentary wedding package may not be available during all dates and times at the discretion of the resort.

*Due to a government surcharge, an additional fee will be incurred. Please advise the wedding coordinator if you would like to include legal or religious services in your ceremony and all arrangements will be made accordingly.

All wedding package prices and inclusions are subject to change without notice. Government and administrative fees and taxes are not included unless otherwise stated. Pricing and wedding package inclusions vary by hotel/resort. Symbolic ceremonies are not legally binding. Unless otherwise stated, additional fees will be assessed for the services of a judge or minister.

Casa de Campo Resort and Villas offers a Tennis Academy, Golf Academy, and Shooting Academy for children.

Casa de Campo Resort and Villas offers focused programs for kids in three sports.  The Junior Gold Academy accommodates children as young as 4 years old and costs $15.00 an hour in 2017 for a 1 hour session and age 8 and older $25.00 for a 2 hour season. The kids will play on a Pete Dye Course.  The Junior Tennis Academy cost an additional $100.00  (2017). The Junior Shooting Academy teaches safe handling and marksmanship in trap, skeet and sporting clays for ages 7-17 for an additional price of $70.00 (2017).

Traveling with an autistic child

Counselors at Beaches Resorts have completed their IBCCES certification so they can help children with autism and other conditions affecting motor skills, socializing, communicating, etc. Not only are Beaches children’s camps Certified Autism Center, but Julia, a Sesame Street character with autism, will join the program which includes dining options.  Julia will teach “Amazing Art with Julia” .

Club Med Circus Skills

Club Med Punta Cana offers circus skills lessons for children that teaches balance, self-discipline, confidence and strength.  Thanks to Club Med’s partnership with Cirque du Soleil, it has creative facilities where children in the mini club ages 4-10 and the Club Passworld ages 11-17 can use a trampoline, swing on a trapeze, juggle, tightrope, dance, percussions, make-up and Diablo devil Sticks.  On family days, the parents and the kids can participate together.

Mexico Travel Requirements

1. What documents do US and Canadian citizens need to travel to Mexico?
US citizens need to have an original, signed passport that is valid for six months beyond their stay. Canadian citizens also are required to have a valid passport. Canadian citizens without a valid passport will not be allowed entry into Mexico and will be returned to Canada. Canadian permanent residents need to present a Resident Card, Certificate of Identity, or Refugee Travel Document.

2. What are the travel requirements for minors traveling to Mexico?
Those under 18 years of age traveling alone or with only one parent or with someone other than the child’s parents, must show a notarized letter of permission signed by the parent/parents not traveling. In the case of a single parent traveling with a minor, a certified copy of the divorce decree and court order showing sole custody, certified copy of birth certificate naming one parent, a notarized copy of a death certificate or other legal documents proving custody or guardianship are necessary.

“We have been advised that effective October 1, 2017 the Municipality of Solidaridad will launch a new eco tax to help maintain the beaches and ecosystem in Riviera Maya. Tourism and the natural beauty of the area is an essential part of the region’s development, and crucial to its preservation. In order to maintain and conserve the natural beauty of the destination, upon check out the hotels will be collecting 10.00 Mexican Pesos per room per night effective October 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017, and 20.00 Mexican Pesos per room per night, effective January 1, 2018. This new tax will be deposited in an environmental trust fund that has been set up to protect the area and its surroundings.This tax has just been imposed, and is not included in packages regardless of booking dates. Please advise your clients of this new development prior to their trip.”

Wedding requirements for Fiji

Getting Married in Fiji? Getting married in Fiji is relatively straightforward with no real legal problems. All that is required is original birth certificate, your passports, a Decree Nisi/Absolute, if you are divorced, a death certificate of your spouse, if you are a widow/er, an officially witnessed consent by your parents, if you are under the age of 21 and a letter confirming your marital status and that you are single. Only citizens of New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA and Canada, do not require this letter. To get married in Fiji you and your partner need to visit the Registry office to apply for a marriage license. These formalities take just 15 minutes, and you can obtain your license within one working day. These offices are open from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 3 pm, with your license valid for 21 days. The license fee is FJD $20.25. Original documents must be presented when you visit the Registry office in person, while a photocopy of the required documents must be sent to the office, at least 2 weeks prior to your intended wedding date. If you wish to have a Catholic wedding, you will also need a Letter of Freedom from your church, along with your baptism certificate. These documents must be sent to the priest in Fiji 2 to 3 months in advance.