Weddings in Mexico are magical. There’s something about going to another country – a sunny, beautiful country – with your closest family and friends for the party of your life. It’s a vacation, it’s relaxing, it’s adventurous, and you can let loose and just revel in the exotic, gorgeous beaches and ocean. It’s also fun to watch your guests test their limits with tequila! We chose Mexico for our own wedding, and it was probably the most perfect week of our lives.

There are many different types of weddings you can have in Mexico. The most popular is the beach wedding, and for good reason. The beaches in Mexico are intoxicatingly beautiful, and the water is clear aquamarine blue. You can have a church wedding – Catholic churches are abundant. We especially love the chapel at the One & Only Palmilla in Cabo. And then you can have a wedding in the jungle, which is what we did, at the most beautiful location in Mexico (in our opinion, haha), the Hacienda Uayamon in Campeche. Take a look below at some of our favorite weddings from Mexico, and you’ll get a good dose of some great Mexico wedding locations and destination wedding planning ideas.

Here are some wedding tips for rounding out your Mexico vacation:

1. Stay for a week! Truly make a vacation out of it. Schedule plans for your guests on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here’s a good sample wedding itinerary for a Mexico wedding: Thursday: Margarita Welcome Party with a taco truck (you can hire a taco truck to come to your location, unless the venue doesn’t allow outside catering). Friday: Rehearsal Dinner with full Mexican dinner – maybe have a tequila tasting station! Saturday: Wedding Day! During the reception, have your caterer do passed tequila shots on the dance floor. This is always so much fun and makes for great photos. Sunday: Poolside Recovery Brunch with chill music.
2. Hire a local independent wedding planner. It can be very difficult and very frustrating planning a wedding in another country without a local person helping you.
3. Find a way to incorporate a Mariachi band or a Mexican trio, either for your rehearsal dinner, wedding day cocktail hour, or reception. The authentic music will really set the tone of the event, and allow everyone to feel the full magic of Mexico.


Hotel Esencia, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Suzanne and Greg marry at one of Mexico’s best wedding locations, Hotel Esencia.


Finest Playa Mujeres, Cancun, Mexico

Parnaz and Payam marry at Finest Playa Mujeres in Mexico.


Villa Estrella Mar, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Chris and Chad’s destination wedding at Villa Estrella Mar in Puerto Vallarta.


Hacienda Las Trancas, Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico

Shelley and Aaron’s Mexico wedding at Hacienda Las Trancas.


Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Krystal and David marry at the Rosewood in San Miguel de Allende.


Hotel Boca Chica, Acapulco, Mexico

Erandi and Zach’s midcentury-modern wedding in Acapulco.


Hacienda Uayamon, Campeche, Mexico

Jessica and Brian marry amid the chapel ruins at Hacienda Uayamon.


Santiago, Mexico

Alex and Patrick marry in a church, then celebrate at her family’s new dream house in Santiago.


Las Torres De El Lagado, Monterrey, Mexico

Priscilla and Marco’s wedding at Las Torres De El Lagado in Monterrey, Mexico.


Nizuc Resort & Spa, Cancun, Mexico

A catamaran cruise, a Mayan ceremony, an intimate wedding and reception filled with love (and tequila). This is what Mexico destination weddings are all about.


Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Miami couple marries at the Rosewood Mayakoba resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico.


Hacienda Uayamon, Campeche, Mexico

Former NBA dancer marries the love of her life in a Mexico destination wedding at the one and only Hacienda Uayamon.


Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort Cabo, Cabo, Mexico

Navita and Manu’s Indian wedding spans two days at the gorgeous Sheraton resort in Cabo.


Casa Golondrinas, La Manzanilla, Mexico

La Manzanilla, Mexico, is a slice of low-key beach paradise, and is still largely unknown. Stephanie and Joe spent a week there with friends and family for their Mexico destination wedding.


Hotel Playa Fiesta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Watching Jen and Lani together, it’s clear they are meant to be, and that no one else would do. This is real love, and it cannot be defined or limited by pointless demographics such as age, race or gender. It just happens. If you’re lucky enough.


Hacienda Cerritos, Todos Santos, Mexico

A stunning hacienda on the beach, a gorgeous bride who LOVES to dance, a fog machine, and a champagne party in the hot tub!


Esperanza Resort Cabo, Cabo, Mexico

A boat cruise, a night out in Cabo, and a wedding day full of emotion make for an unforgettable Mexico destination wedding.


Casa China Blanca, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Davina and Daniel are photographers who had their wedding at a whitewashed beachfront estate in Mexico.


Hotel Le Reve, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Vanessa and Sean partied their hearts out at their Mexico wedding – sombreros, tequila, and a tent that was just a little too short.


Hacienda Uayamon, Campeche, Mexico

Chrisman Studios photographer Aaron Morris unveils his photos from Ben and Erin Chrisman’s Hacienda Uayamon wedding.


One and Only Palmilla, Cabo, Mexico

Francesca and Chris had a private wedding for just the two of them at the gorgeous One & Only Palmilla resort.


Hotel California, Todos Santos, Mexico

The Hotel California in Todos Santos remains one of our favorite wedding destinations of all time.


Riviera Maya, Mexico

Lori and Bong really wanted a small wedding, and since many of their family members live outside of San Francisco (where they live), they decided they could have their wedding anywhere. They chose the beautiful and newly opened Mandarin Oriental resort just north of Playa del Carmen.


Hotel Esencia, Tulum, Mexico

Lauren and Frank got married at one of the nicest hotels we’ve ever been to: Hotel Esencia. And they took full advantage of it with a ceremony on the beach and a reception that ended with all the guests jumping into several of the pools.


Al Cielo Hotel; Kool Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

My first May wedding this year gave me the opportunity to not only photograph in one of my favorite places in the world, but also to photograph a bride who shares my last name.


Zama Beach, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

We first met Millie and Mike when Mike proposed to Millie on The Today Show (Millie is a graphic designer for NBC).


Cabo, Mexico

Tamra and Christopher’s wedding was one of the best photographic experiences I have ever had. It was five days of beautiful people, world-class DJs (DJ Splyce from LA and Mark Farina from San Francisco), and perfectly planned events.