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Beach Weddings in Mexico and the Caribbean: Advantages of an All-Inclusive Resort and How to Get Started

If you’re dreaming of getting married on a beach, Mexico and the Caribbean are some of the best places to do it. Not only are the beaches stunning, but you’ll also find an abundance of all-inclusive resorts that will take care of everything for you. Here’s what you need to know about beach weddings in Mexico and the Caribbean, plus how to get started planning your dream destination wedding!

Why beach weddings are so popular

There’s something about beach weddings that just feels so perfect. Maybe it’s the sound of the waves crashing in the background or the feel of sand between your toes, but there’s no denying that beach weddings are just awesome. And it’s not just because they’re pretty – although that doesn’t hurt!

Beach weddings are all about relaxation, romance, and fun. And what could be more relaxing than an all-inclusive resort? With all your food and drink taken care of, you can really sit back and enjoy the day. Plus, there’s no need to worry about guests getting lost or running late – everything is right there on site.

With all the beautiful locations that resorts have to offer, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the perfect spot for your ceremony. Whether you’re looking for an intimate setting for your exchanging of vows or a stunning backdrop for photos, an all-inclusive resort will have something to suit your needs.

wedding ceremony set up at a beach in los cabos with a white pergola with drapes and flowers and white chairs
Beach weddings offer stunning views

The advantages of an all-inclusive resort for your beach wedding

When it comes to beach weddings, all-inclusive resorts offer a lot of advantages over traditional wedding venues. Here are just a few of the benefits:

All-inclusive resorts take care of all the details so you can relax and enjoy your special day. They typically offer a variety of wedding packages to suit all budgets and a variety of locations for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.

They will also offer options for decor, flowers, photographers, and anything you are dreaming of for your beach wedding. The wedding team of the resort will handle it so you will not have to coordinate it all yourself. A lot less to manage than a traditional wedding.

They also offer a number of different possible locations. You can decide if you want a complete beach wedding with all events happening on the soft sand or add a bit of variety and have some part in a different location such as a cocktail hour on a rooftop terrace for example.

For your guests, the situation is ideal. They will be looked after and with all their food and drinks already included, all they will have to worry about is showing up on time when the moment comes.

Destination weddings at all-inclusive resorts provide a hassle-free way to celebrate your big day in paradise. So if you’re looking for a stress-free way to tie the knot, an all-inclusive resort could be just what you’ve been searching for.

Beach weddings ceremony with a white pergola and shoe station

How to get started planning your beach wedding

Here are a few tips to get you started on planning the perfect all-inclusive destination beach wedding.

First, decide on the location. Will it be in beautiful Mexico or a small Caribbean island? Consider where your guests will be coming from and the access to affordable and direct flights. St-Kitts and Nevis is a beautiful destination for beach weddings, however, it can be hard and/or expensive to get to from most gateways.

Once you’ve picked the perfect location, it’s time to start thinking about resorts and accommodations. Most all-inclusive resorts offer a variety of wedding packages, so finding one that fits your needs and budget should be a breeze.

Try to estimate the number of people that will attend and what their maximum nightly room budget will be. Remember that not everyone will be able to attend, usually, you can expect around 75% of your guest list to accept the invitation.

Next, establish a list of must-haves for the resort, your budget, and a list of wedding venues. Some questions you want to ask yourself could be: Family-oriented or adults-only? Distance from the airport? $200 per person per night? etc. This will help narrow down the options.

With that information, you should be able to narrow down the options to figure out which resort is best for your beach wedding. I would recommend you reach out to a travel agent to help with this process as they can be very valuable help! (This is what we do after all! :D)

Reach out if you want, we will be more than happy to help, this is what we do day in and day out!

Picking the resort and wedding package is the bulk of the work when planning all-inclusive beach weddings. After that is done, you can let your travel agent, if you decided to use one, take care of all the accommodation reservations so you don’t have to worry about that portion.

For the wedding portion, you will be in touch with a wedding coordinator from the resort who will help you plan the wedding your way. The bulk of the planning is usually done starting about 3 months prior to the wedding date. Don’t forget, they host hundreds of weddings every year so they can get very busy.

The other option is to hire an outside wedding planner. They will help you coordinate everything and will manage the communication with the resort so you don’t have to. This comes at an extra cost but it could be worth your while if you want answers faster.

beach ceremony with gold tiffany chairs Excellence Playa Mujeres weddings

Beach weddings are a great option

An all-inclusive resort may be the perfect option for you. With resorts located in Mexico and the Caribbean, there are plenty of stunning locations to choose from. And with all your guests’ food and drinks taken care of, you can relax and enjoy your special day without any stress. To get started on planning your dream beach wedding, start by deciding on the location and then narrowing down your options based on budget and must-haves. With help from a travel agent or wedding planner, setting everything up will be a breeze.

And finally, don’t forget to have fun! Planning a destination wedding can be stressful, but try to enjoy the process and all the excitement that comes with it. After all, this is your big day!

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Jeff Lanno

Having worked in travel agencies for the past 15+ years, this morphed into managing groups and wedding groups. Travel is my passion. I backpacked the world for 7 years in my 20s and now keep going as much as family life permits it! I visited more than 35 countries (so far), 4 continents (so far) and lived in 6 countries (so far). My goal is to make the travel and destination wedding experience a beautiful and a memorable experience. I love helping people discover new places and experience new things. I can work with people from the USA and Canada, and I am a legally certified Canadian travel agent with an OPC license from Qc.

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