According to The Knot’s 2012 Destination Wedding Study: Key Trends, 66% of international destination-wedding brides chose a destination wedding because they desire a special, fun or exotic locale. This is a perfect description of Mexico, especially The Mayan Riviera.
The Mayan Riviera, from Cancun to Tulum, is one of the most popular vacation spots in the world. Its beachfront resorts, over-the-top nightlife, great shopping, romantic cenotes, and stunning Mayan ruins make it not only the ideal choice for a destination wedding, but also a ‘carry-over’ honeymoon.
Destination weddings.com estimated the average honeymoon budget to be 14% of the overall wedding budget. By combining the wedding and honeymoon in the same destination, couples can save a good chunk of change!
The Knot survey also found that 7 out of 10 couples choose to honeymoon in their wedding locale, which makes perfect sense. The party’s over, but instead of packing for home they can relax. A romantic choice would be to choose a second property in the same destination, maybe something more intimate and secluded, where newlyweds can decompress and reflect on their future together. The couple can then choose to stay on at their destination wedding venue of choice, or move down the road to somewhere more private, or adult-only. The options are endless! Think of it as two vacations in one! And a two-for-one deal is definitely what Mexico does best!
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