Are you thinking about getting married on the beach in Mexico?
According to The Knot’s 2015 Real Weddings Survey, out of 350,000 destination weddings a year, a quarter of them are in Mexico and the Caribbean.
The Riviera Maya, a stretch of gorgeous ivory beaches and turquoise sea that runs 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. And with so many beautiful beaches for a honeymoon, you can then choose to stay on at your wedding resort after your guests leave, 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!
Will you stay on for a honeymoon after your destination wedding? We want to hear about it in the comments below!
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