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«Deciding on Your Destination Wedding Resort: Key Factors to Consider.»

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Written by Better Together Mexico

marzo 18, 2024

Planning a destination wedding can feel like a lot. There are tons of resorts out there, and it’s hard to know where to start. But don’t worry, this article may help! Ask yourself these questions to figure out what you need and what you want:

  1. What’s your budget?
  2. Do you want an all-inclusive package or more flexibility?
  3. What kind of vibe do you want for your wedding?
  4. What activities are important to you and your guests?

Once you’ve answered these questions, you’ll have a better idea of what you’re looking for in a destination wedding resort

What is your destination wedding budget 

Planning your dream wedding involves more than just picking the perfect venue and saying «I do.» One crucial step is setting a budget that covers not only the essentials but also the extras that will make your day truly memorable. This decision is best made together as a couple, so take some time to sit down and have an honest conversation about your financial situation and priorities.

Wedding Packages

It’s important to understand that most standard hotel wedding packages typically cover only the basics for the ceremony and reception. Such as standard type of chairs, gazebo decor, cocktail tables, round tables, and White linens and napkins

Some hotel packages include DJ services. But photography, videography, extra decor, and flowers are often not included and will need to be budgeted for separately. Resorts have preferred professional vendors that you can choose from. if you are in love with a wedding photographer, hairstylist, or makeup artist in particular that you want for your special day? Some hotels charge an outside vendor fee between USD 800 and $1000, depending on the resort and the vendor.

What type of wedding ceremony do you want?



If you have a specific type of ceremony in mind or have certain traditions you would like to include, this may limit your choice of venues. For example, Catholic ceremonies in Mexico can only be performed in sanctified locations, so there is no way to have a Catholic ceremony on the beach.

Do you need a kosher meal? Do you want a Rabbi to perform the ceremony? Are you thinking of having a South Asian or Buddhist wedding? Or maybe you need a Mayan shaman? These are important things to consider when choosing your wedding venue.

What type of wedding vibe do you envision?

When you picture your wedding, are you wearing bare feet on the sand? Can you see the beautiful shore beach, or are you surrounded by lush gardens?  A platform over a pool? Also, envision your wedding dress.

Would you like to have the ocean view, but are you considering wearing heels?  Reception by the beach, by the pool or rooftop, or Indoors in a private location.


How much money you want your guests to spend?


 Think about how much money you want your guests to spend. Even if you can afford fancy and expensive options, your guests might not be able to. So, you might end up with fewer guests attending.

The amount your guests will spend depends on where you pick for the wedding, the hotel, and flight costs. The least expensive all-inclusive resorts usually start at around $180 per person per night.

Come up with your wedding guest list. We find usually 50-70% of your invited guests will actually attend your destination wedding. It’s important that you choose a resort that can accommodate everyone.  Remember in order to have all the advantages of resort wedding packages for your wedding, the 80% of guests has to stay at the hotel with a minumum of 2 or 3 nights, depending of each resort.


Feeling overwhelmed?

All of these factors can come into play, and your venue choice can largely determine what hotels you can consider for hosting your destination wedding.

 It can feel like a lot to think about when you consider all these factors. But don’t worry, you’ve got some decisions to make for your big day! If you take some time to think about the answers to the questions above,

 Unsure how to pick the perfect resort for your wedding? No problem at all – that’s where we come in! We are here to assist you in finding your ideal resort.

 Schedule your free consultation call with us today, and let’s start planning your dream destination wedding together!