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Where do I start?!

Hi everyone, Finally decided to get married in May 2014, due to nerves about the big day we have decided to marry abroad and have a party once we are home image we wanted to go somewhere that neither if us had been before and so we decided on Mexico as this is somewhere we both want to visit also... Soooo where do I start? Haha! Any help would be much appreciated, have tried looking online at costs etc for packages and have gathered that when booking 5 rooms min at the same hotel there is a basic wedding package that comes free... Does anyone know if this is just when you book through a travel agent? Is it just a case of booking an all inclusive holiday and then contacting the hotel directly to organise package details or does a travel agent take care Of this and put me in touch with someone at the hotel?? Do I have to liaise with embassies to organise any legal parts of the process or again is this done via a designated coordinator? I have no idea where to start with it all so if anyone has any info I would really appreciate it! Help help help!


  • welshgracewelshgrace Posts: 1,224

    I would advise you to go and talk to a travel company.  Places like Thomsons and Thomas Cook will be able to do it all for you and give you some really good advice.  Even if you don't book with them and do everything individually, they will still be able to give you a good starting point.

    In terms of Mexico, I would definitely recommend Riviera Maya, it is a great location.  We stayed in Secrets Maroma Beach and it was amazing.  We saw a few weddings whilst we were there and they looked absolutely stunning.  Happy planning x

  • Thanks for your reply image yes think I will go down there this weekend and see what I they say. So nerve racking! All thought its over a year away I really want to be well planned and see what the sequence of events needs to be in planning so I don't miss anything!

    Thanks again xx
  • I have briefly seen that area online and it did look amazing! It's all so exciting!
  • Mrs McC 2BMrs McC 2B Posts: 674
    I am getting married in riviera maya mexico in august! I booked through the travel agents. Laws have just changed re weddings in mexico but it depends on hotel to hotel on what you need. You do need to have blood tests once you arrive in the country before you can marry. If you want further info pm me.

    I'm getting married at catalonia riviera maya and theyve been great xx
  • Brilliant!! Have tried to on you but it won't let me for some reason! Really interested in speaking with you mrs mcc xx
  • Could you pm me or email me on [email protected] xx
  • Im getting married in Mexico in april 2014, i booked it through thomson, they give you an email address for a wedding coordinator over there. Let me know if theres anything i can help you with! xx

  • Mrs McC 2BMrs McC 2B Posts: 674
    Hows things going sarah 29image
  • cr25286cr25286 Posts: 21


    I'm getting married abroad in Antigua in June and we have booked to go to a Sandals resort which we booked through Thomson.

    I would definately recommed booking through an agent as they have people who specialise in weddings and would book or help you book anything that you need.

    Mexico is a lovely choice, we holidayed there in 2011 and loved it!

    Good luck x

  • Hi girls, have been today and booked for Dominican instead haha! Don't know how that happened but so excited now that we have exact dates image xx

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