Riviera Maya Journal #10 - Weddings - Larry Widen
Although just a short distance from the nightclubs and nonstop fun of Cancun and Cozumel, brides-to-be are attracted to Riviera Maya because of the solitude and tranquility. “There are 80 miles of unspoiled white sand beaches,” says Tammy Lee, Vice President of Marketing for the Mark Travel Group, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based firm that books destination wedding packages for thousands of brides and grooms each year. “After you’re done partying in Cancun, Riviera Maya offers peace and quiet.”
Many Mexico resorts have full-time wedding planners on staff to handle all the details. The seemingly endless list of tasks associated with planning a wedding are enough to push anyone to the edge of insanity. Multiple phone calls and in-person appointments with caterers, musicians, photographers, florists and the bridal shop are just the beginning. Guest lists swell to epic proportions and family members suddenly have opinions on every aspect of the event. Wedding packages in Riviera Maya usually include the minister (or other non-denominational official), license, flowers, cake, champagne, photography and choice of location for the ceremony.
Small wonder then, that a growing number of couples are choosing to be married in an exciting vacation destination surrounded by a select group of family and friends. It’s easier on the pocketbook and far more relaxing.