A Destination Wedding in Cancun

There are many locations you can choose from for a destination wedding. Cancun has been a favorite location for couples from around the world to visit to say ‘I Do.’ There are many resorts and destination wedding packages in Cancun to choose from. How do you know which is the right one for you? Working with a destination wedding specialist, and a local wedding planner will help you narrow down the options, and choose your perfect setting.

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Pool Terrace

On a recent visit to Cancun, I toured the JW Marriott located in the heart of the hotel zone. The resort is on the larger side, with 447 rooms. Guests of the JW Marriott have access to the services on the Marriott side, located right next door. All room categories offer a view. You can choose from partial ocean view, ocean view, oceanfront, and lagoon view. The lagoon view offers amazing sunsets over the Nichupte lagoon. All rooms were recently renovated in July of 2019. The resort offers an adults-only section for couples looking for a little more relaxation.

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Oceanview Wedding Gazebo

The rooms are modern and offer all the amenities you would expect from the JW brand. The resort beach is beautiful, and you can walk for miles along the shore. There are several wedding ceremony locations available. The pool terrace, oceanview gazebo, seaside garden, and a catholic chapel. The resort is not all-inclusive. However, an all-inclusive option is available when 30 room nights are confirmed.

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An Intimate Destination Wedding Location

Looking for an intimate destination wedding location for your dream day in Riviera Maya? Look no further than Casa Caribe in Puerto Morelos. Just steps from the beach and a short 5 minute walk to the town square is this hidden gem, perfect for a small intimate destination wedding.

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Casa Caribe offers an exquisite setting for a small destination wedding. The hacienda style building with an open air terrace is ready to welcome you and your guests. There are 5 rooms available that can accommodate up to 18 guests; the rooms have Mexican tile floors, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to a balcony & the ocean breeze and ensuite bathrooms.

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With beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, you can design the wedding day of your dreams. You can choose all your own vendors without the cost of additional offsite vendor fees. Our friends at Riviera Reflections Weddings & Events can help you plan all the details of your wedding day in paradise.

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A Very Symbolic Wedding Ceremony

Just back from a wonderful stay in Cancun & the Riviera Maya where we had the opportunity to participate in a beautiful symbolic wedding ceremony. Our host resort was Sandos Caracol and the ceremony was a traditional handfasting at the edge of the resort’s beautiful cenote.

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Handfasting is a centuries old Celtic tradition. The term “handfasting” comes from the tradition of the bride and groom joining hands, creating the infinity symbol. During the ceremony, the officiant will join the couple’s hands with a cord or ribbon, thus binding them together for infinity.

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In some cases, it may be simply a symbolic wedding ceremony. The couple declaring their love for one another without the benefit of a state license. Other couples may choose to have it tied in with a marriage certificate issued by a legally authorized party.

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One benefit of having a handfasting ceremony is that it’s not the same as a legal wedding. This means there are more options available to people in non-traditional relationships. Anyone can have a handfasting, including same-sex and transgender couples.

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Historical information for this post Wigington, Patti. “Handfasting Is an Old Tradition Made New.” Learn Religions, Jun. 25, 2019.