How to Plan the Perfect Destination Wedding

So, you’ve made the big decision of hosting a destination wedding: now what? With so many different things to take into consideration, it can be hard to know where to start in your wedding planning journey. At Mahekal Beach Resort, our team of expert event planners understands the time and effort involved in bringing your dream wedding to life.

From one year away to the final “I Do’s,” review our curated destination wedding planning guide for the biggest benchmarks in your planning checklist.

8 – 12 Months

Still reeling from the excitement of the engagement, this stage of wedding planning is when you begin to conceptualize the kind of wedding you want. Once you’ve decided on the destination, you’ll need to set your budget, keeping in mind travel costs, and then book a venue and set the date. Our resort in Playa del Carmen offers an ideal beachside setting to start your happily ever after.

5 – 8 Months

At this stage in your planning, you should be looking into booking the vendors who will make your wedding dreams a reality. Our seasoned event planners know the best in the business and can help take care of the little details in planning, including everything from floral arrangements to music and photography.

1 – 5 Months

The final stretch of your planning journey involves more of the administrative and operational tasks. Finalize your guest lists, send out invitations, apply for your marriage license, and, most importantly, buy your plane tickets to the destination.

1 – 2 Weeks

The day is almost here, and now is the time to start prepping for the big moment. Confirm the last-minute details with your various vendors and dedicated event planner, pick up your dress after the final fittings, determine a seating chart with the completed guest list, and fly out to the destination.

Day Of

After a year or more of thorough planning, the day you’ve been preparing for has finally arrived! Spend the morning pampering and getting ready, while you let our expert on-site team take care of everything else. Most importantly, make sure to take time to step back and enjoy what is sure to be an unforgettable day.

Planning your wedding in Playa del Carmen is easier than ever—now couples can save on destination weddings at Mahekal Beach Resort. Reserve your wedding date  by submitting a request on our website.