Wedding Checklist Mexico: the ultimate guide

Whether you will venture into the insidious do-it-yourself or will ask for help to a wedding planner, our

Wedding Checklist Mexico

is here to guide you down the aisle and make sure you don’t forget anything. 

Take the stress out of planning and allow yourself to enjoy your big day to the max. Here are our top recommended wedding planning steps for tying the knot stress-free:

Have a clear idea of what you want

That seems easy, but with all the offers, it can be tricky. AlI Inclusive or beach? Full reception or meet and greet? a cake or a churro cart?

Decisions, decisions.

Discuss with your beau and have a clear idea of what is important to you …. is Nr 1.

 Select the venue

Once you choose the venue, your wedding starts to take shape. Selecting the venue is one of the biggest decisions you will make about your wedding as its location affects almost every other aspect, from the number of guests to the flowers you will be putting on the tables. There are many options when it comes to wedding venues, but  generally fall in two categories: local venues and AI Hotels. Each option has its own pros and cons, with destination wedding bringing benefits such as enjoying a unique experience, having the best scenery for photo sessions, spending your honeymoon in the same spot, and benefiting from the services of an in-house wedding planner.

Determine your budget

We admit, numbers are not always fun, but you need to do the math before you start planning. Knowing the bottom line of your wedding will allow you to make the right decisions regarding service providers and allocate funds accordingly. A smart way of keeping track of your spending and adjusting numbers when necessary is creating a detailed spreadsheet from the beginning. A Wedding in Mexico is not as cheap as many years ago: the quality of venues and vendors has paired up to the costs in your country. Nowadays you need to think your budget and work with an expert to make it work.

Book vendors

Vendors that book up quickly such as photographer, band, DJ, and videographer should be chosen in time and after careful consideration. These people will either make your night fun or a disappointment, so do your research before hiring, ask every question you can imagine, and meet them in person to make sure you click together. Ask your friends who have done it before and ask the vendor for references.

Take engagement photos

Your wedding day photos will not be a surprise when you take engagement photos in advance. This is a great opportunity to practice being in front of the camera and will also help you create visual content for your wedding website.

Send invitations

Once you have decided your wedding style and your venue you can have your invitations ordered. The degree of formality of your wedding will define the style and wording of your wedding invitation. You can go creative with your wedding invitations by choosing unusual shapes and sizes, but regardless of how your invitations look, make sure they are legible and you choose your words wisely.


One of the last tasks that you need to complete is writing your vows. But you is You… dare to be bold (if that is your style) or sweet (if that is your style). At the same time, meet with your officiant and organize together a rehearsal ceremony so you make sure he or she gets right the tone you want for your ceremony.

Either a wedding for 10 or 300, the right formula is being happy with every choice of your event. To do do, only you can understand what Is IMPORTANT: add or eliminate items from it depending on your expectations from the big day. And, most of all remember to have fun and don’t take anything too seriously!

Photos credit: Playawedding. Del Sol, Marina Pochepkina, AB Foto studio. TO all THANKS