As one of the world’s top destination wedding locations, Cancun is reporting an increase of 15% to 20% in weddings this year, compared to 2012. According to the Cancun CVB, 30% of all US couples choose to have their weddings in a foreign destination. Mexico accounts for 24% of these foreign nuptials (about 25,000 annually), with Cancun hosting 12,000 vow renewals, civil, religious and Mayan-themed weddings in 2012 alone.
Palace Resorts, a top hotel chain in Mexico, is one of Cancun’s most popular choices for weddings due to their diverse offerings that include interfaith, Catholic and Jewish ceremonies. Recently, the resort chain also incorporated Indian weddings to their offerings. The Hard Rock Hotel Cancun is another popular all-inclusive property for weddings. This resort offers nine exclusive wedding packages created by renowned celebrity wedding designer, Colin Cowie, which turn the bride and groom’s special day into a lavish, ultra-stylish affair.
Dolphin Discovery, which invites guests to be a part of the unforgettable experience of swimming with dolphins, sea lions and manatees, also incorporates weddings for those looking for something different and romantic. Dolphin Discovery has had a 51% increase in weddings compared to 2012, with 7,610 this year alone. Mandala Beach Club has also seen an increase in weddings by 70% this year. Located in the heart of the hotel zone, the Beach Club’s location and beautiful beach make it an appealing choice to specific couples. The prevalence of Cancun’s Mayan culture makes Mayan-themed weddings popular alternatives for couples that prefer unconventional and mystical ceremonies. (http://www.cancun.travel)