The romantic dreams of many brides-to-be include vows uttered lovingly on a white sand beach under a tropical sky with a windswept sea as a backdrop. This image has made the Riviera Maya a magical location for beach weddings. Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Tulum and Barcelo all have unique and beautiful venues. The setting is an amazing combination of white sand beaches, clear Caribbean Sea, pristine jungle, ancient ruins and a proven hospitality industry. Beach weddings can be intimate ceremonies on a secluded beach, or they can be full on luxury affairs hosted by the finest beach-front hotels. Here are five ideas:
When the time comes to send out invitations to your beach wedding, you have a great opportunity to set the theme. Cards decorated with the delicate texture and tones of ocean and beach are the perfect touch.
Develop your beach wedding theme and create your own oasis. Tropical plants and flowers in abundance are a beautiful and natural way to embrace the party ceremony and wedding party in your theme. For music, romantic Caribbean and Mexican themes flow with the mood.
An hour or so before sunset is a beautiful time to begin your beach ceremony. You are out of the hottest part of the day, the lighting for photography is good and the mood is magical as the sun shimmers down into the Caribbean Sea. Then, the celebration can begin in twilight and continue under a star-struck night sky.
Maximize your enjoyment of the occasion by fully preparing for the beach environment. Your gown can be as light and airy as the environment with shoes that won’t make walking in the sand a problem. Make sure your guests have the water, sunscreen, bug repellent and shade they need.
The Riviera Maya is filled with enchantments which every member of your wedding party can share. Transportation is excellent and professionally organized excursions are readily available. You can explore ancient Mayan ruins, visit a pristine forest, and dive under the surface of a clear sea. At the end of the day, dine together on delicacies simmered in the traditions of Mexican and international cuisine. Then, hit world-famous nightspots.
Group packages are a great way to economize and coordinate activities. You even have the lifetime opportunity to go swimming with dolphins at exclusive settings designed by Dolphinaris and upgrade your exquisite experience at The Sundeck Lounge, which caters to private groups among others. And it offers all the services and group packages (not to mention spectacular food and drink) to delight your whole wedding party, in a classically romantic setting. All of that overlooking beautiful dolphins and tropical lagoons.