Wedding in Playa Del Carmen All Inclusive
…what to do if you want a wedding with everything included…
Somebody told me an interesting stat the other day.
She said that there are thousands of couples who get married in Playa Del Carmen every year.
Imagine all those bridesmaids and single female wedding guests!
Why have I only seen something like 10 weddings in the whole year?
Then she said that most Playa Del Carmen weddings are happening at resorts to make sure people like me can’t recreate the Wedding Crashers movie.
A lot of weddings in Playa Del Carmen are in all inclusive resorts.
Some people love all inclusive resorts.
Could anywhere be more stress free?
Put your feet up, dial room service, and you don’t even have to worry about paying for it.
Others hate all inclusive resorts.
They find them expensive and restrictive.
But seen as I currently don’t have any wedding invites, I’m going to talk about having a wedding in Playa Del Carmen at a venue that is all-inclusive.
If you like the advice you can always invite me to your wedding!
Why Choose A Wedding In Playa Del Carmen All Inclusive
I definitely understand why people want to go all inclusive.
It removes 90% of all the headaches associated with planning a wedding.
Catering? Already sorted.
Photographer and videographer? Booked.
Florist? Make up? Live music? Chair covers? Done. Almost everything is organized by the resort.
They have extremely experienced wedding planners who arrange hundreds of weddings every year.
Anything that could go wrong has already gone wrong, and they’ve found out how to deal with it.
All inclusive weddings in Playa Del Carmen are big business.
So the resorts who offer them are supreme professionals.
The all inclusive resorts have beautiful facilities.
They all have a nice strip of sand for the ceremony and some elegant rooms for the party and drinks afterwards.
Just because you choose all inclusive doesn’t mean you’re being boring or unoriginal.
Resorts offer customized packages so you’re wedding won’t be the same as the last couple who came through the doors.
Why Not To Choose A Wedding In Playa Del Carmen All Inclusive
All inclusive venues in Playa Del Carmen are definitely not for everyone.
For starters, they are expensive.
There is a cost us to sparing you all that stress and time.
Yes it’s great to have a non-stop supply of drinks but you could also be paying for other things that you don’t care too much about.
These weddings in Playa Del Carmen at all inclusive venues will use their own vendors and suppliers.
So couples don’t get much choice over who’s providing the entertainment, food, and decoration.
While you can customize the packages, you’re still limited to what’s on site at the hotel.
So if you wanted a cool original location for the ceremony, you might struggle.
Also, there are literally hundreds of amazing things to do in Playa Del Carmen.
An all inclusive wedding hotel will try and keep you at their facility.
That means you could be missing out on some of the things that attracted you to a wedding in Playa Del Carmen in the first place.
What’s Included In An All Inclusive Playa Del Carmen Wedding?
The name ‘all inclusive’ suggests that everything is included.
Which it pretty much is.
Certainly everything on the day.
You still need to get your own dress and rings.
But you knew that right?
The resort will arrange all the Mexican marriage requirements and paperwork.
This is a real help, particularly if you can’t read Spanish.
They’ll sort out every aspect of the ceremony, from the seat covers, the location, and most importantly, the man who says “By the power vested in me, I now pronounce that you are husband and wife…”
The all inclusive wedding venues often encourage people to get more food than they need (so they make more profit).
Imagine a sit down meal at 5pm and then a buffet at 8pm. All your guests will be asleep at the tables!
The Role Of A Wedding Planner
Most importantly, the all inclusive Playa Del Carmen wedding resorts provide the services of a wedding planner.
This person is in charge of all the little details.
It’s their job to make sure that the day runs smoothly and without any hitches (although they can’t plan for the bride changing her mind and running off – The Graduate style).
So the wedding planner gets the cake set up, makes sure the room is decorated beforehand, gets the flowers delivered, has the drinks ready at the right time, etc., etc…
She (it’s almost always a she) is like a magic fairy who joins all the dots and crosses all the t’s.
Which All-Inclusive Venue To Choose
There are a number of all inclusive wedding venues in Playa Del Carmen.
When you look at their websites, they all look very similar.
There’s always a smiling couple, some text about a beautiful wedding on the beach, and some confusing prices.
Different venues will be more suited to different couples.
Some specialize in huge weddings with more pomp than a British royal wedding.
Others are more about elegance and intimacy.
I would recommend getting some local advice before deciding on a venue.
Brenda at Ajua Weddings is a wedding planner who’s been living in Playa Del Carmen for ~16 years.
She’s planned weddings at every possible venue in the Playa Del Carmen.
Send her an email or call her up for some advice.
She’s very kind and helpful and will give you an unbiased second opinion about a particular venue.
Anything Else About Wedding In Playa Del Carmen All Inclusive
Playa Del Carmen is beautiful.
It’s got to be one of the most memorable places to get married.
An all-inclusive wedding can be pricey.
But if time equals money, then it’s very good value.
Before you sign the contract and pay your deposit, make sure you know exactly what is included and what isn’t.
Nobody likes receiving an unexpected ‘extras’ bill.
Finally…relax, enjoy yourself, and if you’ve got any cancellations, then send me a message.
Lots of love,
It’s your turn. Do you have any suggestions about all inclusive weddings? Please leave them in the comments section below!