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Destination Wedding Closeup: Cancun

Destination Wedding Closeup: Cancun

Let's take a closer look at options in Mexico for a memorable destination wedding. Mexico has a history like no other, and a culture rich in tradition. The people, music and customs make this a romantic paradise for couples and families. Of the many possibilities in Mexico, Cancun is a favorite choice for wedding couples, and for good reasons. It's very easy to get to, offers lots of options, and best of all, it has gorgeous beaches. Cancun offers 2 types of resorts: adult only, and family. Which one you pick will be determined by what kind of wedding experience you want.

Adult resorts assure that couples who want a beach wedding can be confident that there will be no children playing on the beach and causing distractions during their ceremony. And with adult resorts, many times the reception moves into the resort's nightclub and continues into the night. Many resorts that cater to adults only have fewer restrictions as to where they can hold events for the couple.

Family resorts are very inclusive and may have multiple choices for wedding locations. Having children attend your destination wedding can be a fun and relaxing family experience. Catering to families increases the type of food for the reception to consider. However, the options might also include a reception free from alcohol.

Whether adults only or family, each resort at Cancun has a wedding department and is fully staffed to handle every aspect of your big day. There are many vendors who assist these wedding planners with the basics, including photographers, bakeries, and all of the services you would expect. Because almost all of the resorts do weddings, it really gets down to finding the perfect resort that matches your style.

Two of our favorite resorts in Cancun are the Paradisus Cancun and the Hard Rock Cancun.

Paradisus Cancun is a family resort where the food is terrific; the beaches have clean soft sand plenty of room on the beach for either a lounge chair or a towel; and someone is always available to offer you a cool tropical drink. The resort has several areas perfect for a beach ceremony.

Hard Rock Cancun is also a family resort, but the music never stops. Good food is never a problem in Cancun and the Hard Rock is no exception. Restaurants cater to everyone from the adults to the children. This resort has some of the best music memorabilia, and has separate areas for adults and families. Luxury wedding planner Colin Cowie has styled some of the most beautiful wedding packages that are available for destination weddings.

Cancun offers many more choices. As travel agents who specialize in destination weddings, we have the inside story on each resort and can help you pick the perfect location. If you are working with a wedding planner, be sure to have them talk to us for the latest resort information.

Don Fuchs May 14, 2015