For the past three years, the Mexican Caribbean has hosted 90,000 weddings each year, with an average of fifty guests per wedding pandemic.
However, since the pandemic began, smaller, more intimate ceremonies have become more desirable. They are called micro-weddings. The Mexican Caribbean with destinations like the Riviera Maya, Puerto Morelos, Cozumel, Tulum and Bacalar has such weddings already planned.
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A micro-wedding has several advantages. The first is that it is safer, at least during the pandemic, due to the small group size. Second, it’s a lot cheaper and a lot less stressful to plan.
The third is that micro-weddings in the Mexican Caribbean are incredibly personal and creative. From beautiful beach weddings to mystical Mayan wedding ceremonies in cenotes, micro-weddings are a once in a lifetime experience that reflects the unique love story of the bride and groom.
Trina Pauley, Sales Director at Four Seasons Travel, has specialized in weddings, honeymoons and more for over twenty years. She believes this trend may continue but it may not entirely replace traditional weddings.
“Smaller weddings are exactly what a lot of people want at this point in time, and they are happy with the results. Our whole world has been more comfortable with live streaming from weddings to sports to funerals. This trend is unlikely to go away. Surely some people will choose to enjoy weddings live stream instead of attending them. On the other hand, there is a large pent-up demand for travel. People just want to feel “normal” again. As we become more comfortable with traveling and the vaccine becomes more available, there are guaranteed to be couples throwing epic wedding parties, celebrating the end of the pandemic and their union. “
Underwater wedding in Cozumel. (Photo via Travel Mexican Caribbean)
For couples looking to get married deep in a tropical jungle, Tulum’s Espacio Chechén is a great wedding venue. Aktun-Ha in Puerto Morelos offers couples a private cenote wedding and a cabin with floor to ceiling windows to soak up the tranquility of the jungle. Atlantis Submarines Cozumel even has an excursion where a couple can get married underwater, surrounded by stunning coral reefs.
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