Ixtapa Zihuatanejo - Weddings in our resort, Requirements

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Weddings in our Resort

If you are a citizen of another country and you would like to get married in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, you can do so under the Laws of Mexico which are recognized world-wide.

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In Mexico for a marriage to be legal, you have to be wed by an Official Civil Judge (Marriage Judge) that represents the Federal Government of the Mexican Republic.

Religious weddings are performed by Catholic priests or Ministers of other religious (protestant, etc.) but before they can do so, they will require to see the legal documentation that a previous Civil Marriage was performed. Both weddings, civil and religious, can be performed the same day.

In Mexico a religious wedding is not mandatory for your marriage to be valid. The official part with the Civil Judge is enough because it's the legal action recognizer by domestic and international authorities.

The documents required for foreigners to be able to legally be wed in Mexico are... for both consorts...

Make photocopies of ALL the documents required. For passports, photocopy the part that has the passport number, your name and photo. You MUST present both the originals and copies and they will return you the originals after verification. You'll get the Marriage Certificate after the ceremony is held.

Wedding ceremony

Happy couple

If the ceremony would be held outside the Civil Court House, they will charge approx. US$250.00 for the Judge external services and will depend on the day of the week, time and location of the ceremony. This charge is in addition to the license fee when the ceremony is held outside the courthouse.

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The extra fee (external wedding fee) includes that the Judge will attend to the place you previously selected for the wedding to take place such as at your hotel, in a villa, a restaurant, right on the beach, on a cliff overlooking our town or bay, etc. You'll have many beautiful and marvelous options to make it an unforgettable moment in your life.

Happy bride

Most big hotels and some small inns offer basic Wedding Packages that include the official judge ceremony, bouquet of flowers for the bride, flower arrangements, a champagne toast, a wedding cake and three nights honeymoon lodging.

Other package options or additional services such as simultaneous translation of the ceremony, religious wedding after the official one, honeymoon dinner, a party, photographer and/or videographer, longer honeymoon lodging, extra flower arrangements, lodging for your guests, etc., are readily available.

Just check with hotels or inns, we are sure they will have the right package to fit your plans or make a special one... according to your needs.

The price of packages that include dinner can vary considerably according to the type requested because they offer from typical banquet dinners to sophisticated ones and even gourmet dinners. The small hotels that offer packages but do not have their own restaurant, use the catering services of very renowned restaurants, with excellent Chefs. Another option that you might find less expensive is to conduct the ceremony in one place and dinner at another.

We have a few Wedding Planners in town. Some will plan your wedding at the place of your choice but others will only do it in certain hotels. Check around and it is wise to ask for references of their services.

Consider the possibility of buying your wedding rings in our towns or in nearby Petatlan, prices may be cheaper that at home. Also as you know, Mexican artisans are excellent jewel designers and if you don't find the ones you like they can make them for you.

Wedding rings




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