6 Reasons Mexicos Cancun and Riviera Maya is the Perfect Destination Wedding - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

1. Stunning Setting

When we book a destination wedding, we’re looking for a backdrop that is both beautiful and a little out of the ordinary. Blessed with stunning settings — from white sand beaches fringing turquoise waters to otherworldly natural parks — both Riviera Maya and Cancun are ideal no matter how you envision your dream wedding. Say “I do” on a secluded beach, in a natural park, or on board a boat, pier, gazebo, garden or terrace with views of the sea.

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2.On-Site Planners

Couples planning a destination wedding often worry about the lack of control they’ll have over logistics due to the geographical distance. Not so in Riviera Maya and Cancun. Since this is one of the world’s top wedding destinations, all the infrastructure is in place to help plan and throw the wedding of your dreams. From certified wedding coordinators to professional suppliers (flowers, music, photographers) to babysitters for guests traveling with kids, teams are at your disposal so that you can experience the most magical day of your lives.

3. Beautiful Resorts

Of course a destination wedding is only as good as the accommodations. Fortunately, Riviera Maya and Cancun have ideal locations to fit any style and budget. Choose between world-class resorts, overwater bungalows, modernist boutique properties, thatched roof hideaways, or European hotels in the heart of the city. No matter where you’ll stay, you’ll be in a paradise that's sure to spark the flame of love.

4. Amazing Cuisine

You and your guests will want to indulge in authentic local cuisine. Whether you want organic eateries or Michelin-starred dining experiences, Riviera Maya and Cancun’s vibrant array of restaurants offer distinctive flavors for any palate. Sample fresh seafood, low calorie organic Mexican fare, indulgent lobster-topped pizza, Italian fusion and 100 percent natural ice cream. Looking for the right atmosphere? You’ll find family-owned restaurants, food trucks, and avant-garde spots with distinctive dishes and contemporary art.

5. Unforgettable Nightlife

Glamour abounds each night as you celebrate among friends and family. From craft cocktails at an intimate bar to a bumping nightclub to a magical experience at Cirque Du Soleil, you'll be transported every evening. Or maybe a dinner and a show aboard a pirate ship is more your speed? However you like to get down after dark, Riviera Maya and Cancun have got the perfect night out on the town for you and your wedding guests.

6. Stay For Your Honeymoon

The best part of throwing your dream wedding in Riviera Maya or Cancun is that you are already in paradise, meaning you can honeymoon right here without dealing with the stress of travel. Lay out on a white sand beach with your loved one; swim in turquoise waters; explore the world’s second largest Barrier Reef; take an underground river tour; discover Mayan temples; or just bliss out at one of the many world-class spas.