Mexico is a popular site for destination weddings -- and for good reason! Between the jaw dropping scenery and affordable cost, it's little wonder that couples are eager to tie the knot in this lovely country. Beautiful as it might be, you might be wondering if you can get legally married there. While many couples opt to have a symbolic ceremony, getting legally married is easy if you know the right steps to take. Same-sex marriages have become increasingly accepted in the country both legally and socially -- especially in the more metropolitan areas like Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta. However, it's important to research and discover which areas will perform same-sex marriages. Safety is not a concern for soon-to-be-wed couples or their wedding guests, particularly if they are hosting the big day at a gated resort.
Mexico provides couples with ample opportunities to experience their dream wedding at a lower price. The average destination wedding in Mexico costs around $8,000 -- an impressively low price compared to the U.S. average of $33,000. Why so affordable? Mexico boasts numerous all-inclusive resorts that cater specifically to brides and grooms, many offering wedding packages between $4,000 and $6,000. Travel costs will add a few additional hundred dollars, depending on where in the United States you're coming from. Going with an all-inclusive resort not only saves you money, but can save you time, too. Instead of spending hundreds of hours searching for the perfect vendors, the resort can take care of many details for you.