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Thinking about getting married in Yucatan? Talk to an expert!

by Sofia Navarro
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The Yucatán Times conducted an exclusive interview with Badel Gomez owner and CEO of Soiree Event Planning, a well-established Yucatecan company with years of experience organizing all types of events but specializing in weddings.

Is there such a thing as a “Wedding season”?

The “Wedding season” begins in October and ends in Easter (around April), which is speaking for all wedding destinations, and especially for the Yucatan. Many couples marry in October because it is the best month to travel worldwide. Flights are generally cheaper, but airfare is not a factor, we have weddings in April and May, even though the heat can be extreme during that time of the year. However, May is the holiday season for many American and European couples, so we just try to keep them hydrated and away from the sun.

What are the most demanded options when it comes to weddings in Yucatán?

The most solicited types of weddings in Yucatan are on the beach, in a hacienda, or Mérida.

If a couple wants to have a 500-people wedding in Mérida, their only options are “El Pinar” or “Quinta Montes Molina”.

If the wedding is in a Hacienda or on the beach, transportation and logistics back and forth from Mérida and/or other locations are basic.

In any case, you have to take into account first of all air connectivity; Merida only has 2 daily direct flights from the United States: Miami and Houston. We strongly recommend that American citizens avoid Mexico City and fly directly to Mérida from the U.S.

The number of attendees is also an important starting point for planning, accommodations, and transportation are fundamental.

Tell us about the “3-Day Wedding” concept

A wedding guest makes the expense to come to Yucatán, so a three-day weekend plan is suggested. Guests arrive on Friday and are invited to an “icebreaker” so that the families can get to know each other, it could also be a “Cantina Crawl”. On Saturday is the wedding, of course; and on Sunday, everyone has a hangover, so a “relaxing” gathering is carried out. Or sometimes the wedding guests take advantage of Sundays to take a tour of a cenote or Pueblo Mágico.

Is there a basic checklist to organize the perfect “Yucatán Wedding”?

  1. Wedding planner
  2. What is your Priority? Date or location
  3. Type of ceremony and who officiates
  4. Photography / Video
  5. Music
  6. Catering
  7. Makeup artist

What makes Soiree Event Planning the best Wedding Planning Agency in Yucatán?

One of the biggest advantages we have is being a trilingual agency, we can speak at least 3 languages fluently, which is one of the biggest advantages that we offer both to the client and the guests.

In this sense, our agency boasts different international certifications, including the LGBTQ plus, we work with service providers that fall within the same framework, as Yucatán is becoming somewhat famous as an “inclusive” wedding destination.

Since we are open to the international market that comes to Yucatan seeking a “dream wedding”, we also have a portfolio of suppliers that meets the requirements of different market segments.

We have held Korean, Japanese weddings, Jewish, Hindu, and Persian weddings too.

We also organize alternative weddings in unusual locations like a cenote, and the ceremony can be conducted by a Maya Xmen or Shaman.

Want to know more about wedding planning? Check out our Wedding special print edition!

TYT Newsroom

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