Mexico Wedding

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Even tho’ it’s so early in the year, and traditionally weddings take place in June, you do need a lot of time to plan such an important event, no matter when the date is set.

So just in case you were thinking about saying your vows in Mexico, or maybe repeating your vows to your loved one, here’s some info you should find interesting.

Make sure you don’t miss the email from a single gal wondering about traveling in Mexico!

Requirements for Foreigners to Marry in Mexico

IMG_0019The prospective bride and groom must have:

Birth Certificate – Original or Sealed Copy;

Picture I.D. – Driver’s License or Passport;

Visa – Given to you on the airplane and validated by Mexican Immigration in the airport on arrival.

Each must supply the following information:

Complete name;




Civil Status (married,divorced,etc.);

Are you divorced or widowed? If divorced, have notarized or legal copies of the Divorce Decree(s); A divorce must be final for a year before you can remarry;

Parents’ Names – And they must match the names on the Birth Certificate;

Current Address for both sets of Parents;

Nationality of Parents.

You must have 4 witnesses of at least 18 years of age and provide this information: Complete Names; Addresses of each; Age of each; Nationality of each.

Have all this information at least three working days before the Ceremony so the judge can process the paperwork, get the license, etc. As always, you can check with a Consulate for the latest stipulations.

Then, have a wonderful, loving life together!

In Mexico, only civil marriage is recognized as legal.

A civil wedding in Mexico is fully valid for legal purposes in the U.S.

Civil marriages are performed by the Civil Registry of each municipality (Registro Civil).


Hi Barbie: If I want to go and spend a month in Mexico to test the waters so to speak, do you have any information on that? I’d be a female, traveling alone – would it be safe? Thx Edna

Hi Edna, Sure – just be careful. Are you extremely careful in New York City, in San Francisco, California, in Small Town, USA? We are. You might actually enjoy it even more if you could talk a friend into going with you!

Get all the information you can before you go. Know what to expect. I’ve receive may email from single gals, and they have been just fine – but, know where you’re going know what to do. Don’t be foolish.

I just got an email from someone who “had a friend” who was in one of the larger cities in Mexico, and were at a bar and decided to walk to their hotel at 3 a.m. Excuse me, but that was stupid!…anyplace!!!

So, the police pulled them over – fined “or robbed” them of the cash they had on them – $55. I’m thinking they were probably stumbling along and were lucky something worse didn’t happen to them.


Anyway… I’ll get off my pulpit and just say – be careful, enjoy yourself – and research, research, research before you go.

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2 Responses to Mexico Wedding

  1. Duane Cox

    January 7, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Just a warning to people who want to get married in Mexico. My daughter and now husband planned a wedding in Cabo several years ago but before they made the trip and said their vows, they found out that if they got married in Mexico first that Mexico actually has the first rights to their estate if something happens to them.

    They got married in a small ceremony (them and their witnesses) a few days before they left for Cabo and still had a beautiful ceremony in Mexico that we will all remember, but their estate is safe.


  2. Barbie


    January 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I did not know that! Barbie

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