Five Legal Requirements You Should Know About Your Destination Mexico Wedding

I was recently in Hawaii and every day I saw a different bride and groom at the resort. I assume not everyone was a local and that many people were there for a destination wedding. Not long after my trip I got my invitation for a college friend’s wedding in Mexico. And I have to admit an escape to Mexico in October when Seattle is gloomy and rainy is very tempting. So while I began contemplating spending time in the sun in October, I became curious. What are the legal requirements for getting married in Mexico? While I am not listing all the requirements, I am listing the most interesting. If you are planning a Mexico wedding you should definitely look up all the requirements or consult with an expert.

  • There are 3 types of wedding you can have in Mexico. Religious, Symbolic, and Legal. Each has different requirements. Make sure you know what you are getting.
  • All documentation must be translated into Spanish. This means your birth certificate and all other required documents.
  • You will need a blood test.
  • If you are a divorced man you do not need documentation, but a divorced woman does.
  • You need 4 witnesses

These are only few, so do your homework before you decide to have destination wedding in Mexico or anywhere.


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