Mayan Weddings

Mayan Weddings in Cancun and Riviera Maya.

Mayan Weddings rescue a prehispanic tradition laden with mysticism and a deep spiritual sense. They usually take place in a magical environment, for example, a Cenote, surrounded by thick vegetation, an archaeological zone, hidden caves in the jungle or a paradisiac Caribbean beach.



The ceremony does not have legal validity, but can be a prelude before the official wedding. A shaman will present the lovers to mother earth and the spiritual strength of the ancestors.Mayan Weddings can range from a simple ritual ceremony to a more elaborate nuptial service. These ceremonies are performing in the Mayan language. They are considered serious spiritual ceremonies, and are performed by authentic Shamans who develop an authentic ritual to consecrate the union of the couple. These Mayan ceremonies can be also performed in English.


Based on the Mayan connection with the Universe and its gods, which are described in the sacred book of Popol Vuh, the couple is taken to the four cardinal points (north, south, east and west) to unite them to the female mother land and masculine cosmic energy, symbolized by a central sacred candle.



An altar is created to represent this four cardinal points. Flowers mark these four points and at the altar there are traditional offerings to the gods like corn, beans, rice, and fruit to represent gifts of prosperity and fertility. Before the ceremony, the area is smoked and cleaned with sacred copal smoke at the four cardinal points by the Shaman, and the sound of ritual snails. Family and friends gather in a circle at the altar and celebrate the union of the Promised by giving them flowers, music, food and drinks. Mayan music with pre-Hispanic instruments and snails is played before and during the ceremony.




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Weddings in Cancun and Riviera Maya.

Get married in Cancun or Riviera Maya.

Cancun and Riviera Maya have quickly positioned as favorites destinations for weddings. Both places have a wide variety of hotel chains and beautiful beaches to make the wedding of your dreams.

Weddings in Cancun and Riviera Maya

Most hotels offer the full wedding service, which translate into the complete organization of the event. This way the bride and groom will not have to worry. The beaches of Cancun and Riviera Maya with its turquoise waters and white sand are perfect for a romantic and unforgettable wedding.

Weddings in Cancun and Riviera Maya

Many times, aside of the transfer from the airport to hotel, other transfers are required to bring the guest from one place to another during the event. In this case you need a carrier which has the experience on this type of event with the right staff.

Weddings in Cancun and Riviera Maya

Weddings in Cancun and Riviera Maya

The wedding coordinator is the person in charge of transportation logistics and who chooses the most convenient carrier. Canada Transfers makes available its wedding and groups department to quote the event you plan to do either in Cancun or Riviera Maya.


Getting married in Cancun or Riviera Maya must be through a Civil Ceremony which is the only way to be recognized as legal in your home country. This ceremony is in Spanish conducted by a judge and translated to English by a wedding coordinator. All the weddings certificates performed in the Caribbean needs to have the Apostille Seal. This procedure can be done by the Wedding Coordinator.

Weddings in Cancun and Riviera Maya


VALID PASSPORTS: They are mandatory for a legal wedding to be performed.

TOURIST CARD: The name on the tourist card and passport must be the same.  This tourist card is provided on the plane before to arrive to Cancun’s airport.

HEALTH CERTIFICATE: Is required for all legal Weddings Ceremonies in Mexico.

SINGLE STATUS AFFIDAVIT: The document states that you are currently single and have no impediment to get married; this procedure is signed during the on-site meeting.

WITNESSES: Legal Wedding Ceremonies require four witnesses. If the Wedding couple provides their own witnesses the following is needed.

A civil ceremony form filled out (available with the wedding coordinator)

Valid passport or driver’s license

Tourist card.

Weddings in Cancun and Riviera Maya

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