Legal & FAQs – Bodas Huatulco

Legal & FAQs

The couple must arrive at their hotel three business days prior to the legal wedding ceremony date in order to complete the blood tests and process the necessary documents. Saturday and Sunday are not considered working days.

Mexican laws require a Health Certificate for all Legal Wedding Ceremonies. Blood tests are done to determine blood type, HIV and STD status and they should be taken in Mexico.

The “Single Status Statutory Declaration” or “Single Status Affidavit” is a document required by the Mexican government to conduct a legal wedding. It states that you are currently single and have no impediment to get married.

The Apostille Seal is necessary when issuing a document from one country to another for legal purposes. For information on how to obtain the Apostille Seal, please contact the Secretary of State Office or visit:

http://travel.state.gov/law/judicial/judicial_2545.html

Legal Wedding Ceremonies require four witnesses (they must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the ceremony). If the wedding couple provides their own witnesses, these must arrive three business days prior to the legal wedding ceremony date in order to complete the legal document process, which consists of:

  • Filling out a legal ceremony form

  • Presenting valid passport or driver's license

  • Presenting tourist card

 F.A.Q.s or Frequently Asked Questions:

What information should I provide for you to send me an estimate?

 Your name, e-mail address, number of guests, type of ceremony (legal, religious or symbolic) and religion (Catholic, Jewish, etc).

I requested information from you and haven’t got an answer, what shall I do?

Response time for emails is 24 hours or less. Please check your bulk/spam folders frequently as correspondence inadvertently ends up there. Also confirm that all email addresses were correctly spelt for proper submission.

I got an estimate but I don’t understand it —different prices appear on it

Our estimates highlight three different packages that span from a simple wedding to one more elaborate. These packages were created to give couples a general idea of our range of services and how they can be combined or customized. Because each wedding is unique, we adapt ourselves to the preferences of bride and groom. We recommend that you select your desired services and create your own package to be priced.

Several options for the reception are shown separately, what does it mean?

Many options are provided to meet individual needs. As services and rates vary between vendors and venues, we have listed costs separately, for your convenience. Once you’ve chosen a Precious Package and a venue, simply total the amounts for an estimated cost of your event.

How does Bodas Huatulco work?

Bodas Huatulco offers two working plans: One is an all-inclusive package, which includes venue and vendor selection and complete event coordination-- highly recommended for couples who live outside of the Huatulco Bays vicinity. The second option is solely event coordination.

How long in advance should I book my date?

We recommend booking 6 months to one year prior to your event. This will ensure availability of all services and venues.

What steps do I take to book my event?

Inform us of the following: the event date, number of guests and location. Once confirmed, we will forward a contract for your perusal and signature. A deposit of 25% of the total amount will become due in order to book required services.

How many events do you carry out per day?

Our primary goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction; therefore we only commit ourselves to one event per day.

Can I attend an event coordinated by Bodas Huatulco?

Absolutely—we are happy to showcase our services.

What locations do you offer for the reception?

We are affiliated with every 5-star hotel in and around Huatulco. We can advise you of both the advantages and drawbacks of every location.

If I contact a hotel directly, are the prices still the same?

As a result of our strong working relationship and agreements with the hotels and other venues, we are able to secure lower rates for our clients in many cases.

Do you coordinate weddings outside of Huatulco Bays?

Yes. If you are interested in this option, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Why should I hire Bodas Huatulco?

We are a dedicated, professional firm highly specialized in planning weddings. Each wedding is unique and approached in a personal and caring manner. We live through the whole experience with you---and enjoy every moment of it. Our aim is to minimize stress and maximize fun.