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Planning Your Jewish Wedding in Mexico

By: Weddings by Velas Resorts / 20 Feb 2020
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Have you just said, "I Do" and are looking for the best wedding venues in Mexico to host your Jewish wedding with style and class? 

Mazel Tov!

Enjoy a few tips from our wedding experts for planning the wedding celebration of your dreams!


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Select the Perfect Date & Location

As you know, Jewish weddings are not traditionally held on Shabbat or on a Jewish holiday such as Yom Kippur or Rosh Hashanah. Once you've found the perfect date on the calendar (or maybe even a backup option), it's time to pick the wedding venue. 

The long stretches of tropical coastline in Mexico create some of the most gorgeous wedding venues in the world. Among the best destinations are Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. These paradise locations offer landscapes, sunsets, exciting activities, exclusive services to suit any budget and everything you will need to celebrate your new life together.  


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Reserve the Rabbi or Officiant

Once you‘ve secured the date and venue, make sure that you contact the rabbi or officiant of your wedding to ensure they're available on your date. 

It‘s important to give the officiant plenty of notice, especially if you'd like them to fly to your destination wedding venue. We recommend giving the officiant at least a year in advance to plan their schedule around your big day. 

While you are discussing dates, make sure to talk with him about the Jewish traditions that you'd like to have included in your ceremony. 


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Choosing the Chuppah

The Jewish Chuppah is the canopy that covers the bride and groom during the ceremony. It's a traditional sacred space for the bride and groom that's open on the sides to allow guests to witness the union. 

The Chuppah symbolizes the new roof over the family that is about to be formed.

Customize the Chuppah according to your taste. You can choose to cover it with flowers or add personal touches that represent your union. Take time to design the Chuppah you'd to make your memories underneath. 


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Jewish Wedding Traditions

Jewish weddings are characterized by the variety of ceremonies, traditions, and customs celebrated - from the classic cup that breaks under the Chuppah to the type of Ketubah.  

Of course, not all traditions are for all couples, so talk with your Rabbi or officiant about which traditions you‘d like to be included in your wedding.


Order the Ketubah for your jewish wedding in los cabos


Order the Ketubah

The ketubah is not only the marriage certificate at Jewish weddings, but it‘s also become a piece of art for the bride and groom. 

It's not uncommon for a couple to hire artists to create a truly remarkable ketubah. If this is your idea, consider the time it will take for the artist you choose to design your ketubah. It's worth investing time and money in this. 


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Gift Idea For Your Guests: Personalized Kippot

Create a customized kippah for an added touch of fun on your wedding day. Embroider the date and use your wedding colors. It's a gift that your guests can use during your celebration and then enjoy for many years to come. 

Use this guide as a starting point to begin designing the most beautiful Jewish wedding in Mexico. If you have questions, you can save time and energy by hiring one of our seasoned wedding planners at Velas Weddings. 

Our weddings experts have years of experience planning Jewish weddings in some of the most gorgeous destinations in Mexico. 

At Velas Weddings, we have various unique and beautiful venues, as well as services and amenities to fulfill all of your wedding ideas and desires. 

Let's create the wedding of your dreams together! 

Our luxury venues at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Casa Velas, Velas Vallarta, Grand Velas Los Cabos and Mar del Cabo have breathtaking settings to celebrate truly spectacular wedding. 

Check the availability of your date below and a wedding planner will contact you to begin planning the most important day of your romance. 

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