If you know anything about up and coming tropical destinations, you’ve probably heard of the bohemian paradise that is Tulum. Located only a 2-hour drive south from the famous Cancún, Tulum shares the same gorgeous Caribbean coast and the same attractions with a quarter of the tourists and twice the coolness. Tulum will always be special to me because it’s the first town I ever visited in Mexico and one of the foundational reasons I’m a Tulum wedding photographer today. For those considering this beautiful location as the place for you and your soon-to-be spouse to tie the knot, I will not be shy in my attempts to get you to decide on this particular Mexican gem. Here are the 5 reasons you should choose a Tulum wedding!
Destination Weddings Can Be An Affordable Alternative
Nobody likes to overspend on weddings. Most brides are always on the lookout during the planning phase for ways to save money on a wedding – I know I was making cuts until the last minute for my wedding. But the best part about destination weddings is they are inherently more intimate. Naturally because of the commitment, only those most important to you are there, which saves a lot of costs you’d spend having a local wedding. Not only is it a relatively affordable destination but it’s also affordable to get to. Cancún is the biggest airport in Mexico, making it an accessible location for a destination wedding, in contrast with a place like Greece. As a Tulum wedding photographer, I’ve stayed in both the more affordable and more expensive options and, to be honest, you’re in good shape either direction you go. Plus, you can binge on the most amazing Mexican food you’ve ever had for half the price you’re used to paying!
Unique Vibe and Aesthetic
It’s hard to pin down exactly what makes the vibe in Tulum so special. All I know is that I always look forward to shooting Tulum weddings because it means getting to experience it, if only for a weekend. Tulum manages to feel both incredibly artistic and chill, providing the perfect escape most people look for in a vacation. A big part of that vibe is cultivated by the boho-chic jungle aesthetic of the resorts, restaurants, and the city itself. That same aesthetic also provides a unique and stunning backdrop for a Tulum wedding photographer, making every ceremony fit for a wedding magazine. Feeling like you’re living your best life, having gotten away from it all, is a draw most people look for in a wedding destination and if there’s one place in Quintana Roo that has it, it’s Tulum.
I’m absolutely an advocate for weddings that look like a winter wonderland – it’s why I jumped at the chance to shoot an Iceland elopement. But, when the majority of people envision paradise, they don’t envision thick jackets and boots, they think of palm trees and clear water, two of many factors that make up Tulum’s idyllic atmosphere. You won’t have to worry about finding the right month or season for good weather like you do for other destinations with varying seasons. The weather in this part of Mexico rarely dips below 70 or above 90 which makes it temperate almost every single day of the year. I’m used to having a particular season to work in but as a Tulum wedding photographer, wedding season never really turns off! If you’re a bride looking for what dates best fits in your schedule, being able to get married on essentially any date is a huge benefit of going with a Tulum wedding.
Excellent Honeymoon Destination
Everything I’ve mentioned that makes Tulum the perfect place for a destination wedding also makes it an excellent choice for a honeymoon! Most people leave wherever they have their wedding for the destination they want to spend their time but Tulum offers a solution as the place that works wonderfully for both! For those who can’t come to terms with the idea of staying put for a honeymoon, Cancún offers inexpensive domestic flights to just about everywhere in Mexico, making it the ideal port of exit for honeymooners. As a Mexico wedding photographer, of course, I could suggest a dozen romantic and gorgeous options within the country to choose from but for those who envision the south of France or Thailand, Cancun just so happens to offers more international flights than anywhere else in Mexico! Convinced yet?
One of the many enchanting aspects of Tulum’s great atmosphere are its beaches, an essential environment for a destination wedding in Mexico. Tulum has the edge when it comes to a few important characteristics of a beach fit for a Mexico wedding photographer. Namely, crystal blue water, and a lush jungle background that makes it nearly impossible to take a bad photo. After my first trip out to sea, I came back knowing I was ready to be a Tulum wedding photographer. There tend to be 2 types of people when it comes to beaches: those who want to sit back in a lawn chair and tan with a margarita in hand and those who’d prefer to jump in the water and soak in the surroundings without a person in sight. Lucky for you, Tulum has both! As a bonus, for the sunset lovers out there, be prepared for a spectacle nearly as incredible as Tulum’s neighbor on the Pacific side of Mexico. For those who want their wedding to come out looking like a commercial for a tropical beach getaway, you will not be disappointed.
Final Tips from a Tulum Wedding Photographer
Ultimately, it’s up to you and your future spouse to decide what location strikes you as the most suitable to have your wedding. For Mexico, I recommend you explore all your options but Tulum never fails to be in my top 3 suggested locations for anyone tying the knot. My advice is to see for yourself because it’s as cheap to visit as a domestic flight from most major cities in the US. In the meantime, for those who have decided on a Tulum wedding, I’d love to walk you through any further questions and be a resource to anyone looking for a Tulum wedding photographer. Fill out a form submission here or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll start a conversation today about your Tulum wedding photographer needs 🙂