Well, according to a private study done by Google and Bodas.com.mx, in 2023 they asked over two thousand real brides in Mexico, and the average costs of a wedding in Mexico is $13,000 US, compared to the average cost of a Wedding in the US which is $35,000 (according to the Knot). At an average $50 US per guest. It ends up being an awesome way of having a dream wedding without breaking the bank. Plus tacos! right?
Keep on reading to find out how much different vendors charge...
Of course the average Wedding in Mexico also has around 200 guests. If you’d like to reduce costs, reducing the number of guests is a great way of saving money, or improving on the day and feel of the wedding.
Here at Wedding Media we specialize in wedding photography and film for weddings of international couples from all over the world, and lots of our clients are binational couples, or couples that want awesome adventures. It’s important when looking for vendors, to make sure that they speak your language and that they communicate efficiently and transparently.
Here's a list of the average costs of vendors in Mexico, and some of our favourite people to work with. Their prices will vary a lot depending on the location of your wedding, on average weddings in Cabo and the Mayan Riviera's prices can be up to five times higher than central Mexico (Mexico City, Oaxaca, Puebla, Cuernavaca, etc).
Here's a few estimates for average vendor prices.
Venues : $5,000 to $20,000 US
Photography: $1,500 to $5,000 US
Officiants: $500 us to 1000 US
Makeup: $500 to 1000 US
Flowers $1,000 to $5,000 US
Planning: $1,200 to $5,000 US
Videography $1,000 to $4,000
Catering : $25 us to $200 us per guest.
There is a vendor for every type of budget in Mexico, all with plenty of experience in the industry!
You can also look in places like Bodas.com.mx where brides give tips to organize their weddings abroad, just make sure your vendors are validated trough real reviews. If it’s too cheap to be true, it probably is! Getting a profesional team for your wedding can make the difference between a dream wedding and a cautionary tale.
Since Mexico has some of the best climate in the world, there’s really not a low and a high season, the busiest months are December and February. (But there is no low season).
You might save a bit on your wedding by booking ahead of time, on a friday and often great vendors will offer discounts when booking in advance.
We hope that these advice help you plan and budget your wedding in Mexico.
Do you want wedding photography and cinematography for your wedding? we make it with love, reach out to us today.
The Wedding Media Team