Frequently Asked Questions

Hello! Here are answers to popular topics when planning a destination wedding. We are here to help, so please contact us if you have any questions or concerns!


How can we choose between our friends to participate in our bridal party?

Responsible and sober people are the two best answers to make sure your needs are met during your special day. During your rehearsal or sometime before your wedding one of our staff will talk to your Best Man and Maid of Honor and any other people you may like to include of specific duties we will like them to do to make sure your event is executed as planned.

How can I make my wedding different than a traditional wedding?

We will incorporate any spiritual or religious traditions you like to include. We work with a variety of vendors and designers to assure your night is unique to your love story. Just let us know what you like or we can offer a variety of fun ideas and special touches for your day.

As a bride, what can I do to help make the planning process run smoothly?

Communicate with us by phone, email, text, whichever works for you! We are here to listen and carry out your wishes, so the more you communicate with us, the better! Share your vision, thoughts, challenges, family dynamics, budget etc,  and we will take care of everything! We will set due dates for payment policies and wedding decisions to keep you on task and with open communication and adhereing to deadlines, the planning process with run smoothly. 

What are the most popular months to hold weddings in Playa del Carmen?

January thru June & November to early December as the daily temperatures are ideal for outdoor events. July & August are more hot and humid, while September & October are considered hurricane season. 

How can I control by bar cost?
This is an area where you can have a lot of flexibility, however, each venue is may have their own policies. Some options may include

A) Choose a bar level package based on various liquors which are priced per hour per person;

B) Pay "on consumption", meaning we count the drinks your guests drink thru the night and then add the total of drinks at the end of the night and you pay for what they drink/consume that night.

C) You can choose to pay a certain budget amount for the night, so you can say "I want to pay $2500.00 usd for drinks" and then when the total bar prices total 2500.00 USD then we tell you we have hit that limit. At that time, you can tell us to announce to the guests the remaining drinks will be on a cash basis, or you can choose to continue monitoring the drinks and increase the bar tab. We are here to help and make sure you have a wedding to suit your budget, so we can give you many options!
What time can I begin my wedding ceremony?
This varies per venue and season, due to sunset, but typically an hour or two before sunset is a preferred time for a wedding ceremony.
How do I choose a menu?
Restaurants offer a variety of buffets and plated meals to accommodate a range of budgets. Let us know what tickles your palate and we will find you what you desire. Yes, we can find you organic, gluten free, vegetarian and any special requests!
Why should I hire a professional wedding planner?

First and foremost, we are with you from start to finish, to include planning, as well as take care of you during your stay and coordinate your wedding day events until the very last guest leaves. The personalized service you and your family will receive from our staff is impeccable. We save your time and money, we make your dream come true, we do the running around so you can spend time with your friends and family, we negotiate and mediate contracts, we offer timelines and keep you on track on your wedding day, we prepare budgets and assist in making decisions so you have the perfect wedding you dream of within your working budget. This is our job, so leave one of the most important days of your life to the professionals. You should not have to work on your wedding day. Enjoy it and leave the work to us!

Do you offer “day of coordination” wedding services?

My Playa Wedding does not offer “day of coordination” services. My Playa Wedding works with a professional team of vendors, that we we personally know and trust to exceed your expectations on your wedding day. We feel it is a risk to you on your wedding day, as well as a risk to our business when requested to work with vendors we do not personally know or trust. My Playa Wedding has a high standard of quality and we work with a variety of vendors at various price points to assure we can work within your budget. 

Do you offer a ceremony rehearsal before our wedding?

Yes, we schedule the rehearsal the evening before the wedding day, usually before your Welcome Party or Rehearsal Dinner. We ask the bridal party, family members being seated and Officiant to be present, as well as any readers and ushers so all is educated on their duties and order on the wedding day. 

Who should host the Rehearsal Dinner or Welcome Party?

Traditionally, the Groom’s parents host this event the night before the wedding. For destination weddings,  a Welcome Party is offered to all guests coming to your wedding. If you are on a limited budget, then you can host an intimate rehearsal dinner with your bridal party and family members and then go out with friends after the event. 

Can I have a memory chair or area for loved ones who have passed?

 Yes, we can dedicate an empty chair with a rose and/or name during the ceremony or during the reception, we can also decorate a small table with candles and/or photos of loved ones.

Can we choose our own vendors?

Yes! My Playa Wedding works with an excellent team of local and professional wedding vendors located in the Riviera Maya. Once we learn of your vision, we offer vendors to suit your needs and budget, so you can make the final decision.