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Eloping in Mexico - Destination Wedding Mexico

With a white sandy coastline and turquoise-coloured waters, with some of the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches and vast Biodiversity; it’s no wonder more than 5500 people get away to be married in Mexico each year!

What do you need to know and do to get married in Mexico or on one of these incredible beaches?

It’s so much easier than you think!

There are no permits required and no extra fees to get married on the beach in Mexico.

My personal advice for beach weddings- get married at sunset!

The sunset ceremonies are absolutely picture-perfect and each and every one is a little gift from above.


First, you need to decide what type of wedding you will be having....

Symbolic or Civil?

Not exactly sure what the difference is between a symbolic and civil ceremony?

A civil ceremony is legal, in that the marriage is officially recognized by the government.

A symbolic ceremony is NOT a legally recognized marriage. Instead, it’s essentially a commitment service.

Civil Weddings

-You need to apply for your marriage license.

-You can start the application online


The marriage license fee costs approximately $30 and takes anything from half an hour to a few days to bear fruit. For applicants marrying Mexican nationals, an additional $200 may be applicable. Following the civil ceremony, you will get a marriage certificate that will be recognizable even in the US.

The Blood Test

Every state in Mexico requires a blood test before marriage, and SOME also require chest x-ray too. Why? These tests are for the purpose of detecting syphilis and HIV. You must pass these test with the all-clear in order to be allowed to get married in Mexico


- Now that you know WHERE you want to say “I do”, you need to find yourself an officiant.

Now it's time for all the fun!  Once you get your marriage license, it’s smooth sailing from here...

Symbolic Weddings

Choosing a symbolic ceremony will leave you with far less stress. You essentially don't have much to prepare... Find the most incredible location that has meaning for the two of you. Share your vows, love and commitment to each other! You can still choose to find an officiant.


Believe it or not, at the end of your wedding day, you walk away with a husband (or wife) and your perspective of the memories.

The flowers wilt, The cake gets eaten, And your dress gets cleaned and boxed up.

By hiring a photographer/videographer, you can preserve those memories, and all the little moments you may not have caught throughout the day.


I am the photographer and videographer at GabbiiGoose.  I have been in business for over 7 years and photographed over 50 weddings, ranging from 2 to 250 people. I also served over 20 families each year!

In addition to my photography and videography, I have an Interior Design Diploma and am highly skilled in Graphic Design, where I work online through my site and Fiverr.


You have several options when it comes to the details, but here's what I recommend. Even if it’s just the two of you and you choose to keep it intimate, consider a small bouquet for your pictures and a cake to celebrate your special day together!

Some of the most beautiful cakes and bouquets I’ve seen have come from the local business owners that do this every day because they LOVE what they do.  They have such a passion for their industry and it shows with every customer they serve.

Support Small... Support Local...

Here's an example of some of the packages I will be offering as of late 2023.

Unicorn Elopement is perfect for couples that would like a destination wedding/elopement, and do not have a preference for a time or location for the event to take place.

We will allow up to 8 people total including the Bride and Groom.

Any events with more than 8 people need to be booked through a different plan.

$1500  Unicorn Elopement - Just me and you

The package includes an Officiant for a simple civil ceremony

No advance time is assigned prior to 72 hours (3 days) of the event limited public access locations or state parks w/entry fee.

Subject to availability on the requested date and time Sunrise ceremonies are not available at this rate.

Sunset availability is rare during wedding season (May - mid November)

Officiant Entry fee to State Parks will be included on invoice Filing of the marriage license.

We will book elopements in Mexico.

Please check for availability

Payment in full is required unless other services are booked or arrangements made, ​Add a Sand Ceremony for $150 Add Shell Blessings for $200 Add ceremony photography for $350 Add ceremony and after ceremony photoshoot for $500

Add ceremony Videography for $400

Add ceremony and Cinematic film for $1250 ​  Photography and Videography details includes delivery of photos w/ rights to reprint from GabbiiGoose. All photos are shot in JPEG - RAW format delivered within 2 weeks.

10 photos edited by email within 24- 48 hours for weekday events and 48-96 hours for weekend events.

Please advise your guests and family members to stay in one location and not move around the ceremony area to take pictures - this is the photographer's job.

There will be no additional fees for pro edits. This can include removal of people from the waves or beach, wet spots off of the groom's shirt, exposed bra straps, beads of sweat from faces, lighten or darken as needed, levelling the waterline etc.

Contact form to Book your Date in Mexico


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