How To Plan A Destination Wedding in Oaxaca 🇲🇽
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¡Bienvenido a Oaxaca!
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Find the perfect venue. We got ready at Los Amates and got married at City Centro Hotel.
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If you want to keep things intimate, look for a venue in a quiet neighborhood like Jalatlaco.
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Oaxaca is known for its ‘calendas,’ wedding parades with massive puppets of the bride and groom.
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Good vendors help ease stress. Thera Alta Cosmética is a great hair and makeup crew.
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To keep flowers cheap, ask for flowers that are in season. You can donate flowers to local churches.
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Serenade guests during dinner time with a mariachi band.
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Oaxaca is the food capital of Mexico so focus on the food. Best caterers = Restaurante Catedral.
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No wedding would be complete without mezcal shots. Buy your liquor wholesale at Prissa Gourmet.
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Find a private place to do your first look and wedding party photos. Jardín Etnobotanico is popular.
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Shop local. We bought this biodegradable confetti from Mexico.
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Order ‘papel picado’ garlands to respect the culture. The white paper is traditional for weddings.
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For wedding favors, hit the local markets for handcrafted goods like these ‘alebrije’ crafts.
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Sign legal wedding documents before you arrive so you won’t have to deal with Mexican documents.
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Let your guests know your wedding date a year ahead of time so they can plan their travel.
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Set up local excursions for your guests. Also, let them know to prepare some Spanish phrases.
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Hire destination wedding photographers who know the ins and outs of filming in a new location.
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