According to the Chicago Sun Times- Mexico is leading the pack for Destination weddings.
In a sandy cove along Mexico’s Riviera Maya coastline, Melissa and Michael Brousil exchanged wedding vows an hour before sunset on March 18. The Tinley Park couple had been to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula before, so when it came time to plan their wedding last September, they knew right away that the clear blue waters of the Caribbean would make a perfect backdrop.
“I thought it was so wonderful and different and so much fun,” Melissa said. “My mom and his mom both said it was the best wedding they’d ever been to.”Destination weddings are one of the fastest-growing markets in the wedding industry, said Carol Lekki, owner of Carol’s Travel Service in Orland Park, which assisted the Brousils with their event. The agency has seen such a spike in interest that it now devotes a full-time staffer to handle them and honeymoons.
“More people just don’t want to go through the stress and expense of a big wedding at home,” Lekki said.
At an all-inclusive resort, which is where 99.9 percent of Lekki’s destination wedding couples choose to have their big day, an on-site wedding planner is provided and the reception is simply absorbed into the cost of the stay, meaning guests pay for their own food and drink through their vacation packages.Mexico leads the pack in terms of popular sites…¨