Can you do weddings in Yucatán? We tell you everything about it! 👰
We know that due to the current situation of COVID-19, many couples had to postpone their wedding for the following year. However and as the situation improves, little by little the world has begun to reactivate, allowing us to celebrate that special moment once again.
Here are the protocols to follow to ensure that your wedding in Yucatan is not only emotional but also safe for all your guests.
When can weddings be held in Yucatán?
Weddings in Yucatán will be possible starting May 15, 2021!
We are very excited to share with you that with the change to a yellow traffic light in the state, Weddings and Social Events will be allowed as of Saturday, May 15, as part of the first phase of the reopening of economic activity in Yucatan.
More information about events in the new normality can be found here.
Although the current situation has discouraged many couples around the world who were looking forward to the wedding of their dreams, with these new changes in the state of Yucatan, it will be possible to continue celebrating together.
The pandemic has made many things reinvent themselves and the wedding industry is one of them. Every day we are faced with new challenges that the world of social events has to face and Yucatan is a state prepared with all the measures to receive couples who wish to live new experiences in this new normality. It is time to give it a 180-degree turn and make our creativity explode!
The time to plan your wedding is NOW!
With this wonderful news we say yes to planning that special moment. Whether you decide to celebrate your civil wedding in a hacienda or on a beach, even if you want a mystical celebration, like a Mayan wedding in the privacy of a cenote, we tell you all the necessary hygiene measures for you to celebrate safely in this «new normal».
What are the hygiene measures for weddings in Merida in 2021?
The wedding of your dreams will be possible, of that we have no doubt, but we also want you to be aware of all the things you should take into consideration to make your event successful and worry-free.
We share with you the basic measures of health and safety protocol that you must follow so that you can safely enjoy your wedding in Merida:
- Wear masks
- Use social distancing (stay at least 6 feet away from others).
- Frequent use of antibacterial gel with 70% alcohol.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Likewise, if you are in search of the providers that will accompany you during that time keep in mind that they must have the Yucatan Certificate of Good Sanitary Practices, granted by the Secretary of Tourism Development (SEFOTUR).
Example of the Certificate of Good Sanitary Practices
What restrictions are there for my wedding in Yucatan after 2020?
Now that events can be held again, it’s time to have the wedding you’ve been waiting for so long, and since we want you to experience it in a safe way, we share with you that, according to the guidelines implemented by the Government of the State of Yucatan for the staggered economic reactivation, weddings must follow the following conditions:
Considerations for closed places in Mérida in 2021
- The maximum capacity of attendees for closed spaces will be 100 people, as long as it does not exceed 30% of the allowed capacity of the place;
- The event will last a maximum of 4 hours;
- Live music and dance floor won’t be allowed
- Tables in closed spaces will have a distance of 2 meters;
- The number of chairs per table will be a maximum of 4 to 6 people.
Considerations for open spaces in Mérida in 2021
- The maximum capacity of those attending the event for open spaces will be 200 people, as long as it does not exceed 30% of the allowed capacity of the place;
- You can have live music, with an exclusive place for the group with a maximum of 6 people
- Dance floors will not be allowed.
Other guidelines for weddings in Mérida in 2021
- Access will not be allowed to a person with a temperature equal to or greater than 37.5 ° C;
- The venue must be frequently disinfected
- It is recommended that each attendant must have a replacement mask
- The curfew at 11:30 p.m. is mandatory for everyone.
- It is recommended to have an event organizer, who can verify the cleaning and disinfection of each place.
Official Protocol for Social Events in Yucatán 2021
If what we have already mentioned is still not enough to make you feel comfortable, we invite you to consult the detailed guidelines for social events in Yucatan by clicking on the following link:
Catholic weddings in Mérida. The new normal 2021
If you want to celebrate your catholic wedding in Merida, please note that since September 2020 religious services have resumed, so basic precautionary measures must be followed, as well as the following restrictions:
- The capacity of attendees will be reduced to 30% of the allowed capacity
- The greeting of peace is suspended;
- The sacred host will be delivered into the hands of the parishioners;
- People with a temperature equal to or greater than 37.5ºC will not be allowed to enter
- You can ask your Wedding Planner for advice to help you with the procedures and requirements that each church requests.
Civil weddings in Mérida in the new normal
With the resumption of social events and Catholic weddings in Mérida, civil ceremonies can now take place. We recommend that you ask your Wedding Planner for help so that she can consult directly with the Civil Registry offices what are the requirements for civil weddings in this new normality.
Or if you wish you can request the assistance of a judge at the place where you will celebrate your wedding, following of course all the precautions for a risk-free celebration.
Recommended places for your wedding in Yucatán
If you are starting with the planning of your wedding in Merida, we recommend choosing an outdoor space so that the healthy distance between you and your guests is followed.
You can celebrate your wedding in one of the emblematic Haciendas of Yucatán, such as Sac Chich, Tekik de Regil, or San José Cholul, to frame that moment with extensive gardens and avant-garde and traditional architecture.
Or if you are a more of a daring couple, you can get married in a cenote! One of the most ideal places to celebrate an intimate wedding! Its turquoise blue waters, the variety of fauna and flora found in the place, as well as the mixture of sounds, will be the perfect setting for your wedding.
What will banquets be like at weddings?
According to the official protocols, self-service banquets such as the buffet and the candy table are not allowed, so we recommend a three-course banquet, just make sure that your provider has the certificates we mentioned before to guarantee they are able to handle food with care.
Also, remind your guests that they will not be able to share any utensils among themselves, your banquet is the one that must provide each guest with everything they need and following the sanitation measures.
Candy tables are allowed as long as you have a staff to distribute them, this in order to avoid concentrations of people, but if you do not feel confident to opt for the candy table, do not worry! Everything has a solution, we recommend the option of giving your guests individual desserts in sealed packages.
Now, get ready to celebrate your wedding in Yucatan in the new normal!
Love is NOT canceled
It is normal that in situations like this we feel a little sad because it was probably not what you had planned at the beginning, however, we are sure that with this good news in the state of Yucatan, following the security protocols and taking the necessary precautions to protect each of the guests, as well as you and your partner, your wedding can still become an unforgettable moment.
Talk to your Wedding Planner and your trusted suppliers to creatively adapt the planning of your wedding in Yucatan. We are on the right track, every day we make significant steps forward so that all couples who had to postpone their events, can continue to create stories and celebrate the wedding they have always dreamed of.
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