Planning Weddings & Special Events
The key to planning a successful event or an unforgettable destination wedding is early planning, early booking and an experienced company with dedicated planners committed to providing premium vendors, excellent service, and attention to detail.
EMV is a full service catering and event company with years of experience in planning, coordinating and catering to groups who want to celebrate their engagement, wedding, anniversary, birthday, retirement or any other special occasion in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Over the years, we have established wonderful working relationships with professional service providers and can explain your options to help you plan every detail of the event, from start to finish. Our staff eliminates all the running around and allows you, with help from us, to set the tone for your celebration.
Much of our work focuses around Puerto Vallarta weddings and commitment ceremonies. Whether you want a simple beach wedding or an elaborate and elegant wedding celebration in a private villa, we'll listen to your vision and discuss all the details and possibilities with you - so you can have the wedding of your dreams!
We'll handle every detail, including site selection, staffing and management; bridal hair and make-up services; wedding flowers, music, video & photography services; and transportation, security, valet parking and gourmet menus with full-service catering for your wedding reception.
Eventful Moments does it all when it comes to celebrating special occasions in Puerto Vallarta. We'll make all of the arrangements, stay in touch with both you and the vendors throughout the planning process, oversee the delivery of the contracted services, and be on-site to do whatever it takes to make sure your event runs smoothly and ensure that you receive the personal attention you deserve.
Having a professional to handle all aspects of the planning helps to reduce stress, saves you time and allows you to enjoy peace of mind before, during and after your event - so what are you waiting for? Just fill out our CONTACT form, and we'll help you turn your Puerto Vallarta celebration into a magical and memorable experience.
Getting Married in Puerto Vallarta Mexico
One of the first decisions you'll have to make when planning your Puerto Vallarta wedding is whether you want to have a civil ceremony or a spiritual wedding. With EMV, you can have a spiritual wedding, a civil ceremony or a combination of both.
In Mexico, the only legally registered marriages are Civil ceremonies performed by an officer of the Registro Civil, the Mexican equivalent of the Registrar General's Office, and you should begin planning at least three months before the wedding date.
Spirtual weddings are ideal for couples who fulfill their legal marriage requirements at home, or those who just want to declare their love and commitment to each other without the legality of a marriage license.
Whichever wedding ceremony you choose, we've done our research and we can provide you with the information and assistance you need to guide you through every step of the way to a perfect wedding day.
At EMV, each wedding is a unique creation, specially designed just for you - so help us get a head start on the planning and coordination of your Puerto Vallarta wedding by filling out our CONTACT form.
The spiritual wedding allows you the freedom to choose the type of marriage ceremony you'll have, the vows you will be saying, and where you want the wedding to take place. We work with a few non-denominational and bilingual ministers, who have years of experience performing spiritual ceremonies in Puerto Vallarta.
The minister meets with our bridal couples, in person or by emails, before the big day to discuss the marriage ceremony and to listen to your ideas and discuss all the details and possibilities with you. Whether you want a simple spiritual ceremony or a more elaborate and religious one, our ministers will with work together with you to customize your ceremony to make it one of a kind and uniquely yours!
You will receive a marriage certificate authenticated by your minister as a beautiful keepsake. But, it is important to remember that this ceremony is not considered a legal marriage in Mexico or any other country - and does not change your marital status from "single" to "married."
This unique approach to getting married in Puerto Vallarta is not legally binding. It is simply a symbolic celebration of love that marks the beginning of your life together. Just like getting married anywhere else in the world, regardless of the type of clergy performing the ceremony, the couple also needs to comply with the laws of their state and country if they want their marriage to be considered legal for tax purposes, to be eligible for certain benefits, and to be protected by the laws and regulations of their home state. This usually involves applying for the wedding license and taking blood tests, but requirements vary from country to country and state to state. Check with your local city hall for further details.
Foreigners can legally be married in Mexico. The couple must present the following documents and comply with all requirements. The civil ceremony is the only ceremony legally recognized in Mexico. A justice of the peace performs this ceremony.
If you want to be legally married in Mexico, it important you know this procedure will take some time out of your vacation. It is required that you be here at least five days prior to the wedding day. You will also need to begin the paperwork at least three months in advance.
The vows in a civil ceremony are set and cannot be changed. Some do not agree with the traditional Mexican Catholic wordage, believing it is very out of date and sexist. Some couples opt to have a romantic, spiritual ceremony in Puerto Vallarta and get married legally in their hometown.
With that in mind here are the requirements for a Mexican Civil Ceremony
• Birth certificates with apostilles: (a document issued by the secretary of state in the country of origin) Allow at least three weeks for this step. Birth certificates must be translated by an authorized translator in Puerto Vallarta. These must be in Puerto Vallarta one month in advance, to allow time for translation.
• Death certificate of spouse, if applicable with apostille
• Divorce papers, if applicable, with apostille
• Migratory documents (Visas) with translations by authorized translator in Puerto Vallarta or tourist card (issued at the airport upon arrival)
• ID's of the marrying couple (passport or drivers license)
• Blood test and health certificate (the blood tests must be done in Puerto Vallarta where they will issue a certificate of good health) it consists of Name, Blood Type, Syphilis and HIV. This must be performed in Puerto Vallarta within 15 days before the wedding.
• Application for Wedding License. Application must be filled out completely, with witnesses names and all spouse and family information.
• Two witnesses for each, friends or family members, not parents, over the age of 18 with original IDs and copies that must be presented during the ceremony in order to sign the marriage certificate.
An authorized translator in Puerto Vallarta must translate all apostilles.
All certificates will remain in the Registro Civil for 25 years, during which time you may ask for certified copies.
If the marriage is between a Mexican and a foreigner, the latter will have to obtain permission to marry from the Ministry of the Interior through their Immigration Office in town, where for a fee of $200 USD, you will need to acquire a permit to marry a Mexican national. This will take a bit longer and there will be more paperwork to process, so please be prepared and be patient.
Because Canada is not part of the apostille treaty, Canadian citizens have to present certified birth certificates, stamped and signed by the Mexican consulate officer in Canada (be sure to have every document stamped).
Be sure to make a couple of copies of every single document and IDs; Original documents must be presented in every instance.