With almost 350 Hindu ceremonies performed in Cancun every year, Cancun seeks to continue to cater to this segment and therefore invests in wedding certification programs to offer local experts in Hindu weddings. During the second edition of the South Asian Wedding Certification press conference on May 6, 2015, Cancun was named the number one tourist destination in Mexico for Hindu weddings by Dream Weddings Mexico, one of the destination’s top wedding planning firms.
Cancun certification programs will take place July 14, 15 and 16 at Live Aqua Cancun Hotel & Resort.
Brenda Fernandez, CEO of Dream Weddings Mexico and the only India-certified Mexican wedding planner for Hindu Weddings, announced that in the last four years Cancun has become a favorite wedding destination for Hindus living in the U.S. and Canada. This increase in popularity is mostly due to the destination’s beautiful beaches, renowned service, modern hotel offerings, and its broad international flight connections.
According to Fernandez, with the number of certified specialized wedding planners in the Mexican Caribbean increasing yearly, the number of Hindu ceremonies in Cancun is expected to increase 30 percent in the coming years.
“This segment has grown rapidly in the last four or five years, thanks to couples’ interest in Cancun as an exotic destination that fulfills all their expectations, and hotel brands’ increasing investment in the destination weddings market,” mentioned Fernandez.
Live Aqua is answering the increasing demand for these weddings and is in the process of training their staff to attract this wedding niche that can generate between 100 - 700 guests per wedding with an average stay between five and 15 days, and a total cost of $150,000 - $500,000 per event.
The three-day South Asian Wedding Certification Program will host 50 wedding planners in Cancun to prepare them to organize Hindu wedding ceremonies, a training that is being supported by the Indian embassy’s Cultural Center and includes topics such as culture, ceremonies, cuisine, floral design, religion, dress, music, decoration, and more.