The Destination Wedding Business

The Destination Wedding Business

Love Mexico Riviera Maya 2014 To Take Place At Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

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Contact: Natalia Bejarano [email protected]


Yucatan, Mexico-May 2014. It is a complete honor to be launching the 6th Annual edition of LOVE MEXICO RIVIERA MAYA from December 8th – 11th, 2014 at the all-new, all-inclusive HARD ROCK HOTEL RIVIERA MAYA, because everybody deserves the Rock Star Treatment! Love Mexico consolidates as the top Wedding and Romance event completely focused on increasing the destination wedding business to Mexico.

Love Mexico as its name stands for, showcases the benefits, luxury and perks that the Mexican destinations have to offer to the North American market. Each year, Love Mexico puts together a network and business opportunity to more than 200 wedding professionals arriving from all over the U.S. and Canada, and 90 Mexican companies or destinations with an enormous variety of properties, services and high end products.

The all-new Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya will be the host venue of this special 6th edition. Out of a commitment to always offer the best of the best, Love Mexico has partnered with the Hard Rock Hotel’s All Inclusive Collection to offer agents and wedding planners a chance to experience the ultimate vacation for guests of all ages. The conference will be held from December 8th to the 11th, providing an integral program for wedding planners and travel agents, so each group can fulfill its educational program in the area they specialize in!

To add to the excitement, this year’s conference will feature a special keynote session with Colin Cowie, world-renowned celebrity event and wedding planner, who has an exclusive partnership with the Hard Rock Hotel’s All Inclusive Collection.

Following the conference, the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Cancun will host the group for a 3-day post tour. Travel agents will experience the Weddings on the Water Travel Agent Specialist program and become a certified WOW specialist, as well as experience firsthand what the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels offer wedding professionals and their clients.

Some interesting wedding industry details, each year 350,000 destination weddings take place in the USA, representing 24% of all weddings. Also from 4 couples nearly 1 has a destination wedding with an average of 86 guests. 30% of destination weddings take place outside the US, being the Caribbean and Mexico the most popular wedding locations.

The average destination bride is 30 years old. 51% of destination wedding couples need a wedding planner and 86% of couples still plan to take a honeymoon after their destination wedding.

International destination weddings last longer, nearly 7 to 10, the international weddings last three or more days,  and nearly half last four or more days. The average spend is $20,890 not including honeymoon, engagement ring or travel expenses.


Love Mexico Event´s Testimonials

Thank you for a wonderful event. This is one of the best industry events that I have been to over my 15 years in the industry. I love the Love Mexico Event!! Thank you for all you do to make this event a success.

Jill Schoenfelder

Travel Designer

Wow – what a crazy, and great, start of the year! I wanted to thank you all so much for such a great time at Love Mexico this year.

Travel Impressions is so happy to be partners with the Love Mexico organization!

We are also looking forward to our partnership in 2014 as well. Look forward to hearing from you and here’s to a fantastic 2014!!!

Sam Combs
Travel Impressions, Sales Senior Director


About the organizer: MEXICOWED

MEXICOWED is a company established in 2008 in order to provide an effective marketing platform for professionals interested in destination weddings. Is the first company in Mexico that specializes in Destination Weddings market and proud organizer of Love Mexico. For more information visit:

About All Inclusive Collection

The All Inclusive Collection spearheads sales and marketing efforts for premier, luxury resort properties throughout Mexico and the Caribbean, including Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic (the world’s first all inclusive Hard Rock Hotel) and three Mexico properties including Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta and Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. These four properties are owned and operated by RCD Resorts under licensing agreements from Hard Rock International. RCD Resorts exclusively contracts the All Inclusive Collection for the sales and marketing of its all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels. Led by Chief Operating Officer Rafael Chapur, the All Inclusive Collection offers a one-of-a-kind, “all day, all night, all-inclusive” vacation experience, and has expanded its portfolio into Mexico and the Caribbean with new luxury properties that continue to shift the sands of all-inclusive. For additional information, visit

About Hard Rock International

With a total of 180 venues in 56 countries, including 140 cafes, 19 hotels and 9 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Seoul, Vienna, Almaty, Anchorage and Siem Reap. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Aruba, Abu Dhabi, Ibiza and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit