Boda maya en Aldea Coba

What is a Mayan wedding? The answer to all your doubts

Getting married is one of the most important decisions in life, as it marks the beginning of a new stage. Therefore, it’s not strange that every couple wants to live this moment in a memorable way, and if that’s exactly what you’re looking for, then maybe a Mayan wedding is the ideal ceremony for you.

Especially if you want your event to be full of originality, beauty, and symbolism. If you’re still not sure what it’s all about, here’s everything you need to know to take “the first big step” in a mystical and exciting way.

All about a Mayan wedding

1. What is a Mayan wedding?

A Mayan wedding is a purely spiritual and symbolic ceremony, which, although it does not require the signing of papers, it offers couples the opportunity to seal their union in front of the rest of the world.

Mayan wedding in the Riviera Maya
Ancestral ceremony in the Mayan world

In this way, the couple celebrates their connection with each other in a setting in which the universe and earth participate. Both come together to bless the marriage.

2. How is the ritual for a Mayan wedding?

In this type of ceremonies, several ancestral traditions and customs are carried out, which involve elements of nature. Therefore, something very particular that you will find during this ritual are the offerings.

Altar durante una boda maya
Altar during a Mayan wedding

Here the altar is filled with the most important elements for the Mayas, such as corn, cocoa beans, petals, regional flowers and other things such as copal, which is used to purify the aura of the couple and their guests.

Also, before joining in marriage, the couple needs the permission of the universe to begin the ceremony, so the shaman in charge of the wedding must ask permission from the 4 elements; earth, fire, water, and air. Which of course is done through Mayan prayers.

Traditional music in a Mayan wedding
Ancestral traditions and customs

While all this happens, the ceremony is accompanied by traditional music where sacred instruments are used and, if desired, the exchange of rings or some other object to seal the commitment can also take place. All this with the purpose of celebrating a harmonious bond full of good energy.

3. What is the dress code for the ceremony?

For those who wish to live an authentic Mayan experience, the recommended garment to wear is the traditional one: a white huipil for the bride and a linen suit for the groom. Although this is not a strict rule to follow one hundred percent.

Vestimenta blanca en una boda maya
Bride and groom dressed in light colors

If you have always dreamed of having a stunning wedding dress, you can wear it without any problem. The only thing you should keep in mind is that both of you should wear white and the lighter the clothes the better, since it is a ceremony that takes place without shoes.

On the other hand, among the guests it is recommended to have a similar dress code, with light and pure colors, which represent the rebirth and purification of the soul.

4. Where to celebrate a Mayan wedding?

Due to the essence of this spiritual event and its deep meaning, this ritual is often celebrated in spaces full of nature, the best places are those where the Mayan culture still prevails, such as Yucatán or Quintana Roo.

Cobá, traditional place for a Mayan wedding
Coba, home of the Mayan culture in Quintana Roo

And among these destinations we find Coba, a town full of an ancestral and mystic atmosphere surrounded by places related to the culture of this civilization, where Mayan weddings still enjoy great popularity.  So you can celebrate the union with your loved one without any problem. 

Moreover, if you want to do it in an environment full of Mayan traditions, but at the same time of modern comforts and luxury, Aldea Coba, Boutique Hotel in the Mayan jungle is the ideal place to hold your wedding.

Boda maya en la naturaleza
Celebrate a Mayan wedding in the middle of nature

Here you can enjoy an incredible banquet based on typical dishes, romantic rooms, wellness experiences and much more. You will see that it is a perfectly designed space so that you only have to worry about enjoying, and that will also make your big day last in the minds of all your guests.

5. Meet Aldea Coba's Mayan priest

In Aldea Coba we have the best spiritual guide to officiate your Mayan wedding; Brother Egilio, our guide in the Mayan culture and in charge of celebrating various ancestral ceremonies such as the Mayan spring blessing.

Chaman expert in Mayan wedding
Shaman Egilio, Mayan descendant

Having inherited from generation to generation the knowledge and wisdom of ancestral traditions, he is more than prepared to carry out the spiritual bond between the engaged couple and guide them on a path full of prosperity. 

So if you are looking to start this new stage of your life with a Mayan wedding, there is no better place to do it than in Aldea Coba. To receive personalized assistance, do not hesitate to contact our direct line 998 342 0198 or, if you prefer, consult more details through our website.

Don’t wait any longer and plan the best moment of your life at Aldea Coba!



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