Alonso Reyes
Hands clasped by the little finger, her hand with the engagement ring.

National Wedding Month.

February is traditionally known as the month of love because it is the month in which Valentine’s Day falls. This is a holiday that falls on February 14 and is associated with love and romantic affection. It is thought to have originated as a Christian feast day honoring Saint Valentine, a martyr who lived in the third century AD.

Over time, the holiday has evolved to become a celebration of love and romance in general and has become a major consumer holiday.


The wedding is the appropriate outcome of love.

As a result of the association of February with love and romance, the month has also become associated with weddings. National Wedding Month is a celebration of love and commitment, and it is a time when many couples choose to get engaged, plan their weddings, and even tie the knot.

It is difficult to know when the celebration of February as National Wedding Month began since it is not an official designation. However, there are indications that the celebration of National Wedding Month in the United States began in the early 2000s. The National Bridal Service, a trade organization that represents the wedding industry, which includes wedding planners, venues, and vendors, began to promote February as a month for weddings in order to boost business during a traditionally slow time of year. This promotion was successful, and it led to an increase in the number of weddings taking place in February.


Not official but… who cares!

National Wedding Month is an unofficial celebration, and it is not officially recognized by the government. Today, it is a time for engaged couples to start planning their weddings, for wedding vendors to offer special promotions and deals, and for the general public to celebrate the joy and excitement of upcoming weddings.

Additionally, many bridal magazines and websites feature articles and resources for planning a wedding, including tips on budgeting, choosing a venue, and selecting a dress.

Of course, we cannot ignore the selection of engagement and wedding rings.


What do Americans spend on wedding rings?

The average cost of a wedding ring in the United States can vary widely, depending on a number of factors such as the type of metal, the style of the ring, and the quality of the diamonds or other gems used. According to a 2021 report by The Knot, the average cost of an engagement ring in the United States is around $6,351. However, some couples spend significantly more or less than this amount.

Wedding bands typically cost less than engagement rings. According to the same report by The Knot, the average cost of a wedding band is around $1,163. But again, the cost can vary widely depending on the type of metal, style, and any diamond or gemstones included.

It is important to note that the cost of wedding rings can also be affected by factors such as the location of the purchase and the reputation of the jeweler. Couples should consider their budget and do research to find the best value for their money when purchasing wedding rings. It’s also worth noting that the cost of wedding rings is not a fixed number, it can be affected by many factors like the economy, the type of metal, and the location.

Close up of the bride's hand showing the ring.


Why February is popular for weddings?

February is a popular month for weddings due to its weather. This is typically a cold month and many couples choose to have a wedding in the winter to avoid the heat, humidity, and rain of summer.

Additionally, February is also a popular month for weddings because it is a time when many couples are looking to get married before spring and summer. This is a time when many other events and holidays occur, and people may want to get married before the busy season.

In fact, it is a comfortable time of year to plan outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Additionally, February is traditionally associated with love and romance, making it a fitting time to celebrate weddings.


Getting engaged or married in Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a popular destination for Americans to celebrate their weddings. The city is located on the Pacific coast of Mexico and is known for its beautiful beaches, lush tropical landscapes, and vibrant culture. Many American couples choose to have destination weddings in Puerto Vallarta because of its proximity to the United States, the availability of all-inclusive resorts, and the wide range of wedding planning and coordination services, including engagement, pre-wedding, and wedding photoshoot services.

The city also offers a variety of outdoor wedding venues, such as beachfront locations, rooftop terraces, and tropical gardens, that can provide a beautiful and romantic setting for the ceremony. Not only for heterosexual ceremonies but also for LGBT ceremonies. Puerto Vallarta is one of the most popular gay-friendly destinations in the world due to the atmosphere and offers specialized tourism and entertainment services that have been designed for the LGBT sector.

Drone view of a couple on the beach

Why choose Puerto Vallarta for your wedding?

The weather in Puerto Vallarta is warm and sunny year-round, making it a great destination for a winter or spring wedding. The city is also known for its delicious Mexican cuisine, which can be incorporated into the wedding reception for a unique and authentic experience.

All in all, Puerto Vallarta is an increasingly popular destination for American couples to celebrate their engagement, bachelor or bachelorette party, pre-wedding and, wedding due to its proximity, luxury resorts and hotels, range of wedding planning and coordination services, and beautiful outdoor venues. Furthermore, the warm weather and delicious food can add a unique and authentic touch to their big day.


How many citizens of the United States or Canada decide to get married in Puerto Vallarta?

I’m sorry, I don’t have the exact statistics on how many citizens of the United States or Canada decide to get married in Puerto Vallarta. However, it is safe to say that Puerto Vallarta is a popular destination for American and Canadian couples looking to have a destination wedding. According to the Mexico Tourism Board, Mexico is the top destination wedding location for American couples.

In recent years, Mexico has seen a growing number of North American visitors, and Puerto Vallarta is one of the most popular destinations, along with Cancun, Playa del Carmen and, Los Cabos. 

It is worth noting that specific statistics on the number of American or Canadian citizens that decide to get married in Puerto Vallarta are not widely available and would be difficult to obtain. The data on the number of visitors and the number of weddings held in Puerto Vallarta is not published by any official source and is not tracked by any government agency.


Let’s work together on your superb adventure!

Regardless of whether you are planning to get engaged, celebrate your bachelorette or bachelor party, or get married in the month of February, do not stop doing it in Puerto Vallarta. It will be a sensational event!

Contact me to discuss all things documentation related to these events and how you will obtain a professional quality photographic keepsake.

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