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where on earth is Valladolid?

It's in Mexico. Make sure you don't end up in this Valladolid in Spain.

Valladolid is a colonial city of Spanish arcades and 16th-century spires located in the Yucatán Peninsula. It's a colorful little town that feels both deeply Mayan and distinctly Spanish.

The town is inland, but is a short distance away from the fantastic beaches of Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Cancún (approximately 1.5hrs by car to all those places).

Still wanna get a better feel of the place? This might help.

 

How do I get to Valladolid?

Here's a 2-step guide.

 

When should I fly over?

Anytime before 21 February would be great! That's when we're having our welcome merienda in Cobá.

If you can't make it that early, then just make sure you're there before 23 February. That's the day of the ceremony and reception, in case that wasn't obvious.

We'll also fill the week before the wedding with a few mini-festivities, summarized here. So try and be in the area earlier than the 21st, if you'd like to join!

Also, you should take time to explore the Yucatán Peninsula, because it is gorg.

 

Do I need a visa for Mexico?

Filipinos

You're exempted if you have a valid visa for the US, the UK, Canada, Japan, or the European Union (Schengen Area).

V. important: If you're transiting through the US, remember that you need a US visa.

Non-Filipinos

You're generally good to go.

More information here.

 

Where can I stay?

Here's a shortlist of hotels in Valladolid that we've put together.

We generally recommend you stay outside of Valladolid (Tulum, Playa del Carmen, or Cancún) if you're coming the week before, so you can see more of the Yucatán and clock in some beach time.

Come stay at Valladolid closer to the actual wedding date.

You can also continue to stay outside of Valladolid, but make sure you're OK with an hour half drive in the dark.

 

What can I do in the area?

Oh mama, heaps.

Here are a few recommendations to get you started.

 

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the wedding

Do I get a plus one?

Chances are, if your plus one is invited to the ceremony and dinner reception, they've already been emailed directly and named in your written Save-the-Dates. Otherwise, we're very sorry but we can only make room for you at the moment. 

We're having a very intimate wedding with only a few guests, each carefully selected. This is partly because of space restrictions, and partly because we don't want to meet people for the first time at our wedding. We do hope you understand. 

That said, you are more than welcome to bring your plus one to the party, after dinner! The more, the merrier. Just let us know ahead.

For more on wedding guest plus one etiquette, please refer to this.

 

What do I wear?

Glad you asked. Dress code is fiesta formal.

What does that mean? 

Essentially, the event requires formal dress that is appropriate to the warm weather and overall feel of Mexico. We also kindly request that you stick to our suggested color tones, inspired by the town of Valladolid. 

Formal dress suggests something slightly less formal than black tie, but more formal than your casual cocktail hour.

He should wear:
A light jacket and trousers. Should you opt out of a jacket, please make sure you are wearing a dressy shirt. Barong Tagalogs are very welcome too. No shorts, please. And definitely no flip flops allowed. 

Here's a very helpful color guide PDF for you guys.

She should wear:
A long dress, dressy suit or formal cocktail-length dress. Again, the dress code is not black tie so try not to come like this. But please don't show up looking like you're going clubbing either. Yikes.

Here's a very helpful color guide PDF for you ladies.

It goes without saying, but we'll say it anyway: please don't be that asshole who tries to upstage the bride by wearing white. Shame on you.

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By when should I RSVP?

Please RSVP as soon as you can. 

If you need to procrastinate, please make sure you get back to us by 10 January 2019 at the very latest. Otherwise, we'll assume you're not coming.

 

What can I get you two as a present?

We fully appreciate how much it costs to get to Mexico from wherever you are in the world. So please know that presents are absolutely not necessary. 

Should you choose to be extra generous though, please consider that we will have to fly all the way back to Australia with whatever you get us. ♡

 

What will the food be like?

Mexican all the way (with some Filipino flavors thrown into the mix, of course!).

If you have any deadly food allergies or restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible, and we'll try our best to accommodate. 

 

Is there a wedding hashtag?

Nah, keep it.

Please tag us or email us any photos and videos you take, though! We'd love to see them. ♡

 
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Have a question we missed?

Please shoot us an email at paulinaandclark@gmail.com and we'll try to get back to you as soon as we can. 

 
 
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