Anyone been to the Riviera Maya in August/September?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

FutureMrsGrabs:  not that late, but we got married in the Cancun area last July- the beginning of hurricane season. I was surprised with the weather- it was hot, but it was a very nice heat not super humid and there seemed to always be a little breeze off the water. I never felt smothered by the heat like I do when I go back home to visit in Georgia (although it’s similar temps). There was a little bit of rain, but I enjoyed it as it didn’t last long and really cooled the temps down. We just made sure to pay extra for travel insurance and encouraged our guests to do the same seeing as hurricanes pop up with maybe a week or two notice if your lucky. We purchased through expedia and their travel insurance covered cancellations for any reason whatsoever I think and it was only an extra like $100… 

I would make sure there is some kind of provision in your contract with the venue though about cancellation or rescheduling in the event of a hurrican or natural disaster. My contract didn’t have anything about that and I had to ask them to add it in. Travel insurance is great, but is zero help if your venue won’t alllow you to cancel and reschedule… 

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Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

 

FutureMrsGrabs:  hi just seen your post and had to comment! I was on in Mexico in the Riviera Maya late August a few years ago and there was a hurricane and we got evacuated to Florida!! Massively ruined our holiday so I would really think again about the time of year to go!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Inwas I n the Riviera Maya two years ago mid August for a week, and it was gorgeous! Didnt rain at all, it was sunny and hot but not too hot. But we were on the water most of the time so that could be why it wasnt too hot.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was in Riviera Maya in August for a wedding and it was SUPER hot, so it really depends on your vision. If you want the guys in anything other than linen shirts and pants, and to wear anything other than a flowy light dress I personally wouldn’t recommend it.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

FutureMrsGrabs:  went there mid-late July for my honeymoon. Stayed at valentin imperial, viaited the downtown playa area, very nice. Would go back but would not go in July or August again, too dang hot. I was dragging myself all over the place….the only place I was comfortable was in the pool, where I could swim up and order a frosty drink. 

I had planned my wedding to avoid rainy season as well. We did get hit with a few downpours while visiting chichen itza but it was actually quite refreshing and there was no shortage of umbrellas For purchase. (Tip, if you buy stuff from the artisans you won’t need Later you can always try and trade for something else when you are done with it)

other than the heat I thought it was a winserful area filled with places to explore. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I live a few hours away from Cancun.  My city shares the same weather as Cancun.  The heat index that time of of the year can be no joke.  I would make very sure you watch the weather closely.  When it does get hot its the type of heat that can make you feel nausea and overheated.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m getting married in Mexico (Cabo) at the end of this August and I’m quite worried about this. I think the wedding day could be QUITE hot.

I have been to Mexico in August (Cancun and Cabo) and enjoyed my vacation but I was in the pool pretty much the whole time and that seemed like the only way to survive. Here’s hoping!

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Just a word to the wise – even if you luck out on the weather you might stir up some issues with guests.  I realize it’s destination and people don’t have to say yes, but from personal experience some family feel obligated and are resentful of being asked to go away for a week of vacation and pay for it during a questionable time for weather (they couldn’t understand why not wait until Nov or Jan?)

 

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