Post # 1
This is the first post I’ve written, but I’ve been a long-time lurker. I’m still considered a waiting bee, because I haven’t officially been proposed to, however, it’s coming in the next couple of months and I’m trying to get a jump start on the wedding plans. I would REALLY like to get married next year, as the SO and I have been together 4+ years, and I’m ready to be a Mrs, but we want to do a destination wedding and give our guests at least a year to plan for the expense. That leaves us with the end of next year, or the beginning of 2016 (depending on when we get engaged).
Have any of you been to the Riviera Maya region near the end of August beginning of September? I’m aware that it’s hurricane season, however, I am willing to take my chances with that. I’m wondering if it’s really rainy, too hot, etc. Also, the SO and I have been looking at resorts and so far I’m really liking Ocean Coral and Turquesa, because it’s beautiful, but also affordable for our guests. Has anyone been married there, been to a wedding there, or been on a vacation recently? If so, thoughts?
Thanks in advance bees! I found this community awhile ago and originally only looked at rings, but have found so much more and LOVE it!
Post # 2
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…
Post # 4
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?)