When is the best time to have a wedding in riviera maya mexico??????

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

ladybabu:  Can you move it up to sometime in June?  I’m having my wedding the 3rd week in June in Cabo.  My fiance is a teacher and the school year ends the week before and I wanted it as early as possible because the weather just gets hotter and hotter as the days go by during the summer.  I read that hurricane season in Riviera Maya is from June to November and on tripadvisor they said that the maximum hurricane activity is between August and October, so if maybe it won’t be so bad in June.

Post # 3
236 posts
Helper bee

Just a word of warning: it is EXTREMELY hot in August, and there is always the chance for thunderstorms….every day.  My BIL got married there and the family was rather annoyed at having to go down to Mexico during summer months, and they struggled while they were there.  Any time they were not in the pool or in air conditioning they were uncomfortable and some people got heat stroke.  Also, my SILs and BMs hair and make up melted in the heat so many pictures are less than ideal.  The guests were sopping wet at the reception…

Post # 4
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

What about November? We had ours around the November school break and it worked out. By then you are mostly out of hurricane season and rainy season for the most part – only issue is the sun sets a lot sooner than earlier in the year but if you have it earlier in the day, you should be good. We just had to have ours at 4:00 (sun sets at 5) as that was the earliest we could at the venue we chose.


Good luck!

Post # 5
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We honeymooned in the Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen) in late October 2013 – during hurricane season. We risked it and got lucky and there wasn’t a hurricane, but we did get rain on and off throughout the week (but that’s typical in most tropical areas) and the last day we were there it rained most of the day but we were tired anyways and we just lounged around all day. It’s a really beautiful place and we saw many weddings throughout the week. I can see why you would be nervous about it though, it’s definitely risky. You’re pretty limited with the Caribbean at that time because it’s hurricane season in the entire area. Have you looked into Aruba? They are outside of the hurricane belt. It will be hot and humid, but Aruba is absolutely beautiful as well!

Post # 6
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We had a DW wedding the first week of July in the Riviera Maya.  The first day felt hot and humid because it sprinkled with rain for about 2 hours.  We got used to it pretty quickly and had our wedding outside under a gazebo at 5 pm. Our pictures were outside and after that for two hours before the reception.  Because of the light at that time, the pictures turned out fabulous.  It didn’t rain for the rest of the two weeks we were in the RM. 

We are from the west coast of Canada by the way and not used to hot climates and we were just fine.  

Post # 7
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I live in Mexico at the moment (though not on the Riviera Maya) and I’d say that November through to April is probably best as far as avoiding rain goes. January’s great as is February.

Post # 8
92 posts
Worker bee

We went to riviera maya last march during spring break. Our resort was adult and couple only and it wasn’t that busy and the weather was beautiful. While we were there a wedding did happen.

Post # 9
2383 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

ladybabu:  I would try to move it up closer to the beginning or right before hurricane season. We got married just outside of Cancun almost 2 yrs ago in July. People were telling us it was a horrible time to do it, we just made sure to purchase really good travel insurance, made sure our butts were covered with venues via contracts & weather/cancellation clauses.. It all turned out great, the weather was wonderful, and although it did rain a few days they never lasted longer than an hour or two… 

It was hot & humid for sure, but we are from GA and it was nothing compared to the heat & humidty there in July! My only real complaint was that I couldn’t wear my hair down or curly because of the humidty it would have looked horrible!

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