Post # 1
Help! So me and my boyfriend are not officially engaged yet but were trying to plan as soon as possible seeing as that we want to get married sometime in august 2015. And i’ve been reading a lot on what people have to say of riviera maya… i was so confident and excited to have my wedding in august due to many of my friends have school still or a in college or also some have brothers and sisters still in grade school. But now im wondering if thats worth the trouble of having my wedding in the hurricane season of the peninsula :/ So my question is if i should keep my date of august or should i change it to a different later time? no matter if people have school?
another thing i have family in chicago and my bf lives in new jersey so he has most of his family their and also all his friends … i live in mcallen so i have all my friends here so regardless we have to travel either one of us for the wedding.
Post # 2
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
Just a word of warning: it is EXTREMELY hot in August, and there is always the chance for thunderstorms….every day. My Brother-In-Law 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 SIL
s and Bridesmaid or Best Mans 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
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.
Post # 5
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
We had a Destination Wedding 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
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
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
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!