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#1 Loopy2021

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    Posted 19 October 2008 - 04:32 PM

    Hi all,

    We are looking to get married in Mexico and have narrowed it down to the Riviera Maya Area.

    We are looking at 2010 but are unsure of when the best time of year to have our wedding.

    From yours/others experience what months do you think would suit a wedding, as websites seem to all be giving different information?

    Thanks in advance
    Louise

    #2 jlwhite5

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      Posted 19 October 2008 - 05:16 PM

      i see you're in the UK, so i would say december or january. i think it'd be a nice break from the cold!

      #3 Loopy2021

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        Posted 19 October 2008 - 05:39 PM

        I actually love the heat, I was thinking more. Suggestions of when it would be out of hurricane season but not so hot that I would need to get married in a bikini

        What sort of temps do they have in Dec/Jan?

        #4 MAK

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          Posted 19 October 2008 - 05:52 PM

          Here's a link to a graph of the average temperature/precipitation by month for the area.

          Mayan Riviera Weather Info: TravelYucatan.com

          I hope this helps,

          MK

          #5 PaulSchrank

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            Posted 19 October 2008 - 06:55 PM

            I live here in Playa and have been doing weddings here for 4 years. I think the best month for a wedding is November. The rain slows down and it's still warm. The sea is still warm from the summer. The tourists don't arrive in earnest until Christmas so it's not so crowded. Our tourist season here starts in December and November is at the end of low season. People earn much less money during low season so everyone in the tourist business is eager to please and start earning money again.

            In January and February it gets very windy and it gets cool. When you get both it can be pretty cold. The high winds can make for very challenging conditions for beach weddings. You need some luck to avoid the winds. I've had great weddings during these months. Your best bet is to bring the reception indoors away from the wind.

            March and April are the highest part of the season. Lots of tourists and lots of weddings. The weather is great but you should plan ahead for these months. The more private you can make it, the better.

            We got married last year at the beginning of May. I like May, it's hot but the nights are really nice. May and June are very busy for weddings and these are at the end of everyone's seasons. Everyone is working a lot during these months. Since weddings happen late in the day and the night, the weather is really good for outdoor events. Probably the least chance of a rain-out.

            In July it gets too hot and we usually get away until September. September and October are really nice months here for us, but it rains a lot so it's not so nice for weddings. It's a great time to visit though. Everyone is psyched for the new season and we get some perfect days weather-wise. And there is no competition for space.

            #6 cdc0427

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              Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:13 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by PlayaWeddings
              I live here in Playa and have been doing weddings here for 4 years. I think the best month for a wedding is November. The rain slows down and it's still warm. The sea is still warm from the summer. The tourists don't arrive in earnest until Christmas so it's not so crowded. Our tourist season here starts in December and November is at the end of low season. People earn much less money during low season so everyone in the tourist business is eager to please and start earning money again.

              In January and February it gets very windy and it gets cool. When you get both it can be pretty cold. The high winds can make for very challenging conditions for beach weddings. You need some luck to avoid the winds. I've had great weddings during these months. Your best bet is to bring the reception indoors away from the wind.

              March and April are the highest part of the season. Lots of tourists and lots of weddings. The weather is great but you should plan ahead for these months. The more private you can make it, the better.

              We got married last year at the beginning of May. I like May, it's hot but the nights are really nice. May and June are very busy for weddings and these are at the end of everyone's seasons. Everyone is working a lot during these months. Since weddings happen late in the day and the night, the weather is really good for outdoor events. Probably the least chance of a rain-out.

              In July it gets too hot and we usually get away until September. September and October are really nice months here for us, but it rains a lot so it's not so nice for weddings. It's a great time to visit though. Everyone is psyched for the new season and we get some perfect days weather-wise. And there is no competition for space.
              I am scheduled to be married 10/30/09 in Cancun. I read on the weather channels site that May and October were the best times to visit Mexico. If it rains, does the rain dry up fast like like the Carribeans and don't last long?

              #7 cdc0427

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                Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:18 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by PlayaWeddings
                I live here in Playa and have been doing weddings here for 4 years. I think the best month for a wedding is November. The rain slows down and it's still warm. The sea is still warm from the summer. The tourists don't arrive in earnest until Christmas so it's not so crowded. Our tourist season here starts in December and November is at the end of low season. People earn much less money during low season so everyone in the tourist business is eager to please and start earning money again.

                In January and February it gets very windy and it gets cool. When you get both it can be pretty cold. The high winds can make for very challenging conditions for beach weddings. You need some luck to avoid the winds. I've had great weddings during these months. Your best bet is to bring the reception indoors away from the wind.

                March and April are the highest part of the season. Lots of tourists and lots of weddings. The weather is great but you should plan ahead for these months. The more private you can make it, the better.

                We got married last year at the beginning of May. I like May, it's hot but the nights are really nice. May and June are very busy for weddings and these are at the end of everyone's seasons. Everyone is working a lot during these months. Since weddings happen late in the day and the night, the weather is really good for outdoor events. Probably the least chance of a rain-out.

                In July it gets too hot and we usually get away until September. September and October are really nice months here for us, but it rains a lot so it's not so nice for weddings. It's a great time to visit though. Everyone is psyched for the new season and we get some perfect days weather-wise. And there is no competition for space.
                I am scheduled to be married 10/30/09 in Cancun. I read on the weather channels site that May and October were the best times to visit Mexico. If it rains, does the rain dry up fast like like the Carribeans and don't last long?

                #8 SunBride

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                  Posted 24 October 2008 - 12:38 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by PlayaWeddings
                  I live here in Playa and have been doing weddings here for 4 years. I think the best month for a wedding is November. The rain slows down and it's still warm. The sea is still warm from the summer. The tourists don't arrive in earnest until Christmas so it's not so crowded. Our tourist season here starts in December and November is at the end of low season. People earn much less money during low season so everyone in the tourist business is eager to please and start earning money again.

                  In January and February it gets very windy and it gets cool. When you get both it can be pretty cold. The high winds can make for very challenging conditions for beach weddings. You need some luck to avoid the winds. I've had great weddings during these months. Your best bet is to bring the reception indoors away from the wind.

                  March and April are the highest part of the season. Lots of tourists and lots of weddings. The weather is great but you should plan ahead for these months. The more private you can make it, the better.

                  We got married last year at the beginning of May. I like May, it's hot but the nights are really nice. May and June are very busy for weddings and these are at the end of everyone's seasons. Everyone is working a lot during these months. Since weddings happen late in the day and the night, the weather is really good for outdoor events. Probably the least chance of a rain-out.

                  In July it gets too hot and we usually get away until September. September and October are really nice months here for us, but it rains a lot so it's not so nice for weddings. It's a great time to visit though. Everyone is psyched for the new season and we get some perfect days weather-wise. And there is no competition for space.
                  Thanks for this info Paul! It's good to know. I see comments about "busy season" often posted by other travellers and I never know what to think as you hear different things from different peoples but hearing itWe from a local who is in the wedding business I think we can trust this overall assessment of the seasons. We were actually just talking about this today in the Dreams Tulum closure thread as brides were wondering if November was a really busy month, for Dreams Tulum November was the busiest month of weddings (based on the number of members on this forum, which obviously isn't a perfect representation). Also in Canada, people on travel south between December to March, very few people travel to mexico outside that timeframe so I wasn't sure how the overall picture was when you add in the American and European travellers who might be on different schedules.

                  #9 aimee!

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                    Posted 24 October 2008 - 12:41 AM

                    we are having a january 2010 mexico wedding to take a well deserved vacation from wisconsin weather :)

                    we are also hoping the time of the year will encourage guests to visit the sunny skies too!
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                    #10 Loopy2021

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                      Posted 25 October 2008 - 09:13 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by PlayaWeddings View Post
                      I live here in Playa and have been doing weddings here for 4 years. I think the best month for a wedding is November. The rain slows down and it's still warm. The sea is still warm from the summer. The tourists don't arrive in earnest until Christmas so it's not so crowded. Our tourist season here starts in December and November is at the end of low season. People earn much less money during low season so everyone in the tourist business is eager to please and start earning money again.

                      In January and February it gets very windy and it gets cool. When you get both it can be pretty cold. The high winds can make for very challenging conditions for beach weddings. You need some luck to avoid the winds. I've had great weddings during these months. Your best bet is to bring the reception indoors away from the wind.

                      March and April are the highest part of the season. Lots of tourists and lots of weddings. The weather is great but you should plan ahead for these months. The more private you can make it, the better.

                      We got married last year at the beginning of May. I like May, it's hot but the nights are really nice. May and June are very busy for weddings and these are at the end of everyone's seasons. Everyone is working a lot during these months. Since weddings happen late in the day and the night, the weather is really good for outdoor events. Probably the least chance of a rain-out.

                      In July it gets too hot and we usually get away until September. September and October are really nice months here for us, but it rains a lot so it's not so nice for weddings. It's a great time to visit though. Everyone is psyched for the new season and we get some perfect days weather-wise. And there is no competition for space.
                      Hi Paul,

                      Thanks for the information, its really useful to hear from someone who actually lives over there and knows about the wedding industry. As I said we've had conflicting information from websites, so its nice to have some info from a local.

                      I think we have decided to go for the first two weeks in May 2010, sounds like its gorgeous out there then. We just have to decide what hotel to go with now, there are so many to choose from.

                      Thanks again for the info you've been a great help




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