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Opinions needed! Riviera Maya Wedding - what's better, June/July or early October?


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#1 1106wedding

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    Posted 22 September 2010 - 01:52 PM

    My FI and I have been throwing out "October 2011" to friends and family as a wedding timeframe for months now. We didn't move fast enough and a friend booked her wedding October 29th. So I feel like the earliest I can do in October is the 1st (or the 8th if I want to push it). I'm freaking about weather at that time. The weather forcast this year is for all rain, everyday. Yuck. Can I really take that chance?

    Soooooo....the other option is to book it for June or July, which seems a lot sooner and a little more complicated in terms of working around existing plans but it's doable if the weather will be more reliable.

    I know there's no PERFECT formula here; I've been on a dozen weather websites to see past patterns. I'm just hoping to get some REAL feedback and hear others' experiences.

    Thank you in advance!!!


    Jessie & Chris 10/22/2011 *51 booked and final*


    #2 jenrick

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      Posted 22 September 2010 - 03:06 PM

      If it were me, I would go for a fall or spring wedding in the Caribbean.  I've been in the middle of the summer and it can be soooo hot!!  It would be hard to be all dressed up in that heat.  The Caribbean is still real nice in the fall or spring and the weather much more bearable.  This is just my opinion though. LOL!  Happy planning and Congrats!



      #3 skadow

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        Posted 22 September 2010 - 04:43 PM

        Check out this Season Guide From Del Sol located here

         

        http://delsolphotogr...asonalguide.flo

         

        They live down there in Playa Del Carman i think and they shoot weddings their every week, so I am guessing they are the experts on it. Its written from the perspective of Matt and Sol, owners of Del So, not just a copy and paste from the weather channel.com or something. This is probably as Real as the Information gets

         

        While I am guessing everyone has their own opinion on whats best,  it really depends what you are looking for. =)



        #4 Dmitri_Markine

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          Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:43 AM

          Welcome and happy planning!!!

           

           

          :D Dmitri



          #5 JanineA

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            Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:12 AM

            Welcome and congrats, it hard to predict the weather and that is always a concern when booking a destination wedding. We chose to go with November so that we were outside of hurricane season and didn't have to worry about all the rain, I got engaged in September and I was in school at the time so planning a spring wedding was just going to be a bit too much for me between studying for my boards and everything. I would say if go with either spring or fall. Summer can be wonderful but the chances of rain are high and the summer heat can also be killer. Good luck with your decision and happy planning!



            #6 1106wedding

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              Posted 24 September 2010 - 01:22 PM

              Thanks everyone, every opinion counts and I have a feeling there's no clear perfect answer. It's gonna take a little leap of faith whenever we choose to do it. I would love nothing more for last week of October/first week of November but with our friends booking on the 29th, it makes it pretty hard. I'm trying not to get upset about it :( There are still options and I'd love to hear more opinions. Is early June safer heat/rain wise than July? 

              skadow - thanks for that webstie link - awesome! I had pm-ed Matt a few hours before you sent that, great minds think alike! It has great information but it's not totally what I want to hear about early October...bummer.


              Jessie & Chris 10/22/2011 *51 booked and final*


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                Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:54 PM

                Congratulations and welcome to the forums! Here is the best advice I can give you... you can look at the weather all you want... but it could rain on any given day! Sure... the weather is predictable during the dry season... but it still rains every once and a while and there is nothing you can do about it. We had a freak rain last for a week this April... and it rained ALL WEEK! So... its up to you. June/July are very hot... and October is much nicer for weather.

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                #8 Matt Adcock

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                  Posted 28 September 2010 - 09:18 AM



                  Originally Posted by skadow 

                  Check out this Season Guide From Del Sol located here

                   

                  http://delsolphotogr...asonalguide.flo

                   

                  They live down there in Playa Del Carman i think and they shoot weddings their every week, so I am guessing they are the experts on it. Its written from the perspective of Matt and Sol, owners of Del So, not just a copy and paste from the weather channel.com or something. This is probably as Real as the Information gets

                   

                  While I am guessing everyone has their own opinion on whats best,  it really depends what you are looking for. =)

                   

                  Thanks for posting this Sara...  you know whats funny,  we have a competitor here who actually copied our seasonal guide... they changed a few things, but totally swiped the idea....  Yeah, its the real deal stuff.  

                   

                  Weather is so so unpredictable here though.... good luck planning!

                   

                  matt
                   



                  #9 Future_Mrs._Warren

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                    Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:56 PM

                    June and July are hott but sunny and October is cooler but is technically hurricane season. I'm getting married in October anyway though!! Good luck on your wedding planning!!



                    #10 Max81amanda

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                      Posted 30 September 2010 - 07:46 AM

                      I have been in June and thought the weather was beautiful!! Planning my own wedding for July 2011! :0)






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