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Newbie Bride!! Riviera Maya Summer 2012!!

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Hi Ladies [and Gents?!],

 

My name is Lindsey!  Fiance and I are going to Riviera Maya in 30 days to have a relaxing and well deserved vacation and hopefully pick out a location for our wedding next summer!!!

 

Has anyone gotten married in the Mayan Riviera in the summer time?  I'm nervous about humidity for outdoor receptions and rain!!

 

We're looking at:

 

Dreams Riviera Cancun - top pick!!

Ocean Coral & Turquesa - Where we're staying

Gran Caribe Cancun - Has a GORGEOUSSS Catholic Chapel, where we wouldn't do a Catholic service at the other places.

 

Have any of you gotten married at or been to one of these places?

 

Any and all advice is welcome!  I am so happy!

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Welcome! Try searching for specific resorts and you will be able to find active threads with many past and future brides.  They will be able to share their experiences with you! Happy planning:)

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Hi Lindsey.

 

I think your post is one of the most exciting posts I've read yet!   I'll explain in a minute but first let me say, CONGRATULATIONS!  Woo Hoo! I'm so happy for you.

 

I wanted to let you know that I stayed at the Ocean Maya in 2006 and that trip changed the life of my BFF and I.  We loved it there so much, we quit our jobs the day we got back to move there...lol. My plan was to go back to school to become a Massage Therapist but while I was in school, I met my now FI and moved to his town instead :)  My BFF moved there and lived on the Ocean Maya resort when she moved there 5 years ago.  She now has built a house and opened her own business :)  P.S. She's never coming back to Canada...hahaha.

 

Have you been to the Mayan before now?  It's amazing!!  The last time I went was in 2008 to visit BFF; in August.  The average temp while I was there was 110 degrees (with humidity).  Personally, I love that heat so for me it was a dream.  Not so much so for wedding guests I would imagine.  It doesn't tend to rain that much during our summer months.  Rainy months are from August to October/beginning of November.  It's also hurricane season during that time but they don't see much of those.  There was a hurricane watch when I was there (which of course made me nervous) but it changed course long before it hit shore.  It is quit humid during those times, but can also be cool at night.  If you pick your date between June and beginning of August, I'm sure you'll not only love it, but your guests will appreciate the decrease in humid temps.

 

I'm sure whatever you choose will be amazing.  Can't wait to hear about your upcoming trip!  Oh and if any of your guests are nervous about the safety of Mexico, there a great map post on the forum about how safe it is in that area.
 

Originally Posted by LindseyM View Post

Hi Ladies [and Gents?!],

 

My name is Lindsey!  Fiance and I are going to Riviera Maya in 30 days to have a relaxing and well deserved vacation and hopefully pick out a location for our wedding next summer!!!

 

Has anyone gotten married in the Mayan Riviera in the summer time?  I'm nervous about humidity for outdoor receptions and rain!!

 

We're looking at:

 

Dreams Riviera Cancun - top pick!!

Ocean Coral & Turquesa - Where we're staying

Gran Caribe Cancun - Has a GORGEOUSSS Catholic Chapel, where we wouldn't do a Catholic service at the other places.

 

Have any of you gotten married at or been to one of these places?

 

Any and all advice is welcome!  I am so happy!



 

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Welcome to the forum!  Congratulations on your upcoming wedding.   Most resorts have a lot of shaded areas to keep cooler when the sun is at it's strongest.   In my experience the time of the wedding makes all the difference for comfort.   The later the better.   A wedding representative from the resort should be able to work with you to plan the best hour and location of the ceremony.  In the Maya Riviera, rain is not common during that time of year and if it does happen it is usually short lived.    

 

Warmest wishes,

Lori

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Congrats Lindsey and welcome to the helpful (and oh-so-addicting) world of BDW!! You will LOVE the Riviera Maya! We are having ours at Aventura Cove Palace, but during our site visit in March we looked at several others in the area - though I didn't get to see any of the ones you listed, I'm sure you'll find the perfect one. As the bride above me mentioned, utilize this site for reviews (up in Vendor Reviews) or just through the search option and don't be afraid to ask PLENTY of questions during your visit to the resorts. Best of luck with planning!

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Congrats LindseyM!!

 

2012 is where its at!!! You came to the right place! Everyone on here is so helpful! I know I had a hard time getting started and picking our location. There are so many resorts its mind boggling! Make sure you check out the Del Sol Wiki: http:// http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/wiki/del-sol-photography-slideshows-riviera-maya . 

There are so many slide shows of weddings in different areas on there! That might help you make your decision a little easier. I spent DAYS looking through them all just because I couldn't get enough! 

 

Also you might want to check out the BDW vendor section. There are always some awesome deals for members there. I know my photographer just started an SWEET promo with LeReve! Check it out here: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/thread/73510/del-sol-photography-la-luna-photography-hotel-lereve-bdwf-promotion

 

Happy Planning!

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