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Hi Everyone,

 

I been a lurker in this forum for awhile, reading all about destination weddings. After so many helpful reviews and information, my FI and I have finally booked our wedding at the Gran Caribe for May 16, 2012.

 

We are currently looking at a 4pm wedding, and 6pm reception. Does anyone know when is sunset around that time in May, as I want nice bright picture during the ceremony?

 

THANK YOU!!

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I honestly have NO idea.... BUT..... ask the coordinator who booked your wedding for you!! They will know the best answer to that question!! You could even call the resort itself and ask no better way to find out information than asking the locals!!

 

Originally Posted by mysecreteden View Post

Hi Everyone,

 

I been a lurker in this forum for awhile, reading all about destination weddings. After so many helpful reviews and information, my FI and I have finally booked our wedding at the Gran Caribe for May 16, 2012.

 

We are currently looking at a 4pm wedding, and 6pm reception. Does anyone know when is sunset around that time in May, as I want nice bright picture during the ceremony?

 

THANK YOU!!



 

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Congrats on booking your date!! 

 

According to this site the sun will set approximately 719pm on May 16, 2012.  Not to sure how accurate that is and if thats the time the sun is completely gone or starts setting.

 

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=923&month=5&year=2012&obj=sun&afl=-11&day=1

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Congratulations and welcome to the forum!  4 should be ok 4:30 or 5 may be better.   It will be cooler for you and  your guests and depending on the length of the ceremony if you give you plenty or time for couple photos.  

 

Warmest wishes,

Lori

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Congratulations and welcome to the forums! I see you have already gotten the time of the sunset (7:19) and most of the advice on when to start you ceremony (recommending 2hrs prior)... so no need to answer all of those again! haha 

We do have a Sunset Information here if you want to look up other dates: http://momentsthatmatterphotography.com/mexicoweather.html

 

As well..I thought I would give you a reminder on what the weather is typically like here!

 

 

Playa Del Carmen weather, In our own words:

DECEMBER, JANURAY, FEBUARY 

This is the best time of the year to travel to the Mayan Riviera if you don't like excruciating heat. December and January, temperatures cool down and on cloudless days swimming is just beautiful. At this time of the year you get the least amount of daylight, but Playa Del Carmen & Cancun light up at night so it's not really an issue.

Humidity and rain are lowest during this period. If rain or a cloudy days do occur, things can cool down considerably. It is advisable to take a light jacket with you in order to stay comfortable.

MARCH, APRIL, MAY

Things start heating up mid-February and by April you can be roasting on the beautiful beaches of the Mayan Riviera. Water temperatures have not caught up but outside temps have started to rise.

The "rains" start in April peaking in July-August. This is a wonderful time to travel because after "Spring Break", things calm down until the summer travel season starts in late June. Water temps are warm enough to swim comfortably; it's hot but not "July-August" hot. Weather-wise, it's a great time of the year to go.

JUNE, JULY, AUGUST 

This is the hottest time of the year in Playa Del Carmen, especially mid-July and August. During these months the Mayan Riviera beaches fill with vacationers! 
Summer is also the rainy season however if it does rain, it tends to hit only once a day and for a very short period. Quite often you are happy it rained as it tends to cool things down a little, at least for a short while.

On a cloudless day in August the heat can be unbearable for some people. Shoes are needed because the sand can get too hot to walk on. Even walking any great distance can become a chore. Dehydration is a major factor during the summer months as well as sun-burn. At 12:00 noon you can get burned in 15 minutes without proper sun-block. 

SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER

In September and October the ocean water is hot from the summer heat. The outside temperature drops making daytime temps hot but bearable. Evenings are beautiful and you can still swim at night and be comfortable. This is also hurricane season along the Atlantic coast. Hurricanes or tropical storms can occur anytime between June and December, however the common period is September - November. It is advisable to pay close attention to weather reports during these months.

 

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Thanks everyone, you've all been super helpful. I think my 4pm reception will be good idea given the time.

 

Congrats Acornk, so happy to see other Gran Caribe brides.

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Hello dear

Congrats and welcome to the forum :-)

Sunset in May is around 6:00 so I recommend to starts a little later. You will have enough time to have your ceremony and also take the couple session.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

Aida Navarro

 

Our Team

 

Astrid & Martin

 

http://www.cancunwedding-photography.com/

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cancun-Wedding-Photo/405881376123

 

http://vimeo.com/channels/framesvideoweddings

 

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