Originally Posted by aild
Jenny, thanks for creating this thread! So much better than searching through the other super long Dreams thread. We're getting married at Dreams PV on 10/04/13.. six months!
Since youve been there during the rainy season, can you tell me how hot and humid it is both during the day and in the evening and night? My fiance is pretty worried about sweating and whatnot during the ceremony if he wears a suit jacket. Will it be really hot at around 5pm? What time did it usually start to rain when you were there? October is towards the end if the rainy season, but with our luck, it'll rain on our Las Palmas reception. Anything you can tell me about the weather during September/October would be appreciated.
I was hoping this thread would become a little bit more popular. I found the other thread outdated (not it's fault), but figured it would be nice for us all to have a space to discuss the recent packages/ experiences.
To be completely honest, it is REALLY hot and humid. As the evening comes along, it starts to cool down and the temperature at night is perfect. Warm enough to not need a sweater, but not so hot that your uncomfortable being outside. I don't know if the weather gets any better as the rainy season comes to an end, but mid- September it was really hot. BEAUTIFUL and perfect, but really hot. If it has started to cloud over a bit at 5PM, it will be perfect. I would suggest giving your guests fans or something to cool themselves for the ceremony otherwise, because in the direct sunlight, it is very hot. I wish I could be telling you it will be absolutely perfect, but from our experience, it was very hot.
It rained our second evening there, around 6:30- 7:00 for about an hour. Otherwise, it rained overnight/ into the early morning. As long as you get up after 8:30, you will be fine, and the rain won't bother you. Otherwise, if it does rain in the afternoon, it's sporadic, and extremely brief (maybe 10-15 minutes).
We are planning to have our reception at Las Palmas as well. To be completely honest, even though it's not perfect, even if it does rain, Dreams seems to have a back up plan of putting you in one of the ballrooms, and they are gorgeous. It won't be ideal, but it won't be the end of the world either. However, from our experience, I highly doubt that will happen. It rains out over the water, as the mountains seem to push the clouds out and away from the resort.
I would suggest telling your guests to wear a very high SPF for the first couple of days- I burnt after the first day, wearing spf 40, and it made sleeping miserable. By the third day I was better, but I continued to have a red hue for the rest of the vacation. Wear a high SPF for the first few days, get a base tan/ your skin used to the temperature and then you should be fine. Drink lots of water too- especially at night. It helps offset all the drinking throughout the day. Their hangover drink (clamato juice and corona) really does help. I was feeling really bad the day after our engagement (I essentially drank two bottles of sparkling wine all by myself), and after two of those drinks, I was feeling much better.
Oh, as nice as it sounds, don't sleep with the door open at night. We did our first night and we had so many bugs in our room the next morning. Enjoy the air conditioning and sleep well with the door closed. You can still hear the water crashing on the beach, so don't worry about that. It's just a little bit muffled is all.