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For anyone that has recently had a beach front wedding, did you have any issues with the seaweed that has been plaguing the riviera maya area this year? We're planning a beach front wedding, but may change the location if there's going to be a foot of seaweed on the beach?

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I had a beach wedding but since it was the private beach there was large rock between the sand and the water. - ie wasn't the beach where you entered the ocean. Given that, it wasn't a concern for us. Our resort though did a good job of cleaning it away as it was never an issue when we were at the beach using the ocean. They left if on other areas though so I know this seaweed you speak of. I would assume all resorts would be good about cleaning it away.


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What resort are you marrying at? I stayed at Moon Palace in MR and the resort is situated on a cove.. there was a ton of seaweed that would collect and the ocean was almost barely swimable, but the resort staff did a decent job with raking it away.

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I got married right on the beach in Akumal (90 minutes from Cancun). Fortunately, my wedding coordinator has a staff who actually cleaned the beach where the ceremony took place! Check and see if your resort/coordinator is willing to do something like that. If not, I wouldn't really worry -- your location is amazing regardless, seaweed won't ruin the beauty of it all :)

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For anyone that has recently had a beach front wedding, did you have any issues with the seaweed that has been plaguing the riviera maya area this year? We're planning a beach front wedding, but may change the location if there's going to be a foot of seaweed on the beach?

Hey starbx123,

 

we don't get the seaweed all the time in the Riviera Maya, but not to worry ,pretty much all location have their stuff to clean up the beach area daily, more so when there is a ceremony on the beach they would clean it up few times .  

 

HappyPlanning!

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Welcome to the forum starbx123, and Congrats on your upcoming Barcelo Maya Palace wedding coming up!!! 

 

We just got back from a wedding there, it makes an amazing backdrop for wedding photos - as you can see in these magical wedding "moments that matter" Linc captured there: Barcelo Maya Colonial Wedding Album with some samples here:

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Enjoy your research, and all the best with your plans - cheers!!! team MTM :)

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Yeah, the Barcelo does a good job of cleaning up the beach, and depending which beach you're getting married at it might not even be an issue (the far south beach location isn't where the water hits, so no seaweed!).  I wouldn't stress too much about it :)

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It has been an unusualy heavy year for the sargasso seaweed but the resorts do a great job of cleaning up, especially before a wedding ceremony. The seasons are changing, we may see the seaweed disappear, fingers crossed! I would certainly ask your coordinator if they have a plan for cleanup before your ceremony. The great thing is that even with seaweed, the ocean is turquoise and the sand is white and you are in love! 

 

All the best!

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