If you are planning a wedding in Cancun during the months of April to November, then you will be getting married on the beach during the rainy season.
Is this cause for a Bridezilla five-alarm panic?
Not at all!
The chances are very good that the sun will shine on your Cancun wedding, and you will head home from your vacation-of-a-lifetime with a great tan. Rainy season in the tropics usually equates to a short daily downpour and is no cause for concern.
The best thing you can do is to prepare for the inevitable soggy moments, and choosing the right location for your destination wedding in Cancun is the best place to start.
Destination weddings in the Riviera Maya are BIG business, with every resort offering wedding packages and special deals. With so many to choose from, how do you decide what the best Cancun wedding package is for YOU?
Not to worry. We are going to break this down and make it super easy for you. Here is the path you should follow that will lead you to the best Riviera Maya wedding packages.
Search for low season deals in Cancun
When the rain and humidity increase along the coast of the Riviera Maya, the prices typically decrease. Tourism slows down, as do destination weddings on the beach and based on simple supply and demand this puts you in the drivers’ seat for finding great deals on wedding packages.
Your path to the best Riviera Maya wedding packages begins by hunting for those deals.
And how do you do that?
- Search online for advertised deals and incentives at Cancun all-inclusive resorts.
- Work with a destination wedding travel consultant who gets the inside scoop on package deals that aren’t advertised.
- Contact the resorts you like directly and ask them what they can do for you, such as free package upgrades or a guaranteed honeymoon suite (and please get it in writing!)
This should leave you with a short list of great resorts for your beach wedding. A little more digging will reveal the right one for you.
Know the wedding venue’s ‘Plan B’
This is a pretty crucial part of weeding through the muck because although the chances are good the sun will shine on your wedding day, and you will be getting married with your toes in the sand, there can be no guarantees with Mother Nature in the tropics.
The time to learn about your resort’s rainy wedding backup plan is NOT on your wedding day! Ask for the different options available, look at photos of the locations, and search for reviews from former brides and grooms.
For more on coping with a rainy beach wedding, read this next.
Multiple destination weddings a day in Cancun
Yours is likely to be one of many weddings at your resort on any particular day. This can become an issue if the weather turns surly and forces all of the happy couples indoors and undercover.
- How many weddings per day does your resort take as a maximum?
- How many ceremony and reception locations would be affected by bad weather?
- How many ‘pretty’ backup locations do they have to move their multiple weddings to and what is the process of securing your first pick?
- If rain is projected at the hour of your ceremony, would you have the flexibility to move it up or back by 30 minutes to avoid a downpour? (Stalling is one bit of advice offered by The Knot)
The best wedding packages should be starting to rise to the top of the pile by now. But there are still a few more important points to consider…
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More than just beach wedding photos
As professional wedding photographers in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, it is our job to scout out your resort ahead of time and choose the best locations for your wedding photos. Of course, we all aim to deliver magical seaside images, because why else are you coming to Cancun to get married if not for the sparkling turquoise sea and powdery white beaches? But sometimes Mother Nature decides that those pictures are not meant to be.
So now what?
Now we hope that your wedding venue offers lots of other creative locations to take photos!
When you are considering wedding packages, search for wedding photos that are not on the beach. Sometimes just a colorful wall, winding walkway, interesting ceiling, or creative architecture is all that is needed for the best wedding photographers in the Mayan Riviera to deliver creative, artistic wedding photos.
Keep your wedding guests happy
Your destination wedding in Cancun is not just about your wedding day! The beauty of a destination wedding is that you get to turn your wedding into an epic vacation with your closest family and friends. This is a HUGE factor when deciding between the best wedding packages in the Mayan Riviera during the rainy season.
If the rain settles in for a day or two, what is there to do?
What are you and your wedding guests going to do if poolside partying is not practical?
- Is your resort close enough to the city centers of Cancun or Playa del Carmen that you can organize a day trip?
- Does your resort have a kids club, movie theatre, bowling alley, shopping plaza or multiple indoor restaurants, cafes, and bars to prevent boredom?
Ensuring that a rainy day doesn’t mean everyone piling into one hotel room to watch Netflix will mean happiness for all!
(Need help finding a great resort? Here are our favorites!)
Your destination wedding in Cancun can be a great success for everyone, even if it rains. It’s all about choosing the right wedding package from the get-go. Follow these tips and they should lead you to the best wedding packages in Cancun for your rainy season marriage.
Let’s hear it. Where have you decided to get married? Who has the best rainy season wedding packages in the Riviera Maya? Leave your comments below!
And if you are looking for the best wedding photographers Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum, then contact us today! We are Fun In The Sun Weddings, best destination wedding photography in the Riviera Maya, Mexico.