hi, people get married in Cartagena year round. May and September both fall during Cartagena's rainy seasons, which means it will rain for a small part of the day or night, and it makes the humidity go through the roof. I was in Cartagena in September last year and it was stifling hot and humid and rained during the nights. There were still 3 weddings there that weekend. we talked to some of the guests of 1 of the weddings and they said it rained on them b/c the reception was in an open air couryeard of a house in the old city, but it was so hot that they didn't even mind the rain. they still had nothing but great things to say about the wedding. I just came back from Cartagena this past week (May 14-18) and it rained about 2 of the 4 days i was there (not all day, only portions of either day or night). the streets of the old city were wet and dirty from all the rain water, and parts of the city (Bocagrande) were flooded. it was so hot and humid that it was hard to walk around outside during the day. regardless, there were 2 weddings in the old city while i was there. my point is, people get married there all year round, whether rainy season or dry season, and Cartagena is such a beautiful city that you'll have an amazing wedding no matter what month it falls in. if you have it in rainy season, i would suggest to have it in an indoor salon, not outside. i vacationed in Cartagena 1.5 years ago, in December, and the weather was so pleasant (still hot, but less humid, and no rain, with cool evening breezes coming in at night from the ocean), and that is one of the reasons i chose that month (also, it's easier for guests to take vacation in this month). my guests will be there from Wednesday to Sunday and i would rather have no rain. the only downfall of December is that high season starts the 20th and so hotels are constantly trying to charge me high season prices even though my date is not quite in high season yet.
We got married in February and winds helped keep things cooler. We visited Cartagena to plan the wedding in May and it was crazy hot!
Congratulations!! I suggest May as it is a little less humid than September and probably rains less also in May as it is the starting of the rainy season. Best months are January to April.....
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