Originally Posted by Tlseege
I was told my dinner time, and I believe Mariah and Cheryl were too (the two brides I've photographed there). But it all works out
For the cocktail hour, the wedding coordinator set aside chairs in the Akumal theater bar area. It was "private" and didn't cost me a thing. Basically, I would just have a common meeting area. Like "meet at such and such bar at 5:30pm for cocktails before dinner"
I requested my times for ceremony and dinner and luckily they fit in fine so Jazmin accepted them.
Ceremony 2pm Tulum Gazebo
Dinner 6-8pm Gran Tortuga (did speeches here too)
Private poolside reception (8-11pm)
I was a little worried about the time between the ceremony and dinner being too long but i didnt want to eat too early as i wanted the dinner to flow into the reception. We arranged to meet our guests in the Bar Akumal (in Tulum section) for drinks after our photographs. We were in there for a few hours but it was really nice. It gave us time to take it all in, mingle with all of our guests (which we did not have as much chance to do at dinner & reception as I was dancing all night) and of course spend time together with my new husband (which I recommend). Anyway the time flew by and we were soon off for our dinner so these timings suited us great.