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#1291 ErikDaGenErik

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    Posted 04 December 2008 - 05:15 AM

    hi! we're having a ceremony at 2pm and this is how our day looks so far:

    2pm - 3pm Catholic Ceremony (full mass for an hour)
    3pm - 4pm Pictures formal and candid at Chapel Gazebo and wedding party
    4pm - 5pm Photo session with newlywed bride and groom (this may overlap with the previous photo sessions
    5pm - 6pm Cocktail Hour at Chapel Garden or Terrace
    6:30 Full Reception and party at Ballroom (we're giving people 30 minutes to change for teh reception and/or walk to ballroom.

    we were going back and forth debating whether to have teh ceremony at 2pm or 3pm, but decided with 2 pm so our day is not so packed together just in case we need more time for pictures.

    most of the receptions ive been to have an average of 2 hours between ceremony and reception. this is also the max # of hours guests should wait for teh reception, per Brides Magazine.

    hope this helps!

    #1292 nibsmom

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      Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:48 PM

      Yeah, I was thinking the only way to work with this is to have some kind of a gap...I just kind of wanted everyone to stay dressed up for the wedding...so that way I could stay in my dress too!!! LOL!

      #1293 KLO

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        Posted 04 December 2008 - 07:23 PM

        I'm just packing my last minute stuff...I hope I don't forget anything. We leave in the morning, really early in the morning! I'm so excited and I can hardly wait. I will let you all know how it went when we return.

        #1294 nibsmom

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          Posted 04 December 2008 - 10:58 PM

          ohh! Have fun! I'm so excited for you!!!

          #1295 ErikDaGenErik

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            Posted 05 December 2008 - 03:13 AM

            have a wonderful wedding day KLO!!!!

            #1296 SunnyBride

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              Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:09 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by ErikDaGenErik
              hi! we're having a ceremony at 2pm and this is how our day looks so far:

              2pm - 3pm Catholic Ceremony (full mass for an hour)
              3pm - 4pm Pictures formal and candid at Chapel Gazebo and wedding party
              4pm - 5pm Photo session with newlywed bride and groom (this may overlap with the previous photo sessions
              5pm - 6pm Cocktail Hour at Chapel Garden or Terrace
              6:30 Full Reception and party at Ballroom (we're giving people 30 minutes to change for teh reception and/or walk to ballroom.

              we were going back and forth debating whether to have teh ceremony at 2pm or 3pm, but decided with 2 pm so our day is not so packed together just in case we need more time for pictures.

              most of the receptions ive been to have an average of 2 hours between ceremony and reception. this is also the max # of hours guests should wait for teh reception, per Brides Magazine.

              hope this helps!
              Hi Joy,

              How long are you reserving the ballroom for? Are you planning on having your guests stay there for the whole night, or moving over to the disco at some point? We are also booking into one of the ballrooms for a private function, and I want to start all the dances there, but I can't decide if we should pay extra and stay there all night or just book it for about four hours. I know if you book an outdoor location you have to close it down by 10:30, but just wondering what other people in indoor locations are thinking...

              #1297 ErikDaGenErik

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                Posted 06 December 2008 - 01:26 AM

                Hi SunnyBride! We're planning on staying there for 4 hours only. If more people go (like 100) then I will pay for 1 hour extra. Dinner and dancing is good for 4 hours i think...especially since we won't have a big group.

                We want to do a group activity the next day so i dont want people too tired. if we decide to go to teh disco then disco it is in the wee hours! =)

                #1298 ErikDaGenErik

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                  Posted 06 December 2008 - 03:44 AM

                  hi ladies! Maribel, my WC in Cancun, has been very helpful in sending and answering my questions. I am very concerned of how the Catholic Ceremony will be and she sent me a copy of what a ceremony there would be like. It's a trypical Catholic Ceremony as you would have here. I just want to share it for those wondering what a traditional wedding would be like.

                  I asked the priest from Moon Palace who will be preciding our wedding, Father Pierre Gourard, if we could include some traditions from our culture and he said yes. We met with our local priest who will be helping us customize our ceremony with readings and psalms.

                  Maribel said once we finalize the ceremony program, we send a copy to her and the priest so they could arrange and practice the sequence of the program. That's how they'll know what to do on the day of the wedding.

                  Hope this helps some of you who are choosing the Catholic Ceremony route. The document is below and available for you to view/download.

                   

                   

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                  #1299 cutierosie

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                    Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:12 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by KLO
                    I'm just packing my last minute stuff...I hope I don't forget anything. We leave in the morning, really early in the morning! I'm so excited and I can hardly wait. I will let you all know how it went when we return.
                    Hey KLO, I know you have been debating between beach and gazebo wedding, but I think that whatever you chose will be great. I can't wait to see your pictures and hear all about it. Hope you have a stress free beautiful wedding!

                    #1300 SunnyBride

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                      Posted 07 December 2008 - 09:09 PM

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                      Hi Joy,

                      How long are you reserving the ballroom for? Are you planning on having your guests stay there for the whole night, or moving over to the disco at some point? We are also booking into one of the ballrooms for a private function, and I want to start all the dances there, but I can't decide if we should pay extra and stay there all night or just book it for about four hours. I know if you book an outdoor location you have to close it down by 10:30, but just wondering what other people in indoor locations are thinking...
                      Thanks Joy! That definitely helps. It's good to get an idea of what other people are doing... So, if you end up going to the disco later, will you keep your dress on? For the other brides-to-be, are you planning on wearing your wedding dresses to the disco later? I can't decide if I should change or not.

                      Do you know what you're planning for a group event? We were thinking about choosing one of the free tours and doing that with everyone, but I'm not sure. On the Knot, they suggest not doing anything that would take more than three hours, and I think a lot of the tours take longer than that...




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