Can someone give me a time frame for a 4pm ceremony?? I am having my pictures done before with my groom so that we can attend the cocktail hour but I'm still not sure how much time to allot afterwards for group pictures...I've seen 30 min which would be perfect but I'm not positive. I have my photog for 5 hours, I'm thinking of having him get there at 2 then be there an hour into the reception...thoughts??
Here is what we did :
10 AM - Breakfast with my family & the girls
11:30- Hair & Makeup ( I was VERY happy I booked early my hair was very detailed and took over 2 hours to do).
2:30- Family & ladies come to my hotel suite
3:00 Everyone minus brides parents left to do a photo shoot of bride & brides parents
3:45 Small Groom shoot at chapel
4:30 Photos at chapel
4:30-5:15 Couple Photos at beach
5:30 Group Photos at cocktail hour
6-9pm : Reception (the resort photographer did not go with us here).
Hi everyone! I am getting married at Tulum January 7, 2015...i know - so far ahead!!!
I am expecting about 30 or so people to join us, and have already booked a symbolic ceremony at the beach at 4pm. I am planning on having the pictures of my groom and I right after, and the cocktail hour from 5-6, group pictures, and reception at 7.
I have not read all the comments on this thread (but planning on doing so before the new year), but already have several questions..
I was planning on having my reception next to the Dolphin Pool, but saw a comment that it was not private at all...Any experiences?
And in terms of the music - would it be silly to have a DJ for only 30 people or so? And just like Pattel712 is interested - is the resort DJ any good?
I am sure there will be many more questions to come, but whooohooooo to all the brides with the upcoming weddings! Hope it will be the best time of your lives, girls!!
I was married in October was very happy I did not choose to get married on the beach or at the pool because they weren't private at all.... We had a party of 21 and did not hire a DJ however we hired an outside guitarist for the ceremony, the resort mariachi for our cocktail party, we used an ipod for our reception (we rented out the wine cellar -we paid for this), then they had a fire show and live music that night so it worked out perfectly. I thought all of the music I heard on the resort was very good - I wish I had splurged a little bit and just went with the musicians at the resort as it was hard to find anyone on my own.