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Originally Posted by msop04
THE WEDDING DAY!
**Our wedding is March 15th at 3, so our cocktail hour will be about 4ish... do you think it will be too hot to have it on the beach? I just wanted to have more time on the beach, since our ceremony is only about 30 minutes and we've paid for extra decor and have our photographer flying down -- but I also don't wanna "fry" my guests!!
I would check with Valeria or Cecilia on that one. None of us are going to know the weather better than they will. We switched it when we were there when we were in our meeting with Valeria. Even though the ceremony is short, my guests still spent about an hour or a little more on the beach. The ceremony started at 4, but they were told to make their way there about 10-15 minutes earlier. The ceremony is about 20 minutes or so, then everyone will greet you and get champagne. After that, we did group and family pictures on the beach, before heading to the gazebo at 5.
**Would you recommend the Mexican Trio over the Caribbean Trio??
We didn't see the Caribbean Trio so I can't really speak for them, but the Mexican trio was great! Valeria said the Caribean trio is a little slower paced, more of an island feel. I wanted to do the Mexican trio because my guests came to a wedding in Mexico. I liked the idea of giving a little local flavor so to speak.
Dinner was fantastic but slow. Valeria told me initially the dinner would take about an hour leaving 2 for dancing and other stuff, but it ended up taking more like 2 hours. **We only have 14 guest (including bride and groom) - do you think the dinner will take longer than 1 hour? We have rented the resort Sound System for 2 hours for the dinner reception, but I'm worried that won't be enough time. That being said, if you think the Big Jambox will be loud enough, we'd happily go with that option (save money AND have a cool speaker to take home)! We are having a big reception once we return home, so I don't think anyone will get too crazy at SMB... LOL
Well it didn't sound like that was typical and they did correct the situation. We did have plated service and I gave my guests options, so that may have contributed to the confusion or whatever slowed things down. I'm not sure. Of course, if you get the jambox you won't really have to worry :-)