| Originally Posted by scrose |
Thanks so much, ladies, I found it! For those of you getting married in October, when do you arrive? We are staying til the 20th, so I was wondering if there was any overlap!
As laid back as I was after we booked, now that it's only about 3 months away, I keep thinking of all these details!!
Anyone planned with their photog when to take pics? Before/After the ceremony? May depend on the number of guests/family/bridesmaids...since mine is so small, we are keeping it pretty minimal to save money.
We have had a few more people add on to our group, so I am going to add a cocktail hour now (we were just doing the basic package before) - we can either use the Revive Bar or the Spice Terrace. I'm thinking the Revive - our whole wedding theme is sort of casual Mexico vibe, and even though the Spice is indoors and air conditioned, it just doesn't have anything to do with the rest of the style of our wedding.
Regarding photography -- I am doing an hour before the ceremony (formal photos, not me getting dressed) to minimize the picture time afterward (I've read a lot about a private reveal - just you and your fiancee - he turns around and sees you - photographer captures his face seeing you for the first time, rather than being torn between you walking down the isle, and him standing there waiting... sounds super cute to me!). We're doing the silver wedding package with a cocktail hour and a dinner, and I've heard that if you don't take photos in advance, you are likely to miss some or all of the cocktail hour because everything takes place back to back. I don't want to miss the cocktails (or most of it), so photos beforehand seemed like a good idea. Also, my wedding starts at 5pm, and I want photos in the daylight (before the ceremony) and afterward at sunset.
If you are adding on the cocktail hour a la carte, I don't see why you couldn't just start that a bit after your ceremony is scheduled to end... there will be wine for your guests at the ceremony, and I imagine everyone would be cool hanging out at the gazebo or on the beach (or at one of the many bars) waiting for you to finish photos. If you took the husband/wife photos first, and the guest photos afterwards, I think the guests would be even less inclined to go to the reception without you -- they'll be waiting for their turn!
Regarding the weather and an air conditioned location - I think indoors or outdoors in mid-October will be just fine. I don't think it'll be cool weather, but I'd be shocked if anyone complained about being outside either. I'd stick with your style - if you arrive in Mexico to a heat wave, I'm sure they'll be accommodating about moving the location.
Just my thoughts... I'm sure your wedding will be perfect for you, no matter what!