What packages did you choose? I am trying to get a quote for the complimentary with ad-ons for up to 60 people. Thank you in advance!!
We set up our meeting before we got to the resort but only about a week in advance. We got there on a Wednesday, our meeting was on Thursday and we got married the following Tuesday. I felt it was definitely enough time to set everything up.
My reception was also 3 hours and I wish we had extended it. It definitely flew by and it seemed like it was over too soon. We started at 6 and ended at 9. The party by the pool doesn't start until 10:30 and in retrospect the ideal plan would have been to extend reception by 1 hour leaving 30 minutes for guests to roam/freshen up and then join the hotel party. I didn't use the hotel photographer because their pictures weren't overly impressive. I've also observed them working other weddings and have noticed that they talked to other hotel employees for long periods of time while holding the camera instead of taking pictures of the wedding.
Good luck to you both!