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Itinerary for the big day, ideas please! :)

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Hi guys,

 

I am getting married at 1pm at the Moon Palace next May. I am really unsure as to what to do for the day.

 

The ceremony itself should take 30 minutes. Then I would imagine photos will take and hour after.

 

That takes us to 2.30pm

 

I figure then we will head to one of the restuarants for our included reception. I would imagine this will last until 4.30 - 5pm. We won't have speeches then as we will be around other people.

 

I think we will have a private buffet on the terrace at 8pm where we can have our fireworks, speeches, cake cutting etc....

 

Now, this is where I have the problem. What do we do from 5pm - 8pm?

 

And what time does the sun set during May? We would love pictures at sunset :)

 

Thanks for any help and suggestions! :)

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im glad you ask these questions! I am getting married in May as well, and our wedding begins at 2:00pm. i wanted 4 but someone already has it?!! Anyway Im having issues with trying to figure out what to do between 3:30 and 9!! for our guests.. we arnt having a big reception.. we are doing a small one for just our parents and us at 7.. so our guests get to rome free till 9 I guess.. idk what to do!! I hope you get some great ideas.. so that i may work from them too!! Good luck girly..

 

this is one idea i have had and am tossing around.. depending on how big our guest list is, i was thinking of doing a sunset cruise for our guests to have a few drinks on and such.. i think sun set is around 6? dont quote me on that, im going to go look it up again. but its just an idea.. depending on budget of course!! (we have a small one)

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im glad you ask these questions! I am getting married in May as well, and our wedding begins at 2:00pm. i wanted 4 but someone already has it?!! Anyway Im having issues with trying to figure out what to do between 3:30 and 9!! for our guests.. we arnt having a big reception.. we are doing a small one for just our parents and us at 7.. so our guests get to rome free till 9 I guess.. idk what to do!! I hope you get some great ideas.. so that i may work from them too!! Good luck girly..

this is one idea i have had and am tossing around.. depending on how big our guest list is, i was thinking of doing a sunset cruise for our guests to have a few drinks on and such.. i think sun set is around 6? dont quote me on that, im going to go look it up again. but its just an idea.. depending on budget of course!! (we have a small one)
Hey! I have just checked your wedding date, May 5th right? Anyway at 4pm it's free!! You can chek for yourself here Check Civil Wedding Availability

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Hi girls! I'm also getting married in May (end of the month) and I looked up the sunset times - in Puerto Vallarta it's around 8:00 or 8:30. I think the sunset cruise is an amazing idea!! Or people could just go their separate ways for a siesta for a few hours before the festivities pick back up.

 

Here are links for your locations

Cancun looks like around 7:30

Sunrise and Sunset for Mexico РQuintana Roo РCanc̼n Рcoming days

 

Jamaica around 6:30

Sunrise and Sunset for Jamaica – Kingston – coming days

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We got married at 2:00. The Nizuk section, in the middle of the resort, is very close to the Tucan and the Bugambillias gazebos. There is a great lobby bar inside the Nizuk main building. We had some down time between the wedding and when our 5:00 cocktail hour started so we planned a toasting time in the bar between events. We also let people know they could go back to their rooms or do what they wanted. We had guests that didn't have rooms at the resort so we wanted something to do the entire day. The resort ended up comping a room for them (from noon to 10:00) so they had a place to change or nap so that was nice for them too. It all worked out perfectly.

 

Here was a bookmark we made and had in everyones bag.

 

Click the image to open in full size.

 

sorry... my bookmark looks strange until you click on it.

 

Actuall event times:

 

Wedding - 2:00

Cocktail Hour (outside) - 5:00

Reception / Dinner / Dancing (inside) - 6:00 - 10:00

 

We also met back at the Nizuk Lobby Bar after the reception for more toasts before the wedding party went and jumped into the pool. Then we came back dripping wet for another toast! We just used it as our main meeting area the whole day.

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angelalanahung,

 

Does your reort have a theatre? Since you only need something to fill 2-3 hours, maybe they would work with you and show a movie for your wedding party. That way, you are all together and entertained... and you can stay in your dress!!!

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angelalanahung,

Does your reort have a theatre? Since you only need something to fill 2-3 hours, maybe they would work with you and show a movie for your wedding party. That way, you are all together and entertained... and you can stay in your dress!!!
No it doesn't. I would like to be able to talk to my guests though that's the only thing.

Has anyone just hung out at one of the hotel bars for a couple of hours?

How did that work out for you?

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