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Has anyone had a ceremony at 11:00am?

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#1 dominika

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    Posted 04 January 2010 - 05:38 PM

    Hello ladies,

    My ceremony is scheduled for April 12, 2010 at 11:00 am at the ROR. Does anyone have any ideas as to what to do in between the ceremony and the dinner (which is at 6:30)?

    I wanted to do someting fun with my guests to celebrate right after rge ceremony but the hotel doesn't offer much with regards to lunch recpetions.


    #2 kris

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      Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:20 PM

      My wedding is at 2 ( a little later than yours) and I also have to wait until 6:30 for the reception. All I could think of is doing your pictures (which will take atleast an hour) and maybe a cocktail hour . I was also thinking about just letting my guests kind of relax and do their own thing but Im worried it will be too broken up and people will have to get ready twice.

      #3 ewok

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        Posted 06 January 2010 - 02:02 AM

        April 7th, 11AM!

        It will be just be the 2 of us, so it's very different. I can't imagine myself spending the whole afternoon with my dress on when it will be so hot outside, so we will put our swimsuits on, hang out at the beach, and change back for dinner.

        Really you are limited in the activities you can partake as a group dressed up for a wedding, and if everyone keeps together, I think they will have bored out each other (or drunk out ) by the time your reception time will come. Might be better to have them get ready twice, they will be fresher for the party!

        #4 isaidyes

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          Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:40 AM

          Mine is at 1pm! We're just going to have a couple of cocktails, do pictures after and then I'll let the guests do what they want until dinner at 6:30.

          Come to think about it, most weddings I've been to at home, the church ceremony is in the afternoon and then guests are free to do what they want for a few hours (go back to their hotel, grab a late lunch, go shopping) and then everyone usually meets for the reception right? I don't think people will think this is a big deal. In fact, it might be a wierd to just have them all waiting around in their Sunday best when there's a big ocean to go swim in! happy wedding planning

          #5 JUSTUSTWO


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            Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:14 PM

            Quite a few past ROR brides have had the same issue. Here are a few threads which should have some suggestions:



            #6 kerrij

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              Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:28 PM

              My girl friend got married at 11am in Mexico and she took her group on a snorkling excursion. it was awesome! no one really cared that they got their hair wet before dinner and the bride and groom got some amazzzing photo on the catamaran of themselves which are some of their best photos.
              just and idea!

              #7 teshy1

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                Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:53 PM

                Our wedding ceremony is at 11 a.m., with a reception at 6:30. We're planning on having our pictures taken right after the ceremony, then letting the guests do whatever they want until the reception. I'm kind of looking forward to being able to relax in between and not having to wear my dress for hours on end in the hot weather. I know my FI is glad he can get out of his wedding outfit for awhile!

                #8 Tifany

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                  Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:42 PM

                  I'm having an 11am ceremony and while not at Riu, didn't consider the fact I may not be able to do a daytime reception. That said, I like the idea of waiting til nightfall, so we aren't out in the sun with heavier clothes on. Go back, change, relax, have a few drinks, come back, PARTY (and eat/drink/be merry). :)

                  #9 mnbrady

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                    Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:26 PM

                    It might be nice to book a catamaran cruise for you and your guests for the afternoon where you can all celebrate before the reception.

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