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#1 BeachBride83

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    Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:36 AM

    Hi Everyone! I am trying to decide if we should get married at 4 or 5pm in Negril in May. I have read that the sun sets around 6:30pm and my concern with having the later ceremony time is that we won't have enough time for pictures. Also, if there is any delay to rain (which i have also read is frequent in late afternoon) this would also limit our photog time. The nice thing about the later time is that it will be cooler and allow us more time to get ready. I have thought about possibly taking some pictures before hand but would want to make sure that none of my guests saw me which would be hard to do at the AI resort we are all staying at...what should I do?
    Hey Everyone! I have booked Heather Parker to photograph my May 7, 2011 wedding in Negril, Jamaica. I am looking for someone that might want to share in the cost of her transportation/stay that will be getting married around the same time in the area. PM me if you are interested! Her work is...

    #2 JerseyBride1981

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      Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:57 PM

      Hi BeachBride83,

      I am getting married at 5pm. The sunsets later in DR where we will be but, as far as I know, the ceremony lasts only about 20 mins or so. So even if you do 5pm you figure you have a good hour to get your pictures in or you can opt for the 4pm start time. I'm not sure about you, but can't imagine that it would take the ENTIRE day to get ready, even for wedding. Just make sure you get to bed on time and wake up at a reasonable time to get an early start to the day. Not sure if you work out, but I always try to get a good sweat session in on the day of an event as it makes me more radiant for some reason. Let us know what you decide!

      #3 KGraham27

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        Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:26 PM

        I agree that you should have enough time for pictures after a 5pm wedding. The ceremony shouldn't take very long.

        #4 BeachBride83

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          Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:35 PM

          Ok, I am feeling better about the later time! We are also planning on doing a TTD session the next day so any pics I think we miss, we can always get the next day. :)
          Hey Everyone! I have booked Heather Parker to photograph my May 7, 2011 wedding in Negril, Jamaica. I am looking for someone that might want to share in the cost of her transportation/stay that will be getting married around the same time in the area. PM me if you are interested! Her work is...

          #5 Cricket

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            Posted 08 March 2010 - 05:53 PM

            I think morning is better as far as pictures go. I've seen pictures from brides who were married in the afternoon and brides married in the morning. The colors are so much more vivid in the morning. This is why we choose a 10am wedding. Plus we have been told by our photographer who live in Jamaica that in the morning it's less chance for rain. And it does rain some in May. Another factor was that a morning wedding wouldn't be a hot as an afternoon wedding. The beach seems much busier later in the day as well. We are getting married on the beach at Couples Swept Away.

            #6 Amymarie

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              Posted 08 March 2010 - 05:56 PM

              I am going with 4 pm, in Mexico though. I had a hard time deciding but seeing how the resort was booking up i think the later appointments are more popular. It is nice that you can flow rite into your reception and a sunset is so romantic.

              #7 Jackie22

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                Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:23 PM

                I'm getting married in May in Mexico, my ceremony is at 5pm. My photographer said that is a perefect time, even suggested maybe having the ceremony at 6pm. But I'm sticking with 5pm.

                #8 *Meagan*

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                  Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:47 PM

                  I would say 4pm. usually you get off to a late start anyways. Then the ceremony. And by the time you are done, it will be perfect for pictures. Photog love the perfect light and sunset is perfect lighting!

                  #9 Sax Lady

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                    Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:32 PM

                    we are having a 4pm wedding. And usually between 11-3pm is when you have showers if its not a rainy day entire day. My FI lives in Jamaica. 5pm should be a good time for ceremony then pics afterwards. Its just hard to perdict weather in the islands.

                    #10 BeachBride83

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                      Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:46 PM

                      Aggh, I don't know what to do! :) If it does rain and we have the 4pm wedding, then I will be ok becuase with the delay we will still have plenty of time for pics. If it rains during the 5pm slot and we have to delay it, that doesn't leave much time. Also, if the ceremony lasts 1/2 hour and then we do the traditional pictures with the fam, that only leaves a half hour or so for pics on the beach and then when does the photgrapher take pictures of the reception set-up, etc?? I want her to be able to take those pictures when it is light out. I am clearly really stressed about this! I wish they would let me do a 4:30! :)
                      Hey Everyone! I have booked Heather Parker to photograph my May 7, 2011 wedding in Negril, Jamaica. I am looking for someone that might want to share in the cost of her transportation/stay that will be getting married around the same time in the area. PM me if you are interested! Her work is...




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