Originally Posted by LindsayOO
Ellie I just realized we are probably going to run into each other! Our wedding day is January 16th and having the reception at Jellyfish (Ceremony at the gazebo at Dreams at 4 pm) staying at Dreams Palm Beach January 13-20...I have a Canadian makeup artist/hair stylist who lives in Punta Cana for the winter coming to the resort to do hair & makeup and she suggested to be ready by 2:00 pm at the latest (so for a 4:30 ceremony 2:30 pm...that way you have lots of time to take pictures and not be stressed getting there in a rush...plus things always get a bit behind...she is coming to the resort EARLY...around 8-8:30 am..but she is doing hair & makeup for 5 ppl and just hair for 2...so she is going to do the moms first...then my sister & sister in law..then me...then the other 2 bridesmaids hair....hope that helps!
Our timeline is different because we are doing a first look and taking pics together before the ceremony but we are planning to be ready by 1:30...take pics with my mom/dad and bridesmaids..then she will take pics with the groom & groomsmen...then we will do our first look around 2:30 and have 1 hr to take some pictures and be ready for the ceremony for 3:30-3:45....ceremony at 4...ceremony finishes by 4:30 (we are having pastor York so he takes a bit longer) then take a couple group shots...wedding party will get on the bus to Jellyfish at 5...get to Jellyfish at 5:20ish and have another hour to take pictures around Jellyfish (sun sets around 6:30 pm)...bus is picking up the rest of the guests at 5:30ish and they will get to Jellyfish around 6...cocktail hour from 6-7 then dinner & party till midnight!
Lindsay. Thank you so much that was very detailed and very helpful! We'll have to meet up our group will be there from Jan 11-Jan 18