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11:00 am ceremony. Bad choice?

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Matt THANK YOU so much for taking the time to help. Your photos are amazing! If this wasnt my daughters 2nd time we would have loved to spend more on photos. She just bought a house and is on a big budget. Mama aint payin this time LOL.

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Sounds like a plan!! I'm sure whatever time you choose will be fine. Picking a time is just one more thing to worry about when planning a DW, but it sounds like your daughter knows what she wants. Her wedding is coming up soon!! Have a great time!

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I'm having an 11:00am ceremony too, but not really by choice. We just got engaged in March, but this summer is the best time for us to get married (we've been dating 8 years, so why wait?), and all the good times were already taken by the time we booked. I think we'll have a short ceremony, followed by a cocktail hour outside with hors d'oeuvres (under umbrellas or a gazebo) while we take pictures. And then I guess we'll have an inside reception and eat lunch. We'll be finished up by 3 or so. I would prefer a dinner reception outside, but I want to wear my dress for the reception & what would I do between the cocktail hour & dinner if we waited to have a later reception? I'm glad to hear about someone else having an 11 am ceremony. I was beginning to think I was the only one.

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Originally Posted by jeninesmom View Post
Thanks to everyone for the much appreciated advice! After talking to Jenine and the WC we are going to stick with the 11:00. This is her 2nd wedding and she is very relaxed about it. We only have 16 guests. Her BFF is an awesome hairdresser and she will be with us, so we dont have to do the salon thing. She has a white swim suit and a veil for the pool that day. She said she just didnt want everyone to have to go in early to get ready etc...we are doing the ceremony 1st thing and then partying it up the rest of the day. Our WC said she has done 11:00 am plenty of times and it was fine. She said 6:00 is the preferred, but some have chosen 11:00am. ALSO there arent any more weddings that day so we can switch it if we want to. I'm gonna go out there the day before and just see if it's horrible. Last night I had dinner with some girls, and guess what? One of them got marrid in Jamaica at 11:00 am!! LOL She said it was great because the whole day felt like a party. Thats what we like!! P A R T Y!!
I think it's great that you're sticking with your original plan. I was a bit dismayed to see some of the more negatives comments on this thread, but I know people are just expressing their opinions. It sounds like you have a solid plan worked out for your daughter's wedding day.
My husband and I got married in the Mayan Riviera in February, and our ceremony was at 11 a.m. It worked out great! Yes, I had to be up early to start hair and makeup, but I was so excited, I probably would've been awake early anyway! Our ceremony was fairly short, maybe 15 minutes, and there was a nice breeze to keep everyone cool. Also, we had lots of time after the ceremony to do pictures, then all our guests could spend the afternoon however they wanted. They really enjoyed that. Lots of people went into Playa del Carmen for the afternoon. I changed out of my dress in the afternoon, then back into it for our 6:30 reception. Things worked out great.
Good for you for sticking to your guns!

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THANK YOU! we leave in the am!

 

 

 

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Hi Jeninesmom...I just got back from Mexico late last night. Honestly, it is not that humid there or as hot as it is in the summer. So I paid attention to the sun and weather at 11am and it was fine! It was hot, but nnot unbearable. Also, the past few days have been very breezy so it added a "coolness" to the weather. Yesterday was a bit hotter than is was since monday, but again, not unbearable. I think you will be fine and it will be amazing!

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I know this thread is an old one but I just want to bump it.. Im having my ceremony at 1.30pm on the beach.. I think my timeline works out well..

 

1.30 - 2.00pm Ceremony

 

2.00 - 3.00pm Photos

 

3.00 - 5.00pm Cocktail Party

 

5.00 - 9.00pm Reception

 

But having reading about heat, im now worried that 1.30pm is going to be unbearable?? What are ur thoughts? xxxx

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