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What time is your ceremony?

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#1 selassie11

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    Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:09 PM

    Hi Jamaica brides!

    I'm wondering - how did you all decide what time to get married (if you had a choice)? I know that the country does not allow any weddings after 6pm. I love mornings in JA, but I'm looking forward to good food and drinks and dancing and I don't know how folks would feel about being tipsy by early afternoon! I like the idea of a sunset ceremony -- if the sun sets at 6:30, what will it look like at 5:00pm. Just wondering what's best for pictures (??)

    #2 Princess J

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      Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:50 PM

      I decided on 3pm. I wanted enough time for pictures (sun sets earlier in the 'winter' months) and also the sun won't be directly over head so it will be a bit cooler.
      I didn't want to leave my guests too long between ceremony and reception.
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      #3 loua4

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        Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:53 PM

        well I am not getting married in jamaica. I am getting married in the bahamas. From all the choices I picked 2pm on the beach. i know that is most likely the hottest time of the day, but you have a bit later to get ready than a morning ceremony, and more time to celebrate than an evening ceremony. Plus we are getting married on the very last full day we have there. So not to late, the better since we have to come home the next day.

        Good luck with choosing. I wish you good luck.

        #4 JenArge

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          Posted 09 April 2010 - 09:27 PM

          I chose 5 pm not too hot and maybe some sun setting pictures later on. Didn't even think about 2pm

          #5 selassie11

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            Posted 09 April 2010 - 09:55 PM

            hey there. in scouring past forums i came across this link

            Del Sol Photography Blog

            true enough it's referring to cancun, but i think the info is still useful - just have to know the time of sunset in your location for that time of year. but i'm still torn....

            #6 tiffandmarv

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              Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:18 PM

              you may also want to consider your time of day as it relates to rainfall...certain times of the day (i think late afternoon) are more prone to thunderstorms than other times.

              Rainfall in Jamaica

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              #7 Sax Lady

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                Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:22 PM

                I chose 4pm i wanted a kinda of later ceremony, not too early but not too late and this is the last time of day for the resort wedding. I also wanted it to be closer to dinner time we are having a small guest list about 20ppl total including us so I want to have dinner at one of the resort restaurants. and also so its not has hot like a middle of the day wedding although in JA its still hot at 4pm and we get to have fun in the morning before we get ready for the festivites.

                #8 Marie

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                  Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:25 PM

                  We're doing ours at 4....I think its the latest offered.....I wanted the evening one so the day is so super long on everyone....guests can still enjoy the morni ng at the beach or pool, enjoy a nice lunch-relax, then head back early afternoon to get ready.....I wouldnt go any later actually, because of the pics.....wouldnt want to miss out on good sun n daylight.....

                  #9 DWbridetobe

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                    Posted 09 April 2010 - 11:20 PM

                    We decided on 2 pm. We knew it would be the warmest part of the day, but with the wedding being in November, we thought it would be comfortable for our guests. It was the latest wedding slot allowed by our resort. It allows for a cocktail hour and a bit of munching until dinner time, and then the party can begin!

                    #10 sweetluna

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                      Posted 10 April 2010 - 07:57 AM

                      I wanted a later time so ideally I wanted a 4pm wedding so our guests didn't have to wait too long between the ceremony and dinner however the date took the priority for us. We decided on Nov 12th because it is a special day for us. The latest app't available was 2pm so that's the time we took.

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