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#1 Talana

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    Posted 31 August 2010 - 10:39 AM

    Hey everyone!

    I joined this site to hopefully help me in my planning of our destination wedding! We have booked May 2, 2011 at Dreams Tulum.

    It is a bit nerve wracking to be planning something that is in another country, but I hope it will all come together in the end.

    We are having some difficulty in picking the time of ceremony.  I had originally picked 3:30 pm time for ceremony but am not sure if this will be too hot for this time of year.  Would others recommend having it at 5:00 pm?

    That just seems late for me, as most weddings in Canada are around 3- 4 pm.  Any insight would be much appreciated!



    #2 cmj783

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      Posted 31 August 2010 - 10:43 AM

      Welcome to the site! You will love it - its been so helpful for so many of us.


      2 suggestions for timing...1 is look up when the sun sets in your destination that time of year. I believe there have been sites posted on the forum or google it. From there you can figure out when you want your ceremony and pictures. 2 is to talk to your photographer. Ours was very helpful in thinking through the agenda for the the afternoon (getting ready pix, ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, etc.) Since they are the experts its good to consult them.

      #3 JaimeCF2BR

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        Posted 31 August 2010 - 10:55 AM



        I am having mine at 5pm in Mexico on May 7th.  According to my TA, this is the perfect time for it to cool down a bit (ha!) then catch some good sunset shots during photos.

        #4 JanineA

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          Posted 01 September 2010 - 10:01 AM

          Welcome to the forum and happy planning!

          #5 vlynnw

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            Posted 01 September 2010 - 04:47 PM

            Congrats and welcome to the forum! I'm arriving at DT on your wedding day! My wedding is May 6, our ceremony time was 5:00 but I changed it to 4:30 just so I can have a little extra time for pictures and I want to start our reception a 1/2 hour earlier and we're extending it by 1 hour so we can have more party time!

            Veronica & Adam - May 6, 2011 - Dreams Tulum

            #6 Planner1Events

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              Posted 02 September 2010 - 09:34 AM

              Hi Talana!


              Congratulations!!! Just as a personal opinion I will suggest 5 or 5:30 pm. In May the sunset is around 7:20pm, so even if you do your ceremony at 5:30 you will still have plenty of time for bride and groom pictures from 6:00pm to 7:00pm and then that will be a perfect time to start your reception.

              We are actually doing the wedding decor for a bride there in a couple of months... I will let you know how it goes.


              Happy planning!



              #7 cookiemunchkin

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                Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:22 AM

                Congratulations and welcome to the forum!  We're getting married at Dreams Tulum, so I'm a bit biased when I say you made a great choice of location ;)

                #8 Talana

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                  Posted 02 September 2010 - 04:14 PM

                  Thank you all very much! I was able to change the ceremony time to 5 pm! It actually works better for everything, reception dinner etc!

                  So thanks for the info! It helped a lot!

                  #9 DanniS

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                    Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:26 PM

                    Yay another Dreams Tulum bride!!! We are getting married at 5pm on May 16th, 2011.  Hopefully it will be cooler at that time and get some beautiful pictures.  Congrats again and happy planning!!!

                    #10 katierenae

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                      Posted 03 September 2010 - 06:21 PM

                      Congrats and welcome to the forum!  Best of luck with your wedding planning...so much fun :)

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