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#11 Jackie

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    Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:40 PM

    I would suggest doing it just like any other 1 pm wedding in the states. Go get your pictures done immidietly afterwards while your gusts are enjoying cocktail hour and than before you know it it will be 2:30 or 3:00 pm and you can serve a nice meal. Maybe serve ourderves until 4:00 and than serve dinner.
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    #12 LCBride2007

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      Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:49 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Ryjaxs19
      I would suggest doing it just like any other 1 pm wedding in the states. Go get your pictures done immidietly afterwards while your gusts are enjoying cocktail hour and than before you know it it will be 2:30 or 3:00 pm and you can serve a nice meal. Maybe serve ourderves until 4:00 and than serve dinner.
      this is what i'd suggest as well. i don't get the brunch style thing - does that mean like breakfast style food? i think i nice afternoon ceremony, with hors d'ouvres and then a meal sounds perfect. then depending on your guests and your taste - you can head in early, or dance the night away!

      #13 robindepaula

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        Posted 21 August 2007 - 07:09 PM

        Hi Sabrina & Scott . . . Welcome to the forum.

        I'm sure you'll get lots of useful information from all the ladies here.

        Happy planning . . .
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        #14 SusanK

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          Posted 21 August 2007 - 07:13 PM

          Welcome!
          I am a soon-to-be Dream Cancun bride too (Oct. '07). We decided on a 4pm ceremony time with a more traditional dinner and dancing reception to follow. I'm not aware of any of the other girls doing and early ceremony with a brunch, but it sounds nice. I'd be a little concerned with the heat and sun if you plan on doing in outdoors.
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            Posted 21 August 2007 - 07:37 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Susan101207
            Welcome!
            I am a soon-to-be Dream Cancun bride too (Oct. '07). We decided on a 4pm ceremony time with a more traditional dinner and dancing reception to follow. I'm not aware of any of the other girls doing and early ceremony with a brunch, but it sounds nice. I'd be a little concerned with the heat and sun if you plan on doing in outdoors.

            Isn't 4 the hottest time of day? I'm doing 4 too, but I've worried about the heat.

            #16 PaulaV

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              Posted 21 August 2007 - 08:08 PM

              Hi! I will be married there right before you on Feb 2nd!

              I think what Jackie suggested is a great idea.
              Remember the sun sets early that time of the year.

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              Were you planning on doing something after the reception with your guests?

              #17 sabonner

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                Posted 22 August 2007 - 10:40 AM

                Great suggestions! I appreciate everyone's input - I hadn't thought about the cocktail reception they offer in the wedding package. What do you think about cocktails immediately following the reception for an hour while we do pictures, then serving a buffet reception at 3:30 to conclude at sunset? Do you think that's too long of a reception for a destination wedding?

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                #18 LCBride2007

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                  Posted 22 August 2007 - 10:44 AM

                  i think that sounds like a perfect plan! then you can do whatever you want after dinner. are you having a dance?

                  #19 PaulaV

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                    Posted 22 August 2007 - 10:45 AM

                    I don't think that is too long... we are actually doing it in a different order:
                    3:30 ceremony until about 4
                    4:00 group and family pictures, followed by bride and groom pics, while from
                    4:30-5:30 cocktail reception
                    5:30 - 8:30 dinner reception
                    May extend an hour or so then continue the party at either the lobby bar or the one next door.

                    #20 beckyandbrian

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                      Posted 27 August 2007 - 07:12 PM

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                      Sabrina & Scott
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                      We're planning a 1 p.m. ceremony and are looking for suggestions on how to handle the reception. Claudia, the coordinator at Dreams has suggested a brunch-style reception, immediately following the ceremony. Has anyone experienced that? Is this something guests enjoy? We expect between 30 and 50 to attend.
                      Hi. We are getting married at 2pm and this is how we are handling the time: 2-2:30pm wedding ceremony, 2:30-3:30pm cocktail hour on the beach, 4pm reception starts, dinner served at 4:30pm, eat from 4:30pm-5:30pm, DJ plays, dancing until 8pm. Then, I figured for any of the guests that want to hand out, we'll just head to one of the resort bars/pool area. Maybe you could push the wedding to 2pm? But, if not, I think that brunch sounds fun - it is just dependent on whether you want dancing, drinking, etc.
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