1:00 is is very sunny and hot, I did 3pm, and I was fine (the ceremony was 15 min). instead of hiring the steel drum band I downloaded steel drum music. after we were married it played while we enjoyed rum punch and started pictures. that gave people time to go freshen up and meet at the bar, where we ordered cocktails until our table was ready... free! I think 5:00 is cutting it you plan to have a cocktail hour. I wish they would be more clear when you book, thank god for this site. hope this helps. for the record I didn't see anyone use the steel drum band, and I watched weddings from my suite everyday that I was there (10 days)
All receptions start at 6:30pm?? Yikes!!
My ceremony is at 5:00pm, followed by a cocktail reception and 1 hour of a steel drum band...maybe I should move my ceremony up... I am thinking 5pm is too late now and that leaves no time for photos!!