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#1 paulastuart

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    Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:24 AM

    Hi everyone!

     

    We are getting married at the Sheraton on 3rd of August 2012.  We are super excited about it and we are trying to sort out how the day will run.  I would really like to have the ceremony at say 4.00pm so that we can then go straight to cocktail hour before having the dinner starting at 6.30-7.00pm, but as the venue suggested 5.00pm for the ceremony I wonder whether the temperature will be far too hot for us to have it at 4.00pm.  Can anybody help me with this?

     

    I've never been to Mexico so I've been relying so heavily on this forum and appreciate you advice so much!  Can anybody else give me their plans as to how their day ran? i.e. when hair/makeup was done, when photographs were done (because I'm thinking of getting ours done before the ceremony so that we can enjoy the time with our guests without being away from them between the ceremony and the dinner. 

     

    Thanks again!

    Paula



    #2 starchild

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      Posted 21 January 2012 - 05:27 PM

      Hi, Paula.  I wasn't a Cabo bride so I can't say for sure, but I'm inclined to say go with what the resort suggests because they do this all the time.  I'd imagine August is going to be very warm and maybe by 5:00 it is significantly cooler. 

       

      I hope other Cabo brides will chime in!  Good luck.



      #3 TammyWright

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      Posted 21 January 2012 - 07:14 PM

      it is really hot in august.  4 might be a little hot for you and your guests.  Last time I was in cabo for august it was like 106 degrees.


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      #4 Pucca

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        Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:38 AM

        August is really hot in Cabo so I'd go with the suggested 5 p.m. ceremony time. The later you can have it, the better. Plus, if you are planning to have photographs before the ceremony, this will give you enough time to get ready and have photographs done prior to the ceremony. Just make sure you've got things to touch up after your photographs in prep for the ceremony as I imagine if you're outside you will be hot. 

         

        My ceremony started at 4:30 (was planned for 4 but everything ran late, which actually ended up being perfect in the whole scheme of things). :) We did photographs during cocktail hour which ran about an hour long. I didn't mind being away from my guests that much because we were scheduled to have the reception site till 10 p.m. and considering I only had about 20 guests, there would be plenty of time for mingling. 

         

        I started my make-up around noon (I did this myself), and the hair stylists came shortly thereafter. I was supposed to be ready by 3:15 and after some photos and a bit of chaos, I ended up heading down to the ceremony site close to 4. I had to wait around a bit, hiding somewhere because they couldn't figure out the sound system, so when all was said and done the ceremony started at 4:30. Everything took about 35 minutes and then we took a whole bunch of photos with the guests and then just us while the guests went to cocktail hour. At about 5:50 we started the reception festivities and dinner was served at 6:30 p.m. 

         

        Before the wedding day I was obsessed about the schedule and the timing, but on the day of the wedding the only thing I was concerned about was not having the ceremony run too late so as to miss the sunset in our photos between the ceremony and the dinner. But as I said, everything worked out perfectly and the schedule I had made up actually was never looked at again during the event. Once one thing is set in motion, everything else just falls into place. But that's also just me. I'm not a stickler for schedules so if you are, I'm not sure this will be of any help.

         

        But the most important thing to remember is what's going to help you get through the day with the least amount of stress? Seriously. Almost everything I planned was focused around minimizing my stress and my then-fiance's stress. 

         

        Good luck!! 

         

         

         

        Originally Posted by paulastuart 

        Hi everyone!

         

        We are getting married at the Sheraton on 3rd of August 2012.  We are super excited about it and we are trying to sort out how the day will run.  I would really like to have the ceremony at say 4.00pm so that we can then go straight to cocktail hour before having the dinner starting at 6.30-7.00pm, but as the venue suggested 5.00pm for the ceremony I wonder whether the temperature will be far too hot for us to have it at 4.00pm.  Can anybody help me with this?

         

        I've never been to Mexico so I've been relying so heavily on this forum and appreciate you advice so much!  Can anybody else give me their plans as to how their day ran? i.e. when hair/makeup was done, when photographs were done (because I'm thinking of getting ours done before the ceremony so that we can enjoy the time with our guests without being away from them between the ceremony and the dinner. 

         

        Thanks again!

        Paula



         



        #5 mwphotostudio

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          Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:10 PM

          I photographed a wedding in Cabo and the day went smoothly. The ceremony was at 5:00pm also. I'm not sure if it was the time of the year (December) but at night it got soooo cold! everyone was bundled up with winter coats except the bride and groom so I could capture them looking their best. As for the day the bride started to get ready at 12 noon with her appointment at the hair salon. The bridal party arrived at 2:30pm and her friend was a makeup artist who did her makeup at that point. The bride was ready by 3:45pm and by 4:15pm we started to take pre-ceremony pictures. We had more than enough time between here and the ceremony at 5pm.

          I photographed another wedding in Punta Cana and the couple did not meet before the ceremony and I also didn't pull them away from the group to take couple photos. Depending on the photographer candid photos of the days actual events are extremely powerful. We did however do couple shots the following day for both weddings. I noticed all the nerves and jitters were out and the couples were relaxed, revealing beautiful calm moments. Completely different energies before and after a ceremony which is why I prefer doing couple shots the following day of the ceremony. Photographing before the ceremony is optional.

          The key I learned from weddings is preparation and planning. If the hotel is providing a wedding planner make sure you two are in communication well in advance and have every detail worked out BEFORE hand. One hotel actually provided the bride with a timeline as to when everything should take place. This gave the bride freedom to have fun and allow the planner to do her job. I've worked on weddings where the bride has brilliant ideas however they weren't planned or at least not deligated which you can imagine leads to massive confusion. The bride was left feeling flustered, the bridal party didn't show up as they were late, the bride was late, the ceremony was late, nerves everywhere, not how you want to feel on your big day. 

          Since you're wedding is in August I'm assuming the days are longer...if you want photos at sunset you may be able to push for 30mins-1hr later but consult with your wedding planner.

          I hope that helps...If you have any specific questions feel free to message me :)

          Maya

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          #6 mwphotostudio

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            Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:12 PM

            I photographed a wedding in Cabo and the day went smoothly. The ceremony was at 5:00pm also. I'm not sure if it was the time of the year (December) but at night it got soooo cold! everyone was bundled up with winter coats except the bride and groom so I could capture them looking their best. As for the day the bride started to get ready at 12 noon with her appointment at the hair salon. The bridal party arrived at 2:30pm and her friend was a makeup artist who did her makeup at that point. The bride was ready by 3:45pm and by 4:15pm we started to take pre-ceremony pictures. We had more than enough time between here and the ceremony at 5pm.

            I photographed another wedding in Punta Cana and the couple did not meet before the ceremony and I also didn't pull them away from the group to take couple photos. Depending on the photographer candid photos of the days actual events are extremely powerful. We did however do couple shots the following day for both weddings. I noticed all the nerves and jitters were out and the couples were relaxed, revealing beautiful calm moments. Completely different energies before and after a ceremony which is why I prefer doing couple shots the following day of the ceremony. Photographing before the ceremony is optional.

            The key I learned from weddings is preparation and planning. If the hotel is providing a wedding planner make sure you two are in communication well in advance and have every detail worked out BEFORE hand. One hotel actually provided the bride with a timeline as to when everything should take place. This gave the bride freedom to have fun and allow the planner to do her job. I've worked on weddings where the bride has brilliant ideas however they weren't planned or at least not deligated which you can imagine leads to massive confusion. The bride was left feeling flustered, the bridal party didn't show up as they were late, the bride was late, the ceremony was late, nerves everywhere, not how you want to feel on your big day. 

            Since you're wedding is in August I'm assuming the days are longer...if you want photos at sunset you may be able to push for 30mins-1hr later but consult with your wedding planner.

            I hope that helps...If you have any specific questions feel free to message me :)

            Maya

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