Congrats on your upcoming wedding!!!!
I would love to offer a few pointers and recommendations since you are just beginning to plan:
1. Your day will be spectacular simply because of the love you surround yourself with, regardless of the details! Know that something in the plans may have a glitch - let's face it, what plans are ever flawless? Just plan enough to allow yourself to be stress free for your special day, but be flexible enough to let whatever happens, happen.
2. Don't let anyone talk you out of having your ceremony start time be anything but 1.5 hours prior to sunset. This will give you great light for your ceremony, and even better sunset light for your beach portraits! Here's a schedule we'd recommend for a July Wedding:
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Getting Ready
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM | Ceremony
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Cocktails + Sunset Portraits
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dinner + Toasts
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Dancing + Reception Fun
3. Remember that this day is about you! Don't settle for things if you're not stoked on them! Do something fun and special for your guests too though - Cancun has a plethora of awesome fire dancers that are a great piece of entertainment for the evening and provide for awesome pictures - if that's something you're interested in. Otherwise, throw yourself a party you'd be stoked to attend, and likely your guests will enjoy it too!
Need some inspiration, check out this wedding story at the Fiesta Americana Condesa:
We ended up deciding on the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun. Date has been confirmed, and we are just waiting on the contract to come through so that we can put the deposit down. Now the real fun begins