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#1 nadiakat17

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:32 PM

Hi, 

 

I was wondering what time people were doing ceremony, cocktail party, reception, and then after party( if any?) ?

 

I have 6 hours of reception time, so was thinking of doing the ceremony at 5 pm (about 30 mins), then maybe a cocktail hr for guests, then start reception/dinner at 7 pm until 1 am. worried that it might get late for the older people. Our resort doesn't have a club, and at this point probably no sense hopping into a cab into town (like 30 mins away) to go to a club, so I am not sure what we will do after...ideas?

 

what does everyone think?



#2 kmk2016

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:44 PM

So long as your venue allows receptions until 1am and whether you have a DJ etc I think it sounds great, our resort requires all outdoor venues to wrap at 11pm.... which is a bummer!


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#3 calgarybride2015

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 05:51 PM

Our resort allows 6am but that'd get pricey.
I think it's a great idea. And if the old folk are tired they can leave but allows the fun folk to continue on.
What month you marrying in? On my phone and can't tell -- because if in our winter 5pm would be almost dark for a ceremony.


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#4 nadiakat17

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:01 PM

The end of March- they told me sun sets at 7:14 pm, so I was hoping to get pics during sunset. I am allowed to go as late as 2 am, but I figured starting dinner at 8 pm may be too late, and dont really feel like paying for an extra hour. I am just not sure what we are going to do if my friends want to stay out past 1 am. We have giant suites, I guess as long as everyone isnt too drunk we could hang out in a room (there are probably only like 20 friends coming max between us)



#5 LisaAnthonyPoppy

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:39 PM

Our timeline

Ceremony 7

Cocktail hour 7:20/7:30 - 8:15ish
Lots of yummy foods signature cocktail but short enough to keep the flow moving for older guests and kids

First dance 8:20ish

8:25 dinner 2 courses lobster bisque followed by entree

9:15 end dinner and party!

Cut cake around 10ish

And party til about 12 ppl can stay or go they can party or slumber!

But we want to keep the night without yawns and waiting around...

Good luck !

#6 calgarybride2015

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 08:51 PM

The end of March- they told me sun sets at 7:14 pm, so I was hoping to get pics during sunset. I am allowed to go as late as 2 am, but I figured starting dinner at 8 pm may be too late, and dont really feel like paying for an extra hour. I am just not sure what we are going to do if my friends want to stay out past 1 am. We have giant suites, I guess as long as everyone isnt too drunk we could hang out in a room (there are probably only like 20 friends coming max between us)


Where are you marrying? I've been told in the Mayan and I assume Cancun that you don't get sunset shots. It's light or
Dark no beautiful orange sky.


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#7 nadiakat17

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 05:51 PM

nuevo vallarta,,,hmmm good to know



#8 calgarybride2015

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 06:24 PM

nuevo vallarta,,,hmmm good to know

 

Different part of Mexico, not sure if someone else can chyme in!


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#9 Dimps

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    Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:20 AM

    How much time are you all budgeting for photos after the wedding?

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    #10 nadiakat17

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    Posted 30 August 2014 - 12:43 PM

    i was just going to budget like 1.5 hours since its not like we are traveling anywhere, we will be on the beach. I wanted to get some group shots, some extended family shots, some friends shots, and then immediate family, bridal party, and bride and groom. I figure all the shots will take like 30 mins, then like 30 mins for bridal party and fam  and like 30 mins for us. 






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