I had no issues with the set at all. the coordinator forgot to put the funnel on the ceremony table though, so we only poured it for a few seconds so it wouldn't spill during the ceremony, and than we poured the rest in once we got home.
we stayed at the royal service section and all of our guests stayed at the royal service or regular rooms at the main resort, none at the reserve. we wanted everyone to be at the same place. we had dinner at the reserve a couple of nights though (by far the best restaurant at the resort is called Aqua at the reserve). but we really liked how everyone stayed together and there is definitely a lot more to do at the main resort - our group was pretty young so everyone wanted some nightlife.
we did the tailor made package, we upgraded the location to Fuego and added 1hr of reception, so in total our reception was 4 hours. the package came with 1hr "la hora loca" which was the entertainment you are probably referencing? We only had them show up for 10 minutes and pass out props (i brought a lot of my own props too) because our group did not need any help getting on the dance floor and i am not a big fan of the train and all those set up dances (which is what those entertainers do). but if you wanted to, they would stay for a whole hour and do all of that stuff.
our ceremony stared at 5:30pm and as you could see, the sun set over us. I was hoping we would start the ceremony when the sun was behind the building to avoid shadows and people staring into the sun as i walked down the aisle, but it went behind the building towards the end of our ceremony. Now im glad we didnt start later because we cut it really close with pictures (and we were VERY fast and efficient). i would look here: http://www.timeandda...blic/punta-canaand plan out your ceremony accordingly. We did not do a first look but we did group pictures that did not include the 2 of us before the ceremony. so after the ceremony we did 1 full hour of pictures (6pm-7pm). 30 mins with groups and 30 mins just us. but that included finding people, getting in position, stuff like that. So i would recommend starting your ceremony at 5:30 - its also good luck to start your wedding ceremony at half hour past