Have you been wondering – how should the flow go to make the most of your special day?
It is very common for us to get questions like: what time should we start, how long will the ceremony take, and many others regarding the best timing for your wedding day.
This is something that we customize according to each couple’s expectations and wishes, but we are pleased to guide you along way as to what works well. For the early birds, the perfect option could from a morning ceremony with bright sun and a refreshing morning sea breeze, and followed by one of our delicious brunch buffets accompanied with a station of mimosas, bloody Marys and smoothies!
Or go with the most popular Sunset Ceremony which will usually take place at 4:30pm, the ceremony will last about 20 minutes, allowing just over an hour for the post ceremony photo session with the breathtaking sunset to complement all of your pictures! This will usually go from 5:00pm to 6:00pm, in the mean time your guests can start enjoying your choice of signature cocktail and open bar, with a lounge set up right at the beach, with its private and intimate atmosphere, or at one of our open air locations, specially accommodated for private functions. By that time the music would start getting your guests into the “perfect night feeling” to celebrate your special union – music can be provided by a romantic latin trio, spun by a private DJ, or simply by your IPod with your selected play list according to your tastes. Now it’s time to really get in the spirit of the event with the Dinner Reception, there are many, details to cover with this such as menu, set up, decoration, entertainment, etc (that we will extend in another posts in our Blog, so stay tuned!!! ). We recommend that the Dinner Reception start by 6:00 or 6:30pm and last 3 or 4 hours, depending on your additional activities, like words by couple, best man and others… first dances, music, entertainment. The great thing is you can decide how much “tradition” you would like to incorporate into your special evening – everyting and anything goes! So don’t worry about whether you do or don’t do the garter toss, be free to enjoy as you wish! Then, your perfect and long dreamed of night could end with “the cherry on top” by having a Fireworks show, releasing wish lanterns or perhaps by having our classic beach bonfires at the beach, imagine?! You, your family and friends, under the stars, with the relaxing and harmonic sound of the sea, all this perfectly complemented with a sweet and smores station, marshmallows, chocolate covered fruit kebabs, caramel, “dulce de leche”, chocolate sauce and many others to be roasted on the bonfire… what could be more special????
Here at Hilton Papagayo while planning the timing of your special celebration we will ensure to provide you with all necessary tools, assistance and ideas looking to create the perfect wedding, what you have been dreaming of all your life!