- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
We’re getting married in Ensenada, Mexico. All my family is from Ensenada and my FH’s family along w/many other friends will be traveling down there for our wedding. Our ceremony will be at 2PM and our reception is scheduled to start at 7PM at the same venue. That leaves a 4 hour gap for pictures. Our photographer has a couple places he’s taking us to and we’ll also be going back to his studio for formal family portraits. Some of our guests are driving down the morning of our wedding…from what they’ve told me, they’re going straight to our hotel, checking in and freshening up for our ceremony at 2PM. Our venue is next door to our hotel.
I’m Mexican and it is very customary to have a long break in between the ceremony and reception regardless if you’re having a religious ceremony or not. I’m just throwing that out there because the 4 hour gap is not the issue. I read another post where another bee was doing the same and she was criticized and critiqued up and down for considering having a 4 hour gap; I felt so bad for her.
What I want to ask is:
Is it OK to include suggestions on what to do in the programs? Our hotel and venue are very close to the “downtown” area, probably a 5 min drive or 10 min walk (if they stop @ the hotel to change shoes). My family will just go back home so no worries there.
I wanted to point out the following in the programs:
“Downtown” Ensenada has a variety of shops and sidewalk cafes. “Hussong’s” Cantina is a historic place to visit, it’s highly recommened, Papas N Beer is right across the street. Drive down to L.A. Cetto to do some wine tasting (about a 10 minute drive) or head back to the hotel to rest, take a cat nap and join back up w/us at 7PM to kick off the night w/traditional Mariachi.
On our website, it also shows the times of the ceremony and reception so all our guests that are driving down know about the 4 hour gap. Some are already making plans on their own because they know the ins and outs of the town. These suggestiosn are mainly for people who have NEVER been to Baja.
Our reception will end at 1:45 AM – I was thinking of pointing that out on the website and programs also.
What do the bees think?
Thank you for reading my long post.