Alysia & David

Best timeline for your wedding day in Punta Cana  / Alysia & David

Creating a timeline for your wedding day in Punta Cana can ensure that everything runs smoothly and that you have enough time to enjoy every moment.  But planning a destination wedding here during different seasons can have a significant impact on the lighting and overall conditions for your photos and videos.

November is indeed a busy month for weddings, but it’s essential to consider the possibility of rain, especially in certain regions like Punta Cana. Alysia & David, got married at Excellence Punta Cana last November and they had to face this special situation on their big day. But guess what? They embraced it and they definitely were prepared to be flexible with their timeline in case of rain delays.

Having a preview video call with them allowed them to discuss contingency plans and ensure that everyone involved was on the same page.

It is completely understandable that couples prioritize securing a venue and setting a date as one of the first steps in their wedding planning process. Once the venue is secured, couples can then move forward with booking other vendors and services, such as photography, videography, catering, entertainment, etc

But planning a destination wedding in the Caribbean requires careful consideration of the weather forecast. The weather can play a significant role in various aspects of the wedding, from the ceremony and reception to photography sessions and outdoor activities.

Here’s a tentative timeline for your wedding day photography, particularly if your celebration is during the winter season in the Caribbean:

  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Groom’s getting ready
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Bride’s getting ready
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: first look
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Wedding ceremony.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Group pictures (family, bridal party and friends)
  • 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM: Newlywed photo session
  • 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM: Reception (begins with the entrance, dances, dinner, speeches, toasts, cake cutting, toss the garter, toss the bouquet and party)

While outdoor ceremonies and receptions can be stunning, having a backup indoor option is essential during the rainy season. Ensure that your venue has a suitable indoor space available in case of inclement weather.

Alysia & David had to move their ceremony and their reception indoors (The Olas) and it turned out great!

Also, the rain added a romantic and intimate atmosphere to their wedding day. We had fun with it by incorporating umbrellas in some couples pictures.

A BONUS TIP: Keep your guests informed about the possibility of rain and any changes to the schedule or location. Provide suggestions for appropriate attire and any necessary precautions they should take.

This timeline is flexible and can be adjusted based on your specific needs and preferences. It’s essential to communicate with your wedding planner and vendors to ensure that everyone is on the same page and that the day unfolds seamlessly.