Sample Wedding Timeline

It typically gets dark around 6:00pm in Costa Rica which is why we choose to start your ceremony at 4:00pm. This way you have enough light for your photography session.
If you would prefer a different time of day please contact our wedding coordinator to see if it would be possible.

Costa Rica Beach Hotel

11:00 a.m. Couples massage
1:30 p.m. Brides hairdressing & makeup begin in room
2:45 p.m. Groom prepares
3:45 p.m. Guests make way to ceremony
Guitarist starts playing
3:55 p.m. Groom makes way to ceremony
4:00 p.m. Bride & bridesmaids make way to ceremony
4:00 p.m. Groom in position
4:05 p.m. Bridesmaids walks down aisle
Bride walks down aisle
Ceremony begins
4:30 p.m. Ceremony ends
Photography session with guests on beach begins
5:00 p.m. Photography session with Bride & Groom on beach & gardens
Guests are welcomed to Coconut Grove Gardens for celebratory
cocktails & appetizer platters are served
Guitarist plays
6:00 p.m. Reception buffet dinner begins on restaurant patio
6:45 p.m. Bonfire is lit
7:00 p.m. Fire-dancing show begins
7:25 p.m. Cake cutting – Champagne Toast (Pre-ordered bottles)
7:30 p.m. Latino DJ or Latino band start playing
Bride & Groom “First Dance”
Open bar continues
9:30 p.m. Bouquet/Garter toss
11:00 p.m. Latino DJ ends
Fireworks show begins
Congratulations you’re married!