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#1251 LAURENANDBILL

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    Posted 31 March 2009 - 02:18 PM

    Hi Brooke

    Welcome to the forum..Everyone here has been great!!

    #1252 LAURENANDBILL

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      Posted 31 March 2009 - 02:20 PM

      brooke-im doing the chill out chic package as well. It seems like its gonna be such a chic beachy feel..also just a tip we didnt like all the standard items in the chill out buffet so Perla let us substitute some things..

      #1253 robinbood

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        Posted 31 March 2009 - 02:31 PM

        Hi Brooke,

        WFor live music, would you consider a steel drum? That may be less, and fun. We had the mariachi band during the cocktail hour. Let Perla know what you could afford for live music and see what she comes back with- it can't hurt, and she may have some flexibility with rates/ideas. We saw a wedding with an ipod when we were there, and it looked/sounded great as well, so you can't go wrong :).

        #1254 KLC77

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          Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:01 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by navarrabrooke
          Thanks, Kelly! Great idea with the Bose. We're planning for about the same amount of people - around 30. Where was your reception? We're doing ours on the Reef Grill deck - the Chill Out chic package with buffet.
          Our reception was in the same place. We didn't do the chill out chic package, but we did have a buffet. It worked out really nicely. We did the Wish package and then customized it to have what we wanted. I found this was less expensive for us, but we weren't interested in the loungy beach seating. That looks really cool though. If you go on trip advisor and search Paradisus there is a bride on there who wrote a review and did the chill out chic package. She has pictures on there and a video I found a while back. It may take some searching since I found it while I was planning my wedding and I'm sure many reviews have been posted since then. Actually, I think her video was on youtube.
          ~Kelly

          Our Awesome Wedding Pics: http://www.delsolpho...ings/kelly&ron/

          #1255 bumbles

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            Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:07 PM

            Welcome Brooke!

            Is anyone hiring an outside makeup artist? Or using the one at the resort?

            Ahh, I am stumped as to what to do about this...

            #1256 navarrabrooke

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              Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:07 PM

              Thanks for all the helpful information! I will look into it and let ya'll know how it goes.

              #1257 navarrabrooke

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                Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:08 PM

                Thanks for all the helpful information! I will look into it and let ya'll know how it goes.

                #1258 KLC77

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                  Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:35 PM

                  Hey girls, with all the crap going on for you with the whole dj thing, I thought I'd post a couple of pictures from my day to get you excited about your wedding location. :)

                  All photos are by Del Sol Photography Click the image to open in full size.

                  Reception area
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                  We had a fabulous full moon slip out from behind the clouds during our reception
                  Click the image to open in full size.
                  ~Kelly

                  Our Awesome Wedding Pics: http://www.delsolpho...ings/kelly&ron/

                  #1259 KLC77

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                    Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:39 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Fanny
                    Welcome Brooke!

                    Is anyone hiring an outside makeup artist? Or using the one at the resort?

                    Ahh, I am stumped as to what to do about this...
                    I did my own makeup. I went to someone at home for them to teach me how to apply it for the wedding.
                    ~Kelly

                    Our Awesome Wedding Pics: http://www.delsolpho...ings/kelly&ron/

                    #1260 cac239

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                      Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:59 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by navarrabrooke
                      Hi there - I am new to the forum and also a Paradisus bride. We just firmed up our date and location earlier this month with Perla. Now we're starting to concentrate on the details - in particular the music.

                      Instead of doing live music (which would be our first choice) or a DJ, we are considering going the iPod route. Though I did receive a quote from Luis at Swank for $1466. But after reading some of the earlier posts, does this mean even if I don't use them I will be billed for 15% of the original quote? Also, is $1466 for 4 hours reasonable?

                      We would love to do live music, but $1200 for 45 minutes is unfortunately not within our budget. Is anyone doing live music and able to find a better deal?

                      If we do go with the iPod, can anyone tell me what arrangements we will need to make? We'll need a sound system of course. We also would like to do a projection screen so we can air a photo slideshow during the cocktail hour and buffet and then play our favorites music DVDs for the dance party - sorta like a concert experience. I have asked about this from Perla, but have not heard back. Do we use Swank for the equipment or does the resort take care of that? Any advice you can give is very much appreciated!!!

                      Happy to have found and be a part of this forum!

                      Thanks!
                      Brooke

                      Hi Brooke,
                      Ajua weddings is who I am using for my music and their prices are way better then the Paradisus even w/ the 300 outside vendor fee.

                      Just a thought :)




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