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#1451 islandbrideshop.com

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    Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:59 AM

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    I am planning on bringing my ipod. Does anybody know if it plugs into a type of dock that charges it while it plays, or should I bring a charger with me to the reception? Also, is it compatible for all ipods? Thanks.
    It is a large speaker and the cor plugs in the headphone jack, so it would work with any MP3 player (or even a phone) that has a headphone jack. The sound is great because the speaker is very large. I wouldn't think you would need to bring the charger to the reception. My iPod battery lasts for like 16 hours, lol. I would suggest making a few playlists - one for dinner, one for cocktails after dinner, and one that is livelier that you can turn on when everyone is getting more outgoing. I didn't make a lively one thinking I wouldn't need it but ended up playing my "work out" playlist! Haha! It was perfect though.

    #1452 islandbrideshop.com

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      Posted 15 April 2010 - 10:12 AM

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      Hey everyone!
      I've been reading this blog for months now, and since my wedding is coming up soon (August 19th) its finally time for me to start contributing to some Q and A! I'll start off with a few questions for you all... What are you guys all planning for your reception?? I want to be sure my wedding will be fun, and I'm not sure the mariachis and an ipod will cut it. I know there's a fire breather/dancer performance thing available too, and dj's, but are there any other ideas to make it fun
      Oh, and has anyone ever heard of doing a (booze) cruise? They have one in cancun that you can do for only $1000, but I want something that's much closer to the hotel. I think the 45 min drive to Cancun is going to kill the moment. Ideas?
      We simply had an iPod and a banquet room and we had a blast! The servers and the head server Alejandro were very fun and loosened everyone up... I'm sure the never ending supply of booze shots didn't hurt either... A fire dancer would be neat but might take the focus off of the reception and you and your new hubby. Alejandro really made it fun for us - don't worry, if things are getting dull, the head server will spice things up for you!

      Someone on the Unofficial Barcelo board did a booze cruise catamaran out of Puerto Aventuras which is about 10 minutes away. I believe it was chartered by Captain Rick's? They had a private charter two days before the wedding I think - she said it was the highlight of her trip. Google Captain Rick's Mexico and it should come up.

      #1453 Mrs.Smith

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        Posted 15 April 2010 - 08:50 PM

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        Hmm I figured as much...So then any ideas on what you and your guests will do between the ceremony and the dinner?

        I figured if we have a 1pm wedding, that takes about 30mins or so. Then pictures, not sure how long that takes.

        I think I"m going with the coconut package too, and my guests (only about 8-10 people) will be just fine with entertaining themselves at the bar /beach until dinner.
        well, that is still up in the air, we have about 18 i think (still having people say yes, then no, then yes....) We are asking for the soonest dinner time (5:30 or 6), so im just not sure

        #1454 MrsC-to-Be

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          Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:15 PM

          [QUOTE=islandbrideshop.com;1257596]We simply had an iPod and a banquet room and we had a blast! The servers and the head server Alejandro were very fun and loosened everyone up... I'm sure the never ending supply of booze shots didn't hurt either... A fire dancer would be neat but might take the focus off of the reception and you and your new hubby. Alejandro really made it fun for us - don't worry, if things are getting dull, the head server will spice things up for you!

          Wow interesting...can you tell me more about this booze cruize? I am pretty much sold on the 'free' wedding , since i have like 12 people including myself and my FI. So I am looking at like 1pm, hopefully...would love later, but I'v heard they will not budge with this package level, so I am looking at wha hte HECK we alll will do until the dinnner...Please, tell me more about such a 'booze cruize' because this would be PERFECT to kill time before our dinner

          #1455 Jennp99

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            Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:36 PM

            Hi Everyone,

            I know this issue has been discussed several times, but I wanted to know if anyone had any recent info. on it. What do you guys know about the photography rule? I know it seems to change depending on when and which WC you talk to. I am getting married in March at the Palace and I wrote my WC telling her I wanted to bring in an outside photographer. I played 'dumb' and asked her if I just pay for a day pass or book them a room for the night (instead of asking if it was even allowed). This was a couple of weeks ago and I haven't heard a response from her on the subject.

            I'm wondering, do they still even allow you to book a room for them for a night? and if so how many nights do you need to? Or do they absolutely not allow it? I'm contemplating on just booking the photographer if I don't hear from her soon and then if I get 'scolded' for it, I will just say I was waiting for a response on it and no one got back to me. I want to book one for my date as soon as possible. Those of you who are getting married this year or next year, what have your WCs been telling you?

            I am definitely not impressed with the Hotel photographer and will do anything to avoid using them. Has anyone used Moments that Matter?

            Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer me,

            #1456 TATrisha

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            Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:24 PM

            When we were just there in February we were booked for two nights stay. So I know that it's not a 3 night minimum. So worse case scenario, you could book the photographer for 2 nights instead of 1.

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            #1457 melissa-sa

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              Posted 16 April 2010 - 09:30 PM

              ISLANDBRIDE thank you for the info re:booze cruise and ipod! I'm confident with just an ipod now for the reception. I'm really intrigued about this booze cruise idea too! I'm going to look into it. If anyone else has info about booze cruises, please pass it on! I'm just hoping they have a boat large enough for 64 people (we have 62 guests! I only wanted about 30-40... ah well...)

              JENNP there is a very strict rule on outside photographers, but I personally am going to risk it. I've picked Sascha Gluck and I've booked him a room at the hotel. If they ask questions I'm going to say that he's an old friend and he's doing us a favour haha! Seriously, what can they say to that? This rule is ridiculous. At the very least they should charge a fee for us to allow outside photagraphers.

              #1458 melissa-sa

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                Posted 16 April 2010 - 09:32 PM

                As for the 80% rule, Xhail told me in an email that I have somewhere that as long as I'm staying at the palace, my reception/ceremony can be at the palace. period. I'm not sure why Gabriela is saying something different?

                #1459 Jennp99

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                  Posted 17 April 2010 - 12:21 AM

                  Thanks for your replies girls!!

                  Melissa, how many nights did you book your photographer for? one or two? have you already done so? I like the way you think girl! I'm thinking I may just go ahead and book my photographer and book them a room if I don't hear from my WC in the next couple days. I'm just not sure how many days I need to book them for. I really only need them for 6 hrs. or so. I'm not doin a TTD session, so do I really need to book them for 2 nights? What do you think? Not allowing outside photographers is a totally ridiculous rule.

                  #1460 melissa-sa

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                    Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:21 AM

                    I just booked one night, I don't plan on doing a TTD session either. Fingers crossed!!




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