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#3751 AllieH

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:44 AM

Hi Oxana,


We used DJ All Music through Lomas. We were very happy with them overall. Their services included a DJ and an MC - they kept our reception rolling and everything happened at the times when I wanted them to (cutting the cake, first dances, etc.).

 

 

 

 

Originally Posted by Oxana Sh 

Hi Ladies,

Please give me an advice... We are going to have a small wedding ( about 15 people). But we want to have a nice party so we decided to hire a DJ. Should we go with Lomas choices or better get an outside vendor? Did anybody of you hired a Lomas travel DJ?

 

Thank you!!!!


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#3752 mstigger

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    Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:37 PM

    Just to add to what Allie and Amanda said, we LOVED Cocotal for breakfast. They have a huge with tons of breads, fruit, yogurt, etc.....they do special order omelets and eggs.....or they have a menu with amazing choices. I had fajita and eggs with green sauce almost every day....they were AMAZING!!! I also had an egg white omelet with spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese. I just can't say enough about how great all of the food was!!! I can't wait to return in 17 days!!!

    Originally Posted by LKocelko 

    So I was just looking at the EDR website and was reviewing all the restaurant options. I opened up the menus for all the different places, and I am starving now! Everything looks so amazing...I can't wait! If anyone has any recs for where to go or what to get, let me know!

     

    Also, what's the deal with this "water journey" at the spa? I'm getting my hair and makeup done the morning of my wedding and was emailed about it. Worth it, waste of time? Is it extra $? Lemme know!



    #3753 riz157

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      Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:50 PM

      Allie H....did you meet the DJ before the wedding day or did you just wing it the day of?



      #3754 AllieH

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      Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:09 PM

      Hi Riz!

       

      we met DJ All Music when our onsite WC took us to Tucanes for our reception. the guys came out to meet us before they introduced the bridal party (in our case, our parents) and us. I confess - I don't remember their actual names! It was all a blur at that point... 

       

      BUT never fear - it's not winging it at all!! they have a pretty detailed excel spreadsheet that you fill out with your Lomas WC ahead of time once you decide to book them. You choose all of your playlists for dinner, and for the reception. The spreadsheet includes any of the announcements you want made - introductions when you/your bridal party walk in, cake cutting, announcing the father/daughter dance, garter toss, etc. It also asks when you want each of those events to happen and then the MC will move through any of the events you have based on what you outline. 

       

      For us, it wasn't necessarily a specific time - like cake cutting - 7pm, first dance, 7:30pm, etc. Our cues were more like 

      "cut the cake in between the entree course and dessert course" and "first dance - after dessert is finished". So they had all of that timing set out, and it really worked well. 

       

      Originally Posted by riz157 

      Allie H....did you meet the DJ before the wedding day or did you just wing it the day of?

       


       

      Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

      Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

      El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

      AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


      #3755 Oxana Sh

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        Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:41 AM

        Thank you! I like their package. Hopefully it will work well for us too :)
         



        #3756 jnitschke

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          Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

          I love the piano version of Marry Me that's on that list.  Thanks!!

           

          Originally Posted by LKocelko 

          Okay ladies, I have a music question. Well, more than one. We were told that our guests needed to be seated by 3:15 for our 3:30pm ceremony. As such, we planned about 17 minutes of music for our playlist, and then the last song is the one my FI and his BM will walk down to. My question is, how early did your guests start arriving? Meaning, do you think I need to have more than this 17ish minutes of music? I couldn't imagine people arriving much sooner than that.

           

          My other, and I know this is probably more of a personal preference, but I am torn between what to walk down the aisle to. Originally I was going to do the Vitamin String Quartet version of Bruno Mars (thanks, Allie!) which can be found here: http://www.amazon.co...364216396&ajr=0

           

          But then I really love the song Marry Me by Train, and found a nice acoustic one that I fell in love with (like #2)

           

          http://www.amazon.co...gital-music,444

           

          I can't decide! The two are totally different. The first is a bit more happy/upbeat, and I really love it and could see myself walking down the aisle smiling. The second is a bit more somber, but so beautiful and I love the lyrics of that song. I could see myself getting teary eyed walking down the aisle to that. At this point I just want someone to decide for me haha. My FI likes the Bruno Mars a bit more. Figured I'd poll you ladies and see what you think!



          #3757 amanda50388

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            Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:19 PM

            Originally Posted by Oxana Sh 

            Hi Ladies,

            Please give me an advice... We are going to have a small wedding ( about 15 people). But we want to have a nice party so we decided to hire a DJ. Should we go with Lomas choices or better get an outside vendor? Did anybody of you hired a Lomas travel DJ?

             

            Thank you!!!!

            We did not, we used an Ipod and hooked it up to their big speakers because we wanted to save money on our end and it worked really well. 



            #3758 LKocelko

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              Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:38 AM

              So I've had my fake flowers sitting in our guest room for about three months, and finally decided I needed to buckle down and make my bouquets. I'm making one for my MOH and myself; this one is the one for my MOH. Mine will be mostly purple, with a few white. I want honest opinions. Do these look homemade? I'm worried eveything is going to look clearly like it was a DIY. I have no problem redoing it if it does, I'd rather do that and have it look perfect! I wasn't sure about the gray ribbon. But white just didn't look quite right with the ivory flowers/dress, and we couldn't find the perfect shade of ivory.

               

               

               

               

               



              #3759 TheWolferts

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                Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:50 AM

                I think they look great!!!

                 

                I REALLY wanted callallies for our wedding (they were my parents wedding flower), but our WC said they werent in season so I felt like i "settled" with the flowers we used. Seeing yours makes me wish we had gone the fake flower route!

                 

                 

                 

                Originally Posted by LKocelko 

                So I've had my fake flowers sitting in our guest room for about three months, and finally decided I needed to buckle down and make my bouquets. I'm making one for my MOH and myself; this one is the one for my MOH. Mine will be mostly purple, with a few white. I want honest opinions. Do these look homemade? I'm worried eveything is going to look clearly like it was a DIY. I have no problem redoing it if it does, I'd rather do that and have it look perfect! I wasn't sure about the gray ribbon. But white just didn't look quite right with the ivory flowers/dress, and we couldn't find the perfect shade of ivory.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 



                #3760 LKocelko

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                  Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

                  Originally Posted by TheWolferts 

                  I think they look great!!!

                   

                  I REALLY wanted callallies for our wedding (they were my parents wedding flower), but our WC said they werent in season so I felt like i "settled" with the flowers we used. Seeing yours makes me wish we had gone the fake flower route!

                   

                   

                   

                  Thank you! It was a bit harder than I had anticipated haha.  I was SO impressed with how nice the fake flowers were from Hobby Lobby. They even feel real, so as much as I'd love to have gotten real ones, this was so much more economical.






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