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#1 Millie & George

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    Posted 10 September 2007 - 03:07 PM

    Hi folks

    Can I ask what everyone is doing about music for both the wedding and reception at the El Dorado, it all seems so expensive even to just do to the hire of an amplifier??

    Any ideas greatly received.

    Millie xx

    #2 SheaS

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      Posted 10 September 2007 - 04:03 PM

      I have this same question... we are thinking of renting the speakers for our reception, and maybe hiring a trio or something for the ceremony.

      #3 brigopens

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        Posted 10 September 2007 - 06:57 PM

        iPod for both the wedding and reception here...

        We entertained the idea of the trio, but it was so expensive for such a short time. We really felt we could do more for our guests with the money we were saving...

        I've seen pics of weddings there with the 10 piece band and all. Looked amazing, but I can only imagine how much they spent to have them there, or how short it seemed like...

        And the DJ? For $1500 bucks? What a rip-off...
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        #4 MrsV-to-be

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          Posted 10 September 2007 - 09:15 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by brigopens
          iPod for both the wedding and reception here...

          We entertained the idea of the trio, but it was so expensive for such a short time. We really felt we could do more for our guests with the money we were saving...

          I've seen pics of weddings there with the 10 piece band and all. Looked amazing, but I can only imagine how much they spent to have them there, or how short it seemed like...

          And the DJ? For $1500 bucks? What a rip-off...
          ditto. :) though I am still playing with the idea of the trio - we'll see closer to the time

          #5 brigopens

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            Posted 11 September 2007 - 01:51 AM

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            Originally Posted by MrsV-to-be
            ditto. :) though I am still playing with the idea of the trio - we'll see closer to the time

            Tempting, I agree, and we may consider it semi-last minute... I'm sort of doubting it though. Have to email some of my sources and see if they thought any of the live music options were worth the cost.
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            #6 bre

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              Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:52 AM

              We're doing iPod playlists for pre/post + ceremony, cocktail reception, and dinner event. We have a family friend who is a great DJ who is going to help us with the playlists. A trusted friend will act as the emcee.
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              #7 brigopens

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                Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:59 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by bre
                A trusted friend will act as the emcee.
                Same here, I forgot to mention that. Anyone have a "format" for reception stuff? Something we can go off of and give to our MC to run the festivities? If there's just a post, point me that way. otherwise, maybe it's something I should look harder for or start a new post for?
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                #8 jfwolfe72

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                  Posted 11 September 2007 - 02:51 PM

                  Since we're getting married in the chapel, apparently they have a sound system and pre-selected songs already (and I don't believe I need to pay anything extra). For the reception, we're just going to pay for the sound system (I think it's something like $350) and then set up our MP3 player. We are also going to have a Welcome Reception on the night before the wedding and we're going to get the 9-person mariachi band for that - i'm really looking forward to that!

                  #9 MrsV-to-be

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                    Posted 11 September 2007 - 02:58 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by brigopens
                    Tempting, I agree, and we may consider it semi-last minute... I'm sort of doubting it though. Have to email some of my sources and see if they thought any of the live music options were worth the cost.
                    oohh - let us know if you get any interesting advice!

                    as for the reception format - were you looking for a playlist of songs, or what and when you should be doing at the reception (ie announcement of B&G, dinner, speech etc?)
                    if playlist - there is a thread somewhere; if reception organization - I don't recall seeing any thread for that

                    #10 Tricia

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                      Posted 11 September 2007 - 10:11 PM

                      I am getting married in the Chapel as well. For the reception I am going to hire the Mariachi's for the 45 minutes and am playing with the idea of hiring a DJ. I am having a hard time picturing my reception going smoothly with an ipod and no one to emce the event. But the DJ is just so expensive. Has anyone heard reviews on the DJ?




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