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#1771 Steve&Julia

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    Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:18 PM

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    Hey girls,

    So I emailed Perla and moved my ceremony time from 5pm to 4:30, as I was concerned about the sun setting before we get a chance for photos. I asked her for suggestions for any type of performance and her response was tango dancers or any kind of performance. Not exactly the help I was looking for. I am starting to get stressed out, as I feel like time is flying by and I'm not getting anything done! Why can't I be organized like Missy??

    I emailed Ajua weddings about performers, but they only deal with you if you have them plan your wedding. Does anyone have suggestions? I was thinking some type of Aztec dancers or something along those lines? I know I can't have fire dancers. Also, I can make up my mind for music for the ceremony and the cocktail hour. I am using Mania for the reception, but I would really like something live for the ceremony and cocktail. I think I want a Mariachi for the cocktail, but I'm not sure they would be appropriate for the ceremony. If I bring someone else in for the ceremony, that means another outside vendor fee. Any help?

    is mania the dj? if so how are his prices I want to get a dj for the reception and i dont know the prices waiting for an email for two weeks.
    Jewels

    #1772 SMB&CRZ

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      Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:25 PM

      Mannia is the company name...they have a few djs. Most people have used Carlos, but he won't be there for my wedding day. I have heard nothing but good things about them and there are many satisfied brides that have used them. As far as pricing, it depends what you're looking for. I didn't even ask for a quote from Swank (the dj that the Paradisus uses) as there were a few brides who didn't have great things to say about them when they chose not to use their services.

      #1773 navarrabrooke

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        Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:36 PM

        I am using Swank for all the equipment - we're doing the iPod, not a DJ though. I've been working with Luis at Swank and he has been terrific - very responsive and knowledgable. We're doing a photo slideshow and then later using the same screen to play concert DVDs.

        Not sure if this is helpful, but back in Febrauary when I initially requested a quote for a DJ for 4 hours, Swank quoted me $1466 total.

        #1774 Steve&Julia

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          Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:38 PM

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          Originally Posted by SMB&CRZ
          Mannia is the company name...they have a few djs. Most people have used Carlos, but he won't be there for my wedding day. I have heard nothing but good things about them and there are many satisfied brides that have used them. As far as pricing, it depends what you're looking for. I didn't even ask for a quote from Swank (the dj that the Paradisus uses) as there were a few brides who didn't have great things to say about them when they chose not to use their services.
          are you paying a fee for having your dj come to the hotel? like a photographer? I read a photographer is $3000
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          #1775 Steve&Julia

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            Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:51 PM

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            I am using Swank for all the equipment - we're doing the iPod, not a DJ though. I've been working with Luis at Swank and he has been terrific - very responsive and knowledgable. We're doing a photo slideshow and then later using the same screen to play concert DVDs.

            Not sure if this is helpful, but back in Febrauary when I initially requested a quote for a DJ for 4 hours, Swank quoted me $1466 total.

            I just called Swanky and spoke he's sending me a quote soon, sounds nice. I think i got a quote of 990 which is good but if i have to pay like $300 for him to come into the hotel then i'm paying the same thing. Plus I went through my emails and I asked Perla for Mannia's info and she wrote me we don't work with him anymore so i'm not sure what thats about.
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            #1776 navarrabrooke

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              Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:58 PM

              We weren't charged a $300 outside fee with Swank - I think they are a preferred vendor.

              #1777 navarrabrooke

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                Posted 04 November 2009 - 01:25 PM

                I need help with tipping! A few more questions...

                Who needs to be tipped for the reception? Our officiant and our photog are both great friends of ours, so we don't plan on tipping them. Instead we've paid for their trip. I imagine that leaves the bartender and wait staff. How much do we tip them? Anyone else I'm forgetting

                Thanks!
                Brooke

                #1778 MissyR

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                  Posted 04 November 2009 - 07:53 PM

                  I know that with our package a gratuity was included for all service staff - we gave Perla a little something extra but I believe 15-20% was factored into the cost pp for tips.

                  #1779 yolyd75

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                    Posted 11 November 2009 - 06:27 PM

                    I used mania for my wedding and i have nothing but great things to say abou them. Both the dj and the mc were great and kept my party going and the crowd entertained the entire night. They played the songs i wanted, when i wanted, right on cue. Can't say enough great things about them. You won't be dissapointed if you go with mannia.

                    #1780 egsarah

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                      Posted 12 November 2009 - 11:11 PM

                      Oh my...in case I forget tomorrow..HAPPY WEDDING DAY BROOKE!! Hope everything turns out fabulous!

                      Also...we will be heading down Sunday for our site visit...last call if any one wants any questions asked or pictures taken let me know!!




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