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Natasha I am so glad you started this thread b/c I was going to start one today asking people if money wasn't an issue would they still have had a DW. But now that you started this thread I can see that most of you were so happy with your decision. And of course I have a question after the long line of questions get answered. For those of you that had DJs at the reception: Did the DJ have up to date music or was it very limited in selection? I have fears of hearing "cotton eye joe" or "macarena" at my wedding.

 

-Glenda

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Did the DJ have up to date music or was it very limited in selection? I have fears of hearing "cotton eye joe" or "macarena" at my wedding.

-Glenda
smile120.gif ROFL..... TOO FUNNY! "Cotton eye joe" lol lol lol lol....

The married gals will no more than me, but I'm pretty sure you can bring your own music to ensure that this doesnt happen.

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TammyM - Our guitar player was a huge hit @ $250/hour. Let me know if you want his info? I guess I personally just do not associate the flute with a beach wedding. Call me crazy?

 

Christine - We made a last minute decision to get a videographer and I am now glad about that. I think we will love watching it years down the road. I can't think of anything else I wished I had...is that crazy? I probably could have done without cake, honestly. And like I said above, we didn't do favors, which made life a lot more simple. Ditto on the seating chart, but I think that totally depends on your guests.

 

Glenda - Our DJ mostly played what we asked him, but I would suggest the following. Ask one of your friends to be the point person for the DJ that night. Give her the list of requests and the DO NOT PLAY songs (also give the list to the DJ himself) and have her be the person who keeps the DJ on the right track. Most DJs will follow your wishes but that way you have a backup plan and don't have to worry about it yourself!

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Natasha, this is such a great thread!

Most of the time I just "lurk" around because it's more specific questions like... I'm getting married at X and looking for Y....

 

Anyway, here is my advice:

 

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I'll start...

In the end, was it all worth it? Was it worth leaving some people out to have a destination wedding? Do you ever wish you had a "traditional" wedding?

Before we went to Cabo, I was stressed, worried and overall unsure if it was going to be worth it. I can't stress enough how all the worries went away as soon as I was sitting on the beach and friends from all walks of lives were talking with us and with each other. My siblings live in different cities and it was a great way to have us all together... I probably don't have to tell you how happy my parents were to have us all together! It was great to be able to spend quality time with each of our guests and to have a mini vacation with our families.

 

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OK MY TURN, MY TURN.. (raising hand for next question)

 

I'm trying to decide what kind of music to play for the ceremony, best dollar for the music.. What would you recommend and what price were you quoted.

 

Flute and guitar player (I got a quote from Maye of 300.00 an hour)

Marichi band

Trio band

IPOD, renting a speaker set up.

Wow, this is all a matter of taste. The wedding ceremony will probably only be 30 mins (or less) so keep that in mind. If you are having a cocktail hour, then I recommend having any of the above since they will have to be hired for at least one hour. If not, then just do the IPod. We had a classical trio during the ceremony and it was beautiful. I highly recommend it!!

 

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Oh me...I want to go next...after TammyM's question

I want to know what is the one thing you did not have (tradition wise) you wish you would have and what is the one thing you feel you didn't really need after all (like programs, menus, favors, etc)

I had programs, I felt it was totally unecessary.

I did not have menus, favors, bouquet/garter toss, something blue... am I missing any other tradition?

We did a guestbook, but it was actually a Polaroid guestbook.

We still look through it, totally recommend it if you are going to have a guestbook.

 

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For those of you that had DJs at the reception: Did the DJ have up to date music or was it very limited in selection? I have fears of hearing "cotton eye joe" or "macarena" at my wedding.

 

-Glenda

We had DJ Mijares at our reception and he did a great job. Several of us posted our music list that we gave to the DJs http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t985. He followed our list and added several similar songs. No macarena, no Cotton eye joe... even though we did have the Cotton Eye Joe TWICE at the Austin reception... yes, that's right, not a typo.... TWICE!!! smile120.gif

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I am so glad you started this thread b/c I was going to start one today asking people if money wasn't an issue would they still have had a DW.
we had a quasi destination wedding. we rented an estate in palm springs for 5 days and had everything there. friday night BD/welcome party - it was my husbands BD. saturday wedding. sunday pool party. we had 60 guests. if money were not object yes i still would have had the DW only i would have had it here - Villa Hurmuses ≈ Mykonos ≈ Home
my dream place :)

we actually thought about going to greece and getting married at this house. only we know we would have had about 4 guests instead of 60 and i would have had to have a party when i returned anyway. so yes but here in greece and i could have paid everyones way!!!

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This is all SO SO great...Karla where did you find the classical trio for you ceremony and what were the prices?

 

Also, do most people have a cocktail hour or do we just skip it and start the reception?

 

Thanks :)

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karla- I am so interested in the polaroid guestbook. how many cameras did you use? did you make the book or buy one? any advice/tips on this?

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Can I ask a question?

For all the guests that were unable to attend did you send them anything after the wedding? Picture? Announcement card? Anything?

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OK MY TURN, MY TURN.. (raising hand for next question)

I'm trying to decide what kind of music to play for the ceremony, best dollar for the music.. What would you recommend and what price were you quoted.

Flute and guitar player (I got a quote from Maye of 300.00 an hour)
Marichi band
Trio band
IPOD, renting a speaker set up.
i really LOVED having the mariachi band. but i had a bigger wedding. They played before the ceremony, as i walked down the aisle and for the cocktail hour. the kids loved it and were dancing. it was really cute.

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Oh me...I want to go next...after TammyM's question
I want to know what is the one thing you did not have (tradition wise) you wish you would have and what is the one thing you feel you didn't really need after all (like programs, menus, favors, etc)
i did not do prgrams, BUT did print out menus. i found this palce that printed them in 5 days notice. i also did table numbers, and seating cards all with a shell design

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Natasha I am so glad you started this thread b/c I was going to start one today asking people if money wasn't an issue would they still have had a DW. But now that you started this thread I can see that most of you were so happy with your decision. And of course I have a question after the long line of questions get answered. For those of you that had DJs at the reception: Did the DJ have up to date music or was it very limited in selection? I have fears of hearing "cotton eye joe" or "macarena" at my wedding.

-Glenda
the dj's have a pretty extensive list of music. if you have very specific requests, you may want to burn them on adisk or have them on your IPOD and let the dj know you will do that

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This is all SO SO great...Karla where did you find the classical trio for you ceremony and what were the prices?

Also, do most people have a cocktail hour or do we just skip it and start the reception?

Thanks :)
i loved having a cocktail hour because we were able to leave to have our pictures taken w/o feeling like we were abandoning out guests.

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Can I ask a question?
For all the guests that were unable to attend did you send them anything after the wedding? Picture? Announcement card? Anything?
we sent links to the video juan carlos made us...i also made a colage for fun and sent them to coworkers, etc.

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