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#851 VeronicaLane

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    Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:36 AM

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    I have a question on the reception and the music... I don't quite know how many people we will have with us, but let's say it's 20-30 people. To save some money, i'm thinking of not going with a DJ - so if we just use our own music (either IPOD or CD's) how is the sound? I do want people to get up and dance and have a good time, but will the sound be good enough without the DJ?

    Thanks!
    From what I understand, you can use your iPod rather than a DJ. The charge is around $80. This pays for their full PA system (speakers, iPod dock, etc.) and someone from the Royal to monitor the iPod (make sure the music never stops, etc.) That's not bad when you compare the $1000+ for a DJ.

    #852 EmenGeeRoxx

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    Posted 03 March 2009 - 12:06 PM

    I haven't heard complaints about the sound system. I will most likely go this route too since I plan on renting a band for 2 hours or so and the rest of the time just play tunes off the laptop or iPod. Just use iTunes or Winamp to make your playlist and you are good to go.

    #853 EmenGeeRoxx

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    Posted 03 March 2009 - 12:56 PM

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    On another note, the scam, keep us informed because US airline weight limits are 50lbs per checked bag. I would assume because its the same airline it would be the same leaving! So if you are keeping your bags around 50lbs (like I will) then you will be screwed on the return flight with a $120 fee! Ouch! Something to keep in mind... let us know what you find out.
    Hey Steph. I went to TripAdvisor to search the forums on luggage scams. The info I got was nothing recent with the last post in 2006. From what I gathered there was confusion with some passengers where their airlines told them 50lb limit and they had no problems going to Mexico. However on the way back home the limit is suddenly 44lbs. But they were only charged $25 US once, not per pound. I guess just clarify the limits with your airline.

    There are some other extreme cases that go on but the example above was the most common problem. Some called it a scam and others a misunderstanding.

    Anyway I will ask my fiancee more info since her patient is coming in again today.

    #854 lexibride

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      Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:08 PM

      For those who are using the Ipod - are you going to do all the traditional things like cutting the cake, first dance, etc.? If so, who's going to basically run everything smoothly?

      #855 Maybride2009

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        Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:29 PM

        I too am using and ipod and I was told that they will have someone there to run it.

        Wow, a lot has gone on in the 2 months since I have been gone! we had 2 months with no wedding talk and it was certainly needed...of course once we got back the extended family started acting up again...I have 2 months and a bit to go and I am SO EXCITED!

        #856 Shay2679

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          Posted 04 March 2009 - 04:36 PM

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          I too am using and ipod and I was told that they will have someone there to run it.
          What were you told you would pay to have someone run the iPod and equipment for you?

          I thought we would use an iPOD, but now, I think we'll just burn some CDs and let them go...

          We won't be playing specific music for cake cutting and such in Mexico...just for first dance, father/daughter dance.

          There are so many details, like this one, where I really have no idea what else I should be planning, or how it will all pan out...

          #857 Geminie

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            Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:41 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by jaxsebridetobe View Post
            I have a question on the reception and the music... I don't quite know how many people we will have with us, but let's say it's 20-30 people. To save some money, i'm thinking of not going with a DJ - so if we just use our own music (either IPOD or CD's) how is the sound? I do want people to get up and dance and have a good time, but will the sound be good enough without the DJ?

            Thanks!
            The sound was awesome! and very loud! - it can be as loud as you want it to be. We were surprised by the lit up dance floor, we didn't ask for it but it was there.. we had our reception in the gazebo and the dance floor was set up right in front on the little patio are (for 10 of us it was absolutely perfect!)

            we used our own ipod to save some money, and made 2 play lists, one for the dinner, the other for the dancing.. had the song for the walk down the aisle on a different playlist and it was all fine..def go for it if you're trying to save some money, but don't leave the music till the last minute! lol
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            #858 ~Stephanie~

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              Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:02 PM

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              Originally Posted by Shay2679
              What were you told you would pay to have someone run the iPod and equipment for you?

              I thought we would use an iPOD, but now, I think we'll just burn some CDs and let them go...

              We won't be playing specific music for cake cutting and such in Mexico...just for first dance, father/daughter dance.

              There are so many details, like this one, where I really have no idea what else I should be planning, or how it will all pan out...
              Shay, I read this on the FAQ sheet and on the reception sheet that Zulma sent me:
              •Do you provide music for the Reception?
              •Yes, we have a sound system available for you with background music. You can always bring your own ipod and cds. In order to have a Dj with professional lightning, music and sound system, please consult the prices on the wedding checklist.

              "Background music (if you bring your own CD's a music technician services will be required $80.00usd)"

              Don't know if this helps anyone....
              ~Stephanie

              Our wedding websitewww.mywedding.com/stephanieandmichaelbailey

              #859 Shay2679

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                Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:50 PM

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                "Background music (if you bring your own CD's a music technician services will be required $80.00usd)"

                Don't know if this helps anyone....
                I want to know how Geminie got the light up dance floor for free!!!! I want the dance floor to light up...but I absolutely refuse to pay $500USD for it.

                The reason I asked the question about "How much were you told you'd have to pay..." is because months ago, I had emailed Micaela about this, and she said, if we were playing the music ourselves, we would not have to pay any fee...

                Oh the mixed communications...god damn.

                #860 ~Stephanie~

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                  Posted 04 March 2009 - 09:10 PM

                  I hear ya! I want the light up dance floor for free without paying for a DJ or the floor too. I want to spend what little money I have on other things but dang I really want that floor!!
                  ~Stephanie

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