Hi! I will send you a PM with my personal email so it is easier for you to communicate with me. CONGRATS on Ceiba! You and your fiance (and your family and friends) will have the time of your lives!
We used Ivan Gomez from DJ Doremixx and we LOVED him! (I am VERY delayed in posting reviews on here (our wedding was in April), but he will receive a glowing one!) He was easy to communicate with by email (a little delayed in responding compared to what us NY'ers are used to, but nothing concerning and he always answered my questions). He played our song list as well as other songs in line with what we like. He was set-up and ready to go on time. We had 60+ guests, and there were very few songs where more than 5 people or so were sitting - everyone danced the whole night! And, he has GREAT props! We were thrilled with his services.
We did not rent a dance floor. With the number of guests we had (64 including us), there was plenty of room on the terrace for tables and dancing. Plus, we did not want a lighted dance floor. If you do, or if you will have a lot more guests, you may want to consider it. I am happy we did not rent one.
For lighting and Flowers we used Gabi at Planner1Events (again, I am delayed in writing a review, but she was FABULOUS)!! We had her hang Chinese lanterns (and we loved the look of it), but she has numerous lighting options. If you email her, she will send you a full list of services, set-up, flowers, bamboo arch/gazebo, maracas (which I put the place cards on), etc. with pricing. I described what I was looking for, and she sent various pictures of options that were in line with what I wanted. She is readily available by email, and very helpful. My flowers looked exactly like I pictured/ordered - they were beautiful!!
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Hey tweets, I tried to send you a PM, but my computer froze and did something weird (so you got a half message that's why). Anyway, I'm from Ny too and just booked my wedding at ceiba. I'm starting to look for vendor and just wanted to ask who you used and get some recommendations and pricing.
-DJ who did you use and how much? Did you like them? We are looking for someone to really get and keep the party going!
-Lighting for reception area, what did you pick and how much did it cost?
Did you rent a dance floor? If so were you glad you did?
Photographer? recommendation, cost?
Hair and makeup? Did you like whoever it was? How much was it? Was the trial included.
And most importantly food recommendations. My fiancee and I are total foodies. I think you said you did a tasting. Are there any dishes you'd recommend getting/not getting, good appetizers/bad appetizers? Did you have their cake? We didn't do a tasting when we were there.
Thanks so much! I am starting from square one right now
If anyone else has any tips that would be awesome too!