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#1 Tobi

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    Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:20 AM

    They want to charge me 500 for the sound system at the ceremony. That is soo crazy! I want everyone to be able to hear us at the ceremony...is a sound system necessary? We expect about 30 people and are saying vows right on the beach...any past brides out there with feedback on guests being able to hear?
    I am at a loss of what to do. The vows are what we are all there for afterall and we are writing them ourselves so it is extra special. But 500 for 15 minutes....AAARRGHH.

    #2 Sandra E.

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      Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:53 AM

      That seems just a bit extreme.

      #3 Spazz

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        Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:54 AM

        Wow! That sounds like a lot! I think with 30 people they should be able to hear you, just talk extra extra loud...lol!

        #4 starchild

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          Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:13 AM

          Don't do it! That's ridiculous, the nerve of them! LOL Like Lizz said I bet if you speak loudly you won't have a problem. Or for a fraction of that you could bring your own microphone although the way these resorts are they may charge you to use your own!

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          #5 Tobi

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            Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:37 AM

            https://secure.tech-....asp?n=33&c=129You guys are so awesome! After seeing starchild's posting, I did some searching of my own to rent a sound system and found this for $99....a 10 day rental!
            This hotel is really getting under my skin...it feels like they are intentionally inflating EVERYTHING!!

            #6 starchild

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              Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:15 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Tobi Jessell
              https://secure.tech-....asp?n=33&c=129You guys are so awesome! After seeing starchild's posting, I did some searching of my own to rent a sound system and found this for $99....a 10 day rental!
              This hotel is really getting under my skin...it feels like they are intentionally inflating EVERYTHING!!
              Very cool and great price! Spend your big money on the things you have to do through them, it adds up!

              #7 jajajaja

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                Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:12 AM

                I'm glad you found an alternate solution. I had a hard time hearing during our ceremony and we had a mic! I'm quite deaf though.

                It's ridiculous to charge you $500 though. Seriously, if they charge every wedding that they make a boat load of profit because I doubt the sound system costs that much to begin with.
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                #8 Maura

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                Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:17 AM

                tobi, also, are you having a DJ? sometimes they will give you a good cut rate for speaker/mic setup for the ceremony since they will already be there. something to check into, might be less money/effort than lugging that stuff with you!

                #9 PaulSchrank

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                  Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:53 AM

                  I've been seeing a lot of boomboxes with a "karaoke" feature for sale here in Mexico. Use it on the beach with a microphone on "karaoke" and no CD playing, and it should be just enough to hear the vows on the beach with 30-50 people. I should say I haven't tried it yet, but the thought occurred to me after shooting a couple of wedding with nothing and nobody could hear anything. The $99 sound system rental sounds perfect, for other brides with the same problem, look into the Karaoke Boomboxes. Then you get to take it home

                  #10 angitalia23

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                    Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:55 AM

                    Dreams Cabo wanted 200- and I still thought that was way too high! The wedding coordinator at Dreams said we would be fine w/o the microphone system and we are having 38 guests. 500 sounds crazy, I say do w/o it, your guests should be able to hear you!
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