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#2821 midnight24

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    Posted 27 April 2010 - 04:06 AM

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    Yay Midnight! You're married!! Congrats! It sounds like it's hot hot hot there! We just had a freak snowstorm on Saturday so I'm looking forward to some great vacation weather!

    Question for those that recently had or are planning to have a DJ - what price were you quoted? Karla just quoted me $210/hour which is quite a bit more than I've been reading on here! Now it's got me questioning if it's worth it...
    honestly...just go to one of the bars with live music! they take requests and seem very accommodating to wedding parties. save some money & still have fun.

    i have to say one of the best parts of the night was just ending up at the daiquiri bar....unplanned and having the band play for us.

    #2822 swankster77

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      Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:36 AM

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      $210 really....I just looked over the info that Jazmin had sent me and she quoted me 190/hr...for the sound system and music on our ipod. I actually have it in a recent email from her as well, maybe double check with her again??
      Interesting... Jazmin told me they did not offer a sound system for an iPod!

      #2823 Patourn

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        Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:54 AM

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        Ouch! Looks like the price went up... Jazmin quoted me $190/hour. I decided to go another route. However my wedding has not happened yet so I might not be much help!

        I am using DJ Bijan (MayanVibes - Wedding DJ in the Mayan Riviera - Home). He quoted me $250 for the first 2 hours. Our total is going to be $300 for 2.5 hours (8-10:30). He was recommended by DJ Bob which people have given good reviews... So far communication with him has been quick and clear... and apparently he is from Canada!

        I'm positive that's what she told me...I have her emails at home...I'll check and let you know for sure.

        The DJ you were planning on using....how does that all work?? Does he bring all his own equipment and stuff for that price?? And you go over what music that you want?? I’m thinking that might be the better way to go now

        And how do you arrange that all with Jazmin/Karla??

        #2824 TATrisha

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        Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:58 AM

        I got wrist corsages for my mom's. It really is hard to pin a normal one to a sun dress. So they did wrist ones. I had roses and orchirds in mine, so they were kind of expensive actually. $30 or $40 a piece. MUCH cheaper if you just do roses.

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        #2825 swankster77

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          Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:37 AM

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          I'm positive that's what she told me...I have her emails at home...I'll check and let you know for sure.

          The DJ you were planning on using....how does that all work?? Does he bring all his own equipment and stuff for that price?? And you go over what music that you want?? I’m thinking that might be the better way to go now
          I got wrist corsages for my mom's. It really is hard to pin a normal one to a sun dress. So they did wrist ones. I had roses and orchirds in mine, so they were kind of expensive actually. $30 or $40 a piece. MUCH cheaper if you just do roses.
          Trish you've got to be kidding me!! I wonder if the wrist corsage costs more than a regular one? The price list i have says $16, $24, $50... I was hoping mine would be the least expensive (called 'tropical'). I'm just going with simple gerbera daisy's and lily's. I really can't spend that much on corsages!! Yikes!

          #2826 TATrisha

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          Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:56 AM

          I'm sure those would be cheaper. It was all because of the stupid orchids. I wanted the flowers to match their dresses... but not clash with my flowers. So i went with beautiful white orchids. So beautiful... but NOT cheap!!!
          With tropical flowers you should be fine.

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          #2827 Patourn

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            Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:58 AM

            [QUOTE=swankster77;1273650]I got the 'ok' from Jazmin before booking Bijan.. but before that he assured me he'd worked with Jazmin before and that it wouldn't be a problem.

            I contacted Bijan via email. He wrote back asking a few questions. I responded and then he was able to give me a quote. After we agreed to the cost/services he sent me a paypal invoice for $100 deposit. The rest is due the day of the service. He recently sent me a questionnaire asking for special requests (microphone, mc service, music requests - wants me to give him a list of 20 songs so he can get a feel for the type of music i want, etc). He also said he uses a laptop, nice sound system, and some lights. he said he has a more elaborate light set but it's overkill for the poolside reception and requires additional fees.

            Swankster...you are the best!!!! I think I'm going to request a quote and see what happens from there but I am REALLY leaning towards using him...everything sounds great and even if I have to pay 300 for 2 hours it's still cheaper and I'm getting more them having the resort set me up some speakers and having my ipod playing!! Off to email Jazmin now!! I'll keep you posted! Thanks!!!

            #2828 HereFishie

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              Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:42 PM

              A quick pic... we just got married last night!!

              Will have a review in a couple days :)

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              #2829 Patourn

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                Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:06 PM

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                A quick pic... we just got married last night!!

                Will have a review in a couple days :)

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                Congrats! Can't wait to hear all about it!!

                #2830 courtneybgorman

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                  Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:35 PM

                  for all of you getting a Dj off site, make sure that you let your wedding coordinator know.. they weren't going to let me use DJ bob at one point cause they are trying to go towards no outside vendors.




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