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Have any of the DC brides done a wedding program? I have NO idea what to put on it? I have no clue about the ceremony LOL or even our VOWS!!! OMG we leave in 20days!!!!
i want to do one but i don't know the order of the ceremony. are you doing legal or symbolic? for the legal one, claudia sent me the judge's speech, but not the vow part ... i'm still unsure if it will be "repeat after me" fashion, or if we should write something ... and i don't know where the ring exchange or certificate signing falls in there. and the judge won't read the sand ceremony, so i still need to ask tom's godmother if she'll read it, and i don't know where it goes in the ceremony order.

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Hi girls...

 

I have a very important question... are you all taking all your cash down there to pay vendors, photographer, dj, hotel, etc.. Im scared to take cash. How can I work this out?

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All this Dj talk is making me a little nervous. There are only going to be about 25 in my group. For those past brides, is it worth it to hire a DJ for so few people. Jill, didn't you even forgo the sound system and go with an ipod docking station? How did that work out and how big was your group? Any advice will help.
I'm pretty much waiting til I get there to make all my decisions, but it sounds like I should maybe figure out the music thing.
Yes, we used a docking station instead. We had about 25 people and I thought it seemed silly to have a DJ and we didn't want to pay for the sound system when we could buy a docking station and have it forever. It worked great, I setup playlists for each part of the wedding and our friends helped out with pausing it during speeches or switching the playlists during the ceremony, etc...

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i didn't think it was worth the expense of a dj for so few people (33 in my case, 4 of them are kids), so we are using a bose ipod docking station. we splurged and bought it, since the sound system cost more than owning something we can use forever! it may prove to be a pain in the ass (switching songs ourselves), but i couldn't rationalize the expense. the biggest issue is with the bose system you can't use a mic. so we have no mic for announcements/speeches. i figure people can just speak up, but there won't be a "grand entrance" and no emcee. sad.gif
we originally wanted the bose one, but bought the altec lansing one because we thought it had a mic jack, but we were wrong. Ours worked great and everything but I would have rather bought the bose one, how do you like yours? I broke a piece on the one we have now, it still works, but eventually I want to buy a new one and thats the one I want.

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Your missing your 30% discount--

and the cost for the dancefloor
The discount is only for new bookings. It's worth a shot if you already have him booked, but Claudia told me specifically, just new bookings.

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Hi girls...

I have a very important question... are you all taking all your cash down there to pay vendors, photographer, dj, hotel, etc.. Im scared to take cash. How can I work this out?
We took travelers checks, I didn't want to take a lot of cash either. I also didn't want to use my debit card to pay the balance of the wedding because our daily limit is low and it would have been a pain in the butt!

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Thanks, you just freaked me out.... now I have to get on the VOWS! hahaha

Not going to do a wedding program, I seriously dont think its necessary, I am going to do fans though and just attach a little thank you note to them.

Will you be doing candle or sand? Now sure if its going to be windy. I just dont want to deal with taking so much stuff with me that Im also considering just a candle
I am so lost LOL.....I did a fan and wanted to print a little program but I have nothing to go by? Not doing candle or sand, do we have to have either?? I am trying to cut down on the crap we need to drag down there :)

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Jenn, I cant believe you are getting married in 22 days!! I miss talking to you, I hope you are doing well.

I didnt do a program, if I did it would have flown away anyways.
I know I cannot believe it!! How is married life treating you?? I has been ages!! I hope all is well :)

Wow very true, I didnt think of that LOL

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i want to do one but i don't know the order of the ceremony. are you doing legal or symbolic? for the legal one, claudia sent me the judge's speech, but not the vow part ... i'm still unsure if it will be "repeat after me" fashion, or if we should write something ... and i don't know where the ring exchange or certificate signing falls in there. and the judge won't read the sand ceremony, so i still need to ask tom's godmother if she'll read it, and i don't know where it goes in the ceremony order.
We are doing the symbolic ceremony.....I asked Claudia for a copy but haven't heard back yet?? It is so funny that the most important part of the day I have NO CLUE? HAHA

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Hi girls...

I have a very important question... are you all taking all your cash down there to pay vendors, photographer, dj, hotel, etc.. Im scared to take cash. How can I work this out?
I asked Claudia this as well but I haven't heard back.....I am scared to take cash too and will NOT use a debit card, so I asked her about personal checks or I guess a credit card or money order?? When I hear back I will let you know :)

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Yes, we used a docking station instead. We had about 25 people and I thought it seemed silly to have a DJ and we didn't want to pay for the sound system when we could buy a docking station and have it forever. It worked great, I setup playlists for each part of the wedding and our friends helped out with pausing it during speeches or switching the playlists during the ceremony, etc...



we originally wanted the bose one, but bought the altec lansing one because we thought it had a mic jack, but we were wrong. Ours worked great and everything but I would have rather bought the bose one, how do you like yours? I broke a piece on the one we have now, it still works, but eventually I want to buy a new one and thats the one I want.



The discount is only for new bookings. It's worth a shot if you already have him booked, but Claudia told me specifically, just new bookings.



We took travelers checks, I didn't want to take a lot of cash either. I also didn't want to use my debit card to pay the balance of the wedding because our daily limit is low and it would have been a pain in the butt!
Jill, was your ipod docking loud enough to entertain the party? I am kinda thinking to take my iphone with me, yet not sure if there's any docking system out there plays with it, need a little research on that.

Is there any reason why you girls not willing to use credit card to pay the balancehuh.gif I don't wanna carry any cash or debit card with me but credit card.

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I'd like to see the Symbolic Ceremony Script as well. I do think it may have been posted on this thread though..I will go back and look.

I am so nervous that our guests (Particularly our Moms) will find out it wasn't the legal cermony and that we were already married before we got to Mexico..LOL

FI's mom already was saying to us..Make sure you get your Marriage Certificate before you leave and Etc....All I kept thinking was thank god she is leaving before us..LOL I'll tell her we picked it up on the last day! hahahaha

But I feel horrible for Lying!!

I made the plans with my officiant here, just this week, and everytime I talk to someone I want to say oh, I booked my Officiant for our legal ceremony..LOL bUt I stop myself.

 

I am asking my Old Roomate to read the Sand Ceremony. She is my oldest friend too (Since brith) and I feel horrible that she is not in my Wedding party..Especially after I found out she had an Equal part in PLanning/paying for my shower. I didn't want to ask anyone who didn't book :-( Had I gotten married here, she would have been in it.

I am getting her a special gift and asking her to read either the sand ceremony (If we do it) or I will create a reading for her to read at some point in the ceremony.

Anyway..Off the subject,,sorry...I plan to ask her to read, But I also want to know when that comes into play.

Is it after the rings ? (I think I have heard that)

Can a past Dreams Cancun Bride give us a Play by Play?? LOL

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Please help!

Cecilia is pushing me get have a wedding date and a contract, else, she will not negotiate on trades. I plan to have my wedding on May 14, 2010, but it may change. I don't want to give her my date and later find out that I can't change it. Are we allow to change our wedding date? I emailed her, but she has not responded.

hi kate, i started out working with Gaby and I changed my dates many, many times! she said it was fine. their contract is not set in stone- if you have things you want to change later, its ok. i have changed things like food and adding/deleting things from my contract countless times over the last 6 months already. just keep in mind that may is popular and you should try to figure out what date is the best for you soon.

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I'd like to see the Symbolic Ceremony Script as well. I do think it may have been posted on this thread though..I will go back and look.
I am so nervous that our guests (Particularly our Moms) will find out it wasn't the legal cermony and that we were already married before we got to Mexico..LOL
FI's mom already was saying to us..Make sure you get your Marriage Certificate before you leave and Etc....All I kept thinking was thank god she is leaving before us..LOL I'll tell her we picked it up on the last day! hahahaha
But I feel horrible for Lying!!
I made the plans with my officiant here, just this week, and everytime I talk to someone I want to say oh, I booked my Officiant for our legal ceremony..LOL bUt I stop myself.

I am asking my Old Roomate to read the Sand Ceremony. She is my oldest friend too (Since brith) and I feel horrible that she is not in my Wedding party..Especially after I found out she had an Equal part in PLanning/paying for my shower. I didn't want to ask anyone who didn't book :-( Had I gotten married here, she would have been in it.
I am getting her a special gift and asking her to read either the sand ceremony (If we do it) or I will create a reading for her to read at some point in the ceremony.
Anyway..Off the subject,,sorry...I plan to ask her to read, But I also want to know when that comes into play.
Is it after the rings ? (I think I have heard that)
Can a past Dreams Cancun Bride give us a Play by Play?? LOL
hi, im posting a copy of the SYMBOLIC non-legal wedding script that I recieved from Gaby:

Wedding ministry

1.- Scripture of Genesis “ And God created man on His own image ....Gen 1:27
2.- Welcome words: We have come together, family and friends…..
3.- Pray about the ceremony and for the couple
4.- Brief sermon about love: 1Cor 13
Love is patience love is kind, it does not envy,….
5.- Response questions, to groom and to bride, do you come on your free will and with a consicious desire to be united in marriage with….?
6.- Exchange of traditional vows: with groom and wife
I___ take you ___ to be my wedded wife ,to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer in sickness and in health and forsaking all others I give myself only and always to you until death do us part
And so with the bride…
6.- Exchange of rings
What token of love and fidelity do you have to seal the pact we are doing today?
_____ receive this ring as a symbol of my life that I am giving you today and always, with this ring I thee wed
and so the bride
7.- Pronouncements: Because you ___ and ___ have exchange before us your promises of eternal love, and in our presence you have exchange symbols which make this pact visible
I as a servant of the Living God pronounce you before The Father, Jesus Christ the Holy Spirit and the community as husband and wife.
So you are no more two but only one, what God had joined together let no man separate.
Congratulations!!! You may kiss your Bride.

Let me introduce you for the first time Mr. & Mrs. ________________



after reading it, i decided we would write our own vows..its kinda too religious for me, plus i think its much more beautiful saying whats in your heart to your new hubby!

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we originally wanted the bose one, but bought the altec lansing one because we thought it had a mic jack, but we were wrong. Ours worked great and everything but I would have rather bought the bose one, how do you like yours? I broke a piece on the one we have now, it still works, but eventually I want to buy a new one and thats the one I want.
the bose portable docking station is great. the sound quality is really good--loud and clear. we have family that use theirs for all their parties (huge outdoor bbqs even, and it's always plenty loud enough). it comes with a remote for volume and skipping songs (wish there was a screen on the remote to move between playlists or see the song list tho ... that would make it GREAT). really the only issue is you can't use a mic.

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Jill, was your ipod docking loud enough to entertain the party? I am kinda thinking to take my iphone with me, yet not sure if there's any docking system out there plays with it, need a little research on that.
FI has an iphone and it is really not made for use with a docking system (at least definitely not the bose) ... it will play, but the volume is very low no matter how loud you turn it up on the phone or the dock.

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So I decided to surprise my hubby to be with a private dinner for two a coupel days after we get married. I am having it set up in the hut by the lighthouse and just got the menus the other day. If anyone wants to see them, let me know.

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