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#271 Davematthews16

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    Posted 28 August 2008 - 01:27 PM

    Sorry for re-posting this but some poeple were un-able to open my brochures, so here they are in PDF format if anyone wants to browse at them

     

     

     

     

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    #272 nicoleandscott

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      Posted 30 August 2008 - 01:09 PM

      alright january brides, i need help! :)

      i'm currently in the process of picking wedding music for the day (i.e. DJ, iPod, guitarist...?), and i'm having some conflict.

      i asked my WC about using an iPod (at the Sheraton in Cabo), and she does not recommend it. her reasons are: it could mess up and you have to pay to rent the speakers and tech equipment anyway so it's not saving that much...

      my question is: is this true? if you are an iPod bride, are you renting speakers, etc? i'm really confused, and i'm trying to save some $$$, so i want this to be an option...

      also, we are only having about 30 ppl total, which consists of mostly grandparents and family members who will not want to "cut a rug" all night. i'm looking for background music...

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      #273 Davematthews16

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        Posted 30 August 2008 - 01:30 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by nicoleandscott
        alright january brides, i need help! :)

        i'm currently in the process of picking wedding music for the day (i.e. DJ, iPod, guitarist...?), and i'm having some conflict.

        i asked my WC about using an iPod (at the Sheraton in Cabo), and she does not recommend it. her reasons are: it could mess up and you have to pay to rent the speakers and tech equipment anyway so it's not saving that much...

        my question is: is this true? if you are an iPod bride, are you renting speakers, etc? i'm really confused, and i'm trying to save some $$$, so i want this to be an option...

        also, we are only having about 30 ppl total, which consists of mostly grandparents and family members who will not want to "cut a rug" all night. i'm looking for background music...

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        Hmmm...Maybe it varies from hotel to hotel but here's what my WC told me. In the beginning I thought there was no other option except a DJ. My WC is the one who really convinced me that DW's are "easy-going" and that it would save about $900.00 We just have to bring our own IPOD and cord and the speakers and set-up are included in our wedding package. I'm typing up a "script" for my sister who is going to do a few announcements. (She was soooo happy when I asked her if she wanted to do this) I absolutely won't let it take away from HER time. She'll make the few announcements and we'll all be dancing the night away. I've heard some brides from other resorts had to pay $300.00 or so for the speakers/set-up which is still cheaper than $900.00but I think a rediculous price for doing everything yourself. If your WC recommends it at your resort, you may want to take her advice. Are there any other brides who have been married there that you could ask?

        #274 nicoleandscott

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          Posted 30 August 2008 - 01:32 PM

          davematthews - my WC is an outside coordinator....so i don't know if that makes a difference? i'll try snooping around the forum to see if any other sheraton brides have used an iPod! thanks for the help!

          #275 Davematthews16

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            Posted 30 August 2008 - 01:32 PM

            And actually, now that I read the last line about only having 30 people, and they aren't really the "dancing types" I would totally bring your own IPOD. It would be different if they were all going to be dancing and getting crazy, but if you are just looking for more of "background type music" I would do it yourself. BUUUT that's just me

            #276 KLC77

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              Posted 30 August 2008 - 10:47 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by nicoleandscott
              alright january brides, i need help! :)

              i'm currently in the process of picking wedding music for the day (i.e. DJ, iPod, guitarist...?), and i'm having some conflict.

              i asked my WC about using an iPod (at the Sheraton in Cabo), and she does not recommend it. her reasons are: it could mess up and you have to pay to rent the speakers and tech equipment anyway so it's not saving that much...

              my question is: is this true? if you are an iPod bride, are you renting speakers, etc? i'm really confused, and i'm trying to save some $$$, so i want this to be an option...

              also, we are only having about 30 ppl total, which consists of mostly grandparents and family members who will not want to "cut a rug" all night. i'm looking for background music...

              :
              Hey Nicole, I would just brinig the ipod and the docking station for it (like the bose thing or whatever), then all you need is an outlet. I would check with your resort to make sure they think it will be loud enough, but for a group of 30 non-dancers I would think it would be fine. My resort is the same way as far as charging to use speakers etc so we are just bringing our laptop with the speakers we have for it and a bose ipod dock as a backup. We will just play our itunes on the computer and all we need is an outlet. Saving us like $1800! The dj at our resort is way expensive.
              ~Kelly

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              #277 nicoleandscott

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                Posted 31 August 2008 - 02:43 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by KLC77
                Hey Nicole, I would just brinig the ipod and the docking station for it (like the bose thing or whatever), then all you need is an outlet. I would check with your resort to make sure they think it will be loud enough, but for a group of 30 non-dancers I would think it would be fine. My resort is the same way as far as charging to use speakers etc so we are just bringing our laptop with the speakers we have for it and a bose ipod dock as a backup. We will just play our itunes on the computer and all we need is an outlet. Saving us like $1800! The dj at our resort is way expensive.
                yay! so good to hear! i'm almost 100% were going to go this route, too. it's a lot more affordable, and it fits our reception so much better! thanks for the tips! :)

                #278 mlk676

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                  Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:58 PM

                  Hello brides!!! I am a January bride also (1/23/09)!!!! We are getting married at the Dreams Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I feel like I am behind in the planning compared to the rest of you! All of your stuff looks amazing!!!! Here is what I have so far:

                  • wedding dress:
                  MaggieSottero.com - Michelle - Dress Detail
                  • shoes
                  • party favors for reception in hometown
                  • started purchasing stuff for OOT bags
                  • booked resort/honeymoon
                  • booked reception back home
                  • hired photographer
                  • working on invitations

                  That's all I have so far. Still have lots to do. Reading everyone's progress is very motivating for me!

                  #279 kate.com

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                    Posted 01 September 2008 - 07:07 PM

                    Welcome Mlk676! We are date twins!!! And we are both getting married in Puerto Vallarta so maybe we can help eachother out.

                    #280 Dez921714

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                      Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:06 AM

                      Ok, so I went yesterday to have my last brides maid mesured, so the dresses are ordered.

                      I asked how long they take to come in and they said 4 months!!! 4 MONTHS! Is that normal? My weddign is in 4 months!!! The woman was like "they'll come in in time"

                      I'm trying NOT to freak out!
                      http://ticker.7910.o....25vdCBpbiA.gif27 Confirmed with Plane Tickets...5 with rooms booked!

                      150 INVITES / 6 YES / 13 NO




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