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I am looking for some ceremony info/help :)  My WC said we could bring an iPOD that they will play for the ceremony songs, which I plan on doing.  How did you guys set this up? Can we have music playing while the guests are getting seated, etc? And then do we provide them with a list of what songs are for what? ie, groomsmen, bridesmaids, myself, signing, and then exit? (please let me know if i've missed any songs I need too!) or do they just hit play and that's it? LOL!

 

Also, I asked if there is any sort of rehearsal and the WC said not really, but we could request one if we felt we needed one once we got there.  She said that most brides just provide a list of who is walking with who, when, etc.  What did other brides do/are doing for this? Was it just as easy to get your wedding party together and go over it? Also, what really is the timeline of the ceremony? I have no idea! ie, do the guys help seat people, who walks in with the moms, etc..... so much to think of!!

 

Thanks everyone!

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Hey Everyone...

I have been MIA for the last few months..it's crazy how many new brides are on here...Welcome and congratulations to all of you :)  I took the last few months off due to all kinds of craziness and stress over $$$...but am VERY happy to say that I am back full on wedding..and as of next week everything will be bought and paid for.  We're doing extremely simple...nothing over the top...not even doing a private ceremony other than the Spoons Dinner...hoping for about 30 people total (a lot more were invited...but mostly out of obligation...there wasn't a chance of them coming..which was pretty much just how i wanted it :) Tonight I bought my TTD dress....I've been a shopping freak lately..buying up all kinds of summer sale stuff..and all I really have left to buy is the stuff for the Welcome Bags..and these really freaking awesome shoes that I soooo don't need..but will totally be buying anyway....

4 months from today we will be in Mexico....I am so excited to be excited again!!!!!

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Hi!

 

Just wanted to share with you the videographer I used because he was AMAZING.  We used Paul from Playa Weddings for our video and Samuel Luna for our photography.  From what I saw when looking, the videographers are separate from the photographers. Video was very important to us and we were so  happy with our final wedding day edit video!  Below is our video for you to take a look. Let me know if you have any questions.   By the way, we got married at Azul Beach Hotel not Azul Sensatori.  Happy Planning!

 

 

 

 

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Hi! Ladies - Like some of you I have also been reading your posts for sometime and would like to finally introduce myself to the group. I am getting married at Azul Sensatori on Nov 10, 2012 and just put my deposit down. Are there any brides from NY?

 

I know I do have time, but I would really like to nail down my photographer/videographer. I don't mean to ask a dumb question as I am sooo new to this stuff, but does a photographer normally bring a videographer? Or is the videographer completely separate? I feel this is one of the most important parts of the wedding and I am willing to pay a little more and save on other stuff. Does anyone have any suggestions? 

 

Thank you in advance for your help and guidance!! And congrats to EVERYONE!!!!

 

One last thing, not sure if anyone is having a cigar roller, but this is very important to my fiance. I believe it is $400 for 2 hours (?). They only roll Cuban cigars for 1/2 the time. But my fiance wants all Cuban. I have asked how much this would be and I am waiting on an answer. Once I know, I will post that info. :) 

 



 

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Originally Posted by jennaba3 View Post

 

For any past brides that have hung paper lanterns.. Do u have to supply the hotel with material to hang them? or will they do this? xxxx

 

 I am sure they would find someway to hang them, but I wanted to make sure it wasn't with some random string or rope, so we just brought down a roll of fishing line for them to hang the lanterns with. 

 

 

Originally Posted by mbowling View Post

 

I am looking for some ceremony info/help :)  My WC said we could bring an iPOD that they will play for the ceremony songs, which I plan on doing.  How did you guys set this up? Can we have music playing while the guests are getting seated, etc? And then do we provide them with a list of what songs are for what? ie, groomsmen, bridesmaids, myself, signing, and then exit? (please let me know if i've missed any songs I need too!) or do they just hit play and that's it? LOL!

 

Also, I asked if there is any sort of rehearsal and the WC said not really, but we could request one if we felt we needed one once we got there.  She said that most brides just provide a list of who is walking with who, when, etc.  What did other brides do/are doing for this? Was it just as easy to get your wedding party together and go over it? Also, what really is the timeline of the ceremony? I have no idea! ie, do the guys help seat people, who walks in with the moms, etc..... so much to think of!!

 

Thanks everyone!

We set up different playlists on the iPod to make sure it was sure easy. Here's a general idea of our playlists:

- guests arriving (I think we had 10 songs, just in case we ran late)

- groomsmen entrance (1 song)

- bridesmaids entrance (1 song)

- signing of the registry (1 song)

- bridal party exit (4 songs, again just wasn't sure for time)

 

Then the WC would just hit play on the correct playlist at that given time. And should the song be to long they simply faded the music so it was not awkward.

We did the same thing for dinner. Dinner playlist 1, 2, 3, and then Dance playlist 1, 2, 3

 

As for a rehearsal, we didn't have one. But during our meeting with the WC, we went through all the details, so it was super simple and they handled it very well. As for the timeline, and how it's run. That is really up to you! When you have your meeting with the WC, tell them what you want and they will make it happen.

We just had the guests seat themselves, then the groom and his groomsmen walked in to music, then the bridesmaids walked in, and then the bride. We had a beautiful simple ceremony, exchanged vows (that we had written), exchanged rings, signed the registry, kissed and then exited. From start to finish....maybe 15 minutes.

 

Hope that helps.

 

 

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Thanks for the info.. Ive just had a read through your review.. again lol.. Its great, helps out alot as our timescale is quite similar.. I am getting married at 2.30pm.. Having our cocktail party at 4 - 6pm and reception 6 - 10pm.. How busy did you find the beach at the time of your cocktail party? I see you rented the amp too.. I am also going to do this, how did u find it? Did someone control the Ipod through the reception?

 

When you requested your bouquet did you just tell them what colours you wanted? Or did you supply them with pictures also?

 

Sorry for the all questions.. bridal brain is on one today! lol xxx

 

Originally Posted by murmel View Post

 I am sure they would find someway to hang them, but I wanted to make sure it wasn't with some random string or rope, so we just brought down a roll of fishing line for them to hang the lanterns with. 

 

We set up different playlists on the iPod to make sure it was sure easy. Here's a general idea of our playlists:

- guests arriving (I think we had 10 songs, just in case we ran late)

- groomsmen entrance (1 song)

- bridesmaids entrance (1 song)

- signing of the registry (1 song)

- bridal party exit (4 songs, again just wasn't sure for time)

 

Then the WC would just hit play on the correct playlist at that given time. And should the song be to long they simply faded the music so it was not awkward.

We did the same thing for dinner. Dinner playlist 1, 2, 3, and then Dance playlist 1, 2, 3

 

As for a rehearsal, we didn't have one. But during our meeting with the WC, we went through all the details, so it was super simple and they handled it very well. As for the timeline, and how it's run. That is really up to you! When you have your meeting with the WC, tell them what you want and they will make it happen.

We just had the guests seat themselves, then the groom and his groomsmen walked in to music, then the bridesmaids walked in, and then the bride. We had a beautiful simple ceremony, exchanged vows (that we had written), exchanged rings, signed the registry, kissed and then exited. From start to finish....maybe 15 minutes.

 

Hope that helps. 

 



 

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Your wedding sounds exactly how i want mine. Small simple without any fuss. Close family and friends only. Let me know how it goes and any advice re a small wedding as yours is soon and mine is 6 months away would be gratefully recieved.

 

I hope everything is wonderful for you!

Originally Posted by msmarmar123 View Post

Hey Everyone...

I have been MIA for the last few months..it's crazy how many new brides are on here...Welcome and congratulations to all of you :)  I took the last few months off due to all kinds of craziness and stress over $$$...but am VERY happy to say that I am back full on wedding..and as of next week everything will be bought and paid for.  We're doing extremely simple...nothing over the top...not even doing a private ceremony other than the Spoons Dinner...hoping for about 30 people total (a lot more were invited...but mostly out of obligation...there wasn't a chance of them coming..which was pretty much just how i wanted it :) Tonight I bought my TTD dress....I've been a shopping freak lately..buying up all kinds of summer sale stuff..and all I really have left to buy is the stuff for the Welcome Bags..and these really freaking awesome shoes that I soooo don't need..but will totally be buying anyway....

4 months from today we will be in Mexico....I am so excited to be excited again!!!!!



 

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Thanks jennaba3 !!!

It would be useful if I could understand everyone's abbreviations that they are using. Whats a AHR and DW. Sorry to souns stupid but I'm new to this, I'm not even sure I'm replying right haha!

I've had some really useful info from the karisma hotels website, I emailed them directly and have been in touch with a  wedding co-ordinator who has told me about all the extra's I can buy for my wedding. What do most people do?...buy the basic wedding and add to it, or has anyone actually paid for the silver/gold pacakage? xx

Originally Posted by jennaba3 View Post

Hi there,

 

Welcome! This forum is great for any information you need! Im from the UK and booked through Thomsons.. Im getting married September 2012 so any questions u have, feel free to ask! Dont feel to bad about being able to book yet, I wish I found this site before I booked.. It gives you time to look through everything on here.. I feel bad for brides that didnt have this website, theres so much on here you dont even think about! Like I said any questions, ask away cheers.gif xxxx

 



 

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AHR is At Home Reception.. DW is Destination Wedding.. Dont worry, im still working them out! lol.. Yep you have an off site wedding coordinator based in Miami and you book things through them and they update what they call a 'Detail Sheet', that then gets passed onto the hotel for your onsite coordinator.. Ive secured essential things like times and locations through her.. Ive also chosen my decoration. bouquets, menus etc.. I think I purchased the middle package.. I cant remember which one now, it must be silver? I know it was £1899.. Alot of past brides have said to just secure the essentials through them and do everything else on site.. If you need any info or prices etc let me know and it will help you decide which package to go for before you book xxxx

Originally Posted by kazala View Post

Thanks jennaba3 !!!

It would be useful if I could understand everyone's abbreviations that they are using. Whats a AHR and DW. Sorry to souns stupid but I'm new to this, I'm not even sure I'm replying right haha!

I've had some really useful info from the karisma hotels website, I emailed them directly and have been in touch with a  wedding co-ordinator who has told me about all the extra's I can buy for my wedding. What do most people do?...buy the basic wedding and add to it, or has anyone actually paid for the silver/gold pacakage? xx

 



 

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