Originally Posted by jennaba3
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
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!!
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.