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I am so sorry I am just seeing this. Haven't been on the site in a while. We let the wedding planners know that we wanted to go there after the reception. We had no idea a live band would be playing. There was not a live band there every night of the week so I guess we lucked out. Yes, they played fun dance music. My brother requested a song when we came in but not sure if other people were requesting songs. It was a blast though!

@@Cj1053 I read your post about the Mojito bar. We are also doing our reception at Plaza Zavas and Mojito lounge after. Did you let Mojito Lounge know before hand that your party will be going there after? Are you able to request songs? Did they play fun, dance music?

 

At night we usually went to the mojito bar. Some of the evenings they had a live band playing. We did our 'send off' at the mojito bar but it wasn't quite a send off as we stayed and danced with everyone. I had brought bubbles and bells with us and while my husband and I were doing our last dance at Plaza Zavas, everyone went up to the mojito bar. When we arrived they were in 2 lines right inside the entrance and my brother had the band introduce us and we came in as everyone cheered and blew bubbles. The band then played a sweet love song and everyone danced with us. It was a fun way to keep things going as the reception flew by.

 

Hello ladies

We got our wedding photos and video back and we love them. We went through Sarani but used a photographer from her team. I would highly recommend them. I would also suggest getting a video. I didn't realize how much the video would mean to us until we saw it. I was amazed by how good of a job they did. It did cost more to add the video, but it was worth every penny. Thank you Sarani for this amazing video. It's the perfect way for us to look back on our wedding day. If you ladies want to check out the video Sarani photography did, here is the link...

 

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@@Cj1053 that video was absolutely precious! I am obsessed with your dress and decor! it was simple but so beautiful! Would you mind telling me where you got those lanterns? Also did you have a DJ or did you guys just rent the speakers and iPod dock? 

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@@raqpena we are thinking $50 for the photographer tip. We will have 2 photographers, so $100 total.

 

@@LaurenR what a great idea for your welcome party!

 

@@kmk2016 your bags look awesome!


@@Cj1053 I loved your video, and I especially loved your dress.

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Super happy! Just went to the door (in the middle of a blizzard), and was met by a delivery.. My bags from wedding chicks arrived! I ordered them on the pre-black Friday sale... So 50% off and they worked out to be $3.25 a bag because I ordered more than 20... They are perfect!!! attachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1417212670.298234.jpg

HA !!! OMG I love it....my cart is awaiting with the same one since a few days ago..just chose 2 colors for the design and the letters :) love this bag...but I am waiting for the coupon :)

Hi guys,

 

Do you plan on tipping your photographer?  If so, what's considered an appropriate amount? I read that 15% was standard, but not sure if it differs for destination weddings. I want to be sure I do the right thing, but at the same time, I am already paying that huge vendor fee and I'm not so certain I can afford to shell out much more.

I might sound SUPER CHEAP but I wont tip lol it is a LOT of money of photos....LOT of money on pictures that not even in Northern NJ someone charges unless they are super expensive  :)

@@linaco80 I was planning on keeping them as is because they are going to be in my welcome bags! What are you planning to do? :)

@@kmk2016 is that the mango color? I am looking into getting the Hola Amigo one!! and love love love that color!

 

Oh Gosh!!! I LOVED your Tervis cups but my FI did not approved lol...we do not want to be too cheap at all, BUT thesec bags are adding up...went to a clear tumbler for $2 each, I have my sticker being printed and will place it on the tumbler once I am done :)

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@@rebepax TJAT was a stunning video!!!

I am thinking of using caribe for video as well.

Did you use them for photography as well?

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@@linaco80 ah thats okay! the clear are still amazing! Glad I could share the good deal with you though! :)

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Thank you so much!

 

We got the lanterns from http://m.paperlanternstore.com

 

We also went with the DJ. He did a great job. During our first dance he had the bubble machine and it turned out really nice.

 

@@Cj1053 that video was absolutely precious! I am obsessed with your dress and decor! it was simple but so beautiful! Would you mind telling me where you got those lanterns? Also did you have a DJ or did you guys just rent the speakers and iPod dock?

 

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@@carrieandsam We went with DJ All Music. Ahead of time our WC provided us with a packet and we filled out songs we wanted for entrance, first dance, cutting cake, during dinner, after dinner, etc. I also told him he could add songs if needed. He did a great job.

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