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#2071 un4gitabl

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:16 AM

I'm glad she responded.  I was going to tell you that the same thing happened to me.  I sent money via wire and then didn't get confirmation that they received the money for two weeks!!  I was pretty frustrated at the beginning of my planning with the lack of response, but I learned that a) most everything can be taken care of closer to the wedding and B) she responds better if you only ask one question at a time.  It fights every type A bone in my body to wait to plan these things, but I have been planning as much on my side and leaving the rest for once the wedding is closer.  Hang in there!!  As long as you have the wedding and reception locations set then she can make changes to anything else!  
 



#2072 beachbride2013

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    Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:39 PM

    Originally Posted by ldigliani 

    Ooooooh the day before! DO tell me how everything goes when you go down - we aren't able to get down there until 2 days before the wedding so I'm putting a lot of faith in people at the moment!

     

    Side note - has anyone with an upcoming wedding been told they are having the DJ be someone from the resort? From what I had read it was DJ Mannia for years and now I got contacted by the AV guy from the resort - a tad disappointing. Anyone else have that problem?

     

    The resort uses their own DJ company and I do not believe it is DJ Mania. I do believe you can book DJ mania if you would like, but you will just pay them and pay the outside vendor fee. We used one of the resort DJs and he was awesome. If you choose to use them, you would have nothing to be disappointed about. They were not cheesy, hokey, or boring. They have every song you could possibly want and they kept everyone dancing literally the entire time.



    #2073 yvettemtz

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      Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:57 PM

      Has anyone had problems taking starfish in to Mexico . I was planning to take the finger starfish the whites ones. Also how can you tell if they are real or fake ..lol



      #2074 yvettemtz

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        Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:43 AM

        Pervious brides: what were your choices of music? Debating if I should get the dj or not I just think its too expensive .. I will have 20 guest including groom and I. I read the past post on the jambox and bought one to use for the cocktail and bonfire . For brides with a similar group what did you all use... Also, did u all do first dance and introduction of bride and groom, or dance with parents, .did the dj do this? for the of you who had their personal speakers how did you all do it...? Thanks any info will help

        #2075 beachbride2013

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          Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:46 AM

          Originally Posted by yvettemtz View Post

          Pervious brides: what were your choices of music? Debating if I should get the dj or not I just think its too expensive .. I will have 20 guest including groom and I. I read the past post on the jambox and bought one to use for the cocktail and bonfire . For brides with a similar group what did you all use... Also, did u all do first dance and introduction of bride and groom, or dance with parents, .did the dj do this? for the of you who had their personal speakers how did you all do it...?
          Thanks any info will help


          Hi!

          My husband and I had 20 guests including us. We chose to spend the money and go with the DJ. We even extended the reception/DJ time by 2 hours for I think only an additional $200. It was money well spend. We bought a jam box to use for the bonfire, but with the wind, waves, and music from the reception going on at the wedding gazebo, you could barely hear it. It was awesome though.

          As for 1st dances, intro of B&G. toasts, cutting the cake, etc......the DJ was perfect. The DJ will pull you aside and talk to you for a moment about the intro. He will have nice things to say during the cake cutting, and basically make sure everything goes seamlessly. They played the perfect music during dinner, and then play the party music when it's time to dance. They are excellent at getting everyone up and dancing. Our guests who absolutely never dance and are terrible dancers were up dancing and having a blast. The DJ/MC was not cheesy at all. I highly highly recommend using the DJ. They were better than any DJ's I have heard at weddings here in the states.

          They have all the music you could want. We gave cecilia and the AV manager a list of songs for 1st dance, etc. (We met with them after our arrival to go over the contract, pay, etc). We also gave him a list of songs we did not want played, and songs we did want played. We told him other than that we wanted some country songs, some latin music, and wanted people up dancing). They made it happen and everything went smoothly and was really perfect. We told them it was ok to play songs that guests requested during the reception as well (if there were any requests).

           

          I know many people here use a music box and have a wonderful time, but for us the DJ made the reception what it was. Everyone said it was the nicest wedding they have every been to, and the most fun they have ever had at a wedding reception. We did not have a huge reception when we arrived home for all of the guests who could not make it. I know that sometimes plays a part in cost. We spent our entire budget in Mexico.



          #2076 lorcas

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            Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:27 AM

            Originally Posted by yvettemtz 

            Pervious brides: what were your choices of music? Debating if I should get the dj or not I just think its too expensive .. I will have 20 guest including groom and I. I read the past post on the jambox and bought one to use for the cocktail and bonfire . For brides with a similar group what did you all use... Also, did u all do first dance and introduction of bride and groom, or dance with parents, .did the dj do this? for the of you who had their personal speakers how did you all do it...?
            Thanks any info will help

             

            I'm also debating not having a DJ. I'm gonna check out that jambox soon to see how loud it can get and what not. I'm not sure how big my group is gonna be yet. I'm guessing around 30 people.



            #2077 un4gitabl

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            Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:51 AM

            Hi Ladies, I just thought I'd add my thoughts about DJ stuff.  I priced out DJ's and was amazed at how expensive they are!  We are going to bring a Jambox type device that you can attach a microphone to (my stepfather and brother both DJ so they have all sorts of random equipment).  Then I will just have ready playlists on my ipod.  We are going to have the speakers and microphone through the resort for the ceremony, but we will just go with our own for the reception.   When I mentioned it to Cecilia she seemed very understanding and said that she would have a table at eh reception for our set up. 



            #2078 emme1976

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              Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:27 PM

              Hi everyone. What transfer company would you recommend in transporting you and your guests from the airport to the resort? I emailed the hotel concierge, and it was expensive since they charged per person, and not per vehicle.

              Thank you!



              #2079 un4gitabl

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              Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:18 AM

              Originally Posted by emme1976 

              Hi everyone. What transfer company would you recommend in transporting you and your guests from the airport to the resort? I emailed the hotel concierge, and it was expensive since they charged per person, and not per vehicle.

              Thank you!


              Our travel agent set that up for us.  I know that if you or your gusts book through Apple vacations it is generally included. 



              #2080 lorcas

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                Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:51 AM

                Originally Posted by emme1976 

                Hi everyone. What transfer company would you recommend in transporting you and your guests from the airport to the resort? I emailed the hotel concierge, and it was expensive since they charged per person, and not per vehicle.

                Thank you!

                 

                Originally Posted by un4gitabl 


                Our travel agent set that up for us.  I know that if you or your gusts book through Apple vacations it is generally included. 

                 

                That's exactly what we are doing. We are using a travel agent that books through Apple Vacations, so the transfers are included in the price. :)






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