Originally Posted by May12
I don't know if we talked about this, but I'll go ahead and write what I do know, for all to see....
For the ceremony, the system they use is loud enough. We went back and forth on ipod vs. guitarist for months. At the last minute, we ALMOST had our friend who is a violinist come down to play for the ceremony. When I asked Nayeli about if this would work, him needing an amp, microphone or other equipment etc, she said it can work, and we can talk to their audio department to set it up and they can do sound checks ahead of time. Well, it ended up that he was pulled out on tour last minute so we didn't get him, and then just went with the ipod option....they have someone work it for you and I could hear the music all the way from the "pre-walk-down-the-aisle" area. It worked out great, if anyone was wondering.
Now as for the reception on the CECO Terrace....It is remote enough to get as loud as you want. We did hire a DJ which was perfect for us. My thought is this, if your friend the DJ can email/chat with someone from their A/V department to see if it could work, then you'd know for sure. I'm afraid with a rowdy group, a Bose would get lost out there, especially with the fountains going. If you're going with a small, quieter group, it may work. (But I think you've got half of Atlanta going down, right??)
Hope all the planning is going well!!
Hey there Mrs. Napolitano!!!!
Thank you so much!!!
I don't think we had talked about it and I've picked your brain SO much since you've gotten married I was trying to give you a break! LOL
I probably just need to talk to Nayeli about it because there are several different songs I want played during the ceremony. Certain songs I want played during the prelude as guests are seated, then a different song when they seat my mom and the wedding begins, a different song when the bridal party starts walking and then my Godsister is singing yet another song live when I walk. That's a lot! But our DJ is willing to make that part happen with the right equipment.
As far as the reception, I don't think the BOSE will work for us. We definitely are bringing half of Atlanta AND Boston! LOL And they are a rowdy bunch unfortunately! But since our friend is going I'd much rather have him DJ because he knows us and knows exactly what to play and when. However, to rent the sound system is $500 and it just includes a speaker and a cordless mic. Mark and I are thinking it might be better for us to bring a speaker (if we can find one small enough with enough power) and our own mic.
I'll try and see if I can get in touch with their A/V folks and find out how many watts is the speaker that they rent and go from there.
Planning is going really well. Just got my invitations out a few weeks ago and I absolutely love them! Started getting the RSVP cards in the mail which made it all feel official! :-)
We're in the process of doing the rest of the graphic design pieces (door hanger, favor tags, etc.) The girls just ordered their dresses last week.
We had our engagement shoot about a month ago. We actually shot on 2 different days because it started raining on the 1st day and cut our shoot short. Here's a link to our photographer's blog if you're interested in seeing some of our pics:
Hope the rest of you ladies are enjoying your planning! I'm so excited to be only 6 months away!