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Thanks for the information! I thought Smokey Joe's on the beach like MoomBa. I would much rather be able to walk out on the beach/have a more "beachy" vibe at the welcome dinner, and I do love that MoomBa is very close to the Marriott.

Originally Posted by jmastr05 View Post

I vote for MoomBa. It's an outdoor bar and grill on the beach, so it's open and airy. They have a beach bum/rustic feel. I went there for a drink and thought the music and drinks were both good. Plus is super close to the Marriott. (I assume that since your wedding will be there, that you and the majority of your guests will be staying there, as well).

 

Smokey Joe's is further, though totally walk-able. It does have an outdoor patio area, but I wouldn't characterize it as an outdoor bar. To me, it seemed more like a Chili's/Friday's kind of place.

 

Keep in  mind, though, that I didn't go to Smokey Joe's while I was in Aruba. I am basing my opinion on location and the setting/structure of each place.



 

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I'd def recommend MoomBa for a more beachy vibe. But you should feel comfortable and confident in your decision. Here are some links that you might find helpful.

 

MoomBa site (check out photo gallery): http://moombabeach.com/component/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

MoomBa review on Frommers: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/aruba/N28625.html

 

Smokey Joe's site (check out photo gallery): http://www.smokeyjoesaruba.com/

Smokey Joe's review on Frommers: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/aruba/D56505.html

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Hi ladies so I am trying to decide if I should use a DJ of my ipod and doc hook up? Has any one done the ipod and doc hook up i am affraid it wont be loud enough? We are having the elreseption on the beach and there will prob be about 30 people.

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I used a DJ. If you decide to go that route, I'd recommend Tino.

 

Originally Posted by kfady529 View Post

Hi ladies so I am trying to decide if I should use a DJ of my ipod and doc hook up? Has any one done the ipod and doc hook up i am affraid it wont be loud enough? We are having the elreseption on the beach and there will prob be about 30 people.


 

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Of course as soon as I hit "submit," I remembered some useful information.

 

My WC told me that even if you don't use the DJ for his services but need DJ equipment, the DJ would still be present as an equipment technician, and, therefore, would still be paid. (I asked because one of my guests is a DJ and I considered having him DJ the reception). So if you need an amplifier for your iPod, the same may apply. I would ask to make sure.

 

I decided that if I am paying the DJ anyway, it may as well be for his role as a DJ (and not a technician).

 

Originally Posted by kfady529 View Post

Hi ladies so I am trying to decide if I should use a DJ of my ipod and doc hook up? Has any one done the ipod and doc hook up i am affraid it wont be loud enough? We are having the elreseption on the beach and there will prob be about 30 people.


 

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Hi. I don't know if this has been talked about already but has anyone looked into getting those sky lanters? They look gorgeous and I was wondering if my resort would allow them. If you buy the right ones, they're biodegradable and very safe.

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we went with ipod and hook up, and it worked out better than I thought it would. our guest were able to go up and skip a song if they liked, and i didn't care because I had at least an extra hour of music.
 

Originally Posted by kfady529 View Post

Hi ladies so I am trying to decide if I should use a DJ of my ipod and doc hook up? Has any one done the ipod and doc hook up i am affraid it wont be loud enough? We are having the elreseption on the beach and there will prob be about 30 people.


 

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Congrats on your wedding Mrs :)!!  I read your what I would and wouldn't do. I am having mine on the beach as well was it very windy?? SO do you think it was loud enough that is my main concern do you know what kind of dock you had. So are you happy with your decision I know you were going back and forth in the beginning, I guess when you think about it its in Aruba so you cant go wrong :) Any advise for us still waiting on deck lol!! Realized I have a little less than 7 months left and am going in to ohhh shitt mode freak mode will soon follow!

Originally Posted by traceysteve View Post


we went with ipod and hook up, and it worked out better than I thought it would. our guest were able to go up and skip a song if they liked, and i didn't care because I had at least an extra hour of music.
 



 



 

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