I am new to the board. I am getting married at MDV in July 2010. I would like to hire the Front Page Band directly and was hoping someone might have their contact information (I did a google search but couldn't find it). Also, I heard someone say they used the same baker that the hotel recommends (maybe Meredith was her name?) but got the cake for much cheaper because they went to her directly. If anyone has the contact number for the baker that would be great to share as well!
Lastly, I am trying to book my photographer before the new year and would love suggestions on who you all think is the best...with one caveat. I have seen Sungold's photos and they are great but I do not have $3K for photos so was looking for someone a bit more affordable.
All thoughts and recommendations are GREATLY appreciated!!!
Thanks Ladies and Happy Planning!!!
Hi gbyrd! Thanks a lot for your best wishes! Congratulations to you as well on your up coming wedding! Hope planning is coming along great! Iâ€™m sure having the wedding at the cliffs will be one nice surprise for your guests. The view there is spectacular!!! My husband and I are already planning on going back for our first anniversary :-). They actually offered us 30% off if we return within a year. We got married on August 15th so weâ€™ll be there a week before your wedding :-).
We hired Front Page band for our reception. Theyâ€™re REALLY good!!! Claudette, a fellow bride on this message board, used DJ Paul/Sound Illusion for her reception and recommends him very much. I guess it depends on your preference.
We wanted a live bandâ€¦more specificallyâ€¦a reggae band. My husband has Jamaican roots and I was born in Ethiopiaâ€¦so, we both grew up listening to reggae or reggae influenced music all our lives. In addition, we chose the reggae band because they play live for the first three hours and for the forth hour, they let you use their equipment to play anything from a CD or an ipod. So, with them, you get the best of both worlds :-). However, the DJ may be a better route if youâ€™re not into reggae music that much.
Hope this helps! If you have additional questions, you know where to find me :-).