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Is anyone playing music to walk down the aisle? Or what are you doing? Looking for ideas please.
We are using the iPOD for the processional. The bridal party is walking into the suite from Forrest Gump and I am walking in to "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis (the piano version). I am still deciding on the sand ceremony song, but I might go with a Dave Matthews song because it is my fiances favorite. I am leaning towards the song "You and Me".

Any suggestions for the recessional? We were thinking "Signed Sealed Delivered" but I am looking for something a bit more originalhuh.gif

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You pictures were amazing but we are bring our own photographer and Ana told us we could supplement the photography for the videography. I wish I would have known this before or I would not be paying so much for our photography to come and stay.


I wonder since I have a email from her stating that she would honor it if that would change anything?
I am thinking no. They are going back on everything they have said and it seems to be in Mexico they do not honor anything!

I found out from Hagen (sales manager at Dreams) that they are currently in the process of getting another golf contract for our wedding times. He said there will be golf after May 1. Again, I have this in an email to confirm what he said over the phone... but who knows if they will honor it!

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What has everyone decided to do about music while walking down the aisle?

Are you renting a speaker or bringing your own? Because I am going with the love package and it does not say anything about music for the ceremony.






We are doing the Love package also and using Cds that we will burn for ceremony music. We are renting the sound system for $198--The paperwork states that there is a "music technician" to operate it if you bring an ipod of Cd. I just want to make sure someone is ther to change the music.

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Hi Laura - Thanks for all the info! Looking forward to seeing some of your photos if you're able to post them. How many guests did you have? What did you guys do for the Welcome Dinner? Did you have it in a private room or did you do something private after everyone ate dinner?
thanks,
Allegra
We had 26 guests. We had our Welcome Dinner at El Patio. It wasn't private but we were all in the same section of the restaurant. It was great! We had to speak with the restaurant manager to set this up. Ana couldn't help us with it.


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Hi Laura:
I'm super excited to see some of your photos. We have chosen the Ultimate package for our wedding in October also. Where did you order your chair shashs from? I'm glad you loved your wedding. It makes me more excited for ours to come!!
I ordered the chair sashes from Ebay. I think they ended up being about $1 each!


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You pictures were amazing but we are bring our own photographer and Ana told us we could supplement the photography for the videography. I wish I would have known this before or I would not be paying so much for our photography to come and stay.


I wonder since I have a email from her stating that she would honor it if that would change anything?
She told me the same about the videographer but then when we got there and met with her, she said that management wouldn't allow her to do that anymore. I didn't make a big deal about it...I had it in an email too. I am so happy that we decided to use the photographer for our welcome dinner. I think Carina said that she had her own photographer too but used the resort photographer for extra pictures. You might get some really nice pictures from them because they know the resort really well!

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What has everyone decided to do about music while walking down the aisle?

Are you renting a speaker or bringing your own? Because I am going with the love package and it does not say anything about music for the ceremony.
None of the packages come with music for the ceremony. I put music on a CD and gave it to Ana. Actually I had 2 CD's...one with music to be played while guests were being seated and then one with the ceremony songs. There is a technician that operates the sound system. The sound system also comes with a microphone for the officiant to use and I am so glad we had this because it was really windy and I don't think anyone would have heard the ceremony without the microphone.

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Laura,

Thanks for all the information! Questions for you: How far is Desiress from the resort? Is it extra to have the cocktail hour at Desires? Did you have the cocktail hour the day before your wedding?
Desires is the club at the resort. It is located up near the lobby. It didn't cost extra to have the cocktail hour here. We had it right before the reception.

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Is anyone playing music to walk down the aisle? Or what are you doing? Looking for ideas please.
I had the sound system. It is $180 for the ceremony and comes with a technician to operate it. It was totally worth it for me. I had the bridal party walk down the aisle to Israel's Somewhere over the Rainbow. I walked down to Canon in D played by an acoustic guitar (I found it on itunes and it sounded really beachy!). Our recessional song was UB40's Can't help falling in love.

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For the ladies who have gotten married at DRC. If you rent the sound system for the ceremony is there someone there that will handle playing the ipod or the cds? Does the resort provide someone?

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For the ladies who have gotten married at DRC. If you rent the sound system for the ceremony is there someone there that will handle playing the ipod or the cds? Does the resort provide someone?
Never mind Laura answered it. Thanks

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We had 26 guests. We had our Welcome Dinner at El Patio. It wasn't private but we were all in the same section of the restaurant. It was great! We had to speak with the restaurant manager to set this up. Ana couldn't help us with it.



I ordered the chair sashes from Ebay. I think they ended up being about $1 each!



She told me the same about the videographer but then when we got there and met with her, she said that management wouldn't allow her to do that anymore. I didn't make a big deal about it...I had it in an email too. I am so happy that we decided to use the photographer for our welcome dinner. I think Carina said that she had her own photographer too but used the resort photographer for extra pictures. You might get some really nice pictures from them because they know the resort really well!


None of the packages come with music for the ceremony. I put music on a CD and gave it to Ana. Actually I had 2 CD's...one with music to be played while guests were being seated and then one with the ceremony songs. There is a technician that operates the sound system. The sound system also comes with a microphone for the officiant to use and I am so glad we had this because it was really windy and I don't think anyone would have heard the ceremony without the microphone.


Desires is the club at the resort. It is located up near the lobby. It didn't cost extra to have the cocktail hour here. We had it right before the reception.


I had the sound system. It is $180 for the ceremony and comes with a technician to operate it. It was totally worth it for me. I had the bridal party walk down the aisle to Israel's Somewhere over the Rainbow. I walked down to Canon in D played by an acoustic guitar (I found it on itunes and it sounded really beachy!). Our recessional song was UB40's Can't help falling in love.
Question: I am undecided between having a beach or gazebo ceremony. it appears that the beach would be a little more private than the gazebo. What is your opinion?

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For the ladies who have gotten married at DRC. If you rent the sound system for the ceremony is there someone there that will handle playing the ipod or the cds? Does the resort provide someone?
Yes, there is someone the resort provides to operate the sound system. I had 2 different CD's of music - one with music for when the guests were being seated and one with the ceremony music. Everything was played exactly as I had planned without any problems! The sound system also comes with the microphone for the officiant to use.

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Question: I am undecided between having a beach or gazebo ceremony. it appears that the beach would be a little more private than the gazebo. What is your opinion?
The beach is DEFINITELY more private than the gazebo. I always planned to have my ceremony on the beach, so I never thought about the gazebo but while I was there, I saw a couple of weddings at the gazebo. Although they looked very pretty, they weren't private. They do move a lot of the pool lounge chairs out of the way but the gazebo is pretty close to the infinity pool. Also, people can stand on the balcony of their room and watch your ceremony. I think it also depends on what time of day your ceremony is and how many people are out at the pool. The good thing about the gazebo is nobody can walk directly behind your ceremony like they can on the beach. I don't know if this will help, but here is a picture I took while they were setting up a ceremony at the gazebo. I was sitting in a lounge chair at the pool. Click the image to open in full size.

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