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#1711 saymyname74

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    Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:54 PM

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    On my contract it says $198 for the ceremony! Has the price gone up recently? grrr...

    So if you do the iPod for the reception you don't need to rent the sound system?

    Cathy
    No, its only $180.00 for the sound system for the ceremony.

    #1712 saymyname74

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      Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:57 PM

      I received the contract from Ana , does anyone have advice on what dinner menu to choose. Are you able to decide once you arrive?

      #1713 cathyandchin

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        Posted 03 March 2010 - 01:02 PM

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        That is a good idea to have the cocktail hour the day before the wedding. Great idea!
        Thanks for the reassurance!
        It just seemed to make sense to use it as a welcome cocktail because our ceremony is at 6pm and our dinner will be right afterward :)

        I'm a little worried about having the ceremony at 6. I checked on sunset times during the end of July and it showed it at 7:38 or something like that. Do you think this will be enough time with lighting? I'm hoping to have amazing sunset pictures!
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        #1714 saymyname74

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          Posted 03 March 2010 - 01:06 PM

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          Thanks for the reassurance!
          It just seemed to make sense to use it as a welcome cocktail because our ceremony is at 6pm and our dinner will be right afterward :)

          I'm a little worried about having the ceremony at 6. I checked on sunset times during the end of July and it showed it at 7:38 or something like that. Do you think this will be enough time with lighting? I'm hoping to have amazing sunset pictures!

          I am getting married at 4:30pm on March 5th, 2011. I didnt' want to chance it getting dark before the pictures were taken. It showing the sunset at 5:53p.m. on that day.

          #1715 cathyandchin

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            Posted 03 March 2010 - 01:10 PM

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            I am getting married at 4:30pm on March 5th, 2011. I didnt' want to chance it getting dark before the pictures were taken. It showing the sunset at 5:53p.m. on that day.
            So you're an hour and a half before sunset too. I think that's enough time... the ceremony won't be more than 15 mins, right??
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            #1716 saymyname74

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              Posted 03 March 2010 - 01:15 PM

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              So you're an hour and a half before sunset too. I think that's enough time... the ceremony won't be more than 15 mins, right??
              Right, I am nervous about my time to. Who knows...What package are you getting? I am doing the Ultimate, but I am not sure what menu to choose. We are having about 15 guests ...I wish I could do the buffet.

              #1717 Boo

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                Posted 03 March 2010 - 01:15 PM

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                Ladies - How many of you are paying for the DJ and how many of you are just bringing an Ipod? I'm struggling with this because the DJ is so expensive, but I feel like if he's good could really make the wedding FUN. But I'm a big fan of photography.. and I feel like to maintain our budget I either can get the photographer I really want, or the DJ - but not both. And I feel a little selfish because I know our guests would enjoy the DJ far more than they will about a great photographer being there!

                What are your thoughts and what are you going with?
                No worries its your wedding, I think as long as you put in the work with your ipod your guests would have just as much fun (it is more work for the bride and groom however). For us the first thing we booked after we had our date was our photographer, that was by far the biggest 'splurge' for the day and I am extatic. We are still trying to get a DJ - it all comes down to price, but we are quite willing to skip the DJ and stick to ipod if something has to be cut.

                #1718 Boo

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                  Posted 03 March 2010 - 01:19 PM

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                  Originally Posted by cathyandchin
                  On my contract it says $198 for the ceremony! Has the price gone up recently? grrr...

                  So if you do the iPod for the reception you don't need to rent the sound system?

                  Cathy
                  I dont think so, that being said everything has tax on it so USD 180 + 10% tax - that would get to that magic number of USD 198

                  #1719 Boo

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                    Posted 03 March 2010 - 01:22 PM

                    Sorry for the multiple posts but I just wanted to note that using an ipod we ladies then rent the sound system for USD 180 per hour for the reception, DJ is USD 1200 for 3 hours if I remember correctly, and then you also get cold fireworks, extra lighting etc. So if you wanted to have 3 hours of music regardless, you are comparing USD 600 for Ipod or USD 1,200 for DJ - that stressed me out personally when it dawned on me

                    #1720 Ashlynn039

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                      Posted 03 March 2010 - 01:57 PM

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                      Sorry for the multiple posts but I just wanted to note that using an ipod we ladies then rent the sound system for USD 180 per hour for the reception, DJ is USD 1200 for 3 hours if I remember correctly, and then you also get cold fireworks, extra lighting etc. So if you wanted to have 3 hours of music regardless, you are comparing USD 600 for Ipod or USD 1,200 for DJ - that stressed me out personally when it dawned on me
                      What kind of extra lighting do they bring? Right now we have tentatively budgeted for the DJ, but if unexpected expenses start popping up that will be the first thing to go most likely. I finally just decided if we're spending all that money on this wedding then I SHOULD get an awesome photographer to make sure I have great pictures of it!

                      And yes.. the price of the DJ still annoys the heck out of me. Ridiculous.




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