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#6121 SharonMydung

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    Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:35 PM


    Missy,

     

    Did DJ Mauricio speak English well?  Did he announce the wedding party?  How about party favors like balloons, cold fireworks, neon lights and the light up dance floor.  Did you get all of these for free since you were using DJ Mauricio?

     

    How many guests did you have?

     

    Thank you and can't wait to see your pictures.

     


     

    Originally Posted by Missy1 

    Hi ladies. Just got back from my wedding which was 4/22/11. I see there have been some issues with the DJ. Let me be the first to say that I used DJ Mauricio and he was great. He played everything we wanted took requests all night long and my guests had an absolute blast. You should be more concerned with the sound technician if anyone plans on using him for your ceremony music. He does not speak a lick of English so word to the wise....keep the music simple.

     

    Veronica was my wedding coordinator and she was fabulous! It even rained 45 minutes into my reception and we had to be moved to the ballroom but we were fortunate enough to have beautiful weather all through the ceremony and all through our pictures, first dances and cake cutting. DJ Mauricio even stayed an extra hour free of charge because of the move we had to make to the ballroom.



     



    #6122 Missy1

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      Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:15 AM

      He spoke english very well. I had 45 guests and yes, I did get the dance floor for free but to be honest its small and would have probably been too small for all of my guests if your having your reception on the deck. 45 min into my reception it rained so we were moved to the ballroom which turned out great because there was alot more room for dancing. He didn't announce our bridal party because I didn't ask him to but he did announce us coming in and he did fine. As for favors or anything else he didn't offer that but agian I didn't ask because I had already brought maracas with me. Like I said before, be more concerned with the sound technician for the ceremony. He speaks absolutely no english.



      #6123 Missy1

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        Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:19 AM

        And to the brides stressed out about decor and such, less is more. Trust me on this, the scenery is so beautiful you really don't need much.  I bought the centerpeices through the resort and they came out beautifully. I brought the chair bows and table runners with me and bought 10 paper lantersn through the resort. I have 45 guests and with everything inlcuding the dj and and additional package of pictures my wedding costed under $8000. I have pictures up on my facebook, just go under my tagged pictures, i just turned off my privacy settings so you should be able to see them : http://www.facebook....php?id=23442211



        #6124 brookeh68

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          Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:33 AM

          We are using just the technician and equip for the reception.  I guess the tech  announcing anything is out of the plan now   I will just have playlists on our IPOD and also backup on CD's just in case.   Now Deco Cancun is out of the picture??  What the heck is going on down there?  There's no way that this could be the "norm" for all of the resorts.  Someone down there doesn't have their %$%$#   together.  48 days until we leave - I wonder what other surprises we will be in store for! 


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          #6125 Rick949

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            Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:34 AM

            Just an Idea I had if your not going to have a DJ and just play your ipod - is to hire a voice over personality type to record an .mp3 sound file - that makes your announcements - and have someone in the bridal party set it off when you enter... "Introducing Mr and Mrs blah blah blah" and then the next track to play is your 2st dance song etc

             

            I might just do that instead of getting a DJ -



            #6126 Rick949

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              Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:37 AM

              typo - 1st dance song.

               

               



              #6127 roni411

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                Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:47 AM

                 

                L'Oreal & Mike 4/26/11

                Dawn & Jimmy  - 4/30/2011

                Leah & Jamie - 5/3/2011
                Lisa & Andrew - 5/6/11
                Ursula & Matt - 5/7/2011
                Melissa & Nathanael 5/8/11

                Lindsay & Greg 05/09/2011

                Winter & Steven - 5/10/2011

                Leanne & Adam 5/14/2011

                Lauren & Brian 05/25/2011

                BROOKE &MIKE 06/18/2011

                Deanna & Christopher 7/6/2011

                Sharon & Josh 07/17/2011

                Colleen & Clint 7/19/11

                Lindsay & Frank 7/23/11

                Ivelisse & Steve 10/28/11

                Sharon & Mark 11/19/11 

                Courtney & Timothy 5/12/2012



                 



                #6128 lcraney

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                  Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:59 AM

                  Yaaay! I am so happy to hear that your wedding went well!

                  I have the DJ Mauricio and feel much better knowing he was great for you guys!

                  Also I could only see one pic on FB but it was the best one, I bet, of him dipping you. :) So great!

                  Thanks for popping by to reassure a lot of us. It has been a little stressful for some people with the DJ swapping. 

                  I am glad less is more, that is my route, I am just doing the bare minimum and having the resort do my centerpieces and might opt for a few lanterns and that is it.


                  I think there is a large party now in the ballroom the same night as my wedding so I hope it does not rain for us! haha. Not sure where they will put us then--prob in a restaurant or Desires or something, I guess.

                   

                  I assume no one got deathly ill either from your wedding? That was also a concern in late March, so I figured I would check.

                   

                  Thanks also for the heads up with the wedding tech. Good to know.

                   

                  Cheers!
                  I leave in two weeks exactly! Ahhhh!

                   



                  #6129 dimplesandsuga

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                    Posted 27 April 2011 - 10:47 AM

                    My wedding is on the beach along with the reception but they said they can set up the dance floor on the sand, not sure how well that will work, but my questions was, about how much was the DJ and are you able to pay him in installments?  Also, for the ceremony, how does that work music wise?  Did you use an ipod, did they provide music or what? I'm unclear on that part! :(

                     

                    Originally Posted by Missy1 

                    And to the brides stressed out about decor and such, less is more. Trust me on this, the scenery is so beautiful you really don't need much.  I bought the centerpeices through the resort and they came out beautifully. I brought the chair bows and table runners with me and bought 10 paper lantersn through the resort. I have 45 guests and with everything inlcuding the dj and and additional package of pictures my wedding costed under $8000. I have pictures up on my facebook, just go under my tagged pictures, i just turned off my privacy settings so you should be able to see them : http://www.facebook....php?id=23442211



                     



                    #6130 Missy1

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                      Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:28 AM

                      No one got too sick but I'll just say you will go to the bathroom pretty regularly...no matter what you eat or drink. There's more than one ballroom so no worries there. They probably wouldn't move you into desires as I was originally offered that option however there were basketball games on at that time so I was told i wouldn't be able to play music...clearly that was out. The lounge doubles as sportsbar...it doesnt really turn into a "club" till about 10 but the ballrooms are right next to it. We got lucky. Fortunatley we had beautiful weather for our entire ceremony and pictures on the beach. We got speeches, first dances and cake cutting and everyone ate before the rain came so pretty much the dance party was moved to the ball room but it worked out for the best.






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