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#1811 TonyandTricia

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    Posted 22 August 2010 - 06:36 PM



    Originally Posted by kyndall 

    I think this is what i want to do too.  i'm just not sold on the horse thing.  the pictures look great i just cant see myself doing it!


    I didn't really think it was my style either, but everyone ended up loving it. Hubby said it was the happiest moment of his life when he saw me approaching in it. I don't think the cart would have had the same effect. :)



    #1812 sxcT

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      Posted 22 August 2010 - 10:07 PM

      Did you have a soloist or was it a CD/iPod playing for your songs?  I know the soloist is usually an extra charge so I am wondering what most people did for the music during the ceremony. 

       

      Originally Posted by TonyandTricia 




      We had one for the moms walking down the aisle (or bridesmaids), the carriage approaching, bride, sand ceremony, and recessional . 5 in all.





      #1813 amh777

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        Posted 23 August 2010 - 06:44 AM

        Good question... and for those of you who had soloists... did anyone walk down the aisle to the typical bridal theme... I think its called Canon... I'm wondering which soloist would better perform that-- a violinist?  I'm guessing there is no hope for a pianist!



        #1814 amh777

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          Posted 23 August 2010 - 06:49 AM

          Another question about the live music @ palace resorts... in the classical trio or duet-- do you get to pick which two instruments? I'm guessing its either the flute, sax, violin or pipe? Anyone use the duet or trio? How did you like it? Did you think having two added much more than just one would have? Thanks!



          #1815 TonyandTricia

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            Posted 23 August 2010 - 10:55 AM

            I did not have a soloist. We had a cd/iPod, which I thought worked great. I'm sure live music would have been beautiful as well, but I didn't want to pay for it. I also wanted songs with words for other parts of the ceremony.

             

            Our playlist:

             

            moms: Somewhere over the rainbow-Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

            carriage arriving: You're so cool- Hans Zimmer

            bride: Canon in D

            sand ceremony: I'm Yours- Jason Mraz

            recessional: Beautiful Day- U2

             

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            Originally Posted by sxcT 

            Did you have a soloist or was it a CD/iPod playing for your songs?  I know the soloist is usually an extra charge so I am wondering what most people did for the music during the ceremony. 

             


             




            #1816 sxcT

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              Posted 23 August 2010 - 11:51 AM

              Good to hear.  So do they have a sound system already hooked up and ready to use?  You just have to plug your iPod in and your good to go?  Who did you have start/stop/switch songs for you??


               

              Originally Posted by TonyandTricia 

              I did not have a soloist. We had a cd/iPod, which I thought worked great. I'm sure live music would have been beautiful as well, but I didn't want to pay for it. I also wanted songs with words for other parts of the ceremony.

               

              Our playlist:

               

              moms: Somewhere over the rainbow-Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

              carriage arriving: You're so cool- Hans Zimmer

              bride: Canon in D

              sand ceremony: I'm Yours- Jason Mraz

              recessional: Beautiful Day- U2

               


               




              #1817 TonyandTricia

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                Posted 23 August 2010 - 06:16 PM

                You just give them a disk and tell them what each track is for and they handle it. It worked great.
                 

                Originally Posted by sxcT 

                Good to hear.  So do they have a sound system already hooked up and ready to use?  You just have to plug your iPod in and your good to go?  Who did you have start/stop/switch songs for you??


                 


                 




                #1818 amh777

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                  Posted 24 August 2010 - 06:17 AM

                  So are you able to hear everything well during the ceremony? Did you have to pay for the CD system use during the ceremony?

                   

                  Originally Posted by TonyandTricia 

                  You just give them a disk and tell them what each track is for and they handle it. It worked great.
                   


                   




                  #1819 TonyandTricia

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                    Posted 24 August 2010 - 10:26 AM

                    Yes it was loud and clear. No extra charge.

                    #1820 Janelley100

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                      Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:45 PM

                      Just wanted to chime in and confirm Tricia's response.  I had asked about bringing an ipod and they said, No...bring a cd.  So I brought a cd with the cover listing the songs titles, numbered and what they were for (1-Guests Mingling, 2-Wedding party Entrance, 3-Bride entrance, 4-Signing of certificate & kiss, 5-Exit). We confirmed all the songs and what they were for with Lily (WC) at our meeting.  She said that an assistant would be playing the music.  I'll be honest...I never saw the player or the assistant controlling things.  Of course I was in a whirlwind of heaven....but what I will say is that all the songs played like they were supposed to and at a very nice audible level.  There are actually little speakers in the grass all the way around the gazebo...so you can hear the songs as you are taken around the walkway by carriage or golfcart.  And they would fade out when necessary...not just be abruptly cut off.  I had imagined the sound of a record cutting off mid song when I got to the alter....LOL.  Not so....the music just faded out very nicely. 

                       

                      The one thing I will say is that the song played fo the signing of certificate and kiss are the same song....they fade it out between the two activities because these activites take very little time.  Then as we kissed we heard the champagne bottles pop open in the bac ground and drinks were being passed out right afterwards.  We had a toast and then Lily very gently came to the front and asked everyone to follow her out to the walk way for a flower toss.  Everyone headed that way and there was an assistant passing out the flower petals (THAT I did notice!).  Lily stayed behind with us and lined us up for a picture.  Then the exit song started playing and we walked out of the gazebo into a mess of petals....it was great!  Looking back at pictures I had the biggest smile I think my face is capable of, and several of my family members said that was such a cool touch.  The morale of that story is...if you are wondering about timing....no one really noticed the exit song all that much.  We put so much thought into our songs...and I think the most important ones that people really got to hear and enjoy were the first 3.  The kiss/signing song and the exit song are not played for long and are faded out around the ceremony. 

                       

                      So based on my experience I would say focus most of your thoughts on the entrance songs and when picking an exit song...pick something that has a great beginning because you exit so fast out of the gazebo and after that you are off to mingle, swim, party, cocktail it up and enjoy the rest of the day! 

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