Hey Akua if you want the whole song to play then 5 minutes is too long. If you don't mind it being cut off then you'll be good! My song was like 1:40 and we ended a bit early so maybe like 1:30 I guess it depened on how fast you walk. We started slow but as we got closer I started to cry and my husband was crying my parents, his were, bascially all 40 of us at the wedding were crying lol so we started walking faster near the end. I would use the same general guideline though for 1:00-1:30 per couple who has to walk down the asile before you to pick a song for them. Mine was 4:30 and I don't know exactly where it got cut off but it was long enough for 3 sets of people.
Originally Posted by akua420
Soontobemrsdow - CONGRATS! So glad it went smoothly Mrs. Dow! My walking in song is 5 minutes long, think that will be long enough??
I don't know if Im going to do the father daughter dance, because my FI's mom passed away right before we met, and he won't have his mom to dance with. So I'm still thinking about it, but I'm pretty sure we'll just nix it, but then that will hurt my dads feelings a bit I'm sure so I am so confused about that. And I don't want to have my FI just standing around as I'm dancing with my dad, and if he danced with my mom then his dad would be standing, ugh I just don't know.
Hey Espe & Erin,
we had 40 people total at our wedding including myself and my husband. My husbands brother was supposed to be our mc but with a month before the wedding we found out he actually couldn't attened so we totally forgot to replace him but luckily Bev did it for us, but for sure you can have an MC! We had our dinner at the italian and there are kinda like 2 seperate room areas so one area was for dinner then we all went into the other section that they cleared everything out of and made our dancing area and bar in there. It was pretty cool. We had brought a cd for the dj to play some of the songs we liked and he also mixed in some he liked. It was a really fun time and we were supposed to only have the restaurant from 6:30-10 but they actually let us stay until about 10:45 because we were all dancing like crazy! A bunch of us went to the disco after and even though my and my hubby left there around 12am we heard everyone else pretty much stayed until it closed!
Originally Posted by Espejo2be
soontobemrsdow: CONGRATS!!!! Thank you so very much for the extra info, i have been back on fourth on weather we should spend the extra money on the private reception or not. It seems as if we'll have about 40 or more people coming now so i'm thinking that we may go ahead and do that if it's still available. Did you have an "MC" at your recepetion? seeing there was a podium and mic... We're thinking about getting someone to say grace and say a few words, besides us saying our thank yous. Was your dance still at the gazebo or was it in the resturant? Did you give the DJ CD's of certain music to play? I was thinking about bringing a USB stick of music when I go but wasn't sure if he actually had anything to plug it into or if he just plays good music on his own. Thanks again for the template info, what a great idea!
akua420 - I agree with missy&eric2011, i think it would be great if you had a song afterwards that you and you FI's dad and him and your mom could dance to, then everyone is involved
Well i finally got some things figured out... the TA got back to me today saying that the resort sold AirCanada Vacations enough rooms for my bridal party and immediate family but anyone extra will have to take their chance if they aren't on the list already... i can't believe that the resort would be booked up in August so fast?! I thought it would be "low" season...
Originally Posted by erindegagne
soontobemrsdow - Congrats!! thank you so much for all the info on the private reception, i am really thinking of doing this as well!! how many guests did you have?, also, how much time did you have in the restaurant for dancing etc....thanks a lot!!