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Originally Posted by tracy0716 View Post
I emailed DJ Mannia based upon sooo many great reviews on the forum. His response was to contact Noelia (the PPR WC). Are they the DJ the resort recommends/hire?? I'm confused!
DJ Mannia is a preferred DJ of the PPR resort now and it is cheaper to book them through the romance department because if you don't you will have to pay a $120 vendor fee. That is probably why he told you to contact her if you are interested in booking him.

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Originally Posted by lovelytlc View Post
ayita,

How did you play the music? Did you download the software to your ipod or an mp3 player and hook it up to a speaker?
No actually, everything played from FI's netbook. We had an ipod for a back-up - in case the netbook would fail or we could not plug it in or something.

So we downloaded the software to the netbook and imported all the mp3 from the desktop we have at home. The netbook was connected to the speakers we rented - for the party we rented just speakers and lights - and to the hotel speakers system (they use ipod themselves for their music) for the welcome party, the cocktail, and the lunch the next day.

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I struggled with this one, but in the end decided to book DJ Mannia. My FI is Persian and the Persians are all about dancing, so I think it's worth the peace of mind for me.

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I also booked with DJ Mania. We think the music can make or break your reception and decided to spend the money. We were at a Wedding recently where the music was not great and guests were literally leaving before the Reception was even over and felt terrible for the Bride.

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There are definitely mixed reviews but I have decided to go with the IPOD. I love music and my music library is massive! Our ceremony will have live music by steel pan (drum), but the reception will be hosted by the Ipod. I plan on working with a DJ that I know to learn how to fade the music so that the songs play continuously without gaps. Also, I will ask someone that is trustworthy to ensure that the Ipod is running and that all is going well. The virtualdj sounds very interesting I am definitely going to look into that also. Thanks so much for sharing.

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We got married in February at the Occidental Grand Xcaret and rented out the disco there, which included their DJ's services. We brought a CD of songs we wanted to play, which included our first dance and the wedding party dance, and the DJ was very accommodating. Also, the songs he played from his own music collection were fine with us -- they were popular dancing songs you'd hear at weddings and parties. I think they try to cater to the North American tourists. I'm glad we went the disco/DJ route -- everyone had a lot of fun and it was one less thing for us to stress about.

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We hired DJ Mannia. To me, he wasn't that expensive compared to some of the other quotes I got even locally. And from the reviews I've read, they are totally worth it! Personally, for me, I could not imagine just having an Ipod, as I think a DJ brings something else to the table as far as entertainment. Plus, we used to own a nightclub, so we're kind of "DJ" people. hehe. We have lots of dancing friends. Lol. I think it's just a personal choice though. I don't think one will be better or worse than another. Just whatever you feel comfortable with and whatever is within your budget. Also, I didn't want to have to worry about manning the Ipod or assigning anyone else to do it. I feel bad enough assigning two of my BM's to the camera for the photo guest book! I'm sure whatever you do will be great. In the end I think one is more work (manning the Ipod) and one is more money (hiring a Dj). Good luck!

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