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#1 loua4

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    Posted 16 April 2010 - 11:28 AM

    Hi Everyone!!! Just wanted to start off by saying how much I love this Forum. With out it I would be totally lost in my wedding planning. So thanks to everyone who has ever posted anything on here.

    So, I am getting married this Nov in the Bahamas, on Paradise Island at the Riu Resort. And I have been trying to think of something different and fun do have.

    I heard of Junkanoo bands, but unfortunatly no matter how much searching on google, or elsewhere, I cannot figure out how to get in touch with one to hire. Or even find info on.

    Does anyone out there have any suggestions? Or has anyone used a Junkanoo band for anything?


    #2 MrsMiller2b

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      Posted 25 April 2010 - 03:03 PM

      I've seen junkanoo bands inthe Bahamas before and your guests will enjoy it. Maybe you can see if your wedding coordinator can give you more information or try the Ministry of Tourism.

      #3 JenArge

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        Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:06 PM

        We looked into the band on Grand Bahama. I'm not sure how your resort handles it but our resort (Our Lucaya) offers them as a "parade" from the ceremony to the cocktail hour or reception. It's per person in the band per hour. They have lively music and dancing. It depends on what you are looking for at your wedding but something to liven up your day! Good luck

        #4 dominiqueamber

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          Posted 10 November 2010 - 05:10 PM

          I found that before...I'll look and see if I saved it in my favorites but I think I came across it googling - I'm not sure what your budget is but it's not cheap... I would like to have Junkanoo masks as favors but I don't think they have any small from the pictures I've seen...I hopefully get to see it in person for the first time this year! :)

          #5 skp1

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            Posted 11 November 2010 - 06:54 AM

            We're thinking about doing a junkanoo band too and its offered through our resort - Atlantis - so our wedding coordinator would handle it all.  I think it will definitely be something to remember and guests would love it, but you're right, it's not cheap.  Since our ceremony is a flight of stairs above our reception area, it would not work for us to have the parade escort the group to the reception (I've seen this on YouTube).  Our coordinator suggested having it at the reception after dinner so it will be people up and moving and hopefully that would mean more dancing.

            Steph & John........Atlantis.......June 18, 2011......happily married

            #6 dominiqueamber

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              Posted 20 November 2010 - 09:39 AM

              That's a cool idea - have it be the first dance to get people up..plus it will be a suprise if you have them come in as the first dance and parent dances are ending since that's usually slower songs :)

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