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Originally Posted by Shannon Burgess View Post

 

Thanks for the advice girls!! I've been looking for a small portable device that packs a punch for less than $200...but I may end up going with the one Lomas has to offer. :)

We bought a Logitech Speaker (model #S715i). http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/logitech-logitech-rechargeable-speaker-s715i-930-000134/10151833.aspx 

 

It works super well, is fairly small....so easy to pack. And if needed is rechargeable, which made it super fun to have on the beach with friends. We've had ours for about 2 years now and it has taken quite a beating and is still going strong!

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Yeah, Valeria quoted and let another bride (Nikki/MrsWolfert maybe?) pay for her set up ahead of time I think. I am working with Natalia, and couldn't get a reasonable fee from her to pay ahead so I dropped the subject. 

Originally Posted by Shannon Burgess View Post

Valeria told me the Lanterns if you bring your own is a $150 fee, then she told me to tell her everything additional and she would quote me a price seperately. I am kind of scared to find the set up fee. I want to take strands of Christmas lights to put around the poles at Tucanes because they charge $50 each if we use theirs so I asked Valeria how much the set up fee would be for those and she has yet to respond. I am interested in hearing how much yours ends up being Allie, please let us know. Who is your WD?

 

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jnitschke - it sounds like we are having very similar weddings! We still haven't decided on casita or not, but had originally planned like you and moving their after the wedding for a "honeymoon" feel. We haven't ordered invites yet, but our save the dates will be here next week and we'll probably send out the actual invitations in February. We've only been engaged a few weeks, so we're planning the whole thing in about 7 months. Are you bringing your own decor in? I think I convinced my fiance that it's worth it to spring for the private reception. After all, you only (hopefully!) are getting married once. So are you going with the cheapest package after the free, the $950?

 

We are also going to go with the symbolic ceremony, and get legally married here before we leave. I couldn't justify the cost and extra time it requires, plus I hate needles!

 

Does anyone know if you can build your own custom package? Like not pick the free or $950 one, but just pick the things you want from the Lomas website and do it that way? I thought if so that way we wouldn't need a week at the casita, but we may still be able to custom build what we want and still come in under the $950 package.

 

Hope you all have a good weekend! I'm in Chicago, and it's finally starting to get cold....

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We were weighing those options too... I didn't really want to spend $1500 on the DJ either. To be honest I found a company to customize handmade wooden maracas for our favors. Yes is it a little pricey but I would rather have that what a small portion of the money on to then a DJ that has no reviews. Plus I keep hearing that I would have to create the entire play list anyways so I could just put in on my ipod and be good to go. We have about 45-50 people coming (when we started planning a destination wedding we thought we would get about 30 people at max) so we were leaning towards doing the ipod hookup. Mainly b/c it comes with a mic so we have a friend that agreed to introduce us into the reception and then we wanted the MOH and BM speeches to be heard. cheesy.gif

 

Also my TA's niece got married about a little over a year a go doing a DW and she was telling us that her niece did the ipod route and they had a blast. They just played the dance playlist they created and they actually listen to the same song 3 times b/c they wanted to dance to it again. 

Originally Posted by Shannon Burgess View Post

Hi Girls...I am having a private reception at Tucanes and I don't want to spend $1500 on a DJ so I thought about just bringing a device to play my ipod,,,Those of you that have done this or are planning on doing the same thing, what kind of ipod connector did you use or plan on using?? I don't want to spend over $150 for the device but I want it to be pretty loud and not sound "cheap". Any suggestions?? 

 

Thanks!!

Shannon 

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I was thinking of not doing a package and just picking things ala carte... but I haven't gotten an ok for sure yet on that... so I don't want to be an authority on this... I asked if I could do that and Alejandro didn't really say anything about it one way or another.

Originally Posted by LKocelko View Post

jnitschke - it sounds like we are having very similar weddings! We still haven't decided on casita or not, but had originally planned like you and moving their after the wedding for a "honeymoon" feel. We haven't ordered invites yet, but our save the dates will be here next week and we'll probably send out the actual invitations in February. We've only been engaged a few weeks, so we're planning the whole thing in about 7 months. Are you bringing your own decor in? I think I convinced my fiance that it's worth it to spring for the private reception. After all, you only (hopefully!) are getting married once. So are you going with the cheapest package after the free, the $950?

 

We are also going to go with the symbolic ceremony, and get legally married here before we leave. I couldn't justify the cost and extra time it requires, plus I hate needles!

 

Does anyone know if you can build your own custom package? Like not pick the free or $950 one, but just pick the things you want from the Lomas website and do it that way? I thought if so that way we wouldn't need a week at the casita, but we may still be able to custom build what we want and still come in under the $950 package.

 

Hope you all have a good weekend! I'm in Chicago, and it's finally starting to get cold....

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Yeah, I feel like that would be ideal since all I would really want is a minister and the flowers for bouquets/the guys. I'll be interested to hear if you get an okay on it. We're meeting with our TA tomorrow, so I'm excited to get more information. 

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I just had to share, beacuse I'm so excited, that we just got my wedding band and wedding dress this weekend!! One of the remaining big decisions that we were feeling the time crunch on.

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WOOHOO!!!!!!

 

ok, are you going to show us your dress?!

Originally Posted by LKocelko View Post

I just had to share, beacuse I'm so excited, that we just got my wedding band and wedding dress this weekend!! One of the remaining big decisions that we were feeling the time crunch on.

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It's actually NOTHING like I thought I was going to chose. I had been wanting something either chiffon or lace, however I wasn't happy with any of those. My consultant pulled a dress I would've never picked for myself, but that I love. It's very timeless, kind of old hollywood glam. It looks a lot better on me than on this model, as I fill it out better with an hourglass shape. I don't think the picture does it justice, the beaded straps are beautiful.

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WOW!!! It's absolutely stunning!

 

I think many of us end up with something we never expected to like. congrats on saying yes to the dress!!!

Originally Posted by LKocelko View Post

It's actually NOTHING like I thought I was going to chose. I had been wanting something either chiffon or lace, however I wasn't happy with any of those. My consultant pulled a dress I would've never picked for myself, but that I love. It's very timeless, kind of old hollywood glam. It looks a lot better on me than on this model, as I fill it out better with an hourglass shape. I don't think the picture does it justice, the beaded straps are beautiful.

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