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Is it realistic to have a different song for every intricate detail of the ceremony? 

While the guest are seated

As he walks down the aisle with his best man

As the bridal party walks

When my son walks me down the aisle

As we do the sand ceremony and signing

 

A part of me feels this is too involved and can possibly turn into a disaster.  I'm getting married on the beach at Iberostar Rose Hall Suites.  Any suggestions from previous brides married at this resort?

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Hi Tina!

 

I recently got married @ Iberostar Grand Rose Hall....we had a fairly small wedding (20) & we didn't have a wedding party - so only I walked down the aisle...what I can tell you is that we watched a larger wedding a few days prior & they had a DJ.  They had one song for everyone to walk down the aisle (for Family & their wedding party - I believe they had 5-6 couples & a toddler) & then they had Canon in D song for the bride....they used the entrance song the same for the exit song for everyone (over the rainbow).  They used one other different song for the signing of paperwork/sand ceremony (I forget the song they used).  They DJ played music while they were seated...I don't recall the song(s) while everyone was seated....

 

As for the DJ -  the wind would come and rattle the speakers & cords...so there were a few moments when the music kept fading in & out...it may have just been really windy that day, so it may not happen all the time - but I just wanted to throw that out there, since we did notice that while watching their wedding

 

We, on the other-hand, had the steel drum band...which I absolutely loved & so did my guests...they played while guests where seated.  I was fairly laid back & told my coordinator that I can leave it up to the steel drum band on what they wanted to play...since this was an island wedding & I wanted to incorporate part of the 'feeling' of Jamaica :)

 

As a side note, even though we had a Steel Drum Band, they do set up speakers & a microphone (which I'm so thankful they did & I even forgot to ask my coordinator about this) - which is great, because all your guests can hear the entire ceremony!!  (I thought that there would only be a speaker & microphone set up if you had a DJ...but they set up a sound system regardless of music choice :)

 

Lastly = you're getting married on a beautiful beach, so don't worry about any music disasters...you & your guests will have an amazing time!  They do an amazing job @ Iberostar :) :)

 

I hope that helps?!? :)

 

Good luck to you ;)

Stacie

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Stacie,

Thank you soo much for all of the information.  Lots to think about.  Did you select the steel drum suggested by the hotel? 

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Yes - I just told them I want a Steel Drum Band & it was all taken care of...it was nice not to have to worry about dealing w/outside vendors...Kymoya (our coordinator) handled both the Steel Drum Band & the Reggae Bands (for the night before).  The Coordinators put on a lot of weddings there - so I just put my faith in their recommendations & it turned out perfect for us....you gotta imagine how much they see, so I knew they would recommend what they would do....but of course, they will accomadate your requests if you seek outside vendors outside of their recommendations.

 

Another Side note - that Reggae Band we had was unbelievable!!!  I wish I could remember their name..All I know is that the lead singer resembles (to me) Lenny Kravitz....they were soooooooooooooo good!!!  Of course we asked for "one more, one more"...and he did a solo @ the end w/his guitar.  Loved it!!!! :) :)

 

Stacie :)

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OMG really cycle did you use Irie Connection as your Reggae Band?  Someone else posted just how much they loved the Reggae Band. That sure sounds better than a DJ, you sure have me thinking.  Do you recall how much it was per hour?  Another question, do you feel like you spent the same amount of money on a DW as you would a wedding at home?

 

I feel like we will spend plenty but it's what I want :)

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That May be them...I just can't remember the name & I don't have all the pics yet to look to confirm :)  But they were super Awesome!!!!  I think they are $600 per hour....we had them for 2 hours...

 

Overall - we spent a lot less on a DW then if it were here in the states....After looking into the costs here in the states, I believe the total would have been around 25-30k when all said & done.... - BUT that wouldn't include the Honeymoon.  I would say we spent around the same with the Wedding (in the most beautiful place) AND the Honeymoon....BUT, we chose to spend a lot of money on our Honeymoon..we went to Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios (hired a private driver) and rented a cottage...so 20% of our total spending went to our honeymoon....

 

So for us, we figured if we spent around the same & just applied it the 'right' way - we could get the best bang for our buck :) 

 

btw - here is a slideshow our photographer put together (Melissa Green):

 

http://www.melissagreen-photography.com/blog/2010/08/12/stacie-stevens-jamaica-destination-wedding-slideshow-iberostar-grand-rose-hall-montego-bay/

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