Although we still have 9 months until our wedding I'm starting to feel the pressure/anxiety (partially because I'm a teacher and have limited time to plan during the school year). There are two "major" decisions I'm in the process of making, music and photographer. Please share any advice you may have, past reviews, opinions, etc, I would love to hear it all! Since we're having a fairly large party/reception when we return home, I'm trying to "budget" my funds as best I can in Cabo.
Music - DJ or iPod?
What is the average DJ cost?
If you used an iPod for the Ceremony/Reception were you satisfied with the sound system, the "flow" of your music, etc? (basically its in your hands, or one of your guests your assign the "job" to push play, as well as from maneuvering from one playlist to another?) Who changed the songs throughout the actual ceremony for you?
Is it worth it to pay the extra money for the DJ so you can have an MC?
Photographer - We have gone with the Ultimate Dreams Pacakge, I belive it comes with 50-60 pictures. Have you all/are you all planning on getting a photographer of your own? Were you satisfied with the pictures that were included with your package? Are you able to tell the photograher what you want him to "focus" on? Don't get me wrong, I love pictures (and know that a lot of my guests will be taking plenty throughout the night) but I am a little hesitant to spend SO much money on an additional photographer. Although they're great for memories sake, I may put 5-7 up in my house for show?
I've filtered through a lot of threads on here but am also interested in those "if I could do it all over (what would you do/not do the same)"? I would love to hear what you all have to say (as I'm sure many of the others planing would)!
Thanks in advance for all of your help and time you put into keeping up with this site!