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#831 caroleandchad

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    Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:23 AM

    Hi everyone, we leave on Wed. so just finalizing everything, the only thing I am really unsure about now is the music and reception time. Looking for suggestions/advice...

    Our wedding is at 4pm on the beach and I have booked a 2 hour reception. I have heard about bringing an IPod/player for music and then again there is the option of DJ or Band?

    Also, not sure if the reception should start right at 5 or if we should add some sort of cocktail time to it before the 2 hour starts? Also as far as music for the actual ceremony.. do we pick that out and bring it? First dance? Thanks everyone for your help!! I am sooooooo glad I booked Tropical Imaging for 2 days after the wedding.. I really really wish they could shoot our whole wedding :(

    Finally done with the pre-wedding stuff.. and added a few pictures in my album. I ended up doing the real touch flowers and making my bouquet and my daughters bouquet myself. Turned out cute, now I just have to figure out how to transport! Gift bags are ready and packed!



    #832 Brandy

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      Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:48 AM

      Carole, I thought the 2 hour private reception was plenty, and Im so glad we didnt do the cocktail hour before because there was enough food during the reception had we of had a cocktail hour before hand I dont think everyone would have been able to eat the main course!

       

      We pushed our reception back to 6 (ceremony was at 4) but that was only bc we were meeting Ileana for photos

       

      Music is a perference, and what your budget allows for, we really enjoy the calypso band, we had them for the whole 2 hours, everyone really enjoyed them.

       

      As far as music for the ceremony goes, you can bring your own if you want, if not they will give you some tracks to listen to during your meeting and you can pick one of those, you do have to bring your music for your first dance, either on a cd or an ipod.



      #833 caroleandchad

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        Posted 26 May 2011 - 02:30 PM

        Thanks Brandy,

        I wanted to do exactly that, meet her for pictures right after the ceremony but she was already booked, I tried almost a year ago. (So that answers the question earlier.. I would book as SOON as you can if you know you want to use her).  Glad we atleast get to do the TTD a few days later.

        That is a good point about the food.. I think I will stick with just the 2 hour reception. How was the weather at 6? Still super hot and sunny?

         

        What kind of music did the band play for you?

         

        Sorry for all the questions.. Im just having last minute thoughts!



        #834 SophiaandTJ

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          Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:30 PM

          Thanks for the advice girls! 

           

          Carole, I know exactly how you feel, we are leaving Monday!!!  I hope it's not too hot! 



          #835 SophiaandTJ

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            Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:21 PM

            OMG!  Guys I'm freaking out... I just looked at the weather forecast and they are predicting rain for everyday that we are there, even my wedding day!  I feel like there was so much planning, hard work, and money that went into this, I don't want it to be ruinned!  A beach wedding was my dream wedding.  I don't want to have gone through all of this trouble to have my dream wedding, and end up having to get married in a building without all the family and friends that I would have had at a local wedding.  I don't know what to do, I'm freaking out!!!

             

            Every source that I looked at during planning said the same thing:  that turks and caicos does not get much rain over the course of a year.  What are the odds of having 50% and 60% chances for every day that we are there?



            #836 LaurenMarie

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              Posted 26 May 2011 - 09:57 PM

              Hello ladies!!  I just returned from our wedding at Beaches T&C and it was AMAZING!!!  Everyone had a great time, and it was absolutely beautiful!  I will write a detailed review tomorrow...but trust me, you will NOT regret booking your destination wedding there!!



              #837 LaurenMarie

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                Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:01 PM

                I just returned from 8 days there, and it rained almost everyday, but normally for only about 15-30 minutes, and then it blew over and was sunny again.  There were 2 days that were kinda cloudy, but it was still nice out.  I didn't put on sunscreen on 1 of those cloudy 2 days and I still got burned!   Don't worry...it will be fine!  Just an FYI- the weather forecast on my wedding day was 60% chance of rain and I think it barely rained that day and it was very sunny!

                 

                Originally Posted by SophiaandTJ 

                OMG!  Guys I'm freaking out... I just looked at the weather forecast and they are predicting rain for everyday that we are there, even my wedding day!  I feel like there was so much planning, hard work, and money that went into this, I don't want it to be ruinned!  A beach wedding was my dream wedding.  I don't want to have gone through all of this trouble to have my dream wedding, and end up having to get married in a building without all the family and friends that I would have had at a local wedding.  I don't know what to do, I'm freaking out!!!

                 

                Every source that I looked at during planning said the same thing:  that turks and caicos does not get much rain over the course of a year.  What are the odds of having 50% and 60% chances for every day that we are there?



                 



                #838 Tropical Imaging

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                  Posted 27 May 2011 - 03:25 AM

                  Stop looking at the weather reports!  I will repeat myself, Stop looking at the weather reports!  Our weather is really funny here and we rarely get a wash out kind of day (except for the rare hurricane).  In the past week we have had rain but about 15-20 minutes worth and then hot sun, clear blue skies etc.  It can literally be pouring down at my friends house 2 miles away and clear blue skies at my house.  This morning we woke up to rain on the south side of the island (for about 30 minutes, but I can see the north side (grace bay) has clear blue skies and all nice and dry.  We've had less than 6 inches of rain this year....you'll be fine.  

                   

                  Andy shot a wedding on Saturday where the skies opened up an hour before the wedding and then had a gorgeous ceremony....the blog photos are here so you can see for yourself

                  http://www.brilliant...-tonys-wedding/

                   

                  So, first, Breathe...second, STOP LOOKING AT the WEATHER REPORTS! and third don't worry about things you can't control.   The weather will be what it will be, but I promise you will have a lovely day if you just enjoy it!

                   

                  Krys

                  Originally Posted by SophiaandTJ 

                  OMG!  Guys I'm freaking out... I just looked at the weather forecast and they are predicting rain for everyday that we are there, even my wedding day!  I feel like there was so much planning, hard work, and money that went into this, I don't want it to be ruinned!  A beach wedding was my dream wedding.  I don't want to have gone through all of this trouble to have my dream wedding, and end up having to get married in a building without all the family and friends that I would have had at a local wedding.  I don't know what to do, I'm freaking out!!!

                   

                  Every source that I looked at during planning said the same thing:  that turks and caicos does not get much rain over the course of a year.  What are the odds of having 50% and 60% chances for every day that we are there?



                   



                  #839 mdcoug

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                    Posted 27 May 2011 - 05:52 AM

                    OMG your photos are awesome

                    #840 LaurenMarie

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                      Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:23 AM

                      Hello!  I am still working on my review, unpacking, etc!  We purchased 25 photos from the Beaches photographer, Patrick, who was very good!  Here's a few....

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