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Hello All.  We are downloading our music ourselves and using a Bose system to play the music (the sound quality is quite good).  Any advice on what sorts of music to download for during dinner?  Have any past brides done it this way? If so did it work out well?

As for OOT bags. My fiance and I have ordered personalized beach totes and insulated travel mugs for all our guests.  We thought long and hard about it and the easiest thing for us is to give them to everyone prior to leaving.  My mom and sister and Shawn's mom are throwing me one big shower.  Since everyone will already be together in one spot, I am going to hand out the items to the females of each family/couple who is attending the wedding.  Anyone who is unaccounted for we are going to pay them a visit to deliver theirs.  I know it is not as personable (and maybe almost tacky) as handing them out in Jamaica, but if we are not careful we are going to have a million suit cases to check LOL!

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We're also planning on doing the music ourselves using an ipod and Bose speaker!  Haven't thought much about the music itself yet .. but I do know that we'll probably have some playlists set up. One for "during dinner", one for "Special dances", one for "dance party" .. etc... So that we can just play the playlist and no one has to worry too much about manning the ipod 24/7.

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Hey girls! I'm confused! I am going to have the Steel Drum Band for the ceremony. Do I still need to choose this music? I thought the band would just play before/during/after. For the hour or whatever. But regular music is played too?  :S
 

Originally Posted by hdinsmor View Post

Advice/ Help Needed: Ceremony Music

 

Omeshia sent me the music request form, and they are asking that we have songs for:

 

Processional (Normal, and of course we already had our song selected for this)

Bridal March (Normal and selected)

Kiss of the Couple- here is where I'm confused- see note below

Signing of Documents- not sure what song we want here and need suggestions- see note below

Recessional (Normal and selected)

 

Here is the issue.  We have already selected songs for the seating of the guests, processional, bridal march, and recessional.  The recessional song is a special song for us.  I spoke to Omeshia about this today, and she said they play the kiss of the couple song after the officiant says "you may now kiss the bride" and play it for the kiss of the couple, then stop the song.  Doesn't that seem like a very short amount of time to play a song?  She said they then stop the music and we will walk over to sign our documents, and they will play that song.  She said that we do not even need to do a recessional, or select a recessional song if we do not want. 

 

So, do we use our recessional song for the signing of the documents?  Or do we pick a playful, more "jamaican" style song for the signing of the documents.  I asked Omeshia if we have to pick a kiss of the couple song, and she said no, we do not have to, but they recommend it.  Is there something I am missing here?

 

Let me know your thoughts/ advice when you can. Thanks, ladies!! 



 



Originally Posted by hdinsmor View Post

I didn't even think of that as an option, Stephanie!  As always, you are SO HELPFUL!!  You solve my problem!  I am going to do it the same way you did it!  Thanks again!  

 



 

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Me again!! I'm in wedding mode today lol. This time I'm wondering about the wristbands. Do you and your fiance have to wear the hideous wristbands on your wedding day?!!! I would die if we had to have them in our photos.

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Nope, everyone cut theirs off and got new ones the next day at the front desk.  No1 had any issues with this.

Originally Posted by lindsayraz View Post

Me again!! I'm in wedding mode today lol. This time I'm wondering about the wristbands. Do you and your fiance have to wear the hideous wristbands on your wedding day?!!! I would die if we had to have them in our photos.



 

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We had escort cards.  We gave the WC the setup of how we wanted the tables and who assigned where.
 

Originally Posted by lindsayraz View Post

Those that had their reception at the Blue Lagoon - did you have a seating chart or placecards? Or did you just have your guest sit wherever they wanted?



 

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You don't have to choose the music if you don't want to, but they give you the option.  We had specific/traditional songs that the Steel Drum Band played during the ceremony and then let them play whatever they wanted to before and after.
 

Originally Posted by lindsayraz View Post

Hey girls! I'm confused! I am going to have the Steel Drum Band for the ceremony. Do I still need to choose this music? I thought the band would just play before/during/after. For the hour or whatever. But regular music is played too?  :S 

 

 



 

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oooh, so the music you chose was music for the steel drum band? ah ok! I thought maybe it was music to play with the speakers/sound system.

Originally Posted by BeachBridein11 View Post

You don't have to choose the music if you don't want to, but they give you the option.  We had specific/traditional songs that the Steel Drum Band played during the ceremony and then let them play whatever they wanted to before and after. 

 



 

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Thanks for the replies girl!

So they allowed you to se the tables up however you wanted? Was this something that you discussed with the WC at your initial meeting at the resort? I assumed if I made any requests like that, that I probably won't be able to count on it going as I wanted. I just imagined giving the WC my place cards and seating chart, and having it all mixed up or totally not how I wanted it. But I should probabyl have a little more faith hey!

 

PS. What are escort cards?
 

Originally Posted by BeachBridein11 View Post

We had escort cards.  We gave the WC the setup of how we wanted the tables and who assigned where. 

 



 

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