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#1251 NowBride2013

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    Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:07 PM

    Hey there!!

     

    I was wondering if anyone had used the DJ that the resort offers for there reception and if he was any good?? I know DJ Mannia is cheaper since his $900 package is for 4 hours, but since the receptions at Now are only for 3 hours, the resort DJ would be cheaper, since you don't have to pay the outside vendor fee of $300 (DJ + MC)

     

    Also, has anyone had there reception location confirmed by the resort yet?? I asked Mercy to have my reception by the quiet and she says that it was noted and that it would be confirmed closer to my wedding date?!? :S I don't really know what that means, but I hope someone else getting married the same day as me doesn't end up getting this location before I can confirm!



    #1252 Skygirl

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      Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:40 PM

      I thought DJ mannia dj and mc service is done by the same person?or am i wrong?because i thought its 150$per person for the vendor



      #1253 Donna Hewitt

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        Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:29 PM

        @NowBride2013 - Hi!  I'm getting married 2 days after you!!  I have been trying to get answers about the dj as well... I've been dealing with Sylvia - But haven't heard from her in a few weeks...  If I hear anything I will let you know!



        #1254 NowBride2013

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          Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:40 AM

          @Skygirl - No the DJ and MC are 2 different people, I've confirmed this with DJ Mannia... so its $150 each for the outside vendor fee!!

           

          @Donna Hewitt - Nice!! So far I think we're the only ones in January!! :) We'll probably be running into each other during the week! What are your travel dates?? We're arriving @ Now on January 19th and leaving on January 28th to go to Dreams Palm Beach for a few days before coming back home!



          #1255 Skygirl

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            Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:33 AM

            @NowBride. thanks, i emailed dj mannia yestarday, ughhhh my FI will kill me now:)when i booked djmannia the package included mc service and i didnt even think that its 2 ppl. i dont know if its even worse it though...ughh im already paying for the photographer its 2ppl so its 300$. IDK if i need to 2 ppl from djmannia, maybe i will opt for the mc ....ughhhh just cant justify paying 600$for vendor fee, pure BS



            #1256 jbmarch2012

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              Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:26 AM

              Originally Posted by Skygirl 

              I thought DJ mannia dj and mc service is done by the same person?or am i wrong?because i thought its 150$per person for the vendor

               

              I thought  the same as well but found out when I got there that the MC and DJ are 2 different people so you pay $300 for them to get in.

               

              Originally Posted by NowBride2013 

              Hey there!!

               

              I was wondering if anyone had used the DJ that the resort offers for there reception and if he was any good?? I know DJ Mannia is cheaper since his $900 package is for 4 hours, but since the receptions at Now are only for 3 hours, the resort DJ would be cheaper, since you don't have to pay the outside vendor fee of $300 (DJ + MC)

               

              Also, has anyone had there reception location confirmed by the resort yet?? I asked Mercy to have my reception by the quiet and she says that it was noted and that it would be confirmed closer to my wedding date?!? :S I don't really know what that means, but I hope someone else getting married the same day as me doesn't end up getting this location before I can confirm!

               

              I actually opted for the resort DJ and MC, I did this because we extended the reception for an extra hour and like you we just couldn't add on the extra vendor fee on top of the extra fee we had to pay for the extented hour. We had a playlist that's COMPLETELY spelled out for them that there really was no way they could mess it up! We had the time frames listed and the order of how we wanted to be introduced and the song to play for every item. So that would help out a lot. Over all they were good, the MC even made some pretty good suggestions and we had a great time.

               

              For the location, they do verify everything once you get there, I was given the same "noted" thing from Mercy but I emailed her immediately and told her that if she cannot confirm for me the reception location there would be a problem because one of the main reasons I booked my wedding there was because I fell in love with the Castaways restaurant. So maybe try to get her to confirm it before you arrive that way when you get there you can have a print out of her confirming your location and she can follow through with it :)



              #1257 Skygirl

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                Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:14 AM

                How much is the resort DJ?dont you need to pay for the equipment rental at the resort?does the resort dj comes with MC?can you ladies fill m in please,
                 



                #1258 jbmarch2012

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                  Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:45 PM

                  Originally Posted by Skygirl 

                  How much is the resort DJ?dont you need to pay for the equipment rental at the resort?does the resort dj comes with MC?can you ladies fill m in please,
                   

                   

                   

                  The DJ costed us $742.40 including taxes, the equipment, lighing and a smoke machine the we paid $150 for the MC. An extra hour of the DJ and MC services is an additional $200 (not sure if you were extending). So over all we saved money, DJ Mannia quoted us $1250 for 4 hours with the similar lighting that I requested at the resort and we would've paid another $300 on top of that if we stuck with him.



                  #1259 Skygirl

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                    Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:58 PM

                    DJ Mannia just got back to me and said that they have a DJ who also does MC, so i guess im ok now!

                     

                    @JB:how was the mc at the resort, as far as the language?



                    #1260 SusanMike2013

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                      Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:23 PM

                      http://www.amresorts...dding-guide.pdf
                       

                      All the prices are listed in that pdf :-)

                       

                      MUSIC

                      Sound system for reception (3 hours - Includes 2 speakers, microphone, iPod console or laptop connection) $400

                      Violinist 1 hour set $400

                      Saxophonist 1 hour set $350

                      Jazz Trio 1 hour set $850

                      Piano & Singer (1 hour set) set $500

                      Trio 45 minute set $400

                      DJ per hour $350

                      Band 45 minute set $1,400

                      Piano & Sax (1 hour) $550

                      Perico Ripiao (1 hour) $350

                      Extra Hour of DJ Service from $100-$200 depending on service






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