The DJ played his own music for the majority of the night but we took along a CD with our first and last dances on and he happily played these for us. He began by playing a lot of R&B music some of which we didnt know so we went and had a chat and told him the kind of artists we like and he changed his play list accordingly. I must say he was well worth the money and we were really glad we didnt try to do it ourselves like we considered doing. He announced things like our first dance, got all the guests up and dancing and even joined in at some points to teach us some regae moves.
My advice to ROR brides:
* We got out best man and MOH to go ahead of at each stage of the day to check things were set up ready and on a few occassions they weren't. For example they went to the reception meal venue to check all the decorations were on the tables and the cake was in place etc and nothing was done! They soon sorted it with some help from other guests and i was none the wiser until the next day! Its worth getting someone to do the same for you. The WC is so busy running around doing other weddings that not everything can possibly be done perfectly im afraid.
* Make sure you take all your emails from the WC with you with the prices she quoted on them. When we got there the prices varied a lot from the prices we'd been quoted and it was only becuase we had proof that she gave in and gave us the lower price. Plus she tried to add a few sneaky extras onto our bill and it was only when we read it that we realised and queired it. Sure enough these things were removed and our bill was $600 less!!!!!
* Try not to watch too many weddings before your own. We just watched one the day before so we could see where to stand etc and that made ours feel a lot more special. It was only when we were married that we saw the millions of other weddings that take place and realsied that we were on a conveyer belt of couples!
* It is windy!!! Several brides tried to wear a veil and ended up having to take them out. I wore my hair up and a hairband and this worked well. Girls with their hair down and curled ended up looking very wind swept and lost their girls within minutes.
Hope these tips help
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