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#11 brigopens

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    Posted 12 September 2007 - 03:08 AM

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    Originally Posted by jfwolfe72
    Since we're getting married in the chapel, apparently they have a sound system and pre-selected songs already (and I don't believe I need to pay anything extra). !
    Music at all the sites and a sound system/microphone should be included with the wedding package.


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    Originally Posted by MrsV-to-be
    oohh - let us know if you get any interesting advice!

    as for the reception format - were you looking for a playlist of songs, or what and when you should be doing at the reception (ie announcement of B&G, dinner, speech etc?)
    if playlist - there is a thread somewhere; if reception organization - I don't recall seeing any thread for that
    Will have to try and find out some info on live music another night, it's getting way too late. As for format, we're all set with music/playlist. I was referring to the latter as for the order of the traditional events at the reception as well as maybe some scripted stuff we can have our friend/MC work off of...


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    Originally Posted by Tricia
    I am getting married in the Chapel as well. For the reception I am going to hire the Mariachi's for the 45 minutes and am playing with the idea of hiring a DJ. I am having a hard time picturing my reception going smoothly with an ipod and no one to emce the event. But the DJ is just so expensive. Has anyone heard reviews on the DJ?
    I agree you need someone to MC, no doubt. I just have a hard time believeing I'd be happy with the $2000 MC/DJ. We're lucky enough to have someone we trust to do it for us. Is that not an option at all for you? Now that I think of it, I'll probably be ready to go back by then, fly me down and I'll do it for you!!!
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    #12 Tricia

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      Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:41 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by brigopens
      ...I agree you need someone to MC, no doubt. I just have a hard time believeing I'd be happy with the $2000 MC/DJ. We're lucky enough to have someone we trust to do it for us. Is that not an option at all for you? Now that I think of it, I'll probably be ready to go back by then, fly me down and I'll do it for you!!!
      You bring up a good point, we might have someone who could step in and MC/DJ. I will have to look at my guest list. I just feel a bit hesitant asking a guest to "work" at my wedding.

      So all you want is an airline ticket to join us as our DJ. That will surely be much cheaper than hiring the resort DJ. I may have to consider that option.

      #13 brigopens

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        Posted 13 September 2007 - 02:18 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Tricia
        You bring up a good point, we might have someone who could step in and MC/DJ. I will have to look at my guest list. I just feel a bit hesitant asking a guest to "work" at my wedding.

        So all you want is an airline ticket to join us as our DJ. That will surely be much cheaper than hiring the resort DJ. I may have to consider that option.
        At almost $2000, I could have you pay for my airfare and 2 nights at the resort and you'd still be a grand ahead...

        Plus, I can guarantee that I speak excellent English, am probably more familiar with American wedding and popular music and have as large a selection on my iPod!!!

        I was kidding, but the more I break it down and talk about it, the more I think I shoudl start offering to do this for people... Amy & I will surely be in the mood to head back down by then.

        As for making our guest "work..." The guy doing it is a musician and used to being in the spotlight. We asked with no pressure at all, and when he was all about it, we said we'd want that to be his wedding present to us... We'll probably make it worth his while too with a giftcard or some other token of our appreication.
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        #14 SheaS

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          Posted 19 September 2007 - 12:29 PM

          Well, we are considering having a violinist now, because it is 200.00 cheaper than the trio. This is what Valeria sent me today:

          You can have, Mariachi of 6 men with a 45 mins set for 900.00usd, Mexican Trio (45mins) 700.00us, Saxophonist (45mins) 500.00usd, also Violinist for 500.00usd (45mins)

          #15 Millie & George

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            Posted 19 September 2007 - 03:02 PM

            Hi Everyone

            Thanks for all your comments, I'm glad you are all stunned at the cost as I am for anything other than an amp!

            I am playing with the idea of having the trio but only if I can make savings elsewhere!!

            Thanks xx




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