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#21 Mimi127

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    Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:28 AM

    Everything looked absolutely beautiful. Congrats and thanks for sharing.

    #22 EmilyT

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      Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:34 AM

      wow everything looked great. i was wondering if u could tell me how much you paid for the lanterns..... did u bring them yourself or just do it through the resort. she quoredme something like 700$ and im just trying to figure out exactly what that is for!?!? also she siad i could bring my own but they would charge me 60$ to hang them, so im assuming i could find cheap ones and bring them down but i would not know how many to bring !?

       

      also how much were your maracas ?

       

      everything looked great i wish i could hire you and savs to plan mine lol



      #23 shannonmarie

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      Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:30 AM

      Oh wow! I really enjoyed reading this thread! You did an excellent job!

       

      Where did you get the fuchsia robe?


      62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


      #24 carajoe08

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        Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

        Everything looks great! Congrats!



        #25 MCree

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          Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

          Originally Posted by EmilyT 

          wow everything looked great. i was wondering if u could tell me how much you paid for the lanterns..... did u bring them yourself or just do it through the resort. she quoredme something like 700$ and im just trying to figure out exactly what that is for!?!? also she siad i could bring my own but they would charge me 60$ to hang them, so im assuming i could find cheap ones and bring them down but i would not know how many to bring !?

           

          also how much were your maracas ?

           

          everything looked great i wish i could hire you and savs to plan mine lol

          Thank you so much Emily! :) I paid $150 in all for lighting through the resort. The lanterns I went with were supposed to be $10 a piece through Dreams, and I only paid for 15. But in my case and in others I've heard before mine, the staff went ahead and hung 20 lanterns when it came time to set-up so I got lucky.

           

          Amols charges $2.95 per pair of maracas. However, the site advertises that if you buy more than 12 pair, it goes down to $1.95 per pair.  I knew I would have around 30 guests so I ordered extra and paid $1.95 per pair. Can't beat that price!

           

          You're getting close! Good luck my fellow Dreams Riviera bride!



          #26 MCree

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            Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

            Originally Posted by shannonmarie 

            Oh wow! I really enjoyed reading this thread! You did an excellent job!

             

            Where did you get the fuchsia robe?

            Thank you very much!  :)

            The fuchsia robe came from seller Dolores Wilder on Etsy. 


             



            #27 MCree

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              Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

              Originally Posted by Mimi127 

              Everything looked absolutely beautiful. Congrats and thanks for sharing.

               

              Originally Posted by carajoe08 

              Everything looks great! Congrats!

              Thank ya'll so much. Good luck ladies! :)



              #28 MCree

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                Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:04 PM

                Wedding Music

                This was by far the toughest part of planning for me. Sure, the most important part is and should always be marrying your one true love surrounded by those you love most. :) But to be honest, as detail-oriented as I myself am, I am more likely to remember a fun and unique wedding over all the small details at a reception if you get my drift. With this being said,  I was very picky when it came to music, and I knew I wanted my choices to really set the tone for our wedding. I basically went for "meaningful, yet non-cheesy" mood during our ceremony, "chill" during our reception dinner and "fun and upbeat" for our reception because hubby and I love to dance.

                I chose all instrumental songs for our ceremony until the exit where it transitioned into a more upbeat mood. Besides that part, I wanted our wedding to be super relaxed and fun for guests.  We had a mariachi trio who guests really enjoyed play during our cocktail hour while groom and I were off taking photos. Next came the reception. Overall, even with only 27 guests, it was a blast, and I credit that to our wonderful DJ keeping up with the crowd, our light-up dance floor, and some fun song choices for all ages.  By the end of the night, we had break dancing, the alligator, soul train, limbo, waiters dancing with us, you name it. Lol! My advice is to really think about what kind of mood you're trying to set before choosing your songs if music is important to you too. 

                 

                Ceremony Choices

                Guests Being Seated - Breathe Me by Sia (instrumental)

                 

                Groom and Bridal Party Entrance – Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Piano Guys

                 

                Bride Entrance – Wonderful Tonight by Vitamin String Quartet

                 

                Sandy Ceremony – Time by Hans Zimmer

                 

                Bridal Party Exit  - I Feel So Close to You Right Now by Calvin Harris (start at .31 seconds into the song)

                 

                Reception Dinner Music

                Baby I love your way - Big Mountain

                Somehow - Citizen Cope

                Red Red Wine - UB40

                4am - Kaskade

                By your side - Sade

                Fragile Bird - City and Colour

                All or nothing - Mutetmath

                Paradise - Coldplay

                Mr Jones - Counting Crows  

                Anything Bob Marley       

                 

                Reception Entrance of Parents and Bridal Party - I got a feeling by Black Eyed Peas        

                 

                Reception Entrance of Bride and Groom- Say Hey I love you by Michael Franti and Spearhead (Since we are from Louisiana, we chose this Mardi Gras beat and entered with the parasol)                 

                 

                Bride and Groom First Dance - We are Man and Wife by Michelle Featherstone        

                 

                Cake Cutting - Cut the Cake by Average White Band

                 

                Father/Daughter dance - My little Girl by Tim McGraw

                 

                Mother Son dance - Wind Beneath my Wings by Bette Midler

                 

                Bouquet toss - Single Ladies by Beyonce

                 

                Garter toss - Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake

                 

                Reception Dance Songs (I asked for edited songs as not to offend guests)

                Get on Up - James Brown

                Shots by LMFAO  (Awesome song to get a crowd going! I got our waiters to pass out shots to everyone during this song, and everyone was glued to the dance floor after.) 

                Baby got back - Sir mix a lot

                Say Ahh - Trey Songz

                Party Rock Anthem - Pitbull ft Lil John

                Hey Ahh - Andre 3000

                We found love - Rihianna

                Good times - Chic

                You shook me all night long - ACDC

                Don’t stop believing – Journey

                Neon Moon - Brooks & Dunn

                Browned eyed girl - Van Morrison

                Marry You - Bruno mars

                Krazy - Pitbull

                 

                A few picture from our reception.

                 

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                #29 ABCDwedding

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                  Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

                  Excellent Wedding Journal !!!

                  #30 browmegan

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                  Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

                  The small details you had at beautiful! Congrats




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