I know your post wasn't directed to me but this is what I know.
the collections are the same price. 2900 covers only the ceremony décor. I don't know if you're planning on a private reception but if you are its an additional cost per table to have them decorated in the matching style. I think its $300 per table.
My cocktail party is included at no cost bc I booked with a GIVC travel agent. Its supposed to be valued at $500. The reception costs varies depending on your food selections. I think the range is somewhere around 18-30 a person.
Blue terrace is supposed to be a minimum of 50. Chil terrace...not sure min but max I believe is 30.
I know you can rent sound equipment to hook up an ipod. That's prob the route im going. Ive read the DJ doesn't speak much English and pretty much presses stop and play.
have you already booked? when is the wedding?
What is everyone doing about a videographer? Are you getting one? are you using a resort approved vendor or choosing your own.
I don't know if I can fit it in the budget but as we get closer to the wedding day...its becoming something I really want- especially after searching different vendor samples. The day will go by so fast...I want to be able to sit down later and see it from a different perspective.