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Since I am also a Calgary bride I am curious who you chose!

 

I looked into this today, more for curiosity, and most wanted $4000 AND their trip paid for!

 

I actually booked someone out of London, Ontario.  She did a wedding of a friend of mine and the pics were wonderful.  She originates from Australia too, so she has a good handle on beach shots and lighting. Its cheaper to fly her out of Ontario for us anyhow.  We happen to be going to a wedding in London in a couple weeks so we are going to meet with her then!

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I have a lot to think about as far as the timeline! Is anyone breaking up the reception in any other ways or sticking to the more traditional things - speeches, cake cutting, first dance, father/daughter and mother/son dances?

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I actually booked someone out of London, Ontario. She did a wedding of a friend of mine and the pics were wonderful. She originates from Australia too, so she has a good handle on beach shots and lighting. Its cheaper to fly her out of Ontario for us anyhow. We happen to be going to a wedding in London in a couple weeks so we are going to meet with her then!

My fiance's family is all from that area of Ontario.

 

 

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My fiance's family is all from that area of Ontario.

 

 

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Actually most of my family is from that area too - Owen Sound, Kitchener, Cornwall and London. I'm the odd one out (born in Halifax).  FIs parents are in Grimsby.

 

I lived in London all through highschool so some of my oldest friends are still back there, and that is where my team for work is based too - its one of my co-workers who had the photographer suggestion.

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Actually most of my family is from that area too - Owen Sound, Kitchener, Cornwall and London. I'm the odd one out (born in Halifax).  FIs parents are in Grimsby.

 

I lived in London all through highschool so some of my oldest friends are still back there, and that is where my team for work is based too - its one of my co-workers who had the photographer suggestion.

 

Awesome!

 

He has family in London, Windsor, St. Thomas, Rodney -- and some really small towns around Rodney (drawing a blank)...

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So does the reception time include the cocktail hour? Im getting married at Breathless resorts and we are allotted 3 hours for reception without incurring extra cost. I am also undecided on DJ or Ipod for music what are the pros and cons of both. Thanks in advance!

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@@laquanharris dbl check with them on times. My guess would be 3 hours and you can do what you want with it. But that may not be the case :)

 

We have Tight tight funds and we are doing a dj. We found one that is giving us 20% off the normal cost. So 5 hours 640.

 

We figured music keeps the party going or slow songs etc. people are coming all that way to see us, I want them to have a great time.

 

iPods can't "read the crowd"

 

But iPods CAN save you hundreds of dollars that you can use in other ways more important to you!

 

So it's a personal decision!

 

The dj we are using is audio cancun.

 

Good luck so much to decide upon

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So does the reception time include the cocktail hour? Im getting married at Breathless resorts and we are allotted 3 hours for reception without incurring extra cost. I am also undecided on DJ or Ipod for music what are the pros and cons of both. Thanks in advance!

 

My reception does not include the cocktail hour.

I chose a cocktail hour for my guests while we are having pictures taken as our location is remote on the resort and people can't walk to find a drink.   Then we will have our reception when the photos are done - dinner, open bar, speeches, cake, dancing, etc.  I did extend it because it also only included 3 hours and I wanted a bit more time. So about 530-1100pm total.

 

I decided to pay for the resort DJ. He is $59 per hour, but the sound system is $42 -- IPOD or not you need a sound system if you plan to have speeches with a microphone so I figured it was worth the extra $17 per hour.

We are having an MC from our guests, if you want the DJ at our resort to do it that costs more money. I like a friend being the MC anyways.

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So does the reception time include the cocktail hour? Im getting married at Breathless resorts and we are allotted 3 hours for reception without incurring extra cost. I am also undecided on DJ or Ipod for music what are the pros and cons of both. Thanks in advance!

Our reception does not include cocktail hour, that is a separate piece. The three hours is for private open bar during dinner and reserved location for dinner/dance. (Mine is 4 hrs included but deemed for reception)

 

 

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Definitely pros and cons to the DJ/iPod. You won't have an event MC with an iPod unless you recruit one of your guests to do it, which is possible depending on how many "special" things you are doing like father/daughter dance, speeches, bouquet toss, cake cutting. If you are doing a lot of traditional things you might really want the MC to keep things moving.

 

We are doing an iPod...BUT...my fiance DJs as a hobby so he can mix all our music ahead of time. I'm also a control freak so I want to be able to pick every song we play - we know our crew and what will make them dance and we don't want a ton of electric slide type songs :)  We particularly like '90s hip hop. Haha! My sister got married in Mexico last year and did an iPod and it worked out just fine!

 

I have seen on here that at some resorts the cost to rent the sound system for the iPod is only marginally less than having a full DJ - so you may or may not save that much money and will get the peace of mind at having someone keep the night moving. Good luck!

 

So does the reception time include the cocktail hour? Im getting married at Breathless resorts and we are allotted 3 hours for reception without incurring extra cost. I am also undecided on DJ or Ipod for music what are the pros and cons of both. Thanks in advance!

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