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#1 BrittneyD

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    Posted 13 December 2007 - 04:26 PM

    I had origionally decided to have a steel drum band for my wedding ceremony. It is $350 for one hour. Now, I am pretty sure FI is getting me the new Bose portable sound box for Christmas. I don't know if I should still pay for the steel drum band or just use the sound box. I will be using the sound box for the reception.
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    #2 Alyssa

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      Posted 13 December 2007 - 04:31 PM

      i vote for the steel drum - that is so amazing in person and unique - you will not regret it, especially if you are only doing it for the ceremony - it is cheaper and will really create a differential between the ceremony and the reception!

      #3 Heidi

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        Posted 13 December 2007 - 04:40 PM

        It's Jamaica, mon! If you have the money for it, I think the steel band would really add to the whole ambiance and make it EXTRA special!
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        #4 twinkletoes

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          Posted 13 December 2007 - 04:47 PM

          Quote:
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          It's Jamaica, mon! If you have the money for it, I think the steel band would really add to the whole ambiance and make it EXTRA special!
          Ditto! :~) I think it will be more memorable that way.
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          #5 Christine

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          Posted 13 December 2007 - 04:48 PM

          if you already have it in your budget go for the band, but if you want to save then use the ipod
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          #6 *JillD*

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            Posted 13 December 2007 - 05:16 PM

            I would still have the steel drum band. We did the mariachi for our cocktail hour and I liked how we had something mexican, the steel drum band will give it that carribean feel. We then used our ipod for the reception.

            #7 IrieBride08

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              Posted 13 December 2007 - 06:24 PM

              If you can, do the Steel Drum Band for $350. Sandals is charging $600 for theirs!!! (And $600 for a DJ for 3 hours...) Rui's prices seem like a steal!! LOL!!

              #8 BrittneyD

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                Posted 21 December 2007 - 12:59 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by FutureMrsButler08
                We are going to opt for the iPod, but my question is...how would I get the Sound box to travel easily? The steel band would be nice, but yes we are on a budget and I did find a whole lot of Jamaican songs that are going to be perfect. That way I can carry my ipod wherever I go...the cocktail party, reception dinner, disco (hopefully the DJ will have a hook up or should I make cd's?)

                I am getting the Bose portable Sound Box. It is small, so it can be carried easily. The sound is awesome too! It is expensive though. I believe it is going for $400. They have another model that is $300, but it is not portable.
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                #9 starchild

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                  Posted 21 December 2007 - 02:38 AM

                  We did our own music because we were particular about what songs we wanted played, but a steel drum band will rock and I say go for it!

                  Our wedding was in Mexico and we didn't get a Mariachi or Salsa band because we see those often where we live, but a steel drum band is less common and totally festive.

                  Maybe you can hook the Ipod up later at the reception and have it both ways?




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