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#421 LCBride2007

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    Posted 24 October 2007 - 12:49 PM

    we had our dinner and all of our tables on the main, upper level. if your party is much bigger (we had ~55 people) i think you have to have some tables on another level. i can't remember exactly what pictures you're talking about, but here are some that maybe can explain where we had our dinner ...

    i do have some pics from other weddings as well that had tables on different levels. when you have a bigger party, they can't all fit on that upper level - i think my party size was about max

    this shows the upper level where we ate, and the picture was taken from standing down on the beach. there are more tables to the left that you can't see.
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    here is a side shot - the photog was standing off to the right if you look at the previous picture.
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    here's another picture of the dinner setup - this one taken from down on the beach again, but from the opposite side as the previous pic
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    a night time view of dinner ... it looks like we're signing our certificate. i just love this picture!
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    #422 nat4crim

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      Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:20 PM

      Hi Girls

      I've been trying to decide on the song I'm going to walk down the aisle to for awhile. One of the problems is that I like 3 songs (somewhere over the rainbow, feels like home and at last). I think I may save At Last for the recessional song. Now here comes the difficulty. I want to have my own song to walk down the ailse to (Feels like home) while my bridesmaids have a different one (Somewhere over the Rainbow). How would that work at Las Caletas, using my ipod? Would they walk down the ailse and stand at the front until the song ends...or would we just cut the song off midway? That would sound pretty bad cutting it off. What about myself? Do I stand at the front waiting until my song ends or is it cut off? I wish I could plan the songs to fade away but I don't think I can since I cannot know for sure how long it will take to get down the ailse.

      I guess one solution would be to use the trio to play music for the bridesmaids. If I did that do you think they could play something I've chosen or would it be generic?

      Another solution is to use Canon in D for the bm's since I think it would be an easy song to cut off, without sounding to bad. However, it is such a formal song and I'm not sure it would go with Somewhere Over the Rainbow (what FH wants me to walk down the ailse to) or Feels like home to me.

      What do you think girls? What did you do?

      #423 raisinblur

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        Posted 29 October 2007 - 10:35 PM

        Natalie, I've had the exact same questions swimming around in my head for the last week or so! We're also using our ipod and want different songs for my bm's and then me. Would love to hear how previous Caletas brides have timed their music.

        #424 starchild

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          Posted 30 October 2007 - 12:49 AM

          I put this in another post somewhere, but I played a song I adore and used it for everyone walking down the aisle. It was 5 minutes 32 seconds in length, and the last note played as I took my final step and stopped next to Will. The timing couldn't have been better if I planned it that way...lol I didn't use an ipod, I made cd's. I had one cd with 2 tracks on it - one to walk in and one to play at the moment we kissed. It made it easier and lessened the chance of a mix-up. (BTW - they were spot on with the kiss song!)

          If you're set on those 2 songs what about getting someone to mix them for you, so that maybe half of the first one plays and then blends into yours. Do you know any DJ's or people with music software? That way there are no akward silent moments or no stopping one song and starting another. That would bother me too.

          Also if you go with the trio I'm sure they will do their best to accomodate you if it is a song they already know. Hope that helps :o)

          #425 jajajaja

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            Posted 30 October 2007 - 12:30 PM

            That's a good idea Jamy. I never thought about mixing them. But then when would you know to end one song and begin another? How long does it take to walk down there? A min? 2 mins? I have a song that I want to walk to and it's not very long- like 2 mins maybe. I was hoping I could make it in that time.

            Also to offer advice for the formal vs non formal mix, I read somewhere that some brides mix up formal with non-formal to make the bride's entrance more dramatic. For example, when the mood of the song changes it's really noticeable.

            I didn't really plan on doing that but I want my BM's to walk to Somewhere over the Rainbow and I will walk to an instrumental version of Bittersweet Symphony. It will be a striking difference between the 2 songs but I love Bittersweet Sypmphony.
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            #426 jajajaja

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              Posted 30 October 2007 - 12:32 PM

              One more LC question- I was looking at the menu. Do they really serve cavier as an appetizer? I don't think I want that if they do. Did anyone ask for subsitutions? Everything else looks delish, but I can't imagine my crowd really utlizing the cavier. They are more hamburger people :)
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              #427 TA Lindsay

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                Posted 30 October 2007 - 01:22 PM

                We used our Ipod for the songs to walk down the aisle to - I had a song for the groomsmen, a song for the bridesmaids and a song for myself to walk down the aisle to. The staff at LC - (I believe it was the boat/tour director that played our music for us - as we didn't hire a dj) - he knew exactly when to switch to whatever song - and I don't think it sounded funny at all, he just kind of faded the music out on the BM's song - then started my music when I was at the spot at the top of the steps where the guests can see you - it worked perfectly - we didn't really worry about timing the songs or anything - it worked really well for us. Just another option for you!

                Lindsay

                #428 starchild

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                  Posted 30 October 2007 - 04:37 PM

                  Well we had over 10 people walk in ahead of me, so for us it took about 5 minutes. If your song is 2 minutes that is plenty of time for just you. If you want it to be more dramatic you can stop theirs and start yours, I just liked the flow of having one song (but then again I loved my song and it was long enough to work for everyone).

                  As for the caviar, many people totally ate it. We just took the standard menu, but I'm sure you could switch that out for something more crowd friendly for no additional charge.

                  #429 LCBride2007

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                    Posted 30 October 2007 - 04:41 PM

                    i had no idea there was even caviar! then again, all i ate were rolls and water - so i have no idea what was on the buffet. my group is totally the pizza and cheeseburger crowd, but everyone raved about the food.

                    #430 TA Lindsay

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                      Posted 30 October 2007 - 05:50 PM

                      haha - we never had any of the appetizers - so I couldn't tell you what they were or what they tasted like at all! We were so busy taking photos that we didn't get to visit with anyone or eat or drink anything until dinner time!

                      The food was excellent - we also had rave reviews and everyone said it was the best meal they had while in Mexico!

                      Lindsay




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