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  1. Quote: Originally Posted by AlmostMrsForbes I think it is Michael's attempt at extortion. And ... I think that the Riu has been either too busy or not bothered enough by it to care and/or do anything about it. When we were freaking out about this, my husband called and asked someone (the TA, or Chandlyn or someone) and we found out the Micheal is the brother of the GM. That's how he gets away with it. -Heather
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by christenew Thanks so much for the price break down. It is very helpful because I think those are the upgrades we will go with. Your welcome...agian, I don't know how much more the flowers would have cost us (we paid $700 with the outside florist), but I'm pretty sure that the upgrades would have cost us about half of that (we only had one bridesmaid and 2 groomsmen).
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by Linzibella Congratulations! Your wedding looked beautiful. Love the pictures and can't wait to see the professional ones and especially the TTD at the falls. I was thinking about doing the same thing so will be interested to see how they turn out. Which company did you use to do the catamaran/snorkelling/Falls tour? Were the problems you had with the tour company or just your TA's booking of the tour? Thanks for sharing! I think I'd like to blame the TA for that one. The resort knew nothing about the trip or where to meet the boat because it was privately booked and they had us running from the sports center to the lobby and back to the sports center due to our TA's noncommunication with the resort. And we had no contact info for them...we just knew they had our $1200. She demanded $50 pp up front paid to her. We had about 24 people book: that = $1200. This rate, she told us, was for a non-booze cruise. It would be $75 pp for booze. When we got on the boat, the crew asked us if we wanted them to go and get beer and food from the resort, this just confused my husband so he said no. After talking to the crew for awhile after we set sail they said their standard fee for a booze cruise with food was $800 total. So where oh where did our $400 go and where was the food and booze? If you ask me the travel agent kept a vey sizeable finder's fee and then played dumb when we called her on it later. However, the cruise was fun, everyone loved the falls and we were okay with a morning without drinking, in fact we needed it! The boat was called "Cool II" and Everton is the name of the boat contact. That is all I know. Heather
  4. Snapfish: Share:Registration Quote: Originally Posted by flipflopbride Ladies, good ideas! My finace' metioned about doing it at sunrise also. And I guess wearing the dress again would hardly be twisting my arm!! Serena, thank you for offering to take pictures of the sunset. I look forward to them! Above is the link to my honeymoon page and all of the sunset pics i took in Negril, if you're still interested. The sunsets there are just so beautiful! (And I live in Erie PA where the sunsets were once ranked #2 after Japan, who knew? LOL). Heather
  5. Quote: Originally Posted by amagee Has anyone had the Caprice Wedding package? I would like to know if it is worth the money? It seems to have a lot of things included. But I would like more details on the decorations included? I see many of the brides on here have went with the free package then added things they wanted. Thanks! We did the math...I can't tell you exactly what that is now, but we saved a ton of cash with the free wedding...we even hired an outside florist and saved (I wouldn't recommend an outside florist...tia flora does a very good job). We had 30 people and went with the free wedding (we had reserved the royal and changed it once we got down there). We still got the gazebo, chairs, champaign toast (enough for everybody)with punch for the kids, free wedding dinner at mammees with menus and servers (no buffet) beautifully set up and decorated,wedding cake, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, & breakfast in bed the next morning. We would have also gotten some of our flowers for free with upgrades etc. which I wish we had done. We paid for the Minister, Steel Drum Band, the Disco(with dj) and the florist. I think that's it. Total (without flowers) @ $850 us. Heather
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by flipflopbride Thank you for your responses! It's good to hear there is still a beautiful view behind a mountian. We are now thinking of staying a week in ROR then a few days on Negril. Thanks Negril has the most beautiful sunsets. If you are really looking for that sunset wedding picture, put the dress back on in Negril and have someone take a pic with your camera...I know it's not the same, but one day is not enough to get all the pics you want. Plus any reason to wear the dress again is a good reason! Heather
  7. Quote: Originally Posted by Destination08 I would really like to have sparklers at our wedding...Any thoughts on getting them on the plane? Cheers We had no problem getting through customs down there. Not one person went through my luggage. I know TSA went through some of our checked baggage on the way back (and broke some of our souviniers), but I don't think that they are as picky on the way down. I would say: put them in your checked luggage, don't declair anything, and if you get pulled aside play dumb...truth is you really don't know if they are allowed or not. Worst thing they can do is confiscate them. Then you're out what? $6? Go ahead!
  8. Quote: Originally Posted by twelve_piece I didn't respond at all, but i'm curios what type of response you will get! Again, we had professional photographers from home do our wedding for free. Micheal sent me the first e-mail and we just explained that we were having friends and family take pics. He sent me a reply with the info about professional photogs and how they will be escorted off the premaces and we would have to pay a fee. I again responded thanks but no thanks, letting him know that my photogs may have some pretty nice cameras, but that we didn't want interference from him. He responded with a threatening "we'll see". I was furious. I e-mailed the riu wedding dept with no response. But when we got to RIU we explained to Chandlyn that we had the free package with upgrades and that his services were not included nor were they necessary. My husband let it be known that he would not tolerate this on his wedding day, and we saw Micheal, but walked right past him that day with no problems. BTW I cannot stress enough how much the free wedding package will save you in the long run, even with the upgrades. We had 30 people. We still got the champaign toast with punch for the kids, wedding dinner at Mammees at no charge, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner at St. Ann's, & breakfast in bed the next morning. Some of the flowers would have been free (a little more with the upgrades), but we went with an outside florist. Heather
  9. Quote: Originally Posted by twelve_piece do you have a photobucket account? thats the easiest way to upload pics. My pics links are under "Trying to get..." go there for my pics and review if you like.
  10. Our dinner at Mammees was included. We didn't order off of a special menu, just the menu they provided, and the food was great.
  11. Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaReeves1 Hi, Hope this link works! Wedding was fantastic - despite there being no electricity in the resort until 30 mins before the wedding! Snapfish: Share:Registration Anna Congrats! Beautiful pics!
  12. Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaReeves1 Hi You look great! I actually saw your wedding, it was a few days before mine, and (hoping you didn't mind) I watched from the back with one of my friends, and we were both all teary when we saw you. Your dress was fabulous! Mind? Not at all. Thanks for the thumbs up. I hope you had a good time too! Congrats
  13. Quote: Originally Posted by twelve_piece last question, i promise! Is there air conditioning in the Disco and in Mammee Bay? Yes in the disco, but I still remember that it was quite hot from all the dancing, my husband and son sweat alot and it shows in many of the pictures. Mammee is open air. And when the sun goes down it cools off quite a bit. Down into the mid 70's. Sunset is @ 6pm year round in Jamaica.
  14. Quote: Originally Posted by twelve_piece go to User CP in the top left corner, and click edit avatar Thank you! BTW! The pics posted on snapfish are all just friends' and family. We don't have the professional ones yet.
  15. Quote: Originally Posted by BeckyN Congrats! Your pics are beautiful! : ) I'm sorry about all the bumps your encountered... but sounds like everything turned out okay! I know you mentoioned using an outside florist for your bouquet... who did the flowers at the gazebo?? (Just curious whether they were included or not) Shang-ri-la Florists did all the flowers. I wasn't thrilled with the ones on the gazebo, we asked for more roses and birds of paradise. They were more plain than we would have liked, but in the grand scheme of things it didn't really matter.
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