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  1. You can check out some of our wedding pics done by Melanie Driedger. They are on her blog under Jennifer & Tyler. There are some of TTD as well. Mélanie Driedger Photography
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    Married ROR: January 14th!!!

    Quote: Originally Posted by MoKe0506 Jen, Congratulations!! I can't wait to see your pics!! How much were the white chairs? How was the reception at seagrape? Noisy? The white chairs were I think around $7 each; I know that I decided on those in comparison to the chair covers which were quite a bit more ( I can't remember how much). If you have a smaller group the chair covers would probably be reasonable. My group was 43 ppl and it just seemed too much for chairs. The reception at seagrape was awesome! It was so much fun; I didn't want the night to end. It wasn't noisy; we could not hear the nightly entertainment. Only the music from the DJ. We had a bonfire and everyone danced the whole night. I'm just getting my pictures from my photographer. I will post them sometime this week or next week. THere are some of the reception at mammee bay and at seagrape.
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    Married ROR: January 14th!!!

    Quote: Originally Posted by kris wow great review..Im glad you had a great time! Congrats Mrs. What wedding package did you decide to go with? Did you buy anything on top of the package? Also how was the weather in the morning? We went with the free package. We paid for the white runner, white chairs, appetizers, steel drum band, dj and seagrape bar. The weather was great! It was a little cloudy but sunny. My photographer said that it's better for pics if there are some clouds. I heard that it has rained alot in ocho rios lately. When I was there it ony rained 1 day out of 14. So I guess we were lucky..
  4. I was married January 14th at ROR. We were there from the 10th to the 24th. Sorry I have been slow to post my review; I started a 2nd job so it has been busy. We flew from Toronto with Skyservice. Flight was fine. Not too much leg room; but then again it is a charter. We did have to pay as we were over in weight with all of our bags. Mind you I knew we would have to; as I brought my own flowers (angel accents), mugs, and OOT items. We had a total of 43 people with us. Bus ride to ROR was good; didn't seem that long (1hour 30min). We stopped for beer on the way. When we arrived there was along line for check in; but it went quick. The person at the front desk said our room was ready. We had already booked an oceanview suite-as we knew getting an upgrade was not very likely and we were there for 2 weeks. One week with the group and for our wedding, the 2nd week by our selves for the honeymoon. Our room was beautiful. Almost like a little apartment. Our balcony was huge with an awesome view. We had a "welcome night" on sunday at St.Ann's. It happenened to be seafood night, and they had amazing lobster. Everyone loved it. We gave out our OOT bags at this time. CHANDLYN: We met with chandlyn on monday. I had arranged an appt with her before I left canada. I would suggest this as I have heard that she can be hard to track down. We picked white chairs instead of the brown, a white tulle to walk on,gave her my cake topper and our own vows, appetizers,choose the steel drum band, dj and seagrape beach party. I also gave her on paper how I wanted the tables set up at mammee bay for the reception. She gave us a mug with a bottle of cream rum. She is very nice and professional. Total we spent was $2500 US. WEDDING DAY: I had been sick with a nasty cold since we got to the resort; but I woke up the morning of the wedding with no symptoms and feeling great!! I went to get my hair done at 8:30. The wedding wasn't until 11am; and the hairdresser was worried my hair would be flat by then; since I wanted to wear it down. She curled it and put it in pins then came to my room at a later time (around 10) to take the pins out. It worked out amazing! Chandlyn came to get us around 11. The ceremony was great-it was at the beach gazebo! The minister-sheldon read our vows perfectly and also made funny comments during the ceremony; which everyone laughed at. I would suggest telling chandlyn to make sure he has a microphone so that if you have alot of guests they can actually hear the ceremony.I'm so glad that I did. I saw some other ceremonies where there was no microphone. We had appetizers and champagne after and listened to the steel drum band. We also had pictures. I brought my own photographer and she went up to our room; on the balcony(which happened to overlook the beach gazebo) to take our group photo! SHe had mapped out the resort previously and knew where she wanted to take the photos. My FI and I went with the wedding party to do pictures and then just us alone for pictures. By then end of this it was around 4:30; we went to our room to relax for an hour or so then we went to Mammee Bay at 6:30 for dinner. We had our speeches there; it was a little hard to hear; but not too bad.We also did our cake cutting there. I knew ahead of time that the dj at the seagrape bar was being paid from 8:30-11:30 so I knew we would have to hussle after dinner. I had my photographer and her assistant "Herd" people down to the beach after dinner. We got there probrably around 8:45. The dj started playing music. I'm so glad we brought our own CD"S. Most of the music we danced to that night was from our own cd's. I have never had so much fun in my life! It was a blast dancing in the sand. We had out first dance, father/daughter dance, mother/son dance, garter toss, bouquet toss there and the dj did an awesome job calling out for these people during specified times. At 11:30 everyone was still partying so my friend paid for an extra hour for the dj. Overall our wedding day was relaxed, fun and full of love. It was everything that i could have asked for. I had learned of alot of tricks from this site; therefore it went smoothly because of the info. that I knew. We did a TTD session 2 days after as well; I have not seen all the pics yet; but it was so much fun. ALso i'm so glad we got married at 11am. I thought this would be too early but the day worked out really well with getting married at this time. If you have an early time; don't worry-by the time you mingle with your guests and get pictures done it's time for dinner!! The food is excellent. The japaneese and St. John's is excellent. The workers and servers are always happy and will do anything for you. I never had one rude person. Everyone in my group had excellent things to say about the resort. My FI and I waited to do exersions the 2nd week by ourselves as we wanted to visit with everyone the 1st week. We went to dunn's river, swimming with the dolphins, shopping in Ocho Rios, jet skiing and had couples massages at the spa. I also had a manicure at the spa as well. I should also add that my FI and I are very relaxed and laid back; which may have an influence on my review. Make your wedding day what you want it to be; don't let little things get to you as it is a celebration of your love for one another. Also, i'm so glad we stayed at ROR for our 2nd week. Initally when booking, we had thought about changing to a sandals but in the end i'm glad we didnt. Our flight back to Canada was delayed by 5 hours-which wasn't the greatest but what are you going to do? I'm sure I saw some of the other girls on this site get married as well; as I liked to watch them from my balcony. It made me re-live my wedding day!! I don't have all my pictures, but if you look on my photographers blog site: Mélanie Driedger Photography and scroll down a bit to the title: destinations: jamaica (sneak peak) there is 1 from the wedding and 1 from the TTD
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    Paperwork gone & 3 months left.

    Quote: Originally Posted by klopez haha, Ang...I just noticed you already posted the info she needed!!!! On a side note, guess who's fiance got into a scuffle over the weekend and fractured his right leg, got his front tooth knocked out and got staples on his head 5 weeks before their wedding?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! um, ya, can you say STRESSSSSSSSSSSSED!!!!!!!!! lord help me! moral of the story: don't let ur man out of your sight til AFTER THE WEDDING!!! OMG!!! Is his leg going to need a cast??!! Thats awful! Of course this couldn't have happened 3 months ago; it just has to happen now!!
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    January ROR Brides

    That's too bad about your photorapher. You are just going to miss mine. SHe leaves on the 17th. I will still be there though, for our honeymoon. Sorry I can't help. I did see some pics from michaels assistant and they seemed good. I will try and find them again.
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    Bringing your own photographer

    Quote: Originally Posted by christenew I am not asking and I don't care. It is my wedding and I don't have a contract with Riu or Michael. I have paid for a guest to attend my wedding and he can take pictures if he wants to. That is my opinion. Anyone else from the resort who says anything else has another thing coming. I am only a biatch about this. I was just worried because I heard that a photographer was escorted off the property. I'm already paying for the photographer (who is actually my friend) and her assistant to come to the resort for 1 week; plus the expense for the photographer. I was worried that the same could happen...It doesn't make sense though about not being able to have someone else do the pictures! It is our choice! I'm just going to have to take on your attitude! I just realized how close our weddings our! It's coming so soon.
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    Bringing your own photographer

    Quote: Originally Posted by GeminiLibra We brought our own photographer and had no problems. No one from the photoshop even showed up during any part of the wedding/reception. When I sat with Chandlyn to finalize everything she asked if we needed Michael and I said no I had my own photographer and she said that was fine. As far as the $200 if you did have a problem with him and you never signed any contract then you do not owe anyone any money. They cannot make you pay just because you don't use their photographer. The photoshop at the hotel and the wedding department are seperate so even though you are having your wedding there it does not mean that you will use their photographer. Hope that helps, good luck! THanks! That makes me feel much better!
  9. Just wondering if any of the past ROR brides had any problems bringing their own photographer. Mine is booked for the whole week with my group; and I plan on saying she is a friend who is doing the pics for free. I did a search on here and found that there was a charge of $200 US for breaking the contract and not using Michael. Just wondering if anyone had issues...
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    Paperwork gone & 3 months left.

    Quote: Originally Posted by christenew Ok two things 1. Bubba Keg- uh Zellers. I am guessing these don't have liquor in them. Some clarify this please 2. A week Angela I am still awaiting to ensure my stuff got there. Waiting for Chandlyn to email me back and confirm. I had sent my documents and had emailed Chandlyn to please email me back once she received everything in good order. Well I started panicking cause she wasn't emailing me back and it was like 3 weeks. I emailed Chandlyn back and she said she received them. How long ago did you send them?
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    FREE dinner at Mammee Bay

    Thanks Girls! What a relief..
  12. Hey girls It just hit me as I started thinking of how may ppl have booked to come to our wedding. What is the limit of ppl on having the free dinner at Mammee Bay? We have a group of 43 ppl going. Thanks!
  13. Congratulations!! You look beautiful. I love your dress.It looks like your wedding day was so much fun. Michael did an awesome job! His photos are getting much more creative. Which package did you end up going with? How was the dinner at Mammee?
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    I'm Back But...

    Congratulations!!! I have been dying to hear how everything went. I'll check for your review tomorrow. Glad to hear everything went well!
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    Paperwork gone & 3 months left.

    I'm with you Christine; I had no idea we needed the LONG birth certificate. I sent my stuff out the other day:photocopies of our birth certificates(wallet size), drivers license, passports. uh oh.....