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  1. Quote: Originally Posted by hutchets Does anyone have any pictures of the "free" cake that the ROR provides? I have been looking and haven't seen any and I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to bring some of my own decorations to put on it depending on what it looks like. Please post if you have one or post the link to one which I missed on here. Thanks Hi! I have no idea how to post pictures but there is a picture of the free cake in my photos: Picasa Web Albums - lustee - Pictures It's picture #155. I hope this helps! Karen
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by Nyarai Karen -- did you get the free bouquet that comes with the wedding package or are yours an upgrade? I am trying to see what the "standard" issue flowers look like because I have read in numerous places that everyone upgrades their flowers. Hi Nyarai, I upgraded my bouquet - the cost was $200 and a $20 credit was applied since I didn't get the free bouquet. There were 11 roses, 6 calla lilies, 9 green orchids, and 4 white orchids in the bouquet. Let me know if you have any more questions! Karen
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by misstrae76 OK...one more question..I hope! I was wondering if having it at the steak house then reception at the seagrape was a hassle. In terms of moving everyone to a different location. I was thinking of doing it like that as well, using the free dinner THEN move everyone to continue with a bit of dancing and a lot of drinking but I was unsure about the moving around. What is your take on this and most importantly how were your guests? Moving to the Sea Grape from the Mammee was not an issue at all. We literally left our dinner table and walked down the stairs and that's where our set up was for the beach reception. Your guests definately won't mind! Karen
  4. Quote: Originally Posted by misstrae76 Thanks fo sharing!! These pics are beautiful! Its given me a much better idea since all the planning is done online! Couple questions though.. Do you get to pick how many chairs are placed in front of the gazebo? I am borrowing my MOH chair covers and sashes and would like to know how many to bring. We have a total of 17 guests. Which reception venue did you pick? and did you get a DJ? Thank you again! LOVE LOVE the pics! Hi! I would be happy to answer your questions……..The wedding coordinators placed a chair for every guest in front of the gazebo. There were also chairs on the gazebo for bride/groom/witnesses so I would bring 20 chair covers and sashes to be safe. We had our dinner at the Mammee Steakhouse and then went to the Sea Grape for our reception. We did have a DJ from 9:00pm-12:00am. Our one year anniversary was yesterday! My how time flies…….. Anyways, let me know if you have any more questions and Happy Planning!! Karen
  5. Quote: Originally Posted by Mere I love your pictures! I love the wedding picture your Mom made. I was wondering about your glass sand holders-where did you get those at? Thanks so much. Hi Mere, We got the sand ceremony kit from Trans Canada weddings. Their website is: Unique Favors, Beautiful Centerpieces, Fabulous New Collections, Accessories that are Truly Unforgettable - Trans Canada Weddings Happy planning!! Karen
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa&Todd Just wanted to say your wedding looked amazing and so beautiful.. Also thank you for sharing your photo's. Seeing photos are such a HUGE help in the planning process. We were concerned with a photographer from the resort but your post has made our opinions change greatly he seemed to do a great job in capturing the mood of your wedding. You won't be disapointed with Michael - he is amazing!
  7. Quote: Originally Posted by SeptemberBride These pictures are great who was you photographer I could look at the over and over I can see you had a ball Hi SeptemberBride, Michael was our photographer, he is awesome!! Thanks to everyone for their kind comments on my photos! Karen
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    Please help! Riu Ocho Rios

    Hi! We booked Michael for 5 hours and it was no problem to split the time up - he came from 3:30pm-6:00pm for the ceremony and then came to the Sea Grape at 9:00pm to take reception/cake cutting photos. We used the rest of the time the next am at Dunn's! Karen Quote: Originally Posted by IrishgirlinNY Hi Kristie Congratulations on your wedding! I have a question about Michael. I got his current price list. When you get him for 4 hours, is this 4 hours straight? This may be a stupid question but I wasnt quite sure how this worked. If you want him for when you cut the cake and do your dances, do you paay him by the hour straight through? Thanks!
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    Readings at the ceremony

    Quote: Originally Posted by CherylMc Hello brides and future brides to be... During our ceremony we wanted to do a reading and have my brother do it. I was wondering a few things… 1) what are some good readings you have used or heard 2) When did you do these - after the vows, before…etc? Thank you so much Hi Cheryl, This is the reading that we had my brother do: Blessing of the Hands" “These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future. These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children. These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one. These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it. And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.†He read it before the vows. Karen
  10. Quote: Originally Posted by Billisa Awesome, thank-you. So would you say the beach is more private then? And one more question...do you seriously dance in the sand all night? As in, the dance floor is literally the beach?!! LOL Hi! The suite side of the resort (where the pool reception is held) is quite quiet - people could walk by you on their way to dinner/bar etc and could look down at you from their balconies. The beach bar is directly below one of the bars so you could have some onlookers but no one really walking by. I think that most ppl respect that it's your wedding reception so they are not going to bother you no matter where you choose to be. And yes, the dance floor is the beach - we were all in bare feet or flops!
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    ROR Beach Reception pics???

    Quote: Originally Posted by kurz04 Thanks i will try searching through the reviews again. I did ask Chandlyn if she could send me pictures but she said she didn't have any. Karen your pictures are beautiful, thanks for posting them on here for me. Were you happy with the beach reception? Also on a side note, how did you get that horse for your pictures? Was it expensive? I would love to do that as well but have no idea how to go about arranging it. Hi! I was very happy with my beach reception. It was absolutely beautiful – I wouldn’t have changed a thing about it. It was very private – we did our speeches, cake cutting, and dances there. To arrange a horse for you pictures walk off the resort and you will see horses slightly to the left across the street. The guys who own the horses are super sweet – they just asked me how much I wanted to pay and I said $40 – they seemed quite happy with this amount. We had a 4:00pm ceremony and Angel (the horse) arrived at 5:00pm. We had her for about ½ hour – so much fun and I LOVE the way the pics turned out! Let me know if you have any more questions! Karen
  12. Quote: Originally Posted by Billisa KarenLynn - can you explain to us perhaps why the beach bar is better than the poolside...? Was the decor better/more private? Is the dancing area better than the pool? Very curious! Thanks!! Hi! I wouldn't say that the beach bar is better than the poolside.......I was just extremely happy with our reception at the beach bar........the tables were all set up with white tablecloths and candles in the middle of each of them. Chandlyn brought our ceremony flowers to the reception and placed them on the tables. The area was surrounded by torches and it was so beautiful to have our first dance in the sand, under a full moon and stars, with the sound of the ocean in the background. The poolside reception is on the suite side of the resort and looked lovely as well – I think that the beach reception was just more my style - but I am sure that either or would be great! Karen
  13. Hi! We had our reception at the Sea Grape (beach bar) and it was AMAZING! I wouldn't change a thing! Let me know if you have any questions! Karen
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    ROR Beach Reception pics???

    Picasa Web Albums - lustee - Pictures This is the link to my photos - We had our reception at the Sea Grape and there are 13 photos of it here Karen
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    ROR Past Brides

    Hi, I had a group of 21 people and I rented the Sea Grape after our dinner at the Mammee Bay. We had originally booked the Sea Grape from 9:00pm-11:00pm but I paid the DJ for an extra hour to stay until 12:00am. The bartender had to leave at 11:00pm to go to the Disco but he left us 4 bottles of wine and a HUGE jug of beer. We did our speeches, cake cutting, our first dance, mother/son dance, father/daughter dance from 9:00pm-10:00pm and then the DJ played from 10:00pm-12:00am. The reception was amazing, it was definitely one of my favorite parts of the day. The Sea Grape was set up so beautifully and it was so romantic to have our first dance in the sand under the stars and a full moon. It was well worth the $$$ ($10pp for the open bar and $150 per hour for the DJ) and I wouldn’t change a thing. Let me know if you have any questions! Karen