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  1. we got married 7/30/10 and my certificate arrived today 9/23/10 so it took about 2 months...not bad for jamaican time
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    Marriage Certificate Question

    I got legally married before going, even though I brought a copy of the certificate the coordinator didn't ask to see it nor did anyone contact me before hand to say that they would need it before I got married. Maybe she forgot to ask me for it.
  3. One major plus about IRHS is that they are the number 2 hotel in Montego Bay on Tripadvisor. Hardly anyone has a bad thing to say about that place in terms of food, service, or anything really. The other plus is that its 20 mintues from the airport. I got married in Ocho Rios and we stopped at Bahia Principe along the way. The bus ride is one of the reasons I won't return, its just way to long.
  4. I ordered those chivari chairs through Tai Flora it was about $6.50 per chair with the bow on the back. They will also charge you tax and a setup fee as well. If you decide to use these chairs at your reception there will also be a $60 transport fee. I thought it was well worth it considering the white chairs w/sash at ROR were $7/per chair.
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    What is happening at the ROR?

    I just got married there 07/30/10 and the coordinators were Natricia and Atonette.
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    Jamaican OOT Bag

    We have family in Jamaica so they got us the rum and coffee. The email address on the coffee is coffee@kasnet.com though in case you want to order. I got the matchboxes from theknot.com
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    Im a Secrets Wild Orchid B2B!!!!!

    I just had my honeymoon there. I saw a couple of weddings while there too. The resort is very beautiful, the most comfortable beds ever, and pretty good entertainment and decent quality of food to. I know you'll have a great time!
  8. Thanks, Brian was great to work with. If anyone's interested check out his website www.briandesign.com
  9. I got the firedancers through the hotel, they came from Negril and the price is $350 for a 15 minute performance. Trust me 15 minutes is all you will need because it will get old after awhile. The hotel itself also has fire dancers that can perform at your wedding but they were unavailable for mine. The cost is $450 for 3 performances which is about 15 minutes total. I think the Riu uses Sheila's Bakery. I started to do that option and it's about $350 but we already had a black cake that a family member was making and the dinner itself comes with 2 cakes, so I just went w/the free cake because I figured with so many cake options no one was going to eat it. If you have someone from outside do your cake there is no additional cost to bring it in because they are just dropping it off and the hotel is used to that. However if you use an outside photographer you must pay for a $75 day pass for them to come on the property.
  10. Have you looked into Brian Nejedly, Sungold, or Saab?
  11. Hi All, I got married on July 30th, Brian Nejedly in Jamaica did our photos. I've uploaded his slideshow to youtube, it takes away from the quality a bit, but loads much quicker that way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOcEESzz8w0
  12. Hi, I'm happy to help 1) I booked the "free package" which isn't really free it's about $350 and that takes care of minister fees/legal fees/ etc. It always cheapest to go with this option and just add on as you wish. At your meeting with the coordinator they will confirm with you which package you want so even if you booked something different through the Riu website you can change it. 2) On top of that fee I paid $55/pp for the private poolside reception. This includes an open bar. Children under the age of 4 are free but anyone over that price is still $55/pp. . 3) They can set it up the decorations anyway that you wish, I didn't go w/anything extra though because I had ordered the chivari chairs which were a nice touch. The tables are round tables that seat about 8ppl and have white cloth linen over them. They then add glasses and dishes. I think the buffet table was a bit dressed up but I didn't pay extra. All extras will come through Tai Flora so if you decide that you want something different you could email them to ask about pricing and different decor set-ups at the Riu. . 4) The butterfly release was not something I had planned on. A relative who lives in Ocho Rios contacted the coordinator and discussed this with her and paid for it. So if it's something you want email them before hand and they can find someone to do it. We released 50 butterflies and it was $150. When I look at the photos though its not even noticeable but the guests found it to be a nice touch. Basically after you have kissed and been announced the minister went through a spiel about the significance of the butterfly release and then we released them. There were also guests who were given butterflies to release as well so it was cute. In the coordinators office they have wedding pics w/doves being released so I'm sure you can get just about anything you want if you ask for it. 5) As of now with the new coordinators there you can pay for everything via credit card. It was Chandlyn (the coordinator who is no longer there) who was requesting some things be paid in cash and some in other ways. So when you meet with the coordinator she will give you the total and an invoice that you take to the front desk and they charge it for you. Initially I was really worried and confused about that too because I was concerned about traveling with large amounts of cash. But no worries you can charge it.
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    Jamaican OOT Bag

    For our oot bag we put in a bottle of appleton rum, jamaican coffee, and match box w/our names and wedding dates on it.
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    New Wedding Coordinator ar ROR!

    I read your review and I'm so sorry that it didn't go well, that sucks especially after paying so much money. I just got married there on the 30th and I think Tina is gone. There were only 2 coordinator there Natricia and Antonette. I was wondering why Chandlyn got fired and I found it strange that she had told me I needed to pay certain services in cash and others in credit; however when I had emailed the main Riu site in Mexico I was told I could pay everything via credit card. The steel drum and fire dancers that I had were actually $100 cheaper than the prices that Chandlyn had been charging past guests. I got each for $350. And is possible I totally agree don't pay for anything until afterwards. Once they have your money there's no refunds on anything.
  15. From what I understand Tina was just there as a backup until they got the 2 new coordinator Antonette and Natricia. When I went to their office both of them were there and I think if you really wanted to you could choose. I think they divide weddings equally between them.
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