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    Alternative to Resort Weddings!

    I asked about that when I was planning my wedding and I think that you can but it depends on if another wedding is happening or if there is any golf events booked (e.g. tournaments) as they would get priority. The also re-route the golf when you get married here so not sure if it would be AS private if you just went for pictures. I found the golf course staff not as helpful, they never returned my emails, so I had the wedding planner book it without a problem.
  2. Hi everyone, I wanted to create a section on alternatives to on-site weddings. Everyone, including me at the time, thinks that they can only get married at the hotel. But guess what! You don't have to. Now don't get me wrong, resort weddings are beautiful, but for those of us that find a DREAM destination off-site there is hope! The costs are totally comparable (even cheaper for some options) and you get to have your day your way. Which is really what we all want isn't it! For me I decided that I did not want a 'traditional' resort wedding and instead I wanted to hold my wedding at a nearby location the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course at the historic Aqueduct location. I had seen other brides get married here and I really wanted to have it for my special day. To do so was a bit more difficult as I had to hire an outside wedding planner and I choose Almarie from Tropical Weddings Jamaica due to good reviews online. Let me just stop for a minute to say she is nothing short of AMAZING. In the land of 'island time' she would respond to my emails within hours, answering each question well and with detail. She organized every aspect of the ceremony from transportation of the guests from the hotel to the site, to flowers, chair/ties, steel drum band, decor, officiant, everything. It was truly perfect and Almarie was such a great wedding planner! I really can't say enough about the company. They offer tons of other venues by waterfalls, on rolling mountains, on a private beach (with no spectators), etc. Almarie is a sweetheart too! If you have any questions let me know. Almarie and I became quite close and we are still in touch so if you are planning to use her let me know and I will see if she will give you a discount! Alamarie
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    Tropical Weddings Jamaica- amazing choice!

    Hi Jade, I would call or email Almarie from Tropical Weddings. She is super quick to respond and very knowledgeable. Also google Tropical Weddings Jamaica to have a better look at what they can do. They offer tons of private locations (including a private Beach) which are a lot nicer I think. It was important to me to have a location where it would just be my group and I loved my venue! Cost wise it is very similar but with Almarie you have a lot more flexibility. Let me know what you decide (PM me as I am not on here all the time). I can answer any questions you may have! Jenn
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    Tropical Weddings Jamaica- amazing choice!

    DaisyMable, looks like you are married! Would love to see some pics
  5. I hope I got to this message in time. There IS a small beach nearby, we rented a golf cart for $20 and it could easily take you there, it is near the 'little hut' on the golf course the opposite direction as the hotel. The bathrooms are NOT walkable to so we got a cart just in case, no one but us needed it but it was useful just in case. AC provides transfers included directly to the Iberostar complex, but not sure if that is because we had such a big group. Book your tour when you get there!
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    Tropical Weddings Jamaica- amazing choice!

    Ooops I guess you can't all see those pics, I'll try some others Wedding location at the Aqueducts
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    Tropical Weddings Jamaica- amazing choice!

    Hi everyone, I was married with TWJ and everything was a bit expensive but I still think it was less than my resort was charging for a group of 50 people. What I did to save money was buy the lower package and then customize for things I wanted e.g. champagne, rose petals, etc. It worked out well. You can also negotiate a bit which helped. I was also quoted $3/bottle so I told guests to bring there own. We provided champagne $25/bottle (for 5 people) which everyone enjoyed. Let me know if you have questions, I though they were fab! I was really happy Our ceremony site at the Aqueducts Me with Almarie
  8. Congrats!!! Let me know if you have questions, get excited!
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    Tropical Weddings Jamaica- amazing choice!

    You are so welcome
  10. Don't worry everyone!!! I sent out invites without having final prices. I directed everyone to my wedding website and even had a facebook group to notify them when final prices are out. It is worth it to wait too! Prices DROP the closer it gets so you want to offer your guests the best prices. Everyone booked the trip in Oct/Nov 2010 and our wedding was in Feb 2011 Hope this helps!
  11. Me too and they were amazing and like 1/2 the costs of real flowers with my chosen design. You can get local flowers (real) for a good price but just not imported
  12. Hi girls, I would like to clean out my living room so prices slashed, please let me know if you are interested! Prices negotiable and do not include shipping. 1) 48 Fuchsia Pink Linen napkins $20 2) 31 Pink Organza chair ties $25 3) The Knot's Guide to Destination Weddings - book which helped my plan my entire wedding! $5 (retails for $20) 4) 'Just Married' flip flops, brand new! $6 5) Beige decorative fish netting, looked great on my card table $3 6) Treasure Box card box $10 - for local pickup as shipping is quite expensive Thanks!
  13. Hi girls, I would like to clean out my living room so prices slashed, please let me know if you are interested! Prices negotiable and do not include shipping. 1) 48 Fuchsia Pink Linen napkins $20 2) 31 Pink Organza chair ties $25 3) The Knot's Guide to Destination Weddings - book which helped my plan my entire wedding! $5 (retails for $20) 4) 'Just Married' flip flops, brand new! $6 5) Beige decorative fish netting, looked great on my card table $3 6) Treasure Box card box $10 - for local pickup as shipping is quite expensive Thanks!
  14. Hi girls, I would like to clean out my living room so prices slashed, please let me know if you are interested! Prices negotiable and do not include shipping. 1) 48 Fuchsia Pink Linen napkins $20 2) 31 Pink Organza chair ties $25 3) The Knot's Guide to Destination Weddings - book which helped my plan my entire wedding! $5 (retails for $20) 4) 'Just Married' flip flops, brand new! $6 5) Beige decorative fish netting, looked great on my card table $3 6) Treasure Box card box $10 - for local pickup as shipping is quite expensive Thanks!
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