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  1. Bring receipts for anything that you are bringing their with you. If customs stops you they can put any price on the items and tax you based on that. We had no problems, but have heard others in the past have.
  2. The answer is no. They have to stay at the resort and they can escort them off the premesis. As our payment to our photographers we paid for a few nights at the resort (and their airfare). Would it be plausible for you guys to do this for them?
  3. I think that they are both beautiful, but ultimately it depends on what lood you are going for. The first is so classic with just a touch of modern day. This is personally what I tend to like more since I didn't want to look back at my pictures 30 years later and think, wow I can't believe I wore that. The second is very hip and what is currently in style. If this tends to be your personality and you change your wardrobe with what's "in" I say go for it!
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    Huge to-do (once you get back)

    Lua: That sucks! Canadian officials need to get on the ball! That's just unfair.
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    Huge to-do (once you get back)

    acireta: You should only have to pay a renewal fee then. Still will save you a couple bucks off the brand new fee, just do it before yours expires or you have to pay the whole fee.
  6. Yup. I wrote that at least for the most part in there.
  7. Hi everyone! Just wanted to give you a headsup on the passports. Once you get your legal documents from your DW and change your name, make sure you immediately go through the process of getting your new passports! It is free (minus the new picture you need to take). If you wait, you must purchase a whole new passport at full price. FYI- This must be done within a year of the issue of your passport. Here is the link to get the forms you need. http://travel.state.gov/passport/correcting/ChangeName/ChangeName_851.html
  8. Hi everyone! Just wanted to give you a headsup on the passports. Once you change you get your legal documents from your DW and change your name, make sure you immediately go through the process of getting your new passports! It is free (minus the new picture you need to take). If you wait, you must purchase a whole new passport at full price. FYI- This must be done within a year of the issue of your passport. Here is the link to get the forms you need. http://travel.state.gov/passport/correcting/ChangeName/ChangeName_851.html
  9. Do not fear!!! SGOR is incredible! Right now they are going through a lot of renovations so some restaurants etc are shut down but there is still plenty to do. We were married there December 1st 2010 and don't regret if for a second. Yes the beach is small, but the grounds more than make up for it. They also just finished their beach club which is awesome. Unfortunately it opened the day before we left so we didn't really get to use it a lot but some of our guests did and they loved it. The people there are also amazing. We also really liked how close it was to all of the touristy stuff. I agree, you absolutely have to go to Dunn's River. It was an absolute blast. We however had our butler call a taxi (it was one of his friends) and he stayed with us all day. He gave us really good tips and even bought some local snacks to share with us to show us what Jamaica really is. This was probably one of our favorite parts about the trip! The only thing we didn't really care for was the food. It was definitely far from fine dining but after talking to other couples staying at different resorts during one of the tours, it sounds like theirs may have been even worse. Long story short, a vacation is what you make of it. Have a great time!
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    Good Jamaican Restaurants not in Hotels???

    You absolutely must go to Scotchies. There is one in M.B, O.R, and Kingston. I've heard that they were going to put one in Negril but not sure if they have yet. Their jerk was incredible!!!!! Be careful with the sauce they put on the side though. It will light you up!!!! Several of the locals told us that it is the best jerk they've ever had and that other restaurants have been trying to copy it and just can't. It is also pretty inexpensive. We only spent 14 dollars for the two of us. I also heard that it gets very busy on cruise ship days, so find out when those are and try to avoid it. I think if you go to Dunn's River website it will also show you those days.
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    Ocho Rios catamaran/boat rentals

    Some of the larger resorts offer this as an option. I don't know if you're staying at a large resort, but I'd check with them first. Renting things on your own outside of the resort can be scary (including taxis) as anyone can claim to rent these things and not do maintenance or carry insurance. If something were to happen, everything falls on you. We were warned not to do anything without the resort setting it up and it worked out well for us. This doesn't mean you have to do the resort offered excursions, but if you want to take a cab out to explore etc, have the resort call the cab. We had ours do this, and he stayed with us all afternoon. It was an absolute blast!!!!
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    Butler service

    We also had a butler but at another resort. We loved it and decided to splurge since it was our honeymoon. Our butlers were incredible and came to the wedding and are now even our friends on facebook! The thing they helped us with the most was dinner reservations. Don't forget that this is the one area where tipping is allowed (and even expected). The average is 20 dollars per butler per day. You will have 2 butlers, so plan on an extra 40 dollars per day. You can add this to your card at the end of your stay or leave them cash.
  13. The Reef Terrace site is the most popular site (this is where we were married) and you will see why when you get there. Surrounded by the beautiful gardens and the ocean as a backdrop, you can't ask for much more!
  14. We pretty much did the same thing except the 30 minute reception afterwards. The timing worked out fine. We got married on a Wednesday and after dinner, had drinks and went to the chocolate buffet. The hors d'ourves I can tell you pretty much were not touched (we only had the cold ones which are the same ones you get with the one hour plus some hot ones) because they were so bad. I've heard these can vary though at different resorts and during different seasons. I'll be honest with you though, in all, we didn't care for most of the food in the resort. We come from a city that has a lot of really good restaurants and is featured on food shows all the time so we are a little spoiled. The weather more than made up for it though
  15. Congrats ladies! You will all love your destination wedding in Jamaica! It is a gorgeous country with an amazing people!
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