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Lauren Newsham

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  • Wedding Date
    May 30, 2012
  • Wedding Location
    Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  1. KristaD, I did use the Steel Drum band. We hired them to play at our cocktail reception for 1 hour. The cost was $490 which I know is a lot of money... but it was something important to us and every one of our guests enjoyed the music. So, I think it was worth it! They played a variety of songs including classics everyone will know. Any other questions on this, feel free to ask! Happy planning!
  2. Thanks for all the compliments! Here are the welcome kits. Hope they help! Dining & Entertainment.docx Maps.pptx Meet the Guests.pptx Offsite Attractions.docx Services.docx Sports & Leisure.docx Wedding Timeline.docx Weekly Itinerary.docx Welcome Letter.pptx
  3. I wasn’t a real fan of the free bouquet although a lot of other brides said they were fine. I wanted specific flowers and colors so I ordered mine from Jan’s. My bouquet was $60 and the BM’s were $45. I guess it depends on the flowers you choose and the size too. I’m not a flower person at all but I loved them. Just wish I could have kept them!
  4. We rented the sound system from the hotel. It was $150 which included everything but the DJ. The sound quality was great! We brought a laptop with music but you can also just use an iPod. If you are having a private reception you can use the system but they won’t allow it at the semi-private unfortunately. If you don’t think the private disco is worth your while, you might enjoy the beach party with bonfire like we did!
  5. Congratulations Tash! Sounds like you had an amazing day!
  6. Dollarama sells travel advil or tylenol for $2.00/bottle. You can also buy a package of the chew pepto from shoppers and they are individually wrapped per tablet.
  7. Funny thing...I just got it this morning! I guess ask and you shall receive works well for me! I had the day off so I already had my license and health card updated. No fees, no hassles. I'm so glad we chose to get married in Jamaica!
  8. Past ROR brides! How long did it take you to get your marriage license? I was told 4-6 weeks and I know that's not realistic for Jamaica but it's almost been 2 months and I'm getting a tad anxious! I don't feel like I'm officially married yet...
  9. The Old Navy $1 Flip Flop sale is tomorrow for 1 day only http://oldnavy.gapcanada.ca/?tid=ONCAINT&redirect=true The website says limit 5 per customer so if you need more, bring a friend!
  10. I’ve never really ordered anything off Etsy but I did end up buying a couple things while planning our wedding. One of my favorite pieces from the wedding is our ring bearer bowl that we ordered. It reads: You and me married by the Sea It was perfect on our wedding day and is now a decoration in our home! Here is the link if you are interested http://www.etsy.com/listing/92289282/ring-dish-married-by-the-sea-ring-bearer
  11. Sorry, yes that makes sense. Here is the link to the review http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/riu-ocho-rios-all-inclusive/reviews/6222
  12. Love this! We were married on 30 May, 2012 in Ocho Rios Jamaica! I'm getting my professional shots back this weekend so I'll submit once i have the good shots!
  13. I purchased a good selection of my favors over the past few months from Dollarama. In my opinion this is the best dollar store to shop! They have good prices on first aid kits, suntan lotion, aloe, gum, wet wipes, kleenex and especially Advil and Tylenol!
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